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Armed and chivalrous: Medieval tournament graces fairgrounds

Before a backdrop of modern houses and irrigated orchards, an ancient battle raged at the Hood River County fairgrounds last weekend.

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Get a Grip! May 26 Climbing Wall Rodeo welcomes beginners and experienced climbers

Gorge Grippers Climbing Team presents Climbing Wall Rodeo May 26 at the Hood River Middle School gym, locate at 1602 May Street.

Write on: schools offer contest

The Hood River Public Schools writing competition is on.

Try these two track events

Don’t run and hide.

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Sunset magazine names Hood River ‘Best Adventure Town’

Sunset Magazine has named Hood River Best Adventure Town in its 2015 travel awards.

Entertainment Update for May 23

SmudgePot at Volcanic May 23; Kit Garoutte at Griffin House; Dancehall Days at CEBU; more

Reunion concert May 23 at HRMS

Outgoing HRVHS music director Mark Steighner will lead the May 23 reunion choir concert at 7 p.m. at Hood River Middle School auditorium (a previous article contained the wrong location).

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Denny Leonard honors those who served

Denny Leonard will have been involved with the Hood River American Legion Post 22 for 37 years in June, and all because of a bet.

Marbach, Cook partner with Columbia Gorge Press on new Gorge Scenic Area book

The Columbia Gorge Press has ventured in to the book publishing arena with a stunning new photo essay project with Peter Marbach and Janet Cook.

Klindt’s Spring Writing Workshop Series May 29-31

In conjunction with the Fifth Annual Spring Author Festival, Klindt’s Bookstore is sponsoring four writing workshops in May. Workshops in this series are $20 each and last about two hours. Seating is limited.

Yesteryears: Former Childs property will become subdivision in 1965

D. E. Erwin, the same man who developed a tract of homes on west May Street last year, unfolded plans at a city council meeting Monday for a 50-lot subdivision farther west between May and Sherman. His land, the former Childs property, covers some 15 acres between 22nd and Rand Road, excluding Jensen and Lester properties.

HR Elks Lodge honors Barry and Ocheskey

Hannah Barry and Stanley Ocheskey, both students at Hood River Valley High School, were chosen as Students of the Month for April by the Hood River Elks Lodge No. 1507 and were presented with a check for $100.

‘Relay For Life’ on tap July 18

On July 18, Columbia Gorge residents will join together at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Columbia Gorge to help finish the fight against cancer. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. at the Hood River County Fairgrounds.

Roots and Branches: Got this shoe? Make amends

There are so many great things our students and young adults do in this community that I hate to mention a less than sterling moment committed by one young man. Perhaps it was a prank, or a simple irresponsible act. Regardless, if I write this article, and enough folks discuss how seemingly harmless pranks may inadvertently cause others significant pain, we can make amends.

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The Downtown Lady: 10 years after its expansion, Georgiana Smith Gardens undergoes more changes

In 2005, two years after the successful expansion of the Hood River County Library, the grounds surrounding the Jacobethan-style library building were completely renovated.

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