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The Best Christmas pageant ever: Hilarity, with a message

As CAST reprises ‘Best Christmas Pageant Ever,’ stage mom in 2009 becomes director for 2013 show

Chaos within mayhem: sounds like any Christmas experience, right?

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Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog Turns Five!

Stage and studio musician, filmmaker, inventor, windsurfer Thomas Dolby has Hood River memories

When I mentioned that I spoke to Thomas Dolby the other week, friends have asked me if he is the guy who invented the Dolby™ noise reduction system found on a lot of stereo equipment. I laughed to myself, partly because it didn't occur to me, of all people, to ask him.

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Kaleidoscope: A Snapshot in Time

Museum exhibit reveals the photography and adventurous spirit of Alva Day

“Bear Wallow, 12:50, 11-6-39”: so says the caption on the Autographic camera image of a smiling man clothing a hat while standing in a field. The rustic, plain-faced image befits its subject, the photographer Alva Day (born in Colorado, 1887, died in Oregon in 1955, and buried at Idlewilde Cemetery).

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Kaleidoscope: Lights, cameras, fashion!

17th Fashion Gala packs the house, again

A sold-out crowd packed the Gorge Room at the Best Western Hood River Inn more than an hour before the house lights dimmed for the 17th Annual Hood River Christmas Project Gala Fashion Show on Nov. 15.

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Veterans Day: A day when the community stands with those who served

Three events, three opportunities for recognition amounted to a day of remembrance and tribute in Hood River.

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Kaleidoscope: “This is a community”

Adults and students team up to help ‘Reach 4 It’ achieve ambitious grasp

The drama begins in the lobby in “Reach4It!” the new musical at Hood River Valley High School, running the next two weekends (see page B10 for details).

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The making of a nightmare

Henke's haunted house takes scare tactics seriously

“Once you go upstairs, you’re done.”

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Harvest Fest Weekend Sampler 2013

Folks enjoy pumpkins, choose fruit from overflowing bins, and munch on pies throughout a sun-drenched Hood River valley autumn weekend

Large crowds of people having fun.

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Kaleidoscope: Feeling right at home...

Exchange students are too busy to be homesick

All are European, all are accomplished English speakers, and they hail from a range of places, from small villages to a capital city.

Air Guitar rocks on

Staff remember — and repeat — glory days

Shortly after its birth as a sideshow, Air Guitar evolved into the main event.

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Debut of a view: New hiking trail takes teamwork and tenacity to complete

In 2007, a year before she passed away, Friends of the Columbia Gorge Founder Nancy Russell purchased a 42-acre parcel of land east of Mosier overlooking the Gorge and donated it to the nonprofit she helped form nearly 30 years prior.

Understanding the past is more complex than we think

Roger Blashfield of Hood River, who portrays Philip Carroll in Cemetery Tales, wrote this observation about his participation in the program and what it means to him. Philip Carroll’s was a life spent partly in Hood River, and it ended here, but in researching Carroll, Blashfield found that Carroll’s reach went far beyond Hood River.

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Kaleidoscope: The Big Huddle

Under Friday night lights, community rallies HRVHS tradition

Fireworks and plenty else burst forth in customary style under perfect weather conditions Sept. 6 at Hood River Valley High School.