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Helping Hands holds Oct. 12 candlelight vigil

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and purple ribbons in downtown Hood River serve as a reminder that one in four women will experience domestic violence.

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Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest starts service

Six new volunteers with Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest began the 2016-2017 session this summer, living in Odell and working at various agencies in Hood River.

Soroptimist ‘Live Your Dream’: Applicants sought for cash awards

Soroptimist International of Hood River and Mt. Adams are looking for five Gorge area women who are heads of households to receive $1,500 Live Your Dream Awards to continue their education. Applications are now available at the White Salmon Library and the Hood River Library. The applications are due by Dec. 1.

Five Tips for Fall Car Care Month

October is Fall Car Care Month. Why not take a little time to be car care aware and make sure your vehicle is ready for the harsh winter weather ahead? Taking a few simple steps now can save you the headaches and cost of an emergency break-down later, says the Car Care Council.

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Mentors needed for BBBS and Mentors for Success

Calling all men in the Columbia Gorge! The Next Door is looking for 30 men in 30 days who are ready to say yes to mentoring!

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This month at MHTH: Dance classes at Mt. Hood Town Hall

When Amy Gray, Mt. Hood Town Hall manager, was approached by Gail Bacon, a professional Scottish dancer, about starting a class, Gray jumped at the chance to add a new course to the town hall’s flourishing schedule.

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Air Guitar at HRVHS

The senior class took first place at the 2016 Homecoming Air Guitar Thursday, their performance conjuring up what could have happened during a staff meeting discussing — what else? — Air Guitar.

Children’s Fair Saturday in Pine Grove

“Play Smart and Grow Strong” is the motto behind Saturday’s Hood River County Children’s Fair, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pine Grove School.

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Happy to Meet You: Making Connections

Last weekend brought Happiness Month kickoff and Odell picnic: next up are Children’s Fair, ‘Harvesting Our Stories’

“Play Smart and Grow Strong” is the motto behind Saturday’s Hood River County Children’s Fair, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pine Grove School.

White Salmon Ed. Foundation hosts ‘Grape Escape’ gala Oct. 8

The White Salmon Valley Education Foundation (WSVEF) will celebrate a decade of helping local schools at the annual Gorge Grape Escape on Saturday, Oct. 8. In addition to marking the Foundation’s first decade, the night will also launch the next, with a kick-off of the group’s anniversary endowment campaign.

Mediation training at Six Rivers starts Oct. 6

Conflict is normal and inevitable. But with developed mediation skills you can help yourself and others lead more manageable lives — whether at home, work or in any group or organization.

May Street celebrates Walk/Bike to School Day

Oct. 5 is National Walk/Bike to School Day, and May Street Elementary is participating.

Vandalized sign prompts security precautions at CL School Friday

Cascade Locks Elementary School is taking extra security precautions Friday in response to a vandalized reader board sign on WaNaPa Street. There was no credible threat to students, schools officials said.

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High school senior expands book box project

When Lucy Fine began working to bring “little free book boxes” to Hood River last spring, she had no idea she was laying the groundwork for something significantly bigger.

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Donations to clinic reinforce healthful living

One Community Health (OCH) expresses gratitude to a number of local business and organizations that recently donated health-related prizes to support the Hood River Valley High School School-Based Health Center (SBHC), writes Katie Roberts, communications director, for the OCH and SBHC teams.