Free discussion Nov. 2 about food and citizenship

Oregon is famous for its food — for its long traditions in agriculture and fisheries, and also for its role in the movement to promote whole food in communities, schools, and home kitchens.

HAHRC Beats: Support children by encouraging active lives

Being physically active is one of the most important steps we can take to maintain and improve our health. As parents and as members of our community, we can support children to exercise regularly.

Sailors speak at HYRC meeting

The annual general member meeting of the Hood River Yacht Club will be held at the Elks Club in Hood River on Nov. 4.

Next Door adds solar awning

The Next Door hosted a ribbon-cutting for the new solar panel awning on Oct. 22 at its Hood River building, 965 Tucker Rd.

County-wide Christmas Project signups start

Hood River County Christmas Project is about to get going for the 2014 holiday season.

Turkey Shoot returns Nov. 9

Odell Fire Department Volunteer Association will hold its benefit skeet shoot Turkey Shoot on Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to dark at Hood River Gun Club, on Tucker Road.

Truck driver seriously hurt in Hwy. 35 crash Tuesday

A California man received a serious injury Tuesday evening when he lost control of the commercial truck he was driving and rolled off Highway 35 near the Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort.

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The Ale List: Full Sail Session ales win national honors

Full Sail Brewing Company’s Session and Session Black lagers were recently honored with gold medals at the 2014 United States Open Beer Championships.

Gorge Soup application deadline extended

Gorge Soup organizers announced Wednesday they are extending the application deadline for the next Gorge Soup to Monday, Nov. 3, at 5 p.m. sharp.

General Election concludes Nov. 4

Cascade Locks Council write-in effort in place for Buzzy Nielsen

Tuesday is the day General Election ballots must be turned in by 8 p.m.

Screening the indies

Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival returns Nov. 7-9, with 3-D films and a family series

Columbia Center for the Arts will present the third annual Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival in Hood River from Nov. 7-9. Venues for the Film Festival include two theaters at Columbia Center for the Arts, Springhouse Cellar on Saturday evening for a unique segment of 3-D films and workshops and Andrew’s Skylight Theater.

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‘Third Party View’ as HR cops get body cameras

HRPD’s body cameras keep an eye on public and police

The Hood River Police Department acquired a new weapon in its belt this year, but it’s not a stun gun, a pistol or a riot baton.

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Katrina McAlexander feels honored to keep Parkdale’s Mt. View Farm in the family

Parkdale resident Katrina McAlexander — or Trina, as she is commonly known — is in the process of purchasing Mt. View Orchards, and she couldn’t be happier.

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Pet of the Week: Garth is ‘playful, sparkly’

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Garth as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe him as follows:

USDA program assists weather-harmed farms

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced this week the implementation of a new Farm Bill initiative that will provide relief to farmers affected by severe weather, including drought.