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This summer, 'Have a Free Book'

Each year, the Leaders for Tomorrow high school senior group participate in a community project.

Sports Briefs for June 25

Beach Bash this weekend; more

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Teen teaches paddling to help food banks

A Hood River teen is organizing a special water event on July 8: SUP for FISH is an event for young ladies (8-18) in the Gorge. It happens at Hood River Waterfront Park starting at 9:30 a.m. T-shirts, lunch, and hats are included.

Entertainment Update for June 25

Lavender DAZE July 2-3; HR County Fair July 27-30; more

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Final reunion for Odell High School

Bernice Arthur, left, and Pat Rasmussen Hoodenpile, along with Nate Arthur, far left, greet Delpha Clark, class of 1944, Saturday at the final reunion of the Odell High School, which was founded 100 years ago.

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Cascade Observations: Making New Friends, Keeping the Old

I was a Girl Scout over 50 years ago, but the lyrics to a popular scouting song still remain lodged in my brain, years after memories of merit badges and the taste of campfire s’mores are long gone: “Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other’s gold.”

Sports Briefs for June 22

Country Forestry aims to curb illegal trail building; HRV baseball has good time at All-Star game

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CGWA hosts summer “Webi-Gnar contest

The Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association is hosting a number of free competitions this summer in the group’s first-ever CGWA Webi-Gnar Contest.

Entertainment Update for June 22

Blueprint at Underground Music Station July 1; ‘Retro punk,’ windsurfing mash up; more

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Kayak prize at Kickstand event

This Pongo kayak will be the prize at the summer kickoff party at Kickstand Coffee and Kitchen, 13th and State streets, on June 23, 4-7 p.m. — and the Columbia Gorge Peace Village the beneficiary.

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A carnival to take on cancer

Luminaria remain, but changes abound in revamped ‘Relay For Life’ July 9 at Hood River Marina

This year’s Columbia River Relay For Life, titled “Evening of Hope,” moves to a new location, and proceeds on a different, shorter schedule, with an emphasis on music, dancing, and active fun while honoring cancer survivors and treasuring loved ones’ memories.

Sports camps make exercise fun

School may be out for the summer, but there are plenty of sports camps for children and teens available to keep them healthy and active during the break. Here are three:

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Local ultramarathoner Jax Mariash Koudele pushes herself to the limits for Lyme disease awareness

For many people, running 155 miles through an African desert with an 18-pound supply pack on their back sounds like the perfect vision of Hell.

WAYS OF THE WIND: A windy spring gives way to summer; Beach Bash starts next weekend

Spring has treated the Gorge water users well this year. We have had strong west winds blasting the Gorge from Rooster Rock all the way out to 3-Mile. Water lovers, stay stoked for what’s to come — we still have many weeks of river fun ahead of us.

Entertainment Update for June 18

Maryhill concert with Tears For Fears postponed; more

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