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Laura Jack debuts new book in HR

Local author Laura Jack debuts her new book, “The Compassion Code,” at Basik Açai Café on Sept. 6 from 6-8 p.m.

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The Porch for Sept. 2 edition

WELL SAID: “If books didn’t have chapters, we wouldn’t know when to stop reading and have lunch.” — George Earley, the sage of Mt. Hood

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YESTERYEARS: Hood River County schools get ready to start in 1947

All schools in the county unit system will open full day classes on Monday morning, Sept. 8. A full staff of teachers will be on hand.

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Roots and Branches: Hands on for good

A tumultuous year seems to have reached a crescendo these last few weeks. The intensity of emotions generated by catastrophic violence, threat of war, acts of terrorism and racism, and nature at its finest as well as at its most destructive has a strangle hold on our senses.

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The Daily Bread: Embracing the Shadow World

From the very beginning of my chosen life as a landscape photographer, I have sought out light at the edges of day. There is a brief moment when shadows emerge, then disappear. It is those fleeting seconds of surreal beauty that I live for.

Entertainment Update for Aug. 30 edition

Moe Dixon at The Pines; Flight 1852, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2-5 p.m.; more

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Unity Picnic

At Saturday’s annual Unity Picnic hosted by Hood River Library, people enjoyed Mexican food, listened to music by Hood River Norteno quartet 6 Del Rio and posted words of beauty and hope as the library wrapped up its Summer Reading Program.

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HR County Library District holds annual Unity Picnic to celebrate diversity, reading

Join the Hood River County Library District on Saturday, Aug. 26 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for the annual Unity Picnic, a celebration of diversity and the culmination of the library’s summer reading program.

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YESTERYEARS: Hood River pool facing possible closure in 1987

When the Hood River Swimming Pool closes its doors this Sunday, it may not be for good, Hood River’s city council decided Monday.

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Kaleidoscope: Summer scenes 2017

SUMMER 2017 brought the troublesome combination of heavy smoke in early August and some of the hottest temperatures on record in late July.

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‘Wheels of Hope’ nominations sought

The radio stations of Bicoastal Media are teaming with Northshore Medical Group to launch their annual campaign to help a Columbia Gorge family in need. “Wheels of Hope” will provide a deserving family lacking transportation a 2007 Honda Accord from Griffith Motors to help them meet their daily needs.

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Nuttin’ to do? Our final daily activity summer guide for the Gorge

As the end of summer nears, remember there is more to do than just watch the eclipse. Here is the final installment of our School’s Out-to-Labor Day list of one-a-day activities for the busy Gorge summer. (As this is intended for fun, we have not included “back to school shopping.”)

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YESTERYEARS: Hottest August day ever recorded in 1977

Mark Saturday, Aug. 13, 1977, down in your memory.

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Design for a legacy

July seemed to melt into August this year, with its relentless heat. The thickening dust of a thousand tractor wheels pulverizing the earth in the race to harvest perishable fruit filled the orchard air with a thick layer of particles. Little relief could be found in the eerily still nights with nary a breath of fresh air to ease the blistering heat.

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The mural and Nate Chavez

Mural admirers greet Hood River artist Nate Chavez, right, as he arrives with his paints to work on “The Remains Mural” at Third Street and Industrial Way, in this July 2017 photo.

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