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Fair Time: HOOD RIVER COUNTY FAIR — ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

Sammy Kershaw headlines on July 29

The 2017 Hood River County Fair runs Wednesday through Saturday, July 26-29, at the Hood River County Fairgrounds, with the theme “Get Your Biscuits in the Oven and Your Buns to the Fair.”

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Daily Bread: Blame it on The Moon

They say there is a first time for everything.

Entertainment Update for July 26

Andy T Band at Hood Crest, Blues Cabaret at Griffin House, more

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Kermes at St. Mary’s

Fellowship, food, games and music combined in Sunday’s Kermes, or carnival, on the grounds at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Belmont Avenue.

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Summer fun: a look ahead

Looking for fun later this summer? Here are four ideas:

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The Fair has fun for all

The County Fair is not all carnival rides and elephant ears. Nor is it all goats and quilt displays.

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The Porch: July 22

WELL SAID: “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” — Anne Frank

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Pick of the Week: Children’s Park public meeting July 20

The community is invited to a meeting on Thursday, July 20 to discuss the well-loved, aging Children’s Park at 6 p.m. at the Hood River Fire Hall.

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Travelogue: Panama

Aboard catamaran, bikes and ATVs on remote Caribbean islands

My teeth chattered. In my tiny backpack, there were no socks or long pants.

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The comfort of quilts: Comfort Quilt Project underway at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital

The Comfort Quilt Project is now underway by the Spiritual Care Department at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital.

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Master Gardeners hosts International Master Gardener Conference

Central Gorge Master Gardeners hosted two tour busses July 12 at OSU Extension.

Entertainment Update for July 19

2017 GorgeGrass July 27-30; more

Columbia Gorge Press releases Marbach calendar

Columbia Gorge Press announces the publication of Peter Marbach’s 2018 Columbia Gorge calendar.

Hood River County Fair returns July 26-29 in Odell

Reduced-cost ride bracelets available now

The 2017 Hood River County Fair takes place Wednesday through Saturday, July 26-29, at the Hood River County Fairgrounds, 3020 Wy’east Road, south of Hood River near the community of Odell. Gates open at 9 a.m. each day; additional attractions begin at noon, and carnival rides begin at 1 p.m.

‘Flying fish” splash down in high mountain lakes

More than 350,000 fingerling trout splashed down in hundreds of high mountain lakes across the Cascade Range from Mount Hood to Klamath Falls this week, as the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife readied the waters along the Pacific Coast Trail for hikers, anglers, fly fishermen and backpackers.

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