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Travelogue: Family’s two-year sojourn in Bangkok connects them to the people

On July 15, 2013, a plane departed Portland International Airport bound for Bangkok, Thailand. On board this flight was our family of four from Hood River. We had packed into four plastic crates all the belongings we believed were necessary for the next year or more.

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Pet of the Week: Gigi is ‘goofy, funny, sweet dog’ looking for her forever home

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

Entertainment Update for Nov. 25

Kit Garoutte at The Pines; ‘World’s Finest’ at River City; more

The Ale List: Double Mountain’s IRA prevails in Oregonlive voting

The Oregonian newspaper’s online service, Oregonlive.com, gives kudos to local brews in its own recent ranking, and now, readers’ on-line voting:

Film festival features young farmers’ movement

Gorge Grown Food Network and the Rockford Grange present the Greenhorn’s Up Up! Film Festival, a series of independent films and shorts that explore the questions of farmland, access, rural livelihoods and sustainability of people and place, at the Rockford Grange Dec. 11.

Holiday Happenings: Photos with Santa at the Columbia Art Center, more

Make memories with a visit and picture with Santa in the lobby of the Columbia Center for the Arts from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Dec. 6, 13, and 20. Santa (who also happens to be starring in the CAST Theatre production of “Miracle on 34th Street” in the Columbia Arts Theatre) will be visiting with kids before Sunday show matinees during December.

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: Doing what it takes to be the ‘Finest’

My theory that all bands, music and interviews in the world are somehow linked together was further confirmed when a press release from Portland jam-banders World’s Finest landed in my in-box earlier this month.

Overlapping ‘Pray for Snow’ parties happen Saturday

Three “Pray For Snow” parties happen Saturday in Hood River County: Mt. Hood Meadows, Oak Street Pub, and Springhouse

Entertainment Update for Nov. 21

Ural Thomas, more River City; Trio Subtonic at CEBU; more

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Dogs and cats benefit from fifth grader's birthday

When Lelu Branch, a May Street fifth grader, turned 11 on Nov. 9, she knew she wanted to collect gifts for others instead of for herself.

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Churches, FISH renew Thankgiving Dinner tradition

Thanksgiving meals and events fill the calendar Nov. 23-29 in Hood River County

FISH Food Bank, Asbury Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Riverside Community Church and volunteers from around Hood River are teaming up to serve a free Community Thanksgiving dinner at Riverside Community Church, 317 State Street, on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26, from 1-5 p.m.

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They Cooked a Swan, Called it Turkey

Reprint, Hood River News, Thanksgiving 1975

A column written by Ruth Guppy and published in the Nov. 27, 1975 edition of the Hood River News.

Face to face with family history: Julia’s cold-water toast

I found Grandma the other day, on the front page of the Nov. 20, 1925, Hood River News.

Voci gives winter choral concerts Dec. 3-4

Fresh off its inspiring, sold-out performance of Beethoven’s 9th, the Voci Community Choir is preparing to present its second “Voci and Friends” winter choral concerts. The performances are Dec. 3 and 4 at 7 p.m. in Wy’east Middle School’s Performing Arts Center.

Yesteryears: McIsaac’s Store no longer operated by family for first time ever in 1985

An agreement has been reached that will transfer the oldest business in the upper Hood River Valley to new ownership next month. Malcom McIsaac, manager of McIsaac’s Store in Parkdale, said that on Dec. 15, 1985, the new owners will be in charge of the store his father, R.J. McIsaac, opened 75 years ago. It has been continuously operated by the family since that time, except for about a year after the old frame burned down. New owners are family members of a corporation headed by Jim Weseman. Others are his wife, Cleo; Wendell and Christine DeHart; and Joyce and Tony Weseman.