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Gorge Grown, Rockford Grange ‘Friday Film Fest’ begins in January

Join Gorge Grown Food Network and Rockford Grange for the monthly Friday Farm Film Fest, with shows on Jan. 19, Feb. 16, March 16 and April 20 at the Rockford Grange. Films will be watched as a community, with discussion and related panelists to follow. There is a $10 suggested donation at the door. Movies are suitable for all ages.

HRSWCD native plant sale on now

Did you lose trees to winter storms or bark beetle damage? Want to add color to your garden in the grey winter months?

United Way invites applications for 2018-19

The United Way of the Columbia Gorge is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 allocations period. Each year, the Allocations Committee, a group of volunteers and community members representing the entire Gorge, review applications from local human service non-profits to ensure that the money raised by the United Way will have the greatest impact in the community.

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Insitu's Hartman honored by Gorge Technology Alliance

The Gorge Technology Alliance (GTA) held its fifth annual awards program on Dec. 12, recognizing Ryan Hartman as the 2017 GTA Technology Leader of the Year and Insitu Commercial Division as the 2017 GTA Technology Organization of the Year.

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Warming the Gorge

LavenderSheep’s Yvonne Ellsworth, left, and Sarah Keller, Knot Another Hat owner, sort through the many knitted items donated during the shop’s annual Warming the Gorge campaign, which ended Dec. 17.

Pet of the Week: Gus the Yorkie is ‘sweetest in town’

Gus has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week. He is about 2 years old, and volunteers say he’s the sweetest little Yorkie in town!

How to help during the holidays

Updated for Dec. 16 edition

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Ducks Unlimited

Gary Templin, right, Gorge Chapter Ducks Unlimited chair, and Rich Thurman, Oregon District chair, accept their award.

Application deadline extended for Soroptimist ‘Live Your Dream’ award

Soroptimist International of Hood River is looking for three Gorge area women who are heads of households to receive $1,500 Live Your Dream Awards to continue their education. Applications are now available at the Hood River Library, Cascade Locks, Parkdale and The Dalles Library. The application deadline has been extended to Jan. 15.

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Raffle winner announced

Connie Peters, above, won the Hood River Valley Adult Center’s freezer full of meat raffle.

‘Santa’s Surprise’ comes to WAAAM

The Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum will spread some holiday cheer during its Second Saturday event on Dec. 9.

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State Trail: ODOT mulls options for crossing Mitchell Pt.

As work presses into winter on the Wyeth portion of the Columbia River Historic Highway State Trail, transportation agencies are considering alternatives for the next piece of the endeavor: Mitchell Point.

New state office will seek improvement to recreational economy

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A newly created state office is hoping to take Oregon’s recreational economy from good to great.

Hood River man rejoins Earthjustice as trustee

Former Earthjustice President Vawter “Buck” Parker, a Hood River resident, has returned to the organization where he worked for 35 years to serve as a member of its board of trustees.

HR Soil and Water Conservation District native plant sale now on

Did you lose trees to winter storms or bark beetle damage? Want to add color to your garden in the grey winter months?