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Fresh and Local: Farmers Markets in the Gorge

It is market time again; the bounty of the Gorge is available to all.

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The Porch for May 20

WELL SAID: “A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.” — Georg Christoph Lichtenburg

Entertainment Update for May 17

A celebration of music, history of Flamenco May 20; Take Two Trio plays May 20; more

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YESTERYEARS: R.J. McIsaac planning Parkdale store, service station in 1937

There’s going to be a building boom in Parkdale in the near future, according to word reaching the News’ office this week. R.J. McIsaac is planning to build a store and service station on the corner lot, now occupied by the implement shed.

Roots and Branches: Spirit of Ganbatte

What an uplifting day May 13 was in a year of emotional highs and lows. As my Dad used to say, without the lows you won’t appreciate the highs, unless they are over the top. Well, Saturday was an over the top day, right up there with the birth of my three amazing children and each of my grandchildren. It was a day of powerful statements in the face of injustice as 223 people gathered to honor those from our community who were forcefully removed and then imprisoned for three years primarily because of their racial ancestry and war hysteria.

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‘Train of Tears’ anniversary gathering Saturday at rail depot

The “Train of Tears” event starts at noon Saturday at Mt. Hood Railroad, First and Cascade streets. In case of rain, the event will be held inside Springhouse Cellars.

HR Latino Fest May 14 at fairgrounds

The first-ever Hood River Latino Festival takes place on Sunday, May 14 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hood River County Fairgrounds, and is free and open to all. (The headline in Wednesday’s Hood River News gave the wrong day of the week.)

Cascade Observations: Thank goodness for volunteers

I missed celebrating National Volunteer Week (April 23-29). I was too busy volunteering to notice, as were all the other people I should have been acknowledging for their community service.

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YESTERYEARS: Rotary becomes ‘fully-fledged organization’ in 1927

The recently formed Rotary Club of Hood River became a fully-fledged organization on Saturday evening, when its president, Dr. C.H. Jenkins, received the club’s charter from the hands of James Beatty, governor of District No. 1, Rotary International.

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Dierker family shares South American adventure May 7

The Dierker family spent six months exploring Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia, volunteering at farms, teaching at schools, and seeing sights from Machu Picchu to the Galapagos Islands.

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YESTERYEARS: Groundbreaking for Ray T. Yasui Dialysis Center in 1997

Ray T. Yasui’s widow was proud. Because of ill health, Mikie Yasui couldn’t attend Tuesday’s groundbreaking at Hood River Memorial Hospital for the $3.6 million dialysis center that will bear her late husband’s name, but her son and daughter in law, Flip and Maija Yasui, brought her souvenirs.

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The Daily Bread: Women of Courage

I am often asked who has had the greatest impact on my life. Since most people know me as a photographer, a lot of folks have assumed people like Ansel Adams, Eliot Porter, or the adventure photographer Galen Rowell have been models of inspiration.

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At your service: Five profiles of workers you might see every day

Daniel ‘Beau’ Koch, Bobbie Phillips, Maria Alcala, Lisa Munoz, and Michelle McKissen

Daniel ‘Beau’ Koch, Bobbie Phillips, Maria Alcala, Lisa Munoz, and Michelle McKissen

‘Four Brothers’ fund started for orphaned sons

On Friday, April 21, Rhonda “Auren” Mitchell passed away unexpectedly from unknown causes.

Entertainment Update for May 3

Gorge Pride event at AniChe, Shakespeare audition May 6-7, more