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Mike Duncan wrote in about his former Astoria High School classmate, Tom Peterson, who was visiting Astoria from New Mexico, and brought along an incredibly detailed 16:1 scale model of his fa…

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"As you may be aware, there has been a full-size skeleton hanging below the glass floor inset by our fireplace for about four years," Tony Kischner, owner of Astoria's Bridgewater Bistro, wrote.

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There seem to be a lot of chickens in Astoria, so: No matter how much you are tempted, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests you restrain yourself and not "kiss backyard poul…

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A rare giant oyster was found at an oyster farm in western France in August, TheLocal.fr reports. The mighty mollusk, almost 10 inches long, and weighing in at a little over 3 pounds, is pictu…

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Scientists have been, once again, trying to find out if Colossal Claude's Scottish cousin, the Loch Ness Monster, aka Nessie, really is roaming the loch, LochNessHunters.com reports.

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From The Daily Astorian, Sunday, Sept. 19, 1897: Knappa, Sept. 16 — The long expected arrival of the advance train of the Astoria & Columbia River railroad was the occasion for great rejoi…

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"Do you love the 'Kindergarten Cop' murals at Astor Elementary School?" Astoria artist Judith Niland (pictured) wants to know. "I do! I painted them with the help of friends!" she explained "A…

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The Oregon/Costa Rica Partners of the Americas recently hosted 11 Costa Rican guests for five days in their homes in the Columbia-Pacific region. The group visited Astoria, Seaside and Cannon Beach.

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Members of Vasa Order of America Astor Lodge No. 215 traveled to Mount Vernon, Washington, for the Vasa Pacific Northwest District 13 convention on Sept. 14. Delegates were Trudy Enke and Kare…

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Cultural organizations across Oregon will receive more than $2.7 million in funding from the Oregon Cultural Trust in 2020. Among those receiving funds were five organizations from the North Coast:

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The Coast Guard Foundation has awarded a scholarship to Justin Villa, right, of Astoria. Villa, who is the son of Chief Petty Officer Joseph Villa, left, will attend the University of Washingt…

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On Sept. 7, Michael A. Kee, of Boy Scout Troop 509 in Warrenton, celebrated earning the rank of Eagle Scout with a traditional ceremony.

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The Clatsop County Cultural Coalition is funded by the Oregon Cultural Trust to award funding that supports, maintains, preserves and promotes cultural programs in the visual and performing ar…

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The Sunset Empire Transportation District's one-hour public tranmit engagement program holds two sessions a week, and gives attendees the facts and guidelines needed to ride the bus or access …

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Oregon Care Partners hosts a free, instructor-led class, "Positive Approach to Alzheimer's and Dementia Care," from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 204 W. Marine Drive.

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Astoria Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution has distributed packets of information to area elementary, middle and high schools for the Good Citizen, history, Christopher Columbus and …

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Fun rerun from June 6, 2008: Lynda Stewart called about a little ritual she sees every morning from her window at work at a local dental office. At 7 a.m., David Armstrong walks out of the Ros…

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NW Natural and the American Red Cross are hosting “Get Ready North Coast” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Astoria Armory, 1636 Exchange St.

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The Astoria branch of the American Association of University Women is kicking off its new year with a panel presentation on the importance of the sciences to women and girls at 6 p.m. Tuesday …

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Fall is in the air, and one of the things that comes to mind is pumpkins. Halloween, pumpkin pies, pumpkin bread, you name it. So it's no wonder that a story about Alaska's biggest pumpkin eve…

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"These planes flew over my friend Karen Hoyt and me early one morning," Cannon Beach resident Pam Chater wrote. Scott Everson's drawing of the planes is shown.

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While researching, the Ear came across some postal oddities in "Oregon Geographic Names: IV; Additions since 1944" (bit.ly/weirdpo). Pictured, Astoria's first post office. 

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"We’ve recently had quite a few birds washing ashore with a plethora of issues including horribly low body weight, no water proofing (… rendering them unable to float for extended periods of t…

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Astorians Craig and Sara Wisti recently visited some of his cousins in Finland, and while there, took a trip to the church at Vimpeli, aka the Round Church, which also has family ties: his gre…

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On the Facebook page "You know you're from Seaside/Clatsop County when …" there was a real scroll-stopper, posted on Tuesday: Professional photographer James Whitney Young's (youngsphotogaller…

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If you will recall, Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard (EMILY) is a lifesaving device for swimmers in trouble, and just this summer was deployed to rescue grateful members of a family in …

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The PEO STAR Scholarship for the 2019-20 academic year was presented to Nara Van De Grift, a senior at Astoria High School, by Sue Farmer, Janet Kemp and Mary Bales.

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The Harbor has received city grants from Astoria, Seaside and Cannon Beach; combined, they award $30,800 annually to support The Harbor’s work throughout Clatsop County.

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OLNEY — The annual Olney Grange No. 793 Pit Beef Barbecue fundraiser is being held from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the grange hall, 89342 Highway 202, about 10 miles from Astoria.

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A Typewriter Type-In event is being held from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the Flag Room at the Astoria Library, 450 10th St. Children and visitors are welcome.

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Recruitment for the upcoming 4-H year is now open for youth ages 5 to 19 to learn about electricity, engineering, animal science, photography, dogs, horses and more.

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Medicare’s fall open enrollment is Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. During this period Medicare beneficiaries may join, disenroll or change Part D prescription drug coverage or a Medicare Advantage plan.

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TLC, a Division of Fibre Federal Credit Union, has partnered with selected colleges and hospitals within its field of membership for a multiyear grant program.

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Students in grades nine through 12 in Clatsop and Pacific counties are invited to submit an original personal essay to win cash prizes.

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The Wildlife Center of the North Coast is looking for volunteers to help the animal care and animal care support teams on site with the rehabilitation of orphaned and injured wildlife.

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Mahjong lessons are being offered by the River Dragons for eight to 10 weeks, depending on skill level and previous experience, beginning Wednesday. The Max Robertson Rules Book will be used, …

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Fun rerun from Aug. 27, 2010: Tom Anderson of Gearhart, pictured, top left, has an interesting oddity solidly planted in the middle of his backyard. It's a bunker, or a shelter — or both. You …