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Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Back to Normal.
Well in the last several months Yachats has seen some
business close and the loss of the community heath clinic. However walking
around in Yachats the other day I sensed that life is getting back to normal.
The shock of the losses has subsided and once again the motels, restaurants,
shops and the new C&K Market were all bustling and busy. In fact last
Saturday evening Yachats had its first red carpet motion picture premier for
“Ghoul from the Tidal Pool”. It’s a film produced and directed by Yachatians, and
featured a cast from Yachats, Waldport, Seal Rock and other locations.
I suspect what’s happening in Yachats is kind of similar to
running in a track meet. First you warm up, bit of stretching, then on to some
light jogging, then you finally prepare for the race and with the sound of the
starters guy off you go.
Going back a few months you could sense the state of affairs
in Yachats was a mixed bag of “what’s going to happen, and wait something is
happening”.We were in the warm up
stages and everyone was trying to re-adjust to the losses and try out new
schedules for shopping and other tasks. Then things began to move a bit faster.
The rumors about the opening of the new Market signaled that someone was coming
to Yachats to help the residents and visitors enjoy Yachats and have a good
place to shop locally. At the same time the shops and other businesses started
making moves. The book store moved into a bigger shop and a new shop took over
the book stores old space. The restaurants continued to serve quality meals to
locals and visitors alike. Finally as if on cue Yachats threw down the welcome
mat for Spring Break visitors and the Market had a bang up grand opening BBQ
open to everyone.
So we started off slowly, warmed up and got the tempo
adjusted, then sprinted though Spring Beak and are now preparing for the rest
of spring and everyone is gearing up for summer.
I know that in Waldport for Beachcomber Days and in Florence with Rhody Days
people there have the same sensation of running in a track meet. They begin
warming up and deciding what’s going to happen at the festivals, then they jog
about putting all the physical elements of the festivals in place then finally
sprint into the three day events and go full speed ahead until the party ends.
At the moment Yachats is operating normally with the usual
amount of rumors about who is going to take over the closed Landmark Lounge and
Restaurant while Florence is gearing up for Rhody Days and Waldport is celebrating
a new radio station 820 AM, The Crab.
So from the looks of things, it’s all getting back to normal.
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