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Gorge Kids Tri adds music fest to lineup

Weekend of music, athletics to benefit School Dist. programs on Sept. 19 and 20

The Gorge Kids Triathlon keeps growing.

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The Porch for Aug. 29

KUMARI UPDATE: Peter Marbach, a Hood River photographer and friend of Kumari, Nepal, takes his message of help to the flagship store of the L.L. Bean, in Freetown, Maine on Aug. 28.

Entertainment Update for Aug. 29

Elks Comedy Night Aug. 29; Maryhill Museum of Art celebrates Stonehenge; more

Lorang Fine Art open house will be Oct. 4

Lorang Fine Art on WaNaPa Avenue in Cascade Locks announces it will hold its annual fall open studio starting at 11 a.m. on Oct. 4 as part of the Western Columbia River Gorge Fall Festival of the Arts (www.fallfestivalofthearts.com).

Entertainment update for Aug. 26

Entertainment update for Aug. 26

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: Beer Bible puts Hood River on the map

Hood River beer aficionados have a chance to meet up with Jeff Alworth, author of “The Beer Bible,” on Sunday, Aug. 23. He’ll be at Double Mountain Brewery as part of the Great Bottle Roundup, which starts at noon. If you’re ready for a 644-page reference guide that represents over two years of world-wide travel to major beer-producing regions, Sunday would be a good time to head down and check it out.

Entertainment Update for Aug. 22

Hillbillies at Vintage Grille; Free Moe Dixon concert Aug. 23; Ural Thomas at The Ruins; more

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The Gorge Literary Journal Summer 2015

The Gorge Literary Journal is coordinated and edited by Julie Hatfield and John Metta and assistant editor Sarah Sullivan, and is a joint project with Hood River News and Columbia Gorge Press.

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Yesteryears: Cascade Locks residents hold first city election in 1935

Registered voters of Cascade Locks, to the number of 245, held their first city election on Wednesday of this week, following the incorporation of their town about two months ago. The fight was between two groups, known as Independents and Taxpayers’ League, and victory went to the first named. The first mayor of the Locks is Captain Charles Nelson.

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Roots and Branches: Memories around the mochi stump

Family has been the predominant theme these last two months on the Willow Flat front.

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Plays about Protest: ‘For every human being’s right to think’

‘Thoreau’ and ‘Inherit the Wind’ open Friday at CCA

In two dramas opening together this weekend in Hood River, historical events find new life and current meaning, as Plays for Non-Profits takes the stage at Columbia Center for the Arts (CCA).

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Pet of the Week: Haley the Heeler loves kids, tennis balls and other dogs

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Haley as the program’s adoptable pet of the week:

Entertainment Update for Aug. 19

Hop Trip at White Buffalo; ‘Finest,’ more at River City; more

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: New Orleans style Tubaluba returns Aug. 21

I probably don’t need to say this, but music has been crazy-good this summer.

Duane Fulps Memorial horse show Sept. 20

The 22nd annual Duane Fulps Memorial Scholarship Fund Horse Show will be held Sept. 20 at the Ft. Dalles Riders’ Arena, located at 1023 Irvine St. in The Dalles. The entry fees and sponsorships go toward the college scholarship fund awarded to graduating high school seniors who are also members of the Ft. Dalles Junior Riders.

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