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This month is dedicated to all the 501(c)3 dog rescues who work so hard, often with very little financial support, to not only save the lives of the voiceless, but to ensure their well-being while in rescue and after. The best of the best rescues exemplify Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s timeless…

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I woke up this morning to brilliant sun, a gift from the angels who look out on the Left Edge. It had been raining for days, a cold, piercing, rain, the kind that leaks into your collar, sendi…

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Once in a while when nothing seems to be happening and my brain is on vacation, something will hit me and make me wonder why I never noticed. I’ve been coming to this restaurant dozens of time…

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Valentine’s Day is such a wonderful time of year to let the one we love know how much we value them, And, with the desire to express our love, sometimes we may overlook the most important piec…

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Michele Duncan King is a licensed massage therapist, registered yoga teacher and personal development coach; she is the owner of Sea Spell Massage in Cannon Beach. She enjoys travel, in partic…

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February may be the shortest month, but the Cannon Beach Library has planned a full complement of free public events, beginning with Ellen Notbohm’s appearance in the Northwest Authors Series.

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Do you have a personal operating philosophy? I do. Mine is “Do good, have fun, make money, because we have to pay the bills.” Let me explain a little. Doing good is what motivates me. I’m an e…

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It has been decades but its a good bet that his former students still think of him once in a while. It would be hard not to.

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I worry about common dog training categorizations like “positive” or “balanced.” Two trainers may say they are positive but may mean and do entirely different things, just as two people may co…

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We Clatsop County commissioners are here as community leaders, elected by the voters in our district, with an intention to do good. How we develop our definitions of that good is our individua…

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Pianist Tom Grant is a longtime leader on the Portland music scene, an award-winning jazz and New Age music star with an international audience. After graduating from the University of Oregon,…

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He still doesn’t know my name after five years of patronage. His jokes are corny and repetitious. He insists on having two radios on at the same time. Some will be turned off by the the backsi…

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Seaside’s Neal Maine stopped in the Signal office with some words of warning. The naturalist, wildlife photographer and former science teacher at Seaside High School slipped an 8X10 photo from…

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Of all the masterful fiction of the North Coast, Don Berry presents the most vivid naturalism: capturing the scent of the woods, the hollow of a log or the whisper of a dream. The writer lived…

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Aldous Huxley’s 1932 novel “Brave New World” is back and more relevant than ever. The title alone is a meme for our genetically engineered, social media besotted society, where individuals spe…

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As 2018 draws to a close and 2019 begins, I feel an urge, usually alcohol induced, to make resolutions for the coming year. This would be a good time for me to say that when it comes to resolu…

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Members of Cannon Beach Reads at their December meeting selected seven nonfiction books and five works of fiction to read during 2019 and scheduled discussion dates for these titles.

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In his book, "The Emotional Lives of Animals," Marc Bekoff says: “When animals express their feelings they pour out like water from a spout. Animals’ emotions are raw, unfiltered, and uncontro…

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I am a student at Cascade Christian Schools, and I am writing a report on the state of Oregon. We are responsible for gathering as much information as we can about our state. If any of your re…

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The Daily Astorian and its sister newspapers on the North Coast will launch new websites Tuesday.

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian efforts to influence, attack or sabotage the 2016 presidential election as well as involvement in this effort by officials from Presid…

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Some friends were over the other night. We picked up A&B Pizza in Seaside. We sat on high stools at our bar. When we moved to the beach, I said farewell to my dining room table as this hou…

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When the Army Corps of Engineers issued a permit for water work in September for the school district’s campus construction in the Southeast Hills, officials and construction crews issued a col…

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Enjoy a happy, healthy winter. Along with holiday celebrations, winter also may bring health challenges. But you can get ahead of them. “If you prepare, you can have a healthier winter,” says …

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Thanksgiving is over and the fever to holiday shop has begun. It’s been my policy for decades to only give what I love myself, so here is an abbreviated list of gifts I would love to give othe…

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This Saturday two festive community events — the annual Cannon Beach Library Holiday Tea and, across Hemlock St. from the library, the annual Lamp Lighting Ceremony in Sandpiper Square — open …

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As you read this, we’ve already learned the results of the November general election. Most of us are glad it’s over, whether we “won” or “lost.” Politics is a game of winners and losers, and i…

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I was messaging with my cousin J. who is not a blood relative but a cousin through marriage. She lives in South Africa, where she was born and raised. We came to know each other in the late 19…

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If you were in downtown Cannon Beach on the sunny Friday afternoon of Nov. 9, you most likely saw or were approached by a group of people on a scavenger hunt from The Nehemiah Project Internat…

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My stepdaughter and her mom often vacation on the West Coast not far from your city. They made me aware of your over abundance of bunnies and also gave me part of the article from Oct. 19.

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Many of the stars of the day have long since been forgotten. Others live on in the annals of the city’s musical history, from visitors like Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Louis Armstrong to l…

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Cannon Beach residents have a unique opportunity to elect Robin Risley for a city council seat who has years of experience from many positions held on local and statewide entities served on si…

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I am writing in support of Greg Swedenborg and Robin Risley for Cannon Beach City Council. Cannon Beach is facing several important issues that need to be addressed by the community and its Ci…

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This council election, Robin Risley and Mike Benefield stand out regarding the need to balance the quality of life for residents versus maximizing the profits from tourism.

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What kind of person gets in a fur suit and travels across the state for a good cause? For these costumed folks, every day is Halloween. And for others, it is a lifestyle. Louis Lamp of Portlan…

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On Saturday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m., the Steinway Piano Concert Series at Cannon Beach Community Church features solo jazz pianist David Robinson performing music by Italian pianist/composer Ludovi…

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As your elected sheriff of Clatsop County, I have always tried to do what is right for the majority of the people. This includes everyone, no matter what walk of life they may come from.