Four months to go on major Urban Renewal project for downtown Hood River
Crestline’s Jake Hamilton sat in the excavator with its toothed-bucket the size of a small dorm fridge and nudged a 10-inch trowel off a concrete box he needed to pick up.
Don Butzin took a stand. Serving in the Army, he wrote a letter in December 1944 to the Hood River American Legion after they took the names of 16 Japanese-Americans from the Hood River veterans honor roll.
Dramatic production benefits three local nonprofits
Everyone wants to be in the driver’s seat.
Giving can be a lesson, and a fun one.
Volunteer-based Warming Shelter program for homeless undergoes changes in 2013-14; host sites and more volunteers needed
The Hood River Warming Shelter is seeking to enrich the quality of life of the homeless in Hood River County and surrounding areas by providing “a safe place to meet the basic human needs of people without shelter during our coldest months.”
This month the Hood River News has published the first edition of “12 Columns of Christmas,” a booklet containing editorials written by Editor Kirby Neumann-Rea from our Christmas papers between 2000 and 2012.
According to the National Coalition for the Homeless, July 2009:
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?
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.
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).
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.
Three events, three opportunities for recognition amounted to a day of remembrance and tribute in Hood River.
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).
Henke's haunted house takes scare tactics seriously
“Once you go upstairs, you’re done.”
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.