Gorge Life


Entertainment Update for Feb. 14

Jim MacMillan at The Pines; Gorge Sinfonietta plays Feb. 20; more

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‘Pass the Pig’ happens Tuesday

High school FFA chapter raises funds

National FFA week is Feb. 15-22 this year and the Hood River Valley FFA Chapter has several activities planned at the local level. The first activity in the community is the “Pass The Pig” fundraiser, which will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 17 beginning at 9 a.m.

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Sebastian Barajas ‘super dedicated’ in school, sports

To say Hood River Valley High School junior Sebastian Barajas, 17, is busy would be an understatement.

Parkdale News: ‘Follow the yellow brick road’ to Parkdale Feb. 21

The Wizard of Oz will be performed at Parkdale Elementary School on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.

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Pet of the Week: Tiny Poco awaits his forever home

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

Yesteryears: Valley digging out after winter storm hits in 1985

1915 — 100 years ago: Assuming that in the near future the present fertile farms of Western Oregon will be in urgent need of fertilizing materials, State Engineer Lewis has recommended some action to be taken to make use of the great kelp beds along the Oregon coast in order to save the enormous amount of potash which is annually going to waste.

Before Memories Fade: Uncovering the Story of the Kida Family of White Salmon

When evacuation orders were issued in April of 1942, Kenjiro and Kay Kida, along with their son George, were farming, raising cattle, and growing fruit on their family operated ranch outside of White Salmon.

Cascade Observations: Books’ great beginnings

9,651 pages of pleasure

Signs and signals are everywhere that 2014 is behind me and the New Year has formally arrived. Bank statements recapping last year’s paltry interest earnings arrive in the mail box; I no longer write “2014” on dated material; and it’s time, once again, to recap the previous year’s reading history.

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Travelogue part four: Learning yoga by sacred Ganges

My mother and I hopped off the plane in New Delhi, India, and were submerged into a new world. The sun beat down on our skin at 110 degrees and our ears filled with sounds of cars honking and loud voices speaking a language we didn’t know. It was only a tad different from Hood River. A slight breeze in India feels like a miracle, whereas a breeze in Oregon is a reason to bundle up more.

Entertainment Update for Feb. 11

Hop Trip, more at White Buffalo; Tillinghast plays House Concert; more

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: Deep soul and rare records: Ural Thomas and the Pain plays HR

A unique R&B-soul band is coming to Hood River on Friday, Feb. 13, and even if you’re superstitious, we should be treating this show like it’s our lucky day.

Then & Now: Replay coming to HRVHS Feb. 9

Eastern Oregon University Musical Theatre program is onstage at the Hood River Valley High School Bowe Theatre Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. for a full program of popular music and dance from the past 50 years.

Entertainment Update for Feb. 7

‘Adventure’ screens Feb. 20; Music at Lyle Hotel Feb. 14; more

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Tom Yates begins a new path at an old career

Tom Yates is going through a bit of a transition at Providence Down Manor, where he’s worked as community relations coordinator for almost two years.

Yesteryears: Shig Yamaki is ‘Orchardist of the Year’ in 1975

1915 — 100 years ago: If present plans to do not miscarry, Oregon will in a short time be listed among the important sugar-producing states of the Union.