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The Porch for Sept. 24

WELL SAID: “The man who doesn’t read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.” — Mark Twain

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Union Update

Pasquale Barone describes progress on the residences he and his wife, Jacquie, left, are creating in the historic Union Building at Wednesday’s Gorge Owned Green Drinks event.

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Marbach wins ‘Gorge Soup’

Gorge Soup for the Arts winner Peter Marbach, right, talks with Claire Griffin and her daughter, Margo Lydden-Griffin, after Wednesday’s event at Columbia Center for the Arts.

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Music fest, triathlon merge their energies

Two events, and the common elements of art and exercise, overlapped last weekend in ways that showed how nimble and creative the Hood River community can be.

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Prosit! Oktoberfest and Hops Fest happen Saturday

Downtown will be a beer drinker’s paradise on Saturday, with two events open to families happening simultaneously a few blocks apart. The first Oktoberfest at Hood River Elks Lodge, Third and Cascade, runs 4 to 9 p.m. Admission is free for all ages.

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In the Lupulus: As in Hops, and all you need to know for the Sept. 24 festival

FESTIVAL ALSO BRINGS LOCAL CIDER

Hood River Hops Fest, a showcase for fresh hopped ale, has evolved into one of Oregon’s premier beer events.

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Smith case aggravates HRCSO staffing crunch

Relief is on the way, but for the next nine months staffing levels at Hood River Sheriff’s Office are way down.

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‘A Team Effort’: Region garners national ‘culture of health’ award

The Gorge’s “collective impact” initiative just got a big boost, monetarily and in morale.

Annual Pig Bowl returns Saturday

The 14th annual Pig Bowl, a friendly flag football game between Oregon and Washington law enforcement officer teams, will be Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. at Wahtonka Football Field.

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HR Fly-In 2016: ‘the best one yet’

“The place was packed,” and so were all available fields and potential parking areas for planes and cars, for last weekend’s Fly-In.

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