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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 the world has quickly become smaller in the best and the worst of ways in recent months, I realized there might be a story to be told of the six Columbia High School graduates (four family units) who are living in Italy today. I know of them both through friendship and family.

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The Exquisite Gorge Project, designed to connect artists and communities via a single 66-foot steamrolled print, is now in Hood River. Columbia Center for the Arts (CCA) is displaying the work, created in July and August 2019.

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By the time volunteers had finished loading up their wagons with food and walked them across the Gateway International Bridge into the refugee tent city on the other side, it was dusk, and hundreds were waiting for a hot meal.

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For over 50 years, Mt. Hood Meadows has been evolving, transforming and adapting for its skiing and snowboarding visitors. Dave Tragethon, vice president of sales and marketing for the ski resort, said that same ideology continues today.

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These are the gifts left not under but ON the tree — and the lawn, the shrubs, the eaves, the gutters, fences, and more.

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School is out for Hood River County School District and Horizon Christian School students beginning Monday, Dec. 23 and running through Friday, Jan. 3. For students at Mid-Columbia Adventist Christian School, vacation begins Dec. 19 and runs through Jan. 2.

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I’m just now passing the one year mark on my time here in Tsuruta, and how vastly different it is this year than last.

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Fruit and Craft Fair returnsThe annual Gorge Fruit and Craft Fair, held at the Hood River County Fairgrounds, returns Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19-20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Parking and admission are free.

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When we first talked about taking a trip to Honduras, I must admit I was a little hesitant about it. I had read and heard that Honduras has one of the highest homicide rates in the world and I couldn’t help but wonder if this was the best destination for our annual scuba diving trip. After r…

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The energy and exhilaration of sport, particularly the conditions typical of water sports, are difficult to capture in a museum setting. Nonetheless, through videos, photographs and colorful gear, The History Museum virtually vibrates with the energy of the Gorge’s water scene in its newest …

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Much has changed in the 40 years since the Sinfonietta was first formed. Below is a brief history, as well as an update on the Performing Arts Initiative and plans to build a 600-seat performance space.

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Taking in everything from cavies to carnival rides, Hood River News photographers Emily Fitzgerald, Kirby Neumann-Rea, Noah Noteboom and Trisha Walker visited the fair throughout the 2019 run and found these faces and festivities on the midway, in the livestock barns, Summit Building and the…

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1919 — 100 years agoWith the close of business on June 30, all post offices throughout the United States were ordered to discontinue the sale of 2-cent postal cards and 3-cent stamped envelopes, and at the same time postmasters were ordered to redeem such postcards and stamped envelopes if t…

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Whether you find them fascinating, terrifying, or some mix thereof, everyone benefits from having bees around. Not only are bees essential to the Columbia River Gorge’s ecosystem and thriving agricultural industry, they can teach us a lot about nature and social structures, if we’re willing …

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Graduation: What counts is the diploma, congratulations from family and friends, and the hugs, tears, and bouquets of balloons or flowers.

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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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