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In the Lupulus: As in Hops, and all you need to know for the Sept. 24 festival

FESTIVAL ALSO BRINGS LOCAL CIDER

Hood River Hops Fest, a showcase for fresh hopped ale, has evolved into one of Oregon’s premier beer events.

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Travelogue: Japan

Getting to know Tsuruta in a fun, fulfilling youth exchange

Rice fields, shrines, fireworks, museums, humidity, judo, shopping, convenience store food, meeting a famous dog, Pokémon, host families, Japanese hospitality and fire torches are just a few of the memories that come to mind when I think of the 11 day trip to Tsuruta, Japan, I and 15 others embarked on this past August.

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Big Wheel Keeps On ... One bolt at a time, history gets a fix at The History Museum of Hood River County

“We’re going to be like brothers, this wheel and I,” said Ken Elliott.

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Idlewilde Cemetery ‘residents’ are not forgotten, thanks to Cemetery Tales

Annual program runs Sept. 9-11

The eighth annual “Cemetery Tales” living history program returns Sept. 9-11 with the theme, “Actions Create Change.”

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Hood Crest goes from whim to solid rock ‘n wood winery

Add a rock ‘n wood vibe to the rock ‘n roll beat at Hood Crest Winery in Hood River.

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Hood River Soaring: New nonprofit begins youth outreach program

There’s a new nonprofit in town encouraging community youth to reach for the sky. Quite literally.

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Rockin' the park: Smooth moves grace Families in the Park

Hood River got its shake on with another slam hit Families in the Park Thursday.

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Oklahoma!: Shows benefit non-profits

Opening Aug. 5 at HRMS

“Brand new state! Gonna treat you great!” A classic romance, with plenty of comedy and action, and a touch of tragedy, “Oklahoma!” unfolds against the historic backdrop of the eponymous Midwest prairie territory preparing to become a state, as it did in 1907.

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Gehrig’s Chevron hits 70 year mark

Odell service station one of longest-running family-owned businesses in the county

It’s pretty impressive when a business hits the 70 year mark.

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Avenue Q is no Sesame Street

Puppetry — and pointed comment on stage at CAST

Yes, Avenue Q features puppet and human characters interacting together. And yes, there are intermittent, computerized visuals reminiscent of The Electric Company and Sesame Street.

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Much Ado About Nothing brings outside experience

Non-Profits troupe performs the Bard on Stonehedge Gardens lawn

Summer has arrived and Plays for Non-Profits is opening this season with outdoor dinner theatre, a first in the nine-year history of the program.

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How does July 4, 2016, Stack Up?

Your guide to Independence Day events around

Parades happen in Hood River at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. in Odell.

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Keep fireworks legal, and safe

The Office of State Fire Marshal, Oregon fire service, Keep Oregon Green, natural resource agencies, Oregon fireworks wholesalers, and safety experts encourage Oregonians to “Keep it Legal and Keep it Safe” when using fireworks.

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History links Mike’s (30 years) and Tum-A-Lum (110)

I was headed into my freshman year of high school when Mike’s Ice Cream opened in 1986. It was a big deal — there weren’t a lot of places where kids my age could hang out, and having something downtown, across from the library park (that sold ice cream! In waffle cones!) really opened up options for me and my friends. We’d meet, grab a cone, and catch up on what we’d been up to that summer.

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Christian ‘role models’: Horizon sends off 2016 graduates

Horizon Christian School sent off its Class of 2016 with a call to action: share your faith and wisdom with the world.

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