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Windermere holds annual food drive

Windermere In an effort to provide hunger relief throughout the Columbia River Gorge, Windermere Glenn Taylor Real Estate is holding its annual food drive through July 15 in order to stock up local pantries for the summer.

Fresh Start begins class series for home cooks

Fresh Start Culinary Arts Program is offering a series of six cooking classes for home cooks.

‘Operation Dry Water’ this weekend

The Marine Board and law enforcement from 32 counties and the Oregon State Police will be participating in Operation Dry Water during the weekend of June 24-26 as part of a nationally coordinated effort to reduce the number of accidents and fatalities related to boating under the influence of intoxicants (BUII).

The Next Door marks 45 years

Local agency celebrates decades of changing lives

Think back in time to the year 1971. The Vietnam War was dividing the country. Young people turned to drugs to numb their fear and confusion while their parents anxiously watched the fast-paced social changes that were occurring. The Beatles had gone their separate ways.

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County begins hearings on marijuana business ordinance

Marijuana rules came before Hood River County Planning Commission on Wednesday, the first in a series of hearings deciding local regulations on the cannabis industry in unincorporated parts of the county.

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Oregon Trail Tea Time

The Hood River Valley Evening Garden Club hosted this year’s Oregon State Federation of Garden Clubs Convention June 13-16 at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn — the first time in more than a decade the state convention has been hosted by a Hood River club.

‘Art in the Gorge’ show in Hood River July 1-3

Eighteen local artists will host a weekend gallery and sale at Venue 301 (formerly the Butler Bank Building), 301 Oak St., Hood River, July 1-3.

HR County moves toward affordable housing tool

Hood River County decided Monday to pursue a new affordable housing tool ushered in by an inclusionary zoning bill.

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Tum-A-Lum ‘timber’

Michael DeHart of The Dalles and his sons enjoy a suspenseful game of lumber “Jenga” Saturday at the 110th anniversary and grand-reopening celebration at Hood River Tum-A-Lum on Highway 35. Brandon, left, and Kaden, center, watch as James s-l-l-l-o-o-o-w-w-ly removes a piece of wood in hopes the entire pile stays upright. The trick is to then place that chunk on top without felling the stack

Ken Meidell named new CEO at Dakine

Altamont Capital Partners has announced the appointment of Ken Meidell to the position of CEO at Dakine.

Mt. Hood Town Hall celebrates summer

The Mt. Hood Town Hall will hold its annual Summer Barbecue event on Saturday, June 25 at 5:30 p.m. This family-friendly event is an opportunity for the board of directors to say thank you to the community for all of its support over the year and for everyone to gather and celebrate.

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A SENSE OF CONNECTION: One Community Health begins cherry orchard visits

On June 16, certified community health workers, medical providers and volunteers from One Community Health (OCH) began visiting local cherry orchards to connect personally with an estimated 500 migrant farmworkers.

Healing, Freestyle: Hood River boy, 11 gets creative with designers at Nike

Corwin Carr, 11, Hood River, is one of six Oregon children selected to participate in a unique shoe design exhibition known as Doernbecher Freestyle program.

Stirn resigns from parks

McCarthy, fellow directors wrangle on oversight questions

Longtime Parks Director Lori Stirn will leave Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District in September

Planning commission denies DeeTour hotel

A hotel add-on at DeeTour, a proposed concert venue in the upper valley, has been blocked.

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