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WAAAM hosts talks on Gorge air beacon history

On Jan. 10, the Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum will host two talks about the history of the air beacons — an integral part of early aviation.

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Pet of the Week: Janni is a sweet dog ready for home of her own

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

Entertainment Update for Jan. 3

HRVHS benefit show Jan. 10; mile marker 6 returns Jan. 6

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Help restore museum paddlewheel

Mel Gibson in ‘Maverick,’ airs Jan. 16 as fundraiser

Do you want to help save the History Museum’s most iconic artifact? Do you love movies?

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A look back at A slice of local life

As the year comes to a close, so does A Slice of Local Life, a feature that has run every Saturday for the past two years.

Happy Ned Year: Chooglin’ into 2015

Still no Happy Ned Year app – these nuggets are newsprint only. I’d use a typewriter if I could just get a ribbon. Always liked the fingerprints. So here are my smudges for 2014.

YESTERYEARS: Ice on Columbia River expected to break up in the coming days in 1924

On invitation of the local Commercial Club, Senator R.R. Butler and Representatives Anderson and Kelly of The Dalles will come to Hood River today and be the guests of the Board of Directors at the club at dinner this evening.

‘Living with Thunder’ explores the Gorge’s geologic past Jan. 10

The Columbia Gorge Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute and Waucoma Bookstore are hosting author Ellen Morris Bishop for a reading and presentation at the Hood River Library on Saturday, January 10 at 1 p.m.

Free concert with Richard Tillinghast and his band One Hum

Richard Tillinghast announces the release of his fifth CD, “The Door Is Open.” A special show is at the Hood River County Library on Wednesday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m.

Entertainment Update for Dec. 31

Cripple Hop at Volcanic NYE; Ben Ballinger solo show Jan. 2; more

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A fun guide to New Year’s Eve (and Day) in the Gorge

Happy New Year, however you mark the occasion. Thursday is 1/1/15, and in the Gorge, residents can enjoy a large variety of ways to “ring in the new year.” The weather prediction is cold, giving the Jan. 1 Polar Bear Plunge at Maryhill State Park a stark appeal.

PLENTY to do over Winter Break! (Updated for Dec. 27)

Hey kids — are you looking for something fun to do over winter break, either by yourself, with your siblings or with your parents, too?

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A readerboard year: ‘What will it take to get your attention?’

This is the 13th annual “Readerboard Year” list – an (almost) exhaustive list of all the messages put up at roadside marquees with moveable letters.

How to Help, updated for Dec. 27

Next Door — The Next Door is in need of full time and part time foster parents in Hood River and Wasco Counties. The Next Door provides care and behavioral treatment for children and teens age 6-18 and is seeking individuals who are willing to open their hearts and homes.

Entertainment Update for Dec. 27

Cripple Hop at Volcanic NYE; Ben Ballinger solo show Jan. 2; more