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Roots and Branches: Winter? Fini!

Snow falling gently from the winter sky was a beautiful sight back in December, bringing the hush of its thick carpet to the valley floor, calming the cacophony of Christmas carolers and taking the edge off the hapless hucksters hawking their wares.

Entertainment Update for Feb. 15

Ziplander at Volcanic Feb. 25, Brian Litt at The Pines Feb. 17, more

The Porch: Winter driving, dripping and draining edition

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Where does all the white go when the snow melts? Well, since it involves melting, perhaps that is next week’s question, or the week after that …

Zwickelmania is Feb. 25; now two weekends

Tuesday Night Music returns to Springhouse

Sedition in The Dalles, one of the Gorge’s newest breweries, joins Zwickelmania on Feb. 25.

Cascade Observations: 'You are adored'

When it comes to unidentifiable incoming phone calls, I’ll admit I’m wary to answer them. I feel distrust, even fear, of the unknown caller. Some menacing stranger may be on the other end, poised to steal my identity or my money.

Entertainment Update for Feb. 8

Maryhill music Feb 11-12; ‘Willy & Me’ at the Buffalo; more

Harmony of the Gorge to deliver ‘Singing Valentines’

Group adds dessert social, new this year

What can say, “You are so special,” better than a Singing Valentine delivered right to a loved one? Quartets from Harmony of the Gorge have been giving the gift of Singing Valentines for over 20 years.

Entertainment Update for Feb. 4

Freehugger plays Slopeswell, Blues Cabaret returns Feb. 26, and Country Dance Feb. 11

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Yesteryears: High winds in Parkdale hits Fischer’s store in 1967

Winds sweeping through Parkdale Sunday sucked the second-floor wall at Fischer’s Grocery, scattering rubble across the community’s main street. Estimates placed the velocity of the wind gusts up to 100 miles an hour in a storm that centered almost entirely in the upper part of the Hood River Valley.

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Working to stay Warm

Hood River Shelter Services looks to future

Hood River Shelter Services — perhaps better known as the warming shelter — is now in its eighth season, with a mission to provide a warm, safe place to sleep during the winter months, generally from November through early March.

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Addison Postlewait donates birthday presents to Providence

Birthday gifts to help kids

When Addison Postlewait turned 10 on Jan. 13, he had a different sort of birthday celebration in mind.

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Goodwill dress was a hit in Germany

Who knew that a dress purchased at Goodwill in Oregon for $19.99 would make such a big splash in Germany?

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Yesteryears: Dedication of new Odell high school in 1917

Formal dedication of the new high school building at Odell took place Saturday evening.

‘poTENtial’ series starts Feb. 11

“How Recipes Can Preserve History & Nourish Community” and the experimental music of MOsley WOtta start the second “poTENtial” performance series next month at Columbia Center for the Arts.

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‘Bowl for Kids’ Sake’ March 11

The Next Door’s annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake event benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge is right around the corner. The event takes place on Saturday, March 11 at Orchard Lanes in Hood River.