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  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 ...

By Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs
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  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...

By Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs
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  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, tr...

By Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs
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  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 to...

By Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs
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  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 an...

By Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs
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  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 p...

By Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs
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  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...

By Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs
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  Friday's Foto - What Are You Lookin' At?!   These are the horses that live across the street from our house in Parkdale, Oregon. They were pretty wet and sleepy still as I took their picture early this morning. Maybe it's just me, but they seemed to be thinking "What are you lookin' at?" (maybe...

By Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs
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  Wordless Wednesday - Take A Swim Break   Swimming is one of my (Gretchen) and our boys' favorite pass times and the Hood River Aquatic Center offers a great place to do it. There are two different pools: one a warmer therapy pool, the other huge, warm and includes lap swimming lanes, a slide, b...

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  Calling All Roller Babes! Gorge Rollergirls Wants You!   It has finally come to Hood River, the sport that is making a resurgence nationwide... Roller Derby. And Gorge Rollergirls is recruiting. Already about 10 ladies strong, the team is looking to make up two teams of 20 ladies each to compet...

By Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs
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  Celebrating Women: Lunafest, 2012   I (Gretchen) attended Lunafest a couple years ago when invited to go with a group of friends. It wasn't something that had caught my attention on it's own, but I was willing to go with "the girls". It ended up being a rather profound experience and I look for...

By Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs
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  "Fuji" Just Really Needs Someone Now   It's been more than five weeks since I first wrote about poor Fuji and he is still at the Hukari Animal Shelter, still yearning and dreaming that someone will finally fall in love with him and take him home to love forever. So for the first time, I'm featu...

By Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs
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  Don't Miss Gorge Uke Fest, 2012... Hood River, Oregon     What the heck is that? you may ask. The "Gorge" in question is the Columbia River Gorge, a gorgeous piece of Oregon, through which the mighty Columbia River flows on it's way to the Pacific Ocean. Uke Fest is short for Ukelele festival. ...

By Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs
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  Wordless Wednesday - Haunted Orchard?   I'm trying to see the beauty in the winter gloom, but I'm getting more of a "haunted" vibe from this photo of a winter orhard here in the Hood River Valley. Maybe it's the way the branches seem to be sinister, reaching for something, or maybe it's the ver...

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  Hood River Middle School Presents... "Princess Slob", A Musical     Next week Hood River Middle School premiers its very first attempt at a musical with "Princess Slob". The muscial was written and scored by Mr. Mark Steighner and is directed by Ms. Rebecca Nederhiser, Hood River Middle School'...

By Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs
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  Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl For Kids' Sake! Columbia Gorge Teams Forming Now     Bowl For Kids' Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters biggest fundraiser and is coming soon to Orchard Lanes in Hood River. The event will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2012, but teams are forming now and captains wil...

By Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs
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  Wordless Wednesday - Pinned!   This is our son, Sam, at Monday's middle school wrestling match at Cedar Ridge Middle School in Sandy, Oregon. Sam wrestles for Wy'East Middle School and is having a killer season, pinning both his opponents at this match and two opponents at last week's competiti...

By Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs
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  Hood River Valley High School Ranks 7th Statewide On Graduation Rate!   Oregon State School Superintendent, Susan Castillo, announced on Jan. 27th the percentage of high school students who graduated in 2011 in 296 schools statewide. Hood River Valley High school graduated 86 percent of it's hi...

By Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs
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  Hood River Valley Youth Basketball Season Underway   Girls and Boys, 3rd through 6th grade basketball league play officially started yesterday with the league's first game of the season. The opener was delayed by a week due to inclement weather and massive power outages last week. The teams beg...

By Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs
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  Wordless Wednesday - Barbeque, Anyone?   Did I mention it's been a little icy around here lately? We've been experiencing a very unique and fun (sense the sarcasm) natural phenomenon... freezing rain. It's rain, but instantly freezes to whatever it falls on. Our back deck barbeque grill is an e...

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