NORTH COAST THE DAILY ASTORIAN • TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2015 3A Olympia Sroufe Memorial Fountain to be repaired, relocated Beach oyster Cannon to place drinking fountain near library story on tap By ERICK BENGEL EO Media Group In a Nature Matters pro- gram presentation, Rose Rimler tells the story of the Olympia oyster Thursday at the Fort George Lovell room. There is no cost for this event, and the doors open at 6 p.m. Rimler will discuss the overharvest of the Olympia oyster around the turn of the 20th century; the life cy- cle of this species; current efforts to restore the pop- ulation to its former abun- dance; and the ecological benefits of a healthy popu- lation of native oysters. She is a recipient of the 2014-15 Oregon Sea Grant Natural Resources fellow- ship, which she is carrying out at the Tillamook Es- tuaries Partnership (TEP) in Garibaldi. She has a master’s degree in marine biology and a bachelor’s degree in integrative biol- ogy, and has worked and volunteered at three dif- ferent aquariums. She is a volunteer at the Haystack Rock Awareness Program in Cannon Beach. Nature Matters is a pro- gram from the North Coast Watershed Association and Lewis and Clark National Historical Park in partner- ship with the Fort George Brewery and Public House. CANNON BEACH — A foun- tain that was created to honor an active community resident 40 years ago will be moved to a more promi- nent location in his honor. The Cannon Beach’s public art committee aims to repair the Sroufe Memorial Fountain and relocate it from behind the Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce to the Can- non Beach Library property. The drinking fountain — a rough- ly 3-foot-tall granite slab crowned with a bronze oyster shell sculp- ture atop several smaller bronze shells — was built and dedicated to Cannon Beach citizen-at-large James Harley Sroufe shortly after his death in 1964. It was designed by prominent Portland architect and Cannon Beach resident the late John Yeon, a friend of the Sroufe family, who owned property on Chapman Point. Harley Sroufe, who owned Sroufe’s Grocery on North Hemlock Street from 1951 until his death, was a member of the city parks committee and led the charge to es- tablish Cannon Beach City Park. “Our father was one of the main movers to get that park created,” his youngest son, Peter Sroufe, said. “He was a highly respected and loved man in the community.” Out of the way The fountain erected in Harley Sroufe’s honor originally stood in the city park he helped create, before the play equipment was built, Public Works Director Dan Grassick said. ERICK BENGEL PHOTO ERICK BENGEL — EO Media Group The city of Cannon Beach plans to relocate the Harley Sroufe memorial fountain from behind the Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce to the Cannon Beach Library. It was dedicated shortly after Sroufe died in 1964. For a time, the fountain sat near the Christian Conference Center. Its current location, between the chamber building and the tennis courts on East Second Avenue, is not doing justice to the fountain or to Harley Sroufe’s legacy, the public art committee decided. “Hardly anybody notices it’s there,” Grassick said. “Especially if there’s a car parked next to it, you don’t even see it.” Moreover, the “fountain” part of the Sroufe memorial fountain hasn’t worked for some time. The city may rehab it “with frost-proof plumbing ... so that it doesn’t freeze in the wintertime,” former Mayor Mike Morgan said. The city may hire a contractor to do the repairs, he added. Once the design review board approves the site plan for the li- brary, the Public Works crew will move the fountain to the library’s southwest corner on city-owned property adjacent to the sidewalk and hook it up to water and sewer services, Grassick said. The city will continue to maintain it, according to the agreement between the city and the library. The project, to be funded from the public art committee budget, is likely to cost between $3,000 and $5,000, he said. Morgan hopes the project will be finished by April before the tourist season begins. “It’s going to be great because there really is no water fountain along Hemlock anywhere,” Morgan said. Functional art Harley Sroufe saw the need for a city park back when few people felt Cannon Beach even needed one, his middle son, Gerald Sroufe, said. After all, “we had a whole beach, right?” In those days, the area was swamp- The full inscription that wraps around the Harley Sroufe memorial fountain reads: “Drink to the mem- ory of Harley Sroufe. A toast from his friends. 1964.” After repairs, it will serve as a drinking fountain once again. sand, Peter Sroufe said, adding that, nowadays, the city wouldn’t be al- lowed to do that to a natural resource. It is poignant that the fountain will end up at the Cannon Beach Library of all places: Harley Sroufe’s wife, Margaret Sroufe, volunteered there for many years, Gerald Sroufe said. Paying respects Wrapped around the fountain’s granite trunk are the words: “Drink to the memory of Harley Sroufe. A toast from his friends. 1964.” “There’s not that many people left around here that knew my dad,” Ger- ald Sroufe said. In its new location, more people will be able to see his father’s memo- rial and pay their respects to his life and work, he said. “It belongs in the public,” Peter Sroufe said. “It belongs in an area that can be seen.” Seaside Jewell School District to be part of leadership initiative Elks host Crab Feed SEASIDE — The Sea- side Elks Lodge, 324 Ave- nue A in Seaside, is holding a fundraising Crab Feed at 6 p.m. Saturday. Only 100 tickets are available at $20 per ticket. Dinner includes a 2.5- to 3-pound fresh crab, salad, garlic bread and dessert. All proceeds will be donat- ed to Meadowood Springs Speech and Hearing Camp for children. A 50/50 Raffle is also being held, with 50 percent going to the win- ner and 50 percent going to Meadowood. Tickets must be pur- chased in advance, and are available at the lodge or by calling 503-738-6651. Providence Seaside offers pain education SEASIDE — A pain ed- ucation class, “Understand- ing pain: With Knowledge Comes Power,” is being offered from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday in Education Center A (lower level) at Providence Seaside Hospi- tal, 725 S. Wahanna Road in Seaside. When people understand how pain really works, their pain decreases. This class is designed to help understand how pain works in the body and brain. Those attending will learn about what pain really is, and how much one’s own actions and thoughts can improve pain. There is no charge for the class, but registration is required. To register, go to www.providence.org/class- es or call the Resource Line at 800-562-8964. For online updates: dailyastorian.com PORTLAND —Aiming for a cohort of 50 district ad- ministrators, the Chalkboard Project launches its school leadership initiative with 71, including the Jewell School District. 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