The Riv restaurant gains first Blue Zones rating

“Blue Zones Project — The Dalles” has announced the first local restaurant to achieve designation as “Blue Zones Project Approved.” The Riv Café earned the designation, which includes offering healthier menu options, optimizing menus to highlight healthy choices and making changes to the dining environment.

August 8, 2018 midnight read more..

Veggie Rx expands to Eastern Oregon

Food insecure residents of rural Oregon can now access fresh fruits and vegetables. Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, Inc. (GOBHI), with the assistance of Gorge Grown Food Network, has launched the Frontier Veggie Prescription (or Veggie Rx) program in Sherman, Gilliam and Harney counties.

August 1, 2018 midnight read more..

CL Food Bank donation

Cascade Locks FISH Food Bank Coordinator Martha LaMont, left, talks Monday with Cheryl Kolbe, center, of the Portland-based Freedom from Religion Foundation, and Mary Payne of Columbia Market.

July 27, 2018 3:13 p.m. read more..

Grant provides Health Dept. solar energy

Hood River County, in partnership with Sustainable Northwest, Pacific Power, and the Oregon Clean Power Cooperative, welcomes the public to the Hood River County Health Department building, 1109 June St., on July 31 at 11 a.m. for the ribbon cutting event for a new 24-kilowatt rooftop solar array.

July 25, 2018 midnight read more..

HR Elks Lodge sends four students to Camp Meadowood

The Hood River Elks Lodge is sponsoring four teenage students this July to attend Camp Meadowood Springs. Sponsorship is 100 percent provided from member donations with the majority coming from the Tuesday night poker players ($5,400).

July 18, 2018 midnight read more..

Say hello to Gorge Youth Mentoring

The Next Door’s two youth mentoring programs, Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of the Columbia Gorge and Mentor for Success (MFS), will merge under a new name in the coming year and continue providing Gorge youth ages 6-21 with caring adult mentors, said a Next Door press release.

July 14, 2018 midnight read more..


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