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.

New Wilder Newport Residents: Music to Our Ears

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We recently interviewed Wilder Newport residents Anthea and her husband, Jason. Both are professionally trained musicians and we’ll definitely be sharing links to their upcoming performances via our events page. In the meantime, enjoy this interview exploring why they chose to move to Wilder Newport.

How long have you lived in Newport?
We bought the Newport house in December and enjoy weekends, bringing family together, and school vacations in Newport.

What do you do for work? 
We are a concert violinist and cellist, and Jason is a conductor. We toured extensively with YoYo Ma and played our Carnegie Debut with our trio. I gave my solo debut at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and studied with Isaac Stern. Our older girl is 5, and by the age of 6 months she had been to 25 states on tour with us. At that moment, we decided to move west to be closer to family and take a couple of years off to raise our family (now we have a second girl, age 3).  I stepped away from university teaching (I taught at Lawrence and Wesleyan) to move here – Jason is a professor at Willamette University and conducts the Eugene Youth Orchestra. We are starting to tour again – I was acting concertmaster of Eugene Symphony and Portland Opera, and play a number of concertos with the orchestra each year as well as some light touring throughout the states. Our trio is releasing a new cd and will be touring again next year.

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Why did you decide to move to Wilder? 
Love the feel, and the surroundings.

What are your favorite features of Wilder?
Comfortable home, quiet, beautiful woods and trails, nice safe place for our girls.

What do you like about its location? 
Tsunami safe!  Eagles.

What are you looking forward to as the development moves into its second phase? 
Is there going to be a latté place?? (Editor’s note: glad you asked, click here to learn about the coffee shop building, currently in development)

What would you tell someone that is thinking about moving into Wilder? 
Nice homes, safe, quiet, comfortable. Great location.

Do you have any favorite haunts in the area? 
La Maison, beaches, public library, aquarium.

Anything else you want to add about your experience with Wilder Newport? 
We love staying in Newport and having grandparents come to visit and stay!

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.

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.

Annual Coast Hills Classic Mountain Bike Race in the Forest Surrounding Wilder

coast hills classic mtn bike race wilder 231x300 Annual Coast Hills Classic Mountain Bike Race in the Forest Surrounding WilderWe’re very happy to host the annual Coast Hills Classic Mountain Bike Race again this year in the lush forest surrounding the Wilder community here in South Beach! We’re passionate about supporting the larger Newport community through access to a number of outdoor activities—from mountain biking to hiking and disc golf.

Over 200 mountain bikers will make their way through an exhilarating course on May 3rd, 2015. Registration is still open and you can learn more here.

More from the Coast Hills Classic website:

This event is brought to life by a public-private partnership in the true spirit of community. Bike Newport, the Newport News-times and other local volunteers are volunteering alongside staff from the Newport Parks and Recreation Department to breath new life into this old race, formerly known as the Ben Eder Memorial.

Proceeds from the event will go towards the youth programs scholarship fund at the Newport Recreation Center. Which allows children from economically disadvantaged households the opportunity to participate in a number of fantastic programs.

This year’s race is #3 in the Oregon Off-Road Series and race #2 in the Junior MTB Series.

Our Favorites: OCCC’s Williams Lecture Series (with a Wilder resident as the speaker!)

virginia gibbs author shattered dreams Our Favorites: OCCCs Williams Lecture Series (with a Wilder resident as the speaker!)Two of our favorite things will be coming together the evening of Friday, April 24th, 2015 at 7:00 pm: Oregon Coast Community College’s Williams Lecture Series, and one of our very own Wilder residents!

Author, professor and Wilder-dweller Virginia Gibbs will be giving a talk on immigration in OCCC’s Community Room. The OCCC campus is directly adjacent to, and entirely walkable from Wilder—you won’t want to miss this informative talk.

Here is a more in-depth look at what the evening will entail from the OCCC website:

 

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.

Newport’s Coast Hills Classic Cycling Event Is This Weekend

CHC City flyer 231x300 Newports Coast Hills Classic Cycling Event Is This Weekend Supporting the Coast Hills Classic has been a passion of ours ever since we first hosted this new annual Newport tradition. We love sharing our beautiful land with the people of Newport, whether it’s with frisbee enthusiasts competing on the disc golf course, or cyclists riding through our sustainable forest. We like that these outdoor activities give people a chance to discover our new Wilder Newport community and feel these activities ring true to the spirit of the development. The Coast Hills Classic is this Sunday. You can still register online here.

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“Proceeds from the event will go towards the youth programs scholarship fund at the Newport Recreation Center. Which allows children from economically disadvantaged households the opportunity to participate in a number of fantastic programs.

This year’s race has been entered into the Oregon MTB XC Series. The series is made up of 10 races starting on April 6th and ending June 29th. The Coast Hills Classic Race is race #3 in the series. Each race in the series will be raffling off a Jamis Bike Frame that is worth $900.”

Newport Home and Garden Show

home.garden.wilder 300x225 Newport Home and Garden ShowBe sure to swing by the Wilder booth at this year’s Newport Home and Garden Show.

Hours:

Friday: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.