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Musical ‘Game Night’ runs this weekend at Hood River Middle School

The cast of Hood River Middle School students, with principals Brent Emmons and Ocean Kuykendall playing parents, performs the original musical written by Mark Steighner, musical director of Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association, while music teacher Anna Stipe directs.

Entertainment Update for March 1

Album release for Groove Cabin; Barley Draught plays Solera’s St. Paddy's celebration; more

Feast of Words returns March 11

The Hood River County Library Foundation invites you to a Feast of Words Saturday, March 11 from 6-9 p.m. to raise money for the library.

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HR robotics teams advance in FTC

Three Hood River Valley High School teams advanced to the next stage in First Technology Challenge (FTC) Robotics competition next month.

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May Street fifth graders open school store

May Street Elementary students have a new way to spend Dragon Dinero coupons they earn each day for being respectful, responsible and safe: A student-run store.

Horizon student claims spelling bee championship

Kai Robertson, eighth grader at Horizon Christian School, spelled his way to champion at the recent Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) District Spelling Bee in Camas, Wash. Ellie Rinella, sixth grade, took fourth place. Both students will compete in the ACSI Regional Spelling Bee later this month.

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Jefferson Dancers perform March 4

Be inspired by one of the most elite dance companies in Oregon — the Jefferson Dancers — at Columbia Center for the Arts on Saturday, March 4 at 7 p.m. The performance is part of the center’s 2017 poTENtial Program Series.

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‘She Kills Monsters’ to open next weekend

The first of two Hood River Valley High School winter plays, “She Kills Monsters,” directed by Rachel Harry, comes to the Bowe Theater next weekend, bringing ‘90s geek culture — and a Dungeons and Dragons module — to center stage.

Entertainment Update for Feb. 25

‘Porgy and Bess’ screens Feb. 26; Blues Cabaret returns Feb. 26; Ziplander at Volcanic Feb. 25

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‘Green’ gainers

Hood River team Men In Green (back rows) won the field competition first place award at the recent Super Qualifiers in Portland.

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Yesteryears: Lack of funds puts pool opening in jeopardy in 1987

There won’t be any swimming in Hood River’s aging municipal swimming pool this year unless between $30,000 an $50,000 is raised by April 1 for long-needed repairs, city council members decided Monday.

Remembering my wicked mother: Not all Rainbows and Unicorns

Generally speaking, when someone dies and their friends and family gather together to celebrate their life and honor their memory, we like to remember the good times, to talk about how wonderful they were, how kind and generous and loving. We talk about the good things they did, their accomplishments, all those things that touched our lives in positive ways.

‘Tongue Twister’ benefits SMART literacy program Feb. 24

With a new location and a familiar set of faces, the SMART Tongue Twister Tournament returns Feb. 24 for its seventh year.

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The Hays Stay: E & L Auto brothers sell landmark, but they’re not going anywhere

Hood River says goodbye to a family business dating to 1955 — though not completely.

Entertainment Update for Feb. 22

Chihuahua Desert at The Pines; One Trick Pony at the Buffalo; ‘Porgy and Bess’ screens Feb. 26; more


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