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‘Age of Dignity’ discussion series starts Oct. 22

With most of the 400 copies of “The Age of Dignity” now out in the greater Gorge, the Aging in the Gorge Alliance (AGA) is gearing up for the second part of their book program: Discussion groups.

Advocacy Center holds fundraiser Oct. 22

Columbia Gorge Children’s Advocacy Center (CGCAC) will be holding its fifth annual fundraising event on Oct. 22 from 6-8 p.m. at Springhouse Cellars.

Gorge receives national honor this weekend

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) will honor the Columbia Gorge Region, Oregon and Washington at its RWJF Culture of Health Prize National Celebration and Learning Event this weekend at its headquarters in Princeton, N.J.

County continues marijuana hearings

Hood River County Board of Commissioners heard another round of impassioned testimony as they drew closer to adopting a set of rules for marijuana businesses outside city limits.

DeeTour hotel decision appealed to County Board of Commissioners

Backers of a hotel add-on at DeeTour, a proposed concert venue in the upper valley, have challenged Planning Commission’s decision to deny the project.

Pet of the week: Bungee loves to hop in for a snuggle

Bungee has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week.

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Master Gardeners now taking applications

Do you want to be involved with a service program that outreaches and educates about sustainable gardening practices in your community?

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Deputy DA speaks on domestic violence

A ‘profound lack of understanding’

Calling it “a disease that touches all of us,” Deputy District Attorney Carrie Rasmussen told her own family’s story of domestic abuse, as keynote speaker at the Helping Hands Against Violence candlelight vigil Oct. 12 at Georgiana Smith Gardens.

Elks select Skwarczynski, Walker as Sept. students of the month

Julia Skwarczynski and Abby Walker, two Hood River Valley High School seniors, have been selected as this school year’s first Elks Students of the Month. Both were presented checks for $100 in recognition of their volunteer efforts and achievements at school during last week’s lodge meeting.

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Mid Valley move

Hood River Rotary completed a mascot relocation project at Mid Valley Elementary on Oct. 13.

Dr. Erin Burnham receives state honor

Dr. Erin Burnham of Hood River is EMS Medical Director of the Year for 2016.

Public Records — Building Permits, Sept. 2016

City, continued, and county

Pet of the week: Niko is an excellent (and playful) hiking buddy

Niko has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week.

Museum adds Ikebana floral program to Yasui recognition days

The Garden Club has adopted one of the beds on the museum grounds, funding its renovation.

One Community Health awarded $88,000 to enhance clinic quality

In spite of the increasingly stringent standards set forth in the health care industry, One Community Health (OCH) recently learned it’s being recognized for its ongoing commitment to excellence, thanks to a sizeable award from Health and Human Services (HHS).



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