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For Kit’s Apothecary, a new look downtown

Kristen Norgaard says stained glass is her love language. When the artist walked into the old Abeco Office Systems building on Commercial Street, that’s what she saw first. Paired with a working stone fountain in the middle of the room and checkerboard tile floor, she knew it was the right place to move her businesses.
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Body of Washington state man recovered

The body of Aaron Tyler Blake, 37, of Bellingham, Washington, has been recovered, Oregon State Police confirmed. Blake was discovered on Aug. 12 in the Columbia River near Jetty A, according to the Clatsop County Sheriff’s Office.
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Ultralight aircraft flies into tree near Knappa

An ultralight aircraft taking off from Karpens Airport in the Knappa area on Wednesday flew into a tree, the Astoria Fire Department said. Astoria assisted the Knappa Fire District in the incident.

In One Ear: Beach beefs

In The Daily Morning Astorian, on Aug. 18, 1890, a writer complained about the swimming accommodations at the Grimes Hotel in Seaside. • After arriving by train, one walked down "a dusty road to the grove, then deep sand, and a walk over cobble stones must be encountered before one reaches the grand old beach."

In One Ear: Kiting along

Well, there’s a new form of energy production on the horizon: aluminum wind kites, made by Kitekraft. The power absorbed while aloft is transmitted to a ground station through its tether. The energy can then be stored there in batteries, or fed into the grid. “Our systems need 10...