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Sir Isaac is Fox Tail’s first bottling

The newest local bottled cider is Sir Isaac, made with local apples and wine yeast, from Fox Tail Ciders in Odell.

Most retailers comply in youth ‘tobacco assessment’

A team of high school students from Hood River Valley High School Health Media Club in partnership with The Dalles YouthThink recently participated in a tobacco retail assessment, a youth led evaluation around the sale of tobacco products in their community.

FISH food bank holds open house Saturday

FISH Food Bank is fully permitted for occupation, and the organization celebrates Saturday with a ribbon cutting and open house, followed by a dance, from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Labor market largely unchanged in May

Oregon’s unemployment rate was essentially unchanged at 5.3 percent in May compared with 5.2 percent in April. This kept the state’s rate close to the national level, as the U.S. unemployment rate was 5.5 in May and 5.4 percent in April.

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Parenting photo contest nears June 30 deadline

There is still time to share your photos of summer fun with the community, in a photo contest sponsored The Next Door Inc.

Mercado del Valle returning to Odell

On Saturday, June 20 at 3 p.m., the Mercado del Valle Farmers’ Market in Odell opens for the season at Mid Valley Elementary. The Mercado del Valle offers something for everyone with a diverse set of vendors selling locally raised vegetables, fruit, meat, cheese, eggs, honey, and bread.

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Cruz Torres enjoys busy, social aspect at The Boys

Life is busy for Cruz Torres, but you wouldn’t know it from his easygoing demeanor.

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Windermere opens office on Oak

Windermere Real Estate, the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S., has announced the company has opened an office on Oak St. in Hood River.

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PET OF THE WEEK: Sweet Lindy ready for play time, cuddles

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Lindy as the program’s adoptable pet of the week:

July 10 is deadline for Plein Air writing exhibit

The registration deadline is July 10 for the 11th annual Pacific Northwest Plein Air Writing Exhibition, organized by the Columbia Center for the Arts and sponsored by the Schmuck Family Fund.

Traveling Red Chair visits Hood River County bed and breakfasts

Where travelers once held photos of Flat Stanley in unusual places, photographers now shoot photos of a humble red chair. Long considered simply a place to rest after a long day, the lowly wooden chair has been elevated to celebrity status, and is being welcomed at inns and bed and breakfast establishments throughout America.

At WAAAM: Luhr Jensen remembered Saturday

Luhr Jensen history is the feature of the June 13 Second Saturday at Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum.

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The ‘Reset’ on State Street

City celebrates Urban Renewal completion

The new street trees added needed shade as the City of Hood River formally dedicated the 18-month State Street Urban Renewal Project on the warm evening of June 5.

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Preschool options expand in Odell and Pine Grove

Whether it’s a new school in an old location or an old program with a new teacher, preschool options have expanded in the middle valley.