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Visit the HR County library for a one-room tour of the Gorge

“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.”

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2017 ‘Big Art’ additions look to the river

“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.

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Art auction, annual Studio Tour, and more local art notes

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.

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'Calendar Girls' opens this week at Wy’east

Sex may sell, but love redeems.

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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.

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She Kills Monsters: HRVHS play ‘pushes envelope,’ explores teen issues

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.

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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.

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A Book Bundle

Celebrate reading: Getting through the winter with News staff picks

Hood River News staff shares what they're reading now.

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Dinner is served: Mosier Valley Senior Center, Up, Running and Looking to Future

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.

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Working to stay Warm

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.

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Travelogue: Rajasthan, India

New friends, exotic finds along the old Silk Road

Thirty-one years ago, we bought the dilapidated 1893 house across the street from Bette’s on Oak Street, betting that one day (once our kids were grown), we would fashion the old house into a boutique in which to sell treasures we might collect while traveling the world.

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Readers’ photos say, ‘Happy mid-winter, wherever you are!’

Winter is the coat we all wear, and it has hung on our shoulders for weeks now.

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Travelogue: Spain

Auberges and coincidences on the Camino Trail

As I round the year of my 80th birthday, we still occasionally have a wild hair or two of yesteryear. Maybe it is like Robert Redford and Nick Nolte in “Walk in the Woods,” where the two of them take off trying to walk the 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail (AT) back East.

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