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Oven-baked anniversary: Andrew’s Pizza shapes up a 25th-year celebration

Twenty-five years in, Andrew McElderry allows himself an un-appetizing description of the first pizzas he ever made.

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Art of the Dragon: May Street celebrates student creations

It will be dinner with the dragons.

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Taming of the Shrew: HRVHS students tackle one of Shakespeare’s most controversial plays

Hood River Valley High School’s theater department is ready to debut its winter play, “Taming of the Shrew,” written by William Shakespeare and directed by Rachel Harry, this weekend.

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Travelogue: Tanzania

The Universality of Laughter

You step off the plane into the balmy night, your weary legs fail you as you stumble on the tarmac but a dark, unfamiliar hand offers salvation from certain humiliation on this foreign continent.

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Father of the Bride

Show opens Feb. 12

The vexing phone keeps ringing and it’s attached to a cord coming out of the wall. The furniture has doilies on it, teenagers read the newspaper at the breakfast table, and a middle class suburban family employs a maid.

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Are You Ready? Survival 101

Experts list the simple tools of staying alive

Hood River is known as an outdoor mecca, and with the increase in traffic comes an increase in the calls for lost or injured recreationalists.

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Warming Shelter: Helping Those Who Are Without

“I hear so much flak out on the street. I get flipped off, people say ‘get a job.’ I hear so much BS — it just rolls off my shoulder. I’m like, ‘Whatever you think, it doesn’t matter anymore. I’m goin’ on.’” — Chuck, a Warming Shelter guest

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Ellen Dittebrandt and Judith Cunningham: Women of Substance

Untitled work. That’s what the placard says next to many of the paintings in “Women of Substance,” on exhibition in the Columbia Art Gallery through Jan. 31.

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2015 from the files

The year 2016 is settling in with its own personality — hefty snowpack, high desert dramas and elections at all levels — but for our second Kaleidoscope of the year, we take one last look back at 2015, and some of the photos that never made it into the paper.

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We Remember Christmas: Hood River News staff members look back ...

For me, the holiday season doesn’t officially begin until I hear the opening notes of the music from “Scenes from the Nutcracker.” The festive costumes and magical storyline from the CGDA ballet performance never fails to put me right in the holiday spirit, ready to eat Christmas cookies and make snow angels.

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Tracks to '26 annual questions: 8-year-olds talk about life now and what is ahead

“Tracks to ‘26,” a yearly inquiry into what drives and inspires six young hearts and minds, returns for installment 3 of 13.

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The Nutcracker: The three Claras are getting into character

“Scenes from the Nutcracker” runs for three performances, giving three lucky young ladies each the chance to play the iconic part of the ballet’s central figure of Clara. Celia Acosta, Josephine Dickenson and Rhiannon Evans are 10-year “Nutcracker” veterans who are fulfilling a long-time goal of being Clara.

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The tough and tender art of Kelly Phipps

Don’t call her “shovel girl” anymore.

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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.