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Tsuruta visit

Guests from Tsuruta High School, Hood River Valley High School’s sister city school in Japan, were in town this week.

Waiting for Godot

“We always find something, eh Didi, to let us think we exist?” Estragon (David Dye, right) asks his friend Vladamir, aka Didi (Kathleen Morrow), in “Waiting for Godot,” the classic absurdist tragicomedy by Samuel Beckett, written in 1953 and still asking questions humans are still trying to figure out.

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Insitu says thanks to Eagle Creek fire responders

Fun and games, including music by Family Man and Tony Smiley, and pumpkin bowling were part of the Insitu-hosted fire responder appreciation event Oct. 28 at Hood River County Fairgrounds. Ryan Hartman, Insitu CEO, left, and others talk with Hood River County Sheriff Matt English.

‘Christmas Décor and More’ comes to HR Valley Christian on Saturday and Sunday

It can be a great feeling to deck the halls early and be ready for Christmas ahead of time.

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YESTERYEARS: Wy’east HS homecoming delayed due to power outage in 1967

Wy’east alumni were a little late for their homecoming this year, and a power outage drew the blame. Lights at the Wy’east field flickered and died as fans packed into the stadium overlooking a rain swept field. They failed to come back on, leaving the crowd to find its way home in the dark, wondering what happened.

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Kaleidoscop: SCENERY RE-SEEN

Photos from a summer gone by

Photos from a summer gone by

Entertainment Update for Nov. 1

Blues benefit Nov. 11; David Barsamian in HR Nov. 13; more

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Save on fall produce at the HR Farmers’ Market

A new study done this week by Gorge Grown Food Network shows the most popular fall produce is less expensive at farmers’ markets than at local grocery stores, states a press release.

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Poet Trevino Brings Plenty performs in poTENtial Nov. 4

Storyteller and poet Trevino L. Brings Plenty speaks Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. in the next event in the year-long poTENtial series at Columbia Center for the Arts.

Halloween events for adults last the weekend, through Tuesday

Trick or treat all you want, you older haunters, but here is a list of local 21-and-over events with appeals going way beyond plastic pumpkins filled with mini-Snickers:

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Children’s Theater

October was Missoula Children’s Theater season at two Hood River County School District elementary buildings, with an adaptation of Jonathan Swift’s “Gulliver’s Travels” featuring all-student casts at Parkdale and, pictured, May Street, where Sophia Cross as the maniacal scientist sings with her little robots.

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Halloween Happenings

Halloween events for kids

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The Daily Bread: In Memoriam

I recently came across debates online arguing that mountain memorials are a kind of graffiti and not fitting to be in a wild environment. Others say they don’t want to encounter other people’s grief because everyday life is hard enough to deal with.

Entertainment Update for Oct. 25 edition

WayBack Wednesdayz streams; Stillway & Bonham play Oct. 28; GenSilent movie Oct. 25; more

Family Caregiver Appreciation Day at the Hood River Valley Adult Center

RSPV by Oct. 27

A day of rest and rejuvenation for family caregivers in the Gorge is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 4 at Hood River Valley Adult Center, 2010 Sterling Place, Hood River, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.