SERENDIPITY, and the many names that make local history interesting

What do the building that houses Shortt Supply, Reed College, Cats, the corner of 9th and State Street, and Eliot Drive all have in common?

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A Tsuruta scrapbook

Monday morning, Hood River’s Sister City guests from Tsuruta, Japan, said their goodbyes to their host families and members of the Hood River-Tsuruta Sister City Board at HRVHS.

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Spring is in bloom

Plenty to do — with your buds

Spring break — March 23 to 27 — is right around the corner for Hood River County School District, Horizon Christian, Mid-Columbia Adventist Christian School and Columbia Gorge Community College students.

Join in ’35 & Gorgeous’

Friends of the Columbia Gorge is launching the “35 & Gorgeous” hike challenge this month.

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Trail work begins

Port of Hood River started extensive trail work last week between the Hood River footbridge and Button Bridge Road.

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Library and other literacy groups celebrate language

Bidders mingled among books at Saturday’s successful Feast of Words fundraiser for Hood River County Library.

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HRMS production underscores ‘we are many, we are one…’

“The Girl Who Lived with the Bears,” a play calling on diverse contributions, brings a lively lesson about the value of treasuring diversity.

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Travelogue Part Six: A month in Myanmar

HR Acupuncturist gets as much as she gives in trip to Myanmar

Passport — check.

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Travelogue, Part 5: ‘Hogar de Ninos’ in Guatemala

In C. America, Muellers bring support, and witness the ample ‘love, hope and joy’ in faces of children

As we touched down on the wet runway on that early spring day of 2014, I was reminded once again why my wife Lynda and I just landed in Guatemala City, the largest city in all of Central America.

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Travelogue part four: Learning yoga by sacred Ganges

My mother and I hopped off the plane in New Delhi, India, and were submerged into a new world. The sun beat down on our skin at 110 degrees and our ears filled with sounds of cars honking and loud voices speaking a language we didn’t know. It was only a tad different from Hood River. A slight breeze in India feels like a miracle, whereas a breeze in Oregon is a reason to bundle up more.

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Travelogue Part Three: Global Health Outreach, in India Brauers provide varied health care and instruction

On the high plains of inner Mongolia,

On a chilly morning last October, I awakened with a start, hardly realizing where I was.

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Travelogue part two: Making friends in Kumari, Nepal

Jim Haun and Jim Pennington learn ways to sustain Kumari connection

On the morning of Dec. 1, seven of us and our driver piled into our rented Land Cruiser, including Jagat Lama and his two top associates, Chet and Chaundra, and the Kumari clinic pharmacist, in Kathmandu to visit his young son who was ill.

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Travelogue part one: A week on the Rio Maranon

Drew and Christie Eastman take on Peru’s ‘Grand Canyon' of the Amazon

Standing at the bottom of canyon walls that tower hundreds of feet above the river, staring at a maelstrom of whitewater knowing that it would be the biggest rapid we had ever run, and having been told that there was no way to walk around the exploding chaos named Shapalmonte, we studied the rapid intently while walking back to our kayaks.

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Cold, yet keen for a new aviary perspective

It’s a brisk 30 degrees outside, but the sun is shining.

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Calling on Cuba

M.D. Van Valkenburgh, who toured in 1997, praises move to normalize relations with long-isolated nation

On a lark some years ago, The Dalles attorney M.D. Van Valkenburgh went to Cuba.