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Mid-Columbia Celilo DAR makes donation of books, bags to Children’s Book Bank

The Mid-Columbia Celilo Daughters of the American Revolution chapter donated over 550 books for the Children’s Book Bank, a nonprofit located in Portland, which will distribute them in the Portland area to low income preschool and grade school children.

Buckle up and ride right: Police enforce speed, phones, car seats

From May 18 until May 31, the Hood River City Police Department will be conducting a two week traffic safety Blitz campaign.

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State St. pedestrian signals soon to be up and running again

Getting two antennas to talk to each other was Tuesday’s task for Land Electric owner Rafael Landeros, right, and Joe Zargo, at the pedestrian-controlled crosswalk signal on State Street at the Hood River Library.

Police Log, May 11 to 17

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River.

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Pet of the Week: Lucille is a calm, quiet charmer

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Lucille as the program’s adoptable pet of the week:

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Café sales relieve Nepal

Lauren Bardenett adds the flourish to a coffee drink at Doppio, 310 Oak St., where all day May 27 the café will donate 10 percent of proceeds — drinks and food — to help an earthquake-damaged Nepal village of Kumari.

Friends of the Library used book sale May 28-30

Craving a few more books to read? Maybe, say, a whole bag of books for a dollar? Then you’re in luck. The upcoming Friends of the Library Used Book Sale is just what you’ve been waiting for.

Rummage for ‘The Dogs’ this weekend

May 30-31 sale benefits Hood River Adopt A Dog program

Hood River Adopt A Dog is holding its annual “Goin’ to the Dogs” Rummage Sale on Friday, May 29, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Community Briefs: Day hike destination changes May 27

Plus: Original Courthouse program set May 30; ‘Emporium’ pops up at Butler Bank Bldg.; Roald Dahl Literary Challenge May 29

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Wreathed in Honor: Remembering those who served

About 400 people assembled at Idlewild Cemetery Monday morning to remember the men and women who gave their lives for their country.About 400 people assembled at Idlewild Cemetery Monday morning to remember the men and women who gave their lives for their country.

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Odd incidents, arrests highlight a busy Memorial Day weekend

Two strange incidents involving vehicles stood out in a busy but otherwise ordinary Memorial Day Weekend for local law enforcement.

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Armed and chivalrous: Medieval tournament graces fairgrounds

Before a backdrop of modern houses and irrigated orchards, an ancient battle raged at the Hood River County fairgrounds last weekend.

Soroptimist honors trio

Women of Distinction: Ann Frodel, Allyson Pate and Tami Swanson

Allyson Pate, Ann Frodel and Tami Swanson are winners of Soroptimist International of Hood River’s 2015 Women of Distinction Award.

Write on: schools offer contest

The Hood River Public Schools writing competition is on.

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‘What you do is heroic’: School District honors retiring educators

Twenty-two educators are leaving full-time service of Hood River County School District this spring. Superintendent Dan Goldman thanked them in Monday’s gathering at the Hood River Valley High School cafeteria.

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