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'Twist and the Trees': All-ages holiday show

“The Twist and the Trees,” adapted by director Sullivan Mackintosh, is an enchanting family-friendly tale that speaks to the spirit of the holiday season.

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Sally Donovan gave her love to Gorge Cat Rescue

Inserting into this Wednesday's edition of the Hood River News is the fourth annual Gorge Giving publication. It’s also mourning the loss of Sally Donovan, CGCR founder and board president, who passed away Nov. 19 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

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Nutcracker finale: Hood River holiday tradition to retire after 19 shows

“Scenes from the Nutcracker” has had a good run on stage in Hood River. But after this year’s performance — its 19th — Columbia Gorge Dance Academy will retire the annual holiday tradition.

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Beloved Maggy, ‘the perfect therapy dog,’ dies of cancer

The Hood River community lost one of its special volunteers earlier this month, when Maggy, the 90-pound chocolate Lab, therapy dog at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital for many years, passed away on Nov. 18, six months after being diagnosed with cancer at the age of 9.

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Beware of counterfeit Pokémon

Hood River Hobbies owners Miko and Zed Ruhlen have noticed a disturbing trend at their weekly Pokémon Club game sessions: Counterfeits.

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‘Tuekey and masht ptaytows’: County school children share favorite Thanksgiving recipes

“Es el dia de acsoi de grasia”

What’s your favorite Thanksgiving recipe?

Activist and former legislator Suzanne VanOrman moves on from HR

‘I feel very honored to have served’

Suzanne VanOrman, longtime community activist and 18-year resident of Hood River, has worn many hats.

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Gala Fashion Show, benefit for Christmas Project, returns Nov. 17

The Gala Fashion show, the primary fundraising event for the Hood River County Christmas Project, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and is set to take center stage at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn on Thursday, Nov. 17. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show begins at 7 p.m.

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‘Operation Christmas Child’ starts Nov. 14

Annual collection for children in need

The annual Operation Christmas Child (OCC) fundraiser has started, and organizers are hoping to raise awareness not only of the project, but how to help.

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Scenes from 'Fill Your Pantry'

Scenes from Saturday’s Fill Your Pantry event, held for the second year at Rockford Grange.

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