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PET OF THE WEEK: Hugs loves cuddles, lap time

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Hugs as the program’s adoptable pet of the week:

Blossom Craft and Quilt show happens April 18-19 at county Fairgrounds

Blossom Craft Show and the Blossom Fest Quilt Show take place April 18-19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Hood River County Fairgrounds in Odell. Admission and parking are free.

Housing needs tour comes to The Dalles

Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) is seeking community input on how to address housing needs in Oregon, and is coming to the Gorge as part of the process.

Folklorist speaks April 21 at Hood River Library

Learn about folklife and some of the people in your community who practice traditional crafts and skills. The Oregon Folklife Network presents Folklife in your community by folklorist Nancy Nusz at the Hood River Library on Tuesday, April 21, 6 p.m.

HR Saturday Market finds new home

Hood River city manager Steve Wheeler announced Monday that the Hood River Saturday Market association has found a new home for the 2015 season: Fourth and Oak in the parking lot of Horse and Hound pub.

Alpha Gamma seeks recipients for Pistil hats

Pistil recently donated four boxes of merchandise with the intent that Alpha Gamma distribute the hats to those in need.

Sheriff Log, April 6 to 12

All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River.

Community Work Day returns on April 29

Sign up to hire a student for a day, proceeds to help local groups

Hood River Valley High School (HRVHS) is supporting the 18th annual Community Work Day (CWD) Wednesday, April 29.

Crop Talk scheduled for April 27

This month’s Crop Talk, 6 p.m. at the Rockford Grange, 4250 Barrett Drive in Hood River, will feature a short field trip to a farm located near the Grange. Meet at the Grange and then car pool to Casa Verde CSA, which delivers veggies to members’ homes March through October.

Learn about the National Alliance on Mental Illness

Do you or someone you love have a mental illness? Come learn more and get support at an exploratory meeting to create a chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

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ODFW approves water rights swap with Cascade Locks

Action paves way for Nestlé plant

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has agreed to trade water rights with Cascade Locks, which puts the city one step closer to bringing Nestlé’s proposed water bottling plant to its business park.

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Cascade Locks home incinerated, family displaced

Two adults and one child were displaced Saturday by a fire that destroyed their home in the 700 block of Northwest Forest Lane in Cascade Locks.

Blossom Time is here

Blossom Time started with the cider spectrum — from clear to cherry red — enjoyed by an estimated 2,000 people at the second annual Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest in Odell.

Library renews Shakespeare Week with birthday bash, workshops, performances

Hood River Library Shakespeare Week is April 21 - 25.

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Reach out and Read comes to One Community Health

At first, Javier, who is here for his 2 year old well child check, looks at me skeptically when I show him the “My Little Word Book,” that I would like to look at with him. I turn the pages and show him the pictures. He is still is not sure what to make of this as he chews on his delicious cracker.