Nancy Ruth Skakel kicks off Hutson Museum summer schedule

The Hutson Museum, located at 4967 Baseline Drive in Parkdale, has planned a summer of cultural, visual and literary art exhibits in cooperation with local art groups and the Columbia Center for the Arts.

Entertainment Update for June 11

Highway lecture June 18 at Maryhill Museum of Art, Cripple Hop at Double Mt., more

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The Daily Bread: The Electrifying Cocktail of Unconditional Love

It took a recent 3,000 mile road trip to confirm what I have quietly and reverently embraced for 20 years. There is no deeper feeling than the unconditional love between father and daughter.

Jim and Jean Wells celebrate 50th anniversary

Jim and Jean Wells were married at the Odell Baptist Church on June 18, 1966.

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The Porch for June 4

WELL SAID: “Some people have Crossfit. I call it ‘Bookfit.’” — Muir Cohen of Waucoma Bookstore, while schlepping a handcart full of boxes the three blocks from his store to the Post Office.

Neighbors: Thanks, invitations, and ‘good appetite’

Writes Carrie Macrum of White Salmon, “I want to thank Chuck Walston for all the help he gave my family on the organization of my dad Ed Chapman’s celebration of life."

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Snapshots of Culture Fest

This year’s Culture Fest at Columbia Gorge Community College was indeed a Kaleidoscope of vibrant color, dance and community interaction.

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Family photo contest enters fourth year

Once again, in honor of “Oregon Parenting Education Week,” May 16 – 20, the Parenting Together program of The Next Door is seeking photos of children from birth to 8 years interacting with an adult in a healthy activity.

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Roots and Branches: Blossom quilt turns to ‘funeral pyre’

Blossom time has long held a special place on our family’s seasonal calendar.

Gorge Soup for the Arts seeks applicants

Micro-philanthropy event supports new art projects

Gorge Soup returns with a new focus this fall: the arts. The Hood River based group is seeking presenter applications from individuals or teams from throughout the Gorge who are starting a new artistic endeavor or community initiative centered on the arts.

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The Porch for May 7

WELL SAID: “An inch is a long time.”

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Mt. Hood Town Hall begins kitchen renovations

After two years of fundraising, The Mt. Hood Town Hall Association has embarked on a complete renovation of the old kitchen in the community center along Highway 35 in Mount Hood. The association is the volunteer non-profit group which has been coordinating the restoration of the 101-year-old schoolhouse since 1988 and now manages the building for classes, events and activities.

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BBBS pool party at Aquatic Center

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of the Columbia Gorge hosted its annual pool party on Sunday, April 17 at the Hood River Aquatic Center.

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The Daily Bread: My Life in Dog Years

They say that one year of a dog’s life equals seven in human time. That puts me roughly at the equivalent of an eight year old canine. That suits me perfectly, for over the past 22 years I have maintained a child- like awe about the magic and speechless beauty of Dog Mountain in spring.


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