Spring is a special and exciting time for high school seniors. With graduation on the horizon, these young adults are about to close one chapter of their lives and begin the next. But before they toss their caps to the wind and go their separate ways, we checked in with seven Hood River Valley High School and two Horizon Christian School seniors to get a glimpse into the heart and soul of the class of 2013.
Imagine a sculpted, looping series of trails that wind through city neighborhoods, along creek sides, through parks, schools and open lands — allowing any trail user beautiful and easy access to experience Hood River on a personal, down-to-earth level.
Owners take new approach to running historic business
The futons are gone, but the view remains forever. A six-figure renovation effort continues at Lost Lake Resort and campground, which re-opened May 1 for campers, lodge and cabin guests, hikers and boaters.
Get ready to “feel the awkward”.
Diamond turns 100
ODELL — Diamond Fruit Growers is just part of the neighborhood for three employees with 40-plus years with the company.
Fruit packing house opens doors to public April 24
One of Hood River’s biggest, and oldest, businesses is holding a little party. Diamond Fruit Company hosts an open house on April 24, celebrating its centennial.
Diamond chief says members’ belief in co-op has not wavered with the ups and downs
Wyoming native David Garcia has been with Diamond for more than a third of its existence, including the last three years as president, and chief financial officer for 10 years before that. He started as an entry-level accountant in 1978, a few years after graduating from University of Wyoming.
The inspiring quote above, often misattributed as the U.S. Postal Service motto, is fitting to describe the Hood River Valley High School Chamber Singers’ recent adventures in Ireland during a nine-day performance tour.
Show to benefit Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation
The Mid-Columbia Lions Follies will present “The Wacky Wild West” as its 37th annual show April 5-6 and 11-13 for 7:30 p.m. shows, with a matinee performance Sunday, April 7, at 2 p.m. All performances are at the historic Hood River Middle School Auditorium.
Asbury faithful vacate sanctuary, with challenge to carry the light with them
The youngest to the oldest members of Asbury United Methodist Church took active part in Sunday’s decommissioning service for the building, at 616 State St.
An appreciation of an “Gloves are very interesting. It’s almost like a second skin, because they’ve been with us for so long.” — Wren Andrews
A look at some family-owned businesses in the Gorge
Mother and son personify yin and yang; Davises grow, work together; Sheppards: Business success rests on enjoying each other's company; Capovillas: 'Simple, straight-up' pub family
Elks build outward while working from within: Old organization draws new blood with athletics and events
Workout area will replace former pool; Facilities an asset for members and community activities
In an effort to attract new members and better serve existing ones, Hood River Elks Lodge is taking steps to upgrade its athletic facilities. The lodge offers two racquetball courts, a selection of weights, treadmills, stationary bikes and other basic equipment and locker/shower rooms with saunas, but it’s no secret that the amenities have seen better days and are in need of a facelift.
Ghosts, sword fights, spies, poisoned cups, madness and an evil king will bring intrigue and drama to audiences in the Hood River Valley High School production of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” running weekends March 1 through March 16.
A peek inside elementary school life in small-town Japan
I have now passed the six-month mark of my time here in Tsuruta, Japan, as the Coordinator for International Relations for the Hood River-Tsuruta sister city program.