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Wave goodbye to 2017
Wave goodbye to 2017

By Gretchen Ammerman

For the TODAY

I’m the first to admit that the range of what people call fun is as vast as the ocean. For some, the idea of jumping into a body of water during one of the coldest times of the year sounds pretty...

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Take a shine to the Tillamook Coast
Take a shine to the Tillamook Coast

Traveling the Oregon Coast has always been an illuminating experience, but never more so than this year, with villages and towns throughout Tillamook County coming together to put on a lights display that stretches 60 miles from Manzanita to...

Night & bay, at Newport’s Lighted Boat Parade
Night & bay, at Newport’s Lighted Boat Parade

By Barbara B. Covell

For the TODAY

Photos by Kerry Terrel

Newport’s historic Bayfront will be aglow this Saturday, Dec. 2, as vessels of all sizes take to Yaquina Bay for the annual Lighted Boat Parade.

Now in its 24th...

Thanks for all the fish
Thanks for all the fish

If the thought of turkey sandwiches in the days after Thanksgiving leaves you feeling queasy, bundle up and catch something else for lunch, with free fishing throughout Oregon on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 24 and 25.

All fishing, crabbing and...

Have a glass-half-full Thanksgiving
Have a glass-half-full Thanksgiving

Lincoln City will cement its reputation as a glass act this Thanksgiving weekend, with stealthy volunteers hiding 100 extra pieces of glass art on the community’s seven miles of sandy beach.

The colorful keepsakes will be hidden from...

Flock to Newport, for the Turkey Trot
Flock to Newport, for the Turkey Trot

For some of us, Thanksgiving exercise extends about as far as stretching for the TV remote or digging deep for the energy required to fetch yet another helping of pumpkin pie.

Not so for participants in Newport’s Arctic Circle Turkey...

Fall in love with the coast
Fall in love with the coast
New guidebook points hikers to the best walks around
A severe-feather event
A severe-feather event
Brace yourself as the Dia de Los Muertos Run blows into Newport