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Aporkalypse: Bacon contest fattens coffers at Helping Hands

A packed house of more than 200 attended the fourth annual Aporkalypse fundraiser for Helping Hands Against Violence on Jan. 29 at Springhouse Cellars.

YESTERYEARS: DaKine, Pro Motion relocating to Hood River in 1986

Sailboarding Scoop — Port of Hood River Manager Jim O’Banion notes that three sailboard industry manufacturers are planning to set up shop here this year. Da Kine, an international sailboard accessory firm, plans to locate a regional facility here starting next month. Pro Motion, which operated a sail-making operation next to the post office last year, will return this season and will consolidate other regional offices into a central location here. And a Vancouver, B.C., firm also reportedly will locate here. All three firms will be based on port-owned properties.

Cascade Observations: Sweetness of Winter

It must be February. The candy aisles are turning pink and red, enticing us to purchase sweets for our sweeties. It’s the month when we compose our own statements of affection or ask Hallmark for help in expressing our amorous feelings.

Second Saturday will be all about pilots

Want to learn all about being a Hood River pilot? Come on by the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum on Feb. 13 for a special talk sponsored by Classic Wings at 11 a.m. about Hood River pilots.

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Father of the Bride

Show opens Feb. 12

The vexing phone keeps ringing and it’s attached to a cord coming out of the wall. The furniture has doilies on it, teenagers read the newspaper at the breakfast table, and a middle class suburban family employs a maid.

Sinfonietta, Stephen Seifert, pay tribute to America in music Feb. 26 and 28

The Columbia Gorge Sinfonietta, Hood River String Quartet, and special guest artist Stephen Seifert will gives audiences a sampling of great music from — or inspired by — America.

Entertainment Update for Feb. 10

The Mid-Columbia Community Concert Association brings pianist Krill Giladkovsky to The Dalles on Friday Feb. 12

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‘Finding Frémont’ exhibit opens Feb. 20

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum opens a new traveling exhibit, “Finding Frémont: Pathfinder of the West,” Saturday, Feb. 20.

Second ‘Regional History Forum’ Feb. 13

Local historian Sandy Bisset will share photos and stories at the Original Courthouse, 410 W. Second Place in The Dalles on Saturday, Feb. 13.

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.

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