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HRV Leos holds Soles4Souls drive

Attention anyone with a closet: Those shoes you no longer want are needed to help fight global poverty.

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The Porch for April 16

WELL SAID: As City Council and staff discussed the water line installation project for busy Rand Road set to happen next month — see notice at right — Public Works director Mark Lago was asked by Councilor Mark Zanmiller if sidewalk improvements could be done at the same time (answer, no, this is being done with water line funding) so Planning Director Cindy Walbridge joked, “How about a kind of slip and slide for the summer?” That drew a laugh, but City Manager Steve Wheeler’s wry remark was, “Cindy is a great planning director, but perhaps she is not ready for the job of parks and rec director.”

Cascade Observations: The shrouded harbor of memory

I come from a long line of women losing their minds, or rather their memories, and as I rapidly approach the age of 60, I’m finding my genes are wrecking some havoc on my own recall abilities.

Roots and Branches: Lili's inspiring story

I would like to share a chapter in the story of Liliana Tello Castro, a beautiful young lady I have known since she arrived in Hood River 16 years ago.

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The Daily Bread: In Praise of Risk

“Because it’s there.”

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‘Unerring accuracy with snowballs’

Racing is just part of the fun for skiers from Washington School for the Blind

An overnight at Mt. Hood Town Hall was just one part of the fun for a group of novice skiers on March 9-10.

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Annual Egg Hunt, Safety Fair meld Saturday at Jackson Park

The annual Community Easter Egg Hunt held each year on the Saturday morning before Easter at Jackson Park is going to be bigger and better than ever, according to Rev. Jeff Mueller of Immanuel Lutheran and the sponsoring Columbia Gorge Fellowship of Churches.

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The Porch: March 19

LOOK UP: If you’re thirsty and want a soda with a local touch, try a Jones strawberry lime — that’s White Salmon resident Paul Kline’s image on the label. A Jones Soda Co. letter to Kline told him that just one percent of all submitted photos get used.

Roots and Branches: Acknowledge discrimination

This column may have begun to feel like a one note song with many of my musings over the last seven months focused on the life work of Hood River native son, Minoru Yasui.

Cascade Observations: Young scholars, take note

$200,000 is up for grabs this month. Free money for college if you’re a high school student with a compelling personal story, financial need, and the time and energy to complete a plethora of applications for locally sponsored scholarships — 79 to be exact.

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‘Up Up! Farm Film Festival’ continues March 11

Gorge Grown Food Network and the Rockford Grange present the next movie in the Up Up! Farm Film Festival series on March 11 at Rockford Community Grange, located on Barrett Drive one mile west of Windmaster Corner, south of Hood River.

Third annual seed exchange March 12 at Rockford Grange

The third annual Seed Share takes place at the Rockford Grange, 4250 Barrett Drive, on March 12 from 2-6 p.m.

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The Porch for March 5

WELL SAID: “Mend your own fences and own your own crazy/Mind your own biscuits and life will be gravy.” — Kacey Musgraves

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The Daily Bread: Sumitra’s Dream

“Where your talents and the needs of the world meet, there lies your purpose.”

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May Street hosts scholarship dinner and student art auction

May Street Elementary School will be holding its annual Teddy Webber Scholarship Dinner and Student Art Auction on Wednesday, March 9.