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 email@example.com 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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
Jeanette Burkhardt and David Lindley from Yakama Nation Fisheries will be presenting on the White Salmon River Confluence: Navigation Restoration and Habitat Enhancement at a Watershed Group meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 6 p.m. at the OSU Extension meeting room (2990 Experiment Station Dr.,…
Food barrels are out for Christmas Project and other school and community efforts to provide for those in need for the upcoming holidays. 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.
Steve Gates: Father, business owner, one-time mayor and ever-mentor, died Nov. 20 after a five-year cancer battle. He was 69. The business and youth sports programs that Gates founded will remain enduring legacies of a man who also served as Hood River mayor in the early 1990s.
Stephanie Sweet, more at White BuffaloLocal songwriter Stephanie Sweet, known for her captivating lyrics, smooth vocals and soulful instrumentation, said a press release, teams up with Amber Russell, an award-winning fingerstyle guitarist and composer, for a “rare and powerful performance” a…
The Hood River County Sheriff’s Office has found a way to help a demographic that many assistance programs have difficulty reaching: Those who need help but, for whatever reason, don’t ask for it.
“Our Town” concludes its redux run this weekend and “Turn of the Screw” continues its road show, this weekend in The Dalles and at Hood River Elks next weekend.Ambiguous Theater presents “Turn of the Screw” at The Mint in The Dalles Friday and Saturday, and “Our Town” is at the Hood River V…
A select list of plays have been performed more than once on Hood River stages over the years. They include the upcoming “The Vagina Monologues,” the next Judie Hanel Presents production, scheduled for this spring (Hanel’s third time with the Eve Ensler show since 2005) “Oklahoma,” “Les Mise…
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