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Troutdale woman dies in Highway 35 crash

A Troutdale woman died in a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon.

Catherine Anderson, 70, died at the scene after the driver’s side of her 1995 Ford Escort was struck by a 2012 Volvo driven by Gary Latulippe around 1 p.m. Oct. 25.

According to witnesses, Anderson was driving eastbound on Central Vale Drive and slowed, but didn’t stop at a stop sign before crossing two southbound lanes to turn left on Highway 35 south of Odell.

Anderson’s passenger, Sally Ann Sieh, 53, was transported by ambulance to Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Latulippe and passenger Harold Anstine of Pennsylvania received minor injuries, with Latulippe transported to the hospital.

Both passengers and drivers were using seat belts and the cars’ airbags deployed.

Oregon State Police troopers from The Dallas Area Command are continuing an investigation.

Springdale School hosts grand reopening

After more than 20 years of renovation, the Springdale School has reopened its doors to 136 Corbett students with the Corbett Arts Program with Spanish (CAPS).

The public is invited to a grand reopening ceremony from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 17.

Now on the historic registry, the site has been fully renovated thanks to the efforts of the Springdale School Community Association and Corbett School District.

The event will feature a ribbon cutting, cider press in the play shed and possible musical performances by students.

For information, call 503-261-4236.

Group collecting socks for seniors

Keep seniors’ feet toasty this winter. The annual Socks for Seniors campaign, an effort to collect new socks for seniors during the holidays, is in full swing between now and Dec. 23.

National event organizers invite Gresham residents to start their own sock drive by decorating a box, finding a location for it and promoting the sock drive.

All socks collected will be donated to a nursing home, assisted living center or other senior community in Gresham.

For information, visit socksforseniors.com.

Gorge Inspirations’ opens Nov. 2

The Architectural Heritage Center invites the public to “Gorge Inspirations,” an art exhibit and lecture series, opening Friday, Nov. 2, at 701 S.E. Grand Ave., Portland.

The exhibit and lecture series unveils the beauty and hidden elements of the Historic Columbia River Gorge and Highway and explores the history of “the king of roads.”

A holiday reception will take place from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7.

The series:

n Nov. 2 — Renee Tkach: Friends of the Gorge’s vision for the Towns to Trails program.

n Nov. 7 — Lunchtime lecture: Tom Kolster, Hole in the Wall Falls.

n Nov. 14 — Lunchtime lecture, John Harrison, presentation on Mona Bell.

n Dec. 6 — Scott Cook and Lewis and Clark instructor Stephanie Arnold, Gorge Stories for the Curious.

All events are free and open to the public. For information, visit visitahc.org/content/gorge-inspirations or call 503-231-7264.

Kiwanis Club offer Veterans Day breakfast

Columbia River Gorge Kiwanis Club will host its annual Veterans Day breakfast from 7:30-10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at Corbett School’s multipurpose room, 35800 E. Columbia River Highway.

The breakfast recognizes and thanks veterans and active military personnel for their service with military displays and patriotic music.

For information, call Michael Orelove at 503-703-4495 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Damascus author offers book signing

Lifelong Damascus resident and author Heidi Levan will host a book signing for “Soul Songs: Reflection of Joy in Everyday Life” 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at her Damascus home.

“Soul Songs” began as a way for Levan to stay in touch with coworkers and friends she didn’t see on a daily basis. After a growing number of people followed her emails over time, Levan was encouraged to publish her writings.

Books are available at the signing, through Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other major retailers.

For information and directions to the signing, visit soulsongsbook.com or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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