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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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‘Train of Tears’ anniversary gathering Saturday at rail depot

The “Train of Tears” event starts at noon Saturday at Mt. Hood Railroad, First and Cascade streets. In case of rain, the event will be held inside Springhouse Cellars.

Museum downtown walking tour dates start May 15

The first opportunity to join the Historic Downtown Walking Tour this year will be Monday, May 15 at 11 a.m.

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‘POTENTIAL’ series: Recipes and Japanese Taiko drumming are next

Two events in two days are next in the “poTENtial” performance series running throughout 2017 at Columbia Center for the Arts.

Interpretive Center holds anniversary celebration May 13

Staff and volunteers at the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum have announced a packed schedule for the museum’s free 22nd anniversary party on May 13.

HR Latino Fest May 14 at fairgrounds

The first-ever Hood River Latino Festival takes place on Sunday, May 14 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hood River County Fairgrounds, and is free and open to all. (The headline in Wednesday’s Hood River News gave the wrong day of the week.)

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Art of Flight: Artist, WAAAM help students

“Everything you see in here flies.”

Cascade Observations: Thank goodness for volunteers

I missed celebrating National Volunteer Week (April 23-29). I was too busy volunteering to notice, as were all the other people I should have been acknowledging for their community service.


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