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,…
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…
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.
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, …
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.
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
When the Crag Rats relocated to a new building in Pine Grove in the late 1960s, they intended to use it just as they had used their old building: For meetings, training, and their annual banquet.
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, …
“Rufus and the Army Camp that Helped End World War II” is the title of the Feb. 15 program at the Original Wasco County Courthouse, 410 W. Second Place, The Dalles.
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…
Join the Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum Saturday, Feb. 8 for a history talk on the long-forgotten Velie Corporation at 11:30 a.m., part of the museum’s monthly Second Saturday event.
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.
Even though taking care of an aging loved one — or being the aging loved one yourself, in need of help — can be overwhelming at times and scary at others, Andy Wade encourages people to keep the experience in perspective.“Life is not a series of crises or problems to be solved … It’s so easy…
Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital Foundation will award the annual Hearts of Gold honor to the folks behind Hood River Christmas Project.
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.
Hood River Saddle Club extends an invitation to folks throughout the Gorge to join them on Tuesday, Feb. 4 and meet Dr. Kayla Shepherd, DVM, who will be the guest speaker at that evening’s club meeting.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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.
Flow Yoga and OmLife Boutique will be the featured business on Wednesday, Jan. 22 in the next Locals Wednesday Downtown promotion from 3-6 p.m.
Visit the Hood River Library for a slideshow and presentation by Peter Marbach on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 6:30 p.m. about his latest book, “Healing the Big River: Salmon Dreams and the Columbia River Treaty.”
Lyric Emmons and Silva Sankari have been selected as the Hood River Elks Students of the Month for November 2019. Both award winners are seniors at Hood River Valley High School.
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…
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.
As colder air moves into the Pacific Northwest, bringing freezing temperatures and snow across the region, Energy Trust of Oregon is offering advice on how to keep your home comfortable while not wasting money on added energy costs.
Many corners of Oregon are expected to be freezing-weather zones in the days ahead with a chance of snow, cold, wind and ice creating very hazardous conditions.
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.
Columbia Center for the Arts’ Children’s Theater Teen Apprentice Program is producing a showcase of scenes from Shakespeare to raise funds for a trip to London, the old stomping ground of the Bard and friends.
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 …
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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- Overdue snowboarder found deceased at Meadows
- Obituary: Chanda Rodriguez
- Burglars hit Gorge Rebuild-It
- Another voice: ’I will fight the president’s reckless budget proposal’
- The Next Door names two as Philanthropists of the Year
- Best Western-HR Inn expands popular Gorge Room
- New faces emerge for May Primary as DA, County Board challengers file; March 10 is deadline to file
- Letters to the Editor for February 15
- County levy public hearing is Tuesday
- Chamber issues 2019 awards, looks ahead to 2020
- Two unrelated deaths at Meadows this week
- Best Western-HR Inn expands popular Gorge Room
- At town hall, Sen. Wyden stands for parks, senior concerns
- Former mayor Arthur Babitz files for County Board Position 2
- Oregon Arts Commission gives operating grant to CGOA
- Pure Gorge teams with Cleaning for a Reason; Free home cleaning for cancer patients
- Pollinator workshop offered at HR library
- OneGorge legislative night Feb. 19 in Salem