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:
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.
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.
Gorge Soup events will be Nov. 11 for adults and Feb. 26, 2015, for kids.
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.
For the last several years, the Parkdale Grange ladies have been baking up more than just blueberry muffins on Veteran’s Day.
Hood River Special Olympics held its annual Bowling with the Cops and Firefighters fundraiser on Monday at Orchard Lanes.
It’s time to get those Halloween costumes out and add your running shoes to what has become not only Parkdale’s annual Pumpkin Parade, but also a Fun Run/Walk fundraiser for Parkdale Elementary School.
Plenty of helping hands, working with cloth, dough, or glass, have combined on behalf of Helping Hands Against Violence.
Gary Fisher, Resurrected Rust team leader, delivers the rat rod “Roadmaster Jr.” to Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum on Oct. 11.
St. Francis House held its annual pet blessing ceremony Oct. 10 at the youth center in Odell. Dogs, one very brave cat, and even a chicken came with their humans for a special blessing by Fr. Ron Maag, pastor at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hood River.
Today’s column is most fittingly about roots and branches of our family tree, the influence of community on the harvest we so profoundly appreciate, and an actual tree recently created for our home.
The Board of Directors of the Mt. Hood Town Hall is looking for someone who is interested in keeping a piece of history in exchange for a donation.
Word from the Columbia Gorge CROP Hunger Walk Committee:
Writes Lori Duffy of Doug’s: ”Little did Doug Campbell and his windsurfing friends know when they started selling gear from their car the concept would still be going strong 30 years later!”
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