Kaleidoscope: Summer scenes 2017

Jurgen Hess’s image of a heat-beat squirrel on a fence.


Jurgen Hess’s image of a heat-beat squirrel on a fence.

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SUMMER 2017 brought the troublesome combination of heavy smoke in early August and some of the hottest temperatures on record in late July — factors captured by Michael Schock with his late afternoon photo from Rowena Crest, east of Hood River.

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A Heights homeowner attached a sign to a ladder and announced that their plum tree’s harvest was free for the taking.

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A June heat wave was the hint of things to come, but at 64 Oz. taproom fans kept things relatively cool during a Ben Rice concert.

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THE IDEAL theatrical title for late July and early August has to be “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” and Plays for Non-Profits staged it on the lawn at Stonehedge Gardens Restaurant. Actors included Ashley Will, left, Barb Berry, and Erik Lundby.

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As a barge churns past, a worker on the roof of a Key Development project at the waterfront seems connected to the kite at center, but it’s attached to an unseen person on the water.

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Christian Alvarez, 4, runs through the mist machine on a warm day at Hood River County Fair.

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Judy Hanson holds her Best Agricultural Photo, also at the Hood River County Fair.

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Ed Wilder, left, and John Plaster listen to Planet Fly at the pFriem Family Brewing fifth anniversary party at Waterfront Park.

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Mark Reynolds plays a solo with the band Anodyne at the 6th Street Bistro and Pub 25th anniversary celebration.

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Sixth Annual Harvest Fest Pie Eating Contest

The sixth annual Pie Eating Contest at Hood River Harvest Fest is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and HRVHS youth service group Leaders for Tomorrow. HRVHS student Dylan Polewczyk won the 1-minute fruit-pie eating event. Key rule, as stated by Chamber President Jason Shaner, “You have to eat the pie, you can’t just dislocate it. We will be checking for pie dislocation.” Enlarge



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