Free Heart Checkup in Lincoln City

I just noticed that Samaritan Heart & Vascular Institute is offering free heart health screenings Saturday, Feb. 18, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Health Professions Education Center, 3011 NE 28th St. in Lincoln City, Oregon.

The appointment will take about 30 minutes and the test will take 15 minutes. The test will include a full lipid panel with total cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure checks. You will be given copies of test results will be provided so participants may follow up with their primary care provider.

You will need to do an 8 hour fast for  accurate test results, and no food or beverages other than water should be consumed after midnight the night before the test.

Heart-healthy refreshments will be provided at each screening for people to enjoy after their tests. Registration is required and space is limited. To schedule an appointment, call toll free 1-855-543-2780 (1-855-5-HEART-0).

Lincoln City Council Does Not Approve REIA as Official Roads End Neighborhood Voice

At the July14, 2014 Lincoln City Council meeting a halt was put on provisionally accepting the REIA as the official Roads End neighborhood voice or Roads End Homeowners Association because representatives of another Roads End group came forward to say they don’t want to be left out – especially as it might affect their property rights. Doug Wride, a ranking member of the recently formed Roads End Property Owners (REPO) said they’re concerned about the fate of their properties, strongly hinting on their REPO website that REIA’s Board and President intend to place limits and restrictions on those who own VRDs. Wride said if REIA is to be the official voice of Roads End residents, REPO wants their own opinions to be taken seriously as well.

Suzanne Young also drove down from her home in Portland area to back the information given by Doug Wride since she owns a beach house in Roads End.  There seems to be a lack of trust among many of the Roads End property owners since Doug Wride indicated that over 50 people joined REPO in the last couple of days.  This whole issue appears to be a result of an overall feeling that people are no longer represented by their representatives at all levels of government, including Home Owner Associations.   People in the audience were impressed with the “breath of fresh air” and openness of the REPO folk’s approach.

More information can be found at Roads End News


Lincoln City Summer Kite Festival is Sunday, June 29, 2014

It is going to be sunny on Sunday so come on down for the 2014 Lincoln City Summer Kite Festival!

The Lincoln City Summer Kite Festival is held on the beach, in the center of Lincoln City, at the D-River Wayside from 10am-4pm on Saturday and Sunday.   Saturday is gone but you can still catch the festival on Sunday.

The weekend festival will include kite flying demonstrations by experts, free kids kitemaking, and some of the most colorful “big” kites in the world!


Best Smoked Salmon on Oregon Coast is Barnacle Bill’s in Lincoln City

I have been going to Lincoln City for weekends and vacations since 1957, and if there is one thing that has never changed, it is the Smoked Salmon at Barnacle Bill’s Seafood in Lincoln City.   It was sold a new owner in the 1960’s named Vern and Vern’s son still uses the same recipe.  Another treat at this landmark is the shrimp cocktail and crab cocktail.

Barnacle Bills Lincoln City, Oregon
Barnacle Bills Lincoln City, Oregon


Right now is Crab Season also, so be sure to stop by Barnacle Bill’s for both Crab and Smoked Salmon.

Barnacle Bill's crab and smoked  Lincoln City, Oregon
Barnacle Bill’s crab and smoked Lincoln City, Oregon