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Pet of the Week: Miss Ella loves kids — and the feeling is mutual

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Ella as the program’s adoptable pet of the week:

Entertainment Update for June 17

Moe Dixon at The Pines; ‘Dogg’ at Sawtooth June 20; more

Celilo Park to be closed over weekend

Celilo Park’s lawn area and restroom will be closed this weekend while crews remove hazardous trees and limbs from the campsite.

Summer’s here — activities for every age!

How to beat the summertime doldrums

Camps, classes, reading, hikes, games and music. And all within — or close to — Hood River.

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‘The Home Place’

Frances Goe Arnold and Ken Goe talk about 100 years of farming during Sunday’s celebration at the Goe farm on Webster Road just outside of Odell.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: Parkdale, Odell churches hold VBS Aug. 3-7

Parkdale Community Church, Parkdale Nazarene, Parkdale Baptist and Pillar Bible Fellowship of Odell will hold a combined vacation bible school Aug. 3-7.

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Plan ahead for July 4 weekend fun

The Hood River Lions are working with other community groups for another great Independence Day salute to the United States. Set for Saturday, July 4, the day opens with the 40th annual Kollas-Cranmer Run/Walk from Odell to Jackson Park in Hood River.

Mercado del Valle returning to Odell

On Saturday, June 20 at 3 p.m., the Mercado del Valle Farmers’ Market in Odell opens for the season at Mid Valley Elementary. The Mercado del Valle offers something for everyone with a diverse set of vendors selling locally raised vegetables, fruit, meat, cheese, eggs, honey, and bread.

Enertainment Update for June 13

Blues Cabaret June 21; ‘Dogg’ at Sawtooth June 20; more

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HRVHS Coda

Senior members of the Hood River Valley High School Chamber Singers share a light moment before their final performance Friday during Class of 2015 Commencement.

Yesteryears: Mt. Hood Meadows extends ski season in 1995

In the old days, a prospector may have pointed to Mount Hood with delight, saying “there’s gold in them thar hills.” Today, there’s a different prospector looking with glee at a gold mine on the mountain. This time, though, the color’s snow white. Saturday, Mt. Hood Meadows begins something it hasn’t done for over a decade. Extended skiing runs the next 25 days until July 4.

Cascade Observations: Love, punctuated

May 29, and the handcrafted love notes from second graders keep coming — their teacher has informed them that today is my birthday, and that I will be retiring from teaching in the coming year. If I felt uncomfortable about turning 59 when I awoke this morning, their lovely cards have temporarily banished those feelings.

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Honoring David Duncombe

Pastor Kelly Ryan, left, and moderator Pam Tindall welcome guests to the David Duncombe Library at Bethel United Church of Christ in White Salmon.

Hood River student wins Holocaust Center contest

“How can lessons of the Holocaust inspire you to make the world a better place?”

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Here’s what you need to know for July 4 in Hood River

The Hood River Lions are working with other community groups for another great Independence Day salute to our country. Set for Saturday, July 4, the day opens with the 40th annual Kollas-Cranmer Run/Walk from Odell to Jackson Park in Hood River.