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Union Update

Pasquale Barone describes progress on the residences he and his wife, Jacquie, left, are creating in the historic Union Building at Wednesday’s Gorge Owned Green Drinks event.

EnviroGorge Kids announces summer writing winners

EnviroGorge sponsored a free kids writing contest this summer where elementary, middle school and high school students were invited to submit an open-topic entry having to do with the environmental and the Columbia River Gorge.

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Tribal members protest Nestlé deal in Salem

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Columbia River tribal members dressed in traditional regalia came to the Oregon State Capitol on Wednesday to protest persistent attempts to bring a Nestlé water bottling plant to Hood River County, where voters rejected the plan in a ballot measure in May.

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Downtown walking tours return Sept. 26

The fall series of walking tours of historic downtown Hood River, presented by The History Museum of Hood River County, begin Monday, Sept. 26 at 11 a.m.

Fresh Start program holds graduates’ dinner Oct. 19

New course starts Nov. 29

What are four courses that change the course of someone’s life? It’s not a trick question. On Oct. 19, Fresh Start Culinary Arts Program students prepare a four-course dinner in celebration of their own graduation, said Board Chair Kathy Watson. And after that, jobs await these graduates.

‘Genealogy Jamboree’ at Discovery Center Oct. 8

The Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society (CGGS) hosts a “Genealogy Jamboree” on Oct. 8 at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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Tum-A-Lum honored

Tum-A-Lum Lumber Company of Hood River has been named to LBM Journal magazine’s Century Club in recognition of the company’s 110 years of service to the communities it serves, which today includes The Dalles and Pendleton.

The Dalles Chamber, Google start ‘Tech Talk’ series Oct. 5

The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce and Google are launching a new educational event series for the Gorge community called Tech Talk.

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Pet of the Week: Calvin is a happy, playful Terrier looking for his forever home

Calvin has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week. He’s 4 years old, 13 pounds, and a Terrier mix.

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Marbach wins ‘Gorge Soup’

Gorge Soup for the Arts winner Peter Marbach, right, talks with Claire Griffin and her daughter, Margo Lydden-Griffin, after Wednesday’s event at Columbia Center for the Arts.

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The Ale List: Full Sail fresh hop is up

Full Sail’s brewers wait with thirsty anticipation for each fall’s hop harvest and their chance to celebrate by brewing fresh hop beers. From the fields to the brewhouse in just a few hours, this year’s hop harvest has culminated in the Brewmaster Reserve 8 Pound Pale Fresh Hop Ale.

Hood River City Council to hold Monday hearing on short term rentals

Hood River City Council meets Monday at 6 p.m. and will hold a hearing on proposed additions to Title 5 of the Municipal Code, which sets down licensing, fee and registration requirements for operating short-term rental properties in the city.

The Dalles approves new pot sales ordinance

After two months on hold and one more lengthy reading of the entire ordinance, The Dalles City Council approved a marijuana ordinance.

White Salmon library hosts Repair Café Saturday

Why throw something away when it can be fixed? That’s the main question behind the Repair Café series.

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In the Lupulus: As in Hops, and all you need to know for the Sept. 24 festival

FESTIVAL ALSO BRINGS LOCAL CIDER

Hood River Hops Fest, a showcase for fresh hopped ale, has evolved into one of Oregon’s premier beer events.

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