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Go ahead, take the Big Art walking tour

Outdoor gallery of large sculptures graces the waterfront, downtown

Two notations about sculptures in the new “Big Art” walking art gallery: one of them spins, and the other is not yet in place.

Parkdale News: Fall, fitness go together at Mt. Hood Town Hall

If you’ve been wondering what to do now that the kids are back in school, how about spending some time getting in shape with classes at the Mt. Hood Town Hall?

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Crowd celebrates completion of park

Waterfront Park drew a large crowd Sept. 7 for Hood River Waterfront Park Association’s celebration of the newly completed two-tiered amphitheater, the last phase in the park’s development. Local bands Toy Gun Conspiracy and Cripple Hop performed in the first-ever organized concert at the amphitheater.

Entertainment Update for Sept. 10

‘Throwback’ film series Sept. 18; ‘Jive’ at Marley’s Sept. 13; more

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.