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In the news on the environmental front: Astorian and nautical writer Peter Marsh alerted the Ear to the work of Copenhagen artist Thomas Dambo, who calls himself a "recycled art activist."

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"Astoria has been named one of the best kid-friendly fishing destinations on the West Coast!" Allison Arthurs of FishingBooker.com declared. "Astoria came in third place! The list was based on…

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Here's a tidbit for North Coast sports fans: "The recent World Series between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals held some interest for a couple of Clatsop County residents, who j…

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"… Check out this lurking deep-sea squid (Grimalditeuthis bonplandi)," the the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office of Ocean Exploration and Research posted on its Facebook p…

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Since Veterans Day was on Monday, this is a good time to make people aware of the Chapman University Center for American War Letters (bit.ly/warltrs) and its Million Letters Campaign.

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Tom Helbig of Tomfoolery Outdoors (tomfooleryoutdoors.com) in Dayton, Ohio, was visiting town last week while on his Tomfoolery Good Vibes Tour, which entails riding his bike around the perime…

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From the Wednesday, Nov. 14, 1883 edition of The Daily Morning Astorian: 

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Paige Mino is a National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration seasonal research assistant for the Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program.

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The North Coast chapter of ABATE of Oregon is holding its annual fundraising Spaghetti Dinner and Auction at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Astoria Moose Lodge, 420 17th St.

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WARRENTON — A Holiday Market takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Pacific Grange, 90475 U.S. Highway 101.

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Three teenagers are winners of an essay contest for high school students in Clatsop County and Pacific County, Washington. Indivisible North Coast Oregon and the American Association of Univer…

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KNAPPA — The Knappa Prairie Cemetery Association invites the public to attend a dedication ceremony of the new Veterans Memorial at 11 a.m. Monday, Veterans Day, at the cemetery, 92892 Knappa …

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"Talking to my kids, Gage (13) and Darrian Cavett (5), about why I donated money at the store for the food baskets led to Gage asking if we had any more to give," Kendra Cavett wrote.

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North Coast singer Maggie Kitson is still battling cancer. "As many of you know, my mother Maggie had surgery in April 2018 to remove a cancerous tumor from her colon," her daughter, Bridget K…

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A little something for marine life enthusiasts: The research vessel REV Ocean was in a fjord near Ørstafjorden, Norway, when divers spotted an enormous, undulating blob floating around at abou…

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Did you know that a Ford commercial was filmed at the Port of Ilwaco, Washington, last July? It was good news for the port, which received $5,500 for the inconvenience.

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From The Daily Morning Astorian, Thursday, Nov. 7, 1889: "Astoria is now in instant communication with the surrounding points of Alderbrook, Fort Stevens, Ilwaco and Chinook. A cable will soon…

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The Ear was delighted to receive an email from the Security Baron company that started off on a happy note: "Astoria ranked as one of the safest cities in Oregon, reveals study," based on the …

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"Al Venter is at it again," former newsroom colleague Patrick Webb wrote. "The former Chinook, Washington, author, now has an East Coast home base. His new book, 'The Last of Africa's Cold War…

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ILWACO, Wash. — The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission offers its two final free days of the year on Nov. 11 and 29. On these free days, day-use visitors will not need a Discover…

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Astoria Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution created memory mats for use by residents at Clatsop Care Center. Pictured, from left, members Sue Glen, Chairwoman Doris Rademacher-Dramov …

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Rumors abound that Fort Stevens State Park, especially Battery Russell, is haunted. There are tales of a young man with a flashlight looking for enemy soldiers, another in a soldier's uniform,…

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A Halloween must-see horror movie with a local touch is “It Came from Beneath the Sea,” about an octopus on the rampage. A colorful poster from the 1955 film is shown.

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Want to dress up for Halloween with minimal effort and expense? Check out “102 cheap and easy Halloween costumes,” with instructions, from Livingonthecheap.com (tinyurl.com/hallowup).

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A ghostly encounter, dated March 29, 1894, from the George Flavel Facebook page (courtesy of the Clatsop County Historical Society):

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"CPH security has been dealing with a rash of vandalism the last couple of weeks," Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna, Alaska, posted on its Facebook page on Oct. 24. "Several vehicles hav…

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On Aug. 16, deep in the woods in North Carolina, there was an intriguing sighting by Hickory resident and Bigfoot tracker Doug Teague. So, of course, the Ear saved his adventure for Halloween.

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Twitter posts took a macabre twist with The Tweet Hereafter website which, ironically, died and was resurrected by the Internet Archive at bit.ly/gonetweet. The site was a compilation of the l…

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The Astoria Rotary honored two Astoria High School seniors, Nicole Ramsdell and Dylan Altheide-Nielson, as Students of the Month for October. Students of the Month are selected from the junior…

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Pictured, from the 100-Year Astoria Kiwanis Celebration are Astoria club president Tod Jones, left, and past Northwest District Governor Jerry Deas, presenting the commemorative brick that wil…