Driftwood Public Library is hosting its annual Winter Solstice event on Thursday, December 21st at 6:30pm in the Distad Reading Room. It is an evening of tranquil reflection spotlighting musicians and poets throughout Lincoln County. We invite the community to share in the holiday festivity while welcoming the rebirth of the sun.
Don’t miss out on any Library events. Check out their web page at http://www.driftwoodlib.org/.
On Thursday, December 14th, thirty-five excited movie goers showed up at the Lincoln City Community Center for a Dive-In Movie. Adults and children with pool rafts in hand relaxed in the pool while “Frozen” entertained on the big screen. If you missed out on this exciting aquatic event don’t worry. More Dive-In Movies are coming in 2018. Stay up-to-date with the Community Center’s events at http://www.lincolncity.org/index.asp?SEC=40D9D503-B446-4BF7-B5F6-7406D6579587&Type=B_BASIC.
On December 14th, City Manager, Ron Chandler and Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau Director, Ed Dreistadt served up more than just great food at the Family Promise Celebrity Servers Fundraiser.
It was an evening filled with improv entertainment and communal generosity. Mr. Dreistadt shared his banjo skills while Mr. Chandler serenaded guests in hopes of bringing in big tips. This was all part of a friendly competition that pitted The City of Lincoln City against Chinook Winds Casino to raise money for Family Promise a nonprofit organization seeking to provide shelter and comprehensive assistance to homeless families.
The evening was a huge success acquiring over $5000 for a great cause. Thanks to the exceptional staff at Ace’s Bar and Grill, Chinook Winds Casino, and everyone that came out to support this fundraiser.
On December 7th, Councilor Diana Hinton of Ward 1, City Manager, Ron Chandler, along with the Planning and Community Development Director, Richard Townsend held a meeting at the Driftwood Public Library to update the community on The Villages Preliminary Master Plan and to discuss potential concerns. Also present at the meeting representing Palisades Condo HOA, were members, Nancy Cable and Cindy V.
Concerned Community members listened to Planning Director, Richard Townsend explain how the original proposed master plan for the Villages at Cascade Head needs to be revamped. The original plan developed in 1998 is now outdated. Some of the land is no longer under the City’s jurisdiction and it also does not thoroughly address the property constraints pertaining to existing wetlands, streams, and steep hillsides. The planning of the new master plan is still in the very beginning phases. At this point the City is gathering feedback from the community as to where to go from here.
Some of the concerns raised by residents in the area are trees and trails protection, excess storm water drainage, wildlife area, property value, planning for roads and increased traffic, and the expected length of the process. Mr. Townsend assured the residents that there will be conditions placed on the development addressing the concerns regarding the preservation and fluidity of the architecture. There are also engineering and economic constraints that need to be addressed. The City’s effort is to provide more housing opportunities within the community while maintaining the open green spaces. The project is still in the very early stages and will require compromise and organized planning. Mr. Chandler and the City Council welcome the voice of the community throughout this process to aid in establishing a collective vision.
For further information contact the Planning Department at 541-996-2152.
On October 19th, Driftwood Public Library welcomed Chris and Steve York to their Dark and Stormy Night Author series.
Steven and Christina York are a writing couple and a couple of writers. Over the course of their careers they have written non-fiction and a wide variety of fiction.
Chris writes primarily mystery and romance, along with the occasional fantasy, science fiction, young adult, and action-adventure story. Before moving to the coast she worked at a technical writer and a freelance business writer.
Steve cut his teeth on science fiction and fantasy, and has branched into historical mystery, action-adventure, young adult, romance, and humor. In between he worked as a technical writer for Microsoft, and as a freelance computer writer. He also has a regular series of web comics, The Minions at Work (no relation to those yellow Johnny-come-lately guys), which has been running for more than 5 years.
This series wraps up on October 26th with a visit from author Anthony St. Clair.
The City of Lincoln City received a Bronze Safety Award at the League of Oregon Cities annual conference last week.
CIS (CityCounty Insurance Services) presented the award to City Councilor Susan Wahlke.
CIS safety awards are based on a Total Time-Loss-Index rating known as DART (Days Away, Restrictions and Transfers). DART was created by OR-OSHA and is based on trends of more that 200,000 employee hours – and if those injuries and illnesses were severe enough to warrant Days Away, Restrictions and Transfers.
The benchmark for a city to qualify for a Bronze award is to amass at least 55,000 total work hours before a loss time injury occurs to an employee.
The Lincoln City Community Center’s annual Dog Swim was held on Sunday, September 17th.
Admission was free with a donation of nonperishable pet food. The donated food was given to the Lincoln County Humane Society.
Dogs of Lincoln City came to play in the City’s indoor pools before the plug was pulled for seasonal maintenance. Pools will be closed through the end of September.