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Taste local fare for SMART on Feb. 22

Local food and drink and a silent auction will highlight the first “SMART Sip,” a benefit for the Start Making A Reader Today (SMART) literacy programs in Hood River and Wasco counties.

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Sales Tax Hearing

The Hood River County Board of Commissioners will hold the second and final hearing at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 20 on the proposed sales tax measure that could go before voters in May.

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Be heart SMART

February is American Heart Month, and despite years of awareness campaigns, many people are surprised to find out heart disease remains the number one killer of men and women in the United States. The good news is, it is a very preventable disease.

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School District breaks ground for first new building in 49 years

“We’re going to be witnessing a transformation here,” said Superintendent Dan Goldman at the start of the new May Street School project Feb. 12, welcoming a crowd of 100 or so people that included students, staff, school board, construction crew, and community members.

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Four to Go, Feb. 17 edition

Wyden town halls set for Feb. 24; Hood River Indoor Farmers’ Market Saturday; East-bound right lane of I-84 closing for three months;

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Love of writing turns to a gift to SMART reading

Dr. Sherene Suchy (AASW, ICOM), formerly of Hood River and now of Canberra, Australia, writes, “I graduated from Wy’east High School in 1970. As a junior and senior at Wy’east, I wrote for the school newspaper and had a weekly column in the Hood River News as publicity officer for the school. Writing became a passion … more on that later…"

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Shelter Volunteers

Potluck dinner at Rockford Grange brings together volunteers for Hood River Shelter Service, which operates the Warming Shelter. The gathering was a first in the eight years since the shelter was founded, and after dinner volunteers and other community members brainstormed on shelter needs and ideas for improvement.

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Want to help with the Children’s Park?

Work parties are planned for early June on construction of a new play structure at Children’s Park, Ninth and Eugene streets. Hood River Rotary Foundation is working with City of Hood River on the fundraising and construction elements of the structure replacement.

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Mosier Farmers’ Market announces time change

This year, the Mosier Farmers’ Market will be held on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in downtown Mosier. Nearly 200 market shoppers and Mosier community members were surveyed before making the decision to shift the market to late morning and early afternoon hours. Over 70 percent of those surveyed agreed with the change.

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