Gorge Life


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HRMS production underscores ‘we are many, we are one…’

“The Girl Who Lived with the Bears,” a play calling on diverse contributions, brings a lively lesson about the value of treasuring diversity.

Random Stuff

I’ve decided that today’s column is going to be about the random thoughts of a man who spends his days prying the clothes off stiff, cold corpses, and chatting amicably with the criminally insane.

Unitarians install new minister on Sunday

The community is invited to attend the installation of Rev. Judy Zimmerman, the first called minister of the Mid-Columbia Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (MCUUF).

Red Cross sets local Blood Mobile dates

The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to become everyday heroes by giving blood in celebration of Red Cross Month this March.

May Street annual Lasagna Dinner, Art Auction March 12

May Street Elementary School will hold its annual Teddy Webber Scholarship Dinner and Student Art Auction on Thursday, March 12. This event, which began in 1997, is held to raise money for the school’s artist in residence program and the Teddy Webber scholarship fund.

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Youth bring customized cheer to Hospice patients

Valentine’s Day received a personal touch from the Hood River Youth of Heart of Hospice (YoHOHs), who decorated custom cards for each Heart of Hospice patient.

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Armacost, Brekke engaged

Kristen Armacost and Jared James Brekke, both of Boise, have announced their engagement. They will be married Oct. 10, 2015.

Yesteryears: ‘Viento Park’ donated by Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Co. in 1925

2005 — 10 years ago: It was a fitting way for a bus driver to pass along her prize money: Send students on field trips. That’s the way Trisha Peterson wants Hood River County School District to spend the $1,033 in prize money she won Feb. 23 as part of her Educator of the Week award from radio station K-103 in Portland. Peterson is the first bus driver to earn the K-103 distinction.

Entertainment Update for March 4

Student Loan at CEBU; ‘New Wasco Bros.’ March 7; more

‘Two for One’: CAST offers pair of one acts

Columbia Center for the Arts presents an evening of two classic one acts — Harold Pinter’s "The Dumb Waiter," and James McLure’s "Laundry & Bourbon," opening Friday.

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Pet of the Week: Rocket the puppy loves tennis balls and snuggle time

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Rocket as the program’s adoptable pet of the week:

Friends of the Columbia Gorge offers Spring-Summer Hike Program

Events celebrate Friends’ 35th anniversary

Spring is in the air a bit earlier than usual in the Columbia River Gorge — ready to get out and explore? It’s a great time to kick off a new season of discovery: fascinating trails, colorful wildflowers, bracing waterfalls, and a new wealth of Gorge discoveries! From March 15-July 18, Friends of the Columbia Gorge will host over 65 hikes, outings, and land stewardship events as it celebrates the organization’s 35th anniversary.

HRVHS artists, writers win awards

‘Keys to Talent:’ students excel in creative works

Hood River Valley High School honored artists and writers on Friday with an all-school Fine Arts assembly.

Entertainment Update for Feb. 28

House concert with Lucia Comnes and Daniel Carr; Tony Smiley plays Pint Shack; ‘Heroes not Welcome Home’ exhibit opens March 14; more

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: Local musician gives voice to The Countryside

Since last April, drummer turned DJ Jeff Minnick has been broadcasting the classic country sounds of the 40s, 50s and 60s with his two-hour Tuesday night program The Countryside, live on the air and over the internet from 7-9 p.m.