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On a startlingly beautiful Wednesday evening in the waning days of August, a dozen or so people gathered on the beachfront patio of a private home in the Cove to hold the second meeting of the…

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While Seaside hit the height of summer activity last month with thousands of visitors in the short span of time between the Seaside Beach Volleyball Tournament and the Hood To Coast relay, the…

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Each morning and afternoon I walk down Broadway towards the sea. I am quick to offer up a friendly good morning and a tip of my hat to many of the folks passing by, most of the time I get a sm…

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I intend to dismiss my suit against the city (see “Seaside drowning suit,” A-1). The suit was my way of fulfilling an obligation I felt to Conner. The last act I could do for him, defend his c…

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We don’t get into Portland very often but when we are there, we eat. While our friends on the coast tend to head into Portland to shop, see specialty doctors, visit grandkids, hit the airport,…

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Growing up in the 60s, nearly every household boasted a collection of board games. My own family owned “Sorry,” “Clue,” “Concentration,” “MouseTrap,” The Game of Life” and of course, “Monopoly…

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I started working with the Sunset Empire Park and Recreation District 16 years ago. It was a pleasant September day and like many of the jobs around the district, it included a little bit of e…

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It’s been a couple weeks since I purchased a magnesite sideways cross bracelet from Jennifer Lynn Loper, jewelry designer, mixed media artist, Reiki master, and proprietor of Zen Living Arts, …

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Before the REdfield-8 phone numbers were used in Seaside, the R.J. Marx article brought to mind the prior phone number scenario I remember when I visited my grandparents when they lived on Nor…

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Columbia Pacific CCO is partnering with local health care providers and public health departments to promote sleep safety and convenience by giving out Finnish-style baby boxes to expectant mo…

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Columbia Pacific CCO and our community partners have worked together to engage in community conversations in 2018 and 2019 about the factors that create health and well-being for all individua…

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In the pairing of humans with their best friends, love means humane training as well as treatment. Love is Humane Training.

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If there is a printed version of comfort food, it must be the phone book. What I really like most is the crisp pages, the smell of ground pulp, the thousands of names, tiny fonts and no intern…

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Because the news is so exhausting and likely to bum me out, I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time this summer watching television.

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Some people think it is not worth preparing for an earthquake or tsunami because whether you survive or not is up to chance.

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Now that summer has absolutely settled — the streets just shy of too full to be useful, sand piling up in all corners of our cars, and something of a tan building into the skin — it’s high tim…

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The first ones I saw were in the late spring, higher up on the alphabet streets, in particular Avenue U and Beach Drive, but also just on the Prom at Avenue T. The carts were always empty and …

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August at the Seaside Public Library is going to be chock full of activities and events to keep you busy and entertained with summer fun at the library.

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I walked into the building one morning a couple of weeks ago, letting the door close silently behind me. All of the lights were still off, but little beams of sunlight streamed in through the …

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Long power outages are dangers to our health, livelihoods and quality of life. Western Oregon Electric Company Board of Directors’ policy and priorities are crucial aspects of how this is mana…

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Three weeks ago I was walking Lucy, my young dog, on Avenue U past The Osprey Café when I noticed a young man on the sidewalk doing a sun salutation. Beside him on the ground was a large and f…

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It’s not often that I read a book in two sittings, but that’s exactly how I devoured “The Paper Wasp,” a new novel by Lauren Acampora. And it wasn’t just me who literally ate the book up. My h…

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If you’re inclined toward observation, you may have noticed something out of the ordinary on South Holladay Drive, not far from Broadway. It’s a railroad car, a caboose in fact.

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Due to a garage full of smoke, I had reason this past week to call the Seaside Fire Department and I want to take this opportunity to thank those firemen who responded for the fine job they did.

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In Senator Betsy Johnson’s scripted speech before she voted against SB870 I can’t decide what’s worse; Johnson’s shocking defense of Donald Trump or her assault against the National Popular Vo…

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Last week Mr. Sax and I had an unusual day. What was unusual was we went out for lunch. Lunch at our house is a mundane affair; we eat, but not for fun, as much as for sustenance. My usual lun…

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Back in the ’70s I retired from the military and went to work for the post office. A few years later my brother retired from the military and moved to Oregon.

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Sometimes it takes a village to turn a negative into a positive.

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Author Debra Gwartney is coming to the South County this spring for a signing at Beach Books. Her “part history, part memoir,” “I Am a Stranger Here Myself” links diverse threads of her life i…