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Pick of the Week: Turkey Trot happens Thanksgiving morning

The annual Turkey Trot 12K, 5K and 3K run/walk takes place this Thursday, Nov. 23 — Thanksgiving Day — beginning at the Mark Hatfield West Visitor Center in Hood River. Registration is from 8:30-9:50 a.m., with a free kids fun run starting things off at 9:50 a.m. The race will begin at 10 a.m.

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YESTERYEARS: Hood River will soon have its own aviation school in 1927

Hood River will shortly have its own aviation school, in charge of and run by a Hood River aviator.

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Lisa Muñoz: Talking steps toward broadening community

Latino Experience in Hood River County

Latina Lisa Muñoz spoke Nov. 8 at Hood River forum from the perspective of a native Hood Riverite who grew up doing orchard work, went on to gain two degrees in college, and returned to her community to do oral history work at The History Museum of Hood River County.

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Museum’s ‘Latino Experience’ on display through December

A new exhibit at the History Museum of Hood River County highlights both the traditional and the modern in the Latino experience.

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Remains Wall

The Remains wall mural, on Third Street/Industrial Way/Columbia Avenue, is finished.

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Pet of the Week: Sweet Hank ‘loves all dogs’

Handsome Hank has been selected by volunteers as Adopt a Dog’s adoptable pet of the week.

Gorge Lit continues with Elks Foundation grant

Many people are asking what happened to the summer edition of The Gorge Literary Journal, originally scheduled for publication in August. Editors John Metta and Julie Hatfield were forced to postpone the last edition because of funding difficulties.

Palestine YWCA leader speaks Nov. 29 in HR

‘Work, witness and hope in the Holy Land’

Gorge Ecumenical Ministries (GEM) invites community members to an event featuring Mira Rizeq, General Secretary (CEO) of the YWCA of Palestine, on Nov. 29 from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Entertainment Update for Nov. 22

Underwood Jazz Dec. 1; Early Winter Shindig Dec. 2; more

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Fire Photography

A jagged line of fire cuts through the forested hill above Bridge of the Gods in a photo by Jurgen Hess. Gorge Photography Club will give a presentation on Eagle Creek fire photography, featuring Hess’ work, on Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Hood River Library, 502 E. State St. Hess will give his impressions of the fire as a photographer and wildlife storyteller.

Thanksgiving week community events

From opportunities to exercise to arts and crafts, here are community events to enjoy during the Thanksgiving holiday week:

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Happy Thanksgiving: Turkey words and pictures

Local kids cook up ideas for Thanksgiving

How do you catch a turkey?

Cultural Trust seeks grant applications

The Hood River Cultural Trust has announced its annual grant cycle. To apply for a grant, view the grant guidelines and download an application at www.hoodriverculturaltrust.org.

Columbia Gorge Hotel turns on its lights Nov. 25

Each year the historic Columbia Gorge Hotel and Spa grounds become an oasis of white lights during the holiday season.

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Betty and Kenny Short celebrate 65 years

High school sweethearts Betty and Kenny Short were married Nov. 28, 1952, in Pasadena, Calif. This year, they celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Nov. 28, 2017.