The teams arrived in cheerful clusters to the front lobby of Walmart on Dec. 16, with charitable hearts a-ready and gift lists in hand.
“Bigs” and “Littles” celebrated together on Dec. 8, when the Moose Lodge in The Dalles hosted its annual Breakfast with Santa for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge.
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” — Mister Rogers
Nearly 400 ballet students at Columbia Gorge Dance Academy performed in three shows of “Scenes from The Nutcracker” over the weekend in Hood River Middle School’s auditorium.
This was the 15th annual benefit performance of “Scenes from The Nutcracker” for FISH and Providence Hospice of the Gorge.
Charles Dickens’ classic tale, directed by Richard Parker: Opens Dec. 8 at Columbia Center for the Arts
Everyone knows what became of “the clutching, covetous old sinner” Ebenezer Scrooge.
Local lawyer uses exercise to teach about Hood River’s past
This past April, my parents invited my brother and I on a cruise through the Galapagos Islands aboard the National Geographic Endeavor. On the second night we anchored off of Isla Espanola, also known as Hood Island. The island is famous as an albatross breeding ground. As a maritime attorney and local Hood River history buff, the island was significant to me.
Student art serves the needy
It’s just one little fun run, but it helps students throughout the school year.
The “sun breaks” that blessed Harvest Fest-goers this weekend provided just enough warmth and rain-free moments to enjoy the many outdoor aspects of the event.
This week's Kaleidoscope focuses on the places and people of the Hood River Valley Fruit Loop.
PARKDALE — Visitors or locals can expect something they’ve never seen before at Kiyokawa Family Orchards in Parkdale.
I first went to Cody Orchards Farm Stand because I know the owners, Glen and Donna Cody, having been Glen’s classmate at Hood River Valley High School.
For me, a trip to Mt. View Orchards is a trip down memory lane.
The feel of crisp autumn air in your face. The contrasting crunch and give of a juicy, ripe pear in your mouth. The stunning beauty of an unobstructed view across the valley. The joyful shrieks of children as they race to the pumpkin field and on through the corn maze.
The subject is boundaries in “An Evening of Four One-Act Comedies,” the 35th season opener for CAST, starting Oct. 11 at Columbia Center for the Arts. Three of the plays feature new directors. Explicitly or in nuanced ways, all four plays examine one or more types of borders — emotional, political, involuntary and designed — confronting the human condition.