Gorge Life


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Yesteryears: Proposal to replace May Street goes to vote in 1955

Proposed construction of a $440,000 furnished building to replace May Street School is expected to be voted on by the city district three early next month. The proposed structure would increase the number of classrooms from nine to 14 and would provide a cafeteria for a hot-lunch program and facilities for large banquets of a community nature, the school board explained.

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Warm water, warmer welcome for Cross-Channel finishers

A flotilla of volunteers and a riverbank crowded with supporters welcomed the 478 participants in Monday’s 73rd annual Roy Webster Cross Channel Swim.

Entertainment Update for Sept. 9

HR Library hosts Songwriters in the Round Sept. 16; Patrick Haley at Growlerz; more

HR Library hosts Songwriters in the Round Sept. 16

Songwriters in the Round, hosted by the ambassador of song Steve Hale, is a program where three songwriters Steven Hale, Tracy Klass, and Lincoln Crockett each take turns playing an original composition and sharing about why and how they wrote it.

Entertainment Update for Sept. 5

Tess Barr at Hood Crest; Patrick Haley at Growlerz; more

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Gene Mielke — and fellow RAGS — keep swimmers safe

When participants dive off the Sternwheeler early Monday morning to take part in the 73rd annual Roy Webster Cross Channel Swim, members of a Gorge amateur radio group will be helping to ensure it all goes safely.

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Back to school for students in Hood River County

New faces, details for 2015-2016

On Tuesday it all begins again, for students, at least.

New principals at HRCSD, Horizon

With the Hood River County School District and Horizon Christian School back in session Sept. 8, there’s been a fair amount of buzzing around the various sites in the past week or so. And for four new principals — two of whom are new to the area — the work is just beginning.

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Hood River Art Club People’s Choice award goes to Joanne Pollack

The Hood River Art Club announces its People’s Choice award, won during the club’s 66th anniversary show at the History Museum of Hood River County this July, has gone to local artist Joanne Pollack.

Cascade Observations: Looking back, looking ahead

I was driving a 14-year old boy around the valley the other day, taking a brief afternoon tour.

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HRV Health Center opens

Photo by Kirby Neumann-Rea

Wine takes center stage this week, weekend

Those interested in learning the fundamentals of wine appreciation will want to join Phelps Creek Vineyards and the Hood River County Library District for a hands-on workshop Sept. 3, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Parkdale Community Center.

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Yesteryears: Cornerstone laid at new St. Mark’s in 1925

Before a large attendance the ceremony of laying the cornerstone of the new St. Mark’s church was performed by Bishop Remington on Sunday morning last in ideal weather. Before the cornerstone was placed in position, copies of last weeks’ issue of local newspapers, of the Oregon Trail Chruchman, a list of names of contributors to the new church building fund, names of officers of the church and a Fort Vancouver Centennial coin were placed in the niche.

Entertainment Update for Sept. 2

‘Take Two’ at CEBU; Amber Charms dance Sept. 19; more

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Pet of the Week: Angelina loves car rides, long walks

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