Over the last two and a half years, I have had the distinct honor of being part of a group of dedicated community volunteers and partners focusing on one common goal, the well being of the children in our community. In that time, an incredible amount of work has been done and milestones achieved. Through funding provided Casey Family Programs and a series of grants, the Keeping Families Together (KFT) initiative has focused their attention on several areas that have the most substantial impact on the success of youth in our community.
I awoke to the sound of the front door unlocking in the early hours of New Year’s morning. As the lights came on, I saw my dad standing in his bulky police uniform, his thoughts much heavier than his gear.
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I just returned from a walk to one of my favorite places in Hood River — Waterfront Park.
“Check, check, check …” I’m recalling my halcyon microphone days, examining the sound system to determine its accuracy. Only this time it’s not sound checking … it’s tick checking.
Protecting our children from all of life’s ills, and especially from abuse and neglect, is perhaps our single most important responsibility as adults. There should be no controversy in that statement, no partisanship or disagreement.
“The Sadie Hawkins Dance in my khaki pants. There’s nothing better. The girls ask the guys, it’s always a surprise,” goes the song by Relient K.
Forty years ago our family went to the beach for spring break, where I celebrated my 11th birthday. That beach was warm and sunny; we snorkeled and swam and rode bicycles, and climbed through abandoned helicopters.
Supt. Dan Goldman of Hood River County School District sent out this letter to district patrons this week:
I have lived in Hood River for almost 11 years, and this is the first place I’ve ever loved. Coming from Seattle, I had to learn a few things to settle into the community. If you’re new to small town life, this advice is for you.
I often wonder how many Oregonians understand they are players in an “Education Game,” and if they understood the game, could we finally win it?
As a junior in high school, graduation requirements are on the mind. One thing that is very close at hand is the new standardized state test, Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium or SBAC for short.
My husband and I enjoyed yet another year celebrating the Hood River Library and its role in our community March 7 during the Feast of Words fundraiser.
Every high school student has a talent, something interesting about them, or perhaps a little quirk to them. Some students are talented in math, some in science, but there are very few students who know and are learning more than four different languages. Whether she is up at the mountain skiing or in a classroom studying, sophomore Julia Skwarczynski is always trying her best to achieve the goals she has set for herself and have success in the future.
Wrestling is the world’s oldest sport and is a test of the determination and toughness of its competitors.
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