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Parkdale News: Fall, fitness go together at Mt. Hood Town Hall

If you’ve been wondering what to do now that the kids are back in school, how about spending some time getting in shape with classes at the Mt. Hood Town Hall?

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Crowd celebrates completion of park

Waterfront Park drew a large crowd Sept. 7 for Hood River Waterfront Park Association’s celebration of the newly completed two-tiered amphitheater, the last phase in the park’s development. Local bands Toy Gun Conspiracy and Cripple Hop performed in the first-ever organized concert at the amphitheater.

Kegler's Corner: Fall bowling leagues begin

Fall league action began last week at Hood River’s venerable Orchard Lanes.

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Record return

As predicted, this year’s run of Fall Chinook salmon returning to the Columbia River is setting all-time historic records.

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Local bowhunter second in OBA triple-crown

Hood River’s Joleen Wampler-Kendall came down out of the woods last week to shower and resupply before heading back into the Mt. Hood National Forest to continue this month’s elk bow hunting season.

Entertainment Update for Sept. 10

‘Throwback’ film series Sept. 18; ‘Jive’ at Marley’s Sept. 13; more

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Record Chinook are here

September is harvest time for salmon and steelhead along the Mid-Columbia, and with huge numbers of Chinook, Coho and Steelhead migrating up the Columbia River past Hood River and The Dalles, now is your chance to capture one of these monster fish.

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: Remembering grandma’s 8-track still a key note for Mare Wakefield

I’m beginning to think the 8-track copy of John Denver’s Greatest Hits must have existed in every household in America. I certainly remember hearing his voice in our Toyota Corolla, as a passenger of course, in New Jersey in the early ‘70s. Yesterday, musician Mare (pronounced Mary) Wakefield told me of a similar experience it brought on — the simple comfort of liking music.

Fruit Galore: Plan ahead for these pear and apple events in HR Valley

The harvest is happening, and local orchardists are more than ready to provide you with all the fruit you need for canning, baking, or fresh eating.

Double Cross race returns to Hood River

Cyclocross racing returns to in a couple weeks for two days of lung-burning action around the campus of Hood River Valley High School. The annual bike race, called Double Cross, runs Sept. 13-14 and has historically attracted hundreds of riders from around the region who are just gearing up for the Northwest’s fall and winter cyclocross racing scene.

Sports Briefs for Sept. 3

PCT Days this weekend; Hall of Fame golf tourney benefits HRV athletics

Entertainment Update for Sept. 3

Williams at The Pines Sept. 5; ‘A Light in the Wilderness’ author visits Sept. 5; more

Too Much Coffee Man Opera in Hood River Sept. 19-20

Maryhill Museum of Art and Columbia Center for the Arts are proud to co-present Too Much Coffee Man Opera at the Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River on Sept. 19 and 20 at 7 p.m. In a genre now called Gonzo Opera, the show melds zany plots and sub-plots with classical vocal technique.

Entertainment Update for Aug. 30

‘Disclosure’ UFO film Sept. 12l Cider parties this weekend; more

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Hawks Ridge Fair raises $2,000 for senior wishes

All of the hard work and preparation paid off this year for the annual Country Fair fundraiser at Hawks Ridge Assisted Living.