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HRVHS students continue donation drive for food banks through January

An end of the year is now a new year effort. The Hood River Valley High School food drive has been extended through January.

Jan. 7 workshop focuses on grief recovery basics

On Jan. 7 beginning at 10 a.m., Laura Jack will present a workshop centered upon grief and the holidays.

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Honorary Fire Crew

Firefighters Diego Vaca, left, and Kip Miller, right, welcome Finbar O’Donoghue, right, and his friends Jackson Bullock, left, Van Aiken and Jenner Baumhackl, aboard a Hood River Fire Engine for a special ride to school at May Street Elementary last month.

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Parkdale students bring cheer to Hood River Care Center

Parkdale Elementary School students worked on a special service project the week of Dec. 12 — creating gift bags for Hood River Care Center residents.

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Aging in the Gorge meets Jan. 9

The next Aging in the Gorge Alliance / Alianza de la Tercera Edad meeting is planned for Monday, Jan. 9 from 5:15-7:30 p.m. in the fourth floor Down Manor dining room, Hood River. Dinner will be included.

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Columbia Arts, Fresh Start team up Dec. 21-22

Students of Fresh Start Culinary Arts Program, under the direction of Pastry Chef Rainbow Trosper, will team up with Columbia Center for the Arts to bring eatable art to the holiday table this Dec. 21-22. Fresh Start will showcase a wide variety of pastries, confections and cakes that can be purchased at the arts center, or ordered in advance.

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YoHOHs spread cheer with swags and more

Youth of Heart of Hospice/YoHOH visited the home of Bobbi and Bud Jones for their Thanksgiving outing. During their visit, they delivered homemade Thanksgiving cards, shared a few silly turkey jokes, and then received the warmest of welcomes from the Joneses, reports Jayne Mederios, Heart of Hospice volunteer coordinator.

Columbia Gorge Ecology Institute to hold volunteer workshop in January

The Columbia Gorge Ecology Institute will host a free workshop on environmental education in the Gorge on Wednesday, Jan. 11 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Hood River Library meeting room, 502 State St.

Gorge teams advancing to state robotics competitions

Almost 400 students from schools all around the Gorge showed off their robotic talents over the last two weekends.

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Wreaths from HRVHS

Hood River Valley High School student Ana Mendiola presents a wreath to Twin Peaks Restaurant employee Omar Gallegos.

HRCSD starts process for replacing Virk

At the Nov. 9 meeting of the Hood River County School District Board of Directors, Board Member Jan Veldhuisen Virk announced she will be stepping down from her position effective Feb. 1, 2017.

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Horizon Robotics team receives award

The Brick Busters, Horizon Christian School Robotic team, participated in the First Lego League Qualifying Tournament Dec. 3-4 in The Dalles. There were 20 teams represented at the tournament from around Oregon.

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Swags for Hospice

Odell Garden Club members Judy Wols Jackie Shaw, Jill McBee, Diana Carroll, Margaret Taylor and Norma Curtis, club president, recently made 64 mini swags at Hood River Valley High School for Heart of Hospice patients.

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Community organizations join forces to reduce hunger in the Gorge

Six months ago, representatives from over two dozen agencies and political offices met in The Dalles with an ambitious charge from the governor’s office: to form a coalition to decrease hunger and increase access to quality food in the Columbia River Gorge.

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Balloons for Benji

Mid Valley Elementary students and families gathered together...


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