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Community: Shelter Services gears up for season, Helping Hands hosts event

“Want to give useful items?” asked Bev Carpenter, a volunteer with Hood River Shelter Services.

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Kaleidoscop: SCENERY RE-SEEN

Photos from a summer gone by

Photos from a summer gone by

Entertainment Update for Nov. 1

Blues benefit Nov. 11; David Barsamian in HR Nov. 13; more

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YESTERYEARS: Flu bug rips through schools in 1957

Hood River County finally got its share of the flu bugs that have infested almost every county in Oregon by this week.

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The Daily Bread: In Memoriam

I recently came across debates online arguing that mountain memorials are a kind of graffiti and not fitting to be in a wild environment. Others say they don’t want to encounter other people’s grief because everyday life is hard enough to deal with.

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Fall Portfolio

”Fall morning, Oct. 20, looking north to Underwood. For the moment, the sun peaks through the clouds,” writes Michael Schock.

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Rain or Shine: Scenes from Harvest Fest

Scenes from 2017 Harvest Fest

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:

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