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Reading at the library Feb. 28 with ‘Astoria’ author Peter Stark

Author Peter Stark will be at the Hood River Library on Feb. 28 at 1 p.m. Stark will discuss his book “Astoria: Astor and Jefferson’s Lost Pacific Empire, A Story of Ambition and Survival on the Early American Frontier.”

Yesteryears: Odell Rural Fire Protection District receives new fire trucks in 1955

1935 — 80 years ago: With the new fall of snow on Mount Hood last week, skiing conditions on the mountain are now better than they have been all winter, according to Crag Rat Fuller, who, with Bob Barker and “Rusty” Fowler, made the trip from the junction to the Hut on Tilly Jane creek by way of the ride trail last Sunday. Several inches of new snow on top of the semi-ice beneath made skiing fast and delightful.

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Travelogue Part Six: A month in Myanmar

HR Acupuncturist gets as much as she gives in trip to Myanmar

Passport — check.

PARKDALE News: Cedar’s fundraiser a big success

Upper valley residents packed the house at the fundraiser dinner at Solera Brewery on Wednesday, Feb. 11 to support Parkdale resident Cedar and the effort to build him a home.

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Dallman, Kennedy to wed

Sadie Dallman and Andy Kennedy, along with their families, have announced their engagement.

Feast of Words benefits Library Foundation March 7

The Hood River County Library Foundation invites you to eat, drink and be merry in the library at the fifth annual Feast of Words, their annual gala fundraiser, on Saturday, March 7, from 6-9 p.m. The event will include exquisite desserts and savory appetizers, local wine and beer, and live music in the beautiful downtown Hood River Library.

Birds of a feather flock together in Columbia Art Center exhibition

It’s all things avian at the Columbia Center for the Arts, where the upcoming Fine Feathered Friends exhibition during the month of March will feature art and events all related to birds.

No shows at Maryhill amphitheater this year

At the request of, and in cooperation with Washington State Department of Transportation and Washington State Patrol, Maryhill Winery & Amphitheater will be taking a one-year hiatus from its summer concert series.

Entertainment Update for Feb. 25

Pigs on the Wing - Pink Floyd tribute in Bingen March 7; Clink! Wine exhibit Feb. 28; more

‘Girl Who Lived with Bears’ starts Feb. 27

The musical “The Girl Who Lived With The Bears” opens this weekend at Hood River Middle School.

Rhoades presents in White Salmon

Last in library KOOBDOOGA program series

The Friends of the White Salmon Valley Community Library invite the public to attend a presentation by Seattle cinema scholar Lance Rhoades, titled “American Indians in Cinema: Participation Onscreen and Behind the Scene” on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. in the library’s Sprint/Baker Gallery.

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Student actors give color to ‘poetically satirical’ play, which opens at HRVHS this weekend

“Nothing is ever so wrong in the world that a sensible woman can’t set right in the course of the afternoon.”

CCA issues call for ‘Best of Gorge’ exhibit in May

Columbia Center for the Arts announces a call to artists of the Gorge to submit work for the annual “Best of the Gorge” show this June and July at Columbia Art Gallery. All artists who reside in the Gorge, as well as member artists, are invited to submit work for an exhibit that showcases the best art the Gorge has to offer. Artists must reside in the mid-Columbia region from east of the Sandy River to Goldendale (see www.columbiaarts.org for a map).

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Pet of the Week: Susie has a smile that never stops

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

Entertainment Update for Feb. 21

‘Loren and Mark’ play Feb. 23; Bob Connolly at Volcanic; more

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