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Sports Briefs for Sept. 2 edition

Fifth Annual Love Your Community Tennis Tournament and Fundraiser Sept. 9; HRVHS cheer to host junior cheer clinic Sept. 9; Tenth Annual Hood River Hall of Fame Banquet Sept. 9

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CCA celebrates Latino art and culture in September

Columbia Center for the Arts is excited to host a month-long, center-wide celebration of Latino Art and Culture throughout September. This program is part of the art center’s 2017 Cultural Series, which included honoring the Art and Culture of Japan and will feature Native American Arts and Culture in November.

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YESTERYEARS: Hood River County schools get ready to start in 1947

All schools in the county unit system will open full day classes on Monday morning, Sept. 8. A full staff of teachers will be on hand.

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Roots and Branches: Hands on for good

A tumultuous year seems to have reached a crescendo these last few weeks. The intensity of emotions generated by catastrophic violence, threat of war, acts of terrorism and racism, and nature at its finest as well as at its most destructive has a strangle hold on our senses.

‘Cemetery Tales’ returns to Idlewild Sept. 15-17

The ninth annual “Cemetery Tales” living history program returns Sept. 15-17 with the theme “Strong Women.”

Entertainment Update for Aug. 30 edition

Moe Dixon at The Pines; Flight 1852, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2-5 p.m.; more

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Trail network emerges at Punchbowl Falls Park

Waterfall views and shady paths await hikers at Punchbowl Falls Nature Park.

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Unity Picnic

At Saturday’s annual Unity Picnic hosted by Hood River Library, people enjoyed Mexican food, listened to music by Hood River Norteno quartet 6 Del Rio and posted words of beauty and hope as the library wrapped up its Summer Reading Program.

Sports Briefs for Aug. 30 edition: 75th Anniversary of Roy Websters Cross-Channel Swim Sept. 4; Tenth Annual Hood River Hall of Fame Banquet Sept. 9

75th Anniversary of Roy Websters Cross-Channel Swim Sept. 4; Tenth Annual Hood River Hall of Fame Banquet Sept. 9

State Parks extends comment period on camping fee increase

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is proposing amendments to agency rules related to overnight camping rates for state parks.

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HR County Library District holds annual Unity Picnic to celebrate diversity, reading

Join the Hood River County Library District on Saturday, Aug. 26 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for the annual Unity Picnic, a celebration of diversity and the culmination of the library’s summer reading program.

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YESTERYEARS: Hood River pool facing possible closure in 1987

When the Hood River Swimming Pool closes its doors this Sunday, it may not be for good, Hood River’s city council decided Monday.

Entertainment Update for Aug. 23 edition

Polecat at River City Sept. 1; Jose Maya Duo at the Buffalo; more

poTENtial series continues at Center for Arts

Columbia Center for the Arts continues its poTENtial arts series Aug. 26 with two presentations of Thumbelina by The Oregon Shadow Theater at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

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Golden Eagle

The old picnic shelter is gone and where it stood is the new asphalt base for tennis and pickleball courts and basketball hoops at Golden Eagle Park.

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