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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.

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 …

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.

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…

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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When Dr. Lynn Orr was interviewed by Hood River News in October 2015, shortly after arriving in her new job as director of The History Museum of Hood River County, she said, “I’ve always been captivated by the physical presence of objects and the stories they tell ... the time they were made…

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The annual Hood River County Christmas Lighted Truck Parade will take place Dec. 7 in the Odell area, Dec. 8 in Parkdale and Dee, in Hood River on Dec. 9, and new this year, in Cascade Locks on Dec. 10, all from 6-9 p.m.

Prestige Care invites Hood River community members to send positive notes, warm wishes and fun artwork to its residents at the Hood River Care Center. 

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Judge Paul Crowley of Hood River, who served Gorge communities for more than 22 years as an Oregon District and Circuit Court judge before retiring in 2014, has been awarded the Oregon Senior Judge of the Year award by the Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court. 

The Gratitude University community project is about to publish an on-line book honoring essential and frontline workers and “unsung heroes,”  and submissions are needed this week, “expressing your gratitude for them and their work,” said GU founder Sara Rose Donahue of Parkdale.

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Operation Christmas Child has been collecting and delivering shoebox gifts — filled with school supplies, hygiene items and fun toys — to children worldwide for more than two decades. This is a project that everyone can still be a part of, even with COVID-19 restrictions, according to a pres…

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