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Teen donates to ‘Locks of Love'

Ruby Guenther, 17, a junior at Hood River Valley High School, donated 12-inches of her hair on Dec. 29, 2014, to Locks of Love.

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Walker sisters win art, essay awards from Sons and Daughters of Pioneers

Sisters Abby and Johanna Walker have won the Sons and Daughters of Oregon Pioneers (SDOP) 2015 Junior Awards in their respective age groups, announced SDOP Junior Award Committee Chair Maryjane Davey earlier this month.

Kids’ events to plan for in February

Feb. 20 — Second annual Aporkalypse Now, 6 p.m. at Springhouse Cellars. A benefit for Helping Hands Against Violence pitting local chefs against each other in judged bacon recipes. Entertainment includes a bacon eating contest.

Entertainment Update for Jan. 24

‘Holy Broke’ at Trillium Feb. 6; Fields of May play Jan. 24 in CL; more

‘One Small Hitch’ screens Jan. 28

The romantic comedy “One Small Hitch,” directed by John Burgess, comes to Columbia Cetner for the Arts, 7 p.m. on Jan. 28.

Local author reading at HR library

Local author Vikki Claflin will read from her new book Shake, Rattle & Roll With It: Living and Laughing with Parkinson’s at the Hood River Library on Saturday, February 7 at 2 p.m.

Dakota Bickle takes first at Speech event

The Hood River Valley Speech and Debate team took 15 competitors to the Glencoe High School Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 17.

GEM group holds annual meeting

Gorge Ecumenical Ministries will hold its annual community assembly from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 25 at the Asbury/Our Redeemer partnership congregation on Tucker Road in Hood River.

Harmony of the Gorge singers hosts ‘Girls’ Night Out’ Jan. 27

Singers are invited to come and see what being a Sweet Adeline is all about on Jan. 27.

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Braceros in the Pacific Northwest exhibit comes to Discovery Center

THE DALLES—Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum presents Culture a la Carte, an evening presentation on the topic of Braceros of the Pacific Northwest, Saturday, Jan. 31, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy an optional dinner for $15, served at 6 p.m., followed by the free presentation at 7 p.m.

Yesteryears: Nisei given permits to return, arrive by train this week in 1945

1915 — 100 years ago: The three boats of the Oregon River Transportation Company will resume service between Portland and The Dalles, if a deal pending between the Open River company and the Willamette & Columbia River Towing Company is closed.

Sense of Place: Mosier Centennial, on Feb. 4

Join Mosier residents on Feb. 4 as they recall significant tales and events from Mosier’s past.

Rockford Grange looks ahead to next 100 years

The Rockford Community Grange 501 is celebrating the New Year as the renewed owners of its 92-year-old Grange Hall building.

Roots and Branches: Young people and the art of guidance

The winter holiday season has been a blur of Nutcracker practices and performances, charity fund raisers, shopping for gifts and food, cooking and cleaning. Add to that all the family meals and holiday visitors and my five weeks of vacation was overflowing with the basic elements of happiness, sharing, caring and service with loved ones.

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Travelogue part one: A week on the Rio Maranon

Drew and Christie Eastman take on Peru’s ‘Grand Canyon' of the Amazon

Standing at the bottom of canyon walls that tower hundreds of feet above the river, staring at a maelstrom of whitewater knowing that it would be the biggest rapid we had ever run, and having been told that there was no way to walk around the exploding chaos named Shapalmonte, we studied the rapid intently while walking back to our kayaks.

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