Roots and Branches: Furry, feathered friends

There has been an abundance of wildlife around the farm this year. We have enjoyed watching the deer as they grazed in the orchard, eating pears that have fallen to the ground during the harvest. They are extremely nonchalant prior to hunting season.

October 17, 2018 midnight read more..

A garden 28 years in the making

Jacquie Barone answered the phone one evening this past June to find a friend on the other line, telling her that she and her garden had been featured in that month’s edition of Better Homes & Gardens magazine and that she had to come over to look at it immediately.

October 10, 2018 midnight read more..

Cascade Observations: Community connections

We celebrate a sports team’s great achievements by holding center-of-the-city parades, publish press releases when high school students win coveted Gates scholarships, and celebrate other high achievers with giant-sized billboards located on the busiest street in town. But how often do we jump up and down when a shy young man beats out stiff competition to win the Rosauers supermarket chain’s “Super Sacker” competition? Local Hood River bagger Jerry Sandoval did just that last week.

October 10, 2018 midnight read more..

Yesteryears: HRMS changes mascots in 1998

The times are changing … and so is the Hood River Middle School mascot. Since 1971, the school’s mascot has been the Patriot: A proud soldier dressed in regimental red and white garb.

October 10, 2018 midnight read more..

Yesteryears: More autos than cows in 1918

There should be more cows and fewer motors in Hood River, according to Dr. M.E. Welch, veteran veterinary of Hood River. In a recent inventory of milking cows, made for the state veterinary, Dr. Welch discovered there were nearly twice as many automobiles as cows in the valley.

October 3, 2018 midnight read more..

Yesteryears: Columbia River algae a big problem in 1938

Little Algae, the chlorophyll-containing water plant of a lowly type, which has associated itself with more or less stagnant water, is making its presence noticeable along the Columbia River banks in this county, not only on account of its vivid green color, but on account of its characteristic odor, a mixture of rotten eggs and stale fish.

September 26, 2018 midnight read more..

Cascade Observations: The magic of libraries

Growing up, my house was always filled with books — many thick volumes with dark covers: Poems by Robert Frost, novels with names like “Jane Eyre” and “Gone with the Wind” and textbooks about European history.

September 12, 2018 midnight read more..

Pick of the Week: Annual Gorge Grown Harvest Dinner on Sunday

Meet local farmers, enjoy the mountain-view scenery of a working orchard and cidery, savor local flavors and support the nonprofit Gorge Grown Food Network on Sunday, Sept. 16 at the annual Gorge Grown Food Network Harvest Dinner fundraiser, held at Mt. View Orchards, Parkdale, beginning at 4 p.m.

September 12, 2018 midnight read more..



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