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‘Time and Terrain in the Paciﬁ c Northwest’
New year oﬀ ers
AT THE LIBRARY
embers of Cannon
Beach Reads at their
selected seven nonﬁ ction books
and ﬁ ve works of ﬁ ction to read
during 2019 and scheduled discus-
sion dates for these titles.
Cannon Beach Reads begins
the new year on Wednesday,
Jan.16, with a discussion of “The
Good Rain: Across Time and Ter-
rain in the Paciﬁ c Northwest.”
Timothy Egan — a New York
Times columnist and author of
eight award-winning books with
links to the West — was born in
Seattle, where he lives. Raised in
Spokane and educated at the Uni-
versity of Washington. Paciﬁ c
Northwest ties ooze from his
beautifully crafted and carefully
researched guide to our region.
Egan highlights the geology,
botany, history, economics and
culture of this far corner of North
America and shows what has been
lost and what remains intact since
Europeans and East Coast Amer-
icans arrived in the 1840s.“The
Good Rain” struck this reader as
a superior commentary on Paciﬁ c
Northwest development in the
twenty-ﬁ rst century.
Cannon Book Reads has set
the following meeting schedule
for the remaining 2019 readings:
Kenneth Graham’s “The Wind
and the Willows,” Feb. 20; J.D.
Vance’s “Hillbilly Elegy: A Mem-
oir of a Family and Culture in Cri-
sis,” March 20; John Steinbeck’s
“Cannery Row,” April 17; Jeff
Goodell’s “The Water Will Come:
Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and
the Remaking of the Civilized
World,” May 15; Betty Smith’s “A
Tree Grows in Brooklyn,” June
19; Madeleine Albright’s “Fas-
cism: A Warning,” July 17; James
Joyce’s “A Portrait of the Artist
as a Young Man,” Aug. 21; Ste-
phen Greenblatt’s “Tyrant: Shake-
speare on Politics,” Sept. 18;
Jahren Hope’s “Lab Girl,” Oct.
16; Douglas Adams’ “The Hitch-
hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” Nov.
20, and Zora Neale Hurston’s
“Barracoon: The Story of the Last
‘Black Cargo,’” Dec. 18.
The Cannon Beach Book Com-
pany stocks copies of these books,
and the library collection holds
a copy of each. Cannon Beach
Reads meets at the library, 131 N.
Hemlock St., 7-8:30 p.m., every
third Wednesday of the month.
All interested in these discussions
are welcome, and coffee or tea
and cookies provide an additional
By R.J. Marx/Cannon Beach Gazette
Cannon Beach Library presents “Cannon Beach Reads.” The series kicks oﬀ
with Kenneth Graham’s “The Wind and the Willows,” Feb. 20.
The Northwest Author Series
offers another literary experi-
ence during the third week of Jan-
uary when the Cannon Beach
Library hosts “An Evening with
Fisherpoets in Cannon Beach,”
7-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 17.
Fisherpoets Jon Broderick of
Cannon Beach, Dave Densmore
and Rob Seitz of Astoria, Gene
Leech of Chinook, Wash., and
Jay Speakman from Gearhart will
present their work.
Fisherpoet presentations have a
reputation for warming audiences,
but a winter evening in Cannon
Beach may be exceedingly damp
and cold so the library ﬁ replace
will be on. Arrive early for a spot
near the hearth at this free event.
Friday, Jan. 18, marks the dead-
line for submissions to Writers
Read, a library project to encour-
age writers to share writings—per-
sonal essays, poems or stories—
on the theme of “Life on the North
Coast” with an interested audi-
ence, including other writers.
Submissions, no longer than
600 words, might address the
writer’s connections to the North
Coast, what draws the writer to
stay here, or any place or experi-
ence that illustrates the writer’s
feelings about the North Coast.
Submissions may be emailed
or mailed to the Cannon Beach
Library, P.O. Box 486, Cannon
Beach, OR 97110. They must
be accompanied by a cover let-
ter containing the author’s name,
email address and telephone num-
ber. The submitted writing itself
must not identify the author.
Anyone may participate in the
Writers Read project. A committee
consisting of library volunteers,
a bookstore employee and a local
writer will read all submissions
and select six to 10 to be read by
their authors at a gathering in the
library, 7 p.m., Friday, March 1.
Writers whose works are
selected for reading will be noti-
ﬁ ed after the committee consid-
ers submissions. Writers should be
available for the March 1 Writers
Read gathering. Erick Bengel, edi-
tor of Coast Weekend, has said he
will publish excerpts from some
selected Writers Read submissions
on the Daily Astorian’s Week-
end Break feature page on March
8. For more information, contact
the Cannon Beach Library, (503)
Sponsored by the Friends of
Haystack Rock lecture series,
Matt Hunter will discuss “Ore-
gon’s Razor Clam Resource: Past,
Current and Future” at the library,
7-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 9.
Hunter, a shellﬁ sh biologist at
the Oregon Department of Fish
and Wildlife’s Marine Resources
Program in Astoria, brings 26
years of experience with ODFW
and valuable insight and apprecia-
tion for the natural cycle of marine
ﬁ sheries to this lecture.
For this barber, it’s worth the trip to Tillamook
e still doesn’t know my
name after ﬁ ve 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 backside of his
hand mirror which invariably
features the butt end of a farm
animal. But it’s doubtful there is
a better barber in all of Oregon
than Ron Steiger.
His shop in Tillamook is
pin clean, and he likes to keep
it that way by sweeping thor-
oughly after each haircut. He
has a cutting tool for every occa-
sion, each carefully laid out on
Satiﬁ sfaction guaranteed!
It’s doubtful there is a better
barber in all of Oregon than
a cabinet as if he’s prepping for
Meticulous is a good word
to describe his artistry. He’s the
only barber I’ve known who
carefully critiques his own work
out loud and won’t let you step
down until he is satisﬁ ed.
Ron balks at the term hair
stylist and all those fancy names
like Shear Shack. He’s a bar-
ber. The old fashion kind who
closes on Mondays, doesn’t take
appointments and offers a shoul-
der massage with a vibrator after
The last time I was there,
he refused to take my money
because it was veterans week
and all veterans were free. Who
does that these days?
“It’s the least I can do,” Ron
Ron doesn’t talk much, but
if you want to know about the
town of Tillamook, ask Ron.
I think it was the famous
author Truman Capote who said
something like “you can learn
more about a city in beauty
salons and barber shops than
in most information centers.
Wouldn’t you agree?
Bob Dietsche is a Manza-
nita resident. He is author of
“Jumptown: A History Of Port-
land Jazz” and “Tatum’s Town,
the Early Years of Jazz in Toledo,
HAPPENINGS IN BRIEF
Seaside’s branch of the
American Association of
University Women will be
joining the Astoria AAUW
to present its 17th annual
WINGS conference at Clat-
sop Community College on
The day-long confer-
ence is free to women inter-
ested in returning to school
to complete their GEDs,
start or ﬁ nish certiﬁ cates or
degrees or develop or update
Seaside AAUW is part
of a more than 130-year old
national organization that
seeks to empower women
Workshops help women
meet their educational or
career goals. Contact clat-
sopcc.edu or call 503-717-
1852 for information on the
The 4-H Leaders Asso-
ciation is holding a Fam-
ily Bingo Night fundraiser
on Jan. 19. Doors will open
at 6 and bingo will begin
at 6:30 p.m. at the Bob
Chisholm Center in Seaside,
1225 Avenue A. Friends,
supporters, and the public
are invited to attend.
Proceeds help fund the
general 4-H program. For
more information, call
4-H is an OSU program
that offers its programs
equally to all people ages
5 to 19. For more informa-
tion about 4-H member-
ship or 4-H leadership, call
Hunter L. Thompson, a
engineering major, each
received honors with a 3.5
average or better.
A total of 1,483 stu-
dents earned straight-A
(4.0). Another 4,752 earned
a B-plus (3.5) or better to
make the listing. Students
must carry at least 12 graded
hours of course work.
Housing crisis and
Local students make the homeless
The Seaside brand of the
OSU honor roll
American Association of
Oregon State University
announced its fall honor roll.
Cannon Beach resident
Annuka A. Brown, a junior
majoring in human devel-
opment and family science,
was named to the honor roll
with a 3. 5 average or better.
Students on the honor
roll from Seaside with a 3.5
average or better include:
Dawson L. Blanchard, fresh-
man, a major in ﬁ sheries and
wildlife science; Emma R.
Dutcher, sophomore, psy-
chology; Joshua M. Strozzi,
junior, computer science;
Ryanne L. Sunnell, fresh-
man, marketing; Brittany A.
West, junior, forestry.
Gearhart’s Jessica L.
Chisholm, a freshman
majoring in biology; and
University Women hosts a
panel discussion on home-
lessness, to be held at Beach
Books 10 a.m. on Saturday,
The panel includes Alan
Evans, founder of Helping
Hands Re-entry Centers;
Seaside City Council mem-
ber Tita Montero; and a rep-
resentative of the Seaside
School District. The pro-
gram is free and open to the
located at 616 Broadway;
Five out of the top Ten Brokers in Sales volume in the Clatsop
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This 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home features newly painted walls,
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From its driftwood grey floors, to its gleaming white chef’s
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Located steps away from Chapman Point, the most stunning
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Elegant and cozy craftsman style townhouses, fully
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MEMORIES ARE MADE HERE!
2385 Ocean Vista Dr., Seaside
Meticulously maintained and spacious home is located in The Cove in
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LODGES AT CANNON BEACH
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SUNSET VIEW ESTATES
2184 Skyline Dr., Seaside
Cannon Beach’s Best Selection
of Oregon and Washington Wine!
“Best Wine Shop”
2016 & 2018
Reader’s Choice Award
Sunday - Thursday
11am to 5pm
Friday & Saturday
11am to 5:30pm
Tasting Room Hours
Daily • 1 to 5pm
Jan 12 • Puffin Wine
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Jan 26 • Best Buys of the Year
Feb 2 • Rainy Day Wines
Feb 9 • Wines For Romance
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Feb 23 • Highly Rated & Local
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Fully furnished 3 bedroom, 2 bath townhouse with
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CANNON BEACH OFFICE
255 N. Hemlock, Ste. B1
Cannon Beach, OR 97110
800/676-1176 • 503/436-1027
This spacious and quality built home has much to admire. Gorgeous
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ABOVE THE REST IN THE RESERVE AT GEARHART
598 Lanthorn Ln., Gearhart
This lot is located on the corner at a higher elevation than neighbor-
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High end finishes and hard surfaces throughout w/ covered outdoor
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588 Pacific Way
Gearhart, OR 97138
800/275-7773 • 503/738-8522
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