Wilder Newport Resident Settling Into New “Digs”

7310 Sara Brock final copy 1024x768 Wilder Newport Resident Settling Into New Digs The staff at Wilder Newport got a chuckle (and felt a source of pride) when we first saw this photo of Sara “operating” the excavator at the site of her future home. We’re happy that such a young and ambitious person chose Wilder Newport for her home, and found it fascinating to learn why she chose to move to Newport in the first place, and what she likes best about our beautiful coastal city. We recently connected with her to learn a little more about her decision to live in Newport, and what made her choose Wilder.

How long have you lived in Newport?
I just moved to Newport in October 2014. I’m not quite a local yet, but I’m working on it.

What made you decide to move to Newport?
I had been living in Portland and found myself driving to the beach every opportunity I had. After 10 years, I figured it was finally time to make the change and move to a smaller town with a more relaxed pace of life. I like Newport in particular because it’s just the right size. Newport has an interesting mix of people with the working Bay Front area and the academics at Hatfield and NOAA. It’s great to be able to go to the Farmer’s Market in the morning and the Symphony at night.

Do you have any favorite haunts in the area?
There are so many fun things here, it’s hard to choose! I love the beaches for surfing, running, and bonfires. I enjoy visiting the Oregon Coast Aquarium, and wandering around the Bay Front and the Nye Beach Districts. There are a few restaurants that are quickly becoming favorites, like The Coffee House and Café Mundo; not to mention the brew-pubs including Nana’s and Bier One.

What do you do for work?
I work as a nurse at one of the local healthcare facilities.

Why did you decide to move into Wilder?
When I was looking at Real Estate in the Newport area, I really felt that Wilder was the best investment. It gave me peace of mind that the homes were newly built by reputable contractors. I also appreciated the vision for Wilder as being a place where people lived softly on the land and placed a high priority on community relationships.

What are your favorite features of Wilder?
I love all the trees surrounding the neighborhood! I’m glad that there is a playground for the kids that live and visit here. I enjoy the hiking trails that are nearby and can’t wait to get a dog that I can take to the community Dog Park.

What do you like about its location?
I like that Wilder is convenient to everything you need, but also a little bit off the beaten path. I appreciate that Oregon Coast Community College is next door for community education and events. I’m also glad that Wilder is up out of the Tsunami Zone.

What are you looking forward to as the development moves into its second phase? I’m looking forward to the coffee shop and other small businesses moving into the commercial section. I’m looking forward to all of the landscaping being finished as the other homes in the area are completed. And of course, I’m looking forward to meeting the other people who decide to make Wilder home. Wilder Newport Oregon Wolf Tree Tap Room 1 2000 Wilder Newport Resident Settling Into New Digs

(read more about the new Wilder coffee shop here)

What would you tell someone that is thinking about moving into Wilder?
Come by and check it out. Then you’ll be able to see for yourself what a great place this is.

Anything else you want to add about your experience with Wilder Newport?
Lisa and Jay at the office have been an incredible resource. They had done everything in their power to make my transition to Newport an easy one, and to welcome me home to Wilder.

Historic Nye Beach Mystery Weekend

nye beach murder mystery Historic Nye Beach Mystery WeekendFrom discovernewport.com:

Visit Nye Beach for its Mystery Weekend! This family event begins Saturday morning when sleuths purchase mystery packets for $10 each at Nye Cottage, 208 NW Coast Street, Nye Beach, between 9am and 2pm.

Sleuths will visit participating business to collect clues and interrogate the suspects between 10am and 5pm, with solutions due by 5pm on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Nye Cottage.

The mystery is written by a local author. Sleuths may choose to work alone, in pairs, or even groups to determine: Who committed the murder!

This year’s mystery is “The Haunted Trailer,” taking place in 1978. It centers on the murder of Indi Cent, a resident of the 10 Commandments Mobile Village who is found dead in the arms of her boyfriend, Robin Steele.

Saturday, 7pm, the big reveal will take place at the American Legion 424 West Olive Street, Newport, where Inspector Fillmore Cells will name the murderer, the murderer’s motives, the chain of events that led to the murder, and the evidence that caused the sleuth(s) to reach a conclusion.

Awards to to the winning investigators! For more information, call, 541-270-2234.

4th Annual Nye Beach Second Saturday Summer Celebration & Drum Jam

World Beat Cuisine meets World Beat Music!

Special guest TERRY FILER, from McMinnville, will again be joining the THUNDER & LIGHTNESS FLUTE AND PERCUSSION DUO, with MARY-BETH NICKEL and I and regular guest GUS WILLEMIN on the big outdoor theater stage! As usual, surprise guests are the norm rather than the exception.  The event is family friendly and free, and all ages are welcome. There will be shakers and other light percussion for the audience. There’s plenty of seating (some covered) in the courtyard, plus outdoor food and beverage service from the marvelous Mama Mundo menu at Nye Beach.

Worlds Oceans Day in Newport

OceanBlueProject, held a World Oceans Day event in 2013 on Nye Beach in Newport and it was a great success, so they decided they would like to celebrate World Oceans Day One June 8 th on Nye Beach, 2014. Come celebrate with a castle building contest, plastic pollution awareness education, plastic art workshops, beach clean up, and all day fun For  all ages. OceanBlueProject would like to focus on the importance of our Ocean we all share!!    

Shamrock Run in Nye Beach

Inaugural Newport Shamrock Run Sunday, March 16, 2014, sponsored by Nana’s Irish Pub in the historic Nye Beach community of Newport, OR.

The 5K Run/Walk will start at 10:00 am at Nana’s Irish Pub and take you thru Nye Historic District, Yaquina Bay Lighthouse and finish at Nana’s Irish Pub.

Your race entry fee will include a t-shirt, $10 certificate toward any Nana’s Irish Pub’s purchases and a brew (for those 21 and over) compliments of Nana’s Irish Pub.

Traditional High Tea in Nye Beach

Traditional high tea served every Friday at The Grand Victorian Bed and Breakfast located in historic Nye Beach in Newport, Oregon. High tea includes: a pot of tea, 4 savories, scones, Devonshire cream and 3 desserts. Or, order savory and dessert items to take home for your own event! Due to limited seating reservations are encouraged 24 hours in advance. Reservations daily from 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Fees/Admission:$15.00 per person

Nye Beach Writers’ Series Presents Keith Scribner

The upcoming Nye Beach Writer’s series will feature Keith Scribner’s third novel The Oregon Experiment was released in paperback by Vintage/Random House in August 2012; the original hardcover was published by Alfred A. Knopf in June 2011. The French translation was released by Christian Bourgois Editeur in Paris last fall.

His two previous novels, published by Riverhead Books/Penguin, are The GoodLifeand Miracle Girl. The GoodLife appears in translation, was selected for the Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers series, and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Daily Beast, Le Nouvel Observateur, TriQuarterly, American Short Fiction, Quarterly West, The North Atlantic Review, the San Jose Mercury News, the Baltimore Sun, and the anthologies Flash Fiction Forward (W.W. Norton) and Sudden Stories: The MAMMOTH Book of Miniscule Fiction. He received both Pushcart and O’Henry Prize Honorable Mentions for his short story, “Paradise in a Cup” (TriQuarterly, #121).

Scribner received his BA from Vassar College and MFA from the University of Montana. He was awarded Wallace Stegner and John L’Heureux Fellowships in Fiction at Stanford University, where he went on to teach in the Creative Writing Program as a Jones Lecturer. He currently lives in Oregon with his wife, the poet Jennifer Richter, and their children. He teaches in Oregon State University’s MFA program.

– See more at: http://www.coastarts.org/events/2013/09/nye-beach-writers-series-presents-keith-scribner/#sthash.p7sxmc8x.dpuf