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Nutcracker finale: Hood River holiday tradition to retire after 19 shows

“Scenes from the Nutcracker” has had a good run on stage in Hood River. But after this year’s performance — its 19th — Columbia Gorge Dance Academy will retire the annual holiday tradition.

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Beloved Maggy, ‘the perfect therapy dog,’ dies of cancer

The Hood River community lost one of its special volunteers earlier this month, when Maggy, the 90-pound chocolate Lab, therapy dog at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital for many years, passed away on Nov. 18, six months after being diagnosed with cancer at the age of 9.

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Beware of counterfeit Pokémon

Hood River Hobbies owners Miko and Zed Ruhlen have noticed a disturbing trend at their weekly Pokémon Club game sessions: Counterfeits.

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‘Tuekey and masht ptaytows’: County school children share favorite Thanksgiving recipes

“Es el dia de acsoi de grasia”

What’s your favorite Thanksgiving recipe?

Activist and former legislator Suzanne VanOrman moves on from HR

‘I feel very honored to have served’

Suzanne VanOrman, longtime community activist and 18-year resident of Hood River, has worn many hats.

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Gala Fashion Show, benefit for Christmas Project, returns Nov. 17

The Gala Fashion show, the primary fundraising event for the Hood River County Christmas Project, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and is set to take center stage at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn on Thursday, Nov. 17. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show begins at 7 p.m.

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‘Operation Christmas Child’ starts Nov. 14

Annual collection for children in need

The annual Operation Christmas Child (OCC) fundraiser has started, and organizers are hoping to raise awareness not only of the project, but how to help.

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Scenes from 'Fill Your Pantry'

Scenes from Saturday’s Fill Your Pantry event, held for the second year at Rockford Grange.

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‘Get yourself a notebook’

Writer makes stops in Hood River

The Hood River Library hosts Portland author Ana Consuelo Matiella on Saturday, Nov. 12 for an author talk and book reading — the second time she’ll have presented in town in less than a month.

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Bringing the past into the future at Mt. View Orchards

Trina McAlexander, a third-generation Hood River Valley farmer, embraces changes in order to maintain the family farm

When Trina McAlexander returned to Mt. View Orchards in Parkdale two years ago — the family farm where she grew up — she was excited and grateful to be the third generation to work the land. Her enthusiasm hasn’t waned. “I love it — farming is in my blood,” she said. “I was born to do it and I’m honored to do it.”

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