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Dress dedicated to brother

Faith Ocheskey, 13, models the dress she made using her brother Stanley’s Hood River Valley High School cap and gown at Wednesday’s 4-H Style Review at the Hood River County Fair.

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Oh, the rides, yes … And what else to do at County Fair,

Hood River County Fair concludes Saturday, and there is plenty for kids — beyond the ever-popular amusement rides. The fair opens at noon; carnival rides begin at 1 p.m.

Brunk releases new book

Cindy Brunk of Hood River presents her new book, “Love Will,” on the emotional and spiritual impacts of abortion, July 29 at 10 Speed Coffee, 1412 13th St.

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Explore Cascade Locks History

Join Cascade Locks Mayor Tom Cramblett for a presentation of the history of Cascade Locks on Thursday, August 13, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Cascade Locks Library.

Peace Walk, talk and tea take place July 29

The 2015 Pacific Northwest Interfaith Peace Walk, for a nuclear free future in respect for all life, will be in Bingen, White Salmon and Hood River on July 29.

UCC churches hold outdoor worship Sunday at HR Port

Riverside Community Church and Bethel United Church of Christ invite community members to join in a spirit-filled worship experience on July 26 near the banks of the Columbia River.

Vacation Bible School: August VBS scheduled

Church of Christ — Hood River Church of Christ will be taking a look at what goes on inside our hearts this year as we discover how Jesus turns hearts “Inside Out” Aug. 3-7 from 9 a.m. to noon.

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Saturday Spotlight: Matt Luchsinger lives a ruff life

Hood River is a great place for dogs and dog owners, with plenty of hiking and recreation opportunities and a wonderful dog-friendly attitude exhibited by many local businesses.

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From slopes to stage: a history of Jackson Park

The decades have matured Jackson Park. What began as a humble, hilly plot of grass and trees has become a truly impressive family gathering place, thanks to a continued effort from the community throughout the years.

Stories shared at museum of art, artists, and creative process

“We at The Hood River Art Club would like to thank each of you involved in celebrating our 66th Anniversary Exhibit and Reception at the History Museum of Hood River County,” writes club member Gail Kleish.

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Gorge Grown Farmer’s Market comes to Hawks Ridge Fridays

Gorge Grown Mobile Farmers’ Market is making a stop at Hawks Ridge Assisted Living Center on Fridays from 4-6 p.m. on the south lawn. The next market will be held July 24. Everyone is invited to attend.

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Yesteryears: Violent thunderstorm rocks lower valley in 1935

A thunderstorm, violent in its intensity, brought to a temporary end on Tuesday morning the unusual spell of sizzling heat which had prevailed in the Mid-Columbia area for nearly two weeks. Not only was the lightening display awe-inspiring, but the heavy artillery of the heavens discharged salvo after salvo almost simultaneously with the flash, so close to Hood River as the center of the storm, which descended on the lower valley with startling rapidity.

Entertainment Update for July 22

Joni Harms concert Aug. 2; August Summer Concert Series at Mt. Hood Meadows; more

Lila May’s party on Friday receives lots more help

The July 31 prom-birthday party for Lila May Schow, who is about to turn 5, is getting bigger.

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Pet of the week: Puppy Caramello ready for forever family

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