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Volume 1, Issue 27                                                                               August 19, 2017


 
 
 


The Tortoise in the Hair Salon

By Sandi Harrington

In November of 2009, Sheridan Clark purchased Shear Pleasures Salon and Spa in Seaside. “It was called Day Spa on Broadway when I purchased it,” Sheridan recalls.

Since then, Sheridan has made some changes. “We’ve done extensive remodeling. New equipment, new products, pretty much new everything.” Sheridan adds, “It’s not anything like it was when we bought it.” 

But there was one more change to be made. A change Sheridan didn’t see coming. That change came in the form of an Eastern Box Turtle named Skittles.

Skittles belonged to a client whose son outgrew her. Sheridan originally thought her twelve-year-old son might like Skittles. But that was not the case. “My son wasn’t too keen on reptiles, so she became mine and I brought her to the spa so she wouldn’t be home alone.”

Sheridan was in the midst of moving to her new home when she decided to take Skittles to the shop. She thought her clients might like her. “I don’t know how social turtles are,” Sheridan said, “but most of the customers really enjoy her.” 

Skittles gives Sheridan’s clients something to look at when they’re getting their hair done. “She’s such a busy turtle and she’s pretty entertaining.” Sheridan said.

I watched as Skittles scooted across the floor without a care in the world. Nothing seemed to slow her down. Not even the salon chairs. She just crawled under them until she ran into the wall, although that didn’t stop her from trying to keep moving. 

Skittles has her own colorful reptile cage. That’s where the customers seem to enjoy her the most. There is also a certain eight-year-old, (my granddaughter), who loves to visit Sheridan’s shop specifically to play with Skittles.

You’re welcome to come visit Skittles as well, and take advantage of the many things Shear Pleasures Salon has to offer. 

“We do any type of hair service: hair extensions, cutting, designing, coloring, manicures, pedicures, acrylic nails, shellacs, facials, body wraps and massages,” Sheridan said. 

I personally can attest to their great haircuts. 

In addition, last summer Shear Pleasures Salon introduced lasering, such as laser lipo, laser hair removal, and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) laser facials.

For more information, you can visit their website at spsalonandspa.com where you can browse and conveniently schedule your appointments online. 

Sheridan’s closing invitation? “Come on in and see Skittles for yourself.”


Octopi Eggs on Display!

Seaside Aquarium

Press Release

For anyone who missed it, the Seaside Aquarium has for the second time this season a unique chance to witness the life-cycle of an octopus. Both interesting, and perhaps by human standards a little depressing, this cycle hinges on the fact that octopuses only mate once near the end of their life. The female then holds the male’s sperm internally for up to two months while searching for a suitable place to lay eggs, whence she’ll both lay and fertilize them. They need to be aerated and cleaned on a regular basis, so she cozies up and covers them with her own body, and won’t leave until they hatch in 6-8 weeks. Shortly afterwards, she dies.

On May 5th 2017, an octopus we received two months prior started laying her eggs on the display glass of her tank. We were so excited for our visitors to be able to actually see the eggs while they were developing and being nurtured by their mother. In time, the larval octopuses began moving around inside their egg capsules; and as their chromatophores developed, visitors could watch the pulsating splashes of orange, red, and black. We monitored as they continued to develop, and 75 days after their mother had laid them, they started to hatch. We couldn’t help but mourn the ensuing loss of our mother octopus, but were also excited for the babies and their future journey! Newly hatched Octopus rubescense feeds almost exclusively on hermit crab larvae, which isn’t very easy to obtain, so we knew we wouldn’t be able to raise these babies ourselves. We decided their best chance for survival was to release them, and so we did.

Now the story gets really interesting! We happened to have another Octopus rubescense off display in a holding tank; so when our “new mom” passed away, this octopus inherited her old tank. It quickly seemed to take a liking to its new home, and even ate one of the crabs it was bunking with. The next morning we checked to make sure the octopus was still happy in its new home, and what did we find? She was a girl, and had starting laying eggs in the exact same place as the last one!

If you’re interested in seeing the octopus and her eggs, they should be on display for at least the next six weeks. Seaside Aquarium is located at 200 N Prom in Seaside, Oregon open 9:00am-7:00pm!  For more questions call 503.738.6211.


Tobacco 21 Aids State and Local Prevention Efforts

By Michael McNickle

Oregon Governor Kate Brown’s signing this week of a new law that raises the required minimum age to legally buy or obtain tobacco products from 18 to 21 caps a year-long celebration of 20 years of tobacco prevention successes in the state.

Brown signed SB 754, known as Tobacco 21 and recently passed by the Oregon Legislature, making Oregon the fifth state to increase the age to purchase tobacco, after California, Hawaii, Maine and New Jersey. The new law takes effect immediately, with enforcement and fines to begin Jan. 1, 2018.

“The passage of Tobacco 21 is a tremendous accomplishment for public health in this state, and the young people of Oregon,” said Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division Director Lillian Shirley. “Tobacco 21 is an evidence-based strategy that will help reduce youth initiation of tobacco. We know that most addiction to tobacco starts in adolescence—in fact, nine of 10 adults who smoke report that they started smoking before they turned 18, and almost 100 percent start before they turn 26.”

She added, “We need to protect kids with laws such as Tobacco 21 because new marketing tactics and products with hookahs, e-cigarettes and flavored vaping products put a new generation at risk of addiction.”

There’s still work left to be done in Clatsop County. There are tobacco prevention challenges in Clatsop County to help prevent future generations from starting to use tobacco.

In Clatsop County, 11.7% of 11th graders reported smoking cigarettes and 15.9% report using e-cigarettes compared to 7.7% and 14.0% respectively statewide.

“This law will help us to reduce our rates of youth tobacco use and save young people from a lifetime of addiction” said Michael McNickle, Clatsop County Public Health Director.  

What the law means for retailers and certified smoke shop owners: Currently, there is no violation for people ages 18, 19, or 20 to possess tobacco products or inhalant delivery systems. Enforcement will take place at the retail locations that sell these products:

Effective immediately, retailers and certified smoke shops can no longer sell tobacco products, inhalant delivery systems, or tobacco delivery systems to people younger than 21. There are no exceptions for sales and use of tobacco or inhalant delivery systems to persons under 21 years of age.

Retailers and certified smoke shops that sell tobacco products or inhalant delivery systems are required to display a sign stating the prohibition of tobacco product or inhalant delivery system sales to persons younger than 21.Failure to post a sign stating this would be a Class A violation.

Enforcement of this law goes into effect Jan. 1, 2018.


Register Students Now!

Seaside Area Schools

By Wendi Agalzoff-LaRue

Summer is coming to an end and Jewell and Seaside School Districts are already gearing up for the 2017-2018 school year! For more information check out the Seaside School District Website http://www.seaside.k12.or.us/ and the Jewell School District Website http://www.jewell.k12.or.us/ 

Gearhart Elementary School (grades K-5). Location: 1002 Pacifc Way Gearhart, OR. Phone 503.738.8348. Almost time for the eagles to fly back to Gearhart! Registration for the 2017-2018 school year will be held through August 23 - 25, 2017 8 AM - 4 PM, based on alphabetical order. School supply lists can also be found on the website under “Latest News” or on the Gearhart Elementary Facebook page!

Seaside Heights Elementary. Location: 2000 Spruce Drive Seaside, OR. Phone: 503.738.5161. Registration Dates for the 2017-2018 School Year Monday August 21 – August 23, 10 AM- 3:30 PM.

Broadway Middle School (grades 6-8). Location: 1120 Broadway Street Seaside, OR. Phone: 503.738.5560. Registration for Broadway Middle School 2017-2018 School Year will be August 22 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM, and August 23, Noon - 7:30 PM. Class Schedules will be finalized and given out on the first day of school.

Seaside High School (grades 9-12). Location: 1901 North Holladay Drive Seaside, OR. Phone: 503.738.5586. If you missed the August 15 registration, drop off registration forms in the main office as soon as possible. New students to Seaside High School need to call 503.738.5586 for an appointment (appointments will be scheduled for August 22 - 24).

Jewell School District. Location: 83874 Hwy 103 Jewell Oregon. Phone: 503.755.2451. Registration dates have already been held, for more information contact the Jewell School Office directly.


Area Construction Update

By Lisa Nell, Area Manager

US 101: Manzanita Ave. – Neahkahnie Creek. (Oregon Coast Highway, milepost 43.00 to 43.34). The work consists of replacement of an existing culvert at Neahkahnie Creek with a tunnel structure and enhancement of the stream bed as well as relocating and improving the highway alignment along U.S. 101 near Manzanita. Also, turning lane movements into downtown Manzanita will be enhanced.

The scheduled work includes construction of the new roadway alignment, installation of sidewalks and curbs, and installation of the new illumination. Flaggers may need to occasionally control single lane traffic during construction when work is occurring. Minor delays should be expected when single lane closures are occurring and the public is reminded to drive through the area with caution. Oregon State Police will be enforcing the speed limit through the work zone area. No lane closures will be occurring from Friday, August 18 – Tuesday, August 22 during the solar eclipse weekend. The project is scheduled to be completed in September 2017.

US 101(Bus.): Old Youngs Bay & Lewis & Clark River Bridges. (Warrenton - Astoria Hwy, mile post 4.78 and 6.89). This project consists of performing bridge rehabilitation work at both the Old Youngs Bay and Lewis & Clark River Bridges along US 101(Bus.).

The scheduled work at the Lewis & Clark River Bridge includes coating the bridge steel underneath the bridge deck. Flaggers will control single lane traffic at the Lewis & Clark River Bridge during construction when work is occurring as required.  Minor delays should be expected when single lane closures are occurring and the public is reminded to drive through the area with caution.  Oregon State Police will be enforcing the speed limit through the work zone area. 

The scheduled work at the Old Youngs Bay Bridge includes rehabilitation of the electrical and mechanical systems along with the substructure of the bridge. In addition, coating of the bridge steel underneath the bride deck will be occurring. Flaggers will control single lane traffic at the Old Youngs Bay Bridge during construction when work is occurring as required. Minor delays should be expected when single lane closures are occurring and the public is reminded to drive through the area with caution. Oregon State Police will be enforcing the speed limit through the work zone area.

No lane closures will be occurring from Friday, August 18 – Tuesday, August 22 during the solar eclipse weekend. The project is scheduled to be completed in November 2017.

US 101: Columbia R (Astoria–Megler) Br Painting, Ph2 . (Oregon Coast Highway, mile post 2.78 to 3.26). This project consists of recoating the steel below the bridge deck on the southern side of the Columbia River Bridge along U.S. 101 north of Astoria.

The scheduled work includes installation of the work containment structures and preparation and coating of the steel beneath the bridge deck. Flaggers will control single lane traffic during construction activities as required.  Lane delays will be allowed anytime on weekdays and weekends.  Expect delays of up to 20 minutes and drive through the area with caution.  Oregon State Police will be enforcing the speed limit through the work zone area. No lane closures will be occurring from Friday, August 18 – Tuesday, August 22 during the solar eclipse weekend. The project is scheduled to be completed in September 2018.

OR 53 @ Joe Creek (Region 2 Fish Passage) M.P. 0.58 Sec. (Necanicum Highway, milepost 0.52 to 0.63). The work consists of replacement of an existing culvert at Joe Creek with a steel arch culvert and enhancement of the stream bed along OR 53 a half mile south of its junction with US26.  

The scheduled work includes installation of the new culvert. Flaggers will be controlling single lane, two way traffic during construction of the arch culvert 24 hours a day. Minor delays should be expected and the public is reminded to drive through the area with caution. Oregon State Police will be enforcing the speed limit through the work zone area.

Single lane, two way traffic controlled by flaggers will be in place from Friday, August 18 – Tuesday, August 22 during the solar eclipse weekend. A large volume of traffic is anticipated during this weekend and major delays are possible. It is recommended that alternate routes be taken by the public to avoid this work zone during this time period. The project is scheduled to be completed in October 2017.

OR 53 @ MP 11.4 Slide Repair. (Necanicum Highway, milepost 11.36). The work consists of replacement of an existing culvert and roadway repair along OR53 11.4 miles south of its junction with US26.  

The scheduled work includes installation of the new culvert. Flaggers will control single lane traffic during construction activities as required. Minor delays should be expected when single lane closures are occurring and the public is reminded to drive through the area with caution. Oregon State Police will be enforcing the speed limit through the work zone area. No lane closures will be occurring from Friday, August 18 – Tuesday, August 22 during the solar eclipse weekend. The project is scheduled to be completed in October 2017.

U.S. 101/OR6 Traffic Improvement Project in Tillamook. This project improves traffic operations and performance, and increases safety on U.S. 101 and OR 6 through downtown Tillamook and across Hoquarton Slough. 

The project will lengthen the U.S. 101 couplet to the Hoquarton Slough by extending Pacific Avenue north beyond 1st Street and replacing the existing slough bridge with a new four-lane bridge. The new bridge will be up to 5 feet higher than the existing bridge. The project will also widen the travel lanes on Main and Pacific Avenues from 1st to 4th Streets. Turn lanes will be added at key intersections through town. The project also improves the Hoquarton Interpretive Area, and adds gateway elements and downtown beautification.

Travelers can expect daytime and nighttime work and occasional lane closures.

Look for construction vehicles entering and leaving the highway. 

The project is expected to be completed in the fall of 2018.


Zoning and Growth through Tsunami Awareness

By Wendi Agalzoff-LaRue

Seaside School District continues to push for a school campus outside of the designated Tsunami Inundation Zone.  Members of the Seaside Planning Commission unanimously voted Tuesday evening to allow for an expansion of the City Growth Boundary to annex an additional 49 acre parcel. They also expressed intent to re-zone 40 acres of the property located at the Seaside Heights Elementary School Campus.  

The request for the zoning and growth boundary changes will now move through the City Council. This means that the Council can make changes to the comprehensive plan and zoning ordinances.  Such changes would enable the Seaside School District to submit a conditional use request to develop the parcel into an institutional school campus.

There are concerns surrounding the proposed location. They include traffic congestion, impacts to wetlands and waterways, as well as potential rezoning of current campuses to high-density housing. Consultant Greg Winterowd recently went public with the matter, defending that if the approval happens, the development plan will be pushed to completion, and only then will other impacts be taken into consideration. This set the status quo that moving out of the tsunami zone is first priority. Furthermore, Winterowd maintained that the school’s request and conceptual plan addresses many relevant criteria of statewide interests and goals. Namely, Seaside’s Comprehensive Plan as well as Clatsop County’s Comprehensive Plan would already be in accordance with the change needed to move forward.


Farmers Market Booming With Fresh Life

By Wendi Agalzoff-LaRue

Jovial live music, friendly vendors and delicious produce are a few of the things that can be found at the weekly Seaside Farmers Market.  “The market has gotten so much bigger,” Malyssa Graeper of the Necanicum Watershed Council said.  This weeks market boasts over 35 purveyors with local fares ranging from local cheeses, hand-made soaps, lavender, honey, produce, flowers and more!

Kendra and Zack of the Wild For Lavender booth offer cut lavender, lavender products and showcased art pieces amongst the flowers.  The charming  duo is based out of Cathlamet, Washington on Pudget Island. After starting their farm in 2011, they have been traveling to local markets for 4 years.  Wild For Lavender can be found at the Manzanita, Seaside, Astoria Sunday Market as well as the Cannon Beach Farmers Market.

Necanicum Watershed Council was hosting a free painting activity for kids. Knowledgeable hosts shared information on local conservation projects, water quality and fish species. Youth were able to paint a fish mold, press it to paper and create a unique painting. 

The Seaside Farmers Market offers a wide variety of activities, foods, locally-made goods and a positive family-friendly atmosphere. The market can be found in the parking lot of Broadway Middle School at Broadway and Highway 101. Hours are 3-7 PM, every Wednesday through September 27, 2017.

Be sure to check out Scott Thompson of Blackberry Bog Farm. He will be showcasing sustainably grown fruits, vegetables, and flowers. Sunset Beach Products will also offering everything that they make naturally, the old fashioned way with vegan oils. You’re also not going to want to miss visiting the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve table!

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