The first-ever Connect to Your Cause Fair, held at Laughing Tara Living Arts in Odell, brought organizations and community members together to network, share information and build connections on Sunday.
Hood River Valley High School English teacher and volleyball coach Scott Walker recently added another label to his name: Published author.
It’s hard to find a word for a shop like Arome.
‘She gives us the tools for creation’
Forget three times — the second time was the charm for Hood River Valley High School theater arts teacher Rachel Harry, who learned Wednesday that she had been awarded The Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University “Teachers with the Excellence in Theater Education” Award.
Hundreds braved chilly Mother’s Day weather on Sunday to attend the first-ever Hood River Latino Festival at the fairgrounds in Odell.
Saturday marked the second Hood River Farmers’ Market of the season at the Fifth and Columbia parking lot featuring locally grown food and artist vendors, live music and more.
I couldn’t get a good grip on the socks I was trying to fold.
Hood River Valley High School holds its junior and senior prom on Saturday, May 13 at the Hood River County Fairgrounds.
The first-ever Hood River Latino Festival takes place on Sunday, May 14 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hood River County Fairgrounds — an event coordinated by the newly established Hood River Latino Network.
“Everything you see in here flies.”
An estimated 500 children and their families gathered April 28 for Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros (Day of the Children/Day of the Books). The event was sponsored by the Hood River County Library District and held at Mid Valley Elementary.
Debby Chenoweth was one of five women honored by Recreation.gov last month as “Important Women in Conservation History.”
Hood River Valley High School theater students have always had two performances a year: the fall musical and the winter play. Until this year, when a second winter play was added to the schedule.
Non-profit looks to brighter future
Gorge Rebuild-it Center, a community-supported nonprofit since 2004, was looking at a February closing date as a long winter kept customers away and the theft of $8,000 in merchandise financially strained the organization.
The second of Hood River Valley High School’s winter plays opens this weekend, April 7-8, with shows beginning at 7 p.m. at the Columbia Center for the Arts.
Hood River Valley High School junior David Kirschbaum will host the annual Dess for Less prom sale on April 8, and he needs the community’s help to stock an inventory of gently used formalwear, shoes and accessories.
Celebrating 70 state-level Scholastic Art awards
Hood River Valley High School is celebrating 70 state-level Scholastic Art awards this year, but that’s not the only good news coming out of the art department.
Working for a ‘better lifter’
HRV Robotics team earned a spot at the World Championship meet in Houston, Texas.
“She Kills Monsters” is in its closing weekend, with shows at 7 p.m. March 17-18 in the Hood River Valley High School Bowe Theater.
Wy’east Middle School eighth graders Cam Amer, Grace Guertin, Toby Fenner and Jason Fellow — The Pandroids — took the Championship trophy at last weekend’s First Lego League (FLL) State robotics tournament at Glenco High School in Hillsboro, and are now headed to the World Competition.
A D&D module, ‘90s pop culture references, deluxe fight scenes and distinctive costumes await audiences of “She Kills Monsters,” running this weekend in the Bowe Theater at Hood River Valley High School.
“She Kills Monsters,” the first of two Hood River Valley High School plays staged this winter, continues this weekend, March 10-11 in the Bowe Theater beginning at 7 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee March 12.
For the third year in a row, Hood River Valley High School has won a Nike School Innovations Award to support its AVID program.
Both Hood River Valley High School and Hood River Middle School have plays opening this weekend.
Hood River Valley High School theater teacher Rachel Harry was looking for a unique play that explored teen issues, and that’s exactly what she found with “She Kills Monsters,” written by Qui Nguyen.
“First Lady Lou,” a two-act, one-woman play performed by Jane Fellows, is coming to Mt. Hood Town Hall.
Anderson’s Tribute Center got a special gift on the afternoon of Tuesday, Feb. 21.
The first of two Hood River Valley High School winter plays, “She Kills Monsters,” directed by Rachel Harry, comes to the Bowe Theater next weekend, bringing ‘90s geek culture — and a Dungeons and Dragons module — to center stage.
Amy Mallett, Hood River Valley Adult Center executive director since June 2016, has a long history of working with seniors. She served as senior director of the Goleta Valley Community Center for 12 years, and, most recently, program manager of Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens, Area Agency on Aging, for a year, located in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties in California.
Celebrate reading: Getting through the winter with News staff picks
Hood River News staff shares what they're reading now.
The Mosier Valley Senior Center was hoppin’ the last Wednesday of January — the first time it had been able to open all month due to inclement weather.
On Jan. 25, the Hood River County School District Board of Directors selected Rich Truax to replace Jan Veldhuisen Virk for the at-large position after her 18 years of service. Five qualified applicants interviewed for the position at the Jan. 25 school board meeting at Westside Elementary School. Truax was the unanimous choice and will be formally sworn in as the at-large board member on Feb. 8 at the district office.
Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association Stages presents “Pirates of Penzance” at Wy’east Middle School’s Performing Arts Center Feb. 9-12 at 7 p.m.
Hood River Shelter Services looks to future
Hood River Shelter Services — perhaps better known as the warming shelter — is now in its eighth season, with a mission to provide a warm, safe place to sleep during the winter months, generally from November through early March.
“We’ve got your back.”
Students at Hood River Valley High School concluded their annual FISH Food Bank fundraiser Jan. 6 — and had their most successful event in six years.
‘People are looking at all of the issues’
The Hood River Women’s Stand on Saturday might never have happened had it not been for inclement weather. In fact, you might call it Plan B.
The Gorge Rebuild-it Center is in danger of closing.
OSU Extension offers a variety of programs, from gardening and farming to food preservation and exercise classes.
School children of all ages are coming up on a Feb. 15 deadline for getting vaccinations updated — and though winter weather is keeping some away from clinics, the deadline holds regardless of what Mother Nature brings.
‘I have met some amazing kids’
The Gorge’s new — and only — board certified pediatric physical therapist is a familiar face around Hood River. Darla Kroll, a physical therapist (PT) for 23 years, received the certification in July 2016.
West Side, Hood River departments deliver Meals on Wheels
Snow and ice hampered services all over the valley this week, and the Meals on Wheels program was no exception.
Hood River’s first baby waited until Wednesday, Jan. 4 to make an appearance — and parents Ashley Bramlett and Alan Eaton had no idea his arrival meant they’d won the Hood River News’ First Baby contest.
Rail fire, water politics
Two turbulent local elections and an oil train wreck in Mosier forged the defining moments of 2016.
It’s been a busy year for McKinley Kitts, Zach Grace and Dylan Bauld — three of the four members of the band rock band Flor.
Inserting into this Wednesday's edition of the Hood River News is the fourth annual Gorge Giving publication. It’s also mourning the loss of Sally Donovan, CGCR founder and board president, who passed away Nov. 19 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
“The Twist and the Trees,” adapted by director Sullivan Mackintosh, is an enchanting family-friendly tale that speaks to the spirit of the holiday season.
“Scenes from the Nutcracker” has had a good run on stage in Hood River. But after this year’s performance — its 19th — Columbia Gorge Dance Academy will retire the annual holiday tradition.
The Hood River community lost one of its special volunteers earlier this month, when Maggy, the 90-pound chocolate Lab, therapy dog at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital for many years, passed away on Nov. 18, six months after being diagnosed with cancer at the age of 9.
Hood River Hobbies owners Miko and Zed Ruhlen have noticed a disturbing trend at their weekly Pokémon Club game sessions: Counterfeits.