Cascade of Flames

April 29, 2006

Firefighters practice hose work Thursday night on West Cascade, controlling a hot practice burn at the vacated Sunset Laundromat. The burn was coordinated by Hood River Fire Department. After setting numerous small fires inside to practice techniques and expose young firefighters to smoke and flame behavior, the HRFD veterans turned the flames loose and the building was destroyed by about 9:30 p.m. The unusually prominent practice burn was observed by about 200 people at the Hood River Commons parking lot and surrounding property. (Hood River News will have more photos and details in the May 3 edition.)

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"The tangled skirt" opens run at unique venue

Director Judie Hanel presents the Steve Braunstein play “The Tangled Skirt” in an unusual theatrical setting, River Daze Café. Here, Bailey Brice (Bruce Howard) arrives at a small town bus station and has a fateful encounter with Rhonda Claire (Desiree Amyx Mackintosh). Small talk turns into a deadly game of cat and mouse and both seek advantage. The actors present the story as a staged reading in the café, where large windows and street lights lend themselves to the bus station setting, according to Hanel. Performances are 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28, Saturday, Sept. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 1. (There is no Friday performance.) Tickets available at the door or Waucoma Bookstore: $15 adults, $12 seniors and children under 15. No children under 9. Enlarge



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