The wind may not have been as cooperative as it could have been, but that didn’t stop people from coming out and enjoying the Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association’s annual Beach Bash party that happened last weekend at the Hood River Waterfront. On Saturday, people took to the water to enjoy windsurfing and paddling, or hung out with some refreshments at the Event Site.
The Office of State Fire Marshal, Oregon fire service, Keep Oregon Green, natural resource agencies, Oregon fireworks wholesalers, and safety experts encourage Oregonians to “Keep it Legal and Keep it Safe” when using fireworks.
Library celebrates Friday with ‘Star Wars’ party
Nearly six years ago, Hood River County’s three public libraries in Hood River, Cascade Locks, and Parkdale closed. Thanks to a vote of the people, those libraries reopened on July 1, 2011, as an independent special district. Hood River County Library District invites the community to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the libraries’ reopening at its “Star Wars birthday party” on Friday, July 1, 5-7 p.m., in the Georgiana Smith Memorial Gardens.
Art on Oak celebrates; STEM Fair on Oak Street Friday; more
HRMGA Chapman Tourney results; HRV wrestler Justin Wilson heads to Japan for cultural exchange program; Tennis events going on throughout summer
Each year, the Leaders for Tomorrow high school senior group participate in a community project.
Beach Bash this weekend; more
A Hood River teen is organizing a special water event on July 8: SUP for FISH is an event for young ladies (8-18) in the Gorge. It happens at Hood River Waterfront Park starting at 9:30 a.m. T-shirts, lunch, and hats are included.
Lavender DAZE July 2-3; HR County Fair July 27-30; more
Bernice Arthur, left, and Pat Rasmussen Hoodenpile, along with Nate Arthur, far left, greet Delpha Clark, class of 1944, Saturday at the final reunion of the Odell High School, which was founded 100 years ago.
I was a Girl Scout over 50 years ago, but the lyrics to a popular scouting song still remain lodged in my brain, years after memories of merit badges and the taste of campfire s’mores are long gone: “Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other’s gold.”
Country Forestry aims to curb illegal trail building; HRV baseball has good time at All-Star game
The Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association is hosting a number of free competitions this summer in the group’s first-ever CGWA Webi-Gnar Contest.
Blueprint at Underground Music Station July 1; ‘Retro punk,’ windsurfing mash up; more
This Pongo kayak will be the prize at the summer kickoff party at Kickstand Coffee and Kitchen, 13th and State streets, on June 23, 4-7 p.m. — and the Columbia Gorge Peace Village the beneficiary.