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Yesteryears: Silver gray squirrels released in county this week in 1935

1915: The first shipment of Northwest apples to be made by way of the Panama Canal arrived in New York last week and was unloaded in the pink of condition.

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Travelogue part two: Making friends in Kumari, Nepal

Jim Haun and Jim Pennington learn ways to sustain Kumari connection

On the morning of Dec. 1, seven of us and our driver piled into our rented Land Cruiser, including Jagat Lama and his two top associates, Chet and Chaundra, and the Kumari clinic pharmacist, in Kathmandu to visit his young son who was ill.

Parkdale News: The Upper Valley takes care of one of its own

To those living near the Columbia River, Parkdale seems a long ways to drive home to, but to those living at the base of Mt. Hood, this community is a special place not only for its beauty, but also in the closeness of friends and neighbors.

Harmony of the Gorge hosts ‘Girls’ Night Out’

Singers are invited to come and see what being a Sweet Adeline is all about on Jan. 27.

Entertainment Update for Jan. 28

HRVHS benefit show set for Jan. 31; Club notes for this week; save the date

‘Full Monty’ tickets, packages on sale

Tickets – but not just regular tickets – are now on sale for “The Full Monty,” at Columbia Center for the Arts Feb. 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 22 at 2 p.m.

Young Voices: What Being an Oregon pioneer descendent means to me

Starting in the early 1840s, whispers of a new territory rich with opportunity were beginning to reach the ears of those living in the east. Its name was Oregon, and it promised a fresh start for whomever dared make the journey west. It was the start of a mass exodus. Brave settlers craving better lives took their fates into their own hands, packed what they could into covered wagons, and left their old lives behind. They knew what they sought would be dangerous to obtain, and that many would not survive. But they were determined to fulfill their dreams, or to die trying.

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Pet of the Week: Larry is a playful, happy pup

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

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Teen donates to ‘Locks of Love'

Ruby Guenther, 17, a junior at Hood River Valley High School, donated 12-inches of her hair on Dec. 29, 2014, to Locks of Love.

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Walker sisters win art, essay awards from Sons and Daughters of Pioneers

Sisters Abby and Johanna Walker have won the Sons and Daughters of Oregon Pioneers (SDOP) 2015 Junior Awards in their respective age groups, announced SDOP Junior Award Committee Chair Maryjane Davey earlier this month.

Kids’ events to plan for in February

Feb. 20 — Second annual Aporkalypse Now, 6 p.m. at Springhouse Cellars. A benefit for Helping Hands Against Violence pitting local chefs against each other in judged bacon recipes. Entertainment includes a bacon eating contest.

Entertainment Update for Jan. 24

‘Holy Broke’ at Trillium Feb. 6; Fields of May play Jan. 24 in CL; more

‘One Small Hitch’ screens Jan. 28

The romantic comedy “One Small Hitch,” directed by John Burgess, comes to Columbia Cetner for the Arts, 7 p.m. on Jan. 28.

Local author reading at HR library

Local author Vikki Claflin will read from her new book Shake, Rattle & Roll With It: Living and Laughing with Parkinson’s at the Hood River Library on Saturday, February 7 at 2 p.m.

Dakota Bickle takes first at Speech event

The Hood River Valley Speech and Debate team took 15 competitors to the Glencoe High School Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 17.

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