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Pine Grove News: Historic church hosts Chritmas Eve Service

The congregation of the Pine Grove /Odell United Methodist Church is hosting the Twilight Service on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 24 at 4 p.m. The service will be held at the Historic Pine Grove Methodist Church at 2415 Eastside Rd.

Parkdale News: Churches of the Upper Valley celebrate Christmas

The Upper Valley is gearing up for the religious holiday with special church services for those who are wanting to celebrate.

Giving thanks in a season of red, green … and pink

Scouts held a Spookoree event at Rasmussen’s Farm to publicize Scouting fun.

Advent and Christmas services, updated for Dec. 13

The Parkdale Community Church Choir will sing the Christmas Cantata, “Love Came Down at Christmas,” during the service at 10:45 a.m. Dec. 21.

The Porch, Dec. 13

SCANNING: In years past we’ve published “a scanner year” – entertaining excerpts from what we heard over the dispatch communications device in our office – and while we did not get it together in 2014 to compile such a list, one item overheard on Dec. 9 was funny in itself: the words of the officer were, in full and verbatim: “An inquisitive toddler.”

Cascade Observations: The closeness of Christmas

Last week I woke up at 3 a.m. with a severe case of the night sweats. My doctor would have diagnosed it as a post-menopausal event, but I think it was the Ghost of Christmas Past paying me a visit.

PARKDALE NEWS: Parkdale Christmas tree to shine its light

The annual Parkdale Christmas tree lighting ceremony will be held on Friday, Dec. 12, starting at 6 p.m. in Rail’s End Park on the corner of Baseline and Clear Creek Roads.

Parkhurst Place helps Cat Rescue

Parkhurst Place Senior Living announces a partnership with Columbia Gorge Cat Rescue, a non-profit (501c3), all volunteer organization that helps homeless cats and kittens, and Dutch Bros Coffee of Hood River.

How to Help, updated for Nov. 20

Warming Shelterl HR Care Center; more

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‘Go Duckies’ with Grandma Emerson

I went to the 2014 Homecoming Celebration at the University of Oregon. My grandma (Joan Yasui) was the University of Oregon Homecoming Queen a long time ago. She was one of the Grand Marshals of the parade. I got to ride in a Maserati with her and wave to the people. I yelled, “Go Duckies.” The parade ended at a pep rally where the marching band played and the students all cheered.

PARKDALE NEWS: Is that the tinkle of sleigh bells you hear?

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the Upper Valley already, with the snow on the ground and a chill in the air, so it’s no surprise that Santa is on his way!

When and where to enroll for HR Christmas Project

Hood River County Christmas Project is getting ready for the 2014 holiday season.

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Retirement reception honors Georgia Donnelly on Thursday

The community is invited to a retirement party for Georgia Donnelly of BCI Group in Hood River, on Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m.

How to help in the Gorge this holiday season

FISH Food Bank can drive; Operation Christmas Child drop-off; Christmas Project barrel donations starting

Wolves spotted on West Side

Joyce Reinig, who lives on Country Club Road near Sunset, wants to warn neighbors of confirmed wolf sightings in the neighborhood.

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