Hood River Valley High School theater students have always had two performances a year: the fall musical and the winter play. Until this year, when a second winter play was added to the schedule.
‘Death of a Salesman’ At Bingen Theater: ‘A salesman is got to dream, boy. It comes with the territory.’
Willy Loman’s troubles come down to this: “A man can’t go out the way he came in, Ben, a man has got to add up to something.”
Three local brewmasters sat in an unusual place — under the spotlight — for a recent conversation at Columbia Center for the Arts with renowned beer writer Jeff Alworth of Portland (author of 2015’s “The Beer Bible”).
Solera Brewery in Parkdale brings out its first bottled beer April 15 at its fifth anniversary party. This is a fully-local ale; brewer Jason Kahler said the sour apricot ale is made from fruit grown at Mountain View Orchards in Parkdale and aged in pinot noir barrels from Syncline winery.
“It lets the architecture speak,” Mark Nilsson said of his new mural in the children’s section of Hood River County Library. “There are a lot of walls here, and angles, and they’re broken up. Initially I was going to paint on the angles but I decided to keep them as natural breaks.”
“Big Art” is in transition. Also known as Art of Community, the outdoor gallery is now in its third year with sites downtown, on the waterfront, and the Heights.
Columbia Arts is hosting an exciting live auction in the theatre on April 9 at 3 p.m., starting with music, silent auction and social hour at 2 p.m. The live auction will feature: 18 original works by artist Ellen Dittebrandt; three original pastels by artist Judith Cunningham; and additional collector pieces by Sherrie Wolfe, Sydney Roark, Roland White, and more.
Sex may sell, but love redeems.
In Kitchen and Garden: Fresh Start, OSU Extension offer new skills and ideas in varied spring classes
Fresh Start Culinary Arts Program and Central Gorge Master Gardener Association are bringing two types of food-related classes to town starting this month — one on the growing end, one on the preparing — offering community members a chance to learn new skills or brush up on techniques.
Hood River Valley High School theater teacher Rachel Harry was looking for a unique play that explored teen issues, and that’s exactly what she found with “She Kills Monsters,” written by Qui Nguyen.
Hood River says goodbye to a family business dating to 1955 — though not completely.
Celebrate reading: Getting through the winter with News staff picks
Hood River News staff shares what they're reading now.
The Mosier Valley Senior Center was hoppin’ the last Wednesday of January — the first time it had been able to open all month due to inclement weather.
Hood River Shelter Services looks to future
Hood River Shelter Services — perhaps better known as the warming shelter — is now in its eighth season, with a mission to provide a warm, safe place to sleep during the winter months, generally from November through early March.