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Rat Rod comes home

Gary Fisher, Resurrected Rust team leader, delivers the rat rod “Roadmaster Jr.” to Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum on Oct. 11.

Entertainment Update for Oct. 18

Cripple Hop at Springhouse; Bluesman Doug MacLeod in Hood River Oct. 17; more

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Hood River native Alex Titus, and fiancée, pass through town along epic Pan-American ride

On the road again … After a brief hometown reprieve from the road, Hood River native Alex Titus and fiancée Maggie McDonell are again on two wheels and headed south with the geese, continuing their 18-month, 17,000 mile bicycling journey from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego in southern Argentina.

Mid Valley News: Gorge Fruit and Craft Fair this weekend

St. Francis House held its annual pet blessing ceremony Oct. 10 at the youth center in Odell. Dogs, one very brave cat, and even a chicken came with their humans for a special blessing by Fr. Ron Maag, pastor at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hood River.

Roots and Branches: A family tree, true and solid

Today’s column is most fittingly about roots and branches of our family tree, the influence of community on the harvest we so profoundly appreciate, and an actual tree recently created for our home.

Entertainment Update for Oct. 15

‘Caddyshack’ screens at ‘Throwback’ film series; Bingen Theater Jam Oct. 23; mroe

Gorge Fruit and Craft Fair this weekend in Odell

A little of everything: classical music, barbecue, fruit, art, and horses

The popular Gorge Fruit and Craft Fair arrives Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18-19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the park-like Hood River County Fairgrounds, 3020 Wy’east Rd., near the community of Odell

Spirit of the Forest: mushroom expert Taylor Lockwood presents Oct. 22

Experience the passion of the world’s leading mushroom photographer, when Columbia Center for the Arts presents Taylor Lockwood and Spirit of the Forest on Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Entertainment Update for Oct. 11

‘Chansons Francaise’ at Riverside; Film ‘GMO OMG’ at Skylight Oct. 15; more

Gorge Photography Club members show their work at the library

Visit the Hood River Library during the month of October to view a wide array of photographs taken by the Gorge Photography Club. The show will express the diversity of interests and creative vision of the participants.

Christmas chorus is starting

Harmony of the Gorge Chorus is, once again, inviting women who love to sing to join us for our Christmas Chorus. Tuesday rehearsals in October and most of November will be dedicated to learning the carols.

This Week at HRVHS

This Week at HRVHS will be a new feature in the Hood River News, compiled by teacher Tom Ames.

Gorge Soup sign-ups near, for adults and kids to present ‘pitches’

Gorge Soup is back, Nov. 11 for adults and Feb. 26 for kids.

Olivas vies for Miss Teen Portland title

Vanessa Olivas of Hood River was recently selected to participate in the 2014 Miss Teen Portland pageant competition that will take place Oct. 12. Olivas learned of her acceptance into this year’s competition when the pageant announced their selections following interviews in the Portland area. Olivas submitted an application and took part in an interview session conducted by this year’s Portland Pageant Coordinator.

Paisley caves make historic sites list

National Park Service has added the Paisley Five Mile Point Caves to the United States’ listing of the nation’s most important archaeological and historic sites. Situated near the town of Paisley in south-central Oregon, archaeological excavations at the site has produced evidence of human occupation in Oregon beginning 14,300 years ago, nearly 1,000 years earlier than previously thought.

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