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River Daze Café: Renovations expand on the Cascade Avenue vibe

What every restaurant wants — plenty of customers — can create an unwanted reality: “the crunch of people.”

Columbia Arts launches ‘Art Matters’ celebration

Columbia Center for the Arts is spending the month of June celebrating the arts and the significance of art in the community. Activities will happen at the center and emphasize the joy and importance art brings to the community.

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Sheppard’s Work

At the new Sheppard’s location on the waterfront, crews are putting the finishing touches on landscaping and other exterior touches such as fencing for the display yard.

‘Connect to Your Cause Fair’ June 4

Have fun, sing, dance, eat food and join a diversity of community groups, nonprofits and causes on Sunday, June 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the first ever "Connect to Your Cause Fair.”

The Next Door, Inc. promotes Elizur Bello

Elizur Bello has been promoted to director of programs at The Next Door, Inc.

HR Therapy offers pain ed classes

Hood River Therapy is offering Persistent Pain Education Thursdays through June 22 from noon to 1 p.m. Hood River Therapy is located at 2690 May St., Hood River.

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Paul Henne’s electronics store unplugs after 50 years

Paul Henne’s TV & Stereo Center, one of the oldest existing businesses in the Hood River Heights, will be powering down at the month’s end.

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2017 Visitors’ Guide comes out in time for Memorial Day Weekend

Want a fresh view of the Gorge and a long list of things to do this summer and fall? The 2017 Visitors Guide comes out just in time for summer planning. Look for the free 80-page full color joint publication of Hood River News and The Dalles Chronicle at area businesses, visitor centers, and the newspapers’ offices.

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Arome: ‘Find Your Flavor’ at new downtown shop

It’s hard to find a word for a shop like Arome.

$92,000 in college scholarships awarded by Education Foundation

Hood River Valley High School seniors went home on Thursday night with over $69,000 in Hood River County Education Foundation (HRCEF) funds for their post-secondary educations.

A ‘transforming gift’

Hood River Adopt A Dog recently received a gift from long time Hood River resident Bette Johnson through her will, according to the Board of Directors and staff.

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Fresh and Local: Farmers Markets in the Gorge

It is market time again; the bounty of the Gorge is available to all.

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Campus Pride Work Day

Hood River Valley High School students spent second period on May 17 working to clean up campus — inside and out.

‘Woman of Achievement’ award goes to Bambi Foy

Pi Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma, has selected Bambi Foy to receive the 2017 Woman of Achievement Award. Foy’s selection came as a result of her work as the raptor education coordinator at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum, a position she’s held for nearly six years.

The Ale List: Tasting notes on newly fermented tangs; no ‘suds’ here

I found Dan Peterson carbonating half-kegs at Pine Street Kitchen the other day, but the contents were not one of his beers. It was kombucha, the newest venture for the Hood River-based Ferment brewery.