The league bowling season is closing in on 2016, so, as we usually do at this time of the year, let’s see who our mid-season stars are at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. Check out the list below.
Wear a mask — for any occasion — this New Year’s.
Beauty is found in ugly sweaters in Shortt Supply’s first “Ugly Sweater Contest” on Dec. 24 at the store at Oak and Second.
For both Hood River Valley High School and Horizon Christian School, 2015 will go down as one of the most successful years for athletics in either school’s history. Records were smashed, state and conference titles were won, and teams that had struggled in past years suddenly found themselves in the playoffs.
Cooper Spur Ski Area has opened!
The Gorge Fly Shop led a fly casting instruction session for Inter-Fluve employees at Hood River’s Waterfront Park, spending the afternoon perfecting their loops right in their own front yard.
On New Year’s Eve, Mt. Hood Meadows lifts are scheduled to operate until midnight with the annual fireworks starting at 10:15 p.m. You can view the fireworks from the base area or from the mountain (but not from the chairlift).
I love December.
Typical league bowling has historically consisted of three games, otherwise known as a “series.” One of the most satisfying feelings in the game happens when bowlers finish a series in a strong fashion with a big game. This is especially true in today’s modern game, because the new high-tech bowling balls are being used to crush the pins with unprecedented power, but they can wreak havoc on lane conditions, often making that third game very difficult.
Barley Draught at The Pines; ‘Bluenami’ at Solera Dec. 21; more
December has so far been very kind to Mt. Hood Meadows.
The ‘Big Heart’ behind the Christmas classic, retold at Center for the Arts
The radio-theater-style staging of “Miracle on 34th Street” closes this weekend at Columbia Center for the Arts. You have three chances to tune into some genuine Christmas spirit with director Gary Young and the cast and crew of Radio KZAS Hood River, c. 1948.
‘Cheers to Ed’ Dec. 17 at Big Horse Pub; Barley Draught at The Pines; more
The 64th annual Hood River City Bowling Tournament was conducted at Orchard Lanes last week. The turnout was excellent, scores were outstanding and the list of winners contains several pleasant surprises. The team event was hotly contested with just a mere three pins separating first and second place.
The annual Hood River County fire departments’ lighted truck Christmas parade will take place Dec. 14 in Odell and Pine Grove, Dec. 15 in Parkdale and Dee, and Dec. 16 on the West Side and Hood River, each night from 6-9p.m.