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Mid Valley News: The story within a story at the Wy’east Fire District Memorial

There are times, when I go out on a story, I find another story I’d like to tell just as much. Sometimes I can work a paragraph or two into an existing article; sometimes I cannot.

Community Health Workers receive their certificates

These are the Community Health Worker graduates who received their certificates Aug. 27 in a ceremony in Hood River, sponsored by The Next Door Inc. and Nuestra Communidad Sana:

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Ellen Dittebrandt: The Art of Living

Ellen Dittebrandt’s gifts are already missed.

Entertainment Update for Sept. 3

Williams at The Pines Sept. 5; ‘A Light in the Wilderness’ author visits Sept. 5; more

Ten Thirty rock band featured in benefit for HRCEF Sept. 5

It may not be as flashy as the Ice Bucket Challenge, but a new method of supporting nonprofits has finally made it to the Gorge. Donating through your phone.

Too Much Coffee Man Opera in Hood River Sept. 19-20

Maryhill Museum of Art and Columbia Center for the Arts are proud to co-present Too Much Coffee Man Opera at the Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River on Sept. 19 and 20 at 7 p.m. In a genre now called Gonzo Opera, the show melds zany plots and sub-plots with classical vocal technique.

Pinchot Collaborative turns focus to Upper WS River-Gotchen Creek

Last week, a group of residents who share a common interest in taking care of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest gathered around the Trout Lake Big Tree to collaborate on how to do so.

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In the ‘sweet spot’ for growing fruit, Anne and Bernie Lerch enjoy staying small but diverse

The Hood River Valley is well-known its wines and vines now, but it wasn’t that way when Anne and Bernard Lerch purchased Hood River Vineyards and Winery in 1992. In those days, there were just three wineries in the entire Columbia River Gorge, and only a handful of vineyards.

Entertainment Update for Aug. 30

‘Disclosure’ UFO film Sept. 12l Cider parties this weekend; more

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Hawks Ridge Fair raises $2,000 for senior wishes

All of the hard work and preparation paid off this year for the annual Country Fair fundraiser at Hawks Ridge Assisted Living.

Hood River students to participate in spelling bee

Sean Counihan, Nate Miller, and Kelsey Stewart, all of Hood River, will be representing Hood River County at the Oregon Statewide Spelling Championship on Aug. 30, at the Oregon State Fair in Salem.

Light Wave wins Telly for ‘Hope 2014’ video

The 35th Annual Telly Awards has named Light Wave Communications as a Bronze winner for the video titled “Vision of Hope 2014,” which focuses on HAVEN’s efforts to prevent sexual and domestic violence in the Columbia Gorge.

Cross Channel Swim is Monday

Undeterred by the distance (1.1 miles) or water temperature (average of 69 degrees), almost 500 hardy swimmers from around the world will again take the plunge this Labor Day during Hood River’s 72nd annual Roy Webster Cross-Channel Swim.

HR team competes in ‘Rat Rod’ contest

Team “Resurrected Rust” from Hood River competes in the 2014 RAT HARD Great American Blue Collar Build-Off, sponsored by Ratrod Magazine & Ride Hard Magazine, in Lebanon Tenn., next month.

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Savor Summer

Kids get into the getting out

Thinking of an educational adventure for your kids next summer?