Gorge Life


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Parkdale principal gets "Frozen" to make good on bet with students

A dress never bothered Parkdale Principal Gus Hedberg at least not when it came to singing his own version of the "Frozen" hit "Let it go."

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A Tsuruta scrapbook

Monday morning, Hood River’s Sister City guests from Tsuruta, Japan, said their goodbyes to their host families and members of the Hood River-Tsuruta Sister City Board at HRVHS.

Yesteryears: Feud over future of Wells Island continues in 1985

The feud over who will determine the future of Wells Island goes on. City counselors hesitantly passed an ordinance adopting background information and implementing language and map amendments to the city’s comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance conserving Wells Island, but it didn’t go over unanimously. The council voted on the ordinance at Monday’s noon meeting, and passed it 5-2.

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PET OF THE WEEK: Logan is the perfect family pet

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Logan as the program’s adoptable pet of the week:

‘Proud and honored to be here’

“On behalf of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, I want to thank all of those in our community who participated in the first ‘Share the Warmth’ event,” writes Rev. Anna Carmichael.

HRV Fashion Club is hosting youth fashion camp April 11

The HRV Fashion Club is searching for 14 to 16 future fashionistas to attend their Tutus and Tyvek Fashion Camp on April 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in at Hood River Valley High School.

Parkdale News: Parkdale carnival a big success

Each year the Parkdale Elementary School carnival raises funds to help students by providing money for field trips, school assemblies and provides additional funds for music, PE and art programs that the school could otherwise not afford.

Wy’east OBOB team headed to state competition April 11

Wy’east won the Region 4 East Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) Tournament, which was held at The Dalles Middle School on Saturday, March 14. The team consists of Kendra Wilkins, Aunika Yasui, Jimena Gonzaga, Nick Arenas, Ethan Happy, and coach David Sacquety, Wy’east reading teacher. Wy’east has won its regional OBOB tournament four times in the past six years.

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Of Dirty Fingers and holy water: Sunday riders receive blessing of the bicycles

Sunday morning brought a unique pre-ride event at Dirty Fingers Cycles on 13th: a blessing of the bicycles.

CAST will hold summer musical auditions April 1-2

CAST Theater announces auditions for the upcoming summer musical “Next to Normal” on April 1-2, at 7 p.m., in the HRVHS Music Room, with director Mark Steighner.

CHURCH NEWS: Valley Worship Center Easter services planned

Updated for March 24

The community is invited to attend Valley Worship Center’s Easter celebration events on Sunday, April 5 at 5780 Hwy. 35 in Mt. Hood. A free Easter Sunday breakfast will be served at 10 a.m., followed by the Easter Celebration Service at 10:45 a.m. with Pastor Don Howell.

Entertainment Update for March 25

Lee Gallagher and the Hallelujah at River City April 2; Ed Swick at The Pines; more

Unique guitar concert at HR Library April 8

Japanese guitarist and songwriter Hiroya Tsukamoto will take you on an innovative, impressionistic journey filled with earthy, organic soundscapes that impart a mood of peace and tranquility at the Hood River Library on Wednesday, April 8, 7 p.m.

Hapa Hillbillies accompany Chaplin silent films Saturday

A unique marriage of film and music arrives Saturday night with the screening of four c. 1917 Charlie Chaplin silent films accompanied by local musicians performing traditional and newly-written music. The Hapa Hillbillies will perform along with the films in the 7:30 p.m. all-ages show at Columbia Center for the Arts (details below).

Local Farmers’ Markets seeking new vendors

Spring is in the air and farmers’ market season is just around the corner. There are 9 markets throughout the Gorge preparing to open in the coming months and they need more vendors. People with backyard garden surplus, a few extra dozen eggs, cut flowers, jams and more are a wonderful addition to the market. It can be as simple as harvesting the plums from the tree in your yard and selling them at your local market one week.