Addams Family closes

Hood River Valley High School’s Preforming Arts Department’s fall musical, “The Addams Family,” closes this weekend, Nov. 9-10.

November 9, 2018 8:20 a.m. read more..

Roots and Branches: A Halloween gift

Since this column will run on Halloween, I thought it might be interesting to see how this celebration has evolved and how we might add to our current traditions. There is a common thread among the many articles written about the origin of Halloween. The celebration is truly an amalgamation of multiple cultural and religious celebrations that have evolved over centuries and continents.

October 31, 2018 midnight read more..

Roots and Branches: Furry, feathered friends

There has been an abundance of wildlife around the farm this year. We have enjoyed watching the deer as they grazed in the orchard, eating pears that have fallen to the ground during the harvest. They are extremely nonchalant prior to hunting season.

October 17, 2018 midnight read more..

A garden 28 years in the making

Jacquie Barone answered the phone one evening this past June to find a friend on the other line, telling her that she and her garden had been featured in that month’s edition of Better Homes & Gardens magazine and that she had to come over to look at it immediately.

October 10, 2018 midnight read more..

Cascade Observations: Community connections

We celebrate a sports team’s great achievements by holding center-of-the-city parades, publish press releases when high school students win coveted Gates scholarships, and celebrate other high achievers with giant-sized billboards located on the busiest street in town. But how often do we jump up and down when a shy young man beats out stiff competition to win the Rosauers supermarket chain’s “Super Sacker” competition? Local Hood River bagger Jerry Sandoval did just that last week.

October 10, 2018 midnight read more..

Yesteryears: HRMS changes mascots in 1998

The times are changing … and so is the Hood River Middle School mascot. Since 1971, the school’s mascot has been the Patriot: A proud soldier dressed in regimental red and white garb.

October 10, 2018 midnight read more..

Yesteryears: More autos than cows in 1918

There should be more cows and fewer motors in Hood River, according to Dr. M.E. Welch, veteran veterinary of Hood River. In a recent inventory of milking cows, made for the state veterinary, Dr. Welch discovered there were nearly twice as many automobiles as cows in the valley.

October 3, 2018 midnight read more..



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