Hood River Valley High School Performing Arts Department presents “Puffs: Or Seven Incredibly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic” this weekend and next, Oct. 29-30 and Nov. 5-6 at 7 p.m., and Oct. 31 at 2 p.m.
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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.
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.
Head to Hood River Middle School on a Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon, and you’ll find the music room buzzing with the sounds of mariachi.
The first thing you need to know about “Radium Girls,” Hood River Valley High School’s spring play, is that it’s based on a true story. And it is heartbreaking.
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.
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.
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.
From Rock of Ages to rocks for all ages, the former Asbury Church has been transformed into Hood River’s first full-scale indoor climbing gym.
Every Wednesday afternoon, the Parkdale Elementary Library undergoes a transformation — from a place of quiet literary exploration to a bustling Makerspace.
With bellies full of yak butter milk tea, baursaki (fried dough), and an assortment of fresh dairy products, my family and I followed Aikush, the 5-year-old Kazakh eagle huntress, out of the Mongolian ger.
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.
A sense of history prevails in the showroom at Sheppard’s Orchard and Vineyard Supply, fitting for a company that reached its centennial in 2019.
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 …
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.
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…
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 …
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.
Between summer school teaching and three kids having four jobs, my family struggled to find time for a vacation.
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…
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…
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 …
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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