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MLK Day

Riverside Church hosts Monday celebration

Gorge residents are invited to participate in a musical celebration of the life, work and dreams of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday at 6:30 p.m.

Yesteryears: Second Street Overpass project slated to begin in 1995

1915 — 100 years ago: Hood River has all the facilities of becoming a popular winter and summer resort was the opinion expressed by William McMurray, general passenger agent of the OWR&N upon return from Mount Hood Lodge.

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Pet of the Week: Roxie still looking for forever home

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

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Cold, yet keen for a new aviary perspective

It’s a brisk 30 degrees outside, but the sun is shining.

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Calling on Cuba

M.D. Van Valkenburgh, who toured in 1997, praises move to normalize relations with long-isolated nation

On a lark some years ago, The Dalles attorney M.D. Van Valkenburgh went to Cuba.

The elusive thank you note

Grace a friend or impress the boss: tips on written words of gratitude

As a species, thank you notes are vanishing off our planet.

Hear the Hood River County Reads book on Radio Tierra

Would you like to get a jump start on the Friends of the Hood River County Library’s 2015 Hood River County Reads book?

How to Help: Updated for Jan. 14

Warming Shelter — A training session is planned Jan. 15 from 7-9 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ninth and State streets. The training is open to anyone 18 or older. Visit hoodrivercares.org for details.

Cascade Observations: Where charity begins

In 1978, just after graduating from college, I began pounding the pavement in the city of Boston looking — or, better said, begging — for a job.

Community choir forms for MLK observance

Gorge area music lovers of all ages are invited to join in a community wide Gospel Choir that is forming to celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 19.

Elks Lodge honors Acosta, Sanchez as December Students of the Month

AnnElise Acosta and Ibette Sanchez have been selected as December Students of the Month and were presented checks for $100 at the Elks Lodge weekly meeting.

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Heart of Hospice youth spread cheer

Each year The Dalles and the Hood River Youth of Heart of Hospice (YoHOH) clubs end their year with a Christmas celebration, singing and giving out decorated gifts and cards.

Gorge First Tech Challenge comes to The Dalles Jan. 31

Families and robot lovers of all ages are invited to watch the fun at the Columbia Gorge First Tech Challenge (FTC) Tournament on Jan. 31 at The Dalles Middle School (1100 E. 12th St.).

Class Notes: Gray, Gallagher, Norton earn honors

Lauren Gray, of Hood River, has been named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester of the 2014-2015 academic year at Illinois Wesleyan University.