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‘Scenes from the Nutcracker’ this weekend

Local ballet students of the Columbia Gorge Dance Academy present three performances of “Scenes from the Nutcracker” at The Hood River Middle School Auditorium Saturday, Dec. 10 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. Different casts will perform in each show.

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YESTERYEARS: Butler Bank Building to become new county courthouse in 1936

By unanimous vote, County Judge H.L. Hasbrouck and Commissioners Forrest L. Moe and J.D. Smullin decided on Wednesday to acquire for county court purposes the former Butler Bank Building, if the offer which they have submitted is acceptable to the State Bank Examiner, Circuit Judge Wilson and the depositors’ committee.

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'Twist and the Trees': All-ages holiday show

“The Twist and the Trees,” adapted by director Sullivan Mackintosh, is an enchanting family-friendly tale that speaks to the spirit of the holiday season.

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'Owen Meany': Edgy, sardonic pageant

This comedic play is both theatrical AND theological.

Annual Gorge Winds concerts Dec. 16, 18

The 17th annual Christmas Concerts for the Gorge Winds Concert Band have been set for 7 p.m. on Dec. 16 at Wy'east Middle School, 3000 Wy'east Rd. in Odell, and 3 p.m. on Dec. 18 at Calvary Baptist Church, 3350 Columbia View Dr. in The Dalles.

Church News: Churches announce holiday schedules

Updated for Dec. 3

St. Mary’s, Faith Bible, Wy’east and Valley Christian

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WAAAM focuses on ‘Christmas in Wartime’

With a nod to the season, the Dec. 10 Second Saturday at the Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum will have a theme of Christmas in Wartime.

Hood River Lions Club announces local Peace Poster finalists

Claire Bokovoy, an eighth grade student at Hood River Middle School, Jennifer Alvarez an eighth grade student at Mid Columbia Adventist School, Luke Harden, a seventh grade student at Horizon Christian School, and Mitzi Ortega, and eighth grade student at Wy’east Middle School have all taken the first step to becoming an internationally recognized artist by winning a local competition sponsored by the Hood River Lions Club.

Entertainment update for Dec. 3

Entertainment update for Dec. 3

Adopt A Dog’s ‘Tinsel and Tails’ concert Dec. 8

Enjoy fine music and support your local pooch at the fourth annual “Tinsel and Tails” (formerly known as “Friends of Diana”) concert on Dec. 8 beginning at 7 p.m. at Riverside Community Church, 317 State St.

Newcomb presents evening of music at Hood Crest on Dec. 10

Olivia Newcomb, a 2016 graduate of Hood River Valley High School, is hosting a benefit concert at Hood Crest Winery in Hood River on Dec. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m.

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‘Sense of Place’ features Crag Rats Dec. 14 at art center

When the Crag Rats Mountain Rescue beeper goes off, the call may take the elite team of Gorge residents racing up a mountain peak to rescue an injured hiker, scaling a rocky ledge to revive a hiker who has fallen over a cliff, into a blizzard to search for missing skiers, or to a mountain airplane crash scene for body recovery.

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Yesteryears: Hood River Inn has new owner in 1986

And now it’s Nendels Hood River Inn — no longer just the Hood River Inn. The change came abruptly last week when Gordon Weller took over general management duties after Hood River Village Resort, Inc., closed the purchase arrangement.

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Holiday Show and Sale reception Friday

The Columbia Center for the Arts is the scene for locally made arts, crafts, toys, wearables and more during the annual Holiday Show and Sale, on now through Dec. 24.

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Roots And Branches: The spirits of Willow Flat

A series of losses for our family, community and nation over the last year has left an empty feeling inside that is difficult to dispel. The empty places at our family table leave hollow openings in our heart.


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