History, Theatre and Traffic on North Oregon
(Astoria, Oregon) - Several new developments are
noteworthy in the north coast section between Seaside and Astoria, in
the realms of traffic laws, history programs and entertainment.
In Gearhart, there's going to be a change for those traveling
north of Seaside.
As of January 7, the speed limit on Highway 101 in Gearhart
has officially changed, lowered from 45 to 40 mph.
After a speed zone study request from the City of Gearhart,
the speed limit for a half mile section of U.S. 101 (Pacific Coast Highway/North
Roosevelt Drive) through Gearhart was lowered from 45 mph to 40 mph. The
new speed zone affects U.S. 101 from 1,000 feet south of Hillila Road
to Pacific Way.
|Towards the beaches of Gearhart.
ODOT has already installed the new speed limit signs. Bright
orange flags will mark the signs for the first 30 days, and crews will
install a new Speed Zone Ahead sign for southbound traffic.
History will come alive at Fort Clatsop later this weekend
with the next installment of its In Their Footsteps free speakers series.
This program is Technology of the Coastal Indians by Jim Bergeron on Sunday,
January 18, at 1 p.m. in the Netul River Room of the Fort Clatsop visitor
Jim Bergeron grew up in Northern Minnesota with Chippewa
and Sioux classmates. He often found Indian artifacts along the lake shores
and was intrigued with how they had been made. After graduate school he
spent a winter in Kodiak, Alaska and enjoyed a wood carving class. Since
then he has continued to research the art and technology of Northwest
Coast Indians. He has made exhibit artifact replicas for the Clatsop County
Historical Society and the Columbia River Maritime Museum. He has taught
Northwest Coast woodcarving, bentwood box making, tool making, and drum
making at Oregon State University, Clatsop Community College, and the
Sitka Center for Art and Ecology.
For this program, Jim will be discussing and demonstrating
wood-working tools like those used by the Indians of the west coast. He
will also show some of his completed carved wood projects.
This third Sunday forum is sponsored by the Lewis and Clark
National Park Association and the National Park Service. These programs
are held in the Netul River Room of Fort Clatsop’s visitor center
and are free of charge.
For more information, call the park at (503) 861-2471.
In Astoria, you can let your literary side out –
either as a tourist coming to watch, or a local who wants to show off
The Astor Street Opry Company is calling all actors ages
14 and up to audition for its 2009 Reader’s Theater series. There
three plays planned, with different directors, set for three, two-night
Auditions will be at 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday evenings,
January 14th & 15th at the ASOC Playhouse 129 West Bond Street Astoria.
Shows will be on January 30 & 31 with “Prisoner
of Second Avenue.” This requires parts for two women and four men,
and is directed by Markus Brown.
On February 20 and 21 there will be Mark Twain Works, with
parts for two women and five men, and directed by Michael Wangen.
On March 27 and 28, look for “Top Girls”
parts for seven women, with direction by Anne Macgregor. All actors (ages
14 and older) are invited; no experience is necessary. For more information
call Anne at 503-325-6104.
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