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Hood River observes Veterans Day with service on Nov. 11

Historical photos of Hood River veterans from Civil War through World War II, presented by Mayor Arthur Babitz, will be one highlight of the Nov. 11 Veterans Day observance. These include Stuart Jakku, World War I troop train, and “Canteen Girls."

‘Meet the Patels’ highlights Independent Film Fest

Art Center, Andrew’s and HR Hotel host Nov. 7-9 screenings

Columbia Center for the Arts will present the third annual Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival in Hood River Nov. 7-9.

Entertainment Update for Nov. 5

Second Saturday dance Nov. 8l ‘Bend in the River’ screens as benefit for history museum; more

Mount Hood Railroad’s popular The Polar Express begins holiday runs Nov. 8

“Well, are you coming?” asks the Conductor. “Where?” asks the Boy. “Why, to the North Pole, of course. This is The Polar Express!”

Halloween Happenings

For families and adults: Updated

Sailors speak at HYRC meeting

The annual general member meeting of the Hood River Yacht Club will be held at the Elks Club in Hood River on Nov. 4.

Entertainment update for Nov. 1

Bird walk group meets Nov. 2; Helping Hands Gala Nov. 1; more

Classic movie ‘Bend in the River’ screens as benefit for history museum

Do you want to help save the History Museum’s most iconic artifact? Do you love classic movies?

Naked Winery displays Natasha Bacca photos

Bend artist Natasha Bacca is now exhibiting her artwork at Naked Winery.

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Hood River Special Olympics holds annual annual Bowling with the Cops and Firefighters fundraiser

Hood River Special Olympics held its annual Bowling with the Cops and Firefighters fundraiser on Monday at Orchard Lanes.

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Screening the indies

Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival returns Nov. 7-9, with 3-D films and a family series

Columbia Center for the Arts will present the third annual Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival in Hood River from Nov. 7-9. Venues for the Film Festival include two theaters at Columbia Center for the Arts, Springhouse Cellar on Saturday evening for a unique segment of 3-D films and workshops and Andrew’s Skylight Theater.

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Katrina McAlexander feels honored to keep Parkdale’s Mt. View Farm in the family

Parkdale resident Katrina McAlexander — or Trina, as she is commonly known — is in the process of purchasing Mt. View Orchards, and she couldn’t be happier.

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Pet of the Week: Garth is ‘playful, sparkly’

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

Library holds ‘History Resources’ event Oct. 30

Celebrate Family History Month at the Hood River Library at a free event with Library Director Buzzy Nielsen, “Family History Resources at Your Library and Beyond” on Oct. 30, 6 p.m. at the Hood River Library. Free.

The Loop of Fine Wire

Postcard packs his bags

The following trifle has kept growing since I started it years ago, prior to the currently-popular social media platforms. In a year or two, it could probably be written again with Instagram the one slipping out of town unnoticed. Who can foresee the future? But I hate to envision one without postcards.