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SWCD native plant sale April 21-22 at Extension

Still looking for the low-maintenance plants for spring planting?

Home and Lifestyle Show returns April 21-23 in TD

The annual Bicoastal Media/Guild Mortgage Home and Lifestyle Show will open its doors Friday, April 21 at 5 p.m. at The Dalles Civic Auditorium, and will run throughout Northwest Cherry Festival weekend to Sunday, April 23.

Providence Hospice of Gorge seeks volunteers, holds training

Providence Hospice of the Gorge is seeking volunteers to provide service to hospice patients and their families. Opportunities include visits to patients, transporting patients to appointments or outings, respite for caregivers, veterans supporting veterans, bereavement support, bedside vigils, office support and event planning, and pet peace of mind.

Hood River ‘CarFit’ event May 7 at HRVAC

To help the 10,000 Americans turning 65 every day, and all senior drivers find a better fit with their cars for comfort and safety, mobility experts are hosting a safety program designed to help older drivers and their families on Sunday, May 7 at the Hood River Valley Adult Center. To register, call 541-478-2363.

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Hood River Port considers Lower Mill land sale

An old mill site in Odell may be revived with a similar use in mind

Gorge jobs rate inches up

Unemployment throughout the Columbia River Gorge region dipped slightly in February, according to a report by Dallas Fridley, regional economist for the Oregon Employment Department.

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First Light Academy

Alex Evans stands in the light at First Light Academy, which opened last week in the former Asbury Church on State Street in Hood River.

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Art auction

Kerry Cobb holds up one of more than 30 works by the late Ellen Dittebrandt and Judith Cunningham at Sunday’s Art Auction at Columbia Center for the Arts, while auctioneer Steve Talbot scans for bids.

Meadows will give Crag Rats ‘bonus days’ proceeds in April

Mt. Hood Meadows will give proceeds from midweek bonus days to Hood River Crag Rats

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Doors Open at Rebuilt-it Center

Non-profit looks to brighter future

Gorge Rebuild-it Center, a community-supported nonprofit since 2004, was looking at a February closing date as a long winter kept customers away and the theft of $8,000 in merchandise financially strained the organization.

LeFevre Sustainability Awards nomination period now open

Gorge Owned (GO!) is now accepting nominations for the seventh annual Tod J. LeFevre Sustainability Champion Awards, which celebrates people who are working on innovative, creative solutions to the environmental, economic and social issues facing the Gorge.

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The context of beer: Brewers talk fellowship of fermentation

Three local brewmasters sat in an unusual place — under the spotlight — for a recent conversation at Columbia Center for the Arts with renowned beer writer Jeff Alworth of Portland (author of 2015’s “The Beer Bible”).

The Ale List: Solera celebrates with a sour, Double Mountain expands refillable program

Solera Brewery in Parkdale brings out its first bottled beer April 15 at its fifth anniversary party. This is a fully-local ale; brewer Jason Kahler said the sour apricot ale is made from fruit grown at Mountain View Orchards in Parkdale and aged in pinot noir barrels from Syncline winery.

Ombudsman speaks: CASA hosts talk on Foster Bill of Rights

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month and Columbia Gorge CASA is hosting Darin Mancuso, the Oregon Foster Care ombudsman, who will talk about the “Foster Children’s Bill of Rights” — a legal document that guarantees basic rights for the 11,000 children currently in foster care in Oregon.

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