Anderson’s Tribute Center got a special gift on the afternoon of Tuesday, Feb. 21.
Amy Mallett, Hood River Valley Adult Center executive director since June 2016, has a long history of working with seniors. She served as senior director of the Goleta Valley Community Center for 12 years, and, most recently, program manager of Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens, Area Agency on Aging, for a year, located in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties in California.
Celebrate reading: Getting through the winter with News staff picks
Hood River News staff shares what they're reading now.
The Mosier Valley Senior Center was hoppin’ the last Wednesday of January — the first time it had been able to open all month due to inclement weather.
On Jan. 25, the Hood River County School District Board of Directors selected Rich Truax to replace Jan Veldhuisen Virk for the at-large position after her 18 years of service. Five qualified applicants interviewed for the position at the Jan. 25 school board meeting at Westside Elementary School. Truax was the unanimous choice and will be formally sworn in as the at-large board member on Feb. 8 at the district office.
Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association Stages presents “Pirates of Penzance” at Wy’east Middle School’s Performing Arts Center Feb. 9-12 at 7 p.m.
Hood River Shelter Services looks to future
Hood River Shelter Services — perhaps better known as the warming shelter — is now in its eighth season, with a mission to provide a warm, safe place to sleep during the winter months, generally from November through early March.
“We’ve got your back.”
Students at Hood River Valley High School concluded their annual FISH Food Bank fundraiser Jan. 6 — and had their most successful event in six years.
‘People are looking at all of the issues’
The Hood River Women’s Stand on Saturday might never have happened had it not been for inclement weather. In fact, you might call it Plan B.
The Gorge Rebuild-it Center is in danger of closing.
OSU Extension offers a variety of programs, from gardening and farming to food preservation and exercise classes.
School children of all ages are coming up on a Feb. 15 deadline for getting vaccinations updated — and though winter weather is keeping some away from clinics, the deadline holds regardless of what Mother Nature brings.
‘I have met some amazing kids’
The Gorge’s new — and only — board certified pediatric physical therapist is a familiar face around Hood River. Darla Kroll, a physical therapist (PT) for 23 years, received the certification in July 2016.
West Side, Hood River departments deliver Meals on Wheels
Snow and ice hampered services all over the valley this week, and the Meals on Wheels program was no exception.
Hood River’s first baby waited until Wednesday, Jan. 4 to make an appearance — and parents Ashley Bramlett and Alan Eaton had no idea his arrival meant they’d won the Hood River News’ First Baby contest.
Rail fire, water politics
Two turbulent local elections and an oil train wreck in Mosier forged the defining moments of 2016.
It’s been a busy year for McKinley Kitts, Zach Grace and Dylan Bauld — three of the four members of the band rock band Flor.
Inserting into this Wednesday's edition of the Hood River News is the fourth annual Gorge Giving publication. It’s also mourning the loss of Sally Donovan, CGCR founder and board president, who passed away Nov. 19 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
“The Twist and the Trees,” adapted by director Sullivan Mackintosh, is an enchanting family-friendly tale that speaks to the spirit of the holiday season.
“Scenes from the Nutcracker” has had a good run on stage in Hood River. But after this year’s performance — its 19th — Columbia Gorge Dance Academy will retire the annual holiday tradition.
The Hood River community lost one of its special volunteers earlier this month, when Maggy, the 90-pound chocolate Lab, therapy dog at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital for many years, passed away on Nov. 18, six months after being diagnosed with cancer at the age of 9.
Hood River Hobbies owners Miko and Zed Ruhlen have noticed a disturbing trend at their weekly Pokémon Club game sessions: Counterfeits.
“Es el dia de acsoi de grasia”
What’s your favorite Thanksgiving recipe?
The Gala Fashion show, the primary fundraising event for the Hood River County Christmas Project, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and is set to take center stage at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn on Thursday, Nov. 17. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show begins at 7 p.m.
‘I feel very honored to have served’
Suzanne VanOrman, longtime community activist and 18-year resident of Hood River, has worn many hats.
Annual collection for children in need
The annual Operation Christmas Child (OCC) fundraiser has started, and organizers are hoping to raise awareness not only of the project, but how to help.
Scenes from Saturday’s Fill Your Pantry event, held for the second year at Rockford Grange.
Writer makes stops in Hood River
The Hood River Library hosts Portland author Ana Consuelo Matiella on Saturday, Nov. 12 for an author talk and book reading — the second time she’ll have presented in town in less than a month.
Trina McAlexander, a third-generation Hood River Valley farmer, embraces changes in order to maintain the family farm
When Trina McAlexander returned to Mt. View Orchards in Parkdale two years ago — the family farm where she grew up — she was excited and grateful to be the third generation to work the land. Her enthusiasm hasn’t waned. “I love it — farming is in my blood,” she said. “I was born to do it and I’m honored to do it.”
Twelve teenagers from the newly formed nonprofit Columbia Gorge Company Dancers have their sights set on Florida this December.
Mountaineering group celebrates 90 years on Sunday
The community is invited to gather at the Crag Rat Hut in Pine Grove this Sunday, Oct. 30, to help one of Hood River’s oldest organizations celebrate their 90th anniversary.
Last year’s debut of the Fill Your Pantry market at Rockford Grange turned out better than organizers dared to hope.
Detective Hanratty (Jasper Krehbiel) discusses a lead with fellow detectives Branton (Cooper Case), Cod (Kelsey Stewart) and Dollar (Sam Hannigan, not pictured) in the Hood River Valley High School fall musical performance of “Catch Me If You Can."
HRVHS drama students stage a big musical with funny, moving true story
Hood River Valley High School’s fall musical, “Catch Me If You Can,” is a big production.
Hood River Liquor closed its doors last Saturday night, but only until 9 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 24.
Hood River Valley High School’s fall musical, “Catch Me If You Can,” opens next weekend, Oct. 28-29, in the Bowe Theater beginning at 7 p.m.
With most of the 400 copies of “The Age of Dignity” now out in the greater Gorge, the Aging in the Gorge Alliance (AGA) is gearing up for the second part of their book program: Discussion groups.
At the end of February, a longtime downtown business will close its doors.
For Kalyn Benaroya, stylist and owner of Clutch Hair Co., working backstage at New York Fashion Week (NYFW) has become a yearly excursion.
Six new volunteers with Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest began the 2016-2017 session this summer, living in Odell and working at various agencies in Hood River.
A group of about 20 gathered Monday at Riverside Community Church for an open house that introduced a new nonprofit immigration law office that opened in Hood River earlier this year.
When Lucy Fine began working to bring “little free book boxes” to Hood River last spring, she had no idea she was laying the groundwork for something significantly bigger.
Community barbecue will be Oct. 1 in Odell
Sometimes, you just need to show your neighbors you care.
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.
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.
When Aging in the Gorge Alliance (AGA) began meeting in August 2015, the goal was to give residents of the Mid-Columbia region a place to discuss — and advocate for — the elderly and their caregivers.
The 27th annual Columbia Gorge CROP Walk won’t run much differently this year than it has in the past. And that’s okay.
School is back. What’s different this year?
A pastor called to a new house: Anna Carmichael of St. Mark's accepts position in California, passes Warming Shelter baton
When the U-Haul leaves Hood River on Aug. 31, it will take Rev. Anna Carmichael with it.