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The Final Score of Biscuitball 2019 at May Street Elementary on May 18 was 110-46, but not all scoring involved putting the yellow ball in the hoop. Local teachers played a team of Morning Ball basketball players in this fundraiser game for scholarships and literacy programs in Hood River.

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Traveling to Europe had not been high on my bucket list, because I generally prefer more obscure destinations versus popular tourist hangouts. However, a ridiculously cheap flight to Geneva popped up last summer, which fit easily into my free air mile allotment, so I began packing!

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I don’t know how often any of you, as readers of The Hood River News, stop by the office to conduct business, but I can tell you this: The feel of the building is much different today than it was when I first started here eight years ago.

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We lost an extraordinary man Easter weekend, who some described as saint-like and others described as one of the kindest human beings they had ever encountered. 

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Former Henkle Middle School Principal Rick George will hold an author reading and signing for his debut novel, “Vengeance Burns Hot,” on Thursday, May 23 at 6 p.m. at the Hood River Library. The event is co-sponsored by Waucoma Bookstore, and copies of the novel will be available for purchase.

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‘He don’t speak no English!’ Betty Meeks (Kathleen Morrow) assures a mortified Catherine Simms (Emily Fitzgerald, left) who fears that Charlie (David Dye, seated) has just learned a terrible secret Catherine shares with Rev. David Lee (Bob Fox, right). It’s just one early plot development in…

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The Central Gorge Master Gardener Association will hold a celebration on May 17 at 3 p.m. to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Japanese Heritage Garden at 2990 Experiment Station Drive in Hood River.

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At the age of 47, I decided that I should go back to school to become a classroom teacher.  My classes at Lewis & Clark were thought provoking and often challenging. Most of all, they exposed me to the art of teaching creatively. I had wonderful instructors who opened my eyes. I played w…

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“The Foreigner,” Larry Shue’s laugh-out-loud tale of mistaken identity, overheard secrets, and sneaky ideas, is opening soon at The Bingen Theater. Presented by Big Britches Productions, the 10-performance run begins May 10.

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Okay, here’s the usual jazz, blues, rock, classical, folk, country, literature and short video format update happenings going on in our neck of the woods.

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1919 — 100 years agoA company has recently been incorporated in this city under the name of Hood River Fuel Company, the owners of which are T.G. Frohn, C.D. Nickelsen and Nelson Emery, all old residents of the county. The company will handle a general line of fuel, consisting of wood, coal …

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WELL SAID: “Men have become the tools of their tools.” — Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

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With so many beautiful trees in bloom throughout our area, this lonely Magnolia in the yard below the downtown city library may seem to pale in comparison. This, and other Magnolia trees throughout the Hood River area, are some of the earliest to present their springtime blooms. This particu…

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1919 — 100 years agoAn important orchard sale was negotiated during the past week and is now completed, the 20-acre highly developed orchard tract of Charles Somervell at Pine Grove having been purchased by Jakku Bros. and M.A. Udelius. This orchard is one of the best-known tracts in the val…

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The rescheduled Rising Stars performance  by Italian pianist Jonathan Ferrucci, hosted by Portland Piano International , happens April 20 at Columbia Center For the Arts.

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For years, March has been one of the most celebrated months in the Yasui household thanks to multiple birthdays, including Grandpa Flip and three granddaughters, Kendra, Rayla and MacKenzie. This usually means a birthday dinner at Meema’s with a menu of the celebrant’s choosing.

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On April 6, the Hood River Valley High School Speech and Debate team hosted the OSAA District 9 State Qualifier tournament. Teams from Cove Charter School, Pine Eagle Charter School and Pendleton High School competed with HRVHS to represent District 9 at the State Tournament, which will be h…

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