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The Porch for May 20

WELL SAID: “A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.” — Georg Christoph Lichtenburg

Columbia Center offers Summer Arts class scholarships

A Giving Tuesday community fundraiser by Columbia Center for the Arts has enabled it to offer 15 full scholarships to children in need of financial assistance to attend an art class this summer.

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Students join HRVHS teacher Rachel Harry in Tony Award surprise

‘She gives us the tools for creation’

Forget three times — the second time was the charm for Hood River Valley High School theater arts teacher Rachel Harry, who learned Wednesday that she had been awarded The Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University “Teachers with the Excellence in Theater Education” Award.

‘Connect to Your Cause’ fair June 4

Find diverse community groups, nonprofits and causes on Sunday, June 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the first ever “Connect to Your Cause” fair.

The Great American Songbook May 19, 21

For anyone familiar with the history of American popular music, the era from 1930-1950 is regarded as an especially fertile and important period.

Dan Reed solo show May 20

Dan Reed (frontman for Dan Reed Network) got to see the world opening for such bands as RUN DMC, UB40, David Bowie and Bon Jovi, eventually becoming the supporting act for the Rolling Stones’ 1991 European tour.

Entertainment Update for May 17

A celebration of music, history of Flamenco May 20; Take Two Trio plays May 20; more

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'Never Again': Community remembers 1942 internment

Past traumas and vows of “never again” intertwined at a Saturday event looking back on the internment of Japanese Americans from the Hood River Valley during World War II.

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Art of Community

The updated Art of Community outdoor sculpture gallery enters its third year with new works all over town, including this Celilo Falls tribute, designed by Warm Springs artist Foster Kalama and fabricated by C. J. Rench of Hood River.

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YESTERYEARS: R.J. McIsaac planning Parkdale store, service station in 1937

There’s going to be a building boom in Parkdale in the near future, according to word reaching the News’ office this week. R.J. McIsaac is planning to build a store and service station on the corner lot, now occupied by the implement shed.

Roots and Branches: Spirit of Ganbatte

What an uplifting day May 13 was in a year of emotional highs and lows. As my Dad used to say, without the lows you won’t appreciate the highs, unless they are over the top. Well, Saturday was an over the top day, right up there with the birth of my three amazing children and each of my grandchildren. It was a day of powerful statements in the face of injustice as 223 people gathered to honor those from our community who were forcefully removed and then imprisoned for three years primarily because of their racial ancestry and war hysteria.

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Kaleidoscope: ‘Straightforward vigor’

History Museum showcases the photographs of Danny McCarty

“Mixing technology and art always fascinated me: photography is a natural fit.” — Danny McCarty

Daniel up for $5k scholarship, needs votes on Facebook page

Hood River Valley High School senior Nathan Daniel, of Cascade Locks, is one of three finalists for a $5,000 scholarship from Hollywood Lights – Portland. His essay earned him a video spot on the group’s Facebook page, and the scholarship will be given based on how many “likes” each video receives.

CASA raffles playhouse

The Fifth Annual Columbia Gorge CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Playhouse Raffle is on now and this year’s house reflects a clean, classic cottage design.

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Center celebrates Japanese art

Columbia Center for the Arts hosts a month-long, center-wide celebration of the art and culture of Japan throughout May.

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