Gorge Life


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‘Death of a Salesman’

Biff Loman (David Dye, right) makes a crushing discovery in “Death of a Salesman,” encountering his father, Willy (Tom Burns) and The Woman (Brenda Hering).

Hood River Library celebrates Shakespeare’s birthday

Party like it’s 1564 at the Hood River County Library’s fourth annual Shakespeare Week. This celebration was created to give kids and their families fun, exciting experiences with the world’s most famous playwright.

Entertainment Update for April 19

Jess Clemons at White Buffalo; HR String Quartet at AniChe; more

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Blossom Time: Easter Egg Hunt, Plant Sales and Firefighter's Breakfast

YOUNGSTERS, AND OLDER HELPERS, fill the main lawn and parking lot at Jackson Park for the community egg hunt and Children’ Safety Fair, both held under prime sunny skies.

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Wind by rail

Linda Forsberg spotted a train carrying an estimated 30 windmill “arms,” each in a separate, successive flatbed car, heading east through the Gorge Thursday morning on the Washington side.

Marbach hosts sale to close photo studio

Silent auction helps Rotary scholarship

Local photographer Peter Marbach will hold a one day only fine art studio close out sale on Saturday, April 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 3121 Eliot Drive in Hood River.

The Porch: A place to sit and watch, but more than that …

WELL SAID: “I tend to live in the past because most of my life is there.” — Herb Caen

Earth Week events planned

Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, has expanded to Earth Week this year. Four separate events at different locations will take place on Earth Day to provide Gorge residents with opportunities to get involved. Then, for the next seven days, one event will take place per day, culminating in the People’s Climate and Justice March on Saturday, April 29 in Hood River.

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Yesteryears: ‘Two million candle power search light’ installed at Husum in 1917

For protection of the big dam and pipe line of the Northwestern Electric power plant at Husum, the company is installing a two million candle power search light on a point of land between the power plant and the dam.

Amy Hawk at Double Mountain April 18

Waucoma Bookstore and Double Mountain Brewery host Hood River author Amy Shively Hawk for a book talk on Tuesday, April 18 at 6 p.m. Shively Hawk will be discussing her new book, “Six Years in the Hanoi Hilton.” The book is the story of her father, Captain James Shively, a Vietnam POW who survived six years in captivity. This event is free and open to the public.

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Houfek Brown works displayed in Hood River and at PDX

Hood River artist’s Nancy Houfek Brown works are on display at two locations in Hood River this month, and ongoing at Portland International Airport.

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Teddy Webber Scholarship Dinner and Student Art Auction April 13

May Street Elementary School will hold its annual Teddy Webber Scholarship Dinner and Student Art Auction on Thursday, April 13.

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Cascade Observations: A symbol of community

When we test school kids to ascertain their competence with the English language, the section concerning analogies always proves to be one of the most difficult for our students.