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Caption Contest: Springtime squirrel allergies?

We at the News thought of several ideas for how we would caption the above photo, but ultimately decided we wanted our reader’s suggestions as well.

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Blossom festivities reflect Hood River’s small-town goodness

We Eat Well — "You can't find gooseberry pie anywhere, but we get it here every year," said Longview's Harry Blair, who ate at the Parkdale Grange Blossom Dinner with his wife, Dorothy, and his brother, Terry, and his wife, Suzie.

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Revitalized Little League ready for fun

High points in Saturday’s Little League Opening Day included the ceremonial first pitch — a high ball across the plate — by HRVHS varsity baseball coach Erich Harjo, flurries of fireworks amid teams of chilly but excited young players from T-ballers to teenagers lining the infield. Stands full of parents and grandparents added to the fun as the reconstituted Mid-Columbia Little League kicked off the season with gratitude for youth baseball leaders of the past.

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Schools go to staggered start this fall

The Hood River County School Board recently approved new staggered school start and end times for the 2014-15 school year.

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Families flock to Jackson Park for community egg hunt

Smokey, Sparky, Bunny greet kids as safety fair blends with hunt

Several hundred young children (with parents’ help) scooped up a total of 6,500 eggs at Saturday’s annual community Easter egg hunt in Jackson Park. Some of those eggs were refilled on the spot and distributed again by “secret egg layers.” The Easter Bunny was on hand, along with Sparky the Firedog.

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    Rebranded, Gorge FC looks to the future

    With new ownership and new name, local semi-pro soccer team forges ahead

    Gorge FC hosted Inter United of Seattle Saturday evening at Hood River Valley High School the newly formed semi-pro soccer team’s first home league game since being formed last year. After breaking out with an exciting 2-0 first-half lead off goals from Raul Marquez — both assisted by Felipe Heredia — the home team lost steam in the second half, allowing four goals to finish with a 4-2 loss.

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    High marks for HRV track and Field at Blossom Invite

    Eagles take second at revitalized meet

    Friday afternoon’s sunny weather illuminated nearby fruit trees in full bloom, providing a fitting backdrop for the aptly named Apple Blossom Invitational at Hood River Valley High School. After many years’ hiatus, the event, once a well-regarded track and field meet, was revitalized this year with the intent of restoring it as an annual occurrence.

    Second-half comeback falls short in HRV lax loss to Summit

    After opening with a painful 10-2 first half deficit, the Hood River Valley High School varsity boys lacrosse team made some vital adjustments to its defensive tactics and rebounded by outscoring the Summit Storm 7-4 in the second half. The comeback attempt was too little, too late, however, as the Eagles lost 14-9 in the home game Saturday afternoon.

    Bucks too much for HRV

    Pendleton sweeps baseball, softball in Saturday doubleheader

    HRV BASEBALL: Facing the second top-five-ranked team in a week, the Hood River Valley Eagles baseball team was on the verge of snapping a four-game losing streak in a Class 5A doubleheader matchup against the highly regarded no. 3-ranked Pendleton Buckaroos. A late game lead evaporated, though, as Pendleton scored four unanswered runs in the sixth to pull out a 5-2 win over the Eagles in their Columbia River Conference opener Saturday at HRV’s Traner Field.

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    Revitalized Little League ready for fun

    High points in Saturday’s Little League Opening Day included the ceremonial first pitch — a high ball across the plate — by HRVHS varsity baseball coach Erich Harjo, flurries of fireworks amid teams of chilly but excited young players from T-ballers to teenagers lining the infield. Stands full of parents and grandparents added to the fun as the reconstituted Mid-Columbia Little League kicked off the season with gratitude for youth baseball leaders of the past.

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    Caption Contest: Springtime squirrel allergies?

    We at the News thought of several ideas for how we would caption the above photo, but ultimately decided we wanted our reader’s suggestions as well.

    Learn about the Grange April 26

    Rockford Community Grange celebrates Grange Month with an open house. The community is invited to come see the 100-plus-year-old Grange building and learn about the Patrons of Husbandry.

    Book reading examines slavery in Oregon

    The History Museum of Hood River County invites the community to “Slavery in the Oregon Territory,” a book reading and discussion with bestselling legal thriller author Phillip Margolin and Oregon history author R. Gregory Nokes, Saturday, May 10, at 2 p.m.

    Parkdale News: Parkdale Garden Club hosts ‘Hats off to Spring’

    The Parkdale Garden Club is hosting this year’s annual Hood River District meeting on Saturday, April 26, at 9 a.m. at the Parkdale Grange Hall, and anyone in the community who is interested in the garden club is welcome to come to the free event.