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The holiday season is suddenly upon us, which means it is time to celebrate with our family and friends by sharing delicious meals together. However, for some in our community it is a time of worry, as they struggle to figure out where their next meal is coming from. At the South County Comm…

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If you have diabetes, keeping blood sugar in a normal range is important for overall health. High blood sugar levels over time can lead to damage of the eyes, kidneys and circulation.

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I have to say, the past few weeks have been eerie around the Sunset Pool of late. The eeriness comes from walking through the Sunset Pool many times during a day and not seeing our wonderful p…

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Seaside Aquarium is ready to kick off the holiday season with the “Feed the Seals, Feed the Community” annual food drive! For 30 years the Seaside Aquarium has been working with the South Coun…

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It was my birthday weekend and our son and daughter-in-law in Portland decided to blow me away with an eating and drinking extravaganza. I rarely get off the Coast so every trip to Portland is…

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David Lum of Lum’s Auto Center is the co-founder of one of the region’s pre-eminent businesses. Lum’s is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. We spoke with Lum at his office above the s…

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The volunteers of Seaside Laundry Love want to say a heartfelt thank you to those in our community that gave so generously to Laundry Love's Annual Clothing Giveaway.

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In Greek mythology, the Sirens are seductive yet dangerous creatures living on a rocky island. They sing irresistible songs to distract sailors from their intended work and lure them to shipwr…

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Fall is one of my favorite times of the year and it is also one of the busiest. October marks the start of hunting season, something I have looked forward to every year since I was a little ki…

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One of the things I noticed as we climbed along the road at Portland’s Mount Tabor was a distinguished-looking gentleman standing proudly over the city.

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I don’t like to rub it in too much to our less lucky friends, but here in Seaside, we live in a great neighborhood for good eats. We don’t have to get in the car to find a superlative breakfas…

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Nearly 270,000 women in the United States are diagnosed a year, and about 70 percent of women age 50 and older are screened at least every other year.

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Change is happening here on the Oregon Coast, and the three public libraries in Clatsop County are working together on something new.

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It’s hard for me to believe that summer has come so quickly to a close here on the north coast. As we head into the autumn season with its crisp, cool mornings and falling leaves, I can’t help…

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Freedom of the press, of speech, of religion, of assembly and to petition the government are woven, like stars in the flag, into the fabric of the First Amendment.

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County Commissioner Lianne Thompson delivered these remarks to the 2019 AFL-CIO Convention at the Seaside Civic and Convention Center on Sept. 20.

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I have, in other essays, bemoaned the bizarre expectations of us humans that our dogs should somehow understand and follow our human rules and mores as if they were human. Especially given how…

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One of the joys of working in a publicly funded government agency is the opportunity to received feedback and strive for improvement to better serve our community.

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With influenza season rolling around, it’s time for flu shots again. Vaccines are a covered benefit for most insurance plans and Columbia Pacific CCO members on the Oregon Health Plan.

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As the summer fades into fall, thousands of migratory seabirds are using the 500 miles of Pacific Coast rocky islands, sandy beaches, estuaries, and mudflats in their flight south for the winter.

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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…