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Lions Fundraiser ‘Applerama’ in danger of cancellation

For over 40 years, the Odell Lions Club has sold apples and pears as their major fundraiser. This year the project, known as Applerama, is in danger of cancelation, according to Chuck Bugge of Lions.

The Ale List: Full Sail and Harrington team up with Red Ale

Full Sail Brewing last week released Harrington’s Bourbon Aged Northwest Red Ale, sales benefiting the Harrington Family Foundation, which provides collegiate scholarships and mentorship support to Oregon’s future leaders. “This beer is 100 percent in the red zone,” said Oregon Duck legend and former NFL quarterback Joey Harrington. The release is available for a limited time in 16.9-ounce bottles and on draft (10.2 percent ABV, 39 IBUs).

‘Sketchbook Project’ invites conversation

With the new “Sketchbook Project,” Columbia Center for the Arts is looking ahead to a January 2018 exhibition.

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Golden Eagle

The old picnic shelter is gone and where it stood is the new asphalt base for tennis and pickleball courts and basketball hoops at Golden Eagle Park.

Pet of the Week: Bogey is ‘the happiest Lab mix around’

Bogey, “the happiest Lab mix around,” has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week. He's about 88 pounds and 2 to 3 years old. Bogey is enthusiastic about everything! Grab that leash and he'll jump for joy right out the door! His leash skills are getting better and better every day.

Genealogical Society meets Sept. 9 in TD

The next Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society meeting will be held Saturday, Sept. 9 at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, The Dalles, in the Basalt Café.

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New lodgings

Andreas Ochoa of Rogue Adventures Group power-washes the roof of Hood River Adventure Lodge at Oak and 13th streets as workers prepare for opening on about Sept. 15.

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Hood River names Dustin Nilsen Planning Director

Nilsen starts his new position as city planning director in mid-September.

County seeks new options for revenue

Leaders representing Hood River County are eyeing fresh funding sources that could ease budget issues.

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PCT Days 2017 hits Cascade Locks

“IT’S LIKE a trail family. It’s been really cool to see familiar faces,” said hiker Karen Wang of Seattle on her two-day break at PCT.

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School Construction

Construction continues at both middle schools in the Hood River County School District as Kirby Naglehout Construction crews and sub-contractors work to prepare the heavily remodeled buildings for school reopening Sept. 5.

‘Motherhood’ magazine nears fundraiser deadline

“Motherhood,” a new parenting magazine, is coming to the Gorge.

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Veterans take flight at Gorge airport

The concept behind Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation is in the organization’s motto: “Giving back to those who have given.” The devotion inherent in the motto was recently on display at the Columbia Gorge Regional Airport in Dallesport.

Open studio tour calls for Gorge Artists

The annual Gorge Artists Open Studio Tour will be held April 20-22, 2018, at Gorge-area studios, and applications are now being sought from artists who would like to participate. Application deadline is Sept. 1.

Bingen blood drive Aug. 30

Insitu sponsors an American Red Cross Blood Drive Wednesday, Aug. 30 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at its Eagle Point facility, 901 E. Bingen Point Way, Bingen.

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