“I was at a Friends of the Library meeting,” says Laurel DeTar, “and they asked for a volunteer to decorate the lobby. I’d just taken a flower arranging class at Lucy’s Informal Flowers and thought I’d like to try out my new skills.”
Artisan ciders will be the main attraction at Hood River Chamber of Commerce’s first Hard-Pressed Cider Fest on Saturday, April 12.
Stargazing session March 29; Fire Weeds at CEBU Lounge; Hood River County is reading William Stafford; Second Saturday Dance March 8
Mandolin player John Reischman has umpteen years of experience playing, recording and teaching bluegrass on the West Coast —and he never plays one note out of place.
Local blues singer Tess Barr is excited to finally announce the long-awaited release of her new CD, “Do What You Want.” The band will be celebrating at the CD release party at Double Mountain Brewery on Saturday, March 29, from 8-11 p.m.
Parkdale Elementary School carnival, a community tradition, returns on March 14 from 5 to 8 p.m. Cooper Spur Restaurant will be catering this year.
If you’re headed downtown in Hood River you might pass by Mary Deaville on her way to the library. Only don’t look for Mary behind the wheel of a car. She doesn’t own one. For the past 25 years, Mary’s transportation has been her own two feet. For most of us the idea of living without our cars is unthinkable but for Mary it was an easy decision.
When Jean Kelter Dills started teaching Jazzercise in Hood River, Ronald Reagan was president, she used 45-rpm records to play music, and Frank Arnold, one of her first students, was 58 years old.
The Elks National Foundation provides more than $3.74 million in college scholarships each year through its three scholarship programs, of which the “Most Valuable Student” is one. (This does not include any awards from the local level.)
April Winfield and Philip Lerud, both of Salem, have announced their engagement. They will be married May 31, 2014, at The Dalles Civic Auditorium.
Large crowd braves the cold on Saturday; 'It's been amazing what has done through here'
Few items go unsold at the Pine Grove Fire Department Auction, but veteran Leonard Wood saw to it Saturday that one thing stayed in-house.
This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Jax as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe him as follows:
Women and men of the Columbia Gorge are invited to participate in “Active Hope” on March 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Trout Lake Abbey, in Trout Lake, Wash. (The event was rescheduled from its earlier date due to the February snowstorms.)
Trail Running Film Festival; Wilderness at River City March 7; Is this your year to dance?; more
“Does My Head Look Big In This?”, a depiction of a dramatic, and oft-comic, culture clash, returns to the Hood River Valley High School stage this weekend (details below).
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