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YESTERYEARS: Snow closes I-84 to traffic in 1977

For hundreds of motorists, Thanksgiving Eve of 1977 and Hood River will be frozen solidly together in their memories.

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Roots and Branches: Traditions new and old

Our Thanksgiving table was overflowing this year with caloric dishes large and small. The turkey was the centerpiece, cooked to perfection by son Corey, who uses a fancy device called a thermometer rather than my old-fashioned method of flapping the oven door open and shut every few hours to check on the bird’s progress. If the bird looks like it is getting too dark I slap a foil tent on its noggin and let it keep cooking.

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A Christmas Carol: Plays for Non-Profits presents a compassionate classic

“You are about to show me shadows of the things that have not happened, but will happen in the time before us. Is that so, spirit?” Scrooge’s longest night receives a fresh take starting Dec. 2 from the large cast of “A Christmas Carol,” directed by Lynda Dallman, on stage at Wy’east Middle School.

Entertainment Update for Nov. 29 edition

McDougall at Rivertap Dec. 8; Free Hugger at Slopeswell; more

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Holiday Happenings

Holiday events, updated Nov. 29 edition

Fermi and ‘Men in Black’ film-lecture series starts at Goldendale Observatory

Goldendale Observatory kicks off its monthly movie-night and lecture series Nov. 30. Real scientific topics will be discussed and questions answered prior to each film.

Advent Concerts start Friday

The three-week Advent Concert Series returns to Riverside Community Church, with Rule Beasley of The Dalles in the first performance, Dec. 1.

Parkdale Library branch celebrates remodel Dec. 2

Visit the Parkdale Branch of the Hood River County Library District for music, food, games and prizes for the whole family on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. to celebrate the remodeling of the branch

Tinsel and Tails benefit Dec. 7

On the evening of Thursday, Dec. 7, the annual Tinsel and Tails concert will be held at Riverside Church. This is a holiday concert presented by students and friends of Diana Beterbide.

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The Porch for Nov. 25 edition

WELL SAID: “Drink and be thankful to the host! What seems insignificant when you have it, is important when you need it.” — Franz Grillparzer

‘Chicago’ preparations: Local choreographer offers dance lessons

Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association Stages is bringing “Chicago: The Musical” to Hood River in June 2018. In anticipation of the production, show choreographer and dance instructor Susan Sorensen, owner of Columbia Gorge Dance Academy, will be offering a class series for interested actors to brush up on their dance moves.

‘The Little Prince’ auditions scheduled for Dec. 11-12

Open auditions are announced for “The Little Prince,” directed by Nicole Scribner, at Columbia Center for the Arts, Dec. 11-12 at 6:30 p.m. People of all ages are invited to audition.

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Pick of the Week: Turkey Trot happens Thanksgiving morning

The annual Turkey Trot 12K, 5K and 3K run/walk takes place this Thursday, Nov. 23 — Thanksgiving Day — beginning at the Mark Hatfield West Visitor Center in Hood River. Registration is from 8:30-9:50 a.m., with a free kids fun run starting things off at 9:50 a.m. The race will begin at 10 a.m.

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YESTERYEARS: Hood River will soon have its own aviation school in 1927

Hood River will shortly have its own aviation school, in charge of and run by a Hood River aviator.

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Lisa Muñoz: Talking steps toward broadening community

Latino Experience in Hood River County

Latina Lisa Muñoz spoke Nov. 8 at Hood River forum from the perspective of a native Hood Riverite who grew up doing orchard work, went on to gain two degrees in college, and returned to her community to do oral history work at The History Museum of Hood River County.

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