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Yesteryears: Horizon Christian ‘changing skyscape’ with new building in 2006

Horizon Christian School is changing the skyscape on the Heights in Hood River. Crew members aboard a high lift installed rafter caps on the west end of the building, at Eighth and Pacific streets. The 30,000-square-foot building is ahead of schedule, said administrator Chris Herring. “We’re working hard to get the new campus open for business in September,” Herring said. Phase one includes classrooms and offices. Phase two will be the gym and cafeteria, and phase three will be athletic fields.

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Snapshots of Culture Fest

This year’s Culture Fest at Columbia Gorge Community College was indeed a Kaleidoscope of vibrant color, dance and community interaction.

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Columbia Gorge Peace Village now a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization

Group to hold scholarship fundraiser June 23

What began in 2008 by a small handful of volunteers and 50 campers, Columbia Gorge Peace Village has grown to serve 150 campers annually.

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Family photo contest enters fourth year

Once again, in honor of “Oregon Parenting Education Week,” May 16 – 20, the Parenting Together program of The Next Door is seeking photos of children from birth to 8 years interacting with an adult in a healthy activity.

Pool notes: Dollar open swim offered Memorial Day

Here is what’s new at the Hood River Aquatic Center, corner of May and 17th streets, courtesy of pool Director Marcie Wiley:

Entertainment Update for May 25

Cascade Singers announce Spring Concerts June 4-5; Concert, book signing at Mosier School June 12; more

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Women pastors lead all three UCC congregations in the Gorge

Faith, not gender, guides Allen, Ryan, Stifter in their work

A little over five years ago when Deb Allen became the first woman pastor at the United Church of Christ, which has been in The Dalles for more than 150 years, she didn’t think it was a big deal.

Fresh Start Culinary Arts seeks applicants for summer

Fresh Start Culinary Arts Program, based at Riverside Community Church, is recruiting students for the next term, which begins May 31.

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Entertainment update for May 21, 2016

Yesteryears: Columbia Sightseer to start tours in Cascade Locks in 1976

A tour boat will go into operation on Saturday to provide daily cruises from Cascade Locks and Stevenson, according to Harry Cramblett, president of the Port of Cascade Locks. The tour boat Columbia Sightseer was purchased by the Ports of Cascade Locks and Stevenson from Gray Lines. Tours on the 100 passenger boat are scheduled to start May 22.

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Roots and Branches: Blossom quilt turns to ‘funeral pyre’

Blossom time has long held a special place on our family’s seasonal calendar.

Hutson Museum seeks arts and cultural events

Parkdale’s Hutson Museum would like to encourage visitors to the museum by offering art and cultural events this summer.

Gorge Soup for the Arts seeks applicants

Micro-philanthropy event supports new art projects

Gorge Soup returns with a new focus this fall: the arts. The Hood River based group is seeking presenter applications from individuals or teams from throughout the Gorge who are starting a new artistic endeavor or community initiative centered on the arts.

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Going to the dogs: Hood River’s dog-friendly vibe doesn’t end at the office

It’s no secret that Hood River is a dog-friendly town — go literally anywhere and you’ll see dogs and their humans together.

Arts Center presents discussion with humanitarian Anna Marie Spindler

Columbia Center for the Arts presents “One Woman’s Humanitarian Experiences: From Hood River to Asia, Africa and the Middle East,” with Anna Marie Spindler, on May 25 at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

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