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Motorcycles, snowmobiles at WAAAM

Calling all motorcycle owners: bring your ride to Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum on Aug. 8 to participate in a gathering between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. WAAAM is located on Tucker Road about a mile south of Hood River.

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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOLS: Church of Christ rolls out ‘Train of Thought’

Hood River Church of Christ will be taking a look at what goes on inside our hearts this year with “Inside Out” Aug. 3-7 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Tickets for ‘Cemetery Tales’ program go on sale Aug.1

Tickets will go on sale Aug. 1 for the sixth annual “Cemetery Tales,” Sept. 25-27 at Idlewild Cemetery in Hood River. There will be multiple performances each day and evening, with a limit of 15 per tour.

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Cider Central: Cidermasters welcome cider makers from all over

Cider makers from all over the country gathered recently in a private party that celebrated a convivial beverage and its increasing role in the Gorge.

Entertainment Update for Aug. 1

‘Breaking N the Gorge’ Aug. 7; TEN30 at River City July 31; more

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2015 Hood River News Staff Fair Moments

I’m not going to lie — cows freak me out.

Roots and Branches: A close and colorful clan

We are in the frenetic moments of last minute preparations for the Yasui family reunion, a gathering I first learned about 45 years ago when Flip and I tied the knot.

Community invited to Lila May’s party Friday

The July 31 prom-birthday party for Lila May Schow, who is about to turn 5, will be in the Butler Bank Building, 301 Oak St., starting at 6 p.m.

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Yesteryears: ‘Frank Herman Arena’ dedicated at fairgrounds in 1985

There weren’t many dry eyes around when the announcement came Saturday that 4-H horse leaders were dedicating the arena at the fairgrounds, renaming it the Frank Herman Arena. It was an emotional experience that left a surprised Frank Herman chocking back a few tears of appreciation himself as he realized what was happening.

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United Way of Gorge hands out 2014 money, with youngsters’ help

United Way of the Columbia Gorge (UWCG) allocated funding to 35 local non-profit programs in Klickitat, Hood River, Wasco and Skamania counties at the annual agency social July 23 at Best Western Plus Hood River Inn.

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‘End of an Era:' Rasmussen’s offer last chance to see farm, buy a memory

Lynn and Dollie Rasmussen are selling Rasmussen’s Farms, but the public will have one last opportunity to see the well-known Pine Grove landmark.

Community music ensembles seek new members for upcoming season

Mark Steighner, conductor and music director for the Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association, says that the many CGOA ensembles are seeking new members for an exciting fall season.

Pet of the Week: Ki is athletic, gentle and devoted

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

Entertainment Update for July 29

Concerts at Skamania Lodge; The Pines celebrates July 31; more

Entertainment Update for July 25

Where art thou? Auditions for ‘Romeo & Juliet’ Aug. 1-2; more