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Hood River City Council lays out the Waterfront's future

Council unanimously passes waterfront refinement plan

In what was one of its last actions of 2014, and for some, one of their last actions as city councilors, the Hood River City Council voted Monday evening to pass an ordinance implementing the Waterfront Refinement Plan, which sets down design concepts and zoning restrictions for future development at the Hood River Waterfront.

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Adult Center looks to future

Orion Wattenberg Trust will provide Meals on Wheels assistance, but more help is needed

Hood River Valley Adult Center Director Collice Martens-Sinclair has good news: The center’s 501c3 non-profit tax status, lost in 2010 due to a “series of unfortunate events,” has been retroactively reinstated.

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Exit Mayor Babitz

Outgoing Mayor Arthur Babitz (right) accepts a plaque adorned with a key to the city from City Manager Steve Wheeler at the conclusion of Monday night’s Hood River City Council meeting.

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Annual questions: 7-year-olds talk about life now and what is ahead

Tracks to '26

“Tracks to ‘26,” a yearly inquiry into what drives and inspires six young hearts and minds, returns for Installment 2 of 13.

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    Holiday stress: It’s not how much stress, but how well you handle it

    New research is showing that it is more important to improve the way we respond to stress than it is to try to eliminate stress in our lives. For this reason, yoga, meditation, and breath practices are key to training the nervous system how to respond to the realities of daily life with less stress-inducing reactivity.

    Holiday eating myth busters

    There are a few holiday eating myths that may prevent you from enjoying some of your favorite holiday foods. Below is some advice that may help you enjoy your holiday favorites without expanding your waist line.

    Tips to prevent holiday stress and depression

    When stress is at its peak, it’s hard to stop and regroup. Try to prevent stress and depression in the first place, especially if the holidays have taken an emotional toll on you in the past.

    Self-care for handling holiday-induced stress

    Start every day with a large glass of lukewarm water. Fill your favorite glass with water and drink it slowly, followed by taking some deep breaths into your abdomen. This morning ritual helps keep your body hydrated and relaxed at a time when more-than-usual amounts of alcohol and caffeine (both dehydrators) meet higher-than-usual stress levels.

    How to help, updated for Dec. 20

    Warming Shelters open; coat donations needed

Sports

    Sports briefs for Dec. 20

    Meadows hosts brewfest, pineapple toss Saturday; Bonneville pool winter sturgeon season set

    Local gymnasts bring home state hardware

    Representing Hood River on The Dalles-based Riverside Gymnastics Academy lineup at the 2014 Oregon Fall State Championships were young athletes Sophia Riviello, Ava Krentz, Regina Sanchez-Macias, Jacy Johnston and Poppy Miller.

    Parker Kennedy leads with 17 in boys’ loss at Gresham

    Elevated by a four-game winning streak, the Hood River Valley varsity boys basketball team traveled to Gresham Tuesday to take on the 6A Mt. Hood Conference Gophers (2-2), and although the Eagles finished with a loss, they still have plenty of reason for optimism.

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    HRV outshoots Barlow for first win

    Kelsey Wells leads with 17, Winans nets 10

    After a rough start to the season, the Hood River Valley High School varsity girls basketball team got a much-needed win at home Tuesday night over Barlow. Senior Kelsey Wells had a team-high 17 points and Laruen Winans had ten points and seven rebounds to lead the Eagles to the 46-30 win against the 6A Mt. Hood Conference Bruins.

    Winter activities for kids

    Hood River County Community Education is offering several sports-related options to help keep kids occupied over the winter break and through the winter. More information and registration for the following activities can be found at hrcommunityed.com or by calling 541-386-2055.

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