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HR starts the home stretch on cancer awareness ride

Stephen Swift concedes he might be riding homeward to die.

Neighbors: Giving goes on in Cascade Locks

Ralph Hesgard was doing repairs at the Cascade Locks Community Church when a semi truck driver, from Florida, approached him. He handed Ralph an envelope said he hadn’t tithed in December, turned and walked back to his truck. Later when the envelope was opened it was found to hold nine $20 bills.

Jesuit volunteers live simply, help the community

At the beginning of August, Hood River welcomed six new Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest members for an intensive year of service with several local agencies. While the program is Catholic, volunteers come from all religious backgrounds. But all live according to the four pillars of the program: Community, spirituality, social justice and simple living.

Sumako Kobayashi

Sumako (Akiyama) Kobayashi recently celebrated her 99th birthday. She was born on Binns Hill in Hood River on Nov. 30, 1914.

Santa photos help Adopt A Dog

The community is invited to help Adopt A Dog by having photos taken with Santa at the Hood River Hotel.

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Blocks of love: Cascade Locks ladies make, donate quilts to domestic violence shelter

For those who have been displaced from their homes following a domestic violence incident, the holidays can be an especially difficult and traumatic time of year.

Snow didn’t stop ‘Girl Up’ supporters: ‘I really couldn’t have done it with you’

“To the community of Hood River — I want to say thank you,” writes HRVHS junior Caitlyn Fick.

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Fire truck parade rolls Dec. 17-18

The annual Hood River County fire departments’ lighted Christmas parades continue Dec. 17-18, 6-9 p.m.

Elks clinic visits, screens Head Start kids’ vision

The Elks Children’s Eye Clinic at OHSU provided vision screenings to preschool children Nov. 10 at Hood River Head Start.

A memorable ‘Tree of Remembrance’

Julie Raefield-Gobbo, director of Providence Foundation, writes:

Cascade Locks coins help Giving Tree

Ducks fans in Cascade Locks are celebrating after the University of Oregon’s victory in last month’s “Civil War Penny Drive” at Cascade Locks School.

How to Help for Dec. 14

Bid on auction items for Warming Shelter; more

Food banks gain grant from OCF

FISH Food Bank Building Project is the recipient of a $40,000 grant from the community grant program of The Oregon Community Foundation to assist in the construction of a new distribution center and warehouse in Hood River.

Youths brighten hearts on Thanksgiving at Care Center

On Thanksgiving morning the Youth of Heart of Hospice/YoHOHs arrived at the Hood River Care Center bringing dozens of assorted carnations and carringing signs that read Happy Thanksgiving for the resident.

Town Hall hosts event for winter shelter

The Hood River Warming Shelter works to ensure that homeless families and individuals have a warm and safe shelter during the dangerously cold winter months here in Hood River and the Columbia Gorge, according to Immanual Lutheran Pastor Jeff Mueller.