I am calling this week's column, "how to read like a pro". Many of you are perfectly happy with your reading habits, and that is great. But there are some of you out there who have been trying to be a reader but keep falling off track...or maybe you have not been reading at all. There was a … Read more

For my birthday this year, I received a very special gift from my family: two succulent plants each month for three months. These come right on time from a company called Succulent City and are varieties I probably wouldn’t have chosen for myself but that have turned into some of my favorite… Read more

The following words were used to describe our communities friend, Ann Swain, who recently passed away; entertainer, funny, spunky and direct, warm, genuine, loved, friendly smile, bright ray of sunshine, real trooper, nice, awesome smile, shining light, sassy yet kind, amazing, beautiful and… Read more

My little piece of Cloverdale is looking better kept now that it has a fresh coat of gray paint. Thanks to grandson Logan Morrow, and his friend Luke Caliri who brushed a layer of recycled paint onto three sides of the first floor exterior during a visit last week. Metro's recycled paint sel… Read more

Steve and Karen Walz drove into Portland to pick up Karen’s sister, Diane, on June 28; yes, that was the day Portland hit 116 degrees! All three were glad to get over to the coast. Diane, from Southern California, enjoyed two lovely weeks in Cape Meares. She walked on the beach, saw whales i… Read more

This week, we’re going to play a word game with “TILLAMOOK”, and come up with a list of services the library can offer you. Let’s jump right in with the letter “T”, which stands for the Tillamook Library Foundation. This very important group, quite separate from the Library Board, works hard… Read more

Congratulations, Dairy Parade Association!  The Dairy Parade Association deserves a hip-hip-hooray for the exciting and uplifting Dairy Parade celebration.  It was everything a parade should be; music dancing, big trucks, princesses, floats, and more.  The Shriners from Portland were heartwa… Read more

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Imagine for a moment the community without the Chamber. This was not far from reality a decade ago, when we were months from the Chamber becoming a completely volunteer-run organization or not existing at all. The budget was unsustainable, our membership roster was short and frankly, at that… Read more

It was a great July 4th here in Cape Meares. Our unofficial, unsponsored, spontaneous parade took place right on time at 11 a.m. Parade marshals stepped out smartly, holding a “Get Vaccinated” sign with two participants holding long needles. Children on gaily decorated bikes and red or blue … Read more

Dale and I entertained 21 ukulele players on the fourth of July. Boy, it was sure fun; though I worked too hard with the food so I did miss a lot of the fun. Amber was visiting, so I had a helper, but she, who was supposed to be the photographer, had so much fun that she forgot to take pictu… Read more