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Travelogue: Family’s two-year sojourn in Bangkok connects them to the people

On July 15, 2013, a plane departed Portland International Airport bound for Bangkok, Thailand. On board this flight was our family of four from Hood River. We had packed into four plastic crates all the belongings we believed were necessary for the next year or more.

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Churches, FISH renew Thankgiving Dinner tradition

Thanksgiving meals and events fill the calendar Nov. 23-29 in Hood River County

FISH Food Bank, Asbury Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Riverside Community Church and volunteers from around Hood River are teaming up to serve a free Community Thanksgiving dinner at Riverside Community Church, 317 State Street, on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26, from 1-5 p.m.

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They Cooked a Swan, Called it Turkey

Reprint, Hood River News, Thanksgiving 1975

A column written by Ruth Guppy and published in the Nov. 27, 1975 edition of the Hood River News.

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A live hive: If a honey tree falls in the forest, could you taste its honey?

The wind blew down an oak midday on Nov. 3 in Kendra and Conor Kelly’s front yard, a tree the family cherished for its shade and beauty as well as for the live colony of bees in its trunk.

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Travelogue: Local athlete runs at challenge in ‘ultimate test of human endurance’

When one thinks of going on a vacation, or in this case, a third attempt for entrepreneurs at a honeymoon, you would think it would mean they are seeking out beaches, lounging, and the typical “vacation.” Not for Lance and Jax Koudele (who wrote this account for Travelogues).

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Grease: The drama gang is ready to rumble with ‘rebellious’ ‘50s musical

Longtime Hood River Valley High School Theater teacher Rachel Harry is debuting her first fall musical, “Grease,” opening this weekend at the Bowe Theater.

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Halloween: When and Where to get your Scare!

Halloween is all-ages fun. The big day is 10 days away, but to help you prepare, we present this list of community events and attractions leading up to Halloween, with some fun fall events also happening in the harvest and trick-or-treat season.

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Romeo and Juliet: A tale of love …and hate

Debut director puts new twist on a classic

“Romeo and Juliet” is the action-packed, witty debut of first-time director Emma Spaulding, now playing at the Columbia Center for the Arts. And while the story isn’t new — it was, after all, written in 1595 and is one of Shakespeare’s most-produced works — Spaulding’s take on it is.

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HRV’s House: Henderson Community Stadium celebrates its 20th anniversary

Over the past twenty years, it’s been the place where parents wiped tears as they watched their children walk across the stage to collect their diplomas.

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Travelogue: Hood River backpacker follows trail mantra: ‘Hike Your Own Hike’

When I found myself jobless at the end of May, I decided to follow a long-held dream to solo-hike sections of the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail).

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A Pillar Moves On: Community thanks Chuck Johnisee

Hood River parks and rec stalwart credits ‘working together with a lot of good people’

This was a summer-ending pool party with meaning.

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Orchard obscure: The unusual picks of autumn

Fun facts behind some lesser-known apples and pears of the Hood River Valley

All around the county, farmers are bringing in a variety of unique and/or heirloom apples and pears that just aren’t found in traditional markets.

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Travelogue: Hood River sailor explores the rugged

I almost don’t want to tell you what’s in Magdalena Bay.

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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.