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‘Slopeside Sustainability’ Saturday at Meadows

Mt. Hood Meadows’ weekend scenic chairlift ride and hiking experience will be “cleaned up” Saturday, July 23 at a Slopeside Sustainability and Mountain Cleanup Day.

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At County Fair, events expand, basic pleasures return

Fair runs July 27-30 in Odell

Hood River County Fairgrounds Manager Clara Rice said that patrons of this year’s fair, which opens July 27 and runs through July 30, will find many of the same elements they love and expect each year — rides, exhibits and entertainment.

Art show in TD celebrates Oregon

Two Portland artists are featured in a local show that opened July 9 in The Dalles. The installation at the former Morin Printing building joins 24 other venues around the state celebrating the unique landscapes and culture of Oregon.

Columbia Arts gets All Dressed Up for Wearable Art Fundraiser Aug. 4

‘Wear it Well’ features Sneak Preview party

Those wishing to get a sneak peek and a first chance to try on and purchase the wearable art from the Columbia Art Center’s Wearable Art Exhibition are invited to a sneak preview party fundraiser for the Center on August 4, at 6 p.m.

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Entertainment Update for July 16

Shakespeare in the Park; Tess Barr Blues Band Saturday at HoodCrest

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Packer Orchards Farm Place holds Cherry Celebration

It’s that time of year when businesses throughout the Hood River Fruit Loop share the bounty of the Hood River Valley, starting with the annual Cherry Celebration.

Cascade Observations: Hidden Lessons

I’m trained as an ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) teacher, having received my endorsement after an intense program at Portland State University. During my studies there, I learned about the acquisition of language, including funny sounding subjects such as glottal stops and schwas. But who knew, years later, that I would continue informally studying linguistics while preparing for surgery and practicing yoga?

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‘Benny Beaver’ stars at OSU Day at County Fair

Hood River County Fair returns July 27-29

Benny Beaver will be showing his trademark buckteeth and flat tail at the Hood River County Fair. The OSU mascot will be cruising the fairgrounds on Thursday, July 28, starting at 1 p.m. with free photo opportunities and a scavenger hunt with prizes. Benny will help fairgoers learn what Oregon State University is doing in Hood River County.

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EnviroGorge Kids summer writing contest

EnviroGorge wants to share what kids have to say about the environment.

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Nordic Club kicks off Tilly Jane Cabin capital campaign

A capital campaign for the rehabilitation of the historic Tilly Jane A-frame on Cooper Spur is now underway.

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Yesteryears: Work nearing completion on 13th Street couplet in 1986

Work is nearing completion on the 13th Street couplet, just off Belmont Road. That means soon the Hood River Heights’ main streets — 12th and 13th — will be open to just one-way traffic, according to state officials.

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‘What’s In a Name?’ Klahre House students unveil new art work

“What’s In A Name?” art projects from the students at Next Door Inc.’s Klahre House program were on display last month at Hawk’s Ridge Assisted Living, located just a few blocks away. The student work moves this week to Klahre House, located at the Next Door Inc., 965 Tucker Road.

Windermere food drive runs through July 15

Windermere holds its annual food drive through July 15 in order to stock up local pantries for the summer.

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Entertainment Update for July 13

Hit Machine Block Party for United Way Friday; more

‘Much Ado’ show added July 13

Rain-out, actor injury complicate Plays for Non-Profits opening

Hood River’s first adult outdoor dramatic production in memory got off to a memorable start last week.

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