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Annual Easter egg hunt, safety fair April 15 at Jackson Park

The annual Community Easter Egg Hunt, held each year on the Saturday morning before Easter at Jackson Park, will be held April 15 and again be combined with the annual Children’s Safety Fair.

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‘After Hours’ Music

Gorge band Oakenfir plays Thursday at the Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event at Underground Music Station in Hood River.

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Calling all Willys: April 8 Second Saturday at WAAAM

If you have a Willys automobile, bring it down to the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile to show it off during the April 8 Second Saturday event.

Forestry workers fight hunger

The Oregon Department of Forestry (The Dalles Unit), which provides fire protection on private land in Hood River and Wasco counties, would like to thank the following businesses for supporting the 2017 Governor’s State Employees Food Drive, writes Deborah Gonzales Cyparski, The Dalles Unit:

Entertainment Update for April 5

CGOA’s Jazz Collective April 7; Dixon, Garoutte at The Pines; more

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Yesteryears: Plans underway to make Hood River a tourist destination in 1947

An outline of the reasons why Hood River County should sponsor a Tourist Host school of information on the tourist business and its importance to both county and the state was presented to the Tourist Committee of the Chamber of Commerce Tuesday by Hal Powell and O.E. Palmateer, representatives of the Tourist Promotion Committee of the Oregon Advertising Club of Portland.

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Roots and Branches: Sulo Annala and Chop Yasui’s influence extends across generations

I slipped away from granddaughter Aunika’s softball game at Westside Elementary to meet son Niko and his family at the hospital. No, there was no emergency. In fact, it was a reunion of sorts.

Entertainment Update for March 29

Emily & Julie at Lyle Hotel; Young Irelanders in TD April 3; more

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Downtown lawn prepared for Yasui Legacy Stone

The Minoru Yasui Legacy Stone might be in place downtown in time for the March 28 statewide Minoru Yasui Day.

Entertainment Update for March 25

CGOA’s Jazz Collective April 7, Garoutte, Mayer play, more

Cultural Fest April 13

Through a partnership for literacy and social justice in the region, The Dalles will be hosting its American Indian Cultural Festival in April.

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Yesteryears: Odell’s ‘long-looked-for and much wished-for waterworks system’ under construction in 1927

Odell’s long-looked-for and much wished-for waterworks system is at last under actual construction. Last week a crew of workmen dug the trench for the main pipe line from the well-known Davis spring through a bit of woodland and over a field to the road near the telephone office and high school.

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‘Reads’ kicks off

Community gathered Saturday, March 18 for the kickoff celebration of Hood River County Reads.

Columbia Gorge Cat Rescue offers thanks

Writes Tracie Hornung: “Columbia Gorge Cat Rescue offers sincere thanks to Dr. Katy Holmes and the team at All Animal Care Clinic, Marchesi Vineyards and all who participated in (the March 11) successful fundraising event that raised money for our organization, as well as Dogs in Brazil.

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YoHOHs volunteers spread joy to hospice patients

The Youth of Heart of Hospice (YoHOHs) plan and prepare special gifts and cards for hospice patients. Heart of Hospice staff are then given the opportunity to deliver the cards and gifts.