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A Goonie fan's story for this virtual Goonies weekend: "I was 9 years old when I saw 'The Goonies' in the cinema first time round," Dave Saville of Bristol, England, wrote. "… It's my fave 1980s movie of all time. … My quest was to go and see the locations of 'The Goonies,' and where it was filmed.

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Lewis & Clark Fire and Rescue held its annual awards banquet for volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians in March. Fire Chief Jeff Golightly and Training Officer Flint Hel…

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In just 13 days, realtors with Windermere Real Estate raised nearly $170,000 for approximately 50 food banks across Oregon and southwest Washington. The total donated by offices in Lincoln Cit…

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Former Astorian reporter Kyle Spurr, who now works for the Bend Bulletin, recently wrote an article with an Astoria twist.

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The city of Astoria Historic Landmarks Commission is seeking nominations for the Dr. Edward Harvey Historic Preservation Award, presented to recognize a property owner who has completed exteri…

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Astoria Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution is not holding a public retirement of American flags on Flag Day at Fort Stevens State Park this year due to social distancing. Flags will …

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ILWACO, Wash. — Three free days are being offered by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission in June. The first is Saturday, in recognition of National Trails Day; the second is S…

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Fun rerun: ABC World News with Diane Sawyer was doing a segment on how to protect your phone, and included a clip from the video "LifeProof iPhone 4S Case Extreme Stress Test" (tinyurl.com/cam…

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"My husband, Larry, and I noticed in the past two days that the osprey nest in Independence looks abandoned," Ginger Gestra wrote May 27. "The sticks are strewn about and no sign of the pair. …

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Just be thankful in this coronavirus era that the post office isn't resorting to late 1800s tactics, and puncturing your mail.

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For those very seriously into social distancing combined with fine dining, a trip to Sweden might be in order to visit Bord för En (Table for One) in Ransäter, Sweden, which has been in the ne…

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"Astoria was on KGW last weekend," Jeff Daly wrote. "As the anchor lead-in said, 'We are ready for some good news.'

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CANNON BEACH — The Carol Homme Memorial Scholarship for 2020 was awarded by the Cannon Beach Chorus to Marin Donohue, of Warrenton, left, and Erin Grauff, of Astoria, right. The annual scholar…

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

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WARRENTON — Because all public gatherings were canceled due to the coronavirus, Gateway Masonic Lodge No. 175 was unable to hold its 60th Annual Warrenton High School Honor Student Banquet on …

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A 5-foot long GPS-tracked miniboat, designed by local students as part of the Columbia River Maritime Museum’s miniboat program, will be launched from a tugboat into the Columbia River near th…

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Here is the sixth installment of Daymon Garrett Edward's (pictured, inset) memoir about owning and living in the Waldorf Hotel (aka the Merwyn Hotel) on Duane Street from 1979 to 1980. This ex…

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Henry Aldridge & Son Ltd. of Devizes, England, is holding yet another Titanic memorabilia auction, and one of the items up for bid on June 20 is a 4 by 5 inch photo of a peculiarly-shaped …

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Michelle Adams of Astoria recently posted a photo of a gravestone in the Whittle and Hubbard Cemetery in Castle Rock, Washington, on the Astoria, Oregon: Culture, Tales and History Facebook page.

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Miscreant Oregon cows recently took on tech giant Google, and managed to cause a small network outage, DataCenterDynamics.com reports (bit.ly/badcows).

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An interesting morsel from the May 28, 1885 edition of The Daily Morning Astorian:

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"I started a COVID-19 Victory Garden Contest, and it has really taken off!" Melanie Gabriel (pictured) of Lake Oswego wrote. (She was born in Astoria, and her mother, Megan Gabriel, graduated …

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Portlander Brian Landreth put a sign on his front lawn asking his neighbors to choose from five colors to paint his house. A QR code on the sign linked to an online questionnaire to state thei…

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A little post-election tidbit: Pictured, courtesy of the Oregon Historical Society (bit.ly/OHSabigail), Multnomah Country Clerk John B. Coffey with suffragette Abigail Scott Duniway (1834-1915…

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According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, after the Civil War ended, in 1868, it was decided that Decoration Day (now Memorial Day), a time for the nation to decorate the graves of…

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"We have been tracking this cute Guadalupe fur seal as it makes its way up the Oregon Coast," the Seaside Aquarium posted May 14, on its Facebook page with the photo shown. The aquarium is par…

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"I have often wondered in my research if divorce is more prevalent here than other locales," Lauri Kramer Serafin wrote. She and her husband, Pete, own the historic Forsstrom House (theforsstr…

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Here is the fifth installment of Daymon Garrett Edward’s (pictured, inset) memoir about owning the Waldorf Hotel (aka the Merwyn Hotel) on Duane Street in Astoria from 1979 to 1980, where he a…

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From The Daily Morning Astorian, May 21, 1889: “Capt. Pohlman, of Oregon, reported on his arrival yesterday that when coming up from San Francisco, and about 60 miles south of the bar between …

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From The Daily Astorian, May 21, 1881:"Great bargains are now offered in the city of Williamsport for any persons wishing to locate from one lot to five acres. It is well adapted for gardens, …

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The United Way of Clatsop County awarded a total of $22,000 from its COVID-19 Response Fund on May 4 to 11 health and human services organizations in a second round of grants to regional nonpr…

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