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YESTERYEARS: Marvin Turner picked as principal of new elementary school in 1967

Marvin Turner, principal at Coe and Park Street schools in Hood River, has been picked to head a new elementary building to be constructed west of Hood River.

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Pick of the Week: Adopt A Dog ‘Tinsel and Tails’ fundraiser Dec. 7

On the evening of Thursday, Dec. 7, the annual Tinsel and Tails concert will be held at Riverside Community Church, 317 State St., from 7-8:30 p.m.

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'Merry Christmas, Strega Nona' opens Dec. 9

Columbia Center for the Arts presents family-friendly holiday comedy

A fun, joyful and poignant story of how villagers in southern Italy discover the magic of Christmas comes to the stage in Hood River starting Saturday.

Entertainment Update for Dec. 6

History Slam! at CCA Dec. 13, Ugly Sweater Party at The Pines, more

At library: Teen ‘Holidaze’ night, Star Wars ‘Marathon’ continues

At Hood River Library this month, teens are invited to caught up on all that is happening in a galaxy far, far away, leading up to the release Dec. 17 of the new film in the franchise, “The Last Jedi.”

Fundraiser for an asphalt pump track at Golden Eagle Park

With help from the community this upcoming weekend, the Golden Eagle Park project may have another addition.

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A special night at the theater

A classic children’s Christmas tale fills the Columbia Center for the Arts stage starting Saturday.

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Holiday Happenings, updated for Dec. 6 edition

Dec. 7 — Tinsel and Tails, 7-8:30 p.m. at Riverside Community Church (pick of the Week, page B3).

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The Porch, Dec. 2 edition

WELL SAID: “Don’t stumble over something behind you.” — Buster, the State and Ninth Street Bear

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Holiday Happenings updated for Dec. 2 edition

Local holiday events

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Multnomah Falls Lodge reopens

Visitors got their first glimpse of Multnomah Falls Nov. 29 as the lodge reopened to the public following the Eagle Creek fire.

Good cheer in words, pictures, and swags

Julie Adams of “Hello Gorgeous” beauty and barber shop in Odell writes, “I would like to give a big thank you to the Odell Garden Club. At the beginning of the Christmas holidays, a lovely handmade swag adorns all the businesses in Odell. Thank you to all who make these swags and deliver them. They have been adding beauty and joy to my piece of heaven for the past 10 years.”

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‘A Christmas Carol’ opens Dec. 2: Interview with Gary “Ebenezer Scrooge” Young

Gary Young, who portrays Ebenezer Scrooge in the new production of Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol,” sat for an interview Nov. 27 in his Heights home, after polishing off a bowl of his own homemade soup. He spoke with editor Kirby Neumann-Rea, who has the role of Mr. Fezziwig in the production, by Plays For Non-Profits.

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YESTERYEARS: Snow closes I-84 to traffic in 1977

For hundreds of motorists, Thanksgiving Eve of 1977 and Hood River will be frozen solidly together in their memories.

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Roots and Branches: Traditions new and old

Our Thanksgiving table was overflowing this year with caloric dishes large and small. The turkey was the centerpiece, cooked to perfection by son Corey, who uses a fancy device called a thermometer rather than my old-fashioned method of flapping the oven door open and shut every few hours to check on the bird’s progress. If the bird looks like it is getting too dark I slap a foil tent on its noggin and let it keep cooking.