Stories for April 2003


Tuesday, April 29


High five

HRV softball team wins two to make it 5 straight in IMC

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HR County Education Foundation ‘alive and well’

News of anything that includes the words “money” and “education” has been nothing but doom and gloom of late. But there is one bright spot, and it can be found right here in Hood River: the Hood River County Education Foundation.

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Four Shillings Short at Full Sail

Four Shillings Short returns to Oregon after two years on tour in the states and Ireland. On Friday, May 16, the traveling duo will play a benefit for the Rain Shadow Institute at Full Sail Brewery, located at 506 Columbia Street.

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Silky, Lyckitty Split play grooves at the Saloon

Joey Porter has put his songwriting chops to work with Silky, composing a myriad of chunky R&B originals, some harkening back to Stevie Wonder a la “Talking Book” while others sound a bit more modal with a Jill Scott, new school hip-hop flavor.

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Friday, April 25

HRV baseball, softball each host two

After a 10-day hiatus from Intermountain Conference play, the Hood River Valley baseball and softball teams return to action today, each hosting a double header against Mountain View.

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Ten Years of Fun

Children’s Park, built by the community, marks milestone with Sunday work party

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Wednesday, April 23


Electric cars power up at HRVHS

The Hood River Valley High School parking lot was turned into a race course Saturday for an Electrathon America-sanctioned electric car race. Hosted by the HRVHS electric car program, the race attracted more than 36 teams from around Oregon and Washington.

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Boys tennis takes swings at Century

The Hood River Valley boys tennis team made up for a so-so showing against North Salem last week with a superlative performance at Saturday’s Century High School tournament.

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Rant, Tanglewood play River City

This summer, RantMusic found themselves in jail. Not as prisoners, but as performers in the Antwerp State Prison, one of the more interesting stops on their recent, and first, European tour. Their vibrant live show made them many new fans and friends in the "old country", and secured their place in some of Europe's largest festivals next summer. Europe was the latest stop of many for this nomadic six piece band (five male, one female); a road-weathered group of musicians that sometimes calls Victoria, British Columbia, home.

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Banff film festival this weekend at Skylight

From scaling buildings in Boulder, traversing the East Ridge in Annapurna to a young disabled athlete raising the limits of human achievement on the ski slopes, mountain adventure has many avenues.

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Friday, April 18


Recycling rates rise in county

The 2001 solid waste recovery (recycling) rate for Hood River County has been adjusted from 24.3 percent to 29.7 percent, according to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.

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Wednesday, April 16


Tuesday, April 15


Psychedelic Breakfast, Big Island at Saloon

A true fusion of funk, jazz and good ol' rock n' roll. Hundreds of fans gather for the groove when Psychedelic Breakfast plays their infamous East Coast gigs. In three short years, PB has become a firmly established mainstay on the New England concert scene. PB (as they are known by fans) plays tonight with a midweek show at the River City Saloon. There will be a cover.

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Boys tennis stumbles at home

HOOD RIVER — Summit and Mountain View traveled to Hood River on Friday, hoping to steal away a couple road wins from the young HRV boys tennis team.

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Wine, salmon, music at Stonehedge

Stonehedge Gardens is hosting a Salmon and Pinot Noir festival April 18, 19, 20 featuring guest winemakers from several wineries who will pour their latest releases. The chefs will be making several different dishes for each course from wild salmon: Tartare, Gravlax, smoked, cheesecake, Peppercorn crusted, and barbecued, on the outdoor grille near the patio fireplace. Live music will be provided by Henry Schifter. Also on Saturday, Sandy Peterson will be playing piano and singing at 6 p.m., with dinner seating at 5 p.m. Peterson plays a wide variety of music for all tastes. There will be no cover. For more information, call 386-3940.

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Friday, April 11


Wednesday, April 9


HRV girls tennis defeats Pendleton

The Hood River Valley girls tennis team won its first-ever Intermountain Conference match by tiebreaker on Friday at Pendleton. Both teams won four matches, but HRV won 10 sets to Pendelton’s eight, giving the Eagles the win. Posting wins for HRV were No. 2 singles player Gena Folts (6-1, 6-2), No. 3 singles player Emily Sager (7-5, 6-1), No. 4 singles player Michi Aniwanter (6-2, 7-5), and the No. 2 doubles team of Brittany Reed and Elie Meierbachtol (pictured above), who won 7-6, 6-4. HRV traveled to Parkrose Tuesday for a non-conference match.

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Giant People, OCJ play River City

Open Country Joy, better known to their fans as OCJ, is a band that incorporates such diverse styles as bluegrass, country, jazz, funk, rock, latin, and folk. Open Country Joy comes to Hood River this Friday for a 9:30 p.m. show at the River City Saloon.

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Earth Day to last all of April in 2003

The official, nation-wide celebration of Earth Day will be April 19. But local organizers have planned a whole month of Earth Day-related activities in and around Hood River.

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Legion hosts Noah Smith benefit

The band Alibi will be featured in a benefit dance for Noah Smith. It will take place on Saturday at the Hood River American Legion Club from 7 to 11 p.m.

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Golfers tee up for 13th Annual Bedpan Open

Teams and sponsors are already signing up for the Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital Foundation’s 13th Annual Bedpan Open Golf Tournament set for Saturday, May 10 at the Hood River Golf Course. A shotgun start is planned for 8 a.m.

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Tuesday, April 8


Jam to soul at Savino’s Lounge

Ashbury Park has been revolving and evolving for over a decade. And for the last two years it has been in the process of evolving into its tightest and most dynamic ensemble yet, Ashbury Park Trio.

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Monday, April 7

Sloppy first spells defeat for Hawks

Spring Break was extended an extra couple days for the Horizon Christian baseball team, which played just one of its three scheduled games this week due to poor weather conditions.

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HR port, city move toward final plan

Two public agencies will meet on Monday to discuss waterfront development issues — including the creation of a special taxation district to pay for public parks.

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Thursday, April 3


Tuesday, April 1


Motherbug, Earth Force at Saloon

After two solid years of a regular gig schedule and touring, the Will Bernard 4-tet has evolved into a new identity reflecting more of a group mentality: Motherbug.

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