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!
“The Elusive Dr. Brooks, Early Physician in The Dalles” is the program taking place at the Original Wasco County Courthouse Saturday, June 1.
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.
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.
On Saturday, May 18, Klindt’s Booksellers, 315 E. Second St., The Dalles, will host Mike and Kristy Westby for a book signing featuring their newest regional title, “Columbia River Gorge: An Explorer’s Guide,” beginning at 4 p.m.
On May 17 and 19, the Gorge Sinfonietta will play its season finale concert, including a world premier piece by Mark Steighner, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A Minor.
‘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…
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.
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…
“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.
Kyle Brown and Marena Decker, seniors at Horizon Christian School, have been chosen as the Elks Students of the Month for March 2019.
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 …
One Gorge beer remains alive in the bracket in the two-state Tournament of Beers, an online competition put on by the Tacoma, Wash., taproom Peaks and Pints.
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…
Four one-acts that use comedy to look at serious matters of aging and how adult children relate to their parents take the stage starting Friday in Hood River.
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…
Guest composer and performer Amy Gordon will highlight Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association’s upcoming concert of choral music by women composers in a program called “Vox Femina.”
Hood River and Gorge cider makers share the spotlight with their fermenting friends from around Oregon and Washington in the fifth annual Hood River Hard Pressed Cider Fest, April 20 at Mt. Defiance Cold Storage in Odell, just off Highway 35.
The rescheduled Rising Stars performance by Italian pianist Jonathan Ferrucci, hosted by Portland Piano International , happens April 20 at Columbia Center For the Arts.
The 2019 Blossom Fest Craft Show and Blossom Fest Quilt Show and Sale will be Saturday and Sunday, April 20-21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hood River County Fairgrounds, located at 3020 Wy’east Road, near the community of Odell.
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.
Mid Valley and Parkdale elementary school students got a taste of both traditional acoustic and modern electric violin at all-school assemblies at both sites on April 2.
Late April and all of May brings a new arc of five separate theater productions in the Gorge, similar to the local theater scene’s offering of six concurrent productions over a three-week period in late winter.
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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- May 21 Special Districts Election results
- MINT operations result in drug arrests
- Chamber fires executive director Mike Glover; Board announces ‘immediate leadership transition’
- Letters to the Editor, May 22 edition
- County voting all but done
- Meet the candidates: HR Port, Parks-Rec Commission
- Obituary: Charlene Stoltz
- Hood River survives districts, sends athletes to state meet
- School District appoints three elementary school vice principals
- Obituary: Roy Connely
- ‘Great Race’ coming to WAAAM
- 'Biscuitball' enlivens May Street gym
- County revenue measures defeated on the ballot
- County amends STR regulations
- United Way announces 2019 allocations
- Car club, car wash owner lift the bucket together to help local family
- HRV’s Dave Case named Regional Teacher of the Year
- Orchard spraying scheduled: OSU Extension issues cherry fruit fly emergence alert