Gorge Life


Yesteryears: City water fluoridation pros and cons heard this week in 1956

Objections to fluoridation of the city water, due for vote on May 18, will be presented by Dr. Arthur B. McWhinnie, Seattle dentist, at an 8 p.m. Monday public meeting at the library hall and sponsored by the citizens’ committee against fluoridation, reports Chairman Roy Webster. A tape recording of Dr. David Witter’s talk for fluoridation and Dr. F.B. Exner’s talk against it recently in Portland will be replayed, Webster said.

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In memory of Hood River’s princess: With the passing of Lila May, Tutu Trot benefits other children with cancer

The third annual Lila May Tutu Trot was held this Saturday and while plenty of runners showed up in tutus as they did in 2014 and 2015, this year’s Tutu Trot, sadly, was missing its princess.

Friends of the Library hold annual book sale

The Friends of the Hood River County Library will hold their annual book sale Thursday through Saturday, May 12-14, in the Jeanne Marie Gaulke Community Meeting Room at Hood River Library. The members-only preview sale will be held May 12 from 4:30 to 7 p.m., and the public sale May 12 from noon-6 p.m. and May 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ($2 bag day).

Entertainment Update for May 11

Kristen Ford at Trillium May 27; Kerry Williams at The Pines; more

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The Porch for May 7

WELL SAID: “An inch is a long time.”

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Mt. Hood Town Hall begins kitchen renovations

After two years of fundraising, The Mt. Hood Town Hall Association has embarked on a complete renovation of the old kitchen in the community center along Highway 35 in Mount Hood. The association is the volunteer non-profit group which has been coordinating the restoration of the 101-year-old schoolhouse since 1988 and now manages the building for classes, events and activities.

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BBBS pool party at Aquatic Center

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of the Columbia Gorge hosted its annual pool party on Sunday, April 17 at the Hood River Aquatic Center.

Entertainment Update for May 7

Poetry workshop May 7; Author Brian Doyle at Klindt’s; more

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Stop-motion animator shares her skills

Emmy-award winning animator Teresa Drilling of Portland visited Hood River recently for a series of school and after-school workshops on stop-motion animation, which she terms “an esoteric little art form.”

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Yesteryears: Women challenged at the polls in 1916

A number of women who appeared at the polls in the special school election Friday were challenged as to their qualifications and, upon appeal to County Assessor Wickham, they were disqualified. In several instances the action of the election board threated to cause hard feelings. Women who held joint deeds with their husbands believed themselves qualified voters. In not all cases, however, did their names appear with their husbands’ on the tax roll. Where this omission occurred they were not legal taxpayers.

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The Daily Bread: My Life in Dog Years

They say that one year of a dog’s life equals seven in human time. That puts me roughly at the equivalent of an eight year old canine. That suits me perfectly, for over the past 22 years I have maintained a child- like awe about the magic and speechless beauty of Dog Mountain in spring.

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A ‘ridiculous’ kinship: CCA takes on sibling rivalries in comedy opening Friday

Nobody’s safe from mockery in Columbia Center for the Arts’ upcoming play, “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” which opens Friday.

Culinary Arts Program: Get a Fresh Start breakfast

Fresh Start Culinary Arts Program is now serving breakfast to the public on Friday and Saturday mornings from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Breakfast is served at Riverside Community Church in the Pioneer Room.

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‘Music at the Dawn’ brings early 1900s to life

Wednesday brought a listening event unlike any other to Hood River.