CHART members tour new kitchen


By Sue Cody

CHART Sept 14%2c 2015More than a dozen people met Monday for the CHART Community Health Advocacy & Resource Team at Columbia Memorial Hospital’s Coho Room in Astoria.

Updates were presented on the Northwest Coast Trails Coalition, Extraordinary Living, Way to Wellville Worksite Wellness, Rx for Play and a walking challenge.

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park Superintendent Scott Tucker gave a presentation about a walking challenge, “I would walk 2,000 miles.” Teams of five to 10 people will be able to track miles and set goals, such as 500 miles in 120 days or 2,000 miles in 365 days. It is sponsored by the park, Clatsop County Public Health, The Way to Wellville, Sunset Empire Parks and Recreation District, Astoria Parks and Recreation, Columbia Memorial Hospital and Providence Seaside Hospital. Information and registration will soon be available on the Facebook page: “I will walk 2,000 miles Clatsop County,” or

Merianne Myers gave a tour of the North Coast Food Web building and commercial kitchen at 577 18th St. Health snacks from local vendors were served, including cheese from Skamokawa Farmstead Creamery, fruit from Astoria Coop and apple crisp from local apples.

The Food Web sponsors the River People Farmers Market from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursdays at 13th and Duane streets in Astoria. Myers reminded everyone that “Food Talk on Coast Community Radio” is broadcast at 9:30 to 10 a.m. the first and third Mondays of each month. The programs can be heard at KMUN 91.9 FM or KTCB 89.9 FM.

Classes are set to begin at the kitchen in October. A schedule will soon be available at