The Porch, for Nov. 28

WELL SAID: “Life is a book and there are a thousand pages I have not yet read.” ― Cassandra Clare

KEGLER’S CORNER: Aron Asai Stars

Last week was a good one in league action on the friendly boards at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. In fact, it was probably the best one this season as scores were significantly higher.

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Sports Club hosts racquetball tourney

The Hood River Sports Club hosted the Harvest Fest Racquetball Tournament Nov. 5-8.

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Art Sale and Show at CCA

Arts, crafts, toys, wearables, and more will be on display and available for purchase at the Columbia Arts Center’s Holiday Show & Sale, Nov. 27-Dec. 24, featuring works by local artists suitable as gifts.

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Daily Bread: The parting gift

If I have learned anything in all my years of wandering in wilderness, it’s that there is the plan for the day and then there is what actually happens. And while I have come to expect the unexpected, the gift that came from putting fear aside on a hot August night in 2004 still resonates deep in the marrow of my memory.

Entertainment Update for Nov. 25

Kit Garoutte at The Pines; ‘World’s Finest’ at River City; more

Film festival features young farmers’ movement

Gorge Grown Food Network and the Rockford Grange present the Greenhorn’s Up Up! Film Festival, a series of independent films and shorts that explore the questions of farmland, access, rural livelihoods and sustainability of people and place, at the Rockford Grange Dec. 11.

Holiday Happenings: Photos with Santa at the Columbia Art Center, more

Make memories with a visit and picture with Santa in the lobby of the Columbia Center for the Arts from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Dec. 6, 13, and 20. Santa (who also happens to be starring in the CAST Theatre production of “Miracle on 34th Street” in the Columbia Arts Theatre) will be visiting with kids before Sunday show matinees during December.

Overlapping ‘Pray for Snow’ parties happen Saturday

Three “Pray For Snow” parties happen Saturday in Hood River County: Mt. Hood Meadows, Oak Street Pub, and Springhouse

Entertainment Update for Nov. 21

Ural Thomas, more River City; Trio Subtonic at CEBU; more

Entertainment Update for Nov. 18

Chris Stewart at The Pines; Jazz at Butler Building Nov. 20; Acoustic Guitar Summit Nov. 20; more

Sports Briefs for Nov. 18

Turkey Trot Nov. 26; Water polo: girls get third, boys get fourth at state; Youth wrestling camp going on now

Kegler's Corner: Ebersole & Spellman Shine in Senior Tourney

Our seniors had quite a 10-pin week at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. The results from the recently completed senior tournament came in and it was definitely dominated by Joyce Ebersole and Lynn Spellman. Joyce and Lynn each won two titles. And, if you look at the leaderboard, you’ll see Joyce and Lynn each had a second place too.

Entertainment Update for Nov. 14

Memories through Music Alzheimer’s benefit Nov. 19; Jazz at Butler Building Nov. 13; more

Glass artist gives ‘Fruit of the Dark Tree’ show

Odell glass artist Laurel Marie Hagner presents “Fruit of the Dark Tree”, an art lecture and showing, Nov. 21, 11-2 p.m. at Glassometry Studios on Neal Creek Road.