Ellen Steen

Ellen Steen

The Stanley family has grown by one! Cape Meares resident Jenny Stanley is delighted to report the birth of her new granddaughter, Genavieve Rose Stanley, on Oct. 18, 2019. Genavieve weighed in at a healthy 8 lbs. 13 oz. and measured 22 inches in length. Her parents are William and Yessenia Stanley and her big sisters are Maleah and Alexia. William graduated from nursing school in August and is working at Mission Hospital in Orange County, Calif. In a funny aside, Jenny was working in Labor and Delivery at Tillamook County General Hospital at the exact time her granddaughter was being born in Calif. At last report, Grandma Jenny was on her way down to California to meet the new little sweetheart. Congratulations to the Stanleys!

It was fun to see all the projects the ladies of Cape Meares were working on as the Sewing and Crafts Group resumed its twice-monthly gatherings at the schoolhouse. Jenny Stanley was working on a pretty pink baby blanket for that beautiful new granddaughter. Arla Ayers, Marcille Ansorge and Mary Jane Pelson were assembling small stuffed fabric pumpkins for use as autumn décor. Cynthia Coring was binding a quilt; in fact, she shared that she is a third-generation quilter, following in her mother’s and grandmother’s footsteps. If you’d like to work on your projects in congenial company, join this group on the first and third Mondays of each month starting at 10 a.m.; don’t forget your sack lunch.

Many thanks to Charles Saxon for putting on a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) refresher class for the Cape Meares community. Eighteen individuals learned updated CPR techniques, how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), bleeding control methods, and how to help a choking victim. Only two hours devoted to learning how to save a life; what a good investment.

The Cape Meares Halloween party was a scream. There were 35 spooky characters at the schoolhouse, ready for a good time. Costumes ranged from the elegant to the scary to the absurd. Mike Smith won first place for the best men’s costume as a “disk jockey”—dressed as a riding jockey with computer disks hanging from his outfit. Yours truly won as “Apostrophe Woman,” dressed in black with white cutouts in the shape of apostrophes, each giving an example of an incorrect usage of that punctuation mark. Who says grammar can’t be fun? Sophie Widmer won the children’s first-place award as a groupie. Lots of food and drink (including some lemon drops dispensed by a urology lab tech) and tons of fun.

Just a reminder to visit Art Accelerated in Tillamook from 5-7 p.m. on Nov. 8 to hear Cape Meares resident Brad Ayers read from his published works. Free wine and snacks provided.

All green thumbs, please report to the next meeting of the Cape Meares Garden Club at 7 p.m on Nov. 11, at the schoolhouse. Let Spike Klobas know if you have a specific topic that you’d like covered; she can be reached by e-mail at klobas@juno.com.

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