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Embedding arts and music

HRMS receives major Community Foundation grant

What could a school achieve with a $280,000 arts grant over the next five years?

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Mary Gailley mixes home care and work behind the bar, with some motorcycling on the side

What does elderly and disabled in-home care have in common with bartending?

Mid Valley News: Busy weekend planned for Middle valley

Okay, Mid Valley—there’s a lot of stuff for the ol’ calendar this time around, so get your pencils ready.

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Crowd celebrates completion of park

Waterfront Park drew a large crowd Sept. 7 for Hood River Waterfront Park Association’s celebration of the newly completed two-tiered amphitheater, the last phase in the park’s development. Local bands Toy Gun Conspiracy and Cripple Hop performed in the first-ever organized concert at the amphitheater.

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Teacher of teens and alpinists, Lisa Rust tackles middle school, mountains

Lisa Rust started her 18th year at Hood River Middle School this past week, teaching literacy, social studies and climbing wall classes to seventh graders. She began at the school as a science teacher in 1997, and wouldn’t dream of teaching any other age group.

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Mid Valley News: The story within a story at the Wy’east Fire District Memorial

There are times, when I go out on a story, I find another story I’d like to tell just as much. Sometimes I can work a paragraph or two into an existing article; sometimes I cannot.

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The weather delivers: pear harvest looks plentiful

Pear harvest going well, countywide

The summer pear harvest is just finishing up, and overall, it looks very good.

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In the ‘sweet spot’ for growing fruit, Anne and Bernie Lerch enjoy staying small but diverse

The Hood River Valley is well-known its wines and vines now, but it wasn’t that way when Anne and Bernard Lerch purchased Hood River Vineyards and Winery in 1992. In those days, there were just three wineries in the entire Columbia River Gorge, and only a handful of vineyards.

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New Parent Services celebrates 25 years

The idea was simple: New parents do not always have a local family support network.

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