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‘A Boy’s Dream’ Fulfilled: 4,000 miles solo: HR sailor finishes Pacific journey from Japan

ASTORIA (AP) — The hull of Tracy Hollister’s boat, the Ingrid Princess, appeared around the breakwater at the West End Mooring Basin just before 2 p.m. Friday. A friend and fellow sailor, Brian Thom, waited on a paddleboard to greet him, while Hollister’s wife, Michelle, whooped and waved her hands on the docks, eager to see her husband for the first time in nearly three months.

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The Daily Bread: Of angels and bread pudding

On Sept. 3, 2010, my mother, Ethel Pochocki, suffered a stroke and passed away three months later. Since then, I have tried to honor that day annually by doing something special.

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We have one busy weekend coming up

With events ranging from quilts to ski gear, this is one of those hyper-busy weekends in Hood River County — and it’s not even Halloween yet.

Entertainment Update for Oct. 21

Ryan Kolberg at The Pines; more

KEGLER’S CORNER: Jeremy Bloom rolls a big 290 game

League action produced another fresh-faced newcomer plus four regulars on the team of the week at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes.

Sports Briefs for Oct. 21

Gorge Roller Girls are back; Columbia Gorge Marathon returns Oct. 25

Entertainment Update for Oct. 17

Cripple Hop plays Oct. 24; Ted Horwitz at CG Hotel

Sports Briefs for Oct. 17

Horizon volleyball looks for a win in final games; Jacy Johnston hitting her marks in gymnastics competitions; Full Moon Run Oct. 27; Gorge Gear Swap Oct. 24

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New Mirror Lake Trailhead and parking area to be developed

The Federal Highway Administration is looking into potential sites for a new parking lot and trailhead to Mirror Lake on the Mt. Hood National Forest.

Entertainment Update for Oct. 14

Chic Preston at The Pines; ‘Mostly Grimm: Stories from the Darker Side’ at Maryhill Museum; more

Kegler's Corner: Gabriele is No. 1

Scoring in league action at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes has definitely been a challenge for just about everybody, but we’re only a few weeks into the season. So, it will get better, just hang in there, bowlers — you’ve still got a few weeks to go to get into mid-season form. Maybe, try some practice?

Sports Briefs for Oct. 14

Horizon volleyball heads into final week of play; Trails reopen/Biketoberfest

Sports Briefs for Oct. 10

CSRT registration now open; Middle school winter sports registration is open; Middle school volleyball cancer research fundraiser match Oct. 22; Horizon volleyball loses close one with Sherman; Horizon soccer splits games

Entertainment Update for Oct. 10

Dan Carothers Jazz show at CEBU Lounge Oct. 14; Four shows for ‘Take Two’; more

Fall bounty celebrated in Underwood Oct. 24

Celebrate the bounty of fall with music and dancing, food, wine and beer. On Oct. 24, the Underwood Community Council will host a local music, food, wine and beer event at the Underwood Community Center, 951 Schoolhouse Road in Underwood.