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Eating Right: Heart healthy super foods

February is heart month, so it is a great time to try to add any of these items to your grocery basket to help improve your heart health:

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New mural, and the Library celebrates Feb. 18

Hood River Library celebrates its children’s section renovation project starting at 6 p.m. on Feb. 18.

Entertainment update for Feb. 18

February is HR Music Month, Comedy Night at Lyle Hotel, MOsley WOtta, Third Seven Feb. 25

‘Hanford: A Conversation’ at White Salmon Library

The Friends of the White Salmon Valley Community Library invite the public to join former Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken and Patricia Hoover, Hanford Downwinder and activist, as they share insights, poems and personal experiences living in the shadow of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation during the 1950s to 1970s.

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Scenic Area launches smartphone day use passes

Visitors to the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area this spring will find a convenient new way to pay their day use fees.

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Yesteryears: Hood River Supply moves into new building in 1967

A fixture at its Cascade Street location since 1944, Hood River Supply opened new doors this week when it started business operations at its 20,000-square foot new building on Tucker Road.

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Roots and Branches: Winter? Fini!

Snow falling gently from the winter sky was a beautiful sight back in December, bringing the hush of its thick carpet to the valley floor, calming the cacophony of Christmas carolers and taking the edge off the hapless hucksters hawking their wares.

‘Writing Memories’ workshop rescheduled

Memoirist Carolyn Wood will facilitate a creative writing workshop called Writing Memories for the Next Generation on Feb. 23 at the Hood River Library.

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A Book Bundle

Celebrate reading: Getting through the winter with News staff picks

Hood River News staff shares what they're reading now.

Sinfonietta plays at Wy’east Feb. 17, 19

On Feb. 17 and 19, Columbia Gorge Sinfonietta presents the tone poem “Finlandia” by Jean Sibelius, the “Pathetique” Symphony by Tchaikovsky, and a special appearance by oboist/author Blair Tindall performing Mozart’s lyrical Oboe Concerto.

Death cafe returns to library Feb. 22

The Hood River Library will host a Death Café on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 6:30 p.m.

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Peace scholarship fundraiser held Feb. 25

For the last decade, The Columbia River Fellowship for Peace has provided the Susanna Blake Gabay Peace Award supporting continuing education to local Gorge area high school students who plan to pursue peace and justice studies.

Entertainment Update for Feb. 15

Ziplander at Volcanic Feb. 25, Brian Litt at The Pines Feb. 17, more

Marbach presents photo lecture, panel on Columbia

Hood River photographer Peter Marbach will share stories and imagery from his current project documenting the landscapes and culture of the Columbia River, from its beginnings in Canal Flats, British Columbia, to the two-mile-wide confluence with the Pacific, at a free public lecture and slide show on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m.

The Porch: Winter driving, dripping and draining edition

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Where does all the white go when the snow melts? Well, since it involves melting, perhaps that is next week’s question, or the week after that …

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