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Pick of the Week: Westside forum July 26

An informational meeting about the Westside Area Concept Plan — a study by the City of Hood River to prepare for future growth — takes place Wednesday, July 26 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Ave., Hood River.

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Fair Time: HOOD RIVER COUNTY FAIR — ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

Sammy Kershaw headlines on July 29

The 2017 Hood River County Fair runs Wednesday through Saturday, July 26-29, at the Hood River County Fairgrounds, with the theme “Get Your Biscuits in the Oven and Your Buns to the Fair.”

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YESTERYEARS: ‘Lassie’ films in HR in 1947

Television’s “Lassie” comes to Mount Hood and the Mid-Columbia late this month for a shooting of several scenes, the U.S. Forest Service has announced.

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Daily Bread: Blame it on The Moon

They say there is a first time for everything.

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McAlexanders celebrate 50th anniversary

Lyle Smith McAlexander and Ruthie Merz McAlexander celebrated 50 years of married life July 23.

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Kermes at St. Mary’s

Fellowship, food, games and music combined in Sunday’s Kermes, or carnival, on the grounds at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Belmont Avenue.

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Museum Tea was a family affair

The tea party held July 13 at The History Museum of Hood River County — a fundraiser that highlighted the museum’s current exhibition of wedding gowns — was a success, writes museum volunteer Maureen Lauran.

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The Porch: July 22

WELL SAID: “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” — Anne Frank

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YESTERYEARS: New Safeway store on Second and Cascade expected in 1947

Construction of a new building for Safeway Stores on property owned by the company at Second and Cascade streets is expected in the very near future.

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Pritchett, Haskins to wed

Katherine Ann Pritchett and Christopher Russell Haskins, both Hood River natives, have announced their engagement.

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Roots and Branches: Cherry Harvest

Cherry harvest has been exhausting with an “off again, on again” schedule that exasperates workers, farmers and packing houses with its unpredictability.

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Pick of the Week: Children’s Park public meeting July 20

The community is invited to a meeting on Thursday, July 20 to discuss the well-loved, aging Children’s Park at 6 p.m. at the Hood River Fire Hall.

Entertainment Update for July 19

2017 GorgeGrass July 27-30; more

Cascade Observations: Here now, and getting it all

The arrival of cherries at the local fruit stands means it’s time to rearrange the kitchen to make space for the annual task of preserving the gorgeous orbs with the regal sounding names — Titen, Royal Anne, Rainier.

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YESTERYEARS: Strawberry harvest ‘winds up’ in 1917

This week will see the wind up of the strawberry harvest, so far, at least, as carload shipments are concerned.

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