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Underwood Community Gardens provides summer children’s programs

Underwood Community Gardens welcomes the community to celebrate children and wellness in the garden this summer with free gardening programs at the Underwood Community Center.

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Pick of the Week: Peace Village fundraiser is June 14 at Kickstand Kitchen

Columbia Gorge Peace Village hosts a 10th anniversary fundraiser at Kickstand Kitchen on June 14 at 5 p.m., sponsored by Don and Bonnie Benton and Little Shredders Dental. Live music will be provided by “oo-la-la,” Violet Montenegro and digeridoo player Patrick Stevens.

Cascade Observations: Deadly Sins and Doing Good

Lately, the Seven Deadly Sins have been rearing their ugly heads far too often. Evil and excess seem to be in charge. In the same week that good Samaritans were murdered on a Portland MAX train defending two innocent girls, I paid $30 to take a voyeuristic tour through William Randolph Hearst’s monument to excess, the Hearst Castle.

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Yesteryears: Brick to replace wooden structure on Oak in 1917

A brick business block will replace the frame structure on Oak Street which was destroyed by fire last week.

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'17 celebrates: ‘Growing up and getting out’ at HRVHS and Horizon

The stands at Henderson Community Stadium were filled to the brim Friday evening for Hood River Valley High School’s graduation, as family and friends cheered on the class of 2017.

Entertainment Update for June 14

John Bunzow at The Pines; Rob Guidera at White Buffalo; more

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‘Spamalot’ opens Friday

King Arthur (William Thayer-Daugherty) belts one out with Lady of the Lake (Emily Vawter), right, Patsy (April Sampson), left, Dennis (Peter Tappert) and Lance (Jimmie Oates) in a Vegas-style number in “Spamalot” opening Saturday.

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A Step Up

“These graduating seniors Friday walked the halls of Westside Elementary where their academic careers began,” writes teacher Joelena Evans .

Community Notes: Elks party shout-out; ‘Home with Heroes’

“A shout-out of sincere thanks to everyone in the community that donated their time and energies, merchandise and space to make the graduation night party at the Elks Club happen on Friday night,” writes Kevin Donald of Hood River.

ESA installs new officers

On May 27, Delta Kappa ESA installed Debbie Sanguras as the new president for 2017-2018 during a luncheon held at the Columbia Gorge Hotel.

Green Drinks at Big Winds

The next Gorge Owned Green Drinks happens June 13 from 5:30-7 p.m. at Big Winds in Hood River.

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Yesteryears: Building dedicated at fairgrounds in 1987

They dedicated a brand-new building at the Hood River County Fairgrounds last Saturday, and the focus was on volunteers when Fair Manager Doris Jensen gave credits to highlight the program.

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Tours of historic Cloud Cap Inn begin June 25

In cooperation and partnership with the Hood River Crag Rats Mountain Rescue Organization, the Hood River Ranger District will once again host free interpretive tours of historic Cloud Cap Inn.

Have lunch and ‘Talk About Dying’

“Talk About Dying,” a program developed by Oregon Humanities, comes to the Hood River Valley Adult Center on June 19. Lunch will be served at noon, with the conversation beginning at 1 p.m.

Faith moves RCC; votes to become immigrant welcoming congregation

Members of Riverside Community Church, United Church of Christ (UCC), have voted to become an “Immigrant Welcoming Congregation.”


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