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On Stage for Christmas

Emelie Pennington-Davis, 15, left, and Anson Campbell, above right, are the youth element of CAST’s production of “Miracle on 34th Street,” the classic tale of faith in Santa Claus, told in radio theater style and directed by Gary Young.

Gorge Kids in Action — filling a wish list for others

The efforts of local children, and Matt Rankin, have benefitted the Columbia Gorge Children’s Advocacy Center (CGCAC).

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Looking for fun? Try mini-golf this weekend

Hood River’s only full-size indoor “Glow in the Dark” 18-hole mini-golf course opens its doors again at Immanuel Lutheran Church, at Ninth and State streets.

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Warm gifts: Parkhurst says thank you

After a performance of Thanksgiving and patriotic songs, students visiting Parkhurst Place on Nov. 22 were told, “Thank you for your gift, and now we have gifts for each of you.”

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Hospice Youth thanks veterans for their service

To honor veterans on Veterans Day, both The Dalles and Hood River Youth of Heart of Hospice clubs (YoHOHs) visited the Oregon Veterans Home.

Lions grocery contest winners announced

Chris Heald and the Ortiz Family are the winners of this year’s Hood River Lions Thanksgiving Grocery Raffle.

Columbia Art Center ‘Nook’ features artist Steve Stegall

From Dec. 1-24, the Columbia Art Center will feature the work of artist Steve Stegall. Inspired by the Columbia River Gorge, Stegall’s work includes jewelry, carvings, and sculptures of all sizes using natural materials.

Letters to the Editor for Nov. 28

Clean-energy piggybank; Thankful for farmers; No small potatoes

Minoru Yasui: Governor adds to Hood River native’s Presidential Medal of Freedom honor

Gov. Kate Brown issued the following statement about Hood River-native Minoru Yasui, who on Nov. 24 posthumously received the Presidential Medal of Freedom award from President Obama.

Class of ’66 seeks classmates

The Hood River High School class of 1966 will hold their 50th class reunion Sept. 16-18, 2016, and are searching for the following classmates:

Down payment assistance offered to first time homebuyers

Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation has received a reservation of $43,000 through Oregon Housing and Community Services to assist first time homebuyers.

Police Log, Nov. 17 to 21

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River.

HRV senior organizes concert for Tanzania outreach

Olivia Newcomb raises funds to support her work for a school and orphanage

A senior at Hood River Valley High School, Olivia Newcomb is in the last stretch of a two-year effort to bring Full Circle Learning (FCL) to Your Sisters, an orphanage for girls and the Dinka School in Tanzania, Africa.

Entertainment Update for Nov. 28

Groove Project celebrates new Christmas CD, shows Dec. 6, 13; Holiday Open House at Discovery Center Dec. 5; more

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Holiday Art Show and Sale now at CCA

Columbia Center for the Arts (CCA) holds its Holiday Art Show and Sale now through Dec. 24 at the gallery, located at 215 Cascade Ave. in downtown Hood River.

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Sheri Castaneda is a familiar face at Bette’s

If Sheri Castaneda looks familiar, she should — she’s worked at Bette’s Place, a downtown Hood River staple at Fifth and Oak, for the past 27 years. She does a little bit of everything while on duty, from waitressing to washing dishes, seating customers to working the cash register.

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Celilo woman reaches out to give hope to Native Americans living on the Columbia River

‘I know the pain and the loss — I’m here to love you, no matter what’

When Lana Jack’s brother, Lonnie, died at the age of 43 from alcoholism, she became convinced that the first step in breaking the vicious cycle of addiction in the Native American culture was to give people hope.

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Watchdog groups fight oil hub

Gorge environmental advocates protest Vancouver proposed train terminal

The oil train issue has rekindled in the Columbia River Gorge.

March of Dimes honors three Hood River Nurses

Hood River residents Anna Dillon, Lisa Erickson Sosa and Rachel Crowder were among 17 exceptional nurses from across Oregon and Southwest Washington recognized Friday, Nov. 13, at the fifth annual March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards. With 222 finalists, the state-wide committee selected the 17 winners in a blinded process.

The Porch, for Nov. 28

WELL SAID: “Life is a book and there are a thousand pages I have not yet read.” ― Cassandra Clare