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Pear-fection; Hardy Myers

Today is World Pear Day — certainly an event to celebrate in Hood River County.

Letters to Santa: ‘Add to the excitement of the season’

NORTH POLE – Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus — and the U.S. Postal Service can help you prove it when Santa replies to your child’s letter, complete with a North Pole postmark.

Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.: Moment of silence for The Unknown Soldier

Throughout Oregon, on Friday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m., houses of worship and fire departments are asked to observe the 21- second moment of silence and/or toll bells 21 times to commemorate the sacrifice of the Unknown Soldier interred at Arlington National Cemetery.

Shelter Services: The shelter needs a home

Hood River Warming Shelter, the winter service of the non-profit Hood River Shelter Services, faces an 11th hour search for a place that can serve as a shelter for homeless members of the community, from November through March.

Fruit A to Z: You can spell bounty many ways

Serious rain and wind in the area calls for the need for emergency preparation and travel caution — see page A11 for help with that.

Vital Content: The Web would be sparse landscape without newspapers

Several years ago cyberspace was frenzied over many popular websites going dark for 24 hours to protest a federal bill meant to crack down on video piracy.

Road safety: New focus on a county-city challenge

Speed and stop sign scofflaws are a chronic problem at the Markham-Barrett Road intersection, where a local woman and regular walker lost her life last week when she was struck by a vehicle.

Disc-uss: Morrison rezone could serve need for housing; work toward golf park relocation

The concept of rezoning Morrison Park for developing affordable housing merits support.

First Responders: Community should join governor in giving a well-earned thank you

Coming on the heels of solemn observances of 9/11 is Gov. Kate Brown’s proclamation that Sept. 21-27 is First Responder Appreciation Week.

Outside and In: This weekend, and beyond, we all have many avenues to help local programs

We say this is fall, but the calendar says summer for another week, and so does the community schedule for this weekend, a varied, quintessentially Hood River selection of things to do outdoors.

9/11: Our words, 15 years on

The 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 tragedies puts America’s major watershed moment at a strange place in time: almost a generation ago.

Why are you happy?

One Community Health embarks on a campaign to let your community know

Happiness is good for your health. A review of hundreds of studies has found compelling evidence that happier people have better overall health and live longer than their less happy peers. But the recipe and ingredients for this are variable things.

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Editor's Notebook: Home stretch in a stamp-strewn stroll through another age

As the year goes on, folks are trying to follow the script.

School Time: Ask yourself: ‘How can I help?’

The school year seems to have snuck up on us. You just got back from county fair, the car is only just unpacked from that last trip to Lost Lake, and you’re scrambling for school supplies.

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