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Girls age 11-16 took part in a girls only sailing class recently at the Hood River Marina Basin. The three-day summer camp, called “Girls at the Helm,” was offered by Seibel Sailors Program in partnership with Gorge Junior Sailing with an emphasis on helming skills. Classes are taught in the…

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PARKDALE — The Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast is one of 29 bed and breakfasts across the state of Oregon that have come together to draw a doodle map and encourage travelers to fill their tanks, hit the road, and seize the summer — one waterfall at a time.

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The Hood River County Fair made its return to the upper valley July 21-24. A year after the decision was made to cancel the festivities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of people came from far and wide to catch a glimpse of the return to normalcy. Planted between the peaks of Mount Ho…

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The Dalles Cascade Singers are back in action, preparing for the first live concert in 2021. This fall concert features music from the hit musicals “Anything Goes,” “West Side Story,” “Godspell,” “Rent,” and “Hamilton.” The concert is slated for October and the group is inviting new singers …

It was a full house — or rather, full park — at Hood River’s Jackson Park on July 17. Rock Violinist Aaron Meyer and his five-piece band joined Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association (CGOA) and Artistic Director and Conductor Mark Steighner for a free concert.

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It’s time again for Hood River Saddle Club’s annual sale (saddles/tack, household goods, furniture and much more). Proceeds promote horseback riding as a sport and are used for clubhouse/grounds’ repairs and improvements.

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The Hood River Library will host several teen lead and teen focused programs, as well as take home projects for teens throughout July. All in person programs will require registration.

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Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum invites all to come see the action on Saturday, July 10 at the Ninth Annual Traffic Jam fundraising event.

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Laurel Gallery, a new art gallery in historic downtown Hood River, joins the Gorge art community with a Grand Opening on Friday, July 9. Doors will open that day from 1-8 p.m. A reception will be held from 5-8 p.m.

A cyclist climbs one of the many curves in Hood River Road, southwest of Mosier, near the east access to the Mark Hatfield Twin Tunnels trailhead, among the Gorge’s most popular places to visit for cyclists and pedestrians. From the parking lot, or by bike via Mosier, visitors can take the s…

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Five generations of the Beam men, ranging in age from 95 years to 2 months old, came together for a photo May 8 in Hood River: Cliff Beam (great-great grandfather), Doug Beam (great-grandfather), Mark Beam (grandfather), Kyle Beam (father) and Theodore Beam. Great-great-grandfather Cliff is …

In 2016, a group of performing arts enthusiasts — local artists, business professionals and community leaders — joined forces and formed the Performing Arts Initiative. This nonprofit organization of committed volunteers has been working steadily towards its mission — and big dream — to buil…

HOOD RIVER — Visit Hood River opened a visitor center and office within common area space at the History Museum of Hood River County, located at 300 E. Port Marina Drive, Hood River, on May 1. The visitor center reopening is a significant leap forward for Visit Hood River, following a year o…

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Friday, April 23 marked the first live music in more than a year performed at the Hawks Ridge Assisted Living Center in Hood River. It was also a milestone for the musicians, the Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association’s (CGOA) trombone trio composed of Bob Smith, Ed Price and Hugh Amick, who h…

HOOD RIVER — Protect Our Parks Hood River, a non-profit parks advocacy group, is building tee-pads and removing invasive species to make Morrison Park a better place for disc golfers and others who enjoy the park.

Hood River Cultural Trust (HRCT), Hood River Outrigger Canoe Club (HROCC), and a private donor have joined forces with professional textile artist Chloë Hight to fund and create a large fence weaving public art installation at the southeast corner of Nichols Basin near the dock. The exhibit …

Just over 13 months since the global pandemic brought an end to live performances, the Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association (CGOA) is poised to present its first new theatrical performance, Tom Jones’ and Harvey Schmidt’s beloved romantic comedy “The Fantasticks.”

Columbia Center for the Arts’ First Friday show-opening receptions returned April 2 as the gallery presented “Lillian Pitt: Ancestors Known and Unknown.”

Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River presents “Out There,” an exhibition of other-worldly landscapes and allegories featuring work by Bill Brewer, Xander Griffith, and Rose Szapszewicz.

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How does a high school performing arts department put on its annual winter play during a pandemic? If you’re Hood River Valley High School Theater Arts Teacher (and Tony Award winner) Rachel Harry, you make it into a film.

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The Hood River Heritage Council has selected Anna Goodwin as the new executive director of the Hood River County History Museum. Goodwin, who lives in The Dalles, brings 17 years’ experience in museums across the country. She has a master’s degree in historical administration from Eastern Il…

Gorge residents are invited to participate in a celebration of the life, work and dreams of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. — virtually — on Monday, Jan. 18. The theme of this year’s celebration, sponsored by Gorge Ecumenical Ministries (GEM), is a paraphrased quote by Dr. King: “We are tied…

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Columbia Center for the Arts presents in its lobby, “Consciousness, Contemporary Printmaking in Oaxaca — Honoring the History of Printmaking for Social Justice and Change,” an international exhibition curated by local artist and teacher Abigail Merickel. The exhibit is open to the public Jan…

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Doug Kelly started Dec. 1 as Chief Administrative Officer and Fire Marshal for West Side Fire District, succeeding Jim Trammell, who has retired from fire service after 50 years.

This Christmas Present certainly looks different, doesn’t it? We are learning to manage without the Christmas parties, large family Christmas dinners and for many the friendly exchanges and warm embraces after the Christmas Eve church service.

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Christmas tree permits for the Mt. Hood National Forest are now available to purchase at local vendors and online through Recreation.gov. Purchase a permit, as well as download cutting area maps and tree cutting tips at tinyurl.com/mthoodtreepermit. 

What is it like to live in fear? Because of COVID-19, we’ve all been experiencing a fear unlike anything we’ve ever felt. 

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