Stories for July 2003

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Tuesday, July 29



Thomson helps create vitality in downtown Hood River

Hood River’s downtown has become a showpiece in the past few years. Bronze salmon leap up the falls at the top of 2nd Street. Handsome, old-fashioned street lights illuminate the night and signs adorn historic buildings telling colorful stories of their past.

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First Friday mixes art and music

The Hood River Downtown Business Association and GorgeArts in association with local artists, performers and businesses invite the community to enjoy First Friday in Hood River on Friday.

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Friday, July 25



Migrant Summer School wraps up three-week session

Migrant Summer School at Mid-Valley Elementary School wound up its three-week session on Friday with a carnival. The 230 students in kindergarten through 4th grade rotated in groups through various fun activities, including a cake walk, a sponge relay, face painting, horseback riding and a dunk tank where they could try and dunk their teachers.

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Tuesday, July 22

    

Hood River Police busy with freeway problems on Friday

Friday afternoon traffic was backed up along the eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 due to two separate vehicle problems. Hood River City Police responded to the first call for help about 3 p.m. near mile post 68. They arrived to find a Suburban with a travel trailer that was stranded in the middle of the freeway. The vehicle, driven by Harold C. Schweitzer, 77, of Portland, had lost a rear tire. According to reports, Schweitzer lost control of the SUV after it swerved and struck the median barrier before coming to a stop. A tow truck arrived to clear the scene after both lanes were closed for about 20 minutes.

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Three nights of music at Saloon

This Thursday, Portland’s own Rosewater makes its first appearance at the River City Saloon. Rosewater has emerged as one of Portland's premiere purveyors of instrumental fusion music. The band synthesizes the best of rock, funk, electronica, and jazz into groove heavy jams that keep dance floors packed and ears turned towards the stage. For this reason they have shared the stage with legendary artists like Maceo Parker and Karl Denson,.

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Wednesday, July 16

  

Tuesday, July 15



American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life begins Saturday

The Relay for Life is the American Cancer Society’s national signature event where participants walk, run, stroll or roll in shifts around a track for 24 hours. Participants are encouraged to camp out and take part in fun family activities when they aren’t taking their turn on the track.

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Acoustic guitar leads house concert

On Friday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m., there will be a public concert at Paul Blackburn and Kristen Dillon’s house, 401 Montello, Hood River. A donation to the Mid-Columbia Folklore Society of $10 is suggested. Tea and cookies will be served.

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Friday, July 11

    

Tuesday, July 8

  

HoodFest music festival debuts July 19

On July 19, musicians and fans will converge on Hood River for the debut of the Hoodfest music festival sponsored in part by Rogue Ales. Eight bands, ranging in musical genre from jazz to singer-songwriters to funk, will take the stage at the Marina Green for a 12-hour celebration of people, music, food and the Gorge.

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Hoodfest music debuts July 19

On July 19, musicians and fans will converge on Hood River for the debut of the Hoodfest music festival sponsored in part by Rogue Ales. Eight bands, ranging in musical genre from jazz to singer-songwriters to funk, will take the stage at the Marina Green for a 12-hour celebration of people, music, food and the Gorge.

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Cherry Days blossoms along Fruit Loop this weekend

Fresh picked cherries and cherries transformed into all kinds of specialty products will be part of Fruit Loop’s annual Cherry Days Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event features a variety of activities located throughout the Hood River Valley.

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Tuesday, July 1

  

New menu for Moe concerts

To better serve the crush of customers during the Moe Dixon concerts, Stonehedge Gardens is pleased to announce it will be serving a new grand buffet on Wednesday nights. It will be available to concert goers and regular guests as well. The new buffet will served outdoors under the new cabanas. The menu will feature a wide variety of freshly grown herbs and greens from the new gardens planted this spring. Fresh cobbler, salads, pasta and great main entrees like seafood paella, scampi provencal, roasted pork loin, seared flank steak and more will be rotated throughout the summer season. If successful, the buffet will move indoors during the fall and continue throughout the year. Reservations are accepted at 386-3940. Gates for the Moe shows open at 5 p.m. Outdoor seating is first come first served.

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HR First Friday returns on July 4

Independent artists and musicians celebrate Independence Day for First Friday, sponsored by the Hood River Downtown Business Association and GorgeArts.

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Iraq activist laments ‘consent to violence’ fostered by media

Benjamin Joffe-Walt, an anti-war activist who participated in the Human Shields protest in Iraq before the U.S.-led war began, spoke to about 40 people at Riverside Church Monday night. Rather than talk extensively about the Human Shields action, in which activists from around the world placed themselves in areas vital to civilian life in order to deter military strikes against the Iraqi people, Joffe-Walt used his experience in Iraq — and as an activist in general — to present a “teach-in” style program encompassing topics ranging from Iraq’s recent history to the media’s role in the U.S.-led war and its aftermath to where the peace movement stands now.

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Krakauer to speak in HR

Jon Krakauer, author of best sellers “Into the Wild” and “Into Thin Air” will be in Hood River July 30 to present a slide show, “Playing for More Than You Can Afford to Lose: Ruminations on Mountains and Risk.”

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