The annual Hood River County Pear Celebration will take place along the Fruit Loop Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 19-20. It’s the time of year when the farm stands and businesses share the full bounty of the Hood River Valley.
Parkdale weigh station operator treats fruit truck drivers to slice of homemade
At Diamond Fruit in Parkdale, the busiest fruit delivery day is also the tastiest.
Local leaders mulled over marijuana and its effect on youth at a community conversation Thursday at Mid Valley Elementary School in Odell.
Monday’s actions also bring adoption of housing strategy
City Council on Monday formalized its strategy on affordable housing, though official changes on the issue are months away, and took one step closer to a decision on potential taxation of marijuana sales — an action it cannot formally move on until 2016.
Crazy Pepper Cantina and Mexican Restaurant has changed hands. But the new owner, Tommy Ogawa, plans to keep the “crazy” intact by stirring the restaurant’s traditional Latin American cuisine with a new twist: freshly prepared Japanese sushi and burgers.
Hops Fest happens Sept. 26 but it is far from the only new thing happening, fresh hops or otherwise, in this beer-centric burg.
A 5-year-old girl and woman battling cancer will be the recipients of proceeds from the 13th Pig Bowl competition on Saturday, Sept. 19.
Dozens crowded into the Hood River County Board of Commissioners meeting room Wednesday to take part in a Planning Commission hearing addressing a countywide farm use zoning update.
Gorge Grown Food Network will be hosting its second annual farm-to-table Harvest Dinner on Sept. 27 at Kiyokawa Family Orchards. Chef Ben Stenn of Celilo Restaurant & Bar will be preparing a four-course seasonal meal featuring local produce and meat with wines from Cor Cellars paired with each dish.
Hood River County Library celebrated the receipt of 501 new bilingual and multilingual children’s books on Aug. 11 with local child care partners.
Public feedback taken on Sept. 15
The Port of Hood River will hold an open house next Tuesday to share planned developments for Lot 1, the largest remaining undeveloped patch of land on the waterfront.
A flotilla of volunteers and a riverbank crowded with supporters welcomed the 478 participants in Monday’s 73rd annual Roy Webster Cross Channel Swim.
Hood River’s fourth medical marijuana dispensary, “High Winds NV,” swept in Friday with a bobbing samba.
Ten college scholars will receive a total of $20,000 in scholarships this year from the Hood River County Education Foundation (HRCEF).
Rep. Mark Johnson (R-Hood River) will host a forum next Wednesday to discuss Oregon’s current energy policies and priorities.
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