Multi-lingual HRVHS student pursues unique teaching opportunity
Julia Skwarczynski knows a lot of languages. Besides English, the Hood River Valley High School student — who will be a senior next year — speaks French, Spanish and Polish (her native language), is learning German, and this year began Russian lessons as well.
Jackie Santa Cruz and Jesus Chavarias, both 18, were two of 5,987 Oregon and Northern California high school seniors to apply for a Ford Family Foundation scholarship their senior year of high school.
I was headed into my freshman year of high school when Mike’s Ice Cream opened in 1986. It was a big deal — there weren’t a lot of places where kids my age could hang out, and having something downtown, across from the library park (that sold ice cream! In waffle cones!) really opened up options for me and my friends. We’d meet, grab a cone, and catch up on what we’d been up to that summer.
The Hood River Valley Evening Garden Club hosted this year’s Oregon State Federation of Garden Clubs Convention June 13-16 at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn — the first time in more than a decade the state convention has been hosted by a Hood River club.
The Golden Rule, an anti-nuclear sailboat, was in Hood River Wednesday for multiple events, hosted by Columbia Riverkeeper.
Linda Chamberlain, who works with The Fistula Project at Kitovu Hospital in Uganda, has held a high tea fundraiser at her Wilinda Blueberry Patch on Frankton Road for the past several years.
Frost fans and helicopters, like this one above an orchard in Odell, have been employed the past few days as rains moved through the valley at just the wrong time for cherry growers.
The Packer Family has been busy lately.
Current, former students nominate theater teacher
Sunday’s Tony Awards playbill will contain a familiar name and school, thanks to the efforts of students and community members.
New this year at schools in the Hood River County School District: Graduating seniors visited their elementary schools to parade the hallways in cap and gown.