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Christmas Project: Where and when to sign up, and how to help

Registration for the 2017 Hood River County Christmas Project started Nov. 9 and continues for families in need through Dec. 9.

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Lisa Muñoz: Talking steps toward broadening community

Latino Experience in Hood River County

Latina Lisa Muñoz spoke Nov. 8 at Hood River forum from the perspective of a native Hood Riverite who grew up doing orchard work, went on to gain two degrees in college, and returned to her community to do oral history work at The History Museum of Hood River County.

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Museum’s ‘Latino Experience’ on display through December

A new exhibit at the History Museum of Hood River County highlights both the traditional and the modern in the Latino experience.

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Pet of the Week: Sweet Hank ‘loves all dogs’

Handsome Hank has been selected by volunteers as Adopt a Dog’s adoptable pet of the week.

Funds raised for Underwood Fruit employees

Three big announcements were made during the recent Fruta del Fuego.

Gorge Foundation provides many routes to seasonal giving

Nov. 21 was Giving Tuesday, a day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year charitable support.

Gorge Owned receives Parks grant for history podcasts

Oregon Heritage, a division of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, awarded 18 grants totaling $230,000 to organizations across the state for projects that conserve, develop and interpret Oregon's cultural heritage.

Cultural Trust seeks grant applications

The Hood River Cultural Trust has announced its annual grant cycle. To apply for a grant, view the grant guidelines and download an application at www.hoodriverculturaltrust.org.

Rotary hands out dictionaries

For the last 24 years, the Hood River Rotary Club has given a paper dictionary to every fifth grader in Hood River County. The club is rolling out this year's program.

‘Weather Spotters’ training comes to CL

National Weather Service (NWS) Portland is coming to Cascade Locks to help recruit and train a stable of local weather volunteers in Hood River and eastern Multnomah County.

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HRVHS Speech and Debate finds tournament success

The Hood River Valley High School Speech and Debate team took advanced students to two tournaments in October, said HRVHS Speech and Debate Coach DeLona Campos-Davis.

Business Notes for Nov. 18

Clear Creek distillery moving to HR; Gorge OIB launches pilot loan program

U.S. Postal Service debuts Alzheimer’s fundraising stamp

The United States Postal Service will debut a new Alzheimer’s Semipostal Fundraising stamp on Thursday, Nov. 30.

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Oregon State Parks celebrate ‘Green Friday’

Oregon State Parks invites you to play for free on Friday, Nov. 24 in celebration of “Green Friday.” The agency will waive day-use parking fees in 26 Oregon State Parks the day after Thanksgiving. For more details, visit oregonstateparks.org

Pet of the Week: Carla loves to play and cuddle

Sweet little Carla has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week. She was found skinny and frightened in the streets. She had fur loss around her neck from being tied up too tightly in the past. When she got to the shelter and realized there were comfy laps and tasty treats to be had, she warmed up right away.

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