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Roots and Branches: Lili's inspiring story

I would like to share a chapter in the story of Liliana Tello Castro, a beautiful young lady I have known since she arrived in Hood River 16 years ago.

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The Daily Bread: In Praise of Risk

“Because it’s there.”

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‘Unerring accuracy with snowballs’

Racing is just part of the fun for skiers from Washington School for the Blind

An overnight at Mt. Hood Town Hall was just one part of the fun for a group of novice skiers on March 9-10.

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Annual Egg Hunt, Safety Fair meld Saturday at Jackson Park

The annual Community Easter Egg Hunt held each year on the Saturday morning before Easter at Jackson Park is going to be bigger and better than ever, according to Rev. Jeff Mueller of Immanuel Lutheran and the sponsoring Columbia Gorge Fellowship of Churches.

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The Porch: March 19

LOOK UP: If you’re thirsty and want a soda with a local touch, try a Jones strawberry lime — that’s White Salmon resident Paul Kline’s image on the label. A Jones Soda Co. letter to Kline told him that just one percent of all submitted photos get used.

Roots and Branches: Acknowledge discrimination

This column may have begun to feel like a one note song with many of my musings over the last seven months focused on the life work of Hood River native son, Minoru Yasui.

Cascade Observations: Young scholars, take note

$200,000 is up for grabs this month. Free money for college if you’re a high school student with a compelling personal story, financial need, and the time and energy to complete a plethora of applications for locally sponsored scholarships — 79 to be exact.

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‘Up Up! Farm Film Festival’ continues March 11

Gorge Grown Food Network and the Rockford Grange present the next movie in the Up Up! Farm Film Festival series on March 11 at Rockford Community Grange, located on Barrett Drive one mile west of Windmaster Corner, south of Hood River.

Third annual seed exchange March 12 at Rockford Grange

The third annual Seed Share takes place at the Rockford Grange, 4250 Barrett Drive, on March 12 from 2-6 p.m.

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The Porch for March 5

WELL SAID: “Mend your own fences and own your own crazy/Mind your own biscuits and life will be gravy.” — Kacey Musgraves

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The Daily Bread: Sumitra’s Dream

“Where your talents and the needs of the world meet, there lies your purpose.”

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May Street hosts scholarship dinner and student art auction

May Street Elementary School will be holding its annual Teddy Webber Scholarship Dinner and Student Art Auction on Wednesday, March 9.

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Moon on Oak

Reader Ellen Shapley took this photo of the moon rising above Oak Street Wednesday morning

Pine Grove News: Wy’East Fire District honors volunteers

Hello to everyone. I have had kind of a hiatus from writing my column due to life changes. Not that kind! The kind that has occurred from changing what information people want reported and what there is to report that concerns our community.

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Aporkalypse: Bacon contest fattens coffers at Helping Hands

A packed house of more than 200 attended the fourth annual Aporkalypse fundraiser for Helping Hands Against Violence on Jan. 29 at Springhouse Cellars.