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Neighbors: Thanks, invitations, and ‘good appetite’

Writes Carrie Macrum of White Salmon, “I want to thank Chuck Walston for all the help he gave my family on the organization of my dad Ed Chapman’s celebration of life."

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Snapshots of Culture Fest

This year’s Culture Fest at Columbia Gorge Community College was indeed a Kaleidoscope of vibrant color, dance and community interaction.

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Family photo contest enters fourth year

Once again, in honor of “Oregon Parenting Education Week,” May 16 – 20, the Parenting Together program of The Next Door is seeking photos of children from birth to 8 years interacting with an adult in a healthy activity.

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Roots and Branches: Blossom quilt turns to ‘funeral pyre’

Blossom time has long held a special place on our family’s seasonal calendar.

Gorge Soup for the Arts seeks applicants

Micro-philanthropy event supports new art projects

Gorge Soup returns with a new focus this fall: the arts. The Hood River based group is seeking presenter applications from individuals or teams from throughout the Gorge who are starting a new artistic endeavor or community initiative centered on the arts.

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The Porch for May 7

WELL SAID: “An inch is a long time.”

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Mt. Hood Town Hall begins kitchen renovations

After two years of fundraising, The Mt. Hood Town Hall Association has embarked on a complete renovation of the old kitchen in the community center along Highway 35 in Mount Hood. The association is the volunteer non-profit group which has been coordinating the restoration of the 101-year-old schoolhouse since 1988 and now manages the building for classes, events and activities.

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BBBS pool party at Aquatic Center

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of the Columbia Gorge hosted its annual pool party on Sunday, April 17 at the Hood River Aquatic Center.

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The Daily Bread: My Life in Dog Years

They say that one year of a dog’s life equals seven in human time. That puts me roughly at the equivalent of an eight year old canine. That suits me perfectly, for over the past 22 years I have maintained a child- like awe about the magic and speechless beauty of Dog Mountain in spring.

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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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Little free library idea

The April 16 article on the growth of free-standing community libraries in Hood River left out a new one at 24th and Sherman, and another on Park Place Loop.

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Art of Community adds Soderberg-Greene work

Look for two subtle changes in the Art of Community outdoor sculpture gallery, aka Big Art.

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Bike Buddies reports successful weekend event

A homeless man and a family with three children were among the recipients of bikes Sunday in the spring bike drive held by Anson Pulk, 9, and friends.

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Ora Cantrell remembers Hood River as ‘bare town’

Ora Cantrell turned 93 on February 1, and she’s seen a lot of changes in Hood River during her time here — stories she figures it’s time to share.

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