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They Cooked a Swan, Called it Turkey

Reprint, Hood River News, Thanksgiving 1975

A column written by Ruth Guppy and published in the Nov. 27, 1975 edition of the Hood River News.

Face to face with family history: Julia’s cold-water toast

I found Grandma the other day, on the front page of the Nov. 20, 1925, Hood River News.

Voci gives winter choral concerts Dec. 3-4

Fresh off its inspiring, sold-out performance of Beethoven’s 9th, the Voci Community Choir is preparing to present its second “Voci and Friends” winter choral concerts. The performances are Dec. 3 and 4 at 7 p.m. in Wy’east Middle School’s Performing Arts Center.

Yesteryears: McIsaac’s Store no longer operated by family for first time ever in 1985

An agreement has been reached that will transfer the oldest business in the upper Hood River Valley to new ownership next month. Malcom McIsaac, manager of McIsaac’s Store in Parkdale, said that on Dec. 15, 1985, the new owners will be in charge of the store his father, R.J. McIsaac, opened 75 years ago. It has been continuously operated by the family since that time, except for about a year after the old frame burned down. New owners are family members of a corporation headed by Jim Weseman. Others are his wife, Cleo; Wendell and Christine DeHart; and Joyce and Tony Weseman.

How to help, updated for Nov. 18

Start-up operations for the 2015 Hood River County Christmas Project have begun.

Auditions for ‘Father of the Bride’ Nov. 21-22

Auditions for Father of the Bride will take place on Nov. 21 and 22 at 1 p.m. at the Center of the Arts in Hood River. Call back will be Nov. 23 at 6 p.m.

Entertainment Update for Nov. 18

Chris Stewart at The Pines; Jazz at Butler Building Nov. 20; Acoustic Guitar Summit Nov. 20; more

Sam Grotte: Gorge Winds music director, pilot retires

This year’s Gorge Winds Christmas Concert will be Music Director Sam Grotte’s last.

Entertainment Update for Nov. 14

Memories through Music Alzheimer’s benefit Nov. 19; Jazz at Butler Building Nov. 13; more

Glass artist gives ‘Fruit of the Dark Tree’ show

Odell glass artist Laurel Marie Hagner presents “Fruit of the Dark Tree”, an art lecture and showing, Nov. 21, 11-2 p.m. at Glassometry Studios on Neal Creek Road.

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The Porch for Nov. 14

WELL SAID: “The individual is capable of both great compassion and great indifference. He has it within his means to nourish the former and outgrow the latter.” — Norman Cousins

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Yesteryears: Weather damages unpicked apples in 1935

Any hope of salvage of apples, which were on the trees during the cold spell, was abandoned on Tuesday of this week, for, with rising temperature, the frost went out and left the fruit a mass of pulp. A considerable percentage of fruit, which was unprotected in orchards, also has been so badly damaged as to be of little value. Late estimates are that the loss will be about 20,000 boxes.

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Gala Fashion Show hits stage on Friday

The Gala Fashion show, the primary fundraising event for the Hood River County Christmas Project, takes place this Friday, Nov. 13, at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the show beginning at 7 p.m.

Cascade Observations: Trees speak to us

His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi has invited me to visit his country, the United Arab Emirates, come April 2016. Well, he’s sort of invited me, a little part of me — a six-inch handmade paper circle, formed inside a two-quart empty container of Nancy’s Nonfat Plain Yogurt, and made from construction paper scraps and a handful of dried prunes.

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Rat rod and Roseliners talks at WAAAM

Airplane, auto museum hosts ‘Second Saturday’

The Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum will have two local history talks on Nov. 14 for the Second Saturday events.