How to Help, updated for Nov. 25

The annual giving tree of Cascade Locks is back up at City Hall at 140 SE WaNaPa St.

Ornament sale benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters

Jack in the Box, located at 1407 W. Sixth Street in The Dalles, is offering a limited-edition JOY Jack antenna ornament for $1, while supplies last. Net proceeds will benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge.

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Pet of the Week: Gigi is ‘goofy, funny, sweet dog’ looking for her forever home

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Gigi as the program’s adoptable pet of the week.

The Ale List: Double Mountain’s IRA prevails in Oregonlive voting

The Oregonian newspaper’s online service,, gives kudos to local brews in its own recent ranking, and now, readers’ on-line voting:

Mt. Hood land bill advances

Sen. Ron Wyden gets his ‘Cooper Spur Clarification’ through Senate committee

A bill launched by Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden to speed up a long-delayed land exchange between Mt. Hood Meadows resort and the U.S. Forest Service has moved forward one key step — the piece of legislation found Senate Committee approval last week.

CL Council approves ‘Gorge Hub’ grant, talks Nestlé status

Cascade Locks City Council tackled a diverse agenda — from utilities to tourism and Nestlé — at a short but busy meeting Monday.

Holiday Happenings: Photos with Santa at the Columbia Art Center, more

Make memories with a visit and picture with Santa in the lobby of the Columbia Center for the Arts from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Dec. 6, 13, and 20. Santa (who also happens to be starring in the CAST Theatre production of “Miracle on 34th Street” in the Columbia Arts Theatre) will be visiting with kids before Sunday show matinees during December.

Climate change march happens Sunday in HR

Citizens will march Sunday in Hood River as part of a “global mobilization” on climate change, in advance of the Paris summit Nov. 30- to Dec. 11.

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Thanksgiving holiday events

The annual Turkey Trot takes place Thanksgiving Day, Mosier Twin Tunnels, 10 a.m. at Mark Hatfield Trailhead; register starting at 9 a.m.; kids’ 200-meter run at 9:50 a.m. Choose the 12-kilometer, 5K and 3K run/walk. Proceeds benefit Mosier Schools.

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B Gorge-us Boutique opens, shares space with Gandara

B Gorge-us Boutique, located at 416 Oak Street in the Oak Mall in downtown Hood River, is open for business.

Business Notes for Nov. 21

Mid-Columbia realtors honor Julie Gilbert; Von Flotow finishes grading on Country Club; Brewery buys building from Diamond; State orders work ceased on Ryan property

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The Ale List: Base Camp imbues red with local pear wood

The smell of toasted marshmallow paired with a stout took center stage at a local ale house Thursday, but it’s a quieter beer that deserves that kind of attention.

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Pet of the Week: Norbert could really use a hug

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Norbert as the program’s adoptable pet of the week:

‘Most Valuable Student’ scholarship deadline Dec. 4

The Hood River Elks local “Most Valuable Student” scholarship deadline is Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. Applications must be registered online, or must be turned into the Hood River Elks Lodge, located at Third and Cascade, by 6 p.m. Applications may also submitted to the high school by 3 p.m.

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Tile for a Change

First Friday on Nov. 4 featured a unique citizen art project with a purpose.