Roots and Branches: Traditions new and old

Our Thanksgiving table was overflowing this year with caloric dishes large and small. The turkey was the centerpiece, cooked to perfection by son Corey, who uses a fancy device called a thermometer rather than my old-fashioned method of flapping the oven door open and shut every few hours to check on the bird’s progress. If the bird looks like it is getting too dark I slap a foil tent on its noggin and let it keep cooking.

November 29, 2017 midnight read more..

The Porch for Nov. 25 edition

WELL SAID: “Drink and be thankful to the host! What seems insignificant when you have it, is important when you need it.” — Franz Grillparzer

November 25, 2017 midnight read more..

Kegler's Corner: Buntings Tops Fraternal

Buntings Auto won the first round in the competitive Wednesday night Fraternal league at Hood River’s 10 pin fun spot, Orchard Lanes. This puts Buntings in the roll-off for their league championship that will be held at the end of the season. Bowling for Buntings are John Riggleman, Mike Bosse and Ed Busick. Congrats to Buntings; it’s always fun to see some upstarts take it to the big boys. This is what makes league bowling so great.

November 25, 2017 midnight read more..

Pick of the Week: Turkey Trot happens Thanksgiving morning

The annual Turkey Trot 12K, 5K and 3K run/walk takes place this Thursday, Nov. 23 — Thanksgiving Day — beginning at the Mark Hatfield West Visitor Center in Hood River. Registration is from 8:30-9:50 a.m., with a free kids fun run starting things off at 9:50 a.m. The race will begin at 10 a.m.

November 22, 2017 midnight read more..

Roots and Branches: ‘Melody of hope’

I had the great pleasure of watching the high school production of “Fiddler on the Roof” multiple times over the last three weeks. It was a splendid experience seeing these young singers, dancers, actors, musicians and technicians demonstrating an awesome array of talent to an ever-appreciative audience.

November 15, 2017 midnight read more..

Yesteryears: Partial eclipse hits Mid-Columbia in 1947

Residents of the Mid-Columbia who are interested in the partial eclipse of the sun Wednesday morning had an excellent opportunity to study the phenomena, for nearly clear skies prevailed during the two-hour period of progress of the partial eclipse, which covered about 25 percent of the sun’s surface as visible here.

November 15, 2017 midnight read more..


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