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Learn the art of personal storytelling

Humans tell stories — to remember, to understand, to connect with each other. Everyone has a story (or two, or four, or ...) that deserves to be told. People can come to find out how to tell their own stories.

Steelhead, Chinook fishing clinic Feb. 27

Local fisherman Greg Short and the Hood River Watershed Group are hosting their annual Steelhead and Spring Chinook Fishing one-day clinic.

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Church News: Nazarene’s install new pastor

Plus: ‘Time Changer’ supports Pregnancy Resource Centers

The Hood River Church of the Nazarene held an installation service and reception for its new pastor on Sunday, Jan. 31. About 100 people attended. Dr. Stan Reeder, District Superintendent for the Oregon Pacific District of the Nazarene Church, was there for the installation.

Entertainment Update for Feb. 6

Anderson Gould at CEBU; ‘Power Trio’ at Double Mt.; more

The Porch: Feb. 6

WELL SAID: “Making a career of art is like baking bread. You put the various ingredients into the bowl ... If it’s too wet, you add a bit more flour; if it’s too dry, then a bit more liquid. You let it rise and then you punch it down to let it rise again. You slap it around on a counter to force some elasticity into it. Eventually it starts to take shape and you can envision the nice crusty brown loaf with the perfect amount of chewiness and tenderness it will become. I’m somewhere in that slapping around phase, I think.” — Mt. Hood artist Rachel Harvey, in her February email newsletter.

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‘It’s Raining Cats & Dogs’ in interactive exhibit

Furry friends will be the subject of the Columbia Art Center’s Gallery Exhibition in February.

Marimba ‘Mid Winter Party’

A marimba “Mid-Winter Dance Party” for all ages happens Feb. 19 at Bingen Theater in Bingen.

YESTERYEARS: School District No. 3 projects new high school on May Street in 1926

A number of important matters were disposed of by the board of directors of School District No. 3 at the meeting last Monday. Among the subjects which came up was that of the projected building of a new senior high school on the new tract on May St., which was originally acquired for a union high school site. The question is one which, at a later date, will probably be submitted to the taxpayers for consideration and decision.

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Are You Ready? Survival 101

Experts list the simple tools of staying alive

Hood River is known as an outdoor mecca, and with the increase in traffic comes an increase in the calls for lost or injured recreationalists.

Lyle School celebrates standout science student

Gage Mattox, Lyle High School 11th grader, has been nominated and accepted to attend the prestigious National Youth Leadership Forum for Medicine this summer at the University of California Berkeley.

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Museum thanks Gilbertson

Friends and associates gathered last week to thank Dottie Gilbertson, at right, for her years of service to the History Museum of Hood River County, as she steps down from the Hood River Heritage Council.

Entertainment Update for Feb. 3

Garoutte plays White Buffalo; Two Darn Bad plays Feb. 4; more

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: Imagining a world with no winners and no losers

I ask a lot of folks how and why they got started in music, and their answers are always enjoyable because of personal reasons near and dear to one’s heart.

Up Up! Farm Film Festival continues Feb. 12 at Rockford Community Grange

Gorge Grown Food Network and the Rockford Grange will present the next movie in the Up Up! Farm Film Festival series on Feb. 12 at Rockford Community Grange, on Barrett Drive a mile west of Windmaster Corner, located south of Hood River.

‘Thomas Condon: Of Faith and Fossils’ to show at Discovery Center

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, in partnership with OPB, presents an advance screening of the new OPB Oregon Experience documentary, “Thomas Condon: Of Faith and Fossils,” Friday, Feb. 12 at the Discovery Center, located at 5000 Discovery Drive in The Dalles. An optional lasagna dinner will be served at 6 p.m. for $15, followed by the film at 7 p.m.

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