Gorge Life


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‘Eagle Watch’ Jan. 28 at Dalles Dam

Every year, bald eagles congregate along the Columbia River in search of food during their winter migration.

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Yesteryears: Dedication of new Odell high school in 1917

Formal dedication of the new high school building at Odell took place Saturday evening.

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Travelogue: Rajasthan, India

New friends, exotic finds along the old Silk Road

Thirty-one years ago, we bought the dilapidated 1893 house across the street from Bette’s on Oak Street, betting that one day (once our kids were grown), we would fashion the old house into a boutique in which to sell treasures we might collect while traveling the world.

Thought-provoking ‘Seeker’ screens Feb. 3

The film “The Seeker” featuring the music of the band Cloud Cult will screen Feb. 3 at Columbia Center for the Arts, sponsored by Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital and Hood River Coffee Roasters. Peggy Thompson, Hood River Coffee Roasters, worked with the CCA to bring “The Seeker” to Hood River.

‘poTENtial’ series starts Feb. 11

“How Recipes Can Preserve History & Nourish Community” and the experimental music of MOsley WOtta start the second “poTENtial” performance series next month at Columbia Center for the Arts.

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Also Standing

The weekly Women in Black demonstration expanded Friday to 10 women giving silent witness to universal justice.

Tillinghasts at White Buffalo

Richard and Tova Tillinghast perform at the White Buffalo Thursday, Jan. 26.

‘Death: An Oral History’ comes to library Jan. 28

On Jan. 28 at 2 p.m., Portland author Casey Jarman will read from his book “Death: An Oral History” at the Hood River Library. A group conversation will follow the reading. For more information about the book or author visit zestbooks.net/death.

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‘Bowl for Kids’ Sake’ March 11

The Next Door’s annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake event benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge is right around the corner. The event takes place on Saturday, March 11 at Orchard Lanes in Hood River.

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The Porch: Our many slippery slopes

Giving into the juggernaut winter, here is an all-weather, chains off edition of The Porch, asking the question: Will we now add “Yaktrax” to that list of standard Hood River equipment?

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Library Opens

Weather-related closures have kept patrons out of the Hood River Library in the past week, but on Friday, that changed.

‘Women’s Work for the Wild’ shown Jan. 21

The Hood River Valley Residents Committee and CRAG Law Center unveiled the nine films to be shown at “Women’s Work for the Wild” on Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Columbia Center for the Arts.

Pirates of Penzance at Wy’east

Local audiences should prepare to set sail with one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most popular operettas, as CGOA Stages presents “The Pirates of Penzance” on Feb. 9, 10, 11, and 12. All performances will be in the Wy’east Middle School Performing Arts Center.

Entertainment update for Jan. 21

Winter Festival of the Gorge at Underground Music Jan. 20; more

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Yesteryears: Hood River Memorial Hospital begins remodeling project in 1987

Work started Monday on a remodeling project designed to provide all the comforts and conveniences of a Portland facility to Hood River Memorial Hospital patients.