Friends gather around Esther Yarnell on March 4, the 95th birthday one of Hood River’s most durable bowlers.
It’s time to take the family over to Parkdale Elementary School this Friday, March 13, to enjoy all the fun and games, not to mention good food, at the annual carnival fundraiser sponsored by the Parkdale PTO.
May Street Elementary School will hold its annual Teddy Webber Scholarship Dinner and Student Art Auction on March 12. This event, which began in 1997, is held to raise money for the school’s artist in residence program and the Teddy Webber scholarship fund.
I’ve decided that today’s column is going to be about the random thoughts of a man who spends his days prying the clothes off stiff, cold corpses, and chatting amicably with the criminally insane.
Valentine’s Day received a personal touch from the Hood River Youth of Heart of Hospice (YoHOHs), who decorated custom cards for each Heart of Hospice patient.
Just last summer Parkdale’s Bicentennial Memorial Garden began to once again take shape and bloom under the combined efforts of the Parkdale Garden Club, the Central Gorge Master Gardeners and the Parkdale Grange.
Upper valley residents packed the house at the fundraiser dinner at Solera Brewery on Wednesday, Feb. 11 to support Parkdale resident Cedar and the effort to build him a home.
Sadie Dallman and Andy Kennedy, along with their families, have announced their engagement.
Cancer victim, 4, loves to dance
Friends and family continue to work, and play, on behalf of Lila May Schow, a Hood River four-year-old who is fighting cancer.
The Wizard of Oz will be performed at Parkdale Elementary School on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.
9,651 pages of pleasure
Signs and signals are everywhere that 2014 is behind me and the New Year has formally arrived. Bank statements recapping last year’s paltry interest earnings arrive in the mail box; I no longer write “2014” on dated material; and it’s time, once again, to recap the previous year’s reading history.
Travelogue Part Three: Global Health Outreach, in India Brauers provide varied health care and instruction
On the high plains of inner Mongolia,
On a chilly morning last October, I awakened with a start, hardly realizing where I was.
To those living near the Columbia River, Parkdale seems a long ways to drive home to, but to those living at the base of Mt. Hood, this community is a special place not only for its beauty, but also in the closeness of friends and neighbors.
The winter holiday season has been a blur of Nutcracker practices and performances, charity fund raisers, shopping for gifts and food, cooking and cleaning. Add to that all the family meals and holiday visitors and my five weeks of vacation was overflowing with the basic elements of happiness, sharing, caring and service with loved ones.
Still no Happy Ned Year app – these nuggets are newsprint only. I’d use a typewriter if I could just get a ribbon. Always liked the fingerprints. So here are my smudges for 2014.
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