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Take in Pear Party this weekend

The celebration of Oregon’s official state fruit happens this weekend with the annual Pear Celebration all along the famous Hood River County Fruit Loop.

Entertainment Update for Sept. 20

‘Urban Tellers’ Sept. 27; Midnight Honey at CEBU Lounge; more

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‘Big Art’ stands ready to surprise, inspire

“Big Art” is off the ground, so to speak.

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Mary Gailley mixes home care and work behind the bar, with some motorcycling on the side

What does elderly and disabled in-home care have in common with bartending?

Doug’s celebrates 30th year in Hood River

Writes Lori Duffy of Doug’s: ”Little did Doug Campbell and his windsurfing friends know when they started selling gear from their car the concept would still be going strong 30 years later!”

HR native heads HUD Portland Field Office

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Regional Administrator Bill Block announced the appointment of Hood River native Margaret S. Salazar as Director of HUD’s Portland Field Office.

Vittoria finalist in Martha Stewart contest

Hood River’s Patricia Vittoria, who creates hand-sewn dolls, is a finalist in the 2014 Martha Stewart American Made contest. She is competing against up to 1,000 others from around the country for a chance to win $10,000 to grow her business, a spot in the Martha Stewart American Made market, and a feature on marthastewart.com, among other prizes.

Rock, Paper, Scissors

Cody Colloton, 15, above center, won the $500 top prize in the annual Rock Paper Scissors competition sponsored by Andrew’s Pizza and Mr. Elive Productions Sept. 5.

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Who’s who in history? ‘Cemetery Tales’ tells you this weekend

Idlewilde hosts annual living history event

The fifth annual living history performance at Idlewilde Cemetery returns Sept. 19-21.

Mid Valley News: Busy weekend planned for Middle valley

Okay, Mid Valley—there’s a lot of stuff for the ol’ calendar this time around, so get your pencils ready.

Roots and Branches: Daybreak and new math

I am an early riser.

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All lines point to the coming new season

In many cultures, the September equinox is a sign of fall (autumn) in the northern hemisphere. In Greek mythology fall is associated with when the goddess Persephone returns to the underworld to be with her husband Hades. It was supposedly a good time to enact rituals for protection and security as well as reflect on successes or failures from the previous months.

How to Help: Hospice seeks volunteers

Providence Hospice of the Gorge is looking for volunteers in the Columbia River Gorge area.

4-H State Fair champions agree: give the rabbits credit

Talk about coming through in a hutch.

Hunting not allowed on most Corps lands

PORTLAND — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers prohibits hunting on Corps property between Celilo Park and the city of Arlington in Oregon.

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