You might think honey bees hibernate in winter but they don’t.  When it gets very cold out, they cluster into a ball separated by the combs. The colder it is, the tighter the cluster.  They eat the honey on those combs for energy.  With highs in the 50s and lows in the 40s they are still act… Read moreGuest Column: The buzz about bees

Taking the first step is often the most difficult part of starting any new journey. For those of us living with prediabetes, it is also a critical decision that may protect us from the emotional, medical, and financial challenges of developing type 2 diabetes. The National Diabetes Preventio… Read moreWellness - Taking the leap: How a local pre-diabetes program can impact your life

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It’s finally time to introduce the nominees for our last remaining category: Citizen of the Year. For a look back at our other category nominees you can visit the blog on our website, www.tillamookchamber.org. While you’re there you can also subscribe to our weekly newsletter and stay up-to-… Read moreChamber Chatter: And the nominees are: Citizen of the Year

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What brings you joy and fulfillment? Is it your family, job, faith, or a volunteer activity? Or maybe it is a hobby like music, art, woodworking, gardening, yoga, or hiking. It might surprise us to know that what gives our life meaning can also help us live longer. When we do tasks and activ… Read moreWellness - Spirituality: The unsung hero of health

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Last week we had the pleasure of announcing our award nominees in the categories of Program of the Year and Development Project of the Year. This week, I am excited to share with you two more categories: Small Business of the Year and Business of the Year. These lists are long so let’s jump … Read moreChamber Chatter: Community Award Nominees: Business & Small Business of the Year

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NOTE: In last month’s Offbeat Oregon column, we explored the unlikely origins and career of Yosuke Matsuoka, the foreign minister of Imperial Japan who was responsible for Japan’s military alliance with Nazi Germany. Matsuoka, you’ll remember, spent most of his teenage years in Portland as a… Read moreOffbeat Oregon: World’s clumsiest drug smugglers were also its most audacious

On January 12th, 2023 the Lower Nehalem Watershed Council will be hosting both their Annual Meeting and a presentation w/ Andy Bluhm, OSU’s Associate Program Director of the Hardwood Silviculture Cooperative, who will share new insight into a common tree in the Nehalem Watershed, the red alder. Read moreLNWC Annual Meeting and Speaker Series: The role of red alder in the Oregon Coast Range w/ Andy Bluhm