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On Stage for Christmas

Emelie Pennington-Davis, 15, left, and Anson Campbell, above right, are the youth element of CAST’s production of “Miracle on 34th Street,” the classic tale of faith in Santa Claus, told in radio theater style and directed by Gary Young.

The Porch, for Nov. 28

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

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Looking for fun? Try mini-golf this weekend

Hood River’s only full-size indoor “Glow in the Dark” 18-hole mini-golf course opens its doors again at Immanuel Lutheran Church, at Ninth and State streets.

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The Ale List: Base Camp imbues red with local pear wood

The smell of toasted marshmallow paired with a stout took center stage at a local ale house Thursday, but it’s a quieter beer that deserves that kind of attention.

A Map to the STRs: City Council rallies recommendations for regulating rentals

Break down the big task or get broken down by it. City Council chose the former tack Monday in its continued meeting on the controversial topic of how to regulate short-term rentals — STRs — giving city staff a “roadmap” to follow, according to City Manager Steve Wheeler.

Minoru Yasui honored with Presidential Medal of Freedom

‘Unsung Hero’ gains Medal of Freedom

Hood River native son Minoru Yasui, who forged a life as a champion of civil rights first by breaking the law for walking down a Portland street, will be posthumously honored with the Congressional Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.

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Shelter is back, warming the night

Hood River Warming Shelter held its first “Warm the Night” fundraiser Nov. 7 and raised nearly $6,000 for the shelter program, now in its sixth year.

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Farm hazardous waste collected

Thomas Bolman of Stericycle unloads a pickup bed full of hazardous waste brought by Pine Grove orchardist Vince Ackerman to the Nov. 4 collection event for farmers and businesses at the Hood River Garbage Service facility on Guignard Road.

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A live hive: If a honey tree falls in the forest, could you taste its honey?

The wind blew down an oak midday on Nov. 3 in Kendra and Conor Kelly’s front yard, a tree the family cherished for its shade and beauty as well as for the live colony of bees in its trunk.

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Hood River Council adds Nov. 16 meeting to continue short-term rental debate

Complex debate on short-term rentals stays on the burner

City Council wrangled over proposed restrictions on short-term rentals Monday in a four-hour meeting that left nothing decided except to meet again in a week.

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