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A celebration of beavers…moving out of the area to Nehalem. First shown in the Gilbert District in May, 2017…

To celebrate beavers and their contribution to the ecology of the North Coast, the Wetlands Conservancy and Lower Nehalem Watershed Council have partnered with local businesses to host the Beaver Tales Art Exhibit and Sale in Nehalem. The exhibit opens on July 31 at the North County Recreation District

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And, too, a fabulous back story from a visitor from Missouri about art, beaver, and visiting the Pacific Ocean for the first time.

Viewing the art of Beavers on display at the Fairweather Gallery and asking about the sandcastle in the work of art by Michael Muldoon…a visitor returned to the gallery on July 19th with her very first sandcastle…in honor of the Oregon beaver show.

Michael Muldoon oil on linen, Haystack Rock and Sand Castle.
For more info about the artist, please go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/ …artists/ …Michael Muldoon

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From wholesale to retail: Dough Dough Bakery opens in Seaside

Dough Dough Bakery opens in SeasideBy Luke Whittakerlwhittaker@crbizjournal.comSEASIDE — Late-night baking marathons and early morning deliveries are nothing new to Jonathan Hoffman, 35, and Alex Brandon, 31. Over the past five years, their business “Dough Dough Bakery” has been

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Take a walk, enjoy the art!

Celebrating 13 years in 2017, Seaside’s First Saturday Art Walk will take place 5 to 7 p.m. July 1.Visitors meet artists, see original art, sip wine and snag appetizers by favorite restaurants and personal chefs, view artist demonstrations, and enjoy live music performances.The event is free

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From near extinction to a place in art

Thank you Eve Marx, reporter for Seaside Signal/ The Daily Astorian!!!

 

Named the “state animal” in 1969, the American beaver builds the dams and wetlands that serve as habitat for Oregon salmon, steelhead, birds, amphibians and insects. Beavers are nature’s hydrologists, “Beaver Tales: A Celebration of Beaver Art” curator Sara Vickerman …

 

Source: From near extinction to a place in art

And, for more info about the good things BEAVERS do, go to:

Dr. Stephen Ramsey, from the OSU Center for Genome Research & Biocomputing (the Center has recently announced the completion of its sequencing of the beaver genome, so this is very well timed – http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/35185225-75/oregon-state-university-researchers-find-benny-the-beaver-fills-big-genes.html.csp)

Frances Backhouse will offer a talk based on her research and writing that appeared in her award-winning book, Once They Were Hats: In Search of the Mighty Beaver. At Beach Books on May 6th at 1:pm. http://www.backhouse.ca/books/once-they-were-hats-in-search-of-the-mighty-beaver/.

The Wetlands Conservancy has posted information on the Beaver Tales art project. The link is below. Feel free to share it with your friends and contacts.
http://wetlandsconservancy.org/stewardship/beaver-tales/

http://wetlandsconservancy.org/stewardship/beaver-tales/beaver-inspiration/

https://northernwoodlands.org/discoveries/pathways-to-ponds

www. NCLCtrust.org
Listening to the Land: Dam, Beaver! Dam!
Wednesday, April 19
6 to 8 pm
Seaside Public Library

Here’s a link to an excellent short video, with great aerial depiction of the changes that beaver dams bring to meadows . . .
http://www.animalplanet.com/tv-shows/other/videos/fooled-by-nature-beaver-dams/

And for more inspiration, a video of beaver swimming on U-Tube. .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cwu_Wu5ONI

While nothing can compare to the real beaver it is great to see more comprehensive research about the positive impacts of beaver dams.
http://www.ktvz.com/…/osu-cascades-students-scien…/394113930

Seaside former Mayor Don Larson dies

SEASIDE — Seaside’s longtime Mayor Don Larson died Sunday afternoon at his home in Seaside after a long bout with cancer. He was 80 years old.“This is a major-league loss is the best way I can put it,” City Manager Mark Winstanley said. “The mayor was one of the mo

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Artists, organizations converge at cultural awards by R.J Marx, The Daily Astorian

SEASIDE — Edward James left Astoria “a zillion years ago” to pursue his theatrical passion in New York, the Midwest and eventually Portland. “I came here about 10 years ago to retire, and I discovered something significantly different than when I left,” James said.

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“Thank you to all for your contributions and participation in the Cultural Coalition Awards ceremony in Seaside, located in the Clatsop County South College campus. The local coalition has a very important and positive influence on cultural life in the county. Happy Holidays and keep doing what you all do to keep culture vibrant on the North Coast!” –Janet Bowler

Fall cruise season arrives with Regatta.

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Source: Photo by Edward Stratton/ story by Danny Miller/ The Daily Astorian

The second half of this year’s cruise ship season started Monday with the Regatta from Oceana Cruises.September and October will bring 13 more cruise ships to Astoria, starting with the Seven Seas Mariner from Regent Seven Seas Cruises arriving Thursday. Arrivals heat up in late September, with…

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