Wilder Trail Permits At Bike Newport

wilder1 225x300 Wilder Trail Permits At Bike NewportFor the past several years we’ve been issuing Wilder Trail Permits to grant access to our nature trails, exclusively through our Wilder Newport sales office. However, now that nearly every lot and home has been sold (with the exception of these properties) the sales office is open to all Realtors and their clients by means of a standard Realtor lockbox, and to buyers touring on their own by appointment. Walking maps and brochures are available outside the sales office.

Recently Bike Newport (150 NW 6th), whose staff sends a lot of bicyclists our way, has taken over as the exclusive issuer of hiking and biking permits for use of the privately-owned timber land around Wilder. Bike Newport has been a bike retailer in Newport for nine years and their professionally trained staff can provide tips about using the  land, including how to do so safely and responsibly. Bike Newport is also a backer of the Coast Hills Classic, a race held in May that uses the surrounding timber properties.

Encouraging people to venture out to enjoy our bountiful natural area is important to us so don’t hesitate in reaching out to Bike Newport to get a permit.

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Just a reminder – you don’t need a permit to access the City or County’s public lands, which include the Wilder Twin Park playground, the trail through Oregon Coast Community College and Mike Miller Park via the lower Wilder Twin Park, the dog park or the disc golf course.

And when our new coffee shop opens, you won’t need a permit there either.

 

New coffee shop building nearing completion

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In May we shared exciting news about a new coffee shop building under development in our South Beach neighborhood at Wilder Newport. We can now report the structure is up, the roof is on, the windows are being installed and we’ve already had interest from several folks interested in leasing the business spaces.

 New coffee shop building nearing completion

Tenants will have the opportunity to serve residents of South Beach, students and faculty from nearby Oregon Coast Community College and Hatfield Marine Science Center, and others who come to South Beach for the marine-related institutions on the peninsula, or to enjoy Wilder’s public trails, dog park and disc golf course. The coffee shop space is designed to be expandable for a full-service restaurant. Initially about one third of the ground floor space could be available for other tenants.

The sustainable design, including day lighting, high-efficiency heating and cooling, and high performance building skin will result in a dramatic reduction in energy use.

To learn more about our plans for the space, please check out this blog from earlier this year.

For More Information.
To inquire about the leasing the coffee shop or any of the other spaces, please contact Bonnie Serkin: bonnie@eenw.com; 503.221.0167.

Newport Symphony Spectacular – July 4th Event

Wilder Newport’s very own Anthea will be performing at a special Newport Symphony Spectacular 4th of July event. Join conductor Adam Flatt for this exciting Fourth of July event. Conductor Adam Flatt has been a music director for the Newport Symphony Orchestra since 2007.

From the Newport Symphony Orchestra website:
As the NSO’s profile has risen to the top rank of coastal cultural organizations, sold-out audiences at home in Newport and elsewhere along the Oregon Coast have extravagantly praised Adam’s exciting and committed musical leadership and compelling programming. Adam first led the NSO as a guest in 1998, and after a subsequent appearance in 2006 was invited to assume the leadership of the Orchestra after a search process that involved over 150 candidates. Click here to learn more about Adam.

One of the members of the orchestra is Wilder Newport’s own Anthea Kreston!

About Anthea:
Anthea, a Violin Soloist and Chamber Musician, has received numerous awards for her chamber collaborations including honors at the Melbourne and Banff International Competitions, the Grand Prize at the Concert Artists Guild Competition, and Top Prize in the Munich ARD International Chamber Music Competition.

Wilder Newport Resident Blesses New Home With Aquavit

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Birgitte is Danish (born there), and says this seemed like a fun way to get her house off to a great start, and we agree. Thank you for choosing Wilder Newport, Birgitte!

Williams Lecture Series at OCCC: Wilder Resident Virginia Gibbs on Immigration and American Values

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Wilder resident, author, and professor, Virginia Gibbs, will be speaking as part of the Williams Lecture Series at Oregon Coast Community College, which is directly adjacent to the Wilder neighborhood.

Here is the full description of the event from http://oregoncoastcc.org/:

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Virginia Gibbs, author of Shattered Dreams, to speak

On Friday, April 24, Virginia Gibbs will present a compelling discussion about immigration at Oregon Coast Community College’s Central County Campus in Newport.

The talk begins at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at 400 SE College Way in Newport, and is part of the Oregon Coast Community College Foundation’s ongoing Williams Lecture Series.

Gibbs, an author and professor emerita of Spanish now living in Newport, will present a brief overview of current US immigration as part of a worldwide phenomenon, along with an overview of immigration history in U.S. with particular reference to Hispanic and Latino immigration and the Western U.S.

The talk will also include a review of current immigration laws, different kinds of visas, Dreamers, executive orders and more, and how they apply here in Lincoln County.

Gibbs said the talk will also address “how these conform to our values as a country of laws,” as well as “how families and children are affected by immigration and current immigration policy. Is what we do in line with family values as we honor them in our country?”

“What are our values,” Gibbs said her talk will ask, “and how do they conflict with our policies? Can we find a way to create an immigration system that respects our values and those of immigrant families?”

Gibbs is the author of “Shattered Dreams: The Story of a Historic I.C.E. Raid in the Words of the Detainees.” The book chronicles the infamous raid on an agricultural processing facility in Postville, Iowa.

Copies of the book will be available at the presentation.

Gibbs moved to the Oregon Coast two years ago and has been a volunteer with Centro de Ayuda and The Immigration Information Response Team.

The OCCC Central Campus is located at 400 SE College Way in Newport. For more information, visit www.oregoncoastcc.org or call 541-867-8501.

 

Wendy Williams created the Williams Lecture Series in 1993 in honor of her husband, William Appleman Williams, a noted historian. Williams was known as the “Father of Revisionist History.” He taught American diplomatic history and foreign policy for over 30 years as OSU. His last teaching assignment was at OCCC, where he taught maritime history. Ms. Williams made a donation to the OCCC Foundation to create a fund for the lectures.

Our Favorites: A Walk Through the Woods of Wilder Newport

One of the best things about Wilder Newport is that it is surrounded by a gorgeous, lush, sustainable coastal forest. There are walking paths that lead to forested hiking trails—meaning one can literally walk out their front door and be on their way to a blissful hike in mere minutes. We figured we’d share a few photos taken on a recent frolic through this very forest:

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What are your favorite hikes in the Newport, OR area? Tell us in the comments below.

Bay to Brews Half Marathon

The Bay to Brews Half Marathon is a new event that offers an exciting and scenic half marathon and 10K and we’re excited to offer the Wilder forest as part of the beautiful course. Beginning at Rogue Ales and Spirits in Newport, Oregon, this course will take you along the bay, through the forest at Wilder and onto the beach path in South Beach Park. The course is a double loop course.  Once for the 10K and twice for the half marathon.  Friends and family can watch you pass after the first 10K loop.  Run through South Beach State Park and along the Jetty and under the famous Bay Bridge for a grand finish at Rogue where we will enjoy the amazing Oregon beer and feast on Mo’s Clam Chowder while listening to the Ben Rice Band on the shore line of Newport Bay!

Huge thanks to Rogue Ales and Spirits and Mo’s Famous Clam Chowder for partnering with us on this adventure!  A big thanks to the Oregon Coast Aquarium for partnering with us on this race.  Please look for special offers from the Oregon Coast Aquarium in your race packet.

Please consider making a donation when you register to the Children’s Advocacy Center of Lincoln County.  They are doing good things for children in Lincoln County and we want to help!


Town Hall Meeting Hosted by the City of Newport

We’re excited to announce that Bonnie Serkin, Head Developer for Wilder Newport has been invited to be a presenter at the upcoming Town Hall Meeting hosted by the City of Newport on June 30th.

The focus of the meeting will be to discuss the future of Newport’s South Beach. Bonnie will be one of five speakers including Derrick Tokos, Community Development Director who will present on urban renewal projects in South Beach and Bob Cowen of the Hatfield Marine Science Center.

Bonnie has always emphasized how South Beach is the future of Newport as the epicenter of the maritime industry, the location of the new facility for the NOAA and the Hatfield Marine Science Center. Along with the development of the Wilder neighborhood, Oregon Coast Community College and the expansion of the Marine Mammal Institute, Bonnie envisions a future of South Beach as a new eco-district in Newport.

Bonnie Serkin of Wilder Invited to Speak at Town Hall

 

BonnieSerkin 300x200 Bonnie Serkin of Wilder Invited to Speak at Town HallWe’re excited to announce that Bonnie Serkin, Head Developer for Wilder Newport has been invited to be a presenter at the upcoming Town Hall Meeting hosted by the City of Newport on June 30th.

The focus of the meeting will be to discuss the future of Newport’s South Beach. Bonnie will be one of five speakers including Derrick Tokos, Community Development Director who will present on urban renewal projects in South Beach and Bob Cowen of the Hatfield Marine Science Center.

Bonnie has always emphasized how South Beach is the future of Newport as the epicenter of the maritime industry, the location of the new facility for the NOAA and the Hatfield Marine Science Center. Along with the development of the Wilder neighborhood, Oregon Coast Community College and the expansion of the Marine Mammal Institute, Bonnie envisions a future of South Beach as a new eco-district in Newport.

To hear more from Bonnie and the other presenters, join us at the Town Hall Meeting on Monday, June 30th at 6:00 pm at the Community Room, Oregon Coast Community College 400 SE College Way.

Wilder Newport Picks Up Momentum

More than 1/3 of the lots have sold and the pace of construction picks up

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After adding Blue Mountain Contractors and Oksenholt Construction as Wilder builders at the end of 2013, construction activity picked up and all built homes have sold!

“It’s exciting how you can see the community coming together,” says Lisa Morrigan, Marketing Liaison with Wilder. “It’s easy to picture how the neighborhood will look and function when it’s completed.”

 

Currently:

  • 12 homes have been sold and have families living in them;
  • Three are under construction and will be lived in by summer; Two more homes are in the design phase;
  • Oksenholt to build a new house; 2nd on the Woonerf;
  • Oksenholt closing on a second, custom built home;
  • Fowler and Blue Mountain are each building a custom home;
  • Oksenholt to start on six new cottages this spring;
  • Roughly 50% of lots have been sold;
  • Fowler is rounding out the cottage cluster with three new cottage models;
  • As of the date of this posting, 16 lots are still available for Phase 1, but at the pace things are going, check back for updates very soon.

“I love living the Wilder lifestyle,” says Wilder resident Cindy Slyh-Curtis. “It’s a green community that offers so much more – from welcoming neighbors to the beauty and sounds of nature.”

“I kept an eye on Wilder for several years because of the lifestyle description,” says Wilder Resident, Sara. “When the houses were finished and offered for sale, I couldn’t resist and purchased one of the cottages which is on the “community green,” and well-built. (Wilder) is a unique development for Newport, one which offers the resident the opportunity to interact with the neighbors and participate in community concerns. It is more engaging than other developments with HOA, in part I think, because of the people attracted to the Wilder concept. I have lived in many neighborhoods, this is the first one in which I can say I know all the neighbors by name in and background, and I’ve only lived here five months. We keep an eye on each other’s houses and stop and talk and catch up fairly frequently. I’m looking forward to the growth of Wilder and meeting more interesting people.”