It still felt like summer on Friday, September 13, but just barely, as I drove toward Mt. View Orchards. The sky was blue and the breeze was warm but promised to turn chilly before the evening was over. I parked at the Mt. View Orchards venue in front of trees heavy with near-ripe pears. Mt.…
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As temperatures begin to fall, Skyline Hospital and Riverview Bank are partnering to help provide winter clothing to those in need through the “Warming Hearts” Winter Clothes Drive.
Food barrels are out for Christmas Project and other school and community efforts to provide for those in need for the upcoming holidays are underway. Look for these and other ways to help, and let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have something you want the community to know about.
Travel Oregon’s campaign, “Only Slightly Exaggerated,” is back for another season of colorful travel inspiration through illustrated narratives, the agency announced in a press release.This time, the campaign’s artwork is in the form of an illustrated storybook telling the tale of two big-fo…
As an avid hiker, I recognize that there are beautiful trails throughout the U.S. But because I am also an ardent traveler, I love to explore distant lands, experience different cultures, trying unique foods, and challenging my brain to learn a new monetary system and some rudimentary words …
The Hood River Farmers Market opens for the indoor season on Saturday, Dec. 7. The indoor season will move to the May Street Elementary cafeteria from 10 a.m to 1 p.m. on the first and third Saturday of the month, December through April.
Diana Beterbide and friends put on an annual concert to raise money for local animal welfare organizations.
The 10th Annual United Way of the Columbia Gorge (UWCG) Holiday Benefit Concert returns Dec. 15 with rock violinist Aaron Meyer, his 12-piece band and special guests The Brown Sisters. This is a family-friendly holiday tradition, said a press release, and all proceeds benefit the United Way …
A string of traditional Hood River County holiday events return this weekend, including the annual Hood River parade, starting Friday at 6 p.m. downtown, and the appearance of Santa Claus for the holiday tree lighting ceremony at Second and Oak streets at 7 p.m.
Visit the Hood River Library on Thursday, Dec.12 at 1 p.m. for a lunch time presentation and discussion about homelessness in the Gorge presented by Sarah Kellems, director of Hood River Shelter Services. Lunch will be provided.
It’s dawn, there’s frost on cars and the outside air is chilly. As many are waking up, brewing fresh coffee and getting in the shower few are up and ready to go on a four-mile run, in frigid temperatures.
Back when she was a student at Hood River Valley High School, Kelsey Contreras always knew she would go to college … but her aim was even higher. She wanted to go beyond a Bachelor’s and get a Master’s degree. She wasn’t exactly sure how to get there, but she knew that was her goal.
The Christmas season is fast approaching, and Hood River Valley Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is offering a unique invitation to people of all ages throughout the Columbia Gorge.
Motorists should be extra careful on Oregon highways over the four-day Thanksgiving weekend with a forecast calling for windy, cold temperatures throughout the Willamette Valley and a chance of snow at higher elevations.
Hood River Christmas Project has registered 300 families and still has two registration events: Dec. 6 at Hood River Department of Human Services, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Dec. 7 at Hood River FISH headquarters, Tucker Road, 3-5 p.m. Packing food and toy baskets happens Dec. 16-20 at County Fa…
Board Chairman John Wells affirmed Pat McAllister’s plan to retirement after 31-plus years at the helm of Hood River Supply. This announcement came at a fiscal year end employee meeting held on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. McAllister’s retirement will be effective May 15, 2020.
Audrey Schlemmer, a senior at Hood River Valley High School, earned an Academic All American Award from the National Speech and Debate Association in October. Academic All American recognizes high school students who have earned the degree of Superior Distinction in the Honor Society of the …
A winter storm warning for Cascade Locks, Upper Hood River Valley (including Odell and Parkdale) and the Northern Cascades (including Government Camp) is in effect until noon today.
With winter weather approaching, the City of Hood River reminds the public that, if you haven’t already, it’s time to prepare for winter weather. Hood River is in a snow zone and parking and safety codes facilitate safe travel and efficient snow plow operations, said a press release. The Cit…
What makes Thanksgiving special?For students at Parkdale and Cascade Locks elementary schools, the answer is multi-faceted. For some, it’s the meal. For others, it’s the company. For still others, it’s about pancakes.And for a few others, it was a chance to have a bit of fun creating a “reci…
The televised impeachment inquiry is roaring in the background as I write this column. It began with a few theatrics but settled down as the two witnesses, Taylor and Kent, provided their opening statements. They were calm, organized and thorough in the information they were providing. There…
1919 — 100 years agoOut of many rumors of new buildings going up in Hood River, up to the present time, only two have been definitely established in addition to the apartment house planned by H. Gross. Within a few weeks of construction work will be commenced on a new garage, to be located a…
The Hood River Farmers Market opens for the indoor season on Saturday, Dec. 7. The indoor season will move to the May Street Elementary cafeteria from 10 a.m to 1 p.m. on the first and third Saturday of the month, December through April. Gorge residents can continue to choose local food firs…
Hood River Adopt A Dog, in conjunction with Gorge Dog and Naked Winery Underground, is holding its second Pictures with Santa Paws fundraiser for fur babies, non-fur babies and their families on Dec. 14 from noon to 3 p.m. at Naked Winery Underground, 606 Oak St.
Faith Ocheskey and Aunika Yasui have been selected as the Hood River Elks Students of the Month for September. Both award winners are seniors at Hood River Valley High School.
Harmony of the Gorge Sweet Adeline chorus joined the Harvest Market in White Salmon for its annual Holiday Food Show last week and sang throughout the store during the evening’s event under the direction of Judy Beckman.
JD and the Fearless Few at RivertapLive music coming up at Rivertap:Wednesday, Nov. 27: Annual Turkey Day Eve Party with Al & Nolan, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28: Closed for ThanksgivingFriday, Nov. 29: JD and The Fearless Few, 6-9 p.m.Saturday, Nov. 30: McDougall, 6-9 p.m.Rivertap, …
Serious Theater presents “A Weekend after Thanksgiving Christmas Show,” a 1940s radio-style version of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” This production, adapted for the stage by Joe Landry, features live sound effects and music.
More than $35,000 in grants from endowment investments managed by the Hood River Lions Foundation and Hood River Lions Club will be apportioned among five local groups, plus 20 students selected for scholarships.
On Oct. 11, more than 100 Horizon Elementary students strapped on their running shoes, bundled up for the cold morning and took to the frosty field running to raise awareness and funds to bless a local friend, Vivian Rose Weaver, who is battling DIPG, a rare brain tumor.Friends and families,…
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