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Roots and Branches: ‘He never gave up’

The seemingly endless blanket of sparkling white snow on the ground exceeded the top rail of our deck this week, blocking the view of the brilliant white valley below.

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Julie Abowitt demonstration at Hood River Art Club meeting Jan. 19

Julie Abowitt, local printmaker and painter, will show her original linoleum block prints, etchings, and monotypes to the Hood River Art Club on Thursday, Jan. 19 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Hood River Alliance Church, 2650 Montello Ave.

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Readers’ photos say, ‘Happy mid-winter, wherever you are!’

Winter is the coat we all wear, and it has hung on our shoulders for weeks now.

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‘Hero’s journey’ exhibition at arts center

During the January exhibition at the Columbia Art Center, titled, “The Hero’s Journey,” two events focused on the show’s theme will take place. Both are free and open to the public.

Entertainment Update for Jan. 18

‘Community Forgotten’ opens; Winter Festival Jan. 20; more

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Freeze Frames

Looking for winter work, these three May Street students used a snow day off from school on Wednesday to drum up some snow shoveling business. From left are Grant Hardy, 11, Massimo Blanco, 11, and Sawyer Clement, 10.

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Rotary Ski Night is Monday

Enjoy snow conditions at Mt. Hood Meadows this MLK holiday, Jan. 16. Ski or board for less, enjoy live music, and raise money for a cause.

Entertainment Update for Jan. 14

Tillinghast at TL Country Inn; Daredevils play ‘80s Ski Party; more

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The Ale List: Brew Fest this weekend, Journal toasts Logsdon Ales

Breweries in the Gorge (B.I.G.) holds the first “Holiday Hangover Brew Fest” Jan. 14 at the Elks Lodge in downtown Hood River — got to say this: weather permitting.

Maryhill Museum re-opens for the season March 15

Maryhill Museum of Art will re-open for the season on March 15 with a special exhibition featuring recent additions to the museum’s collection.

Author, climber Leif Whittaker gives ‘My Old

Waucoma Bookstore, Columbia Center for the Arts and Double Mountain Brewery are hosting author Leif Whittaker for a book talk Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. at Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Ave.

‘Connecting Past to Future’: Tribal liaison Paul Lumley speaks about issues, crises facing tribes along the river

Speaker Paul Lumley will share the history of tribal fishing rights, salmon restoration initiatives, the economic impact of tribal commercial fisheries, and recent actions taken to address the tribal housing crisis along the river on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at the Columbia Center for the Arts. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the lecture begins at 7 p.m.

Cascade Observations: A year of books

I’m literally closing the books on 2016 as the new year begins — reviewing my diary and my reading from the last year and counting the number of books read (42, for a total of 11,518 pages).

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Yesteryears: Horizon Christian School dedicates new facility in 2007

Horizon Christian School will dedicate its new 51,000 square foot facility at noon on Friday.

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