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On tap: New local ales, places, and Zwickelmania 2016

Oregon Craft Beer rolls out another Zwickelmania, a chance to get an inside look at breweries, on Feb. 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 120 or more breweries around the state, including four in the Gorge.

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‘Tourism Studio’ brings 140 people to same table to talk Gorge goals

There’s quite a lot on our shoulders.

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Lions trailers offer another option for recycling containers

LEOS continue to collect those bottles and cans that have a five cent refund value in the Rosauers parking lot the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The student service group receives about 10,000 donated water, pop and beer containers per month — that’s $500 when they get the nickel refund for each bottle and can — but they would appreciate more.

Learn to knit at the library

Winter is here and that means it is time to knit! What better way to spend hours inside than creating knitted items to wear and share?

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Thunder Island considers bigger digs on WaNaPa

Thunder Island Brewing Co. is looking to set anchor on WaNaPa Street.

Bacon bids: Helping Hands’ Aporkalypse Now returns Jan. 29

Bacon is a little-known standout in the culinary-cultural menu in the Gorge. In evidence: Apple Valley BBQ (Parkdale) came in the Top Ten in the World Bacon Championship last November.

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Rotary Ski Night returns Jan. 18

Advance tickets cost $15 for seven hours on the slopes

“Ski your heart out for a good cause” as Hood River Rotary hosts the annual Rotary Ski Night at Mt. Hood Meadows, on the Martin Luther King holiday, Monday, Jan.18, from 2-9 p.m.

Parkhurst honored with 2016 Senior Living Award

Parkhurst Place, an Enlivant community and local provider of senior care services, has announced that the community has been honored with 2016 Best of Senior Living Awards from, the largest ratings and reviews site for senior care and services in North America.

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Hazardous waste: Tri-County Recycling events — 2016

From David Skakel, Tri-County Hazardous Waste & Recycling Program comes this list of Community Events for 2016. These are free events where community members and businesses can safely dispose of unwanted pesticides, paint, solvents, oil, batteries, and other toxic substances.

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Farm Credit Services grant helps horse arena

Horses and riders will feel the benefit from a new grant to Hood River County Fair.

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Hood River director shoots teaser for ‘Filmed by Bike’ festival in Union Building

The historic Union Building’s east basement proved fitting for Hood River director Manny Marquez’s newest project.

‘Old Car Inspection 101’ at Second Saturday

Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum (WAAAM) will feature restoration projects for its Second Saturday event on Jan. 9. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., volunteers will offer insight on how WAAAM inspects its incoming vehicles and gets them back in driving and flying condition.

Public Records – Building Permits, Dec. 2015

City of Hood River

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Medical or recreational?

Marijuana dispensaries, and customers, weighing options as new year’s law changes bring sales tax

Oregon medical marijuana dispensaries enjoyed a winter of tax-free sales and a limited recreational market, but changes are shaking up the formula.