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Bike Buddies holds bike drive this weekend

8-year-old organizes bike restoration, give-away program

Anson is a very special 8 year old who lives in Hood River.

Cascade Mountain School announces summer courses

Climbing volcanic trails. Making fresh mozzarella cheese. Bicycling through alfalfa fields. Hunting for salmon.

Neighbors: Sweet Pea, Helping Hands

Cameron Teems, RNC-OB, Family Birth Center, Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital, reports that 27 new baby blankets were collected during the center’s Sweet Pea Project blanket drive.

Entertainment Update for April 25

Weather Machine, more at CEBU; ‘Hillbillies’ at Vintage Grille; more

Next Door’s ‘Table of Friends’ returns May 1

Get ready to know your onions at Table of Friends, The Next Door’s annual benefit dinner and dessert auction, May 1 with the theme, “Puttin’ On The Ritz” from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Springhouse Cellars.

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Reese receives Ford Foundation scholarship

The Ford Family Foundation of Roseburg, Ore., has recognized Parkdale resident Kristin Reese with a Ford Community Fellowship award. This honor is given to residents in rural Oregon and Siskiyou County, Calif., who demonstrate a commitment to community service and to the pursuit of rural community vitality.

Week 3 Hood River Blossom Time highlights

Blossom Time, the valley-long spring festival in Hood River County, comes to a close this weekend. There are a variety of things to eat, drink, and experience.

Made for Mosier gala tonight in HR

Mosier Schools holds its biggest fundraiser of the year today — the Made for Mosier Art Auction and Gala. As a charter school, Mosier gets 80 percent of its funding from the state and county, with the rest coming from fundraisers. The goal is to raise at least $30,000 at this gala.

The Porch: April 25

WELL DONE: Ink drawings by Kristina Cancelmi (above) on display through April 30 at Dog River Coffee. These bittersweet observations on love and life employe images and words, including a lyric by the 1980s Scottish band Big Country. Cancelmi is the graphic artist for Full Sail Brewing.

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Tyson Miller gains ag experience, has fun, in FFA

Tyson Miller, 16, Hood River Valley High School sophomore, has been busy the past few weeks, helping get ready for the school’s 8th Annual FFA Steak Feed and Silent Auction fundraiser, held today (April 25) in the HRVHS cafeteria and Commons beginning at 6 p.m.

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Experiencing Blossom Time

Fair weather shines on valley events: more this weekend

While most agreed that Saturday was the busier day, the weekend’s warm, sunny weather brought scores of visitors to the valley for the second weekend of Blossom Time.

Parkdale News: Upgrades springing up at Mt. Hood Town Hall

Spring is usually the time we think about sprucing things up around our homes and the Mt. Hood Town Hall is no exception.

Yesteryears: Georgiana Smith Memorial Park expanding in 2005

Ground was broken Monday for the Georgiana Smith Memorial Park project, which will expand the library grounds into an adjoining lot west and create new landscaping with additional paths and seating areas, while keeping the popular open lawn area. Virginia Hosford, Library Foundation member, told the 30-40 people who came to celebrate the event that the project was the culmination of the efforts of many people.

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Special rose delivery

Gordy Sato delivers roses to Brookside Manor Friday, a sort of Rotary Roses, part 2: Sato, a Hood River Rotarian and Parkdale orchardist, organizes the annual rose sale on the third Thursday of each April.

Entertainment Update for April 22

Buetow, Hazelnuts at Everybody’s; Jazz fusion show May 21; more