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On Stage for Christmas

Emelie Pennington-Davis, 15, left, and Anson Campbell, above right, are the youth element of CAST’s production of “Miracle on 34th Street,” the classic tale of faith in Santa Claus, told in radio theater style and directed by Gary Young.

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Looking for fun? Try mini-golf this weekend

Hood River’s only full-size indoor “Glow in the Dark” 18-hole mini-golf course opens its doors again at Immanuel Lutheran Church, at Ninth and State streets.

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Warm gifts: Parkhurst says thank you

After a performance of Thanksgiving and patriotic songs, students visiting Parkhurst Place on Nov. 22 were told, “Thank you for your gift, and now we have gifts for each of you.”

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Hospice Youth thanks veterans for their service

To honor veterans on Veterans Day, both The Dalles and Hood River Youth of Heart of Hospice clubs (YoHOHs) visited the Oregon Veterans Home.

Lions grocery contest winners announced

Chris Heald and the Ortiz Family are the winners of this year’s Hood River Lions Thanksgiving Grocery Raffle.

Columbia Art Center ‘Nook’ features artist Steve Stegall

From Dec. 1-24, the Columbia Art Center will feature the work of artist Steve Stegall. Inspired by the Columbia River Gorge, Stegall’s work includes jewelry, carvings, and sculptures of all sizes using natural materials.

Class of ’66 seeks classmates

The Hood River High School class of 1966 will hold their 50th class reunion Sept. 16-18, 2016, and are searching for the following classmates:

HRV senior organizes concert for Tanzania outreach

Olivia Newcomb raises funds to support her work for a school and orphanage

A senior at Hood River Valley High School, Olivia Newcomb is in the last stretch of a two-year effort to bring Full Circle Learning (FCL) to Your Sisters, an orphanage for girls and the Dinka School in Tanzania, Africa.

Entertainment Update for Nov. 28

Groove Project celebrates new Christmas CD, shows Dec. 6, 13; Holiday Open House at Discovery Center Dec. 5; more

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Holiday Art Show and Sale now at CCA

Columbia Center for the Arts (CCA) holds its Holiday Art Show and Sale now through Dec. 24 at the gallery, located at 215 Cascade Ave. in downtown Hood River.

The Porch, for Nov. 28

WELL SAID: “Life is a book and there are a thousand pages I have not yet read.” ― Cassandra Clare

Yesteryears: Postal Route 6 added to HR Postal Service 1975

A whole new series of addresses went into effect Saturday when the Hood River Postal Service added Rural Route 6 to its delivery schedule. Postmaster Stanley Hendrickson said the new route was added as an auxiliary route because of overloading on other rural routes.

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Art Sale and Show at CCA

Arts, crafts, toys, wearables, and more will be on display and available for purchase at the Columbia Arts Center’s Holiday Show & Sale, Nov. 27-Dec. 24, featuring works by local artists suitable as gifts.

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Freeze Frames

How long will the pre-Thanksgiving snows hang around?

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Daily Bread: The parting gift

If I have learned anything in all my years of wandering in wilderness, it’s that there is the plan for the day and then there is what actually happens. And while I have come to expect the unexpected, the gift that came from putting fear aside on a hot August night in 2004 still resonates deep in the marrow of my memory.