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Oregon Partners of the Americas meets May 20

Want to be a host to adult Costa Ricans in Hood River? Want to travel to Costa Rica and be hosted there as well?

HR Latino Fest May 14 at fairgrounds

The first-ever Hood River Latino Festival takes place on Sunday, May 14 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hood River County Fairgrounds, and is free and open to all. (The headline in Wednesday’s Hood River News gave the wrong day of the week.)

Project Graduation seeks donations

On June 9, the senior class of Hood River Valley High will celebrate its graduation with an all-night party. Project Graduation 2017 is organized by volunteer parents to honor graduates and provide a safe place to celebrate.

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‘Moral imperative’ moves CGCC to declare sanctuary

The voices of farm workers were heard, literally, during Tuesday’s Columbia Gorge Community College Board meeting.

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Art of Flight: Artist, WAAAM help students

“Everything you see in here flies.”

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Pick of the Week: Raices annual organic plant sale May 13

Hood River Valley High School FFA holds plant sale May 13-14

For the third year, Raices Cooperative Farm, an economic development program of The Next Door, will hold its organic plant start sale the Saturday before Mothers’ Day, May 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in The Next Door parking lot, 965 Tucker Road, Hood River.

Need a job with a future? Fresh Start begins new term on May 30

On May 30, Fresh Start Culinary Arts program begins its sixth term providing a 12-week, 40-hour-a-week intensive culinary training program for Gorge area residents.

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Masons give bikes at Westside

On May 4, the Masonic Lodge of White Salmon donated two bikes to Westside Elementary School fourth grade students, Ricardo Flores and Jacob Smith, reports Principal Bill Newton.

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Wy’east Pandroids return from Worlds

The Pandroids robotics team from Wy’east Middle School participated in the First Lego League World Festival in Houston, Texas, last month.

Elks select Ticknor, Gallegos as April Students of the Month

Anna Ticknor and Emily Gallegos, both Hood River Valley High School seniors, have been selected as the April Elks Students of the Month.

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CarFit comes to Hood River May 7 at HRVAC

CarFit is coming to Hood River on Sunday, May 7 to offer senior drivers a free opportunity to check how their cars “fit” them.

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Hood River County Schools Committee makes budget recommendation

An uncertain state funding situation did not deter the budget committee of the Hood River County School District from moving forward for 2017-18.

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Catching on: ‘Día de los Niños’ carnival gains community support

An estimated 500 children and their families gathered April 28 for Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros (Day of the Children/Day of the Books). The event was sponsored by the Hood River County Library District and held at Mid Valley Elementary.

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Climate rally, march hits downtown Hood River

Voices of protestors rang out against President Donald Trump’s environmental policies Saturday morning at the People’s Climate and Justice March in Hood River.

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‘Mommy Wellness’ spring sessions

Mothers and their babies, from birth to 2 years old, are the focus of a series of free Mommy Wellness classes at Hood River Therapy, 2690 May St., on Tuesdays through June 13, from noon to 1 p.m.

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