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Pick of the Week: Westside forum July 26

An informational meeting about the Westside Area Concept Plan — a study by the City of Hood River to prepare for future growth — takes place Wednesday, July 26 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Ave., Hood River.

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Sammy Kershaw headlines on July 29

The 2017 Hood River County Fair runs Wednesday through Saturday, July 26-29, at the Hood River County Fairgrounds, with the theme “Get Your Biscuits in the Oven and Your Buns to the Fair.”

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YESTERYEARS: ‘Lassie’ films in HR in 1947

Television’s “Lassie” comes to Mount Hood and the Mid-Columbia late this month for a shooting of several scenes, the U.S. Forest Service has announced.

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Daily Bread: Blame it on The Moon

They say there is a first time for everything.

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McAlexanders celebrate 50th anniversary

Lyle Smith McAlexander and Ruthie Merz McAlexander celebrated 50 years of married life July 23.

Hood River Library hosts Death Café

The Hood River Library will host its next Death Café on Wednesday, July 26 at 6:30pm. At a Death Café, people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death.

Pet of the Week: Charlie is happy and playful

Charlie has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week. He’s about a year old, 73 pounds, and some kind of mix ... who knows?! We're guessing he's got Shepherd, Pittie, maybe snuggle-bug in there?

Entertainment Update for July 26

Andy T Band at Hood Crest, Blues Cabaret at Griffin House, more

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Kermes at St. Mary’s

Fellowship, food, games and music combined in Sunday’s Kermes, or carnival, on the grounds at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Belmont Avenue.

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Summer fun: a look ahead

Looking for fun later this summer? Here are four ideas:

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The Fair has fun for all

The County Fair is not all carnival rides and elephant ears. Nor is it all goats and quilt displays.

Church News for July 22

Church news for July 22.

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Museum Tea was a family affair

The tea party held July 13 at The History Museum of Hood River County — a fundraiser that highlighted the museum’s current exhibition of wedding gowns — was a success, writes museum volunteer Maureen Lauran.

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The Porch: July 22

WELL SAID: “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” — Anne Frank

Fundraiser now on for Criterion School repairs

A little bit of Wasco County history graces the Oregon State Fairgrounds: The 1912 one-room Criterion School from southern Wasco County. The schoolhouse was moved to the fairgrounds in 1976 and is now in need of help.



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