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‘Green’ gainers

Hood River team Men In Green (back rows) won the field competition first place award at the recent Super Qualifiers in Portland.

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Yesteryears: Lack of funds puts pool opening in jeopardy in 1987

There won’t be any swimming in Hood River’s aging municipal swimming pool this year unless between $30,000 an $50,000 is raised by April 1 for long-needed repairs, city council members decided Monday.

Remembering my wicked mother: Not all Rainbows and Unicorns

Generally speaking, when someone dies and their friends and family gather together to celebrate their life and honor their memory, we like to remember the good times, to talk about how wonderful they were, how kind and generous and loving. We talk about the good things they did, their accomplishments, all those things that touched our lives in positive ways.

‘Tongue Twister’ benefits SMART literacy program Feb. 24

With a new location and a familiar set of faces, the SMART Tongue Twister Tournament returns Feb. 24 for its seventh year.

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The Hays Stay: E & L Auto brothers sell landmark, but they’re not going anywhere

Hood River says goodbye to a family business dating to 1955 — though not completely.

Entertainment Update for Feb. 22

Chihuahua Desert at The Pines; One Trick Pony at the Buffalo; ‘Porgy and Bess’ screens Feb. 26; more

Adult Center: New director Amy Mallett makes changes

Amy Mallett, Hood River Valley Adult Center executive director since June 2016, has a long history of working with seniors. She served as senior director of the Goleta Valley Community Center for 12 years, and, most recently, program manager of Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens, Area Agency on Aging, for a year, located in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties in California.

‘Doctor Who’ teen craft night at library Feb. 25

You know the trivia, now come make your own Whovian creations — Sonic Screwdriver pens, mini Tardis and Daleks, and beyond!

Eating Right: Heart healthy super foods

February is heart month, so it is a great time to try to add any of these items to your grocery basket to help improve your heart health:

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New mural, and the Library celebrates Feb. 18

Hood River Library celebrates its children’s section renovation project starting at 6 p.m. on Feb. 18.

Entertainment update for Feb. 18

February is HR Music Month, Comedy Night at Lyle Hotel, MOsley WOtta, Third Seven Feb. 25

‘Hanford: A Conversation’ at White Salmon Library

The Friends of the White Salmon Valley Community Library invite the public to join former Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken and Patricia Hoover, Hanford Downwinder and activist, as they share insights, poems and personal experiences living in the shadow of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation during the 1950s to 1970s.

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Scenic Area launches smartphone day use passes

Visitors to the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area this spring will find a convenient new way to pay their day use fees.

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Yesteryears: Hood River Supply moves into new building in 1967

A fixture at its Cascade Street location since 1944, Hood River Supply opened new doors this week when it started business operations at its 20,000-square foot new building on Tucker Road.

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Roots and Branches: Winter? Fini!

Snow falling gently from the winter sky was a beautiful sight back in December, bringing the hush of its thick carpet to the valley floor, calming the cacophony of Christmas carolers and taking the edge off the hapless hucksters hawking their wares.

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