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Raffle ticket sales earn students a grand prize

Each year, students at Parkdale Elementary are challenged by Principal Gus Hedberg to sell a certain number of raffle tickets for the annual school carnival, thus earning a “grand prize.”

Next Door seeks shoes

The Next Door is seeking new shoe donations for the children and young adults in their Youth Services programs.

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YESTERYEARS: Warner Bros. to film at Columbia Gorge Hotel in 1947

The lure of apple blossoms, now at their best in the lower Hood River Valley, is bringing a party of Warner Brothers artists and photographers to Hood River this Friday evening, according to a telegram received at the Chamber of Commerce.

Roots and Branches: Past, present and future

Easter morning woke quietly across the valley, painting the sky with the soft glow of peaches ripening in the heat of summer. As the rays of the rising sun kissed the mountain tops, the wash of peach turned the shimmering, snowy peaks a fiery orange.

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Yesteryears: ‘Two million candle power search light’ installed at Husum in 1917

For protection of the big dam and pipe line of the Northwestern Electric power plant at Husum, the company is installing a two million candle power search light on a point of land between the power plant and the dam.

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Cascade Observations: A symbol of community

When we test school kids to ascertain their competence with the English language, the section concerning analogies always proves to be one of the most difficult for our students.

CCA, Museum host ‘Conversation Project’ events

Communities around the state have year-round access to free discussions through the Conversation Project, a program of Oregon Humanities that brings Oregonians together to discuss provocative issues and ideas.

Entertainment Update for April 12

Kit Garoutte at White Buffalo; Kay Floria at The Pines; more

Gorge Literary Journal welcomes submissions

The Gorge Literary Journal, a voice for writers in the Columbia Gorge, is accepting submissions for its fifth edition. The submission deadline is May 15.

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Craft, quilt show returns April 15-16

The Blossom Craft Show and the Blossom Fest Quilt Show take place Saturday and Sunday, April 15-16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Hood River County Fairgrounds. Admission and parking are free.

Entertainment Update for April 8

Daredevils at Everybody’s; Solera celebrates April 15; more

Annual Easter egg hunt, safety fair April 15 at Jackson Park

The annual Community Easter Egg Hunt, held each year on the Saturday morning before Easter at Jackson Park, will be held April 15 and again be combined with the annual Children’s Safety Fair.

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‘After Hours’ Music

Gorge band Oakenfir plays Thursday at the Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event at Underground Music Station in Hood River.

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Calling all Willys: April 8 Second Saturday at WAAAM

If you have a Willys automobile, bring it down to the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile to show it off during the April 8 Second Saturday event.

Forestry workers fight hunger

The Oregon Department of Forestry (The Dalles Unit), which provides fire protection on private land in Hood River and Wasco counties, would like to thank the following businesses for supporting the 2017 Governor’s State Employees Food Drive, writes Deborah Gonzales Cyparski, The Dalles Unit:

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