Wednesday, April 15, 2009


"The best defense against the atom bomb is not to be there when it goes off."


On Tuesday night, April 14th, the LVH Fishing Club held the "premiere" of its very own video "Fishing Forever". We had about 25 people who enjoyed watching the video and sharing refreshments after. It was a lot of fun and a great way to cap a year long project.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Cascadia Earthquakes: Native American Myths and New Scientific Discoveries

Next Tuesday (21st) there will be a public presentation by Rob Witter and James Roddey from DOGAMI. It will be held at the Newport city hall council chambers on April 21 at 6:00pm. The session is open to the public. This should be one of the most authoritative, interesting, and informative talks on the subject.

The Presentation:

Native American oral histories speak of a great shaking followed by a massive flood that has struck our coast in the past. Japanese written records document an "orphan tsunami" that ravaged their coast 309 years ago. Today we know these accounts refer to the last great Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake to strike the Pacific Northwest. We also know one of these mega-quakes and a massive tsunami could strike the Oregon coast at any time.

New scientific discoveries are also showing us that what we thought about these giant earthquakes may be all wrong. Join James Roddey and Rob Witter from the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries as they explore Native American legends, new geologic discoveries in one of the greatest scientific detective stories of the 20th century, all in order to understand what "The Big One" has in store for us.


On the way to breakfast this morning about 7:30 am, Wayde and I were treated to this beautiful view of a rainbow over the ocean. What a great way to start the day!


About twenty guests attended the monthly meeting of the Longview Hills Book Club on Monday, April 13th. Ginger Stout started the meeting by picking the book selection for next month's meeting then Barb Dudley introduced the guest speaker, Michele Longo Eder.

Several of the people had already read Michele's book "Salt In Our Blood" but were treated to her reading a few excerpts as well as talking about the joys and heartache of being a Newport commercial fisherman's wife and mother. Besides being a successful attorney in Newport and now a local author, Michele is a friend of Longview Hills in that her father, Joe Longo, was a resident here before he passed away several years ago and she is a member of the LVH Fishing Club.

After reading the book and answering questions Michele signed her books for several guests who brought their copies to the meeting.

It was a truly memorable experience for all who attended. Ginger Stout has worked hard to get the LVH Book Club off the ground and it looks like it is now a bona fide success. Good job, Ginger!

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Monday, April 13, 2009