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The Porch for Nov. 25 edition

WELL SAID: “Drink and be thankful to the host! What seems insignificant when you have it, is important when you need it.” — Franz Grillparzer

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YESTERYEARS: Hood River will soon have its own aviation school in 1927

Hood River will shortly have its own aviation school, in charge of and run by a Hood River aviator.

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Lisa Muñoz: Talking steps toward broadening community

Latino Experience in Hood River County

Latina Lisa Muñoz spoke Nov. 8 at Hood River forum from the perspective of a native Hood Riverite who grew up doing orchard work, went on to gain two degrees in college, and returned to her community to do oral history work at The History Museum of Hood River County.

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Museum’s ‘Latino Experience’ on display through December

A new exhibit at the History Museum of Hood River County highlights both the traditional and the modern in the Latino experience.

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Remains Wall

The Remains wall mural, on Third Street/Industrial Way/Columbia Avenue, is finished.

Entertainment Update for Nov. 22

Underwood Jazz Dec. 1; Early Winter Shindig Dec. 2; more

Thanksgiving week community events

From opportunities to exercise to arts and crafts, here are community events to enjoy during the Thanksgiving holiday week:

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Happy Thanksgiving: Turkey words and pictures

Local kids cook up ideas for Thanksgiving

How do you catch a turkey?

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Betty and Kenny Short celebrate 65 years

High school sweethearts Betty and Kenny Short were married Nov. 28, 1952, in Pasadena, Calif. This year, they celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Nov. 28, 2017.

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Roots and Branches: ‘Melody of hope’

I had the great pleasure of watching the high school production of “Fiddler on the Roof” multiple times over the last three weeks. It was a splendid experience seeing these young singers, dancers, actors, musicians and technicians demonstrating an awesome array of talent to an ever-appreciative audience.

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Yesteryears: Partial eclipse hits Mid-Columbia in 1947

Residents of the Mid-Columbia who are interested in the partial eclipse of the sun Wednesday morning had an excellent opportunity to study the phenomena, for nearly clear skies prevailed during the two-hour period of progress of the partial eclipse, which covered about 25 percent of the sun’s surface as visible here.

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Pick of the Week: Operation Christmas Child collection this week

Hood River families are on a mission to make an impact in the lives of children in need. They are donating colorfully wrapped shoebox gifts to be sent to children around the world — many of whom have never received a gift before and have very little to call their own.

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Strong Women get helping hand from Troop 282

Boy Scout Troop 282, under the direction of Scoutmaster Jeff McCaw, helped the Hood River Strong Women program with a location change recently.

Entertainment Update for Nov. 15

Fields of May at Moth; Chic Preston at The Pines; more

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Meet this year’s HRVHS exchange students

The Hood River Valley High School exchange students arrived this past summer, and call various countries home. Francesca Mela, Javier Pico Escudero, Julia Carmen Van den Broek, Nadja Essing, and Stefan Salmar are among these students, and had a lot to say about their experience and what they have enjoyed about their exchange so far.

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