General Meeting this Friday 

Hello Astoria!! 
If you are reading this before October 31st, we hope to see you downtown for Trick-or-Treating Monday from 3-5pm 🎃 We also hope you'll join us Friday November 4th at 8:30am in the McTavish room in the Liberty Theater (enter on 12th, 2nd floor) for our General Meeting. Our audio and streaming capacity is limited, but if you prefer to attend via Zoom you can register here.  Feel free to download the agenda, and below is an overview of what we'll be chatting about as well as some general announcements:

  • Welcome Chief Kelly
  • Welcome Elisabeth Adams of B-Side
  • Welcome back Astoria Trolley
  • Sunday Market Wrap-Up
  • Join Our Board
  • Interactive Art Walk webpage
  • Shop Plaid Nov 25th
  • Downtown Lighting Ceremony Nov 26th
  • Holiday Bazaar Dec 3rd
  • Bootlegger's Ball Dec 9th
  • Thank-you iFocus!
  • Thank-you to all our new Members and Love Your Streets Volunteers!!

Welcome Chief Kelly

Coming from the Newport News Police Department in Virginia, we'd like to give a warm welcome to Astoria's new Police Chief, Stacy Kelly. Chief Kelly served in various leadership positions in the special operations division, emergency communications division, administrative bureau and patrol bureau and attended the FBI National Academy and the Police Executive Research Forum Senior Management Institute for Police. We're glad you are here Chief Kelly, welcome to Astoria! 👮

Welcome B-Side

We can't imagine Wild Roots Movement and Massage getting any better... Enter: B-Side, complete with a vinyl lounge, bath soaks, salt sauna and massages 🛀 Sound like the perfect remedy for this change in the weather? We think so- and business owner Elisabeth Adams is here to tell us all about it! 

Welcome Back Astoria Trolley

With the Riverwalk fully open we are elated to hear that familiar 'ding ding!!' we all adore!  Join us for a special Trolley run on Halloween and give a wave, hop on board, and welcome back Astoria's favorite Old 300!🚎

Astoria Sunday Market Wrap-Up

We'd like to congratulate all of our vendors on an incredible 2022 Market Season- just WOW!!  What successes did YOU see at the Astoria Sunday Market this Season?  Any memorable stories or moments? What did you see that could use improvement? Ideas for next year? We'd love to hear from you- send your thoughts to 🍐🥖🌼

Join the ADHDA Board

Interested in serving on our Board of Directors?  We'd love to hear from you!  Head this way to fill out an application by November 15th.  Eligible applicants will be voted on by ADHDA members and new board members will be announced by November 30th.  Our dedicated board meets once a month and terms are 3 years- it is a great group to be a part of! ✔️

Art Walk Interactive Webpage

As we continue to explore what our new website can do, we've been adding features we think you'll like, such as the new interactive Art Walk page.  Stay up to date on what exhibitions are happening and come back each month to see new exhibits at Second Saturday Art Walk 🎨

Shop Local, Shop Plaid
Shopping local means supporting small business owners, their families and each other.  Direct your dollars towards our community and find special gifts you can find nowhere else! 
Downtown Holiday Lighting
Join us in front of the beautiful Liberty Theater November 26th at 4:30pm for our annual downtown holiday lighting ceremony!  Say hello to Santa, enjoy traditional carols, have a cup of cocoa and count down to celebrate downtown's festive decorations and lights thanks to all of the amazing efforts of the Astoria Christmas Club! 🎄🌟
Holiday Bazaar December 3rd

Join us December 3rd from 1-6pm at the Liberty Theater for a Holiday Bazaar! Your favorite vendors will be set-up throughout the stunning + holiday decorated historic theater. Santa will be greeting kiddos, refreshments will be served, and live music will be playing throughout the event. See you there! 🎅

Bootlegger's Ball
We've partnered with the Lower Columbia Preservation Society, Clatsop County Historical Society and a variety of downtown businesses and building owners to honor the centennial of the 1922 fire and celebrate our community’s resiliency, rebuilding and history.  Popups, music, theatre, panel discussions, walking tours, exhibits and even a commemorative beer are among the vast menagerie of what is happening throughout downtown. The grand finale is the 1920’s themed Bootlegger’s Ball featuring Pacific Northwest distillers, local music, art, dancers, a costume contest and more. The Bootlegger’s Ball will provide guests an opportunity to sample various distillers signature cocktails and spirit flights while exploring the “speakeasies” throughout the magnificent Liberty Theater complex. Join us for a dynamic show on the Liberty stage throughout the evening as well- all happening December 9th at 6pm.  Watch for tickets available soon at 🎊🍸
Thank-You iFocus!!
We want to give a ginormous shout out to local IT company iFocus for supporting ADHDA in the world of technology for over 10 years.  Chris Womack and his incredible staff have donated their time, expertise and help- all while remaining patient, professional and kind.  We love and appreciate them and can't recommend them enough- thank-you iFocus!! 💻❣️
Thank-You New Members and Volunteers!
Finally, as the month of October draws to a close, we also want to thank all of our new Members as well as all of the volunteers who came out for a fabulous Love Your Streets a couple of weeks ago.  Your support means the world to us, and your dedication is what makes downtown Astoria a beautiful place to be.  Thank-you! 🙏
Shelby, Misty, Atticus & Jessamyn ☔

Questions? Feedback? Contact:
Executive Director, Jessamyn West: (503) 791-7940
Arts and Market Manager, Shelby Meyers: (503) 440-7168
Events and Promotions Manager, Misty Czillinger: (503) 791-9004
Community Outreach Officer, Atticus Larsen: (503) 791-0341

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