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Chamber gives out 2013 honors, awards and thanks

A record number of tuxedos — at least since the Roaring ‘20s — was seen Friday night at the Chamber of Commerce Membership Appreciation event at Columbia Gorge Hotel.

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Kaleidoscope: Working ahead of schedule on State

Four months to go on major Urban Renewal project for downtown Hood River

Crestline’s Jake Hamilton sat in the excavator with its toothed-bucket the size of a small dorm fridge and nudged a 10-inch trowel off a concrete box he needed to pick up.

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Kaleidoscope: What would you do?

Don Butzin took a stand. Serving in the Army, he wrote a letter in December 1944 to the Hood River American Legion after they took the names of 16 Japanese-Americans from the Hood River veterans honor roll.

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On Stage at CCA: Driving Miss Daisy

Dramatic production benefits three local nonprofits

Everyone wants to be in the driver’s seat.

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Class project, food drive exemplify Christmas spirit

Giving can be a lesson, and a fun one.

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Kaleidoscope: In from the cold

Volunteer-based Warming Shelter program for homeless undergoes changes in 2013-14; host sites and more volunteers needed

The Hood River Warming Shelter is seeking to enrich the quality of life of the homeless in Hood River County and surrounding areas by providing “a safe place to meet the basic human needs of people without shelter during our coldest months.”

12 Columns of Christmas: To benefit the Hood River Warming Shelter

This month the Hood River News has published the first edition of “12 Columns of Christmas,” a booklet containing editorials written by Editor Kirby Neumann-Rea from our Christmas papers between 2000 and 2012.

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Who is homeless?

According to the National Coalition for the Homeless, July 2009:

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The Best Christmas pageant ever: Hilarity, with a message

As CAST reprises ‘Best Christmas Pageant Ever,’ stage mom in 2009 becomes director for 2013 show

Chaos within mayhem: sounds like any Christmas experience, right?

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Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog Turns Five!

Stage and studio musician, filmmaker, inventor, windsurfer Thomas Dolby has Hood River memories

When I mentioned that I spoke to Thomas Dolby the other week, friends have asked me if he is the guy who invented the Dolby™ noise reduction system found on a lot of stereo equipment. I laughed to myself, partly because it didn't occur to me, of all people, to ask him.

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Kaleidoscope: A Snapshot in Time

Museum exhibit reveals the photography and adventurous spirit of Alva Day

“Bear Wallow, 12:50, 11-6-39”: so says the caption on the Autographic camera image of a smiling man clothing a hat while standing in a field. The rustic, plain-faced image befits its subject, the photographer Alva Day (born in Colorado, 1887, died in Oregon in 1955, and buried at Idlewilde Cemetery).

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Kaleidoscope: Lights, cameras, fashion!

17th Fashion Gala packs the house, again

A sold-out crowd packed the Gorge Room at the Best Western Hood River Inn more than an hour before the house lights dimmed for the 17th Annual Hood River Christmas Project Gala Fashion Show on Nov. 15.

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Veterans Day: A day when the community stands with those who served

Three events, three opportunities for recognition amounted to a day of remembrance and tribute in Hood River.

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Kaleidoscope: “This is a community”

Adults and students team up to help ‘Reach 4 It’ achieve ambitious grasp

The drama begins in the lobby in “Reach4It!” the new musical at Hood River Valley High School, running the next two weekends (see page B10 for details).

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The making of a nightmare

Henke's haunted house takes scare tactics seriously

“Once you go upstairs, you’re done.”