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Back to school for students in Hood River County

New faces, details for 2015-2016

On Tuesday it all begins again, for students, at least.

New principals at HRCSD, Horizon

With the Hood River County School District and Horizon Christian School back in session Sept. 8, there’s been a fair amount of buzzing around the various sites in the past week or so. And for four new principals — two of whom are new to the area — the work is just beginning.

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Hood River Art Club People’s Choice award goes to Joanne Pollack

The Hood River Art Club announces its People’s Choice award, won during the club’s 66th anniversary show at the History Museum of Hood River County this July, has gone to local artist Joanne Pollack.

Cascade Observations: Looking back, looking ahead

I was driving a 14-year old boy around the valley the other day, taking a brief afternoon tour.

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HRV Health Center opens

Photo by Kirby Neumann-Rea

Wine takes center stage this week, weekend

Those interested in learning the fundamentals of wine appreciation will want to join Phelps Creek Vineyards and the Hood River County Library District for a hands-on workshop Sept. 3, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Parkdale Community Center.

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Yesteryears: Cornerstone laid at new St. Mark’s in 1925

Before a large attendance the ceremony of laying the cornerstone of the new St. Mark’s church was performed by Bishop Remington on Sunday morning last in ideal weather. Before the cornerstone was placed in position, copies of last weeks’ issue of local newspapers, of the Oregon Trail Chruchman, a list of names of contributors to the new church building fund, names of officers of the church and a Fort Vancouver Centennial coin were placed in the niche.

Entertainment Update for Sept. 2

‘Take Two’ at CEBU; Amber Charms dance Sept. 19; more

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Pet of the Week: Angelina loves car rides, long walks

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Angelina as the program’s adoptable pet of the week.

Gorge Kids Tri adds music fest to lineup

Weekend of music, athletics to benefit School Dist. programs on Sept. 19 and 20

The Gorge Kids Triathlon keeps growing.

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The Porch for Aug. 29

KUMARI UPDATE: Peter Marbach, a Hood River photographer and friend of Kumari, Nepal, takes his message of help to the flagship store of the L.L. Bean, in Freetown, Maine on Aug. 28.

Entertainment Update for Aug. 29

Elks Comedy Night Aug. 29; Maryhill Museum of Art celebrates Stonehenge; more

Lorang Fine Art open house will be Oct. 4

Lorang Fine Art on WaNaPa Avenue in Cascade Locks announces it will hold its annual fall open studio starting at 11 a.m. on Oct. 4 as part of the Western Columbia River Gorge Fall Festival of the Arts (www.fallfestivalofthearts.com).

Entertainment update for Aug. 26

Entertainment update for Aug. 26

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: Beer Bible puts Hood River on the map

Hood River beer aficionados have a chance to meet up with Jeff Alworth, author of “The Beer Bible,” on Sunday, Aug. 23. He’ll be at Double Mountain Brewery as part of the Great Bottle Roundup, which starts at noon. If you’re ready for a 644-page reference guide that represents over two years of world-wide travel to major beer-producing regions, Sunday would be a good time to head down and check it out.

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