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“Live Music on the Terrace” CD helps musicians in need

More than a dozen Northwest bands have contributed songs to Maryhill Winery’s 2015 “Live Music on The Terrace Vol. 2,” a CD that showcases artists scheduled to play at the venue this summer.

Cripple Hop performs at July 11 Trailgate event

Celebrate the world of Mt. Hood single track at Trailgate, hosted by the 44 Trails Association and the Mt Hood National Forest! Trailgate is a day to celebrate and enjoy the fine single track trails accessible from Forest Road 44 on the Mt. Hood National Forest. There’s plenty of great riding and hiking to be had from the Billy Bob SnoPark, including rides for all abilities, even kids.

Auditions planned June 28-29 for two `art of protest’ plays

Directors Bill Weiler and Lynda Dallman will hold auditions for the plays Inherit the Wind and The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail at Columbia Center for the Arts in the Studio at 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 28 and Monday, June 29.

Busy weekend: Beach Bash, Sternwheeler, Garden Tour highlighted

The Upper Valley Garden Tour is one of three big community events covering plenty of ground this weekend.

Summer heats up at the HR Library

The Hood River County Library — and its branches in Parkdale and Cascade Locks — have a variety of classes, crafts and reading programs for the whole family to enjoy this summer.

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Port of Hood River announces waterfront closures for July 4 festivities

The Fourth of July holiday will limit access to several Port of Hood River waterfront properties beginning Friday, July 3 when the Hood River Eye Openers Lions Club begins setting up its fireworks display just west of the mouth of the Hood River.

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Hawai’i: Good food, friendship and elders’ blessings yield ‘ohara,’ healing for cancer survivors

Travelogue

Right after high school, I tried going to college, but it didn’t appeal to me. I was working as a cook and my father didn’t like that career path. So one day I came home and there were two options laying on the desk for me. One was an application to the Air Force via my Dad, and the other was an up and coming culinary school in Portland that my Mom found in an article in the newspaper. I thought about it for about 30 seconds and culinary school won out.

County Fair comes July 22-25

The 2015 Hood River County Fair takes place Wednesday through Saturday, July 22-25, at the Hood River County Fairgrounds, 3020 Wy’east Road, south of Hood River near the community of Odell.

Mid Valley news: Fifty-Plus Expo comes to Hood River County Fair this summer

I know it’s been a few months (or six), but rest assured, the Odell community column really does still exist. Grab your calendar — there’s a lot going on in our little community over the next few weeks.

Parkdale news: A sizzling summer of activities in the Upper Valley

There’s no need to wonder what you are going to do with your summer in the Upper Valley. With all the events going on, you’ll need to get out your calendar and write them in so you don’t miss anything!

Roots and Branches: Calendar swirl never stops

June is jam packed with celebrations of every manner. My day planner notations look like a Spirograph has had its way with each date, recording a whirlwind of grandkids, family and friends celebrating birthdays, weddings, babies, graduations, talent shows and dance recitals.

Cherry season and help is needed

Volunteer to sell fruit with Mosier Grange

Mosier Grange is selling cherries downtown and could use a few good volunteers.

Yesteryears: ‘High class’ Kreig Apartments open on Oak Street in 1925

With the opening to the general public of the new Kreig apartments on Oak Street tomorrow evening, one of Hood River’s long felt needs will be filled. There has always been a big demand for high-class apartment houses, and the few building which could fit the requirements have long and extensive waiting lists. The new Kreig building will provide 16 apartments, most of them of three rooms and bath, with one or two smaller apartments containing combined living and bedroom.

Pet of the Week: Miss Ella loves kids — and the feeling is mutual

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

Entertainment Update for June 17

Moe Dixon at The Pines; ‘Dogg’ at Sawtooth June 20; more