Pie from the mayor was the unusual twist at Hood River City Council on June 26. Mayor Paul Blackburn, who holds periodic citizen conversation sessions called “Pie with the Mayor,” presented a round baked good to the Art of Community committee in thanks for their completion of a new gallery of art works installed around the city.
PJ has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week.
The Hood River Valley High School HEALTH Media club and incoming freshman from the Wy’east Middle School HEALTH Media Club held their Fourth of July Sticker Shock Campaign on June 28. Their mission: To keep the community safe during the Fourth of July.
Waucoma Bookstore is hosting author Stephen Holgate for a book signing on Friday, July 7 from 5-8 p.m. Holgate will be signing his novel, “Tangier,” a story of fathers and sons, the alienation of being a stranger in a strange land, the seductive face of betrayal, and finally, the lengths we’ll go to for redemption.
Keely Stawicky opens the antiques and collectibles cooperative Bend in the Road July 1 in the “Booth Corner” building on Tucker Road, formerly Good Karma thrift store.
Alpaca garment purveyor Carol Thayer, right, welcomes Hood River artist Adele Hoffman and her “Abrazo Style” line of clothing and accessories as partner in the newly-renamed shop, Enchanted, 314 Oak St. (formerly Sophie’s Enchanted Alpaca).
Shareholders of CenterPointe Community Bank will meet July 6 in Hood River to vote on a merger with Inland Northwest Bank based in Spokane, Wash.
“It’s okay to make some noise in the library,” Rachael Fox, above, tells members of the Chamber of Commerce at the June 16 monthly “Coffee Clatter” event in the reading room at the Hood River Library branch.
Vince Culp and Steve Vollans will have plenty to tell Sandy High School classmates at their 20th reunion next year.
Back before I drank beer, LONG before (and I only took it up at age 24) I remember a Seattle Times report that the famed Ivar’s Acre of Clams restaurant got in trouble for putting lesser beer into Heidelberg empties and selling it to go with the bivalves.
The 2017 Cascade Locks Business Showcase will be on June 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Cascade Locks Marine Park Pavilion.
Fresh Start Culinary Arts Program is taking a summer break from training students to look at lessons learned from its successful first 18 months of operation.
Kriekfest, the summer’s first big beer event in the Gorge, returns to Parkdale for its second annual celebration of cherry-based sour ales — local, regional, national and international — on June 24 starting at noon at Clear Creek Station.
The volunteers at Hood River Adopt A Dog have chosen Baxter as this week’s adoptable pet. Writes Lauren Halliday, assistant shelter manager:
Sheppard’s is on the move after nearly a century on State Street.