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Tum-A-Lum acquires Marson and Marson

Tum-A-Lum Lumber, a chain of retail building material centers in Oregon, announced last week it had reached an agreement in principle to acquire Marson and Marson Lumber Inc. in Leavenworth, Wenatchee, Chelan and Cle Elum, Wash.

Wineries host ‘Wine Walk’ in downtown HR Dec. 10-11

Downtown Hood River tasting rooms combine for a Winter Wine Walk, Dec. 10 and Dec. 11, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Arts Center hosts ‘After Hours’

Chamber Connections’ “Business After Hours” event is Dec. 8 at Columbia Center for the Arts, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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New formula: Hood River jewelry gallery becomes Chemistry Jewelry

Hood River holiday shoppers saw a new name and a new look in downtown Hood River beginning Dec. 1. Chemistry Jewelry is “reopening” at 310 Oak Street, signaling a new era for the jewelry gallery formerly known as Silverado.

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Sally Donovan gave her love to Gorge Cat Rescue

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.

SAIF urges winter precautions by employers

With possible snow and ice in the forecast this week, it’s important to keep workplace safety top of mind — even for offices and other businesses that aren’t frequently exposed to the elements.

Rural revival returns

Rural Craft Revival, a gathering of local artisans, returns Dec. 8-10 at Springhouse Cellars, located next to Mt. Hood Railroad, on Railroad Avenue, which intersects at the east end of Cascade Avenue.

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HR Farmers’ Market will continue January to April

For the first time, Hood River Farmers’ Market is continuing monthly this winter. Gorge residents can continue to choose local food and buy direct from producers the second Saturday of the month, January through April, from 1-4 p.m. at Springhouse Cellars.

HR County announces forest road closures

Hood River County Forestry Department requested and the Hood River County Board of Commissioners approved a temporary seasonal closure of gates on forest roads in the Northwest Area, Trails Program Coordinator Henry Buckalew reported this week.

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Hood River Warming Shelter: Six sites provide warm place, meals

Just as temperatures dipped close to freezing, Hood River Warming Shelter operations got underway this week.

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Parking meters planned at waterfront

Public invited to comment on Dec. 15

Drivers can park for free at most spaces at the waterfront year-round, but that’s likely to change.

State Parks Day Use permits now on sale

Give the gift of the great outdoors this holiday season with an annual Oregon State Parks day-use parking permit.

Holiday Treats: Columbia Arts, Fresh Start team up Dec. 21-22

Students of Fresh Start Culinary Arts Program under the direction of Pastry Chef Rainbow Trosper will be teaming up with Columbia Center for the Arts to bring eatable art to your holiday table this Dec. 21-22. Fresh Start will showcase a wide variety of pastries, confections and cakes that can be purchased at the arts center, or ordered in advance for pickup at the arts center.

Christmas Project: Where to sign up, how to help

Registration for the 2016 Hood River County Christmas Project will continue for families in need through Dec. 3.

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