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Sports Briefs for May 16

Swim team wins sprinter meet; Babe Ruth opening day is Saturday; Local youth wrestlers take home titles at U.S. Open Wrestling Championships; Horizon golf ends season at districts

Entertainment Update for May 16

Pamela Parker at Trillium May 22; Red & Ruby perform May 29; more

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Tons of tutus for Lila May

Fun run raises over $10,000

“I get knocked down/But I get up again/No, you’re never going to keep me down...”

Entertainment Update for May 13

Ken DeRouchie Band with Tracy Klas at River City May 30; Ted Horwitz at The Pines; ‘Lowest Pair’ at CEBU Lounge; more

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: A different side to Pamela Parker

Pamela Parker started out playing music at a super-young age — in fact, based on our phone conversation last month, she detailed her entire musical upbringing in a very clear and organized way.

Entertainment Update for May 9

Bob Connolly schedules shows; Wasco Bros. play May 9; ‘Anita Margarita’ at CEBU May 8; more

Outdoor news: May 2015: High mountain trout

Acting like a steelhead, the trout yanked our son’s rod down and headed for the other side of the lake, stopping to perform a double somersault before falling back into the water, before changing directions and heading for a submerged stump near shore. Wade, our younger son (now 22), held his rod high and steered the torpedo-acting fish away from the bark-covered obstacle.

PARKDALE NEWS: Strong women classes coming to upper valley

The Oregon State University Extension office is sponsoring a new program in the upper valley with a series of classes from May 12 through July 31.

Entertainment Update for May 6

Help the Hood River Library win a visit from Nick Bruel, a famous children’s author; more

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Forest service hosting free fishing clinics for kids

The Barlow Ranger District and Hood River Ranger District of the Mt. Hood National Forest will be hosting free fishing clinics for kids. The Barlow Ranger District event will take place on Saturday, May 9, and Hood River Ranger District’s fishing clinic will take place on Saturday, May 16. Both events will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 1 p.m.

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Gorge Scenic Area stars in expanded Google Maps

With dramatic waterfalls, mountain peaks, alpine lakes and the magnificent Columbia River and Gorge, the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in Oregon and Washington is one of the United States most spectacular natural areas.

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Sports Briefs for May 6

Bassham voted Oregon’s 5A/large school AD of the Year; Boys tennis splits trip to Central Oregon; Youth track camp May 9; more

Entertainment Update for May 2

Ben Ballinger returns May 7; Wasco Bros. play May 9; more

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‘Tutu Trot’ May 9, helps Lila May, 4, in cancer fight

How much can we inspire a community to give when its most talked-about little girl is facing the cancer fight of her life, always smiling despite the grim odds? In Hood River and beyond, that’s the question that’s been on the minds of hundreds of people, particularly those who are making tutus and planning to wear other fun costumes to show their spirit and support in the 2nd Annual Lila May Tutu Trot.

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Elementary P.E. teacher Brandon Bertram creates program to promote physical fitness at school and at home

Coming into his first year at Westside Elementary and May Street school, Brandon Bertram had a quandary: how could he increase students’ opportunities for phsyical exercise not only at school, but at home... and make sure it’s done on a shoestring budget?