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Students from Hood River selected for China trip

Two Hood River Valley High School students will attend the Chinese Bridge Summer Camp.

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Racer visits

Allie Ferrick, Class of 2013 at Hood River Valley High School, and Mazda Miata circuit racer, talks to Westside students during the school field day on June 15.

Westside School thanks West Side Fire District

Towards the end of every school year, Westside Elementary School recognizes the volunteers at the school who provide a tremendous amount of support, notes principal Bill Newton. “This year, Westside Elementary recognized the West Side Volunteer Fire Department as our Volunteers of the Year.

‘Kids Tri’ sign-up open

The Gorge Kids Triathlon returns to Waterfront Park in Hood River on Sept. 17. Kids can run or swim across the swim beach, then choose from various length bike and run courses. Proceeds promote health and fitness programs in the Hood River County schools.

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School’s out, work’s on

Bond construction projects begin this summer

This summer, residents will see many changes in buildings and grounds around the Hood River County School District as long-awaited capital bond construction projects begin in earnest.

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Have lunch and talk about death

“Talk About Dying,” a program developed by Oregon Humanities, comes to the Hood River Valley Adult Center on June 19. Lunch will be served at noon, with the conversation beginning at 1 p.m.

An author’s paths of healing: Dr. Sherry Dell to speak at library

Visit the Hood River Library on June 22 at 7 p.m. for a reading and Q&A with Dr. Sherry Dell, author of “Collected Writings on Natural Health and the Spiritual Path.”

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Fresh Start Culinary Program regroups for the summer

Fresh Start Culinary Arts Program is taking a summer break from training students to look at lessons learned from its successful first 18 months of operation.

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Alternative School mural tells many stories

“This mural is who they are and where they came from,” says teacher Sarah Lyon about the newest large-scale student artwork in the Hood River County School District.

‘World Elder Abuse Awareness Day’ June 15

June 15 is designated by the UN as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). On this day, communities across the world honor older people and uphold their right to live in safety with dignity and respect. WEAAD is an opportunity to make the community aware that many older people experience mistreatment from people close to them, often their family members.

District to name Kelly Running Alternative Ed/Online principal

Superintendent Dan Goldman announced that Kelly Running will be recommended as the new Alternative Education/Online Principal for the Hood River County School District.

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Rotary Scholars

This year, Hood River Rotary Club donated $32,000 in scholarships to local youth.

CL Library holds summer Summer Reading Kick-off

The Cascade Locks Library Children’s Summer Reading Kick-off happens from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 17.

Gorge Peace Fellowship awards two scholarships

Columbia Fellowship for Peace Susanna Blake Gabay Peace Scholarship was awarded to Deylan Guidel and Morgan Totten, Hood River Valley High School Class of 2017, on May 25 at the school’s scholarship night.

Peace Village fundraiser June 14 at Kickstand Kitchen

Columbia Gorge Peace Village hosts a 10th anniversary fundraiser at Kickstand Kitchen on June 14 at 5 p.m., sponsored by Don and Bonnie Benton and Little Shredders Dental.

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