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Peace Walk: Take steps for a ‘safe future’ on Wednesday

In what has become a yearly tradition, the 2016 Pacific Northwest Interfaith Peace Walk — “spreading peace and hope for a peaceful world, 71 years after Hiroshima” — makes its way to the Gorge on July 27.

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‘We Love You to China and Back’: Community rallies for local family on July 31

I love seeing how this community comes together selflessly to help, support, and encourage one another. Especially now with so much divisiveness in the world, we definitely need activities, events, and causes to bring us together and find common ground. When we connect and engage in a positive way, amazing things happen.

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The Porch for July 23

TWIST-OFF fate: customers at food carts in the Hood River News parking lot have been imbedding beverage caps in the tar seam. There’s now a line of more than a 100, creeping ever eastward.

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Evening of music, healing and hope on Monday

Canadian musician Jonathan Maracle will present his ministry of hope and healing Monday, July 25 at 7 p.m. at Hood River Alliance Church, 2650 Montello. The event is free and open to the community.

Entertainment Update for July 23

Bob Connolly plays July 28; Mesa, Reynolds play July 24; Kolberg at Stave & Stone; more

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CL antique car show celebrates historical highway centennial

The City of Cascade Locks will host the Antique Car Tour of the Gorge on Saturday, July 23 at the Port Marina Park from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Local author reading at the Hood River Library

Yvonne Pepin-Wakefield will discuss her recently published book, “Babe in the Woods: Building a Life One Log at a Time,” at the Hood River Library on Friday, July 29 at 6:30 p.m.

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Roots and Branches: ‘Killer’ in name only

Have you ever had a specific expectation, one that was quite logical, yet the outcome was the absolute opposite of what you anticipated?

Yesteryears: Plans underway for ‘modern and commodious’ high school in Odell in 1916

Union High School District No. 2, which compromises Odell and Willow Flat, will this summer erect a modern and commodious high school building at Odell, near the telephone building.

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Friends of Mt. Adams guide hikes on Sept. 10

Friends of Mt. Adams Hiking Day is not until Sept. 10, but you can sign up now to get in on two guided hikes around southwest Washington’s iconic peak.

New Farm Fest opens in Trout Lake next month

The first annual Farm Fest will kick off in Trout Lake, Wash. on Aug. 20.

Entertainment update for July 20

Entertainment update for July 20.

Free Comedia Dell’Arte workshop at HR Library

Children ages 8-12 are invited to attend a free Comedia Dell’Arte workshop at the Hood River Library July 26-29 from 2-5 p.m. Preregistration is required at the library, and students must commit to attending all four days of the workshop, which will be taught by Sullivan Macintosh.

Hood River County Fair brings music, other acts

Musical entertainment at Hood River County Fair begins Wednesday evening, July 27, on the park stage at 7:30 p.m., with a tribute to George Strait featuring Bill White.

Hood River youth receives state 4-H awards

Payton Rigert, a nine-year member of the Hood River County 4-H, received two state recognitions at the annual OSU 4-H Summer Conference in Corvallis.

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