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.
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.
“Tracks to ‘26,” a yearly inquiry into what drives and inspires six young hearts and minds, returns for installment 3 of 13.
“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.
Don’t call her “shovel girl” anymore.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Longtime Hood River Valley High School Theater teacher Rachel Harry is debuting her first fall musical, “Grease,” opening this weekend at the Bowe Theater.
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.
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.
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.
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).