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Gorge Gymnastics seeks new home, director

Gorge Gymnastics is looking for a new home and new leadership.

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Campus Pride Work Day

Hood River Valley High School students spent second period on May 17 working to clean up campus — inside and out.

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Pick of the Week: ‘Living in the Era of Mega-Fires’ May 24

Dr. Paul Hessburg will present “Living in the Era of Mega-Fires” on Wednesday, May 24 at 7 p.m. in the Hood River Middle School auditorium. This traveling presentation comes in the form of fast-moving, short topic-based talks interspersed with video vignettes, according to a press release.

Columbia Center offers Summer Arts class scholarships

A Giving Tuesday community fundraiser by Columbia Center for the Arts has enabled it to offer 15 full scholarships to children in need of financial assistance to attend an art class this summer.

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Parkdale teacher wins ‘Math Excellence Award’

The Oregon Council of Teachers of Mathematics presented Shannon Monroe with the Math Excellence Award for Area 12 at last week’s School Board meeting. Every year the council selects an outstanding teacher from different areas of Oregon. Area 12 includes the Gorge from Cascade Locks to Arlington.

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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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Speaking ‘Gorge’

Jesse Brownlee, right, of Half Wild in Home Valley, Wash., brainstorms at “We Speak the Gorge” hospitality training Monday at the Cascade Locks Port pavilion with Barrett LaMont, left, of Cascade Locks Museum, Brenda Wood of Locks Dogs and Treats, and City Administrator Gordon Zimmerman.

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Next Door names volunteer of the year

Dr. Margaret Koenig has been named The Next Door’s 2016-2017 Volunteer of the Year. She was presented with her award at a recent board of directors meeting at The Next Door’s Hood River office.

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Leos’ Saturday

Leos and Hood River Speech and Debate students sort cans and bottles May 6 during the monthly Leos container drive on the Heights.

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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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CGCC hosts Culture Fest 2017

Columbia Gorge Community College welcomes people from all walks of life to Culture Fest 2017 on Thursday and Friday, May 18-19, at the Hood River campus.

Daniel up for $5k scholarship, needs votes on Facebook page

Hood River Valley High School senior Nathan Daniel, of Cascade Locks, is one of three finalists for a $5,000 scholarship from Hollywood Lights – Portland. His essay earned him a video spot on the group’s Facebook page, and the scholarship will be given based on how many “likes” each video receives.

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Family Engineering Night a hit at Westside School

Tumbling towers of toilet paper rolls, cantilevered domino diving boards, flying cotton balls from popsicle stick trebuchets — this was the scene at Westside Elementary School on the evening of Tuesday, April 25 as students and families worked together on a variety of STEM challenges at Family Engineering Night. Some of the challenges required teamwork, others encouraged competition.

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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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‘Train of Tears’ anniversary gathering Saturday at rail depot

The “Train of Tears” event starts at noon Saturday at Mt. Hood Railroad, First and Cascade streets. In case of rain, the event will be held inside Springhouse Cellars.

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