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Museum Tea was a family affair

The tea party held July 13 at The History Museum of Hood River County — a fundraiser that highlighted the museum’s current exhibition of wedding gowns — was a success, writes museum volunteer Maureen Lauran.

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The Porch: July 22

WELL SAID: “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” — Anne Frank

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YESTERYEARS: New Safeway store on Second and Cascade expected in 1947

Construction of a new building for Safeway Stores on property owned by the company at Second and Cascade streets is expected in the very near future.

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Pritchett, Haskins to wed

Katherine Ann Pritchett and Christopher Russell Haskins, both Hood River natives, have announced their engagement.

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Roots and Branches: Cherry Harvest

Cherry harvest has been exhausting with an “off again, on again” schedule that exasperates workers, farmers and packing houses with its unpredictability.

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Pick of the Week: Children’s Park public meeting July 20

The community is invited to a meeting on Thursday, July 20 to discuss the well-loved, aging Children’s Park at 6 p.m. at the Hood River Fire Hall.

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Cascade Observations: Here now, and getting it all

The arrival of cherries at the local fruit stands means it’s time to rearrange the kitchen to make space for the annual task of preserving the gorgeous orbs with the regal sounding names — Titen, Royal Anne, Rainier.

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YESTERYEARS: Strawberry harvest ‘winds up’ in 1917

This week will see the wind up of the strawberry harvest, so far, at least, as carload shipments are concerned.

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Pick of the Week: Mt. Hood Town Hall farmers’ market Thursday

The Mt. Hood Town Hall will host a farmers’ market on Thursday, July 13 from 4-7 p.m. The Mt. Hood Town Hall is located at 6575 Highway 35, 14 miles south of Hood River.

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Mayor, Phoenix Theater provide Tsuruta entertainment

The Hood River Valley High School Phoenix Theater group – part dance, part sketch comedy, part improv – presents a routine tailor-made for the audience at the Tsuruta Sister City 40th anniversary dinner at the Gorge Room: “Handshakes,” a non-verbal rhythmic display of hand clasping, hand shakes and embraces.

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A Full Fourth

Independence Day celebrations ...

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YESTERYEARS: Hood River to have new city hall in 1997

By mid-August, Hood River will have its first “new” city hall in 76 years.

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A reward comes as ‘awesomeness infraction’

Ed Dietrich of Hood River was surprised recently to find this “ticket” for “excessive awesomeness” on his car in downtown Hood River, in an envelope marked “Infraction.”

Roots and Branches: High energy children and the belief to succeed

June has been jumping, packed with year-end school activities, community projects and preparation for the upcoming harvest.