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HRV and HRMS drama departments open two productions on Feb. 27

For the first time in memory, three dramatic productions will take place on the same night in Hood River.

SMART Tongue Twister Tournament returns Feb. 27

Students versus teachers in 2015 contestant list

Students and teachers will vie for the title in the fifth annual Tongue Twister Tournament, Feb. 27.

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Missoula Children’s Theatre brings Oz to Parkdale

Parkdale Elementary School is teaming up with Missoula Children’s Theatre! Audiences will skip down the Yellow Brick Road with Dorothy and her friends when the MCT and more than 45 local students perform an original musical adaptation of the timeless favorite, The Wizard of Oz.

‘Species Art Making’ series starts Feb. 25

Join Peace Village and the Art of Community, Feb. 26 at the Design Studio of local artist, CJ Rench (1457 Barker Road) for the first of four free workshops to create large-scale paper maiche puppets and costumes for a Procession of Species celebration on Earth Day, April 25.

Yesteryears: Dr. Tina Castañares opens general practice in 1985

1925 — 90 years ago: The Hood River Bakery this week received its fine new truck with special body.

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Travelogue, Part 5: ‘Hogar de Ninos’ in Guatemala

In C. America, Muellers bring support, and witness the ample ‘love, hope and joy’ in faces of children

As we touched down on the wet runway on that early spring day of 2014, I was reminded once again why my wife Lynda and I just landed in Guatemala City, the largest city in all of Central America.

Entertainment Update for Feb. 18

‘Mbrascatu,’ more at CEBU; Gorge Sinfonietta plays Feb. 20; more

Crop Talks return Feb. 23 at Rockford Grange

Crop Talks starts up again on Monday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. at Rockford Community Grange.

Darryl Lloyd tells Mt. Adams tales Sunday

Mt. Adams is like an old friend to professional photographer Darryl Lloyd, who will present “Time and Change on Mount Adams” Saturday, the next presentation in the Regional History Forum, at the Original Wasco County Courthouse in The Dalles.

Zumba event helps Lila May Schow on Saturday

Cancer victim, 4, loves to dance

Friends and family continue to work, and play, on behalf of Lila May Schow, a Hood River four-year-old who is fighting cancer.

Entertainment Update for Feb. 14

Jim MacMillan at The Pines; Gorge Sinfonietta plays Feb. 20; more

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‘Pass the Pig’ happens Tuesday

High school FFA chapter raises funds

National FFA week is Feb. 15-22 this year and the Hood River Valley FFA Chapter has several activities planned at the local level. The first activity in the community is the “Pass The Pig” fundraiser, which will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 17 beginning at 9 a.m.

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Sebastian Barajas ‘super dedicated’ in school, sports

To say Hood River Valley High School junior Sebastian Barajas, 17, is busy would be an understatement.

Parkdale News: ‘Follow the yellow brick road’ to Parkdale Feb. 21

The Wizard of Oz will be performed at Parkdale Elementary School on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.

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Pet of the Week: Tiny Poco awaits his forever home

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