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HRVAC hosts harvest dinner Oct. 21

Hood River Valley Adult Center hosts a harvest dinner fundraising event on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 5-7 p.m. in the Kathleen Room. Tickets are $20 and proceeds support the center’s senior meals program.

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The Porch for Oct. 21

WELL SAID: From The Tragically Hip (RIP Gord Downie): “Can we get it quiet enough?/ In here, I can hear God, cat paws on the keys/ And the wish for tomorrow is but a whisper from your lips and I fall to my knees/ I’m not afraid of convincingness, I’m just uncertain for sure.”

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‘Fill Your Pantry’ market returns Nov. 4

Residents from around the Gorge can stock up on locally-grown produce and staples at the third annual Fill Your Pantry Market, hosted by the Rockford Grange in Hood River. More than 25 farms and food businesses will be present, offering shoppers a variety of Gorge grown produce, meats, grains, preserves, and more. Most vendors offer discounts for bulk purchases, making the market a great way to stock up on this year’s harvest and support local farms.

HR Saddle Club reports record fundraiser crowd

Hood River Saddle Club writes: The turnout for September’s Hood River Saddle Club (HRSC) spaghetti feed fundraiser was phenomenal!

Second annual ‘Rooted’ story event on Nov. 2

What secrets can you discover about your community in five minutes? Find out on Thursday, Nov.2, when nonprofit organization Livable Hood River presents an evening of storytelling by a diverse array of area residents.

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Two quilt shows in the Gorge

The Columbia River Gorge Quilters’ Guild (CRGQG) have two shows running concurrently in Hood River and The Dalles this week.

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Roots and Branches: Principles set in stone

In October of last year events were building to a crescendo across the county, state and nation, in celebration of Minoru Yasui’s 100th birthday. These events were coming on the heels of the posthumous award of the Presidential Medal of Freedom to his family in 2015 and the naming of March 28 as Minoru Yasui Day in perpetuity by the Oregon legislature.

Dia de Los Muertos: A cultural celebration

The Hood River County Library District will be celebrating Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). This will be a two day celebration, in two locations:

Entertainment Update for Oct. 18 edition

Willy & Nelson at Zim’s; Kay Floria at the White Buffalo; Kit Garoutte at The Pines; more

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YESTERYEARS: Chamber of Commerce mails out ‘chicken survey’ in 1927

A survey is being made by the local chamber of commerce of the number of chickens in Hood River County.

Entertainment Update for Oct. 11

Jazz, Funkship show Oct. 15; Crow & Canyon at Ruins; more

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YESTERYEARS: HRHS closes for apple harvest in 1917

The Hood River High School will close next Friday evening, Oct. 5, for two weeks to assist in the apple harvest.

Entertainment Update for Oct. 4 edition

‘Notes from the Riverkeepers’ tour in Mosier, Hood River; Maryhill Music on the Terrace; more

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YESTERYEARS: Plans being made for FDR’s visit to Bonneville Dam in 1937

Plans for the forthcoming visit of President Franklin D. Roosevelt to Bonneville Dam, Hood River Valley and Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood were completed yesterday and, unless there is further change, will stand as published.

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The Daily Bread: Out of the ashes

In the first few days of the rapidly burning Eagle Creek wildfire, my heart hurt. It was a hurt that was raw, and penetrated to a previously unknown depth in my soul.

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