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Church News: Pastor Tim Willis installed

VBS at Riverside next week

Wy’east Community Church, formerly Pine Grove-Odell United Methodist, will install Pastor Tim Willis on Sunday, July 10 at the Pine Grove church location. The service will begin at 10 a.m. and is open to the public.

Rain forces ‘Much Ado’ schedule change

Rain on Thursday evening cancelled the opening night of “Much Ado About Nothing,” directed by Lynda Dallman for Plays for Non-Profits, at Stonehedge Gardens.

Entertainment Update for July 9

Bram Brata’ Steel Band at Mt. Hood Winery July 9; more

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Hood River walking tour brings history to life

What downtown business is rumored to have a friendly ghost?

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Yesteryears: The Hood River ‘runs out of water’ in 1976

For the first time in recent memory, the Hood River ran out of water on Tuesday this week.

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Daily Bread: Mending broken hearts

Last week was the 15 year anniversary of my open heart surgery. Since that time, I have always honored that day with something celebratory out in nature, like watching the sunrise from the summit of Mount Hood. There is no equal to the power of wilderness therapy.

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Avenue Q is no Sesame Street

Puppetry — and pointed comment on stage at CAST

Yes, Avenue Q features puppet and human characters interacting together. And yes, there are intermittent, computerized visuals reminiscent of The Electric Company and Sesame Street.

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Much Ado About Nothing brings outside experience

Non-Profits troupe performs the Bard on Stonehedge Gardens lawn

Summer has arrived and Plays for Non-Profits is opening this season with outdoor dinner theatre, a first in the nine-year history of the program.

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‘Cantina’ style?

Skye Weiseth, as Princess Leia, strikes a pose with her father, Teg, as Chewbacca, and her brother, Jack, as Boba Fett, while Ben Bonham and his “alien band” play swing tunes, at Friday’s Star Wars-themed Hood River Library District celebration fifth anniversary at Georgiana Smith Gardens.

Entertainment Update for July 6

Bram Brata’ Steel Band at Mt. Hood Winery July 9; Skamania Lodge hosts annual free Live Music Series; more

Gorge Artists Open Studios announces call to artists

Applications are now being sought for the 2017 Gorge Artists Open Studio Tour.

44 Trails Association’s Trailgate bike and hike party this Saturday

Celebrate the largest multi-use single-track trail system on the Mount Hood National Forest at Trailgate 2016 this Saturday.

With changes, ‘Relay For Life’ moves to marina

The Columbia River Relay For Life, titled “Evening of Hope,” moves July 9 to a new location, and proceeds on a different, shorter schedule, with an emphasis on music, dancing, and active fun while honoring cancer survivors and treasuring loved ones’ memories.

Porch for July 2, 2016

Porch for July 2, 2016.