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Yesteryears: Packing houses need workers in 1945

Approximately 24,000 men and women will be needed in nearly a dozen “hot spots” throughout Oregon to meet the peak needs of Oregon’s large food processing industry. The Apple Growers Association, as reported by Earl Ziegler, will need about 400 men and 1,000 women. E.R. Pooley, American Fruit Growers, will need 60 workers in their packing operations, John Duckwall of Duckwall Bros., Inc., will need about 30 more men for the fall season, and “Pep” Mann of Stadelman Fruit will need 100 men and women.

Entertainment Update for Aug. 12

Hell’s Belles at the Columbia Gorge Hotel Aug. 14; MacMillan at Lyle Hotel; more

Gorge Literary Journal debuts this month

Arts Center sponsors new local publication

The Columbia Center for the Arts announces its one-year sponsorship of the new Gorge Literary Journal. The publication is coordinated and edited by Julie Hatfield and John Metta and assistant editor Sarah Sullivan, and is a joint project with Hood River News. Gorge Literary Journal will debut in the Aug. 15 Hood River News, as a two-page pullout.

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GORGE EXPLORER: See snow-free ski runs, scenic waterfalls at HRM

Winter is probably my favorite time of year in the Columbia River Gorge. Seeing as I am an avid snowboarder and cross country skier — and just about nothing else, as far as sports go — that’s pretty to understand why. For me, taking a smooth, quiet run down a Mt. Hood Meadows hill dusted with a few inches of new is one of the best experiences in the world.

Cascade Observations: Looking for a Calling

These days, “calling” someone usually means pulling out a cell phone from a pocket or purse, rapidly typing a message in abbreviated “text” format using nothing more than two thumbs, or talking “face to face” or better said “screen to screen” via Face Time.

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The Porch for Aug. 8

WELL SAID: “Where I am not understood, it shall be concluded that something very useful and profound is couched underneath.” — Jonathan Swift

Plein Air and the joy of local writing

Showcase happens Sunday at arts center

You might have seen the writers.

Entertainment Update for Aug. 8

Dufur Threshing Bee Aug. 8-9; Music at Maryhill features The Bylines, Willy & Nelson; more

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Yesteryears: Spruce budworm infestation hits forests in 1985

Brown needles on large tracts of forest land trees could spell problems down the road for the county treasury, and Ken Galloway explained some of the details Monday. Addressing the Hood River County Board of Commissioners, Galloway explained that large chunks of Hood River County Forest have been hit by spruce budworm infestation, and more may be on the way.

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Cart-ography

Your guide to al fresco options: mobile and stationary food trucks and carts abound around the county

Mobile and stationary food trucks and carts abound around Hood River County.

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Pet of the Week: Angelina is playful and happy

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Angelina as the program’s adoptable pet of the week:

Waucoma hosts author Elizabeth Little

Waucoma Bookstore is hosting mystery author Elizabeth Little for a book signing on Friday, Aug. 7 from 5-8 p.m. at the bookstore, located at 212 Oak St., Hood River.

Entertainment Update for Aug. 5

Farren, Rawlins, at Ruins; Jim Macmillan at Volcanic; more

Plein Air hits CCA Aug. 7-30

The Columbia Center for the Arts holds is 11th annual Pacific Northwest Plein Air exhibition Aug. 7-30 — a series of events featuring the art of painters and writers. The Plein Air Art Exhibition, a juried show, will be displayed, as will sections of writing from the Plein Air Writing Event.

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Tour the ‘Big Art’

People’s Choice votes due Aug. 15

First Friday on Aug. 5 provides a prime opportunity to see “Art of Community”.