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Yesteryears: Lack of funds puts pool opening in jeopardy in 1987

There won’t be any swimming in Hood River’s aging municipal swimming pool this year unless between $30,000 an $50,000 is raised by April 1 for long-needed repairs, city council members decided Monday.

Remembering my wicked mother: Not all Rainbows and Unicorns

Generally speaking, when someone dies and their friends and family gather together to celebrate their life and honor their memory, we like to remember the good times, to talk about how wonderful they were, how kind and generous and loving. We talk about the good things they did, their accomplishments, all those things that touched our lives in positive ways.

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New mural, and the Library celebrates Feb. 18

Hood River Library celebrates its children’s section renovation project starting at 6 p.m. on Feb. 18.

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Yesteryears: Hood River Supply moves into new building in 1967

A fixture at its Cascade Street location since 1944, Hood River Supply opened new doors this week when it started business operations at its 20,000-square foot new building on Tucker Road.

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Roots and Branches: Winter? Fini!

Snow falling gently from the winter sky was a beautiful sight back in December, bringing the hush of its thick carpet to the valley floor, calming the cacophony of Christmas carolers and taking the edge off the hapless hucksters hawking their wares.

Entertainment Update for Feb. 15

Ziplander at Volcanic Feb. 25, Brian Litt at The Pines Feb. 17, more

The Porch: Winter driving, dripping and draining edition

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Where does all the white go when the snow melts? Well, since it involves melting, perhaps that is next week’s question, or the week after that …

Zwickelmania is Feb. 25; now two weekends

Tuesday Night Music returns to Springhouse

Sedition in The Dalles, one of the Gorge’s newest breweries, joins Zwickelmania on Feb. 25.

Cascade Observations: 'You are adored'

When it comes to unidentifiable incoming phone calls, I’ll admit I’m wary to answer them. I feel distrust, even fear, of the unknown caller. Some menacing stranger may be on the other end, poised to steal my identity or my money.

Entertainment Update for Feb. 8

Maryhill music Feb 11-12; ‘Willy & Me’ at the Buffalo; more

Harmony of the Gorge to deliver ‘Singing Valentines’

Group adds dessert social, new this year

What can say, “You are so special,” better than a Singing Valentine delivered right to a loved one? Quartets from Harmony of the Gorge have been giving the gift of Singing Valentines for over 20 years.

Entertainment Update for Feb. 4

Freehugger plays Slopeswell, Blues Cabaret returns Feb. 26, and Country Dance Feb. 11

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Yesteryears: High winds in Parkdale hits Fischer’s store in 1967

Winds sweeping through Parkdale Sunday sucked the second-floor wall at Fischer’s Grocery, scattering rubble across the community’s main street. Estimates placed the velocity of the wind gusts up to 100 miles an hour in a storm that centered almost entirely in the upper part of the Hood River Valley.

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Working to stay Warm

Hood River Shelter Services looks to future

Hood River Shelter Services — perhaps better known as the warming shelter — is now in its eighth season, with a mission to provide a warm, safe place to sleep during the winter months, generally from November through early March.

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Addison Postlewait donates birthday presents to Providence

Birthday gifts to help kids

When Addison Postlewait turned 10 on Jan. 13, he had a different sort of birthday celebration in mind.

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