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Nellie Hjaltalin shares Meals on Wheels experience

Nellie Hjaltalin, 88, has found it hard to retire as a driver with the Hood River Valley Adult Center (HRVAC) Meals on Wheels program, where she’s volunteered for the past 25 years.

Next Door plant sale May 9

Find organically grown veggie starts to support the Raices Cooperative Farm, a program of The Next Door, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 9 at 965 Tucker Rd. Starts include tomatoes, eggplant, sweet and hot peppers, and basil.

Military vehicles take center stage at WAAAM

Keeping with tradition, the May 9 Second Saturday events at the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum will feature the vehicles of the American armed forces.

GO! Green Drinks at Butler Bank May 12

Join Gorge Owned and Union Event Co. for Green Drinks at Butler Bank, 301 Oak St., Hood River, on Tuesday, May 12, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

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GTA’s STEM Career Day inspires career ideas for Gorge students

The Gorge Technology Alliance (GTA) held its second-annual STEM Career Day for students in the region on Friday, April 24, in The Dalles.

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Dalles Dam visitor center reopens for summer

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites guests to visit The Dalles Dam this summer.

CGCC Foundation hosts event series, ‘Gorge Gatherings,’ to start on May 13

Columbia Gorge Community College Foundation invites residents to participate in the 2015 Columbia Gorge Gatherings series, benefiting the CGCC Foundation endowment.

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New home for FISH

Caleb Bell carries Irene Best’s favorite yellow stool, one of the final items to depart the long-tike FISH food bank home in Concordia Lutheran Church on the Heights.

Mail carriers teaming up with public to ‘Stamp out Hunger’ on May 9

Food donations: FISH opens at new site at Our Redeemer Church, Tucker Rd.

The largest one-day food drive in the nation is coming to Hood River Valley next week.

Hood River business notes: Changes at HR Stationers, 10 Speed, Idlewild Market

Three Hood River businesses have been sold, with varying changes to the business names: one stays the same, another changes in part, and a third changes in full.

Community Resiliency Programs continue May 2

Stevenson Grange 121’s 2015 Community Resiliency Programs continue with a Walk-In Plant Clinic given by the Central Gorge Chapter of the OSU Master Gardeners (Hood River) and a Seed and Plant Swap, on Saturday, May 2, from 12 to 3 p.m., in the Stevenson Community Library Gallery.

Mad Hatters Tea Party benefits Opportunity Connections

“I’m LATE, I’m LATE, for a very important date! Read the DIRECTIONS and DIRECTLY you will be DIRECTED in the right DIRECTION!”

HR Farmers’ Market opens for ‘15 season

The Hood River Farmers’ Market kicks off the 2015 season at Hood River Middle School on Thursday, May 7, from 5-8 p.m.

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CGCC faculty censures Toda

Faculty at Columbia Gorge Community College voted by a wide margin on April 25 to submit a letter to the CGCC Board of Education censuring college President Frank Toda and calling for his resignation.

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Doug Nichols ‘blessed’ at wastewater treatment plant

Doug Nichols, Project Manager for Hood River Public Works, has a job that not many people understand: Wastewater treatment.