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School Board meets tonight

Hood River County School District Board of Directors meets tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Hood River Valley High School Library.

Entertainment Update for Jan. 14

Kevin Carr in Trout Lake Jan. 20; Onehum plans CD release show Jan. 14 at Hood River Library; more

Director’s cut: insight to auditions and accents

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog

The story in the news last week on the upcoming auditions for the CAST production of “Good People” prompted me to contact director Judie Hanel and ask her a few questions on a topic I know very little about: auditioning for a play.

‘Save the Date’: ‘On the Beat’ debuts Jan. 31

Time to “save the date” for a variety of community events in the next few weeks.

Backcountry Film Fest is free, tonight

The Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival comes to Hood River Jan. 14, with a free showing of the festival’s nine video pieces starting at 7 p.m. at Double Mountain Brewery.

Entertainment Update for Jan. 10

HRVHS benefit show postponed to Jan. 31; ‘Braceros’ talk Jan. 31; ‘Chicken,’ Will West at CEBU

‘Good People’ auditions Jan. 18-19

Auditions for “Good People,” David Lindsay-Abaire’s tough and tender new play about the insurmountable divide between those who make it and those who don’t, are scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 18, from 1-3 p.m. and Monday, Jan. 19, from 6-8 p.m. at the Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Ave. in Hood River.

Backcountry Film Festival in HR Jan. 14

The Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival comes to Hood River Jan. 14, with a free showing of the festival’s nine video pieces starting at 7 p.m. at Double Mountain Brewery.

Yesteryears: New jail nearing completion at HR County Courthouse this week in 1985

100 years ago: The Transfer and Livery Company this week completed work on the new Heights sewer system, which, in a general way, includes the district west of Twelfth street and south of Pine street. City Water Superintendent Morse says that residents wishing to do so may now connect up with the new system. A septic tank is included in the system to provide for the outflow.

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Pet of the Week: Roxie perfect for active home

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Roxie as the program’s adoptable pet of the week and describe her as follows:

‘Family Dinner Project’ will serve quail, Florida-style, and ‘Giant Sub’

Family Dinner Project continues this month at Nora’s Table Restaurant.

White Salmon Library community reads event in February

During the month of February 2015, the Friends of the White Salmon Valley Community Library will sponsor our first Community Reads event. The event is named KOOBDOOGA*(“A Good Book” backwards).

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The state of State: Urban Renewal is complete

For the last two Augusts, State Street was a mess.

Entertainment Update for Jan. 7

Willy and Nelson at White Buffalo Jan. 8; Cripple Hop, BPT at River City; more

Maryhill Museum plans 75th season for 2015

When Maryhill Museum of Art opened to the public in 1940, Time magazine called it “the world’s most isolated art museum.” While the surrounding population has grown, Maryhill Museum of Art remains a rural anomaly – a robust cultural institution with an outstanding art collection, vibrant educational programming and an abundance of charm.