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Friends at 40: Hood River visitors revel in Tsuruta hospitality

It all started when we picked up Hood River folks from Aomori-Shin Station.

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'Merry Christmas, Strega Nona' opens Dec. 9

Columbia Center for the Arts presents family-friendly holiday comedy

A fun, joyful and poignant story of how villagers in southern Italy discover the magic of Christmas comes to the stage in Hood River starting Saturday.

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‘A Christmas Carol’ opens Dec. 2: Interview with Gary “Ebenezer Scrooge” Young

Gary Young, who portrays Ebenezer Scrooge in the new production of Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol,” sat for an interview Nov. 27 in his Heights home, after polishing off a bowl of his own homemade soup. He spoke with editor Kirby Neumann-Rea, who has the role of Mr. Fezziwig in the production, by Plays For Non-Profits.

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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.

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Happy Thanksgiving: Turkey words and pictures

Local kids cook up ideas for Thanksgiving

How do you catch a turkey?

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Meet this year’s HRVHS exchange students

The Hood River Valley High School exchange students arrived this past summer, and call various countries home. Francesca Mela, Javier Pico Escudero, Julia Carmen Van den Broek, Nadja Essing, and Stefan Salmar are among these students, and had a lot to say about their experience and what they have enjoyed about their exchange so far.

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Waiting for Godot: Classic Beckett tragicomedy opens this weekend

Two men wait by the side of a deserted road, near a barren tree.

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Kaleidoscop: SCENERY RE-SEEN

Photos from a summer gone by

Photos from a summer gone by

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FALL MUSICAL: Fiddler on the Roof

Play opens at Hood River Valley High School this weekend

“A fiddler on the roof … sounds crazy, no? But here, in our little village of Anatevka, you might say every one of us is a fiddler on the roof."

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Hood River Valley High School Homecoming 2017

Air Guitar, half-time photos

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MASKED BALL KICKOFF: Serious Fun for United Way

The second annual Masquerade Ball, the kickoff for the Columbia Gorge United Way fall campaign, meant serious fun Sept. 30 at Best Western Plus Hood River Inn.

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KAYAK SHED: Spanning Three Centuries

The old building bridged the downtown enterprises of three centuries. From 19th century blacksmiths through its machine shop era of the early- and mid-1990s, to the wind and water sports of the 20th and 21st century, the Schlosser family-owned Kayak Shed building had served multiple needs for more than 100 years.

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Packing Out History

Nearly complete is the slow unlocking of a time capsule that is a historic agriculture building near Odell.

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Foster Parenting: Simple answers to a challenging task

Becky Windsor’s approach to being a foster mom is simple, but effective.

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Success is one caring adult away

To many who knew him, “Daniel” probably seemed to be just another sad statistic. Growing up on the tough streets of North Portland, he first started getting in trouble at age 12.

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