David Gross has never acted before but he knew the part of the Boss was right for him.
Before the goat judging started, before the first elephant ear was fried, before the first award-winning gladiolas dropped a petal, Teresa Seal and her crew were hard at work preparing for fair.
Every summer at the fair brings back great memories of elephant ears the size of my head to stomach-turning rides to great exhibits and shows.
This year, the Hood River County Fair featured many things from art to livestock and even an Elvis Presley impersonator; but one of its best features was definitely the rides. From the classic ease of the Ferris wheel to the adrenaline rush of the Drop Zone there were rides for everyone to enjoy.
As a longtime sports reporter, I’ve had to learn the rules for plenty of sports which are unfamiliar to me.
Her eyes were adorned with delicate petals of color. Her smile blazed with the sweetest, unselfconscious joy. As she surveyed her choices, Juliana Moore, 6, selected a brilliant white steed and took the reins.
I’ve been to the Hood River County Fair nearly every year since I was a kid; since back when I was too short to get on all the rides, too stubborn to give up trying and too excited to not spend three months of lawn mowing and hay bucking money on snowcones, cheap sunglasses and many of the very same carnival games that were there this year.
We all have our dreams when we go to the fair.
Wilbur the pig was at the fair.
Columbia Gorge Cat Rescue aids felines in need
Four kitten siblings are busy scampering, chasing, leaping and tackling each other in a spare bedroom in Jane Keeler’s house. They are the picture of health and happiness.
Hood River resident Lisa Godard gets her first teaching job half a world away –– in the evolving nation of Myanmar
A peek inside the hope, happiness and heartbreak of the U.S. Track and Field
The venues that played host to the 2012 U.S. Olympic track and field trials are drenched in so much tradition that it practically drips from the brows of the competitors and plops in the raindrops falling on the Hayward Field grandstands.
A Survival Guide for adventurous musicians and fans
For the last few weeks, I’ve been out and about, staying up late into the night, listening to what’s happening on Hood River’s open mic music stages.
How do you get Mother Nature to keep a date?
Nick Dancer, a sophomore in high school, checked in recently to give an update on his experience with the Trout Lake-based World Class Kayak Academy. The student kayakers and teachers were in transition from an extended trip in China to the West Coast of the U.S., where they will spend the rest of the school year paddling and studying.