Kerry Cobb holds up one of more than 30 works by the late Ellen Dittebrandt and Judith Cunningham at Sunday’s Art Auction at Columbia Center for the Arts, while auctioneer Steve Talbot scans for bids.
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Mt. Hood Meadows will give proceeds from midweek bonus days to Hood River Crag Rats
Non-profit looks to brighter future
Gorge Rebuild-it Center, a community-supported nonprofit since 2004, was looking at a February closing date as a long winter kept customers away and the theft of $8,000 in merchandise financially strained the organization.
Gorge Owned (GO!) is now accepting nominations for the seventh annual Tod J. LeFevre Sustainability Champion Awards, which celebrates people who are working on innovative, creative solutions to the environmental, economic and social issues facing the Gorge.
Three local brewmasters sat in an unusual place — under the spotlight — for a recent conversation at Columbia Center for the Arts with renowned beer writer Jeff Alworth of Portland (author of 2015’s “The Beer Bible”).
Solera Brewery in Parkdale brings out its first bottled beer April 15 at its fifth anniversary party. This is a fully-local ale; brewer Jason Kahler said the sour apricot ale is made from fruit grown at Mountain View Orchards in Parkdale and aged in pinot noir barrels from Syncline winery.
April is Child Abuse Awareness Month and Columbia Gorge CASA is hosting Darin Mancuso, the Oregon Foster Care ombudsman, who will talk about the “Foster Children’s Bill of Rights” — a legal document that guarantees basic rights for the 11,000 children currently in foster care in Oregon.
A new solar energy array has been planned for construction atop the City of Hood River public works building on 18th Street.
The redemption value for eligible containers covered under Oregon’s Bottle Bill will increase from 5 cents to 10 cents on April 1.
The Columbia River Gorge area has a new nonprofit beekeeping organization, affiliated with the Oregon State Beekeepers Association and headquartered in Hood River.
The Columbia Gorge is now home to an estimated 45 wineries, 14 breweries, 13 cideries and two distilleries — not counting dozens, probably hundreds, of home brewers.
The Remains Mural Project fundraiser happens April 7 at Double Mountain Tap Room, 6 to 11 p.m.
Council agrees to adjust parts of bag ordinance
A new thing gets revised and an older thing will be closed.
The conflict over a proposed 100-foot cell tower in west Hood River has resurged.