Stories for July 2017

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Saturday, July 29

       

RC Car Club meeting

On Wednesday, Aug. 2 beginning at 6:15 p.m., the first Radio-controlled Car Club meeting will begin at Hood River Hobbies, 110 Fourth St., downtown Hood River.

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HR teen wins big at Maccabiah Games

Maya Rayle, 17, of Hood River, participated on the U.S.A. Junior Track Team during the 20th Maccabiah Games in Israel earlier this month. Rayle, who competes on the Catlin Gabel track team and will be a senior this fall, took home a gold medal in the 800-meter run and a silver in the 1500 and 3000.

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Jason Shaner 2nd at nat’l wrestling champs

Hood River Valley High School student Jason Shaner made history for the Eagles last week when he became the first male HRVHS wrestler to ever make it the finals of the USA Wrestling Junior Greco-Roman Wrestling National Championships in Fargo, N.D., according to HRV Head Wrestling Coach Trent Kroll.

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Westside Forum

Eileen Garvin passes out question forms to members of the audience of 125 at Wednesday’s forum on the City of Hood River Westside Area Concept Plan (WACP).

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Shakespeare on the green

Confused lovers Hermia (Ashly Will) and Lysander (William Thayer-Daugherty) ponder their future in an early scene of William Shakespeare’s comical gem “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” opening Aug. 3.

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Church News: River of Life plans VBS

River of Life Assembly will hold “Galactic Starveyors” Vacation Bible School July 31-Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. to noon. Free; open to kids going into kindergarten to sixth grade. Enjoy music, games, prizes, snacks and God’s story. When registering, please note any special needs. Register online at rolahr.org/vbs.

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Friday, July 28

    

‘Invention Camp’ Aug. 14-18

Oregon State University is offering a free summer camp for middle schoolers in the Gorge. Invention Camp takes place Aug. 14-18 at Columbia Gorge Community College, The Dalles campus, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Wednesday, July 26

          

Kermes at St. Mary’s

Fellowship, food, games and music combined in Sunday’s Kermes, or carnival, on the grounds at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Belmont Avenue.

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Riverside earns Wine Spectator Restaurant Award

For the seventh year in a row, Riverside has been honored for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2017 Restaurant Awards. The restaurant is recognized with an Award of Excellence among other winners from around the globe as a top destination for wine lovers, according to a press release.

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Tuesday morning fire

Hood River firefighters responded at 1:37 a.m. Tuesday to a home at 424 Eugene St., where the occupants had smelled smoke and smoke alarms were sounding.

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Pet of the Week: Charlie is happy and playful

Charlie has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week. He’s about a year old, 73 pounds, and some kind of mix ... who knows?! We're guessing he's got Shepherd, Pittie, maybe snuggle-bug in there?

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Hood River Library hosts Death Café

The Hood River Library will host its next Death Café on Wednesday, July 26 at 6:30pm. At a Death Café, people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death.

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Pick of the Week: Westside forum July 26

An informational meeting about the Westside Area Concept Plan — a study by the City of Hood River to prepare for future growth — takes place Wednesday, July 26 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Ave., Hood River.

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Tuesday, July 25

 

Saturday, July 22

  

Street safety: 6 to watch

As reported in the July 15 and July 19 editions, the City of Hood River wants feedback from the community on street intersections inside city limits considered by staff to be among the ones most need of safety improvements — also known as “the Big 6.”

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Migrant Summer School

Pre-K students create art during Migrant Summer School at Mid Valley Elementary in Odell, a program now in its 30th year and serving close to 250 students.

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iPad Video camp registration due soon

Ten students will have an opportunity to participate in an iPad video storytelling camp, scheduled Aug. 17-Sept. 1 at Columbia Gorge Community College, The Dalles campus, with videographer Sean O’Connor.

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Fundraiser now on for Criterion School repairs

A little bit of Wasco County history graces the Oregon State Fairgrounds: The 1912 one-room Criterion School from southern Wasco County. The schoolhouse was moved to the fairgrounds in 1976 and is now in need of help.

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The Porch: July 22

WELL SAID: “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” — Anne Frank

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Museum Tea was a family affair

The tea party held July 13 at The History Museum of Hood River County — a fundraiser that highlighted the museum’s current exhibition of wedding gowns — was a success, writes museum volunteer Maureen Lauran.

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Hood River News earns ONPA awards

Breaking coverage of the June 3, 2016, Mosier oil train derailment earned Hood River News a top prize in the 2017 Better Newspaper Contest, sponsored by Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association (ONPA).

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Friday, July 21

 

Wednesday, July 19

    

Historic Hwy. delays for bridge work near Mosier

Mosier — Crews with Wildish Standard Paving, under contract with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), are continuing construction on the $7.4 million project to repair and/or replace three bridges on the Historic Columbia River Highway, U.S. Highway 30, between Mosier and The Dalles, near Rowena.

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Everybody’s Brewing breaks ground for expansion

“Brace yourselves, we’ve broken ground!” is what Doug and Christine Ellenberger posted on Every-body’s Brewing’s social media outlets on June 28. Yes, construction and renovation have begun on the expansion of Everybody’s Brewing at 151 E. Jewett Boulevard in White Salmon.

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New chief plans MCMC future

Mid-Columbia Medical Center’s new president and chief executive officer, Dennis Knox, wants to see urgent care clinics established in both The Dalles and Hood River.

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Pet of the Week: Morgan is ‘calm and easygoing’

Morgan has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week. He’s about 1-2 years old, a 52 pound Am Staff, and he is one sweet, charming, and lovable pup — you just wanna cuddle with this boy.

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Saturday, July 15

     

For the dying and their families, the comfort of quilts

The Comfort Quilt Project is now underway by the Spiritual Care Department at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. Mirroring the Passage Quilt Project begun at Providence Portland Medical Center some years ago, this ministry gifts patients nearing the end of their life with a comfort quilt.

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Hood River County Fair returns July 26-29 in Odell

The 2017 Hood River County Fair takes place Wednesday through Saturday, July 26-29, at the Hood River County Fairgrounds, 3020 Wy’east Road, south of Hood River near the community of Odell. Gates open at 9 a.m. each day; additional attractions begin at noon, and carnival rides begin at 1 p.m.

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One Community Health expands migrant service

For 30-plus years, One Community Health (OCH) has made a commitment to provide health education and services to migrant farmworkers who harvest fruit throughout the Columbia River Gorge each summer. While the mission to serve this population is no different this summer, big changes are afoot, particularly in regard to how outreach will play out and some of the key players behind it.

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Tsai on Piano

Portland Piano International presents a free performance by Rising Star pianist Elisabeth Tsai at 2 p.m. on July 16 at Riverside Community Church, 317 State St, Hood River.

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Sports Briefs for July 15

HRV wrestler Adrian Ramirez returns from Cultural Exchange trip to Japan; Katie Kennedy grabs third at heptathlon at Junior Olympics; Sports story correction

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‘Flying fish” splash down in high mountain lakes

More than 350,000 fingerling trout splashed down in hundreds of high mountain lakes across the Cascade Range from Mount Hood to Klamath Falls this week, as the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife readied the waters along the Pacific Coast Trail for hikers, anglers, fly fishermen and backpackers.

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Safety: 6 to Watch

Pedestrian signals to a stopping car at Second and Cascade streets downtown, one of the so-called “Big Six” intersections identified by police and fire as likely candidates for crossings most in need of revisions or safety improvements.

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Friday, July 14

 

Wednesday, July 12

     

Swimming news

Swimmers notch multiple best times, top-10 finishes in Walla Walla, Wash.; Osprey find success at Ted Walker Invite

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KB4C returns for 11th running this weekend

The ever-popular Kiteboarding 4 Cancer (KB4C) event returns this weekend for an 11th running, turning the Hood River Waterfront into a sea of colorful kites as participants do laps on the Columbia to help raise money for those who have survived cancer, as well as those still fighting the disease.

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Mayor, Phoenix Theater provide Tsuruta entertainment

The Hood River Valley High School Phoenix Theater group – part dance, part sketch comedy, part improv – presents a routine tailor-made for the audience at the Tsuruta Sister City 40th anniversary dinner at the Gorge Room: “Handshakes,” a non-verbal rhythmic display of hand clasping, hand shakes and embraces.

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Pianist Tsai Performs On July 16

Portland Piano International presents a free performance by Rising Star pianist Elisabeth Tsai, 2 p.m. on July 16 at Riverside Community Church, 317 State St, Hood River.

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Electric Fence fire

A firefighter with West Side Fire Department hoses down hotspots at a one-eighth acre pasture fire in south Hood River Monday evening.

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Pet of the Week: DaisyDoo ‘never stops smiling’

DaisyDoo has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week. This dog never stops smiling. She’s about 8 years old, and she's got that spunky Westie terrier in her and the mischievousness of a Pug all rolled into one happy, peppy girl!

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Eclipse preparation: path of totality

Wasco County Sheriff Lane Magill and other local emergency managers are preparing for thousands of amateur astronomers to converge on the region several days before the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse.

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Cascade Observations: Here now, and getting it all

The arrival of cherries at the local fruit stands means it’s time to rearrange the kitchen to make space for the annual task of preserving the gorgeous orbs with the regal sounding names — Titen, Royal Anne, Rainier.

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Tuesday, July 11

    

Saturday, July 8

    

A musical plus

The Lack Family performs a rollicking show on July 4 at Jackson Park as part of the post-parade festivities.

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Pool Notes

Kidz Dental Zone Swim is a special open swim from 1-5 p.m. on Friday, July 14. Stop by for swimming, fun and prizes.

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Antique steam tractor

ANTIQUE steam tractor, restored over the last few years by driver Jack Sheppard and others, announces the start of the July 4 parade.

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July 4: Making a successful parade better

Parade coordinator Tom Yates and his crew of Lion volunteers have done it again: the July 4 parade and Jackson Park festivities were a success, and a well-attended one. These events cannot happen without the help of volunteers, and the team really came through this year. What follows are a few comments on the event, and three suggestions for further improvement.

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Friday, July 7



WAAAM Traffic Jam Saturday

The WAAAM Traffic Jam Car Show and More takes place July 8. This event is packed with activities for all to enjoy in addition to the show cars and museum.

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Thursday, July 6

 

Tuesday, July 4

   

‘Big Art’ adds works, moves others, gets mayor’s pie as a reward

Pie from the mayor was the unusual twist at Hood River City Council on June 26. Mayor Paul Blackburn, who holds periodic citizen conversation sessions called “Pie with the Mayor,” presented a round baked good to the Art of Community committee in thanks for their completion of a new gallery of art works installed around the city.

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Hood River Water Polo athletes help take the gold at regionals for Junior Olympic Qualifiers

Jamie Robinson and Rose Finstad, of Hood River, and their Empire Water Polo Academy teammates took the gold medal at the recent regional Junior Olympic Qualifier in Seattle, competing with players from Oregon, Washington, and Western Canada. They, in turn, earned the top spot for National Junior Olympics in Los Angeles July 27-30. They qualified to compete in the championship bracket at Nationals for 16U girls.

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‘Greening the OR’ at Providence Hood River

Reprocessing more than 3,300 pounds of surgical items and increasing recycling by nearly 20 percent was just part of the work that earned Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital national recognition for “Greening the OR,” according to a Providence press release.

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Monday, July 3

   

Saturday, July 1



Nuttin’ to do? Early-mid July edition

Summer in the Gorge is like nowhere else: The Mid-Columbia’s wealth of indoor and outdoor happenings amounts to a long list of events, attractions and activities needing a good three months to exhaust.

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IWT competitions waited for wind, went off Monday

The wind wasn’t cooperative for the International Windsurfing Tour (IWT) competitions slated as part of the Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association’s (CGWA) Beach Bash celebration held last weekend, but in the Gorge, if you wait long enough, the wind will always come back.

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‘Enchanted’ partners

Alpaca garment purveyor Carol Thayer, right, welcomes Hood River artist Adele Hoffman and her “Abrazo Style” line of clothing and accessories as partner in the newly-renamed shop, Enchanted, 314 Oak St. (formerly Sophie’s Enchanted Alpaca).

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Bend in the Road opens

Keely Stawicky opens the antiques and collectibles cooperative Bend in the Road July 1 in the “Booth Corner” building on Tucker Road, formerly Good Karma thrift store.

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Nancy Johanson Paul retires

Nancy Johanson Paul has retired after 28 years of dedicated support for children and families in the Gorge, according to The Next Door.

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Vacation Bible Schools start in July

Tucker Road Baptist Church will hold “Galactic Starveyors” Vacation Bible School July 10-14 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for kids’ pre-K to sixth grade. Free; “searching the visible, discovering the invisible.”

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Book signing at Waucoma July 7

Waucoma Bookstore is hosting author Stephen Holgate for a book signing on Friday, July 7 from 5-8 p.m. Holgate will be signing his novel, “Tangier,” a story of fathers and sons, the alienation of being a stranger in a strange land, the seductive face of betrayal, and finally, the lengths we’ll go to for redemption.

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HEALTH Media holds ‘Sticker Shock’

The Hood River Valley High School HEALTH Media club and incoming freshman from the Wy’east Middle School HEALTH Media Club held their Fourth of July Sticker Shock Campaign on June 28. Their mission: To keep the community safe during the Fourth of July.

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‘Best of the Gorge’ opens July 5 at CCA

The Columbia Center for the Arts (CCA) will host its annual art show celebrating the best artwork produced by Mid-Columbia River Gorge residents July 5-30 at the Columbia Center for that Arts, 215 Cascade St.

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Ed Foundation fundraiser hosts ‘Gorge Gulp’

The Gorge Gulp returns to First Friday on July 7 as 15 local Gorge beer and cider brewers, from Cascade Locks to Parkdale to White Salmon, provide tastes of their beverages. The event will be outdoors in the parking lot at Third and State streets, behind the AniChe Wine Bar/Butler Bank Building, from 5-9 p.m.

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Westside Plan council meets

About 100 community members filled the city council chambers Wednesday for the meeting of the Westside Concept Plan Project Advisory Council (PAC). Members of the newly-formed citizen group CORD — Citizens for Responsible Development — presented a copy of a position signed by 500 people asking the city not rezone areas of the Westside within the plan boundaries.

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