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Vietnam vet finds healing via ‘flying museum’

For Parkdale’s Dave Foster, healing began with an unexpected email.

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Happy Thanksgiving: Turkey words and pictures

Local kids cook up ideas for Thanksgiving

How do you catch a turkey?

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Museum highlights Latino experience

A new exhibit at the History Museum of Hood River County highlights both the traditional and the modern in the Latino experience.

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'Fiddler' closes this weekend

Hood River Valley High School Performing Arts Department’s fall musical, “Fiddler on the Roof,” continues its run this weekend, with shows Nov. 10-11 at 7 p.m

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Marching for ‘A Clean Dream’

Community members gathered Wednesday afternoon at Jackson Park for a rally and march to Hood River City Hall in support of DACA Dreamers (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and to encourage the passage of a clean Dream Act in Congress.

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Hood River man asks community to follow guide dog etiquette

‘Give some consideration’ to working teams

Bill Caldwell has had people distract his guide dogs before, but never like this.

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FALL MUSICAL: Fiddler on the Roof

Play opens at Hood River Valley High School this weekend

“A fiddler on the roof … sounds crazy, no? But here, in our little village of Anatevka, you might say every one of us is a fiddler on the roof."

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‘Fiddler’ opens next weekend

Hood River Valley High School Performing Arts Department presents the musical “Fiddler on the Roof” in the Bowe Theater Oct. 27-28, Nov. 3-4 and Nov. 10-11 at 7 p.m., and Oct. 29 and Nov. 5 at 2 p.m.

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Local recycling, global impacts: cost increases roll in

Getting beyond wishful recycling’

Gorge waste managers Hood River Garbage/The Dalles Disposal and Tri-County Hazardous Waste and Recycling Program are coming to terms with how a slated Jan. 1 recycling policy change will affect local programs.

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HRVHS art students honored at Carnegie Hall

Three Hood River Valley High School art students received a first-time honor last school year that took them all the way to New York City.

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Scenes from HRVHS' 2017 Air Guitar

Photos from HRVHS' air guitar Oct. 12

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Local recycling program feels global impacts

A change in local recycling policy could be coming, thanks to a global change in the way materials are managed.

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Getting past the grief: Pink Sistas founder brings awareness to the Gorge

Stevenson native Deb Hart, founder of The Pink Sistas, Inc., knows what it’s like to get a breast cancer diagnosis.

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Siblings find summer a good place to start helping FISH food banks

When teachers ask what Leah and Ren Sandahl did over summer vacation, they’ll hear something a little different than the traditional tales of camps and trips.

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Smoke, fire disrupts start of new school year

“We had a unique first full day.”

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Last dance: Sandy Salazar retires after 32 years

Sandy Salazar, instructional assistant and Folklorico dance group instructor at Mid Valley Elementary, was honored Aug. 30 during the Hood River County School District’s teacher back-to-school assembly.

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Rev. Ron Maag retires from St. Mary's

'Diversity promotes health' - Pastor worked for unity in the congregation

Longtime St. Mary’s Catholic Church Pastor Rev. Ron Maag retires Aug. 31 after 19 years in Hood River.

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Food Bank garden feeds community

The garden behind FISH Food Bank on Tucker Road fulfills a simple, yet important, mission.

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Yesenia Castro goes to Japan as new Tsuruta coordinator

‘I thrive on learning about new cultures’

Yesenia Castro leaves for Tsuruta, Japan, on Saturday, Aug. 12, the next coordinator of international relations (CIR) for Hood River’s sister city.

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OSU Food Preservation series delivers hands-on learning

The annual OSU Extension Service Food Preservation course series has been in full swing since early June in both Hood River and The Dalles.

Hood River woman meets critical need with 17th gallon of blood

Margo Parker looks to donate 17th gallon at upcoming blood drive

The American Red Cross has a blood drive scheduled for Wednesday, July 26 — and one Hood River woman will mark the occasion by donating her 17th gallon of blood.

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Migrant Summer School

Pre-K students create art during Migrant Summer School at Mid Valley Elementary in Odell, a program now in its 30th year and serving close to 250 students.

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Murray’s announces Clearance Center closure

A change is coming to the Hood River Heights.

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‘Bridal Gowns of the Past’ puts Hood River brides on display

Every object at the History Museum of Hood River County has many stories to tell.

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Free meal program comes to Hood River neighborhoods

A free meal program has come to Hood River this summer for kids ages 1-18.

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Local teacher Scott Walker pens children’s book

Hood River Valley High School English teacher and volleyball coach Scott Walker recently added another label to his name: Published author.

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Connect to Your Cause: Fair draws community, organizations

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.

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Arome: ‘Find Your Flavor’ at new downtown shop

It’s hard to find a word for a shop like Arome.

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Students join HRVHS teacher Rachel Harry in Tony Award surprise

‘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.

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Farmers’ Market

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.

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Window into world of dementia

I couldn’t get a good grip on the socks I was trying to fold.

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HR Latino Festival

Hundreds braved chilly Mother’s Day weather on Sunday to attend the first-ever Hood River Latino Festival at the fairgrounds in Odell.

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HRVHS Prom Court 2017

Hood River Valley High School holds its junior and senior prom on Saturday, May 13 at the Hood River County Fairgrounds.

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Art of Flight: Artist, WAAAM help students

“Everything you see in here flies.”

Sunday Latino Fest introduces new group

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.

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Catching on: ‘Día de los Niños’ carnival gains community support

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.

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Debby Chenoweth honored as ‘Important Woman in Conservation History’

Debby Chenoweth was one of five women honored by Recreation.gov last month as “Important Women in Conservation History.”

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‘Almost, Maine’: A senior-laden cast presents vignettes of love and loss under the Aurora Borealis

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.

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Doors Open at Rebuilt-it Center

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.

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‘Almost, Maine’ opens this weekend

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.

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‘Dress for Less’: Junior David Kirschbaum seeks to expand prom dress project to include menswear

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.

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HRVHS artists collect Gold Keys

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.

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Steelheads team advances to Robotics Worlds

Working for a ‘better lifter’

HRV Robotics team earned a spot at the World Championship meet in Houston, Texas.

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‘Monsters’ run ends this weekend

“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.

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Wy’east FLL ‘Pandroids’ headed to Worlds

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.

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‘Monsters’ continues

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.

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‘Monsters’ continues run

“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.

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Hood River Valley High School awarded Nike grant

For the third year in a row, Hood River Valley High School has won a Nike School Innovations Award to support its AVID program.

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On stage this weekend: She Kills Monsters at HRVHS, Game Night at HRMS

Both Hood River Valley High School and Hood River Middle School have plays opening this weekend.

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She Kills Monsters: HRVHS play ‘pushes envelope,’ explores teen issues

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.

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