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 husband also couldn’t put it down.
The last firework exploded sometime around 10:30 p.m. Following a hearty and much deserved round of applause, the great exodus began. Thousands of guests and residents alike trooped away to th…
Along the 18 miles of Clatsop County coastline, the 2019 razor clam season has been extremely productive. Licensed recreational harvesters have been able to quickly fill the allotted limit of …
Remember when Seaside was quaint — idealistic — caring?
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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By RAIN JORDAN
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.
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…
IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776
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…
Summer Reading is in full swing at the Seaside Public Library and so far we have over 200 children, teens, and adults signed up to read this summer.
To all the operators of surrey bike rentals and the tourists who rents surreys:
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.
Last week as I was tapping away at the keyboard in my office, I was interrupted by a volunteer from our congregate Senior Meal Program here at the center. Her urgency unnerved me a bit as she …
When I was 30, an acquaintance told me that in his native language, my name means “gullible” — to which I responded, “Seriously?”
Clatsop County’s housing crisis reverberates all the way to the halls of Congress.
In the summer of 1977 I met Curtis Watkins in New York City. We were habitués of a cafe in Greenwich Village. After a long hiatus, we met again in 1997; he was taking a class with an Iyengar y…
Sometimes it takes a village to turn a negative into a positive.
Seaside’s annual Tourism Grant Program awarded $50,000 in funding to seven different organizations for the 2019-2020 fiscal cycle.
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…
In college, living in a little college town, there was a shop in that town selling what was known as hippie-dippy things. There was a shelf of hand-thrown pottery, mostly cereal bowls and coff…
We would like to thank the community of Cannon Beach and the Seaside School District for being so supportive of the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum and our decision to purchase the fo…
Spring is in the air and seal pups are being born along the Pacific Northwest coast. Harbor seals often leave young pups safely on beaches, docks, and rocky outcrops with the mother close by.
Hang around enough dog people and you will hear, “A tired dog is a good dog.” Hang around a few positive reinforcement professionals long enough, and you’ll start to count the ways it isn’t true.
June is Men’s Health Month. It’s a good time to schedule your annual wellness visit with your primary care provider.
If you walk down the streets of Seaside, there’s one thing you don’t see much of.
Sometimes in life those around us inspire us to do better, to do more to help the community we live in.
A friend in Gearhart who I trade “Have you eaten here yet?” information with recently made a strong case for a new place called South Bay Wild Fish House in Astoria.
Michael Skogg is one lucky surfer. He survived a potential attack by a great white shark, he reports, and he owes his survival to a device known as “Sharkbanz.”
Thanks for running the "Preserving Pollinators" feature on May 31. I attended that particular “Listening to the Land” gathering at the library.
I was invited to attend and all-day conference on coastal management, where presenters shared information on Federal Emergency Management Agency and Clatsop County planning.
You might say “A Wandering Man” got its start in the 1990s when Robert Liddycoat and his late wife, Barbara, bought a home built around 1900 on North Downing Street in Seaside.
Heavy morning mist. Unpredictable and shifting wind. The arrival of seemingly thousands of RVs and out-of-state license plates. Oh yes, spring is definitely in the air here on the North Coast.
Many people love the idea of a simple life. Get back to a less stressful, more organic lifestyle. Knowing where your food comes from, build things for yourself, or grow plants, raise animals a…
In the dog world, the term “socialization” refers to what professionals believe puppies need by about three months of age to support their future chances for emotional and behavioral stability…
A few months ago a friend told me about a camping trip that took her near the Arizona border. She and her husband were in Ajo, which is about 50 miles from the U.S. border, not far from Oregon…
The potential for a second coordinated care organization in Clatsop County could diminish the ability of some nonprofits to serve the needs of the community, Helping Hands Re-entry and Outreac…
John Dunzer re Seaside School District
If there’s one man who represents the spirit of Seaside, it’s Stubby Lyons. Lyons, a former teacher, championship-winning coach, volunteer and longtime member of the City Council is 84, living…
This morning on my early dog walk, I noticed a trio of men parked in the lot at the end of Avenue U, preparing their fishing gear. Having lately observed what appears to be an unusual number o…
The Bob Chisholm Community Center has been a hub of community activity for well over 30 years now. The building was originally part of the local Catholic Parish and later became the property o…
The piece “In Gearhart, what’s an acceptable level of risk?” (Signal, May 17) is unfortunate in that it fails to address the main points of my letters to the city, which I will repeat here:
Very few people enjoy contemplating the end of life.
If you have a library card, you know you can check out books. But did you also know you can check out a kindle, movie, or a telescope? The Seaside Public Library offers books, audiobooks, digi…
Where to build the Gearhart firehouse?
Spring is here, edging into summer. Birds and blossoms abound. Time to celebrate.
In a recent article, I obliquely discussed companion animal husbandry and encouraged readers to protect their pets from unnecessary distress that could risk safety. Now I’d like to offer you s…
My family was eating dinner at Seaside Brewery recently with my mother, who was visiting from out of town. We were all tired from a long weekend of catching up and ducking sporadic spells of r…
May is Oregon Wine Month!
A couple of weeks ago my husband was walking down the street with one of our dogs when a car slowed down beside him. The car stopped and the window opened so the driver could speak to him.
I am writing this letter in support of Marti Wajc’s candidacy for the board of directors of the Sunset Parks and Recreation District.
CAPE D — Two more gray whales came ashore on the Long Beach Peninsula last week, one near The Breakers in Long Beach and the other in Cape Disappointment State Park.
To Gearhart City Councilor Kerry Smith:
Robert “Steve” Stevens is a candidate for Port of Astoria Commission Position 4. He has served as a port commissioner since his appointment in August 2017. Stevens continues to distinguish him…