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SMART Sip

Sandy and Gary McFarlen, left, talk with fellow volunteer reader Cindy Yoshimura, at the first “SMART Sip,” the Feb. 22 benefit for the Start Making A Reader Today (SMART) literacy programs in Hood River and Wasco counties.

March 3, 2018 midnight read more..


Veggie Rx brings fresh produce to Cascade Locks

The need for food assistance has risen in Cascade Locks as the Eagle Creek fire recovery continues. Gorge Grown Food Network was able to offer support by “prescribing” Veggie Rx at the Cascade Locks FISH Food Bank during its January distribution.

February 28, 2018 midnight read more..


Gorge Grown Farmers’ Market looks for new vendors

Farmers’ market season is just around the corner, and Gorge Grown Food Network is accepting applications from potential vendors for all three of their farmers’ markets: Hood River Farmers’ Market, Mosier Farmers’ Market and Mercado del Valle in Odell.

February 28, 2018 midnight read more..
 

Yarn shop ‘pop-up’ helps Helping Hands

Hood River yarn shop Knot Another Hat hosts a “pop-up shop extravaganza" on International Women’s Day, March 8, to benefit local domestic violence service agency Helping Hands Against Domestic Violence.

February 28, 2018 midnight read more..


Bacon bonanza

Helping Hands Against Violence drew bacon-forward entries from nine local restaurants Feb. 23, including Lake Taco at the Aporkalypse Now fundraiser at Springhouse Cellars.

February 28, 2018 midnight read more..


Pass the Pig

City employee Machel Jubitz leans in to kiss the porcine visitor, held by FFA’s McKenzie Snyder, a Hood River Valley High School senior, in the annual “Pass the Pig” fundraiser for FFA.

February 28, 2018 midnight read more..
 

Mardi Gras comes to HRVAC

Hood River Valley Adult Center’s second annual Mardi Gras fundraiser, held Feb. 24, was a success, said Executive Director Amy Mallet.

February 28, 2018 midnight read more..


Education Foundation grants more than $34,000 to teachers

Hood River County Education Foundation (HRCEF) set a new record for sending funds into classrooms in the Hood River County School District with the 2018 Innovative Teaching Grants. Over $34,000 was awarded to 47 educators representing every school in the district.

February 28, 2018 midnight read more..
  

Responding to gun violence

“We take the safety of our kids unbelievably seriously,” Hood River County School District School Superintendent Dan Goldman said Monday, decrying the copycat threat made to Hood River Valley High School via social media on Feb. 16.

February 28, 2018 midnight read more..
 

Oates files for Board President

Orcharding and school board work are just two of many hats Mike Oates has worn in his life and how he hopes to add another: President of the Hood River County Board of Commissioners.

February 24, 2018 midnight read more..

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