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Drawing attention to straws:

A mind-boggling 500 million plastic straws are produced around the world every day, and most are used for just a few minutes and then discarded.

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Martin receives environmental education youth award

Emily Martin, Cascade Mountain School director, was recently recognized by The Garden Club of America as the 2018 Elizabeth Abernathy Hull Award winner for outstanding contribution to the environmental education of youth.

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Trucks to pay for parking at waterfront

As part of the Waterfront Paid Parking Plan enacted June 11, commercial trucks are now required to pay to park on a segment of West Portway Avenue down on the waterfront that is frequently used as a hub for distribution throughout the Gorge.

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Pick of the Week: Tea party at History Museum Thursday

The tradition of afternoon tea — with all the expected niceties, including intimate tables set with fine linens and china, plates of handcrafted sweet and savory treats, and cups of freshly brewed tea — will be captured at The History Museum of Hood River County at 3 p.m. on Thursday June 14.

June 13, 2018 midnight read more..

Roots and Branches: People of art and grace

I remember my Dad, Sulo Annala, saying you get to a certain age and all your friends start appearing in the obituaries. Dad was not a man of many words, and he didn’t want them wasted at a funeral, at least his very own. When he passed away, we had an evening of storytelling at the Crag Rat Hut in a manner befitting his style.

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Yesteryears: Great War brings uncertainties in 1918

Because of the uncertainties which are likely to attach to the transportation of fruit during the period of the war, the Apple Growers Association is making arrangements to store, if necessary, a larger percentage of the fruit here.

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