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Art Club seeks life stories

Hood River Art Club will be celebrating its 65th anniversary in late October of this year at the Historic Hood River Museum.

‘Interesting Gorge 2014’ seeks ‘anything’ speakers

The fourth annual Interesting Gorge 2014 conference will be held Nov. 15 at the Mosier Community School gym, and organizers are looking for 20 presenters to give three-minute talks on anything.

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: Remembering grandma’s 8-track still a key note for Mare Wakefield

I’m beginning to think the 8-track copy of John Denver’s Greatest Hits must have existed in every household in America. I certainly remember hearing his voice in our Toyota Corolla, as a passenger of course, in New Jersey in the early ‘70s. Yesterday, musician Mare (pronounced Mary) Wakefield told me of a similar experience it brought on — the simple comfort of liking music.

Entertainment Update for Sept. 6

Check previous dates for more music listings!

Fruit Galore: Plan ahead for these pear and apple events in HR Valley

The harvest is happening, and local orchardists are more than ready to provide you with all the fruit you need for canning, baking, or fresh eating.

Pet of the week: Doodle, aka ‘Mr. Funtimes’

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Doodle as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe him as follows:

At WAAAM, they’ve been working on the railroad

The Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum has added a train car.

Bunko bunch helps friend lasso stroke

Jan Lee and friends put a new twist on the old West slogan, “Roll ‘em, Roll ‘em.”

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Mid Valley News: The story within a story at the Wy’east Fire District Memorial

There are times, when I go out on a story, I find another story I’d like to tell just as much. Sometimes I can work a paragraph or two into an existing article; sometimes I cannot.

Community Health Workers receive their certificates

These are the Community Health Worker graduates who received their certificates Aug. 27 in a ceremony in Hood River, sponsored by The Next Door Inc. and Nuestra Communidad Sana:

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Ellen Dittebrandt: The Art of Living

Ellen Dittebrandt’s gifts are already missed.

Entertainment Update for Sept. 3

Williams at The Pines Sept. 5; ‘A Light in the Wilderness’ author visits Sept. 5; more

Ten Thirty rock band featured in benefit for HRCEF Sept. 5

It may not be as flashy as the Ice Bucket Challenge, but a new method of supporting nonprofits has finally made it to the Gorge. Donating through your phone.

Too Much Coffee Man Opera in Hood River Sept. 19-20

Maryhill Museum of Art and Columbia Center for the Arts are proud to co-present Too Much Coffee Man Opera at the Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River on Sept. 19 and 20 at 7 p.m. In a genre now called Gonzo Opera, the show melds zany plots and sub-plots with classical vocal technique.

Pinchot Collaborative turns focus to Upper WS River-Gotchen Creek

Last week, a group of residents who share a common interest in taking care of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest gathered around the Trout Lake Big Tree to collaborate on how to do so.