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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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Spring house cleaning has taken on a new meaning as I set my house in order for a hip replacement this coming Monday. I have learned what a crummy housekeeper I am since washing the shower is not sufficient, it must be sanitized.  Linens must be cleansed with a specific detergent and Killer,…

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1910 — 110 years agoCommencing Feb. 3, Charles Hall, president of the Home Telephone Company, assumed its active management. The hours of the operators have been shortened and their salaries raised. A change in the working hours has also been instituted so that the operators are on continuou…

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Westside PTO will hold its annual Art Auction on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 6-10 p.m. at the Hood River Elks Lodge. The 21 and over event will include food, live music and silent and live auctions, as well as a raffle and “golden ticket” prize.

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WELL DONE: “The Vagina Monologues” directed by Judie Hanel, closed last week after playing to large audiences, including a packed opening night “Ladies Only” house — with one last-minute ticket-buyer, a male.SEEN AND HEARD: A sunny Wednesday on the library lawn, a blanket spread with books, …

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The Hood River County Chamber of Commerce held its annual Membership Awards Dinner on Feb. 8  at the Columbia Gorge Hotel. The award winners presented by the Chamber are nominated and voted by the chamber membership. 

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Gorge Ecumenical Ministries (GEM) and Aging in the Gorge Alliance (AGA) invite the community to join in a second of three monthly brown bag lunch presentations.

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Local real estate brokers, staff and owners with Windermere Columbia River Gorge supported three local charitable organizations in the Columbia River Gorge area during 2019. Through the Windermere Foundation, a total of $3,650 was given to local charities supporting low-income children and f…

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Phil and Judy Jensen of Hood River have been named The Next Door’s 2019 Bonnie Benton Philanthropists of the Year. The couple was recognized and thanked by staff and fellow supporters earlier this month at the organization’s annual Donor Appreciation event held at Columbia Center for the Art…

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Volunteers in Action (VIA) will hold its next new volunteer training on Monday, Feb. 24 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. — lunch will be provided — at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital in classrooms 1 and 2.

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Name calling: Malicious rantings seem to be the norm these days, not the exception. Accused murderer Jeremy Christian fills his speech with hateful expletives, rendering it almost impossible to publish his comments verbatim in the newspaper. Meanwhile, Donald Trump, who as president should b…

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Tom Burns and Kathleen Morrow get acquainted at cane-point in “Leading Ladies,” a comedy by Ken Ludwig and directed by Bruce Ludwig (no relation). This is the first show for Big Britches Productions’ 2020 season, once again at the Bingen Theater. The 10-performance run began Feb. 7. The stor…

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Tony Smiley at Route 30 Feb. 15Live music coming up at Route 30:Friday, Feb. 14: Alonzo GarbanzoSaturday, Feb. 15: Tony SmileyFriday, Feb. 21: The New Prohibitions, 7 p.m.Saturday, Feb. 22: School Boi (AC/DC cover band), 7 p.m.Friday, Feb. 28: The Growlerz, 7 p.m.Route 30 Bottles and Brews, …

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1910 — 110 years agoG.Y. Edwards & Co. report a sale of interest at a good figure consisting of 16 and a half acres in the Willow Flat district belonging to D.L. Davidson. This was bought by W.A. Melville, a native of Edinburg, Scotland. It is partly set to orchard, the balance being unc…

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WELL SAID: “I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace.” — Helen Keller

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The third in a series of Lunch and Learn presentations at the Hood River Library, held Jan. 23, tackled the difficult topic of immigration and why people are risking their lives and the lives of their families to cross the border between the United States and Mexico.

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All community members  interested in learning more about garden related topics are invited to attend six classes that are a part of the 2020 Oregon State University Extension Service Central Gorge Master Gardener training program.

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One thing about backtracking through history is you may follow a trail of breadcrumbs deep into the forest, only to become overwhelmed by the boundless stand of trees surrounding you and the labyrinth of paths leading in unlimited directions. Thanks to the winter weather, I was allotted a fe…

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1910 — 110 years agoA land sale of more than ordinary interest at Hood River was the purchase last week of the 13-acre place belonging to Lee Smith by Capt. J.H. McCon, a St. Louis man, for $17,000. The land consists of four acres in bearing orchard, some in young trees and hay land. It is u…

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1910 — 110 years agoAfter a successful career of 17 years, the Hood River Fruit Growers’ Union was dissolved Saturday. The defunct organization originally handled all the fruit at Hood River, but for several years has shipped the strawberries and small fruits exclusively. It was the oldest o…

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Speakers, classes and a potluck highlighted Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. holiday observance Monday at Riverside Community Church. Gorge Ecumenical Ministries and the Somos Uno (We are one) organization organized the event. Todd Dierker of The Next Door Inc., led about 30 people in a discu…

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About 20 people braved winter weather and slushy sidewalks Saturday morning for the Hood River Women’s March. Protesters such as Karin Tauscher, far right, rallied in front of Jackson Park before walking through town up to the Hood River Library. The Women’s March began as a worldwide protes…

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Lucy’s Informal Flowers and SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) supporter Jacquie Barone of Hood River is hosting a book event in Hood River as a fundraiser for SMART, a non-profit youth literacy program that operates in Hood River County schools and preschool facilities.

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Corbett Blackman, a senior at Hood River Valley High School, has been awarded West Side Fire Department’s Student Firefighter of the Year award. This is the second time he’s received the distinction.

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Double Mountain Brewery and Cidery introduces an experimental IPA series, starting with Ol’ Greg, using novel ingredients and techniques, a challenge to the brewers to leave their comfort zones, according to a Double Mountain press release. Ol’ Greg (7 percent ABV, 80 BU) is available in ref…

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Monday is the Martin Luther King Jr. Day federal holiday, meaning schools, government offices and banks will be closed. Hood River Library and branches will be closed Sunday and Monday, but the pool will be open on Monday (see details below). Hood River News will be open.

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The second conversation in the new series “Lunch and Learn” at Hood River Library challenged participants to look closely at the tough topics of white privilege, ingrained and even involuntary racism, and cultural identity; or at least to get up and mingle.

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1910 — 110 years agoThe annual meeting of the Hood River Merchants Association, which was held Tuesday evening last week, was characterized by a large attendance and active interest in the welfare of the organization for the ensuing year. The financial report of the secretary shows that the …

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Vicki Whiting has come full circle in more ways than one. The former teacher’s nearly 35-year career as editor of the children’s newspaper “Kid Scoop” started after students in her third grade class were disappointed there were no books in their school library about their local Sonoma, Calif…

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