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Fashion visits Cascade Locks

A model shows off couture by Carson, Wash., designer Desi Allinger Nelson, who has upcoming shows in Australia, Seattle, and London, in Sunday’s “Soul In Motion” fashion show and forum at the Port Pavilion Building.

Anti-Nestlé protestors decry state’s role in proposed bottled water plant

Rush hour across the Hawthorne Bridge Thursday morning was an unusually rowdy affair.

DGCC wind program open house May 11

Ribbon cutting, tours available

Columbia Gorge Community College’s Renewable Energy Technology (RET) program will host an open house on May 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. at its new home in the Fort Dalles Readiness & Workforce Innovations Center on The Dalles campus.

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Bike Buddies holds bike drive this weekend

8-year-old organizes bike restoration, give-away program

Anson is a very special 8 year old who lives in Hood River.

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Reese receives Ford Foundation scholarship

The Ford Family Foundation of Roseburg, Ore., has recognized Parkdale resident Kristin Reese with a Ford Community Fellowship award. This honor is given to residents in rural Oregon and Siskiyou County, Calif., who demonstrate a commitment to community service and to the pursuit of rural community vitality.

Made for Mosier gala tonight in HR

Mosier Schools holds its biggest fundraiser of the year today — the Made for Mosier Art Auction and Gala. As a charter school, Mosier gets 80 percent of its funding from the state and county, with the rest coming from fundraisers. The goal is to raise at least $30,000 at this gala.

The Porch: April 25

WELL DONE: Ink drawings by Kristina Cancelmi (above) on display through April 30 at Dog River Coffee. These bittersweet observations on love and life employe images and words, including a lyric by the 1980s Scottish band Big Country. Cancelmi is the graphic artist for Full Sail Brewing.

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Gap looms in Port of Hood River waterfront path project

The Port of Hood River’s dream of a seamless pedestrian path connecting the entire waterfront has hit a major hurdle — a legal gap severs the Port’s and Naito Development LLC’s respective trail plans.

Free Veterans seminar offered April 30 at Parkhurst Place

Join the Hood River County Veterans Service Office (HRCVSO), in partnership with Parkhurst Place, on April 30 at from 1:30-3:30 p.m. for a free Veterans Benefit Seminar.

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Special rose delivery

Gordy Sato delivers roses to Brookside Manor Friday, a sort of Rotary Roses, part 2: Sato, a Hood River Rotarian and Parkdale orchardist, organizes the annual rose sale on the third Thursday of each April.

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Pet of the week: RosieBee loves car rides, walks and treats

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected RosieBee as the program’s adoptable pet of the week:

Washougal mayor to camp by railroad tracks

Sean Guard will gather data about train frequency

Washougal Mayor Sean Guard plans to spend a week camping at 32nd and Main streets, to record the number of trains that travel through the city.

HR Elks Lodge honors Funez and Ziegner

Nancy Funez and Scottie Ziegner, seniors at Hood River Valley High School, were chosen as Elks “Student of the Month” for their outstanding community service. Each student received a check for $100 at the recent Lodge meeting.

Blue Ribbon Campaign continues to shine light

It’s time to tie a blue ribbon around the ol’ oak tree. Or your car antenna. Or wear on your jacket.

CGCC increases tuition

Cost per credit rises by $2, general fees by $3

The Columbia Gorge Community College Board of Education unanimously approved a $2 per credit tuition increase, coupled with a $3 per credit increase in general fees, during their regular board meeting Tuesday, April 14. Tuition and fees were last raised in 2012.