Gorge Life


Church News: Carina Miller at Riverside, Nazarene Blossom Bazaar

Carina Miller at Riverside, Nazarene Blossom Bazaar

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Scholarship Benefit Saturday

Peter Marbach opens his studio for a one-day close-out sale April 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Día de los Niños celebration April 28

Event comes to Mid Valley Elementary School gym, open to ages 0-18

The Hood River County Library will be celebrating Día de los Niños on April 28 from 6-8 p.m. at Mid Valley Elementary School, in the gym.

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STEM students tour Insitu

Student STEM Tour brought about 100 high school age students from around the Gorge to Insitu’s Eagle Point Production facility in Bingen.

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Raffle ticket sales earn students a grand prize

Each year, students at Parkdale Elementary are challenged by Principal Gus Hedberg to sell a certain number of raffle tickets for the annual school carnival, thus earning a “grand prize.”

'Curious Gorge' author Scott Cook at Double Mountain April 25

Waucoma Bookstore and Double Mountain Brewery host Scott Cook, author of “Curious Gorge,” for a book talk on Tuesday, April 25 at 6 p.m. at Double Mountain Brewery.

‘Fish Tales’ at HR Library May 6

“Fish Tales: Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon,” is the title of a conversation with Jennifer Burns Bright about consuming and preserving local seafood that will be hosted by the Hood River Library on Saturday, May 6 at 3 p.m.

Film Festival hits Hood River

For over 20 years, the best films from the Banff Film Festival and the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival have come each spring to Hood River — 20-plus years of award winning adventure, culture and adrenalin films that have been enjoyed and talked about long after the films have ended.

Next Door seeks shoes

The Next Door is seeking new shoe donations for the children and young adults in their Youth Services programs.

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YESTERYEARS: Warner Bros. to film at Columbia Gorge Hotel in 1947

The lure of apple blossoms, now at their best in the lower Hood River Valley, is bringing a party of Warner Brothers artists and photographers to Hood River this Friday evening, according to a telegram received at the Chamber of Commerce.

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Visit Hutson Museum this weekend

Jesse and Winifred Hutson had an eye for the unusual and an appreciation of the ordinary. The Hutson Museum is the result of the items they found, and the items that found them — it is much like a community attic​, presenting​ a picture of the Parkdale community and a history of its residents.

Roots and Branches: Past, present and future

Easter morning woke quietly across the valley, painting the sky with the soft glow of peaches ripening in the heat of summer. As the rays of the rising sun kissed the mountain tops, the wash of peach turned the shimmering, snowy peaks a fiery orange.

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Lions Follies goes to Supertown

Proceeds benefit Oregon Sight and Hearing Foundation

It’s the year of the Superhero show, starting with the annual Mid-Columbia Lions Follies.

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Cider Fest Returns: Expanded 4th annual event in Odell adds local cideries

Now in its fourth year, the Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest on April 22 gives seasoned and novice cider drinkers alike the chance to sample cider from Hood River County’s very own cider makers, as well as a variety of additional Northwest cideries.

Local author Vikki Claflin releases third book

Local author Vikki Claflin has released her third book, “Chin Hairs & Back Fat: Somewhere Between Tweezers, Yoga Pants & a Box of Wine,” now available on Amazon.