2019 Dancing with the Coastal Stars

3rd Annual Dancing with the Coastal Stars!

Join us for the 3rd Annual Dancing with the Coastal Stars on Friday, Sept. 27, at the Performing Arts Center in Newport! That night, seven couples from our community – none of them professional dancers — will “wow” us with their newly learned dance moves, all to raise money to support the vital work of […]

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Kelly Gutierrez and Kyle Rickard

Kelly Gutierrez and Kyle Rickard have lived in the area for 14 years, currently in Toledo. Despite having worked at Local Ocean Seafoods for many years, Kelly feels she is probably best-known in the community as “Sequoia’s mom.” Kyle is a lab technician for the City of Newport and takes every opportunity he can get […]

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Minda Stiles and Itchung Cheung

Minda Stiles and Itchung Cheung feel lucky to call Newport home and to be able to contribute to their community. Both work at the Hatfield Marine Science Center, where Itchung teaches and manages the academic programs, and Minda provides administrative support to marine mammal researchers. When not on the job, Minda volunteers with Porthole Players, […]

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Don Chapin and Linda Yapp Chapin

Don and Linda met in Newport in 1997 and now live in Otter Rock with their two dogs and twin cats. While both are attempting to ease out of their careers and into retirement, the two are still active in the organizations they started more than three decades ago — Linda with the Nye Beach […]

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Dustin and Amanda Capri

Dustin and Amanda Capri spend their days designing thoughtful buildings through their practice, Capri Architecture, in Newport. By evening, they raise their two children, a dog, a garden and rabbits (sometimes 30 at one time) on their urban homestead. While Amanda participated in dance teams throughout high school and in cheerleading at the University of […]

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Andy and Sarah Albright

Married for 15 years, Andy and Sarah Albright first met at church in Denver, Colorado, and eventually made their way to Newport, where they have lived for the past six years. Andy serves as the lead pastor at Newport Church of the Nazarene, and Sarah is the school counselor at Yaquina View Elementary. Together, they […]

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Steve and Bunny Dooher

Steve and Bunny Dooher have called Newport home for nearly four decades. After serving in the Peace Corps in Chad, Africa, Steve settled into work as a pharmacist here in Newport for over 36 years. Bunny worked for both the Lincoln County School District and Roby’s Furniture, where she enjoyed meeting people. Their sons Tim […]

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Joe and Chasse Davidson

Joe and Chasse Davidson moved to Newport from the Willamette Valley shortly after their wedding in 2007. They love the small-town community as a place to raise their two children, Josie and Calvin. For work, Joe serves the county as Lincoln County Assessor, and Chasse owns and manages Toledo Clayworks, a local pottery studio and […]

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