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‘Go Duckies’ with Grandma Emerson

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.

PARKDALE NEWS: Is that the tinkle of sleigh bells you hear?

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!

When and where to enroll for HR Christmas Project

Hood River County Christmas Project is getting ready for the 2014 holiday season.

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Retirement reception honors Georgia Donnelly on Thursday

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.

How to help in the Gorge this holiday season

FISH Food Bank can drive; Operation Christmas Child drop-off; Christmas Project barrel donations starting

Wolves spotted on West Side

Joyce Reinig, who lives on Country Club Road near Sunset, wants to warn neighbors of confirmed wolf sightings in the neighborhood.

Meals with Meaning: Empty Bowls dinner serves FISH Nov. 18

Plus: Solstice ‘Community Appreciation’ dinners, St. Mary’s Ham Dinner and Bazaar, Community Soup Supper

Expanded Operation Christmas Child program gets going

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

Cascade Observations: A grudging Luddite keeps in touch

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:

Roots and Branches: Rockin’ those sticky senior adventures

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.

Warming Shelter to open early due to projected inclement weather

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.

Meals with Meaning: Gorge Soup and other groups host food events for good causes

Gorge Soup events will be Nov. 11 for adults and Feb. 26, 2015, for kids.

Paddling, storytelling, and cooking: honors, events and thanks

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.

Parkdale News: Parkdale Grange will honor Veterans on their day

For the last several years, the Parkdale Grange ladies have been baking up more than just blueberry muffins on Veteran’s Day.

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Hood River Special Olympics holds annual annual Bowling with the Cops and Firefighters fundraiser

Hood River Special Olympics held its annual Bowling with the Cops and Firefighters fundraiser on Monday at Orchard Lanes.

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