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Mid-Columbia Lions Follies goes Broadway, starting this weekend

‘Mayhem at the Madison’

The Mid-Columbia Lions Follies will be presenting “Mayhem at the Madison” as its 38th annual show starting Thursday.

From Madison to Manila: A ’20s Filipino music icon rediscovered

I never met my maternal grandfather. He died before I was born, an ocean away.

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Meeting Elvis by rail: A dream-come-true for a trainman’s daughter

“I had a blast!” said Dorothy Phelps, resident of Hawks Ridge Assisted Living Community, of her recent Senior Wish activity

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Traveling to a changing Cuba

First-time visitors feel enlightened, not estranged

I have been fascinated with Cuba all my adult life. In 1959, Fidel Castro and Che Guevara led a small group of young men and women into Havana, Cuba, and took over the government of Fulgencio Batista. In 1959 Dick Schmuck and I were married. Finally, 55 years later, we visited Cuba.

Sister City students prepare for spring visit to Hood River with English immersion program

Say hello: Exchange group of 22 Tsuruta junior high school students will be in Hood River March 14-22

The classroom erupts with the sound of laughter as we watch James playfully go after Shunnosuke for flipping him off with his middle finger.

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Pine Grove Auction turns 50

Large crowd braves the cold on Saturday; 'It's been amazing what has done through here'

Few items go unsold at the Pine Grove Fire Department Auction, but veteran Leonard Wood saw to it Saturday that one thing stayed in-house.

HRVHS drama presents: Does My Head Look Big in This?

Peer pressure and expectations are tough enough when you’re in high school.

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Kaleidoscope: Images from last week’s winter wonderland

Sure, the big snow is melted.

Art Notes: ‘Still Life’ and a club still going strong

‘Still Life’ goes on, a week late

Ironically, the “Still Life” exhibit opening was postponed.

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Kaleidoscope: 'Art' and the pigments of friendship

Center for the Arts presents a comedy about aesthetic and emotional discernment

How do you judge a piece of art?

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Kaleidoscope: Vacation on ice

Hood River’s Katie Crafts visits Antarctica

My New Year’s Eve toast this year took place aboard a 400-foot Russian research vessel, en route to Antarctica.

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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.