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Church News: Updated Vacation Bible School list

As of June 25

Faith Bible Church, Parkdale churches, HR Nazarene, Riverside UCC, River of Life and Covenant Christian

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Yesteryears: 911 comes to Hood River County in 1986

On July 1, a Tuesday, almost all Hood River County emergency phone numbers will be switched over to one combination, 9-1-1, bringing the area into conformance with a state-mandated regulation.

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Final reunion for Odell High School

Bernice Arthur, left, and Pat Rasmussen Hoodenpile, along with Nate Arthur, far left, greet Delpha Clark, class of 1944, Saturday at the final reunion of the Odell High School, which was founded 100 years ago.

‘Art in the Gorge’ show in Hood River July 1-3

Eighteen local artists will host a weekend gallery and sale at Venue 301 (formerly the Butler Bank Building), 301 Oak St., Hood River, July 1-3.

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Cascade Observations: Making New Friends, Keeping the Old

I was a Girl Scout over 50 years ago, but the lyrics to a popular scouting song still remain lodged in my brain, years after memories of merit badges and the taste of campfire s’mores are long gone: “Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other’s gold.”

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History links Mike’s (30 years) and Tum-A-Lum (110)

I was headed into my freshman year of high school when Mike’s Ice Cream opened in 1986. It was a big deal — there weren’t a lot of places where kids my age could hang out, and having something downtown, across from the library park (that sold ice cream! In waffle cones!) really opened up options for me and my friends. We’d meet, grab a cone, and catch up on what we’d been up to that summer.

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Rock ‘n roll, loop ‘n jibe: Relive early ‘80s Gorge surf scene via videos and music

With apologies to vintners of the Gorge, around here there’s no vintage like Surf Vintage.

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No Sternwheeler Days in Cascade Locks, but …‘Mountain Man Rendezvous’ still on

Cascade Locks’ annual June festival has been cancelled this year. The Mountain Man Rendezvous will go one as planned, Friday through Sunday on Thunder Island in Port Marine Park.

Beach Bash features music, wind sport fun this weekend

The 2016 Beach Bash weekend gets going Thursday, with the annual Columbia Windsurfing Association Pray For Wind Party, 6-10 p.m. at Stonehedge Gardens; dinner tickets are sold at the door.

National FFA scholarship goes to Jakelyn Santa Cruz

The National FFA Organization awarded a $1,000 Fastline Publications scholarship to Jakelyn Santa Cruz of the Hood River Valley High School FFA. The scholarship is sponsored by Fastline Publications as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Santa Cruz will attend Oregon State University.

Horizon students sing, play, kick in talent show

Horizon students from K-12 demonstrated a great deal of talent during a recent Art and Talent Show in front of an exuberant audience filled with teachers, grandparents, parents, family and friends.

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‘Much Ado’ about Facetime

“Much Ado About Nothing” preparations began with an unusual rehearsal arrangement: one of the leads, Paul Bowen (Benedick), who was traveling out of state, “phoning it in,” yet giving it his best, via Facetime.

Entertainment Update for June 22

Blueprint at Underground Music Station July 1; ‘Retro punk,’ windsurfing mash up; more

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Kayak prize at Kickstand event

This Pongo kayak will be the prize at the summer kickoff party at Kickstand Coffee and Kitchen, 13th and State streets, on June 23, 4-7 p.m. — and the Columbia Gorge Peace Village the beneficiary.

The Porch for June 18

WELL DONE: The kids in the Westside Elementary talent show, with a special shout-out to emcee Ben Bauman, a fourth-grader, who ably kept things moving with a dryly humorous touch, at Wednesday’s event.

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