There were plenty of fish in the river but regional water supplies were far from plentiful in 2013. Those are just two highlights of news in the Hood River News in the second half of the year. Here is a summary of events covered from July to December 2013, with a few updates. (Part I ran in the Jan. 1 edition.)
To celebrate the birth centennial of Oregon’s most famous poet, William Stafford, a poetry writing workshop will be held on Sunday, Jan. 19, from 1-4 p.m. at the Hood River Middle School library, 1602 May St. in Hood River.
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Giving can be a lesson, and a fun one.
A colorful Christmas: Children share impressions of the season, and second-graders get encouragement from someone who remembers the joy of making art
Santa Mouse rides again.
The canned food drive is currently in full swing at Hood River Valley High School, with a total of seven teachers pledging to have their heads shaved if the highest goal is met.
Robotics teams Rainbow Tigers of Hood River Middle School and Robo Dragonz from May Street will advance to state along with nine other Gorge teams, following competition last weekend in Odell.
Columbia Gorge Community College welcomes generous holiday “giving” to ensure its grant match challenge goal.
Oregon State University Extension Services has had a presence in the community for many decades, but OSU has decided to bring its Open Campus program to the Columbia Gorge as well.
Leaders for Tomorrow recently visited local non-profit organizations as part of Cultural and Community Resources Day.
Would you like to learn more about gardening, plants and insects? Do you like to work with people? Do you want to improve your gardening skills? Do you like to share your gardening experiences?
Gabriella Whitehead and Stephanie “Heidi” Villalobos, both students at Hood River Valley High School, were chosen as Students of the Month for September by the Hood River Elks Lodge No. 1507. Each student was presented a check for $100 at a recent meeting.
Horizon Christian School starts the school year with something unique among Oregon schools, according to Supt. Ken Block.
Parents who ensure that teens get ample practice in a wide variety of situations and transfer their safe driving wisdom to their novice drivers are more likely to help their teens develop the necessary skills to be safer drivers, according to a series of research studies from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
Soroptimist International clubs of Hood River and Mt. Adams are looking for Gorge-area women heads of households to receive one of four $1,500 Women’s Opportunity Awards from the clubs. Applications are now available and are due back by Dec. 1.
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