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Fruit and Craft Fair adds ranch sorting and other events

One of the Columbia Gorge’s most popular autumn events — the Gorge Fruit and Craft Fair — arrives Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 17-18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the park-like Hood River County Fairgrounds, 3020 Wy’east Road, near the community of Odell. Admission and parking are free.

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Harvest Quilt fundraiser on now

The Harvest Quilt is a yearly community fundraiser for a local non-profit. This year, Hood River Adopt A Dog is honored to be the recipient of the quilt and is raising money by selling raffle tickets. The quilt is being shown around town and tickets are being sold at ETC — Every Thread Counts — and at Gorge Dog and Hood River Adopt A Dog, 3910 Heron Drive, in Odell. Tickets are 1 for $2, 3 for $5, or 7 for $10.

Kegler's Corner: Jeff Furlong stars at Orchard Lanes

Jeff Furlong outpaced everybody in league action at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes last week. Jeff racked up nice scratch 222 and 209 games in the Monday night Industrial League. Those good games boosted him 142 pins over his average.

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Riders from all over the Pacific Northwest came out to the Columbia River Gorge to ride in the annual Gorge-Us Gals Ride on Saturday.

Eat, freeze, and smoke your fish

With over 800,000 fall chinook having passed above Bonneville Dam this fall, the fishing has been really good this season on the Columbia with many anglers finding success at the mouths of the White Salmon and Klickitat rivers. If you’re among those finding success, your freezer might be getting a little full by now, in which case you might try smoking some of your catch.

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Solo kayaker reflects on Columbia journey

You could say Jason Richardson made it to the throat of the Columbia, if not the mouth.

Entertainment Update for Oct. 7

Power, Einhorn play Hood River; Visionseekerz at Moth lounge; more

Entertainment Update for Oct. 3

Wasco Bros. in The Dalles Oct. 2; Tim Snider, more at CEBU; more

Entertainment Update for Sept. 30

Munchkins at the Museum; Cowboy Poetry show Oct. 18; more

Sports Briefs for Sept. 30

Horizon soccer blows out Central Christian; Horizon volleyball drops two; Mt. Hood Meadows cyclocross event Oct. 4

Entertainment Update for Sept. 26

Terry Evans returns to CEBU; ‘Left Coast’ at River City Sept. 25; more

Kegler's Corner: Eskildsen Stars Again

For the second week in a row, Woody Eskildsen is the man. He’s our No. 1 star this week after notching a nice scratch 222 game and an even 600 series in the Monday night Industrial League at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. Woody finished up 105 pins over his average, the most by any bowler in competitive action last week. Playing it smart this season, Woody bowled summer league, so he is sharp and obviously ready. That’s the way to do it!

Entertainment Update for Sept. 19

Music Festival of the Gorge Sept. 19 at Waterfront Park; Million Volt Man at Horizon Christian Sept. 18-22; more

Ways of the Wind: The endless summer comes to an end with CGWA awards

It is that time of year again. Labor Day has come and gone. The kids are back in school. We have even had the first snow fall on Mt. Hood. While we still have lots of great water time left, the summer season has passed, and what a great one it was! With warm and windy weather coming early in the “spring,” it felt like the never-ending summer. Our usual events brought a vibrant waterfront feel with the Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association’s Beach Bash, Kiteboard 4 Cancer, Gorge Cup windsurfing races, and more.

Sports Briefs for Sept. 19

Horizon volleyball starts out league play with a win; Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day Oct. 3; more