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Earth Week: Celebrating Sustainability

Columbia Gorge Climate Action Network (CGCAN) and other local groups are hosting a number of Earth Day events on Saturday and Sunday in Hood River supporters said are intended “to celebrate and connect Columbia Gorge residents around Earth awareness.”

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Student film fest splices creativity, competition

For students at Hood River Valley High School, film-making is a passion best shared through competition.

HR Elks Lodge honors Funez and Ziegner

Nancy Funez and Scottie Ziegner, seniors at Hood River Valley High School, were chosen as Elks “Student of the Month” for their outstanding community service. Each student received a check for $100 at the recent Lodge meeting.

Blue Ribbon Campaign continues to shine light

It’s time to tie a blue ribbon around the ol’ oak tree. Or your car antenna. Or wear on your jacket.

CGCC increases tuition

Cost per credit rises by $2, general fees by $3

The Columbia Gorge Community College Board of Education unanimously approved a $2 per credit tuition increase, coupled with a $3 per credit increase in general fees, during their regular board meeting Tuesday, April 14. Tuition and fees were last raised in 2012.

HRV Speech-Debate wins District

Eighteen members of the Hood River Valley High School Speech and Debate team travelled to Hermiston April 11 to compete for the District championship.

Folklorist speaks April 21 at Hood River Library

Learn about folklife and some of the people in your community who practice traditional crafts and skills. The Oregon Folklife Network presents Folklife in your community by folklorist Nancy Nusz at the Hood River Library on Tuesday, April 21, 6 p.m.

Community Work Day returns on April 29

Sign up to hire a student for a day, proceeds to help local groups

Hood River Valley High School (HRVHS) is supporting the 18th annual Community Work Day (CWD) Wednesday, April 29.

GTA hosts April 28 presentation

On April 28, the Gorge Tech Alliance welcomes everyone to hear expert Marcella Vail, from the Portland marketing firm Kinesis, for a presentation on “Recipes for Marketing Success for Manufacturers.” The event will be at 6:30 p.m. at the White Buffalo Wine Bar in Hood River. Appetizers will be provided; there is a $10 entry for non-GTA members.

Crop Talk scheduled for April 27

This month’s Crop Talk, 6 p.m. at the Rockford Grange, 4250 Barrett Drive in Hood River, will feature a short field trip to a farm located near the Grange. Meet at the Grange and then car pool to Casa Verde CSA, which delivers veggies to members’ homes March through October.

Learn about the National Alliance on Mental Illness

Do you or someone you love have a mental illness? Come learn more and get support at an exploratory meeting to create a chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

Library renews Shakespeare Week with birthday bash, workshops, performances

Hood River Library Shakespeare Week is April 21 - 25.

Shakespeare Week is April 21-25

Here are the events taking place at the Hood River Library:

‘Responsible Fatherhood’ course offered April 25

On April 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. the Northwest Marriage institute in partnership with the Next Door presents “Pathways to Responsible Fatherhood.”

‘Pair it Forward’: local youth collect used shoes

Attention anyone with a closet: Those shoes you no longer want are desperately needed to help fight global poverty.