Planning Begins for 2011 Christmas on the Lake
Avette Gaiser operator of the Hidden Cove Bed and Breakfast had a recent conversation with neighbor Nancy Earl that spurred them into action. These two Devils Lake residents wish to put some holiday cheer on the calendar for Devils Lake next Christmas. To that end, anyone interested in planning lake events for the Christmas season of 2011 should attend their kickoff meeting.
Date: January 16, 2011, p.m. Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: 3445 NE 40th Ct. (Lower Unit) Hidden Cove Bed and Breakfast
Some preliminary ideas:
- A lighted boat parade
- A Christmas tree lighting at “D” Wayside
- A Mr. and Mrs. Santa photo opportunity in a lighted boat
- Guided tours of the lake
- Caroling around the lake
- Community choir participation
- Lighted homes contest of lakefront properties with a cash award
- A Santa canoe or kayak race with guys and gals dressed in Santa suits
Other planning opportunities exist for lake events during the year. Interested in starting some Fourth of July traditions come and express your ideas, its all about making life on Devils Lake as rich an experience as possible.
New Year’s Fun
Oregon Coast Today
Manzanita hosts its “Polar Plunge” again in 2011, and Lincoln City welcomes the 2nd annual “Devils Lake Dunk.” Both events take place around 11 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2011. And, both are phenomenal for the pores. Details in this week’s printed edition, hitting the streets later this week. The picture is from 2010 Devils Lake Dunk. The jump-in-the-proverbial-lake takes place at Regatta Park. All are welcome and, not surprisingly, there’s no charge to participate.
The News Guard
By: Patrick Alexander
Lincoln City leaders are seeking feedback on a proposal to eliminate the rule that exempts vacation rental dwellings (VRDs) from having to pay the City’s occupation tax.
Under state law, the City has the right to impose an occupation tax on any business that operates within the city limits.
The tax is $100 per year for businesses with up to three employees, increasing by $10 for every employee beyond that. There is also a $50 additional fee for first-time applicants. Continue reading
Newport News Times
Posted: Friday, Nov 5th, 2010
By: Terry Dillman
Voter turnout reaches 76 percent in Lincoln County
With 99 percent of the votes tallied, Dick Anderson easily bested incumbent Lori Hollingsworth in the Lincoln City mayoral race, and Mark McConnell sprinted past Patricia Patrick-Joling to claim the mayor’s seat in Newport.
Anderson picked up 1,622 votes (58 percent) to Hollingsworth’s 991 (36 percent), with challenger Kevin Saunders well back at 162 votes (6 percent). McConnell tallied 2,121 votes (56 percent) to Patrick-Joling’s 1,666 (44 percent) in the race to replace current Mayor Bill Bain, who eschewed a re-election attempt, instead joining a nine-candidate campaign vying for three city council seats. Bain finished eighth in the balloting with 848 votes. He will leave the council when his term expires at the end of the year, as will Patrick-Joling. Continue reading