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Kaleidoscope: Summer scenes 2017

SUMMER 2017 brought the troublesome combination of heavy smoke in early August and some of the hottest temperatures on record in late July.

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Travelogue: Eclipse in Tahiti

During our epic journey sailing across the Pacific Ocean with our family of four, we had the opportunity to witness a total solar eclipse, just south of Tahiti. It required a challenging overnight sail and a little bit of effort to view 100 percent totality.

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HRMS: A school transformed

Hood River Middle School will be a “smart building with an old look,” said the man overseeing the transformation of one of the county’s most iconic structures.

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SUMMER SHAKESPEARE: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Plays for Non-Profits performed on the lawn

William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” opens Aug. 3, in dinner theater, on the lawn at Stonehedge Gardens.

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Fair Time: HOOD RIVER COUNTY FAIR — ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

Sammy Kershaw headlines on July 29

The 2017 Hood River County Fair runs Wednesday through Saturday, July 26-29, at the Hood River County Fairgrounds, with the theme “Get Your Biscuits in the Oven and Your Buns to the Fair.”

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Travelogue: Panama

Aboard catamaran, bikes and ATVs on remote Caribbean islands

My teeth chattered. In my tiny backpack, there were no socks or long pants.

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Deep-rooted friendship: Tsuruta Sister City Program turns 40

Gifts took their accustomed honored place at Thursday’s 40th anniversary dinner celebrating the Hood River-Tsuruta Sister City program.

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SPAMALOT: Monty Python classic spoof takes stage in Bingen

King Arthur and faithful Knights Bedevere, Lancelot and Dennis pursue the Holy Grail nightly for a couple of weeks in Bingen, parrying hilariously with the French Taunters, the irrepressible (and limbless) Black Knight, Tim the Enchanter, and others along the road to Cametlo. Er, Calmeto — Camelot, that is.

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'17 celebrates: ‘Growing up and getting out’ at HRVHS and Horizon

The stands at Henderson Community Stadium were filled to the brim Friday evening for Hood River Valley High School’s graduation, as family and friends cheered on the class of 2017.

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Adopt A Dog: taking care to find the right match

Limping among January snowdrifts, a sweet Schnauzer-mix was found wandering near Cascade Locks. Rescued by a Hood River County sheriff’s deputy, “Phoebe” began her journey as another Hood River Adopt A Dog (HRAAD) success story

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What's the next step for 17 graduates in the class of '17?

2017 Graduation: HRVHS and Horizon Christian

Local high school students graduate next weekend, and they will be going in dozens of directions.

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Fresh and Local: Farmers Markets in the Gorge

It is market time again; the bounty of the Gorge is available to all.

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Kaleidoscope: ‘Straightforward vigor’

History Museum showcases the photographs of Danny McCarty

“Mixing technology and art always fascinated me: photography is a natural fit.” — Danny McCarty

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At your service: Five profiles of workers you might see every day

Daniel ‘Beau’ Koch, Bobbie Phillips, Maria Alcala, Lisa Munoz, and Michelle McKissen

Daniel ‘Beau’ Koch, Bobbie Phillips, Maria Alcala, Lisa Munoz, and Michelle McKissen

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Facing the Big One: Public learns about Cascadia quake at open house

Scenes of devastation await Oregon when — not if, according to state emergency officials — the Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake hits the Pacific Coast, impacting millions.