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Special Olympics thanks

Writes Terry Cannon, Hood River Special Olympics coordinator: “Our local Special Olympics sincerely appreciates community support of the Barb Langer Memorial Shred Day held on Sept. 10."

Cascade Observations: Isaac Newton’s lessons

I’ve spent the last few days hanging out with Isaac Newton — yes, that Isaac Newton, the guru of gravity, who should properly be addressed as Sir Isaac Newton. This past week, his lordship was reincarnated by local educator and May Street Principal Kelly Beard to help bring science alive — literally — to hundreds of kids from Odell.

Double Mtn. hosts fundraiser Nov. 10 for Tilly Jane cabin

Blue Collar Agency has partnered with Double Mountain Brewery, Doug’s Sports, Shortt Supply, and the Oregon Nordic Club to host a fundraiser for the iconic Tilly Jane A-Frame. The event will take place at Double Mountain Brewery on Nov. 10 at 6:30 p.m.

The Porch, Nov. 5

WELL SAID: “Elections determine who is in power, but they do not determine how power is used.” — Paul Collier

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The Daily Bread: O Canada!

There has been a fair amount of press coverage about a mass exodus of Americans heading to Canada if Trump becomes president. I hope this isn’t the case. It’s not because I think people should stay and soldier on with their lives. You see, I have fallen in love with a slice of Canadian heaven, my new true north, and I want it all to myself.

Entertainment Update for Oct. 29

Jazz Society plays Oct. 28; ‘Magic Sword’ at River City; more

Accomplishments and thank yous

Hood River Valley Speech and Debate team sent its advanced travel team to two tournaments this month. Ruby Patterson won second place in Poetry and Mason Leavitt won fourth place in Prose Reading at the Jerry Hudson Invitational tournament at Willamette University on Oct. 22.

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Yesteryears: Trailer-house colony plan to ease housing shortage abandoned in 1946

Plans to sponsor a trailer-house colony as one means of meeting the present housing shortage in the Hood River area fell short of gaining approval of the city council after an investigation.

Entertainment Update for Oct. 22

AniChe hosts music, Helping Hands benefit; ‘Beer of the Gods’ at Thunder Island Oct. 22; more

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Yesteryears: Cooper’s Spur Road completed in 1926

With an official trip last Tuesday of Forest Service officials and commissioners from Multnomah and Hood River counties over the new Cooper’s Spur Road, the completion of this important mountain road is now conceded.

Roots and Branches: Find and use your tools

October has been a chaotic month filled with euphoric highs, deep lows and an abundance of typical day to day experiences, including work and family responsibilities.

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WS Library holds ‘Boys in the Boat’ talk Oct. 22

The Friends of the White Salmon Community Library invites the public to a community discussion of the KOOBDOOGA: Community Reads featured book, “The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.”

Entertainment Update for Oct. 19

Salon series returns Oct. 20 at Stave and Stone, Icons!2 art show Friday at The Remains, more

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OCC fall training Oct. 22 for volunteers

Samaritan’s Purse invites the community to its annual Operation Christmas Child (OCC) fall training seminar on Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. until noon at Faith Lutheran Church, 2810 W. 10th, The Dalles.

Healing the Earth Unity Round Dance Oct. 22 & 23

Everyone is invited to the Healing The Earth Unity Round Dance in The Dalles hosted by Columbia River Indian Center.

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