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Hundreds attend Parkdale Pumpkin Parade

The sun was shining bright on Saturday for Parkdale’s annual Pumkpin Parade. The small downtown was transformed into Halloween Town as families gathered wearing their best costumes. While the little kids stole the show, some of the attendees had been to the Pumpkin Parade since it started in 1987.

Warming Shelter returns in November, with changes

The Hood River Warming Shelter is seeking to enrich the quality of life of the homeless in Hood River County and surrounding areas by providing “a safe place to meet the basic human needs of people without shelter during our coldest months: mid-November through mid-March.”

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Double duty for cyclists

Local cyclists filled the ranks for two-wheeled adventures in Hood River County and in central Oregon earlier this fall.

Country Finance donates $1,000 to Hope Unlimited

Country Financial recently donated $1,000 to Hope Unlimited in honor of Keith Howell of Hood River.

Public Records: Marriage Permits

Sept. 4 to Oct. 14

MARRIAGE PERMITS: Sept. 4 to Oct. 14

How to Help for Oct. 12

Volunteer as a tax preparer; more

Announcements, accomplishments, acknowledgements

Shanna McGowan of Hood River was among 30 students who on Aug. 20 graduated during the annual White Coat Ceremony from Rocky Mountain College in the Masters of Physician Assistant Studies program.

Casas for CASA

Columbia Gorge CASA launches a new annual fundraising event called “CASAS for CASA,” a custom-built child’s playhouse raffle.

Block party returns to River of Life

On June 30 River of Life Assembly hosts its annual block party, from 3-6 p.m. at the church, 979 Tucker Road, Hood River.

Vacation Bible School update for June 26

Immanuel Church (Ninth and State streets) invites all children ages 4-11 to a wonderful week of “Kingdom Rock — where kids stand strong for God!” This free week of fun, games, crafts, songs, treats, faith lessons and surprises galore happens from 9 a.m. to noon, July 8-12.

‘Here in the Gorge’ focuses on the water

Radio Tierra presents “Here in the Gorge” on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m.

44 Trails Association rallies fun and funds

On June 1, the 44 Trails Association hosted a trail work day followed by a fundraiser at Dirty Fingers Bicycle. About 50 volunteers worked on the trails while more than 100 people attended the party.

Get involved with large mural project at Wy’east stadium

This summer Hood River Valley High School Health Media Club members, along with local summer school students and artist-in-residence Allison Bell Fox, will be creating two large murals for the Wy’east Middle School stadium.

‘Lassie’ and ‘Secrets of the Gorge’ presentation May 15

Local author Scott Cook will present a slideshow, and video presentation “Historic Secrets of the Gorge”, on May 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Columbia Center for the Arts.

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Mother’s Day Musings

Mothers’ Day is May 12. We asked five Hood River residents of varying ages to tell us, “What do you love about your mother?” as a kind of Mothers’ Day card to moms everywhere.