Martz, Davis marry in Parkdale

Julie Renai Martz and Aubrey Mathew Davis, both of Parkdale, were married June 21, 2014 at the home of Ken and Alice Clarke in Parkdale.

Mid Valley News: Wy’east school library will be open Aug. 8, Aug. 21

El Mercado del Valle was closed July 26 because of the Hood River County Fair, but rest assured, it will be back Aug. 2 in the covered play area at Mid Valley Elementary. The market will have a new time — 3 to 7 p.m. — for the rest of the summer; the market ends Sept. 20.

Roots and Branches: Meeting friends, and life, face to face

Saturday night brought part of the family out on our deck for some catch up conversation with Cheyenne Humphrey, a nursing school graduate who interned with our office several years ago

Parkdale News: Hard work pays off for upper valley 4-H, FFA

This year’s Hood River County Fair turned out to be a bountiful one for Upper Valley 4-H’ers and FFA students, many of whom came home with Champion and Grand Champion ribbons for their efforts The students’ animals are judged in two categories, the first one is Confirmation, meaning the breeding, look and salability of the animal at auction, the other is Showmanship, or how the student presents and handles their animal in front of the judge and how much knowledge they have about it, from parts of their animal to particular diseases and treatments for them.

Peace Walk Monday

Gorge residents walk, eat together as part of Interfaith Peace Walk

Two Interfaith Peace Walks, in remembrance of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August, 1945, will take place Monday, July 28, in Bingen and Hood River.

‘Redefining Life’: an artist’s wish fulfilled

Coral Carroll, a resident of Hawks Ridge Assisted Living, had her paintings, drawings and sculptures on display and for sale on June 25.

Challenge Day, Wy’east Outdoor School send thanks

Two school programs send thanks to community supporters who made possible a variety of student enrichment in the last school year.

BBBS program announces ‘Mentoring Match of the Year’

Keely and Zoe have bonded as Big and Little Sister since 2011; Zoe is now honorary big sister

When her “Little Sister” graduated from 8th grade a year ago, Keely Kopetz was beaming proudly in the audience. Like many middle schoolers, her Little Sister, Zoe, was anxious about starting high school. She was afraid she’d get lost on campus, worried she wouldn’t choose the right classes, and concerned about finding new friends who shared her interests. Living with a dad who speaks primarily Spanish, the girl wondered how he could help her through the process., writes Dawn Stover of Next Door Inc.

Parkdale News: Town Hall celebrates centennial June 28

A celebration to honor the 100 years since the Mount Hood Town Hall was built will be held Saturday, June 28, outdoors under the summer sky and under the big tent on the front lawn.

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Winged healing: butterfly release

Hundreds of painted lady butterflies took to the sunny skies on Saturday, June 7, honoring the loss of loved ones for over 150 local residents who attended the sixth-annual Heart of Hospice Butterfly Release.

Locals boost foster teens, diabetes research, STEM fair

Tina Pasto of Allstate Insurance recently presented a $1,000 check from the Allstate Foundation to Heidi Venture of The Next Door. Pasto’s Hope Chest project, collecting new household items for teens leaving foster care, inspired the grant for The Next Door’s programs serving foster teens.

Adopt A Dog ‘Goin’ to the Dogs’ rummage sale

Hood River Adopt A Dog is holding its annual “Goin’ to the Dogs” Rummage Sale May 31-June 1 inside the Cody Fruit Stand in Odell, at the intersection of Davis Drive (Highway 282) and Graves Road from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days.

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Riders spur funds for Lila May, Donovan

“I got it, Dad!” Lila May Schow, 3, called out when her stepfather, Blake, urged her to hold on tight during a Saturday horse ride.

Mid Valley News: Guess who won the Lioness basket?

The Pine Grove-Odell United Methodist Church will be worshiping at the Pine Grove church site on Eastside Road in June, July and August. Services begin at 10 a.m., and everyone is invited to attend.

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Pet of the Week: Marvin is ‘fun little guy’

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Marvin as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe him as follows: