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HRVHS grad Alonso Magana’s photographs blur lines between reality and fantasy

Alonso Magana, 18, is a freshman at Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC) in Portland, majoring in photography. An Odell native, Magana has always been interested in art — he just didn’t think he was any good at it.

Apply soon for Center for the Arts 2015 ‘Rain’ exhibit

Columbia Center for the Arts asks artist to look to familiar weather for inspiration for the October 2015 “RAIN: an Exhibition,” celebrating the Pacific Northwest’s iconic phenomenon.

Parkdale News: Run or walk to Oct. 25 Parkdale pumpkin parade

It’s time to get those Halloween costumes out and add your running shoes to what has become not only Parkdale’s annual Pumpkin Parade, but also a Fun Run/Walk fundraiser for Parkdale Elementary School.

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Mark’s Mozart Mix: Voci, Sinfonietta combine to present a grand choral work

What’s old, as in 1791, is new, and that’s the joy of it for a group of 100 Gorge musicians.

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Legacy in Glass: Entryway mosaic presents students’ many pursuits

The entryway at Wy’east Middle School is much more colorful these days, thanks to a SPROUTS Club stained glass project held after school last year.

Pets of the Week: Lolo still waiting for family; Autumn is playful puppy

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Lolo and Autumn as the program’s adoptable pets of the week.

Entertainment Update for Oct. 22

Mozart Requiem Oct. 24, 26; Kerry Williams at The Pines; Planet Booty in HR Oct. 24; more

Mandolin master Radim Zenkl plays Hood River Nov. 13

Since defecting from Czechoslovakia in 1989, Radim Zenkl has become one of the most sought-after mandolin players in the world.

Hokum Pokum leads vaudeville show Oct. 25

Columbia Center for the Arts presents The Hokum Pokum Vaudeville Show on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m.

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Glass to fabric for quilt winner Charlene Fort

Plenty of helping hands, working with cloth, dough, or glass, have combined on behalf of Helping Hands Against Violence.

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Rat Rod comes home

Gary Fisher, Resurrected Rust team leader, delivers the rat rod “Roadmaster Jr.” to Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum on Oct. 11.

Entertainment Update for Oct. 18

Cripple Hop at Springhouse; Bluesman Doug MacLeod in Hood River Oct. 17; more

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Hood River native Alex Titus, and fiancée, pass through town along epic Pan-American ride

On the road again … After a brief hometown reprieve from the road, Hood River native Alex Titus and fiancée Maggie McDonell are again on two wheels and headed south with the geese, continuing their 18-month, 17,000 mile bicycling journey from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego in southern Argentina.

Mid Valley News: Gorge Fruit and Craft Fair this weekend

St. Francis House held its annual pet blessing ceremony Oct. 10 at the youth center in Odell. Dogs, one very brave cat, and even a chicken came with their humans for a special blessing by Fr. Ron Maag, pastor at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hood River.

Roots and Branches: A family tree, true and solid

Today’s column is most fittingly about roots and branches of our family tree, the influence of community on the harvest we so profoundly appreciate, and an actual tree recently created for our home.