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‘Death: An Oral History’ comes to library Jan. 28

On Jan. 28 at 2 p.m., Portland author Casey Jarman will read from his book “Death: An Oral History” at the Hood River Library. A group conversation will follow the reading. For more information about the book or author visit zestbooks.net/death.

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‘Bowl for Kids’ Sake’ March 11

The Next Door’s annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake event benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge is right around the corner. The event takes place on Saturday, March 11 at Orchard Lanes in Hood River.

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The Porch: Our many slippery slopes

Giving into the juggernaut winter, here is an all-weather, chains off edition of The Porch, asking the question: Will we now add “Yaktrax” to that list of standard Hood River equipment?

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Library Opens

Weather-related closures have kept patrons out of the Hood River Library in the past week, but on Friday, that changed.

‘Women’s Work for the Wild’ shown Jan. 21

The Hood River Valley Residents Committee and CRAG Law Center unveiled the nine films to be shown at “Women’s Work for the Wild” on Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Columbia Center for the Arts.

Pirates of Penzance at Wy’east

Local audiences should prepare to set sail with one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most popular operettas, as CGOA Stages presents “The Pirates of Penzance” on Feb. 9, 10, 11, and 12. All performances will be in the Wy’east Middle School Performing Arts Center.

Entertainment update for Jan. 21

Winter Festival of the Gorge at Underground Music Jan. 20; more

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Yesteryears: Hood River Memorial Hospital begins remodeling project in 1987

Work started Monday on a remodeling project designed to provide all the comforts and conveniences of a Portland facility to Hood River Memorial Hospital patients.

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Roots and Branches: ‘He never gave up’

The seemingly endless blanket of sparkling white snow on the ground exceeded the top rail of our deck this week, blocking the view of the brilliant white valley below.

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Julie Abowitt demonstration at Hood River Art Club meeting Jan. 19

Julie Abowitt, local printmaker and painter, will show her original linoleum block prints, etchings, and monotypes to the Hood River Art Club on Thursday, Jan. 19 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Hood River Alliance Church, 2650 Montello Ave.

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Readers’ photos say, ‘Happy mid-winter, wherever you are!’

Winter is the coat we all wear, and it has hung on our shoulders for weeks now.

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‘Hero’s journey’ exhibition at arts center

During the January exhibition at the Columbia Art Center, titled, “The Hero’s Journey,” two events focused on the show’s theme will take place. Both are free and open to the public.

Entertainment Update for Jan. 18

‘Community Forgotten’ opens; Winter Festival Jan. 20; more

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Freeze Frames

Looking for winter work, these three May Street students used a snow day off from school on Wednesday to drum up some snow shoveling business. From left are Grant Hardy, 11, Massimo Blanco, 11, and Sawyer Clement, 10.

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Rotary Ski Night is Monday

Enjoy snow conditions at Mt. Hood Meadows this MLK holiday, Jan. 16. Ski or board for less, enjoy live music, and raise money for a cause.

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