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The making of the calendar

Photographer Peter Marbach branches out, in more ways than one, with scenic calendar produced in a new partnership with Columbia Gorge Press

New views of old favorites.

Mid Valley News: El Mercado ends season

El Mercado del Valle celebrated its last farmers market Sept. 20 with piñatas — some made by St. Francis House, others donated by local businesses — music and dancing.

‘Eat Dessert First’ event Saturday invites bakers and pie lovers

It’s so close you can almost taste it.

Church Notes for Oct. 1

Valley Christian presents ‘Jesus Fatwah’ series; Riverside blesses animals in Sunday service:

Sense of Place examines mushrooms Oct. 1

Langdon Cook is the author of the award-winning book, The Mushroom Hunters, a book that reveals the hidden economy surrounding wild mushroom harvesters in the Pacific Northwest. At this lecture and slideshow, follow itinerant pickers and field buyers as they hunt for mushroom in an effort to supply restaurants from coast to coast with one of nature’s best ingredients.

Entertainment Update for Sept. 27

Danny Barnes returns to Double Mountain Oct 1 “Danny Barnes, oft-cited as a visionary in American music, has led an illustrious solo career following decades of work with the Austin-based Bad Livers.

Fun fall activities for the family

Just because school is back in session and the leaves are beginning to change color and fall from the trees doesn’t mean that it’s time to hibernate. There are plenty of fun activities for kids of all ages — and their parents, too — like those listed below.

Chess, Maze Runner, Minecraft at the Hood River Library

The Chess Club at the Hood River Library welcomes kids of all ages for friendly competition. The club meets downstairs on Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m. Bring a friend and a chess set.

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CLIMATE CHANGE MARCH

A climate change march held Sunday afternoon in downtown Hood River drew approximately 200 people, many of whom were children.

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Kids show great effort at triathlon

Almost 300 kids from around the northwest stormed the Hood River Waterfront Park last Sunday for the annual Gorge Kids Triathlon.

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PET OF THE WEEK: Polo is ‘a gem’

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Polo as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe him as follows:

Sing with Harmony of the Gorge

If you are a woman of any age, who loves to sing and make people happy, then you won’t want to miss the “Girls’ Night Out” guest night with the Harmony of the Gorge Chorus Sept. 30 at 6:15 p.m. in the fellowship hall at Valley Christian Church.

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Colette Todorov finds rhythm in numbers, and in belly dancing

Colette Todorov likes numbers. And it’s a good thing she does, because her job as office manager for Green Home Construction involves a lot of them.

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The Ale List

The Ale List is an occasional series on local beers

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Hops Fest bands list favorite Hood River brews

Hops Fest Entertainment Preview, funk rock band Manimalhouse headlines