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Volume 1, Issue 27                                                                               August 19, 2017


The HayDay Beer Fest

By Wendi Agalzoff-LaRue

The inaugural HayDay Beer Fest will kick off on Saturday August 26, at 1 PM, for General Admission ticket holders. “Event happens rain or shine! General Admission includes commemorative glass and lanyard, six event tokens, great entertainment and a beautiful afternoon in Cannon Beach. Party like a rock star(fish)!”

Live music will be featured by Nate Botsford. “Portland singer Nate Botsford plays his indie tunes throughout the day, a breezy mix of soul from the heart.” Also, check out some mouthwatering food from Wayfarer Restaurant’s Chef Josh Archibald as well as desserts by Ruby Jewel Ice Cream. “When Chef Josh Archibald from the Cannon Beach’s Wayfarer Restaurant gets his smoker going, it’s belly-quenching magic.  There’ll be tasty sides to go with the grilled goods, plus the Ruby Jewel Ice Cream cart will be on site for those who love ice cream with their beer.  Which is everyone...when you’re at the beach.”

What’s on tap? Alongside the good eats and live music, enjoy the HayDay event with over 40 Oregon beers to choose from! “You read that right. 40! From every corner of the state. If you love Oregon beer, and we know you do, chances are we’ll be pouring your favorite. Plus, multiple taps will be presented by sponsor Public Coast Brewing, including the newly released and summertime crowd pleaser: The People’s Pale.

A special noon opening will be available for early entry VIP ticket holders. If you choose to become a VIP, tickets come with a few extra perks: early entry, special barrel tastings, glass, lanyard, food voucher and the coveted pretzel necklace to enjoy during the event!

The HayDay Beer Fest will be at the Haystack Gardens located at 148 East Gower Street in Cannon Beach! “Haystack Gardens in Cannon Beach is just steps from the sand and Haystack Rock, – yet it’s tucked behind the main road through town. This secret garden has tall trees and flowering borders, sun for the sun lovers and a tented area for some shade, on a lawn surrounded by evergreens.”

 For more information and to reserve advance tickets, call 503.436.1197, or visit

Doors Open for Scholastic Achievement!

Cannon Beach Area

Compiled by Wendi Agalzoff-LaRue

Photo by George Vetter

Cannon Beach Academy will be opening September 2017 for the first time!  Located at 3781 S Hemlock Street in Cannon Beach, there will be an open house and potluck on Thursday August 31 5:30pm to meet staff and check out the school!

The Cannon Beach Academy Board of Directors have released the following for registration:

School Registration. Registration dates will be Wednesday, August 23 from 4:00pm-8:00pm and Thursday, August 24 from 8:00am-4:00pm at the school (3781 S. Hemlock St. Cannon Beach). Please plan to attend one session to fill out paperwork for the year.

“School begins September, 2017. We open with grades K-2 and will grow one grade, each year, until we reach K-5. Our school is part of the Seaside School District. There is no tuition required to attend our school.

“We are offering a unique curriculum consisting of Direct Instruction and The Core Knowledge Sequence. Both programs have been proven to increase student achievement as well as boost self-confidence and esteem. We are offering Spanish language exposure; students will receive daily instruction in Spanish. We are also providing a focus on the Arts; we will work with the large number of local artists to help provide our children with a rich experience.

“If you can please check out Amazon Smile. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. We are listed on here as a charitable organization. It is a great way to help support the CBA while doing some shopping! We also spent some time working on a timeline prioritizing what we need to accomplish and working on forming some committees.

“Words cannot express the gratitude that we have for our amazing community and volunteers. We remain appreciative of the hundreds of hours that our committee members and volunteers have donated, for the shops who keep our cash cans on their counters, and for everyone who has pledged, donated and supported us along the way.  It truly takes a village, and we love ours!”

- The Cannon Beach Academy Board of Directors

Changes to the Senior Pass

National Park Service

On August 28, 2017, the price of the America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass increased for the first time since 1994. The additional revenue will be used to enhance the visitor experience in parks. Learn more about the changes, what they mean for you, and how the additional funds will be used.

Why is the price of the Senior Pass increasing? The price of the America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass is increasing as result of the Centennial Legislation P.L. 114-289 passed by the US Congress on December 16, 2016.

When was the last time the price increased for the Senior Pass? The Senior Pass has been $10 since 1994.

How much is it increasing? The lifetime Senior Pass will increase from $10 to $80.

Why $80? The legislation states that the cost of the lifetime Senior Pass be equal to the cost of the annual America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass, which is currently $80.

What if a senior citizen is on a fixed budget? The legislation also establishes an annual Senior Pass for $20. That pass is valid for one year from the date of issuance. Four annual Senior Passes purchased in prior years can be traded in for a lifetime pass. Additionally, access to the majority of National Park Service sites remains free—only 118 of 417 National Park Service sites have an entrance fee.

What if I have a current Senior Pass? The current passes are lifetime passes and will remain valid.

Will the benefits of my Senior Pass change? No. All benefits of the current Senior Pass stay the same.

What if my current Senior Pass is lost or stolen? Passes are non-refundable and non-transferable and cannot be replaced if lost or stolen. If lost or stolen, a new pass will need to be purchased.

Who is eligible for a Senior Pass? US citizens or permanent residents 62 years or older are eligible for the Senior Pass.

What does the Senior Pass provide? Annual and lifetime Senior Passes provide access to more than 2,000 recreation sites. Traveling companions can also enter for free. The Senior Passes admit pass owner/s and passengers in a noncommercial vehicle at per-vehicle fee areas and pass owner plus three adults, not to exceed four adults, where per-person fees are charged. (Children under 16 are always admitted free.) Also, at many sites, the Senior Passes provide the pass owner (only) a discount on Expanded Amenity Fees (such as camping, swimming, boat launching, and guided tours).

How can I purchase a Senior Pass? Senior Passes can be purchased at any federal recreation site, including national parks, that charges an entrance or standard amenity (day-use) fee. Proof of age and residency is required. See the complete list of sites where the pass is available (PDF). Passes can also be purchased online or through the mail from USGS; an additional $10 processing fee will be added to the price. Visit the USGS store to buy the pass online or find instructions for purchasing by mail.

I’m having trouble getting a Senior Pass. What’s being done to address this? Our public lands and the USGS website that sells Senior Passes have been overwhelmed with requests to purchase Senior Passes—more than 250,000 online and mail in applications so far this year, compared to the previous high of 33,000 passes in one year.

To help address the demand, we are printing and distributing hundreds of thousands of passes to the sites that sell passes. We are also temporarily increasing the staff at the online processing center to assist with the backlog of order requests and implementing a third party solution to make ordering easier and more efficient.

To allow visitors to use a recently purchased Senior Pass before they receive the printed pass, the National Park Service and five other land management agencies that honor the pass will accept the order confirmation generated from the online sale of the pass as proof of pass ownership until the backlog is cleared. Eligible visitors who purchase a Senior Pass online can now bring their order confirmation along with a photo ID to one of the more than 2,000 sites and parks that accept the pass.

Additionally, some National Park Service and other agency sites that sell the Senior Pass will immediately begin issuing rain checks to eligible visitors who wish to purchase a pass if the site has no more printed passes. Purchasers can access a park with the rain check until they can exchange it for the Senior Pass. Visitors are encouraged to contact the national park or other agency site they plan to visit to ensure the availability of rain checks at that location before traveling there. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through this updated Senior Pass program.

Will the money from the sales of Senior Passes sold in national parks benefit the National Park Service? Yes, the funds from all Senior Passes purchased in a national park will go to a National Park Foundation Endowment and a National Park Centennial Challenge Fund, both authorized by the Centennial Legislation.

What is the National Park Foundation Endowment? The first $10 million collected by the National Park Service in each fiscal year from Senior Pass sales will be deposited in the Second Century Endowment for the National Park Service managed by the National Park Foundation. The foundation is the congressionally authorized philanthropic partner, or official charity, of the National Park Service. Funds within the Second Century Endowment will be expended on projects and activities approved by the Secretary of Interior to further the mission and purpose of the National Park Service.

What is the National Park Centennial Challenge Fund? All revenues collected from sales by the National Park Service of National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Passes, that are in excess of $10 million will be deposited in the National Park Centennial Challenge Fund. The funds will be used for projects and programs approved by the Secretary of the Interior to the mission of the National Park Service and to enhance the visitor experience in National Park System units. Projects and programs will require at least a one-to-one match by non-federal donations.

Where will the money go if I purchase a Senior Pass from another agency? Eighty to one hundred percent of funds from Senior Passes sold by the other five agencies will be retained by the site where they are sold and spent on visitor-related projects and programs.

Safety Upgrade at the New Academy

Cannon Beach Fire and Rescue

By Assistant Chief Frank Swedenborg

Chief Benedict discussing placement with Amy Moore, Director at Cannon Beach Academy.

Cannon Beach Firefighter Association President, Brian Smith, presented an Automatic External Defibrillator to Cannon Beach Academy Director, Amy Moore. The Firefighter Association works extremely hard to raise funds for various projects throughout the year.

Chief Benedict was contacted by Amy Moore looking for various ways for the Academy to purchase an AED in a relatively short amount of time. Chief Benedict proposed the opportunity to the Cannon Beach Firefighter Association which was very well received by the membership. The membership voted unanimously to purchase an AED for the Charter School.

Cannon Beach RFPD is very excited to have the school back in the community. It will give the opportunity for families within Cannon Beach and the surrounding area to attend school locally instead of traveling to Seaside each day for school. The fire District plans to be active with the school in fire prevention activities and education opportunities. The Fire District is hoping the school will bring families to the community where the adults may be interested in volunteering with the Fire District, CERT, MRC, Fire Corp, etc...

The school is scheduled to open before the end of August 2017!

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