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$5.1M contributed to Hood River County nonprofits

The Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) recently released the 2016 Giving in Oregon Report. The report found that Oregon nonprofits received $2.1 billion in donations in 2014, up from $1.76 billion in 2013.

First Book awards five grants to local programs

First Book is a national nonprofit organization (501c) with a simple mission: to provide new books to children and youth in need, addressing one of the most important factors affecting literacy — access to books. Team First Book/Hood River is part of the national literacy effort and has been awarding book grants since 2000.

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Hood River Holidays kickoff Dec. 2

Hood River Holidays — that time of year when downtown is transformed into a festive wonderland of twinkle lights and holiday cheer — kicks off on Friday, Dec. 2.

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What to do during Thanksgiving Week? Kids’ fun, this way …

For youngsters, the fact that there is no school all week, along with a big Thanksgiving dinner, and the prospect of snow on the mountains (be optimistic!) are enjoyable enough aspects to the last week of Thanksgiving.

Death Café returns to library Nov. 30

The Hood River Library will host its eighth Death Café on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the Hood River Library Reading Room.

Mosier Senior Center seeks funds

Center receives $5,000 matching grant from charitable foundation

Since announcing that the Mosier Valley Senior Center is at risk of closing at the end of 2016, board members have received a fund-matching grant through an anonymous charitable foundation, who will match all funds raised up to $5,000.

Sheriff Log, Nov. 6 to 12

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

Police Log, Oct. 31 to Nov. 13

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

250 gather at ‘Somos Uno’ unity event

A standing room only crowd of more than 250 people packed Riverside Church in downtown Hood River on Nov. 12 for a post-election call to unity event sponsored by Gorge Ecumenical Ministries.

Pool notes: Lifeguard training starts; classes, special swims offered

The Hood River Aquatic Center will be closed all day Saturday, Nov. 19 for a Masters Swim Meet. The pool will reopen for normal business hours Sunday, Nov. 20.

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Study finds some foods are cheaper at Farmers’ Market

Many people think farmers’ markets are expensive, but a new study done this week by Gorge Grown Food Network shows many of the most popular fall produce is less expensive at the market than at the local supermarkets.

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Managing diabetes – It is not easy but it is worth it

November is national diabetes month. It is not easy to manage diabetes, but it is worth it.

Zerfing wins CL write-in council vote

The two-year unexpired Cascade Locks City Council position has been determined by write-in, with Carl Zerfing receiving 119 votes, Joshua Harestad gaining 42 and Shane Corbett 10 in a vote that saw 229 ballots split among 43 names.

Warming Shelter opens Nov. 27 in new location

The long search for a Warming Shelter site is over.

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