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’12 Days of Christmas’ authors come to Hood River Dec. 6

Waucoma Bookstore hosts Portland authors Susan Blackby and Carolyn Digby Conahan, author and illustrator of “The Twelve Days of Christmas in Oregon” for a book signing on Saturday, Dec. 6 from noon to 2 p.m. at the store (212 Oak St.). From the forest to the desert to the mountains to the beach, cousins Liz and Danny are seeing it all as they spend their Christmas in Oregon. With everything from busy beavers to tumbling waterfalls, Oregon is showcased in this installment of the “Twelve Days of Christmas in America” series.

Council to address Walmart expansion Tuesday

The issue of whether Walmart’s Wasco Avenue store has the right to expand could come down to a Hood River City Council decision to be delivered Tuesday night.

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CGCC board plans special meeting

Budget issues drive Dec. 2 meeting in HR

One week after the campus closure announcement turnabout, the Columbia Gorge Community College Board of Education will hold a special meeting at the Indian Creek campus.

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Rodrigo Silva brings orchard foreman experience to the gift box line

Rodrigo Silva — or Rigo, as he’s also called — really knows pears. He also really knows gift boxes.

Nora’s ‘Family Dinner Project’ begins with Ethiopia

“My family’s most special and memorable dinner occurred on November 11, 2013, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Yhat morning, after a nearly three year long journey, my husband Brian and I left our adoption agency’s care center in Addis with our two children fully and finally in our custody. It was an entirely surreal moment to realize that we were now officially together as family, months and months of anxious waiting over.”

State Forestry awards WyEast Timber Services of Hood River

Among 2013 “Operators of the Year” awards, Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) this year bestowed an Annual Merit Award to WyEast Timber Services, a Hood River company.

Photos with Santa helps Adopt A Dog

The Adopt-A-Dog program is again offering pictures with Santa this year, Saturdays beginning Nov. 29, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hood River Hotel, 102 Oak Street.

Author Jan Brett comes to Hood River Dec. 12

Join us at Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade, Street, Hood River, on Friday, Dec. 12 at 4:30 p.m. for a presentation and signing with bestselling picture book author, Jan Brett. Hood River is one of two stops in Oregon for Jan Brett’s 15 city tour across the U.S. This event is sponsored by Waucoma Bookstore, Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River Library, and G. Willikers Toy Store.

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Pet of the Week: Roxie needs fun, active home

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Roxie as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe her as follows:

Growers, advocates of I-502 moratorium speak out at hearing

At a meeting packed with marijuana growers, potential marijuana growers, and concerned residents from across Klickitat County, administrators were able to hear testimony regarding the reinstatement of a moratorium on all new marijuana-related businesses in the county’s unincorporated areas.

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Nichols Landing agreements completed, legal disputes over

Naitos look to break ground on project early next year

After over two years of appeals and nearly as many in negotiations, the legal disputes over the proposed Nichols Landing development have been put to rest.

Food bank ‘hit hard’

Cupboards nearly bare at all four FISH sites

Thanksgiving Day is everywhere an occasion based on what’s to eat, yet there are no reported community meals in Hood River this week.

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Camp 1805 continuing on its spirited adventure

July 4, 1805: On what has already proven to be a perilous journey, a horrific tragedy befalls the Lewis and Clark expedition — the Corps of Discovery runs out of liquor, while celebrating Independence Day.

Thanksgiving Closures (… and openings)

Thursday, Nov. 26

Tree of Remembrance returns Dec. 11

Anderson’s Tribute Center and Providence Hood River Hospice of the Gorge will hold the annual Tree of Remembrance Memorial on Dec. 11, 2014, beginning at 6 p.m. at Anderson’s, located at 1401 Belmont Avenue in Hood River.