“We enjoyed spending time together, and we had the same goals,” Mary Ellen Picking said of the longevity of her marriage with Chuck Picking, 90.
What works, who's involved, and how to help
‘You are an important part of some lucky child’s life right now.’ That’s how Bob Camillucci put it to a gathering of mentors on a recent Saturday morning. Camillucci, a board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge, and himself a mentor, was addressing fellow “Bigs” and supporters, but he could have been talking about nearly any program in the community where caring adults meet on a regular basis to provide guidance, teaching and friendship to young people.
ASPIRE; Big Brothers-Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge; Community Education; Mentor for Success; Project Invent; SMART (Start Making A Reader Today)
In his National Mentorship Month proclamation in January, President Barack Obama wrote, “Mentors know that helping a child unlock his or her full potential starts with care, guidance and support. find the strength within themselves.”
Mike Hendricks is a busy guy.
Complete with monocle, physical farce returns to the Hood River stage
The next CAST play provides more derring-do and devilish deeds than you can shake a stuffed duck at.
When former Hood River resident Laurel Patrick began traveling regularly to Mexico in the early 1980s, she wasn’t thinking about its unique biodiversity or how she could bring attention to the many species that filled the region. But then she created El Refugio de Potosí — and that is exactly what she has done.
Last year Hood River Fire Marshal Peter Mackwell’s work took him to New York City, where he saw an oddly familiar scene: tents where firefighters were cooking outdoors.
Because if you can’t make fun of yourself once in a while, you’re taking life far too seriously
For regular Hood River News readers, this page should look familiar.
On Jan. 6, The History Museum of Hood River County will reopen its doors to the public after being closed for nearly a year.
What can we all do to help our community during the holidays?
Once again, the Hood River County Christmas Project has spread Christmas cheer to families who might not have had any otherwise.
There is no stopping Meals on Wheels.
Volunteers are the heart of the FISH food bank in its four locations in Hood River County.
Warming Shelter is a place of stories.
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