Capes News – August 2019


A New “Do” has gotten a makeover! Nothing too crazy – we didn’t shave its head and add a nose ring, but we’ve updated the header and changed the color scheme a little, and implemented a new template that should make the site a little more mobile-friendly! Feel free to click around and see what’s new, and let us know if you spot any problems.

Beach fires

August is typically one of the driest months here at the coast, and one thing that we always want to be very careful about is fire. While building a fire on the public beach is not prohibited, there are rules that must be followed in order to safely enjoy a beach fire. Weather conditions should always be considered; avoid all burning during periods of high wind, and/or high temperatures and low humidity. Fires must be laid well away from vegetation, and may not be made with the large, tree-sized logs that frequently wash up on our shores.  Fires should be kept to a reasonable size – no more than 3 feet in diameter with a flame height less than 2 feet high. A beach-goer who builds a fire must have water available to extinguish the blaze, as well – simply burying your fire under the sand will not necessarily put it out. It can continue to smolder and could potentially reignite while unattended, or cause burns to someone (or someone’s dog) walking by unawares. (Luckily, there is water to be found in abundance on the beach – and we’ve got 2 “emergency” buckets stashed under the stairs if you need them!) When putting out your beach fire, you should separate the remaining wood and douse it with water to ensure that it is truly out before you walk away.

If you see a fire burning on the beach that you believe may be in violation of the rules or just plain doesn’t look safe – whether it’s attended or not – you can call the Netarts-Oceanside Fire District, and they will come check it out. Their office number is 503-842-5900. If it’s after hours or a Sunday, you can call the non-emergency number at 503-815-1911.

Check Out Our Equipment 😉

This is just a reminder that the office has pickleball paddles, 2 bocce ball sets and a set of horseshoes all available to borrow 24/7. Instructions for accessing the equipment locker can be found on our Owner’s Only page (you must be a registered user to access!) or in the August newsletter email sent to all homeowners. Get out there and play while the weather permits!

Would You Like Some Cheese With That Wine?

Our annual Wine and Cheese event will take place on Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 4-6 pm at the Bridge House and is open to all Capes owners, their family, friends and guests. The HOA will provide a variety of cheeses to sample, and only ask that you bring a bottle of your favorite wine to share. It’s one of our most popular events and a great opportunity to get to know your neighbors – hope to see you there!

Did You Lose Something?

A black Old Navy jacket was found after the barbecue on July 6th. Contact the office if you think it might be yours!