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SVENSEN — Volunteer drivers are needed to deliver meals to home-bound seniors on Wednesdays and Thursdays, in the late morning or early afternoon.

Record-breaking cold weather and winter storms across the U.S. have had a significant impact on blood and platelet donations. The American Red Cross is urging healthy individuals, especially t…

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, there will not be Girl Scout cookie booths this year. Instead, people can support local troops by ordering cookies online through the Girl Scout Cookie Fin…

CANNON BEACH — The Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce virtual awards ceremony was held Feb. 18 to celebrate and recognize the hard work and outstanding accomplishments of its members. A video of…

Due to COVID-19, the AARP Smart Driver course can now be taken online to help refresh driving skills, increase confidence on the road and learn the latest traffic laws and proven safe-driving …

Grim rerun: Financier John Jacob Astor III, 67, grandson of Astoria’s founder, died Feb. 22, 1890, in New York, of heart failure. It's estimated he was worth around $200 million (about $5 bill…

The story, "Life on That Crag in a Storm," in the Feb. 18, 1888 edition of The Daily Astorian, tells of J. M. Flynn's harrowing experience in the Tillamook Rock Lighthouse. He relayed the tale…

"Other than to go to physical therapy in Astoria twice a week, I've pretty much been housebound for many months," Long Beach Peninsula resident Jan Bono wrote. "Recently, however, I really nee…

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away."

Now that crabbing season is upon us, fishermen will be out on the water catching as much Dungeness as they can. Ever wonder where they are fishing, exactly? Or where any type of fishing vessel…

TLC, a division of Fibre Federal Credit Union, is helping children save money and save homeless animals. For every new member 18 or younger who signs up for a Cash Club or Student Savings acco…

The following students have qualified for the honor roll by earning a 3.5 grade point average or higher at school.

SEASIDE — Seaside High School senior Westin Carter, sponsored by Seaside Elks Lodge No. 1748, was named the male Most Valuable Student by the Oregon State Elks Association. 

So many times we hear of a sad end for a sea turtle who gets stunned in winter water that is too cold for them, and winds up stranded on an Oregon beach. Despite efforts to save them, most do …

From The Daily Morning Astorian, Friday, Feb. 18, 1887: George Harmon's tale of the boat Dawn, which he owned with Capt. A. H. Church.

"My wife, Liz, and I made a fun little discovery this Valentine’s weekend," John Jolley wrote, "that folks thought I ought to send in to the paper.

In September 2019, professional rower, sailor and navigator Lia Ditton completed a five-day Columbia River row from Portland to the Hammond Marina, as reported in The Astorian by Lucy Kleiner …

The Ear was driving on U.S. Highway 20 just east of Westport on a recent Wednesday, when a small freight train (a locomotive and four boxcars) appeared, slowly heading west. The Ear had never …

Fun rerun: Astorian Jerry Olson sent in a photo of Maila Nurmi, aka Vampira, on a stamp issued in Finland recently.

The memory of Bayocean, the resort town near Tillamook Bay that fell into the sea, still lingers. Founded in 1906 by Thomas Potter, the town grew and thrived until the construction of a jetty …

"Recent storms, big surf, and high tides have brought in a lot of large logs," Tiffany Boothe of the Seaside Aquarium warns. "Logs on the beach are wet and extremely heavy. It only takes a few…

Divers found that a rusted, algae-covered Volkswagen — swept away during the 2011 tsunami in Japan and landing 60 feet deep on the bottom of Okirai Bay — has become a habitat for marine life, …

‘Tis the season for sailors’ valentines. These unique and time-consuming gifts are boxes decorated with intricate patterns and made of hundreds of seashells.

Martha "Marty" Lavonne Benthin Evans has been missing for 31 years this month. According to The Doe Network (bit.ly/DoeNetMarty), Marty, 33, left the High Climber Room Lounge in Knappa on Feb.…

Here's a little morsel that will hopefully improve the odds for Oregon Lottery Scratch-It fans: Pierce Lamb — a senior web developer who works full time while studying for his master's degree …

Be happy you're not living in the mid-1800s around Valentine's Day, when all was not candy, flowers and declarations of love.

Astorian Peter Marsh (sea-to-summit.net) sent in this BBC tidbit, "Brexit: 'Under-loved' fish renamed for British tastes" (bitly.com/brexfish), filed under Smart Fish Marketing 101.

Before you consider whining about the chill in the air, read The Daily Astorian's weather-related comments from Feb. 12, 1884:

NEHALEM — The eighth annual Give Seeds a Chance: Seed Exchange is being held until Feb. 28 at Wild Coast Goods, 35870 7th St. in Nehalem, open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday through Sunday.

Jena Russell of the Astoria Future Farmers of America chapter was elected the Northwest District FFA reporter last month. She will represent nine schools in the northwestern region of Oregon a…

Jo Ann Dawley, who lives at the Columbia House Condominiums, first noticed the Columbia River swimmer in October. Then she spotted him again just before Christmas, and again in early January. …

Nostalgic rerun: Jim Furnish found a very large U.S. Coast Guard bBuoy near Gearhart last weekend. "It was moaning away," he noted, "like some long lost ghost ship of doomed souls — so forlorn…

Julie Engstrom asked, "Does anyone know what the numbers mean on the big rocks on the jetty?" on the Long Beach Peninsula Friends of Facebook page. Her photo of some North Jetty boulders is shown.

Since the seemingly endless pandemic continues, it behooves us to keep ourselves entertained at home, instead of falling into the doldrums.

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