I went to the 2014 Homecoming Celebration at the University of Oregon. My grandma (Joan Yasui) was the University of Oregon Homecoming Queen a long time ago. She was one of the Grand Marshals of the parade. I got to ride in a Maserati with her and wave to the people. I yelled, “Go Duckies.” The parade ended at a pep rally where the marching band played and the students all cheered.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the Upper Valley already, with the snow on the ground and a chill in the air, so it’s no surprise that Santa is on his way!
Hood River County Christmas Project is getting ready for the 2014 holiday season.
The community is invited to a retirement party for Georgia Donnelly of BCI Group in Hood River, on Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m.
FISH Food Bank can drive; Operation Christmas Child drop-off; Christmas Project barrel donations starting
Joyce Reinig, who lives on Country Club Road near Sunset, wants to warn neighbors of confirmed wolf sightings in the neighborhood.
Plus: Solstice ‘Community Appreciation’ dinners, St. Mary’s Ham Dinner and Bazaar, Community Soup Supper
Operation Christmas Child (OCC) is up and running for 2014, with more businesses and individuals than ever interested in filling one (or more) of the program’s green and red shoeboxes for a child in need in one of 130 countries under the umbrella of Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization chaired by Franklin Graham
I’m living in a dichotomy. I have one foot firmly planted in the land of the Luddites, and the other just as anchored to the whirling world of technology. For example:
I have made several personal discoveries about aging as the golden era envelopes me. Comprehension of its impact on one’s physical and mental abilities seems to come and go as frequently as the sunrise. And it continues to be a surprising revelation each time you rediscover that you can’t put a name to a familiar face, or that rising from a crisscross applesauce position on the floor is seldom achievable without looking like one of those hip hop, robot poppin’ dancers.
Due to the projected weather forecast, the Hood River Warming Shelter will open on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 6 p.m. at Mid Columbia Center for Living.
Gorge Soup events will be Nov. 11 for adults and Feb. 26, 2015, for kids.
Mary Parrott, a member of Parkdale Grange will be telling a story from her childhood as part of the Evening of Excellence on Friday Nov. 14 at the 2014 National Grange Convention in Sandusky, Ohio.
For the last several years, the Parkdale Grange ladies have been baking up more than just blueberry muffins on Veteran’s Day.
Hood River Special Olympics held its annual Bowling with the Cops and Firefighters fundraiser on Monday at Orchard Lanes.