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Branch out, with wreath workshops
Branch out, with wreath workshops

December will offer three chances to craft a holiday wreath using materials gathered from the Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge, with workshops on offer in Lincoln City as well as at the refuge itself.

Volunteer-in-residence Lee Sliman will...

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There’s so mulch to learn
There’s so mulch to learn

Registration is now open for the 2019 Lincoln County Master Gardener training, which allows participants to learn about the art and science of gardening and to share their newfound knowledge with others.

The course is designed for aspiring...

Dungeness dharma: Find enlightenment with a heavy catch on Nehalem Bay
Dungeness dharma: Find enlightenment with a heavy catch on Nehalem Bay

By Ann Powers


For the TODAY


According to Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh’s teachings on mindfulness, “You can see everything in the universe in one tangerine.”

Egrets? They’ve had a few.
Egrets? They’ve had a few.

Easy-to-reach birding sites are on the agenda for the Saturday, Oct. 27, outing from the Audubon Society of Lincoln City, which will be tackling the Head to Bay Boardwalk and Friends of Wildwood Trails.

This two-hour walk begins on the level...

Share the bird’n this weekend
Share the bird’n this weekend
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Beat gray weather, with heather

A world of hardy heathers will unfold before gardeners and plant lovers alike this Wednesday, Oct. 17, when the Seal Rock Garden Club hosts a presentation from Ella May Wulff.

A garden filled with well-chosen heather cultivars can be colorful...

Ruff it at Lincoln City’s Beach Bark
Ruff it at Lincoln City’s Beach Bark

By Gretchen Ammerman


For the TODAY

Harvest festival crops up again
Harvest festival crops up again

Neskowin Valley School will hold its 36th Annual Harvest Festival this Saturday, Oct. 6, with food, games and artisan crafts all on offer against a backdrop of live music from eight bands throughout the day.

The festival is held on the beautiful...

Fill fall with fossils and fungi
Fill fall with fossils and fungi

While fall’s arrival means shorter days, there is still plenty of fun to be had outdoors on the Tillamook Coast with the Explore Nature Series.

“We truly love this time of year,” said Chrissy Smith of Friends of Netarts Bay.

A zodiac thriller
A zodiac thriller

Professional and amateur kite fliers will celebrate “The Year of the Kite” this weekend in Lincoln City as the 2018 Annual Fall Kite Festival gets underway.

The festival, held at the D River Wayside on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6...

Not to be mist
Not to be mist

By Michael Edwards


For the TODAY

Get Out!

Branch out, with wreath workshops

December will offer three chances to craft a holiday wreath using materials gathered from the Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge, with...

Pining for a fresh-cut tree?

Fresh Christmas trees will be on sale at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds in Newport this holiday season as a fund-raiser for the Prime Cuts...

Dungeness dharma: Find enlightenment with a heavy catch on Nehalem Bay
Ruff it at Lincoln City’s Beach Bark
Harvest festival crops up again

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Get a little flight exercise

The Audubon Society of Lincoln City will offer birders the chance to wet their beaks with an excursion along the Salmon River Estuary this...

Whale expert ponders grazing Grays

There’s nothing so unusual about visitors to the Oregon Coast falling in love with the seafood and never wanting to leave. But when those...

There’s so mulch to learn
Egrets? They’ve had a few.
Share the bird’n this weekend
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