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Hood River County Reads celebrates its 10th anniversary — 11 years in

‘Ten years of reading together’

Hood River County Reads celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and kicked off the 2016 season with book distribution of this year’s selection, “Martin Marten” by Brian Doyle, at the Hood River Library on sunny Sunday, April 17, with additional books at the Parkdale and Cascade Locks branches April 19.

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Travelogue: Cuba

HRVHS Spanish class part of historic ‘first wave’

A group of 26 unsettlingly sunburnt adults and teenagers from Oregon wandering through a Cuban city isn’t as inconspicuous as it sounds, especially if the entire assembly is constantly squinting at the sun as if confused by its presence.

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Mid-Columbia Lions Follies celebrates '40 Years of Magic'

The Mid-Columbia Lions Follies is celebrating 40 years of performances and presents“40 Years of Magic,” opening April 15 at the historic Hood River Middle School Auditorium. The show will feature selected songs, dances and skits from past shows in a variety format.

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In support of a superhero

Friends mobilize for Kyle McCarthy

When Mid Valley staff and students set out to help third grader Kyle McCarthy and family raise the $6,000 needed to get him a new ultra-light wheelchair, no one imagined they would do it — and then some — all in one day.

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A Basket Ball: The squishy rush at Jackson Park

Boots were as helpful as baskets Saturday at the egg hunt.

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Call him Parkdale’s ‘Mr. Betzing’

Principal for the Day might just be a cool new tradition at Parkdale Elementary School.

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Travelogue: Ironman

‘It takes a village’

Training began with swimming on Tuesday, Nov. 11.

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Oven-baked anniversary: Andrew’s Pizza shapes up a 25th-year celebration

Twenty-five years in, Andrew McElderry allows himself an un-appetizing description of the first pizzas he ever made.

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Art of the Dragon: May Street celebrates student creations

It will be dinner with the dragons.

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Taming of the Shrew: HRVHS students tackle one of Shakespeare’s most controversial plays

Hood River Valley High School’s theater department is ready to debut its winter play, “Taming of the Shrew,” written by William Shakespeare and directed by Rachel Harry, this weekend.

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Travelogue: Tanzania

The Universality of Laughter

You step off the plane into the balmy night, your weary legs fail you as you stumble on the tarmac but a dark, unfamiliar hand offers salvation from certain humiliation on this foreign continent.

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Father of the Bride

Show opens Feb. 12

The vexing phone keeps ringing and it’s attached to a cord coming out of the wall. The furniture has doilies on it, teenagers read the newspaper at the breakfast table, and a middle class suburban family employs a maid.

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Are You Ready? Survival 101

Experts list the simple tools of staying alive

Hood River is known as an outdoor mecca, and with the increase in traffic comes an increase in the calls for lost or injured recreationalists.

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Warming Shelter: Helping Those Who Are Without

“I hear so much flak out on the street. I get flipped off, people say ‘get a job.’ I hear so much BS — it just rolls off my shoulder. I’m like, ‘Whatever you think, it doesn’t matter anymore. I’m goin’ on.’” — Chuck, a Warming Shelter guest

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Ellen Dittebrandt and Judith Cunningham: Women of Substance

Untitled work. That’s what the placard says next to many of the paintings in “Women of Substance,” on exhibition in the Columbia Art Gallery through Jan. 31.

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