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Yoga for healthy aging in body and mind

Relaxation and deep breathing are the most beneficial part of a yoga practice in terms of overall health and well-being. Stress is now believed to be the culprit of 75-90 percent of all doctor visits.

Spotlight on allergy elimination sessions

At Cascade Acupuncture Center many of our clients have experienced relief from symptoms to environmental allergies, including our local trees, poison oak, weeds and grasses, dust and mold, perfumes, wood and cigarette smoke. In addition they have experienced relief from reactions to the foods they eat.

Healthy Aging: Tips for staying well and happy in later years

The term “aging” often is associated with an assumed decline in physical and mental health, as well as in overall quality of life. Many of us cross our fingers and hope we’ll be among the lucky few who maintain strength, mental acuity and independence later in life — not realizing that the course of our later years is largely up to us.

Take in Pear Party this weekend

The celebration of Oregon’s official state fruit happens this weekend with the annual Pear Celebration all along the famous Hood River County Fruit Loop.

Rail company pledges to fight coal dust

BNSF will use two coats of sealant on loads

In a bid to eliminate coal dust, BNSF Railway will start spraying a second coating of sealant on coal cars in Pasco, before they enter the windy Gorge, a rail official said last week. Andrew Johnsen, assistant vice president of state government affairs for BNSF, which operates on the Washington side of the Gorge, told the Gorge Commission Sept. 9 the railway would do whatever was needed to eliminate coal dust.

Columbia Pain clinic gains accreditation

Columbia Pain Management, PC has received a three-year accreditation from the Institute for Medical Quality (IMQ), a leading healthcare quality accrediting organization

‘Helping Hands’ home care agency opens office

One of the state’s oldest in-home care companies has recently added a branch in Hood River and will be serving The Dalles/ Hood River and surrounding areas. Helping Hands Home Care NW (HHHC) provides in-home care services to elderly and disabled throughout the Gorge and Portland metropolitan area.

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‘Big Art’ stands ready to surprise, inspire

“Big Art” is off the ground, so to speak.

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?

Doug’s celebrates 30th year in Hood River

Writes Lori Duffy of Doug’s: ”Little did Doug Campbell and his windsurfing friends know when they started selling gear from their car the concept would still be going strong 30 years later!”

HR native heads HUD Portland Field Office

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Regional Administrator Bill Block announced the appointment of Hood River native Margaret S. Salazar as Director of HUD’s Portland Field Office.

Vittoria finalist in Martha Stewart contest

Hood River’s Patricia Vittoria, who creates hand-sewn dolls, is a finalist in the 2014 Martha Stewart American Made contest. She is competing against up to 1,000 others from around the country for a chance to win $10,000 to grow her business, a spot in the Martha Stewart American Made market, and a feature on marthastewart.com, among other prizes.

Rock, Paper, Scissors

Cody Colloton, 15, above center, won the $500 top prize in the annual Rock Paper Scissors competition sponsored by Andrew’s Pizza and Mr. Elive Productions Sept. 5.

Hunting not allowed on most Corps lands

PORTLAND — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers prohibits hunting on Corps property between Celilo Park and the city of Arlington in Oregon.

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