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About: Born to Be You (tiful)

nikki luxuria

Brenda Mahaffy, esthetician at Nikki Luxuria, is celebrating the recent opening of her business where she provides waxes, facials, and massages.

Bringing a unique flavor to Seaside as the only esthetician on the West Coast to use organic seaweed infused wax, Mahaffy also distinguishes her craft by incorporating therapeutic elements in every service. The positive ambience is created through tranquil auditory undertones, soft visuals and Mahaffy’s dedication to ensure total relaxation throughout any given process.

An Australian native, Mahaffy was drawn to the Oregon coast due to both its aesthetic allure and proximity of family and friends. Passionate about the symbiotic transfer of energy present in physical treatments, Mahaffy delivers an incomparably soothing and high-caliber experience.

Mission: “To nurture the beauty of YOU! With passion we provide our guests a quality service coupled with superior products in a relaxed tranquil setting. Indulge yourself and leave healthier and revitalized!”

Contact: 503-739-4885

Hours: Monday (by appointment only) and Tuesday-Saturday (9am-7pm)


Located in the  Wheatley/Desler Building at Nikki Luxuria: 734 Broadway Street Seaside, OR 97138

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-Amy Kiefer

Freelance reporter for the Historic Gilbert District


Grand Opening: Moxie Fair Trade


Pictured is Hannah Nebeker (left) and owner Sarah Simmons (right)

Moxie is a unique and conscientious business filled with the eclectic from exclusive jewelry to eco-friendly clothing where everything is handmade. Illustrious and innovative, Moxie is an altruistic institution of significant change in the world of business.

Sarah Simmons, founder, characterizes Moxie as a “super fun store with playful clothing.”

Previously stationed in Manzanita for 11 years, Moxie has been moved to Seaside, Oregon for easy access for those traversing the Oregon Coast.

An established member of the Fair Trade Federation, Moxie demonstrates a genial and equitable approach to conducting business. The Fair Trade Federation is a variant of international trade created to fulfill a humanitarian set of values: providing fair wages, working with marginalized people in desperate need of opportunity, and respecting the environment. It is composed of over 100 nonprofit companies and 45 countries.




Come shop and make a difference!

Located in the Kirwen Building at Seaside Yoga Retreat Center: 609 Broadway St, Seaside, OR 97138

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-Amy Kiefer

Freelance reporter for the Historic Gilbert District

History of Spay and Neuter Thrift Shop

It has been approximately 50 years since a group of concerned and dedicated
people met to find a way to help families on the North Oregon Coast improve the
lives of cats and dogs.

In 1963 a group of local citizens formed the North Coast Animal Haven
Association. In 1965 the original thrift shop was started in a shed. By 1973 the
Association was registered as a non-profit organization. It included all of Clatsop
County. The goal was to build a shelter for unwanted pets.

In the early 80’s all of the organizations’s funds, except for a few dollars, were
used to build a small animal haven. Lacking support from the cities and county, it
failed within a few months. During this time a few dollars were used to help in
spaying and neutering. All the money was derived from the thrift shop.

In November of 1986, receiving no support from North Clatsop County, the by-laws
and charter were revised, changing our name to Tri Cities Spay and Neuter
Association. The goal was to assist in the spaying and neutering of animals in
Seaside, Gearhart, Cannon Beach, the county shelter, and all of School District #10.
Meanwhile the thrift shop moved to its present location at 600 Broadway #6 (on
the Necanicum River).

SHOP PAGE The Shop on the Riverwalk
We revised and adopted formal by-laws in 1993, stating our goals, being more
specific in regard to running the Association. A board of directors was elected. All
finances were derived from thrift shop sales and a few monetary donations. The
thrift shop was operated by volunteers.

The spring and summer of 2001 found us a bit cramped for space in our single
suite so we decided to expand into the space next door (part of the Sundial Travel
area which was not being used). The new section gave us more space to display
clothing while leaving the old section for housewares, bedding, books, tools, and
shoes. It gave us more work and storage space. Approximately four years later we
expanded a second time giving us the three rooms we now occupy. (This was the
other half of the Sundial Travel area which had been used by various business
during those four years.) This third section now includes children’s clothes and
toys, decorative items, and small appliances. In 2013 we moved one of the walls in
our sorting area. This gave us more room to receive donations.

In March of 2012 we decided to offer our spay and neuter certificates to all the
residents of Clatsop County. That same year we purchased a used truck for picking up and delivering donations.

In 2013 we hired a manager to help move us forward
and to alleviate some of the many responsibilities being done by the officers.
We are now connecting with people via the internet. (Currently Tri Cities Spay and
Neuter Thrift Shop is doing business as Spay and Neuter Thrift Shop of Seaside,
Oregon.) Visit our Facebook page (Spay and Neuter Thrift Shop), check out our
website at, or contact us at

The Spay and Neuter Thrift Shop continues to supply the residents of Clatsop
county with clean, affordable clothing and household items, but most especially,
certificates for the spaying and neutering of cats and dogs. (In 2013 we provided
1121 certificates for $45,245.00. In 2014 we funded 970 certificates for
$29,100.00.) We also assist the Clatsop County Animal Shelter with spaying and
neutering and provide the South County Food Bank with a small stipend for pet

We operate with an all volunteer organization with the exception of a paid
bookkeeper. In 2014 we made the decision to forgo the manager’s position and
have a manager for each day of the week. We now have a Work Force cashier who
is paid through the Work Force progam. We welcome and continue to receive
donations of all kinds, although extremely large items are often difficult to display.
Community members can continue to help by providing us with clean, usable
clothing and small household items or by volunteering in some capacity.
Our winter house are 10 – 4 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The
shop is open on Sunday’s from 11 – 3 from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Wednesdays are reserved for cleaning and sorting.
We would like to thank our many volunteers and contributors who have made the
past 50 plus years successful allowing us to spay and neuter thousands of cats
and dogs in Clatsop County.

Help us celebrate over 50 years of spaying and neutering by stopping by to
volunteer, shop, or just say hello.

Cheryle Barker
Spay and Neuter Thrift Shop of Seaside, Oregon

Cheryle Barker Spay and Neuter Thrift Shop of Seaside, Oregon

Cheryle Barker
Spay and Neuter Thrift Shop
of Seaside, Oregon

Gilbert District to participate in Shop Small Saturday by Seaside Signal

By Katherine LacazeThe Daily Astorian
Published: November 21, 2014 2:29PM

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The Gilbert District will participate in Shop Small Saturday for the first time on Nov. 29.

Eighteen locally owned businesses in the historic Gilbert District are making it worthwhile to shop small during the traditional post-Thanksgiving shopping frenzy.

The Gilbert District will be participating for the first time in the national Shop Small Saturday campaign Nov. 29 with an all-day event highlighting the district’s 100th anniversary. Shoppers will be encouraged to patronize small and local businesses.

“The shops here are really unique and have things you can’t get anywhere else,” said Kathleen DeLand-Peterson, the neighborhood champion and event organizer. “There is a place for Internet shopping, but nothing can replace going into a store and looking, and feeling, and touching and seeing the item you want to purchase.”

Shop Small Saturday was created in 2010 by American Express, but businesses do not have to accept American Express to participate in a neighborhood event. In 2012, neighborhoods across the country were encouraged to host events to bring together their communities and encourage local shopping.

At least 18 businesses from the district, which encompasses the four city blocks on the corners of Broadway and Holladay Drive, will distribute 100 collectible cards during their regular business hours. All the cards will contain information directing people to an online blog to learn more about the Gilbert District.

The district has a “rich and colorful history that we would like to share with the community,” DeLand-Peterson said, adding, “What would be better than to have a memento of the 100th year (of the district’s existence) and the businesses that were here on that 100th year?”

Cards for each corresponding business will have specific store information and also make the holder eligible for a later promotion, such as a discount, special or gift. Card holders are encouraged to keep their cards for future savings.

DeLand-Peterson said businesses can decide what promotions they want to tie to the card at a later date, when they have slow periods.

She also hopes the event will encourage locals to visit businesses they haven’t visited before. Several shops’ prices are comparable to their Portland equivalents, DeLand-Peterson said.

“It’s just a really fun event to get the community involved,” she added.

In addition to handing out cards for future use, several businesses also will hold store promotions on Nov. 29. For instance, Beach Books will offer 10 percent off all store merchandise from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.;  Seaside Yoga, Shear Pleasures Salon & Spa and Hold Fast Tattoo Company are offering discounted gift certificates.

If the event goes well this year, DeLand-Peterson hopes the district will participate in the future.


Thank you Seaside Signal for your continued support of the Historic Gilbert District
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logoCome enjoy Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Cocktails, Happy Hour or Sunday Brunch at McKeown’s. Sit in Wicker chairs next to Palm Trees and enjoy a view. Great Food, Great People and “Something for Everyone” on our menu. Open 7 Days at 8 am. Voted “Best Breakfast” “Best Sunday Brunch” Best Desserts” Fabulous $3.50 Margaritas all day long! Reservations & groups accepted.

First North Broadway


Seaside Coffee House


Seaside Coffee House  is the only coffee house around that can say they roast and blend their own espresso. We have a “Coffee Wall” that has over 30 different kinds of roasts and blends, including  up  to 10 different flavors. We also have 49 different teas. Hot Soup, Hot Bites, all natural smooties and baked pastries. Free Wi-fi.

Open 7am-5pm Daily.

5  North Holladay


SunRose Gallery

sunroseColorful and inspiring, SunRose features the spectrum of creative, recycle art  to fine art mosaics by local, regional and nationally known artists. Visit with owner and artist Cathy Tippin in her studio as she creates broken china mosaics in the French tradition! SunRose also offers artful women’s accessories, gifts, home decor and eclectic garden art.

606 Broadway


Tora Sushi Lounge

logoTora Sushi Lounge will delight you with their Japanese Style Cuisine. Beautiful crafted sushi rolls, sashimi, appetizers, udon noodles, teriyaki and more are waiting for you. Sit at the sushi bar or at a quiet table. Perfect for a romantic or family dinner, business meeting or party.
619 Broadway
Seaside, Oregon 97138