Rev. Rod Howell and his wife Joani Marshall Howell, both 1978 graduates of Hood River Valley High School, will be returning to the valley to hold the morning service at Valley Worship Center on Aug. 23.
Mindy Dillard is an adventurer and an award-winning singer-songwriter. She plays clawhammer banjo and rhythm guitar, often in alternate tunings to accompany her electric and raw, crystal-clear voice. Her music pulsates with funky rhythmic grooves and sparkles with heartfelt storytelling.
Gospel concert Aug. 16; Tony Furtado at CEBU Lounge; more
Papua New Guinea: Hood River woman witnesses rituals beautiful and brutal
After three flights, two days, and a 16 hour time difference, I arrived at Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, exhausted and apprehensive but full of anticipation.
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Oregon Historical Society present Oregon Transformed: World War II Stories on the Columbia River, Thursday, Aug. 20, with an optional dinner at 6 p.m. followed by the program at 7 p.m.
Big Winds’ Junior Elite Stand Up Paddling (SUP) Team held its fourth annual SUP clinic for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge on Aug. 1 at the newly re-vamped Nichols Basin.
Approximately 24,000 men and women will be needed in nearly a dozen “hot spots” throughout Oregon to meet the peak needs of Oregon’s large food processing industry. The Apple Growers Association, as reported by Earl Ziegler, will need about 400 men and 1,000 women. E.R. Pooley, American Fruit Growers, will need 60 workers in their packing operations, John Duckwall of Duckwall Bros., Inc., will need about 30 more men for the fall season, and “Pep” Mann of Stadelman Fruit will need 100 men and women.
Hell’s Belles at the Columbia Gorge Hotel Aug. 14; MacMillan at Lyle Hotel; more
Arts Center sponsors new local publication
The Columbia Center for the Arts announces its one-year sponsorship of the new Gorge Literary Journal. The publication is coordinated and edited by Julie Hatfield and John Metta and assistant editor Sarah Sullivan, and is a joint project with Hood River News. Gorge Literary Journal will debut in the Aug. 15 Hood River News, as a two-page pullout.
Winter is probably my favorite time of year in the Columbia River Gorge. Seeing as I am an avid snowboarder and cross country skier — and just about nothing else, as far as sports go — that’s pretty to understand why. For me, taking a smooth, quiet run down a Mt. Hood Meadows hill dusted with a few inches of new is one of the best experiences in the world.
These days, “calling” someone usually means pulling out a cell phone from a pocket or purse, rapidly typing a message in abbreviated “text” format using nothing more than two thumbs, or talking “face to face” or better said “screen to screen” via Face Time.
WELL SAID: “Where I am not understood, it shall be concluded that something very useful and profound is couched underneath.” — Jonathan Swift
Showcase happens Sunday at arts center
You might have seen the writers.
Dufur Threshing Bee Aug. 8-9; Music at Maryhill features The Bylines, Willy & Nelson; more
Brown needles on large tracts of forest land trees could spell problems down the road for the county treasury, and Ken Galloway explained some of the details Monday. Addressing the Hood River County Board of Commissioners, Galloway explained that large chunks of Hood River County Forest have been hit by spruce budworm infestation, and more may be on the way.
- Dar Williams is concerned with bees, sings about myth and power and likes towns with ‘positive proximity’
- Expect familiar and new songs from Quarterflash
- Sounds of Summer series kicks off with the Pat Travers Band July 21
- Lavender Daze features new music from MMB
- All she wants to do is dance
- 'Here' is there and everywhere
- These guys will probably grow on you
- Quiet on the set: An interview with Aaron Keim
- Lost radios and happy memories
- Welcome to our new site!