The high-ceilinged lobby of Providence Down Manor retirement living center had the look of a mini-airport on April 18, with dozens of small aircraft on the ground and, in some cases, in the air.
In my last correspondence I welcomed new neighbors; this week I need to mention the passing of a longtime neighbor, Betty Hudson. Betty had fought her illness many years and passed on April 1.
The Parkdale Garden Club is hosting this year’s annual Hood River District meeting on Saturday, April 26, at 9 a.m. at the Parkdale Grange Hall, and anyone in the community who is interested in the garden club is welcome to come to the free event.
It’s been long rumored that a farmers market was coming to Odell … sometime. This summer, the Gorge Grown Mercado del Valle (Valley Market) becomes a reality.
Smokey, Sparky, Bunny greet kids as safety fair blends with hunt
Several hundred young children (with parents’ help) scooped up a total of 6,500 eggs at Saturday’s annual community Easter egg hunt in Jackson Park. Some of those eggs were refilled on the spot and distributed again by “secret egg layers.” The Easter Bunny was on hand, along with Sparky the Firedog.
Sigrid Scully of Hood River and Doug Leash of The Dalles will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 2014 Governor’s Volunteer Awards.
It’s that time of year again, when your friends, neighbors and school principal in the Upper Valley lend their time and talents to the annual Mid-Columbia Lions Follies fundraiser for the Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation.
B.G. Brackman of the Delta Kappa chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha writes:
On the April 12 Second Saturday event, the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum will feature Chevrolets.
Hello again! I would like to welcome many of our new neighbors. There have been some changes in the area so hopefully we can all get to know each other soon.
It’s Blossom Fest time! The Blossom Craft Show and Quilt Show takes place at the Hood River County Fairgrounds April 19-20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. A wide variety of Northwest vendors — at last count, 120 — will be on site, featuring art, crafts, garden art, home furnishings and decorations, photographs, gourmet food products, jewelry, clothing, plants and more.
In 2004 during our weekly visits to the school library, many of the female students in my third-grade class were inclined to check out books about princesses, fairies and cute puppies. Meanwhile, their classmate Thania Torres searched the shelves for books about anatomy. She shared with me every fascinating fact she discovered about the human body. At the ripe old age of 8, Thania was already certain that one day she wanted to be a doctor.
The community can gather to “Be a Hero” for the Matt McCabe family of Hood River on April 12 with a Zumbathon charity event from 9-10:30 a.m. at Westside Elementary School, 3685 Belmont Drive. No tickets are needed; donations are accepted at the door.
Team Blackhawks from HRVHS robotics traveled to Sacramento for First Technology Challenge Super Regionals, and struggled in the first four rounds with a robot that was not tested.
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is a nonprofit wildlife conservation organization dedicated to protecting wild elk and other wildlife and the land they inhabit. This organization was started around 1984 and has around 1,000 members in the Gorge and 200,000 members nationwide.