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‘Twist’ opens this weekend

Sylvester Von Scheister (Ann Marie Goodman) talks with Tailor (Azmat Bhatty) about a coat while children Norman and Edith (Noble Williams and Lara Clute) look on in “The Twist and the Trees."

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Travels in India

Enjoy an evening with Hood River Valley High School senior Deylan Gudiel as he shares his travels and experiences abroad on Dec. 10 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Hood River Library.

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Swags for Hospice

Odell Garden Club members Judy Wols Jackie Shaw, Jill McBee, Diana Carroll, Margaret Taylor and Norma Curtis, club president, recently made 64 mini swags at Hood River Valley High School for Heart of Hospice patients.

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The Porch for Dec. 10

WELL SAID: “We can worry about it or we can just wax our skis.” — David Skakel, of Mosier, with the proper attitude about the winter storm.

The Daily Bread: Living in The Miracle of Now

It’s 5 a.m. on Dec. 1. Six years ago to the minute, my mother, Ethel Pochocki, left the captive bonds of earthly life for a joyful reunion with her beloved parents.

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Yesteryears: Hood River Inn has new owner in 1986

And now it’s Nendels Hood River Inn — no longer just the Hood River Inn. The change came abruptly last week when Gordon Weller took over general management duties after Hood River Village Resort, Inc., closed the purchase arrangement.

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Roots And Branches: The spirits of Willow Flat

A series of losses for our family, community and nation over the last year has left an empty feeling inside that is difficult to dispel. The empty places at our family table leave hollow openings in our heart.

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The Porch for Nov. 26

WELL SAID: “Thanksgiving comes to us out of the prehistoric dimness, universal to all ages and all faiths. At whatever straws we must grasp, there is always a time for gratitude and new beginnings.” — J. Robert Moskin

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Community to gather at Thanksgiving events

Turkey Trot Nov. 24, more

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What to do during Thanksgiving Week? Kids’ fun, this way …

For youngsters, the fact that there is no school all week, along with a big Thanksgiving dinner, and the prospect of snow on the mountains (be optimistic!) are enjoyable enough aspects to the last week of Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving week: ‘Hymns of Thanksgiving’ benefit Nov. 19

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The public is invited to a benefit concert, “Hymns of Thanksgiving,” featuring gospel hymns with Perry Cole, director of the Mid-Columbia Community Choir, along with vocalist friends from the choir, on Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Parkdale Community Church, 4910 Baseline Drive, Parkdale. There is no admission at the door, but a freewill offering will benefit the FISH Food Bank.

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Yesteryears: Crag Rats make vinegar plant run in 1926

Last Sunday, members of the Hood River Crag Rats were all set to scale Wind Mountain when it was reported by one of the “Rats” that 40 tons of vinegar apples were at the Ralph Jarvis ranch, ready to be hauled to the vinegar plant, and nobody ready to haul them.

Roots and Branches: Honoring Benji’s Legacy

Benji Izazaga-Flores, a fifth grader at Mid Valley Elementary, lost his battle with cancer in the loving arms of his family on Thursday, Nov. 10.

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Gala Fashion Show raises money for Christmas Project

The Gala Fashion show, the primary fundraising event for the Hood River County Christmas Project, is set to take center stage at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn on Thursday, Nov. 17. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show begins at 7 p.m

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