Hood River Supply is celebrating the Ace ranking “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Home Improvement Retail Stores” for the 10th year in a row with a customer appreciation event on Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Hood River.
Stave yourself for barrel and other releases from local breweries, with notes courtesy of the brewers:
Uninsured children from throughout the Columbia River Gorge will be all grins this upcoming Valentine’s Day. But these big smiles won’t necessarily be from eating lots of heart-shaped, sugary treats.
The recycling depot at the Mt. Hood Town Hall recently passed a major milestone. Upper Hood River Valley residents have recycled one million pounds of materials since its opening in 2006.
As of Dec. 31, 2016, the Department of Revenue has received $60.2 million in marijuana tax payments since the state began taxing recreational marijuana in January 2016. Additional marijuana tax data is available at www.oregon.gov /dor/stats.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge hosts its 11th annual Italian Night and Raffle on Friday, Feb. 17 from 5-8 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church, 1280 W Jewett Blvd., White Salmon. This yearly event is hosted by the Beneventi family and features all-you-can-eat vegetarian lasagna, chicken parmesan, penne pasta, garlic bread, salad and dessert.
Anderson’s Tribute Center hosts a “Putting Your House in Order” seminar on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Refreshments will be served at 5 p.m., with the seminar beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Hood River Valley Adult Center was closed for several days last month due to inclement weather, which canceled many events, including the January regular board of directors meeting, which had to be rescheduled. The next board meeting will be held on Feb. 13 at 5:30 p.m. Three newly elected board members were welcomed in January: Sue Sanchez, Sally Fairchild and Lynn Rasmussen.
City and county records
District, teachers’ union reach agreement
Hood River County School District and Hood River Education Association, the certified employees’ union, agreed Wednesday on changes to the 2016-17 school calendar as a result of the many hours of instructional time lost due to weather in January.
Blair Holman and Deylan Gudiel, both Hood River Valley High School seniors, have been selected as the January Students of the Month. Both were presented checks for $100 in recognition of their volunteer efforts in the community and their achievements at school during last week’s lodge meeting.
The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) invites the public to an open house covering the results of a recent agricultural lands evaluation conducted in the Hood River area.
Hood River Therapy will offer its Persistent Pain Education 8-week winter series beginning Feb. 2 and running through March 23 from noon to 1 p.m. each Thursday. Hood River Therapy is located at 2690 May St., Hood River.
Rescheduled due to snow
The Hood River Library had planned to celebrate its updated children’s area last Saturday — but the event was canceled due to snow.
Students at Hood River Valley High School concluded their annual FISH Food Bank fundraiser Jan. 6 — and had their most successful event in six years.