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The Porch for Aug. 20

WELL SAID: “It’s not what you don’t know that kills you, it’s what you know for sure that ain’t true.” — Mark Twain

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Entertainment Update for Aug. 20

Solog ale fest returns to Parkdale Aug. 20; Hood Crest grand opening Saturday; more

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Cascade Observations: Find the good

I’m usually known as a cynic, but lately I’m more likely to be a sap. It’s my way of surviving.

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2016 Hood River County Fair, 4-H results

4-H Fair results started in our Aug. 3 edition, and continue here. Open Class results will appear in the Aug. 10 edition.

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The Daily Bread: A place with no name

“It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.”

Lions offer thanks for fireworks help

Eye Opener Lion Tony Merz writes:

Gorge Soup art grant applications due Aug. 20

Gorge Soup for the Arts is seeking presenter applications from individuals or teams who are starting a new artistic endeavor or community initiative centered on the arts.

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Yesteryears: Hood River County Fair draws record crowds in 1986

Cool July weather, plus an extended schedule, led to an all-time fair attendance record for the Hood River County Fair, said Manager Doris Jensen after the four-day run ended Saturday night.

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FFA, 4-H livestock auction July 29

The all-important culmination of a year’s work — the annual 4-H/FFA Livestock Auction — happens at the Hood River County Fair July 29 beginning at 4:30 p.m. in Kirby Ring.

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Gehrig’s Chevron hits 70 year mark

Odell service station one of longest-running family-owned businesses in the county

It’s pretty impressive when a business hits the 70 year mark.

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‘We Love You to China and Back’: Community rallies for local family on July 31

I love seeing how this community comes together selflessly to help, support, and encourage one another. Especially now with so much divisiveness in the world, we definitely need activities, events, and causes to bring us together and find common ground. When we connect and engage in a positive way, amazing things happen.

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The Porch for July 23

TWIST-OFF fate: customers at food carts in the Hood River News parking lot have been imbedding beverage caps in the tar seam. There’s now a line of more than a 100, creeping ever eastward.

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Roots and Branches: ‘Killer’ in name only

Have you ever had a specific expectation, one that was quite logical, yet the outcome was the absolute opposite of what you anticipated?

Cascade Observations: Hidden Lessons

I’m trained as an ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) teacher, having received my endorsement after an intense program at Portland State University. During my studies there, I learned about the acquisition of language, including funny sounding subjects such as glottal stops and schwas. But who knew, years later, that I would continue informally studying linguistics while preparing for surgery and practicing yoga?

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EnviroGorge Kids summer writing contest

EnviroGorge wants to share what kids have to say about the environment.

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