Ways of the Wind: With summer coming to a close, a time of transition at CGWA

With August coming to a close and the kids heading back to school the summer, tourist season is wrapping up. This summer will be remembered as one of the best for wind conditions in recent history. From the end of June through July, and well into August, we had wind every single day.

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‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’ Friday

Sixth annual Rock Paper Scissors competition takes place Sept. 2 during First Friday events downtown.

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Idlewilde Cemetery ‘residents’ are not forgotten, thanks to Cemetery Tales

Annual program runs Sept. 9-11

The eighth annual “Cemetery Tales” living history program returns Sept. 9-11 with the theme, “Actions Create Change.”

Entertainment Update for Aug. 31

Moe Dixon at The Pines; Ben Bonham at Stave & Stone; Kirkpatrick visits Waucoma

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Peak 7 hosts Next Door

Peak 7 Adventures, a faith-based non-profit which provides outdoor adventures to marginalized young people, hosted The Next Door program participants for whitewater rafting on Saturday, Aug. 27 on the Deschutes River in Maupin.

Kegler's Corner: Leagues begin again

Hello everybody! As a notable Portland TV sportscaster used to say, “It’s nice seeing you again!”

Sports Briefs for Aug. 31

Frosh home game canceled Thursday; Tennis Gala happens Sept. 15-17; HRMGA concludes season on Sept. 18

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First Windermere golf tournament raises $6,000 for Stevenson Program

Windermere Glenn Taylor Real Estate hosted its first golf tournament at Skamania Golf Course in Stevenson, Wash., last month.

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Who says there’s no more summer fun?

School starts Aug. 30, and there’s bound to be some enjoyment in that, but for a few remaining tips to get the most out of your summer, here are some things going on in the next week, starting with morning, afternoon and evening events on Aug. 27:

Entertainment Update for Aug. 27

Evening of Latino Theatre, music, dance — sold out; Navy Band Country Current in concert at Maryhill Aug. 28; more

Entertainment Update for Aug. 24

SRV tribute at Skamania Lodge, Larry and Raven at The Pines, more

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‘Get Outside for Education’ Aug. 27

The Hood River Education Foundation hosts its “Get Outside for Education” fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 1-4 p.m. at Waterfront Park. Family fun includes a Zorb “human hamster ball,” a dry land obstacle course, slack line, raffle and prizes.

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Big Winds JET hosts BBBS event

Big Winds’ Junior Elite Stand-up Paddling (SUP) Team held its fifth annual SUP clinic for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge and Mentor for Success on Aug. 13 at Nichols Basin.

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Despite ‘stacked’ lineup, local athletes shine in 6th Annual Naish Gorge Paddle Challenge

Hundreds of athletes enjoy perfect conditions for sixth-annual SUP race

It’s a popular narrative that often attaches itself to the plethora of annual summer athletic contests held in Hood River: the event gets bigger every year, and draws in more people from around the globe who come to see what the Gorge has to offer.

Sports briefs for Aug. 24

Sports schedule update, Third Annual Uphill Challenge results, and Roy Webster Cross-Channel swim coming up


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