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Air Guitar at HRVHS

The senior class took first place at the 2016 Homecoming Air Guitar Thursday, their performance conjuring up what could have happened during a staff meeting discussing — what else? — Air Guitar.

Children’s Fair Saturday in Pine Grove

“Play Smart and Grow Strong” is the motto behind Saturday’s Hood River County Children’s Fair, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pine Grove School.

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Happy to Meet You: Making Connections

Last weekend brought Happiness Month kickoff and Odell picnic: next up are Children’s Fair, ‘Harvesting Our Stories’

“Play Smart and Grow Strong” is the motto behind Saturday’s Hood River County Children’s Fair, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pine Grove School.

White Salmon Ed. Foundation hosts ‘Grape Escape’ gala Oct. 8

The White Salmon Valley Education Foundation (WSVEF) will celebrate a decade of helping local schools at the annual Gorge Grape Escape on Saturday, Oct. 8. In addition to marking the Foundation’s first decade, the night will also launch the next, with a kick-off of the group’s anniversary endowment campaign.

Mediation training at Six Rivers starts Oct. 6

Conflict is normal and inevitable. But with developed mediation skills you can help yourself and others lead more manageable lives — whether at home, work or in any group or organization.

May Street celebrates Walk/Bike to School Day

Oct. 5 is National Walk/Bike to School Day, and May Street Elementary is participating.

Vandalized sign prompts security precautions at CL School Friday

Cascade Locks Elementary School is taking extra security precautions Friday in response to a vandalized reader board sign on WaNaPa Street. There was no credible threat to students, schools officials said.

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High school senior expands book box project

When Lucy Fine began working to bring “little free book boxes” to Hood River last spring, she had no idea she was laying the groundwork for something significantly bigger.

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Donations to clinic reinforce healthful living

One Community Health (OCH) expresses gratitude to a number of local business and organizations that recently donated health-related prizes to support the Hood River Valley High School School-Based Health Center (SBHC), writes Katie Roberts, communications director, for the OCH and SBHC teams.

CarFit comes to Hood River

CarFit is coming to Hood River for the first time — actually, this is its first time in Oregon — to offer drivers a free opportunity to check how their cars “fit” them on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 1-4 p.m. at the Hood River Valley Adult Senior Center.

Salmon viewing in Cascade Locks Oct. 8

Join Columbia Riverkeeper and Kat Brigham, former chair of the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) and a tribal leader with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, for a salmon viewing at Eagle Creek in Cascade Locks.

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Roald Dahl Trivia Challenge is Oct. 21

You know the magic and charm of Roald Dahl’s books “Matilda,” “Fantastic Mr. Fox” and “James and the Giant Peach.” You might have recently seen the film “The BFG” (be sure to read the book — aloud).

EnviroGorge Kids announces summer writing winners

EnviroGorge sponsored a free kids writing contest this summer where elementary, middle school and high school students were invited to submit an open-topic entry having to do with the environmental and the Columbia River Gorge.

Fresh Start program holds graduates’ dinner Oct. 19

New course starts Nov. 29

What are four courses that change the course of someone’s life? It’s not a trick question. On Oct. 19, Fresh Start Culinary Arts Program students prepare a four-course dinner in celebration of their own graduation, said Board Chair Kathy Watson. And after that, jobs await these graduates.

‘Genealogy Jamboree’ at Discovery Center Oct. 8

The Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society (CGGS) hosts a “Genealogy Jamboree” on Oct. 8 at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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