Colorful Sun Halos Spotted Above N. Oregon Coast

Colorful Sun Halos Spotted Above N. Oregon Coast

Published 09/17/2018 at 4:47 PM PDT
By Oregon Coast Beach Connection Staff

(Seaside, Oregon) – Sun halos graced the skies above the north Oregon coast earlier today (Monday). Angi Wildt of Seaside took these photos of the esoteric wonder, which is the sibling of the nocturnal moon halo. (Daytime photos courtesy Wildt).

Both are the result of high cirrus clouds, ice crystals and a combination of refraction and reflection.

The common wisdom about moon or sun halos is that they are indicative of a coming

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SOLVE Needs Volunteers for Oregon Coast Beach Cleanup, Sept 29

SOLVE Needs Volunteers for Oregon Coast Beach Cleanup, Sept 29

Published 09/17/2018 at 2:17 PM PDT
By Oregon Coast Beach Connection Staff

(Oregon Coast) – The massive fall cleaning of the Oregon coast begins soon.

The SOLVE Beach and Riverside Cleanup takes place on Saturday, September 29, in partnership with the Oregon Lottery. SOLVE invites all Oregonians to help remove invasive plants and clean up hundreds of miles of beaches, rivers, and city streets before fall rains wash litter and debris into storm drains and out to sea.

It all runs 10 a.m.

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Everyday People: Girl Scout gets creative with activity book

Carmen Reddick has created an activity book to help promote the issue of marine debris and encourage families who live and visit the beach to help tackle it in a fun, creative way.

Carmen Reddick has created an activity book to help promote the issue of marine debris and encourage families who live and visit the beach to help tackle it in a fun, creative way.

Carmen Reddick designed and produced a booklet to earn her Girls Scouts Gold Award.

Katherine Lacaze/For The Daily Astorian

Carmen Reddick designed and

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Donors, strangers help Salem-area Army vet rebuild after food truck destroyed

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Squatchy’s BBQ has opened a new restaurant thanks to the generosity of others less than two months after their original business burned.
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Portland is ‘America’s greatest pizza city,’ International Pizza Consultant says

When a real-life International Pizza Consultant calls Portland “the greatest pizza city in America,” you have to take note.

Anthony Falco, the chef whose wood-fired pizzas helped put the Brooklyn restaurant Roberta’s — and its Bushwick neighborhood — on the map, was visiting Portland Wednesday, his second trip west in two weeks, this time to make pizza for the Feast Portland food and drink festival kick-off party at The Overlook House in North Portland. 

Pulling out rounds of dough before a row of super-hot Easy Bake-sized Breville ovens, Falco explained he’d developed his pet theory after visits to three of Portland’s top pizzerias: the

...read more at https://www.oregonlive.com/expo/life-and-culture/erry-2018/09/1a7d9bdde49816/international-pizza-consultant.html

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Cooking with cannabis growing in popularity as users seek more than just a sugar high

PORTLAND, Ore.—The first time Holly Hukill tried to make cannabis-infused desserts it was, in her own words, “a complete disaster.”

“I burned the butter,” said Hukill, the product development director at Serra, a Portland-based weed dispensary. “And the cookies were just awful.”

Making your own edibles, Hukill explained, requires a lot of trial and error. Early on in her cannabis-cooking career, there were times she had to call into staff meetings because she was too stoned to drive.

“Sampling so many iterations of the same recipe, that is definitely a hazard of the job” she said with a laugh.

Now that she’s an expert,

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Part 5, Coos Bay & North Bend, Oregon Cannabis Dispensaries

Planning a trip along the Oregon coast? Cannabis isn’t always easy to find out here, but this guide to Oregon’s coastal cannabis dispensaries will make it a breeze. Explore your cannabis options by city or plan your road trip through each city for the full experience.


While North Bend and Coos Bay are different towns, there’s little physical distinction between the two other than a couple signs letting you know where you are.

Driving around between the two from one weed shop to the next takes all of five to ten minutes, and together the bouquet of retailers make

...read more at https://www.leafly.com/news/strains-products/guide-to-coos-bay-north-bend-oregon-dispensaries-cannabis-hotspots

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The Top Places To Go In America That Aren’t NY, LA And Las Vegas

There’s so much more to take a bite out of other than The Big Apple.

So you’ve booked a trip to America.  Let me guess — you’re going to New York.  You’ve got your tickets to Cats or Les Mis, maybe you’ll take in a Yankees game or a gridiron match (or maybe not, too many stoppages.) You might stroll around Central Park, scarf down a slice of New York pizza, whistle for a cab (‘hey, I’m walkin’ here!’) pose in front of the Statue of Liberty, snap a few selfies in Times Square and one in front of Trump

...read more at https://tendaily.com.au/views/a180914zjr/the-top-places-to-go-in-america-that-arent-ny-la-and-las-vegas-20180917

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Keep these Ashland attractions in mind: Gerry Frank’s picks

Callahan’s Mountain Lodge (7100 Old Highway 99 S., Ashland; 541-482-1299, 800-286-0507) is a family-owned and -operated full-service restaurant and lodge that has become a Southern Oregon landmark since it was established in 1947. The picturesque setting is tucked into a wooded canyon 10 minutes south of Ashland, just below Mt. Ashland Ski Resort and the Pacific Crest Trail. Guest rooms are furnished with corner jetted tubs, most with wood-burning fireplaces and terraces with rockers to while away the afternoon. Lodge amenities include a wine and gift shop, game room, horseshoe pit, rock waterfall features and more. The restaurant

...read more at https://www.oregonlive.com/travel/index.ssf/2018/09/ashland_attractions_gerry_franks_picks.html

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Famous Ships From ‘Pirates of the Caribbean,’ Docking At The Oregon Coast

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If you are looking for something fun to do this year, mark your calendars now as you don’t want to miss this event happening in Newport! These “Tall Ships” will be docking at the Oregon Coast in April, and will be returning in July.

Whether you are a photographer looking to get some incredible shots, or just looking for something fun for the whole family to enjoy, you will not be disappointed.

The official tall ship of

...read more at https://thatoregonlife.com/2018/04/tall-ships-oregon-coast/

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