Sunday, February 11, 2007
The Coming Week on the Oregon Coast
February 10 - Pistol River Friendship Hall - Just South of Gold Beach - Jim Malcolm -
Traditional Scottish Folk Music, 8 PM. FMI 541-247-2848
February 10 – 22nd Annual Charleston Crab Feed – Charleston – 11:00 am - 4:00 pm at the "Old" Charleston School, 64065 Seven Devils Road. Fresh Dungeness Crab Dinners, Whole or Half Crab at Market Price, includes beans, salad, bread & beverage. FMI 800 824-8486.
February 10 – Triple Creek – Kernville Steakhouse – Lincoln City – Our favorite guitar trio… Crosby, Stills & Nash, look out! Every time we hear these guys, they get better!They rock! Get in here and give ‘em a listen! FMI 541-994-6200.
February 14 – St. Valentine's Wedding Vow Renewal Ceremony – A Celebration of Renewal and Commitment. Little Log Church, Yachats. FMI 541-547-3976.
February 14 – 2nd Annual Sweethearts Day Crab Crack - Event Center on the Beach, Gold Beach - 6pm to 10 pm - Dungeness Crab, live music, dancing, auction and fun! FMI Gold Beach Chamber 541-247-0923.
February 16 – Rita Coolidge in concert at the Mill Casino Hotel – North Bend – Two shows, 7 and 9 pm. Tickets $13-$18. FMI 800-953-4800.
February 16-17 – Beth Willis – Kernville Steakhouse – Lincoln City – She’s a sweetheart and it’s kinda like Valentine’s day, well, weekend , sorta… Beth’s great with a crowd, so get in and give her a listen, you’ll be glad you did! Psssst! She’ll play songs you know, and some you don’t… but you’re gonna love it, no matter what! FMI 541-994-6200
February 17-18 – Chinook Winds Arts & Crafts Fair – Chinook Winds Convention Center – Lincoln City – This event is open to all ages and there is no charge for admission. This is your chance to purchase hand crafted items direct from the skilled individuals who create them. There will also be a Tribal history display as part of Antique Week. This event will be held in conjunction with the Harry Rinker Appraisathon. FMI 1-800-CHINOOK.
Highway 38 and Elkton
Elkton has begun to grow. The city has a built a butterfly pavilion and there is an associated art space. Four wineries now operate in the area. Two of them have tasting rooms on the Highway 38 -- Brandborg in "downtown" and Rivers Edge Winery at the western edge. There is also a new subdivision on the hillside above the downtown area. It also has a couple of interesting cafes and an RV park down by the river. I expect Elkton to remain a unique little community even as it grows.
Sunday, February 04, 2007
Naples Beach in Waldport Getting Attention
Mark Campbell, who owns Crestview Hills Golf Course and is involved in Naples Beach, told me that the number of housing units for which they are getting permits may be more than they end up with. That's the same thing I heard from the developer of Villages at Cascade head in Lincoln City. I don't know much about land use planning, but it seems that people go through the process for the largest conceivable number of units and then actually develop less.
As usual, there was the local resistance. One gentleman was quoted as saying that his property taxes had gone up 83% in 12 years and if it got to bad, he'd just move on. Well, 83% in 12 years is mostly accounted for by inflation, but if he wants too go, then "Sayonara." I hope he isn't planning to move somewhere else in Oregon with low property taxes and no sales tax.
Saturday, February 03, 2007
Friday, February 02, 2007
Another Mile by Mile Guide in the Works
We could have distributed more. The print order is going to 341,000 for the next run, which will be available in a month. That's up by 50,000 from the previous run and 111,000 from two years ago. People just can't get enough of them, it seems.
It's all due to my wife and not me. I occasionally help out with some writing and I try to sell a few ads. I drive up and down the Oregon Coast looking for new things on Highway 101 to mention. But she does the real work. I don't think people on the coast appreciate how much she does on their behalf. Good job, Alicia!
Thursday, February 01, 2007
We think this is cold
People buy Oregon Coast real estate in order to have experiences like this.