|| Print ||
|Wednesday, June 09, 2010|
by Bjorn van der Voo
The 25th anniversary of "The Goonies" brought a deluge of fans to Astoria last weekend. I trekked along with family to take it all in: the celebration of an adventurous gang of young misfits; the strange assortment of fans who literally come from around the world; and of course, the dual spectacles of Astoria and the cultural tourism business.
I had forgotten many things about the film, including that the city of Astoria is featured prominently in the movie. Usually Hollywood will film X and call it Y, but in "The Goonies," Astoria is both featured and named. Except for the parts, of course, where Haystack Rock is somehow, magically, much closer to town.
Astoria pride was in full display, and I marveled at both the turnout and the money-making possibilities. Saturday was a beautiful day, and nearly every shop had a Goonies angle for their business. We arrived around 2 pm at "the Goondocks," the central hub for the celebration.
|Child care challenge|
|Is there life beyond Reed?|
|Back to School|
|Umatilla targets homeless camps|
|Obama has votes for Iran deal|
|A Bouquet of Beer in Bend|
|Obama aims to restore rights for workers|
|Apple's next new product event: Sept. 9|
|Washington meat producer recalls pork|
|Ninkasi grows to NY|
Yesterday, a divided National Labor Relations Board dropped another hammer on the employer community. In a long-awaited and much debated move, the Board jettisoned the decades old standard for determining when two independent businesses should be considered joint employers of an individual worker for collective bargaining purposes.
Transforming the culture of Oregon’s educational leadership.
The Board dismissed a petition related to efforts to unionize the Northwestern University football team.
The Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) is pleased to announce 16 finalists — from over 60 nominees — for the 2015 OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards.
Oregon Sick Leave is here, and changes to the federal white-collar worker regulations are on the way. This workshop will prepare you for both. We invite you to participate in an interactive discussion on how to start planning now for the future impact on your operations and finances.
Presented by OEN + CENTRL + YESpdx.