Gorge Life


How to help, updated for Nov. 18

Start-up operations for the 2015 Hood River County Christmas Project have begun.

Auditions for ‘Father of the Bride’ Nov. 21-22

Auditions for Father of the Bride will take place on Nov. 21 and 22 at 1 p.m. at the Center of the Arts in Hood River. Call back will be Nov. 23 at 6 p.m.

Entertainment Update for Nov. 18

Chris Stewart at The Pines; Jazz at Butler Building Nov. 20; Acoustic Guitar Summit Nov. 20; more

Sam Grotte: Gorge Winds music director, pilot retires

This year’s Gorge Winds Christmas Concert will be Music Director Sam Grotte’s last.

Entertainment Update for Nov. 14

Memories through Music Alzheimer’s benefit Nov. 19; Jazz at Butler Building Nov. 13; more

Glass artist gives ‘Fruit of the Dark Tree’ show

Odell glass artist Laurel Marie Hagner presents “Fruit of the Dark Tree”, an art lecture and showing, Nov. 21, 11-2 p.m. at Glassometry Studios on Neal Creek Road.

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The Porch for Nov. 14

WELL SAID: “The individual is capable of both great compassion and great indifference. He has it within his means to nourish the former and outgrow the latter.” — Norman Cousins

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Yesteryears: Weather damages unpicked apples in 1935

Any hope of salvage of apples, which were on the trees during the cold spell, was abandoned on Tuesday of this week, for, with rising temperature, the frost went out and left the fruit a mass of pulp. A considerable percentage of fruit, which was unprotected in orchards, also has been so badly damaged as to be of little value. Late estimates are that the loss will be about 20,000 boxes.

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Gala Fashion Show hits stage on Friday

The Gala Fashion show, the primary fundraising event for the Hood River County Christmas Project, takes place this Friday, Nov. 13, at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the show beginning at 7 p.m.

Cascade Observations: Trees speak to us

His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi has invited me to visit his country, the United Arab Emirates, come April 2016. Well, he’s sort of invited me, a little part of me — a six-inch handmade paper circle, formed inside a two-quart empty container of Nancy’s Nonfat Plain Yogurt, and made from construction paper scraps and a handful of dried prunes.

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Rat rod and Roseliners talks at WAAAM

Airplane, auto museum hosts ‘Second Saturday’

The Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum will have two local history talks on Nov. 14 for the Second Saturday events.

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‘Sacred moment’ in the waters of the Columbia River

Aven Lorac Dyke, a two year-old of Orford, N.H., was baptized in the Columbia River on Oct. 26. The baptism was part of a small service held at the Waterfront Park in Hood River.

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A live hive: If a honey tree falls in the forest, could you taste its honey?

The wind blew down an oak midday on Nov. 3 in Kendra and Conor Kelly’s front yard, a tree the family cherished for its shade and beauty as well as for the live colony of bees in its trunk.

‘Nutcracker’ dates set

This year’s production of “Scenes from the Nutcracker,” presented by the students of Columbia Gorge Dance Academy ballet department, will be Dec. 12, with shows at 1 and 4 p.m., and Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. at the Hood River Middle School Auditorium.

Entertainment Update for Nov. 11

Jelly Bread, more River City; Jeff Carrell at The Pines; more