Wasco County Historical Society program June 17

The public is invited to the first of three summer programs hosted by the Wasco County Historical Society on Saturday, June 17 at 1 p.m. at the Moody/Rorick House, 300 W. 13th St., The Dalles. Local historian Karl Vercouteren will present “Vogt Opera House: The Sequel.”

Tutors needed for four brothers in foster care

Four brothers have a new home after the recent death of their mother. Forging a new family brings challenges for Mike and Renee Mueller of Hood River, along with fellow parishioners at Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Last Fresh Start breakfast this weekend before summer break

Fresh Start Culinary Arts Program will serve its last breakfast before summer break on June 10.

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Mr. HRV: Sean Gray wins senior extravaganza

“Part magic, part circus,” as teacher and emcee Nan Noteboom called it, Mr. HRV 2017 is in the books.

‘Power of Presence and Connection’ workshop June 14

Visit the library on June 14 at 5 p.m. for a workshop designed to help integrate mindfulness practices in your life.

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HRCSD teachers lobby for PE support

Physical education in both Hood River and on the national level got a running start when PE teachers Brack Hassell and Adam Howell traveled to Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Weed of the Month Puncturevine: painful pest invades Hood River

Puncturevine is a sprawling annual plant that forms a dense mat with very sharp, spiny seed heads. This weed has infiltrated Hood River County from the east.

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Wild lawn

Jurgen Hess leads a group from the Lawn Alternatives Class, hosted by EnviroGorge through Hood River Community Education.

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What's the next step for 17 graduates in the class of '17?

2017 Graduation: HRVHS and Horizon Christian

Local high school students graduate next weekend, and they will be going in dozens of directions.

Elks honor Morgan Totten, Samantha Thompson

Morgan Totten and Samantha Thompson, both Hood River Valley High School seniors, have been selected as the May Students of the Month. Both were presented checks for $100 in recognition of their volunteer efforts

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Robotics team hosts STEM Fair on June 2

Hood River Valley High School’s Steelhead Robotics team — back from their Worlds robotics competition — will hold a community STEM Fair on Oak Street during First Friday events on June 2 from 5-7 p.m.

Mid-Columbia Unit 20 scholarship winner announced

Mid-Columbia Unit 20 of the Oregon Retired Educators Association, from Hood River, Wasco and Sherman counties, has selected Annika Dobo, The Dalles, as its scholarship recipient for 2017.

Underwood Community Gardens provides summer children’s programs

Underwood Community Gardens welcomes the community to celebrate children and wellness in the garden this summer with gardening programs at the Underwood Community Center.

‘Connect to Your Cause Fair’ June 4

Have fun, sing, dance, eat food and join a diversity of community groups, nonprofits and causes on Sunday, June 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the first ever "Connect to Your Cause Fair.”

‘Revolutionizing Education and Training’ June 8 at Hood River Library

Visit the Hood River Library on June 8 from 7-9 p.m. to learn about virtual reality and how to use it as a teaching tool with Chuck Evans, Radiant Perspectives.