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Gorge Owned presents ‘Glacier Caves of the Pacific Northwest’

Until recently, little was known about the extent and value of glacier caves hidden under the Cascade Mountains. But new studies show that these caves are much more than just curious holes in the ice; they serve as valuable climatic and volcanic indicators, and laboratories for astrobiological studies.

DIY Gift Day at HR History Museum Dec. 5

Are you tired of giving the same old store bought gifts year after year? Do you want to give gifts with a more personal touch but are great looking? Come to the History Museum of Hood River County’s DIY Holiday Gift Day and learn how!

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Six Jesuit volunteers work in a year of service

In what has become an annual changing of the guard, six new Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest (JVC) members moved to Odell this August for a year of intensive community service.

HAHRC BEATS: November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Every 19 seconds someone in the United States is diagnosed with diabetes. That means nearly 30 million children and adults are now living with diabetes and another 86 million are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. Recent estimates project that by 2050, one in three adult Americans will have Type 2 diabetes. The American Diabetes Association’s vision is to raise awareness of this disease and for people to live free from it and all its burdens.

National Initiative: Mindfulness Center trains ‘Mental Health First Aid’

The new Gorge Mindfulness Center founded by local psychotherapist Craig Schlarb, Ph.D., LPC (3088) is initiating the Mental Health First Aid program in the Gorge for the Faith Community. The Gorge Mindfulness Center will train up to 30 faith leaders to improve mental health literacy – helping them identify, understand and effectively respond to signs of mental illness.

Red Cross recommends iron-rich foods prior to blood donation

The next Red Cross blood drive will take place on Nov. 27 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Hood River Elks Lodge, Third and Cascade.

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Rachel Suits combines love of insects, education at OSU Extension

OSU Extension Education Program Assistant Rachel Suits didn’t know a lot about the extension service prior to attending graduate school at North Carolina State University.

Next Week at HRV

Monday, Nov. 23 through Friday, Nov. 27

HRV seeks volunteer judges

Volunteers are needed to judge first semester Extended Application (EA) presentations on Tuesday, Jan. 26, from 6:20-8:45 p.m., and Wednesday, Jan. 27, from 4-5:30 p.m.

‘Most Valuable Student’ scholarship deadline Dec. 4

The Hood River Elks local “Most Valuable Student” scholarship deadline is Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. Applications must be registered online, or must be turned into the Hood River Elks Lodge, located at Third and Cascade, by 6 p.m. Applications may also submitted to the high school by 3 p.m.

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Community Conversation’ on local agriculture at Grange

Gorge Grown hosts a “Community Conversation” on local agriculture Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. at Rockford Grange. Everyone is welcome to attend, be they vendors, shoppers, or community partners.

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Gorge Ecology Institute gives WS students hands on education

Fifth grade students at Wallace and Priscilla Stevenson Intermediate School in White Salmon got a chance to experience outdoor education and stewardship firsthand thanks to a Columbia Gorge Ecology Institute program funded by Hood River’s annual Festival of the Fly.

Payton Rigert and Charley Boonstra earn Elks Lodge Students of the Month

Payton Rigert and Charley (Kayla) Boonstra, both Hood River Valley High School seniors, have been selected as October Students of the Month and were presented checks for $100 at a recent Lodge meeting.

Being with Dying: Music and spiritual care at end-of-life

Join the Grave Matters Discussion Group for a conversation about contemplative care of the dying and music-thanatology at the Hood River Library on Monday, Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m.