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Letters to the Editor for April 9

Do your part; Beyond debate; True teamwork; more

Bravo, Follies: See it for a night of fun for a good cause

Lions Follies is not the same old song and dance.

ANOTHER VOICE: Helping kids grow up healthy and safe

Throughout the year, Child Abuse Intervention Centers in Oregon play a critical role in making our state a place that prioritizes the health and safety of children. There are close to 70,000 reports of abuse and neglect each year in Oregon, and almost half of all victims of abuse are under the age of 6.

Made for Mosier auction April 26

The sixth-annual Made for Mosier Benefit Auction will be at Springhouse Cellar in Hood River on Saturday, April 26.

Woman of Heart and Mind: Joni Mitchell's 70th birthday tribute April 18

Bringing together some of Portland’s finest musicians, this is a true celebration to Joni Mitchell and her 70 glorious years (and counting!) on this planet making music that just gets better and better. Get ready for Woman of Heart and Mind on Friday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. at Columbia Center for the Arts.

Casting call for ‘King of Roads’ film

Laughing Deva Productions is holding a casting call for roles in its feature travel documentary “King of Roads.”

Entertainment Update for April 9

Chinook Winds quintet in concert April 10; Trio, Pickers and Coconuts; Ritchie Young at CEBU Lounge; Earth Day birder’s social; ‘Assault on El Capitan’ April 17

New Gorge Commission Recreation Committee sees high interest from community

A new committee created specifically to address the high demands of the recreation landscape throughout the Columbia River Gorge gained ample attention from community groups and landowners at its first meeting.

Friends of Mount Adams hosts

Three nationally known experts on wilderness will speak at a conference at Trout Lake on May 3, sponsored by the nonprofit Friends of Mount Adams.

Ambre Energy asks permit delay

Ambre Energy, the Australian company proposing to build a coal export terminal in Boardman, has requested another permit delay from the state of Oregon.

Hood River Blossom Festival starts this weekend

Blossom Fest’s first of three weekends offers plenty of family-friendly activities around the Hood River valley. The Hood River News’ Panorama special section, published April 12, gives the full Blossom schedule and map, but here is the list of what’s happening this Friday through Sunday, weekend one.

Blossom Fest starts with cider

Hard-Pressed Fest in Odell celebrates valley’s burgeoning libation industry

It is blossom time again, and Hood River Blossom Festival starts off Saturday with a new event: Hard-Pressed Cider Fest, noon to 6 p.m. in Odell.

Time for Art at May Street

May Street Lasagna Dinner and Art Auction happens Thursday

May Street Elementary School holds its annual Teddy Webber Scholarship Dinner and Student Art Auction on Thursday. This event, which began in 1997, raises money for the school’s artist-in-residence program and the Teddy Webber Scholarship fund.

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April 12 forum gives girls insight to STEM careers

A group of professionals will give their insights into helping girls choose educational and career paths in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

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Part II: A Firefighter’s Journey

Stabilizing chaos: An empowering experience

Since moving to Oregon from Atlanta, Ga., I have learned many new skills and concepts that I was never exposed to on the East Coast. One of the more intriguing concepts that I picked up on while living in Portland is that of the Zombie Apocalypse.

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HR Equestrian places second

Hood River’s high school equestrian team competed in its second event of the season March 28-30 in Redmond at the Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center.

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HRV comeback falls short against Grant

A spirited second-half rally by the Hood River Valley varsity girls lacrosse team wasn’t quite enough to overcome the Grant High School Generals, who beat the Eagles, 7-6, during a hard-fought match in Hood River Friday evening.

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HRV girls take 1st at East County Classic meet

Boys make ‘solid marks’ in 5th-place finish

Last week, Hood River Valley track and field coach Donnie Herneisen referred to Friday’s East County Classic meet at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham as HRV’s “first official test” of the season.

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Wy’east students weave images of cultures that combine for community

Even days after the unveiling, students at Wy’east are still stopping to admire the intricate pieces of artwork, staring and studying until they suddenly realize they are late to class.

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Art Notes: Celebrating works large and small

‘Collective Voices’ at CCA; Essley in ‘The Nook’At CCA; ‘Best of the Gorge’ artist call issued; more