hood river real estate for sale by owner: Bubbly & Vivacious, This Girl's Got Sparkle... Meet Taylor! - 04/14/12 11:51 AM
 
Bubbly & Vivacious, This Girl's Got Sparkle... Meet Taylor!
 
Stories like Taylor's just break my heart. This poor girl was found wandering alone at a remote lake, lost, hungry, scared and sick. She probably couldn't imagine how she ended up there, either. Luckily, some kind souls took pity on her and got her to the shelter where plenty of food and love by the shelter's wonderful volunteers has turned her around and she's got her sparkle back. She's a whole new girl, in fact. She's always happy and peppy and seems to love everyone she meets. She loves to … (4 comments)

hood river real estate for sale by owner: Silent Saturday - Now THAT'S What I'm Talking About! - 04/14/12 07:07 AM
 
Silent Saturday - Now THAT'S What I'm Talking About!
 
Spring mornings just don't get better than this! Well worth waiting for.
I so needed a morning like today:  Flawless blue skies, a shining mountain, the smell of fresh cut grass for the first time in five months, flip flops on the feet and dozens of Little Leaguers all pitching in to clean up their ball field in time for games to begin on Monday. Our son, Ben, plays on the Parkdale Little League Majors team, who was joined by the minors, coach pitch and t-ball teams to rake, sweep, … (8 comments)

hood river real estate for sale by owner: The Parkdale Volunteer Fire Department Presents "Casino Night"! - 04/13/12 12:02 PM
 
The Parkdale Volunteer Fire Department Presents "Casino Night"!
 
In small towns, volunteer fire departments are the backbone of the community. The Parkdale Volunteer Fire Department in Parkdale, Oregon is made up of 33 volunteer members and two paid personnel, providing fire protection to over 5,200 citizens. These volunteers are guys from all walks of life, in other careers, who are constantly on call to put their lives on the line at a moment's notice.
It takes a lot to run a volunteer department, too. That's why the department presents it's annual
 
"Casino Night"
 April 21st, 6:30-11:00 p.m.
at … (2 comments)

hood river real estate for sale by owner: Wordless Wednesday - Smooth Sailing On The Columbia River - 04/11/12 01:48 PM
 
Wordless Wednesday - Smooth Sailing On The Columbia River
 
The Columbia River makes for a gorgeous sail on an early spring afternoon. This photo was taken looking towards Hood River from the Washington side of the river. Our river offers such a wide variety of recreational opportunities, even when the water's still icy cold.
 

 
 
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hood river real estate for sale by owner: It's Almost Blossom Boogie Time At Mid Valley Elementary School - 04/11/12 01:34 PM
 
It's Almost Blossom Boogie Time At Mid Valley Elementary School
 
Join your community on Saturday, April 28th for Mid Valley Elementary School's Fourth Annual

 BLOSSOM BOOGIE
5k run/walk 10k run/walk
 OR
Kids’ half-mile run/walk
 
The kids' run starts at 8:30 a.m., 5k and 10k run/walk start at 9:00 a.m.
The race begins and ends at Mid Valley Elementary, 3686 Davis Dr. Odell, OR
Pick up a registration form at the school or the school district.Mail registration to:  Mikka Irusta c/o Mid Valley Elem. P O Box 188 Odell, OR 97044or drop off at Mid Valley Elementary.
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hood river real estate for sale by owner: Relay For Life Fundraiser: Hood River Papa Murphy's April 11th - 04/08/12 03:58 AM
 
Relay For Life Fundraiser:  Hood River Papa Murphy's April 11th
 
Not everyone can, or is willing to, participate in a marathon, but on Wednesday, April 11th, all day long, you can grab lunch or dinner at the Hood River Papa Murphy's Pizza, 1765 12th Street, to support your local Relay For Life.
10% of all proceeds for the day will go to Team One Step At A Time.
Relay for Life is an annual, world-wide event allowing communities across the globe to raise funds for cancer research and services, as well as to celebrate the lives of those who … (4 comments)

hood river real estate for sale by owner: Parkdale, Oregon Little League Begins... Spring's Officially Here! - 04/08/12 03:26 AM
 
Parkdale, Oregon Little League Begins... Spring's Officially Here!
 
You couldn't really tell by the weather, as it snowed at that first practice on Wednesday, but spring must be here because Little League has begun. Friday's practice surprised us with beautiful blue skies and sun. Spring, indeed!
Our 11 year old son, Ben, plays on the Parkdale, Oregon Little League Majors team, where he plays catcher and 2nd base. We also like to brag that as a "lefty" Ben is also a switch-hitter. We admit it. We're a baseball family. Ben has played since he was three and would love … (1 comments)

hood river real estate for sale by owner: For a Huge Personality In a Small Package... Meet Cesar! - 04/07/12 01:58 AM
 
For a Huge Personality In a Small Package... Meet Cesar!
 
Cesar is a little guy, a pomeranian/corgi mix, who couldn't be happier. This is one confident and fun guy who just loves his long walks! You can tell by that head held high that's he's so ready for any adventure and wants to play and play. Cesar weighs in at about 20 pounds which is a little too much, so he needs help controlling what he eats because he adores eating so much. Cesar also thinks he's the boss so he needs owners who will set firm, but loving … (4 comments)

hood river real estate for sale by owner: Friday's Foto - Burning In The Orchard - 04/06/12 05:29 AM
 
Friday's Foto - Burning In The Orchard
 
For those of you in agricultural areas, you already knew this, but I didn't until I moved to the Hood River Valley. One of the signs of spring and fall here, is smoke filling the early morning valley. Farmers are currently cleaning out their orchards, trimming and clearing, in anticipation of the growing season. Then they burn the clippings, raked leaves etc. I passed this orchard on the way to work yesterday, where the fire was up close to the highway.
 

 
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hood river real estate for sale by owner: Wordless Wednesday - Tomorrow Is A New Day! - 04/04/12 10:02 AM
 
Wordless Wednesday - Tomorrow Is A New Day!
 
"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sometimes we all just need this little reminder. This is a photo of a sunset through the trees in our front yard in Parkdale, Oregon.
 
 
 
 
 
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hood river real estate for sale by owner: Speechless Sunday - March Orchard At Sunrise, Hood River Valley - 04/01/12 03:35 AM
 
Speechless Sunday - March Orchard At Sunrise, Hood River Valley
 
I took this photo around 7 a.m. last week after yet another spring dusting of snow. The sun hadn't yet risen completely over the horizon, coloring the clouds gently. This orchard is just off Hwy. 35, about 6 miles south of the town of Hood River.
 

 
 
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hood river real estate for sale by owner: Hood River Community Easter Egg Hunt & Safety Fair - 03/31/12 11:36 AM
 
Hood River Community Easter Egg Hunt & Safety Fair
 
Join your Hood River Valley community next Saturday, April 7th from 10 a.m. to noon at Jackson Park in Hood River for an Easter egg hunt and safety fair.
The Columbia Gorge Fellowship of Churches is planning to hide over 7,000 plastic eggs and all kids, ages 1 to 10 are invited to search. Each will receive a goodie bag and the Easter bunny will be there to meet each kid. There will also be face painting, a puppet show, music and more.
The Safety Fair will be held in … (2 comments)

hood river real estate for sale by owner: Bring Happy & Cheerful Times Into Your Life... Meet April! - 03/31/12 11:05 AM
 
Bring Happy & Cheerful Times Into Your Life... Meet April!
 
This sweet girl is sure to bring a smile to your face and lots of joy into your spring. Miss April is always happy and bright and so energetic her little tushy just wiggles and wiggles. She just can't get enough of people and no one can be near her and not cheer right up. April is an American Staffordshire Terrier mix, who is a young adult and is of medium size. April just can't wait to meet you and find her forever home!
April is current on shots, … (4 comments)

hood river real estate for sale by owner: Friday's Foto - The Intrepid Explorer! - 03/30/12 01:42 AM
 
Friday's Foto - The Intrepid Explorer!
 
It pouring AGAIN here today, which only encouraged me to share another in my series of summer - warm - photos. This is our youngest son, Ben, getting ready to snorkel on the island of Kauai. Both our kids started snorkeling very young and we all love the dazzling variety of ocean life we see off Kauai. This is the very beach off which I once had a close encounter with a giant sea turtle.
 

 
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hood river real estate for sale by owner: Dog Lovers... Time To Socialize With Your Pup. Join "Yappy Hour" in Hood River - 03/28/12 09:45 AM
 
Dog Lovers... Time To Socialize With Your Pup. Join "Yappy Hour" in Hood River
 
This event is just too sweet for words. Cascade Pet Camp in Hood River, Oregon, proudly hosts what it affectionately calls "Yappy Hour".
Come this Thursday, March 29, 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Well-socialized pups and their people are invited to join together for an evening of canine free play. It's a great way to let your dogs meet and play with others, while connecting to other dog lovers yourself.
The price is $8 per dog and the price includes a drink ticket for pop, beer … (3 comments)

hood river real estate for sale by owner: Get Off The Fence! Columbia Gorge & Hood River Seller's: Inventory Is Down And There Are Buyer's Out There! - 03/28/12 09:28 AM
 
Get Off The Fence! Columbia Gorge & Hood River Seller's: Inventory Is Down And There Are Buyer's Out There!
 
It's no secret that the housing industry hasn't been performing brilliantly in recent years. But times, they are 'a changing!
It's over! That's right, I said it. The housing crisis is over, the market is turning around and the buyers are coming back. Problem is, there just isn't inventory for them to choose from. Through the Hood River Valley and the Columbia Gorge area inventory is down from recent years, leaving buyers with limited choices. Meaning they are willing to … (0 comments)

hood river real estate for sale by owner: Silent Saturday - What A Difference 24 Hours Makes! - 03/24/12 11:23 AM
 
Silent Saturday - What A Difference 24 Hours Makes!
 
Thursday morning we woke up to a foot of new snow (photo one). Spring was definately having an identity crisis. Photo two is the view from our front porch today. We actually spent time outside today, reveling in the 55 degree weather, which felt so warm compared to Thursday's blizzard!
 

 
 
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hood river real estate for sale by owner: A Big, Goofy Lug Of A Guy... Meet Maxwell! - 03/24/12 02:35 AM
 
A Big, Goofy Lug Of A Guy... Meet Maxwell!
 
In case you're new to my blog, Mel and I believe so strongly in rescuing shelter dogs that I feature a local dog for adoption each week.
This week's pup is a face you just can't pass up. Maxwell is an Old English Sheepdog who is six years old and weighs in at over 100 pounds. Maxwell is one happy-go-lucky guy who is always up for anything and seems to love everyone. And everyone loves him as he's so gentle and sweet. He does have some skin issues which the … (8 comments)

hood river real estate for sale by owner: Did You Know Today Is Officially National Puppy Day!? - 03/23/12 08:14 AM
 
Did You Know Today Is Officially National Puppy Day!?
 
 
Today, March 23rd, is the 7th annual National Puppy Day! It's a day created to honor the special relationship and unconditional love that puppies bring into our lives. But it goes further than that. It's also a day to promote saving rescue puppies, as opposed to adopting from pet stores and puppy mills.
 
Mel and I currently have four rescued dogs and have had two others previously as well. Yes, yes, we know... four dogs are way too many. We never really planned to have four. We're just … (11 comments)

hood river real estate for sale by owner: Anyone Can Save A Life! - Join the Blood Drive At Hood River Armory March 27th! - 03/22/12 11:00 AM
 
Anyone Can Save A Life! - Join the Blood Drive At Hood River Armory March 27th!
 
When I was growing up, my father was a volunteer on the board of directors of our local Red Cross, so I was pretty much brought up believing in regularly donating blood.
The importance of the gesture, however, was really brought home to me when our own son, at the age of seven, experienced a medical trauma requiring an emergency transfusion of two units of blood to save his life. Luckily, his blood type is quite common so there was plenty on hand, … (3 comments)

 
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