MORE STORIES gallery reopening

Three months after a closure due to water damage from an apartment above the business, the Esoteric Stuff gallery will open again for First Wednesday tonight.

After wrapping and removing individual gallery items, replacing flooring and walls and installing new carpet, the shop is open for business again. It will be open for the holiday season until mid-December with sale prices. Visit or stop by Wednesday to Friday, 3 to 6 p.m. or Saturdays noon to 5 p.m.

New trail bridges built in Tillamook Forest

Oregon Department of Forestry recently constructed two new off-highway vehicle (OHV) trail bridges on the Elliott Creek and Military OHV trails, which cross the Devil’s Lake Fork on the Wilson River, an important salmon stream in the northern Coast Range near mile marker 33 on State Highway 6.

The project replaced failing and poorly located bridges, and enhanced and restored stream habitat through trail and bridge relocation.

The new 114 foot-long bridge on the Elliott Creek Trail replaced four bridges that were located within the stream channel and floodplain. One was failing, and all risked damage during a major flood or storm.

The project was funded entirely through grants, including a Yamaha Access Initiative GRANT to support bridge design and engineering work. The GRANT (Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nation’s Trails) was awarded as part of the Yamaha OHV Access Initiative promoting safe, responsible riding and open, sustainable riding areas.

For more information, call Natasha Spoden at 503-359-4818.

Doggie daycare closing

Owners of Dogs at Play Doggie Daycare on Pacific Avenue in Forest Grove will close their business Nov. 30.

Pruitt’s Farm annual bazaar opens again

Pruitt’s Farm, 39470 S.W. Geiger Road in Cornelius, will open its annual holiday bazaar with crafts and gifts for the whole family and even pets until Dec. 14. They’re open Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Crafters wanting to sell their items during the bazaar can see the cashier for a registration form. Call 503-357-6981 for more information.

Meals served at community center

The Meals on Wheels People organization serves lunch daily at the Forest Grove Senior and Community Center, 2037 Douglas St. There are always two entrée options. For individuals age 60 and older the suggested donation is $3. The price for 59 years old and younger is $6.80. On Friday, Nov. 8, Judy’s homemade liver and onions will be served.

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