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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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Gorge Cup favorite Bruce Peterson is 2016 frontrunner

Penultimate race of the annual windsurfing series held this Saturday

There’s been a lot of good wind days this summer on the Columbia River and competitive windsurfers in the Gorge have been taking advantage of the situation, getting in a lot of laps during this year’s Gorge Cup series.

Sports Briefs for July 23

KB4C has best year yet for fundraising; Register before Aug. 1 to save money on BOTG Half Marathon & 10K; Hole-in-one recorded at Indian Creek Golf Course

Entertainment Update for July 23

Bob Connolly plays July 28; Mesa, Reynolds play July 24; Kolberg at Stave & Stone; more

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CL antique car show celebrates historical highway centennial

The City of Cascade Locks will host the Antique Car Tour of the Gorge on Saturday, July 23 at the Port Marina Park from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Friends of Mt. Adams guide hikes on Sept. 10

Friends of Mt. Adams Hiking Day is not until Sept. 10, but you can sign up now to get in on two guided hikes around southwest Washington’s iconic peak.

‘Slopeside Sustainability’ Saturday at Meadows

Mt. Hood Meadows’ weekend scenic chairlift ride and hiking experience will be “cleaned up” Saturday, July 23 at a Slopeside Sustainability and Mountain Cleanup Day.

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KB4C enjoys great wind, major milestone

Before the event kicked off Friday night, Kiteboarding 4 Cancer (KB4C) had already achieved a significant milestone, celebrating its 10th anniversary. But by the time the last kite had come back to shore at the Event Site, it was clear that KB4C had reached an even bigger one.

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Celebrating a river’s return: Community float highlights the ‘remarkable recovery’ of the White Salmon River

It’s been nearly five years since 700 pounds of dynamite was shoved into a hole at the base of Condit Dam and detonated — blowing a hole in the structure, draining Northwestern Lake behind it, and in the process, signaling a new chapter of the White Salmon River’s life.

Sports Briefs for July 16

HRV water polo info sessions July 18 and 27; Hood River athletes place well in TrackTown Youth League Champs; Youth “Fun and Run” camps coming early August; Bridge of the Gods Kitefest July 29-31

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Entertainment Update for July 16

Shakespeare in the Park; Tess Barr Blues Band Saturday at HoodCrest

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Packer Orchards Farm Place holds Cherry Celebration

It’s that time of year when businesses throughout the Hood River Fruit Loop share the bounty of the Hood River Valley, starting with the annual Cherry Celebration.

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‘Benny Beaver’ stars at OSU Day at County Fair

Hood River County Fair returns July 27-29

Benny Beaver will be showing his trademark buckteeth and flat tail at the Hood River County Fair. The OSU mascot will be cruising the fairgrounds on Thursday, July 28, starting at 1 p.m. with free photo opportunities and a scavenger hunt with prizes. Benny will help fairgoers learn what Oregon State University is doing in Hood River County.

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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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Entertainment Update for July 13

Hit Machine Block Party for United Way Friday; more

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