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School’s out, work’s on

Bond construction projects begin this summer

This summer, residents will see many changes in buildings and grounds around the Hood River County School District as long-awaited capital bond construction projects begin in earnest.

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Have lunch and talk about death

“Talk About Dying,” a program developed by Oregon Humanities, comes to the Hood River Valley Adult Center on June 19. Lunch will be served at noon, with the conversation beginning at 1 p.m.

An author’s paths of healing: Dr. Sherry Dell to speak at library

Visit the Hood River Library on June 22 at 7 p.m. for a reading and Q&A with Dr. Sherry Dell, author of “Collected Writings on Natural Health and the Spiritual Path.”

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Fresh Start Culinary Program regroups for the summer

Fresh Start Culinary Arts Program is taking a summer break from training students to look at lessons learned from its successful first 18 months of operation.

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Alternative School mural tells many stories

“This mural is who they are and where they came from,” says teacher Sarah Lyon about the newest large-scale student artwork in the Hood River County School District.

‘World Elder Abuse Awareness Day’ June 15

June 15 is designated by the UN as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). On this day, communities across the world honor older people and uphold their right to live in safety with dignity and respect. WEAAD is an opportunity to make the community aware that many older people experience mistreatment from people close to them, often their family members.

District to name Kelly Running Alternative Ed/Online principal

Superintendent Dan Goldman announced that Kelly Running will be recommended as the new Alternative Education/Online Principal for the Hood River County School District.

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Rotary Scholars

This year, Hood River Rotary Club donated $32,000 in scholarships to local youth.

CL Library holds summer Summer Reading Kick-off

The Cascade Locks Library Children’s Summer Reading Kick-off happens from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 17.

Gorge Peace Fellowship awards two scholarships

Columbia Fellowship for Peace Susanna Blake Gabay Peace Scholarship was awarded to Deylan Guidel and Morgan Totten, Hood River Valley High School Class of 2017, on May 25 at the school’s scholarship night.

Peace Village fundraiser June 14 at Kickstand Kitchen

Columbia Gorge Peace Village hosts a 10th anniversary fundraiser at Kickstand Kitchen on June 14 at 5 p.m., sponsored by Don and Bonnie Benton and Little Shredders Dental.

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Pick of the Week: OSU Extension offers ‘Intro to Food Safety’ June 8

Oregon State University Extension Service will begin its summer Food Preservation courses on June 8 at the FISH Food Bank in Hood River from 6-9 p.m. with the class “Intro to Food Safety.”

Wasco County Historical Society program June 17

The public is invited to the first of three summer programs hosted by the Wasco County Historical Society on Saturday, June 17 at 1 p.m. at the Moody/Rorick House, 300 W. 13th St., The Dalles. Local historian Karl Vercouteren will present “Vogt Opera House: The Sequel.”

Tutors needed for four brothers in foster care

Four brothers have a new home after the recent death of their mother. Forging a new family brings challenges for Mike and Renee Mueller of Hood River, along with fellow parishioners at Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Last Fresh Start breakfast this weekend before summer break

Fresh Start Culinary Arts Program will serve its last breakfast before summer break on June 10.

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