‘Putting Your House in Order’ seminar May 16 at Anderson’s Tribute Center

Anderson’s Tribute Center, 14th and Belmont, Hood River, hosts a “Putting Your House in Order” seminar on Tuesday, May 16 from 5:30-7 p.m.

‘Persistent pain’ education classes begin May 4 at Hood River Therapy

Persistent pain affects 100 million Americans and imposes societal costs estimated between $560-635 billion annually. Treatment approaches focused on medications, injections and surgeries are not always effective for many patients dealing with persistent pain.

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New cideries debut at Hard Pressed Cider Fest

Under a tent with other cider makers was the fitting place for two of Oregon’s newest cider makers to have a “pouring-out party.”

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Rotary Peace Pole

Aryan Argrawal, exchange student from India, right, joins Rotarians last week at the dedication of the Peace Pole at the city-owned Jackson Park in Hood River.

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STEM students tour Insitu

Student STEM Tour brought about 100 high school age students from around the Gorge to Insitu’s Eagle Point Production facility in Bingen.

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Rotary installs Peace Pole at Jackson Park

A new Peace Pole for Hood River was dedicated Friday at the Jackson Park entrance, courtesy of Hood River Rotary.

Next Door seeks shoes

The Next Door is seeking new shoe donations for the children and young adults in their Youth Services programs.

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Back on the Tracks: Mount Hood Railroad returns to Parkdale

Mount Hood Railroad’s scenic excursion trips are returning to the upper Hood River Valley.

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Matt Swihart’s cider start-up

With new Dry Cider, brewer does double duty

Who better than a brewer to understand that cider takes time?

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Cider Fest Returns: Expanded 4th annual event in Odell adds local cideries

Now in its fourth year, the Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest on April 22 gives seasoned and novice cider drinkers alike the chance to sample cider from Hood River County’s very own cider makers, as well as a variety of additional Northwest cideries.

Local author Vikki Claflin releases third book

Local author Vikki Claflin has released her third book, “Chin Hairs & Back Fat: Somewhere Between Tweezers, Yoga Pants & a Box of Wine,” now available on Amazon.

Columbia Gorge ESD interviews finalists for superintendent April 19

Public invited to meet candidates

The Board of Directors for Columbia Gorge Education Service District has selected three finalists for the position of superintendent: Samuel Bogdanove, Penny Grotting, and Patricia Sublette. The finalists will tour the district, meet members of the public, and participate in a second round of interviews. Board Chair Paul Zastrow said, “We have excellent candidates who truly care about the kids we serve and the communities we live in.”

Mid-Columbia Medical Center faces job cuts

THE DALLES — Mid-Columbia Medical Center announced April 13 it has reduced its workforce by 11 positions. Positions include managers and staff-level jobs. In addition, three staffers received a reduction in pay and 10 received a reduction in hours.

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Blossom Time: Easter Egg Hunt, Plant Sales and Firefighter's Breakfast

YOUNGSTERS, AND OLDER HELPERS, fill the main lawn and parking lot at Jackson Park for the community egg hunt and Children’ Safety Fair, both held under prime sunny skies.