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‘Living Well’: Chronic disease workshop begins at HRVAC May 2

For people with chronic health conditions, good medical care is just half of the equation. Equally important is their ability to make healthy decisions, follow their doctor’s recommendations and take care of their condition.

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Gaby Santa Cruz elected to State FFA

Courtney Castaneda wins State talent show

Gaby Santa Cruz, of the Hood River Valley High School FFA Chapter, was elected to serve the Oregon FFA Association at the Oregon FFA State Convention in Redmond on March 24-27.

Class Notes: Payton Rigert joins Alpha Lambda Delta

The Alpha Lambda Delta chapter at University of the Cumberlands (UC) welcomed 43 new members, including Payton Rigert of Hood River, during its annual banquet March 30.

‘Positive Approach to Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care’ April 20

On Thursday, April 20 from 1-5 p.m., Oregon Care Partners will host a free, instructor-led class, “Positive Approach to Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care,” designed to help anyone caring for an aging Oregonian to develop positive approaches to behavioral challenges common in those affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia.

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May St. Dinner-Auction

May Street students created a number of artworks in class that will be sold to benefit the school’s Artists in Residence program, including bowls and tiled mirrors, at the annual Teddy Webber Scholarship Dinner and Student Art Auction on Thursday, April 13.

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Denim Day: Students line downtown streets with jeans

Hood River Valley High School art students installed blue jeans with anti-sexual assault messages along Oak Street on Wednesday as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Week. The art was inspired by Denim Day protests, which began in Italy when a rape conviction was overturned because judges deemed wearing tight jeans as implying consent to sex.

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HRVHS blood drive

Lauren Greenleaf prepares to give blood Wednesday at the American Red Cross Blood Drive at Hood River Valley High School, with encouragement from her friend Elizabeth Bailey.

LeFevre Sustainability Awards nomination period now open

Gorge Owned (GO!) is now accepting nominations for the seventh annual Tod J. LeFevre Sustainability Champion Awards, which celebrates people who are working on innovative, creative solutions to the environmental, economic and social issues facing the Gorge.

The Experiences of Assault

Through videos, students want to start a frank conversation.

‘Tall Cop Says Stop’ presentations come to Hood River April 12-13

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from Officer Jermaine Galloway, who will make multiple presentations in Hood River to raise awareness of the ever-evolving drug culture that exists in our world today — yes, even in Hood River County.

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Annual May Street dinner, art auction fundraiser April 13

May Street Elementary School will hold its annual Teddy Webber Scholarship Dinner and Student Art Auction on Thursday, April 13.

Library, Kickstand book club meets Saturday

The Hood River Library has partnered with Kickstand Coffee & Kitchen to provide a once-monthly book club located at the café.

Steve Castagnoli leads OSU ag research center

Horticulturist succeeds Brian Tuck at Research Center

Steve Castagnoli, horticulturist and expert in tree fruit production, is the new director of the Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research and Extension Center (MCAREC) in Hood River.

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OSU Presidential Scholarships announced

Oregon State University’s Rachel Gerig came to Hood River on Friday, March 17 to present OSU Presidential Scholarships to seniors Maria Lachino Sonato and Owen Ramsey.

Culture of Health Prize: Community invited to ‘Healthy Together’ event

The Columbia Gorge was one of seven national winners of the 2016 RWJF Culture of Health Prize awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, honoring communities for efforts to ensure all residents have the opportunity to live longer, healthier, and more productive lives.

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