Gorge Life


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HRV’s House: Henderson Community Stadium celebrates its 20th anniversary

Over the past twenty years, it’s been the place where parents wiped tears as they watched their children walk across the stage to collect their diplomas.

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All you need is ... to come on the Magical History Tour

Join the Cascade Locks Historical Museum on The Magical History Tour on the Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler on Friday, Oct. 9, from 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Yesteryears: Lower valley apple harvest in full swing in 1945

Hood River Valley’s apple harvest was in full swing in the lower valley Monday of this week, and with fine weather prevailing and an increasing number of both white and Mexican pickers available, fruit was coming off the trees in considerable volume. Contrary to the usual rule, Newtowns were the first of the late apples to be harvested, and the picking of both Delicious and Spitzenbergs was delayed to add to the already good color attained by these red varieties.

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Fruit and Craft Fair adds ranch sorting and other events

One of the Columbia Gorge’s most popular autumn events — the Gorge Fruit and Craft Fair — arrives Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 17-18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the park-like Hood River County Fairgrounds, 3020 Wy’east Road, near the community of Odell. Admission and parking are free.

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Harvest Quilt fundraiser on now

The Harvest Quilt is a yearly community fundraiser for a local non-profit. This year, Hood River Adopt A Dog is honored to be the recipient of the quilt and is raising money by selling raffle tickets. The quilt is being shown around town and tickets are being sold at ETC — Every Thread Counts — and at Gorge Dog and Hood River Adopt A Dog, 3910 Heron Drive, in Odell. Tickets are 1 for $2, 3 for $5, or 7 for $10.

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‘Romeo and Juliet’ staged with masks and music

William Shakespeare’s best-known tragedy comes to the Hood River stage this weekend for the first time.

Entertainment Update for Oct. 7

Power, Einhorn play Hood River; Visionseekerz at Moth lounge; more

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A wish and a zip: Hawks Ridge residents enjoy adventure aloft

Three residents of Hawks Ridge Assisted Living in Hood River wanted to go on a zip line, so after some research by staff, they headed to Skamania Zip Tours, located at the Skamania Resort Lodge, on Sept. 8 .

‘Paws for a Cause’ event returns Oct. 15

On Oct. 15, the fourth annual Paws for a Cause silent auction and social event will be held by Hood River Adopt A Dog (HRAAD) at Springhouse Cellar Winery, 13 Railroad Ave., Hood River, from 5:30-8 p.m.

Harmony of the Gorge invites women to sing for the holidays

Oct. 6 is the kickoff night for Christmas Chorus with Harmony of the Gorge, a local chapter of Sweet Adeline’s International.

CHURCH NEWS: Revival in Parkdale, Odell, Hood River

Updated for Oct. 3

Dr. Jim Schuppe will again lead this year’s Fall Revival, which will rotate between Parkdale Baptist, Odell Baptist and Tucker Road Baptist Oct. 9-12.

Entertainment Update for Oct. 3

Wasco Bros. in The Dalles Oct. 2; Tim Snider, more at CEBU; more

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Travelogue: Hood River backpacker follows trail mantra: ‘Hike Your Own Hike’

When I found myself jobless at the end of May, I decided to follow a long-held dream to solo-hike sections of the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail).

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Roots and Branches: Reviving ‘Nisei picnic’: What’s old can be new again

Saturday evening kindled fond memories of a Japanese tradition we let slip away decades ago.

Parkhurst Place supports fire fighters

Residents and staff of Parkhurst Place Assisted Living have put together care packages for firefighters “battling the front line fires near John Day, Ore.,” reports Community Relations Manager Terri Hansen.