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Hawks Ridge Fair raises $2,000 for senior wishes

All of the hard work and preparation paid off this year for the annual Country Fair fundraiser at Hawks Ridge Assisted Living.

Hood River students to participate in spelling bee

Sean Counihan, Nate Miller, and Kelsey Stewart, all of Hood River, will be representing Hood River County at the Oregon Statewide Spelling Championship on Aug. 30, at the Oregon State Fair in Salem.

Light Wave wins Telly for ‘Hope 2014’ video

The 35th Annual Telly Awards has named Light Wave Communications as a Bronze winner for the video titled “Vision of Hope 2014,” which focuses on HAVEN’s efforts to prevent sexual and domestic violence in the Columbia Gorge.

HR team competes in ‘Rat Rod’ contest

Team “Resurrected Rust” from Hood River competes in the 2014 RAT HARD Great American Blue Collar Build-Off, sponsored by Ratrod Magazine & Ride Hard Magazine, in Lebanon Tenn., next month.

Entertainment Update for Aug. 27

MacMillan at Sandbar Café; McDougall in Dufur Aug. 30; more

Martz, Davis marry in Parkdale

Julie Renai Martz and Aubrey Mathew Davis, both of Parkdale, were married June 21, 2014 at the home of Ken and Alice Clarke in Parkdale.

Mid Valley News: Wy’east school library will be open Aug. 8, Aug. 21

El Mercado del Valle was closed July 26 because of the Hood River County Fair, but rest assured, it will be back Aug. 2 in the covered play area at Mid Valley Elementary. The market will have a new time — 3 to 7 p.m. — for the rest of the summer; the market ends Sept. 20.

Roots and Branches: Meeting friends, and life, face to face

Saturday night brought part of the family out on our deck for some catch up conversation with Cheyenne Humphrey, a nursing school graduate who interned with our office several years ago

Parkdale News: Hard work pays off for upper valley 4-H, FFA

This year’s Hood River County Fair turned out to be a bountiful one for Upper Valley 4-H’ers and FFA students, many of whom came home with Champion and Grand Champion ribbons for their efforts The students’ animals are judged in two categories, the first one is Confirmation, meaning the breeding, look and salability of the animal at auction, the other is Showmanship, or how the student presents and handles their animal in front of the judge and how much knowledge they have about it, from parts of their animal to particular diseases and treatments for them.

Peace Walk Monday

Gorge residents walk, eat together as part of Interfaith Peace Walk

Two Interfaith Peace Walks, in remembrance of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August, 1945, will take place Monday, July 28, in Bingen and Hood River.

‘Redefining Life’: an artist’s wish fulfilled

Coral Carroll, a resident of Hawks Ridge Assisted Living, had her paintings, drawings and sculptures on display and for sale on June 25.

Challenge Day, Wy’east Outdoor School send thanks

Two school programs send thanks to community supporters who made possible a variety of student enrichment in the last school year.

BBBS program announces ‘Mentoring Match of the Year’

Keely and Zoe have bonded as Big and Little Sister since 2011; Zoe is now honorary big sister

When her “Little Sister” graduated from 8th grade a year ago, Keely Kopetz was beaming proudly in the audience. Like many middle schoolers, her Little Sister, Zoe, was anxious about starting high school. She was afraid she’d get lost on campus, worried she wouldn’t choose the right classes, and concerned about finding new friends who shared her interests. Living with a dad who speaks primarily Spanish, the girl wondered how he could help her through the process., writes Dawn Stover of Next Door Inc.

Parkdale News: Town Hall celebrates centennial June 28

A celebration to honor the 100 years since the Mount Hood Town Hall was built will be held Saturday, June 28, outdoors under the summer sky and under the big tent on the front lawn.

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Winged healing: butterfly release

Hundreds of painted lady butterflies took to the sunny skies on Saturday, June 7, honoring the loss of loved ones for over 150 local residents who attended the sixth-annual Heart of Hospice Butterfly Release.