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Kites raise Alzheimer’s awareness Wednesday

Kites will fill the skies at Hood River Care Center Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 21, World Alzheimer’s day. Residents and staff will fly hand-decorated kites, honoring the millions of families affected by the disease.

Providence seeks nominations for ‘Heart of Gold’ awards

“Heart of Gold” honorees are people who make a difference: people who enrich our community through their good works, selfless dedication and commitment to health.

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Sight Lines

Many of the Lions Clubs of Lions International have already started celebrating the 100th year of the organization.

HRV's Grace Whitmore works as News intern

Grace Whitmore, a junior at Hood River Valley High School, has started as an intern with Hood River News.

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Aging in the Gorge: Reading, conversation project hits the Gorge

Aging in the Gorge Alliance (AGA) has begun a new community reading and conversation project this week — and there’s still time to join in.

Free elder care class offered on Sept. 27

Oregon Care Partners is hosting a free, instructor-led class, “Challenging Behaviors: Effective Approaches to Common Behaviors,” on Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 12:30-5 p.m.

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HR Elks renew support to help local youth attend speech, hearing Camp Meadowood

Hood River Elks Lodge No. 1507 supports a number of local and statewide organizations, but this summer had the opportunity to do something it hasn’t in 25 years — send two local kids to camp.

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One Community Health Happiness Month: simple acts for yourself, for others

Happiness is good for your health. A review of hundreds of studies has found compelling evidence that happier people have better overall health and live longer than their less happy peers.

Imagine cohousing in the Gorge: Authors, cohousing architects coming to HR Oct. 21

Gorge Cohousing hosts a public presentation Oct. 21 with Charles Durrett and Kathryn McCamant, two leaders of the cohousing movement in the U.S. The event begins at 7 p.m. at Springhouse Cellars. There will be an additional two-day workshop Oct. 22-23. For more information or to RSPV, email friends@gorge-cohousing.com or go to www.gorgecohousing.com.

Hood River Therapy hosts ‘Living with Persistent Pain’

Hood River Therapy hosts a free, eight class series on persistent (chronic) pain beginning Sept. 29 from noon to 1 p.m.

Death Café at the Hood River County library

The Hood River Library will host its sixth Death Café on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Jean Marie Gaulke Meeting Room.

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Smith case aggravates HRCSO staffing crunch

Relief is on the way, but for the next nine months staffing levels at Hood River Sheriff’s Office are way down.

DEQ fines Hood River $2,380 for wastewater violations

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has issued a $2,380 civil penalty to the City of Hood River for violating environmental standards at its municipal wastewater treatment plant.

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‘A Team Effort’: Region garners national ‘culture of health’ award

The Gorge’s “collective impact” initiative just got a big boost, monetarily and in morale.


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