HOW TO HELP: Fresh Start Culinary forms volunteer cadre

If you are a van wrangler, Fresh Start Culinary Arts Program needs you. They also need volunteer servers, mentors, kitchen grunts, and occasionally, decorators.

‘Putting Your House in Order’ at Anderson’s on Nov. 17

Anderson’s Tribute Center hosts a “Putting Your House in Order” seminar on Wednesday, Nov. 17 beginning at 5:30 p.m.

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‘Get yourself a notebook’

Writer makes stops in Hood River

The Hood River Library hosts Portland author Ana Consuelo Matiella on Saturday, Nov. 12 for an author talk and book reading — the second time she’ll have presented in town in less than a month.

District seeks public input on school bond project designs

On Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. the Hood River County School District will hold the first of several community open houses at Wy’east Middle School to talk about the design, layout, and function of the new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) addition.

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Gov. Brown extols Gorge health care program

Gov. Kate Brown spent Wednesday in Hood River, focusing on health and education.

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Parkdale Pumpkin parade, fun run Oct. 29

Parkdale Elementary hosts its fifth annual Pumpkin Fun Run on Saturday, Oct. 29. The event is sponsored by the PTO.

Ed Foundation lists Scholarship awardees

Hood River County Education Foundation has awarded scholarships to eight local students attending college.

Death café at the library Oct. 26

The Hood River Library will host its seventh Death Café on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Jean Marie Gaulke Meeting Room.

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What’s the BUZZ on pollinators?

Bees are critical to pollination, and new sculptures in the community will become homes to bees while standing as artistic representations by middle school students.

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‘Age of Dignity’ discussion series starts Oct. 22

With most of the 400 copies of “The Age of Dignity” now out in the greater Gorge, the Aging in the Gorge Alliance (AGA) is gearing up for the second part of their book program: Discussion groups.

Gorge receives national honor this weekend

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) will honor the Columbia Gorge Region, Oregon and Washington at its RWJF Culture of Health Prize National Celebration and Learning Event this weekend at its headquarters in Princeton, N.J.

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Master Gardeners now taking applications

Do you want to be involved with a service program that outreaches and educates about sustainable gardening practices in your community?

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Deputy DA speaks on domestic violence

A ‘profound lack of understanding’

Calling it “a disease that touches all of us,” Deputy District Attorney Carrie Rasmussen told her own family’s story of domestic abuse, as keynote speaker at the Helping Hands Against Violence candlelight vigil Oct. 12 at Georgiana Smith Gardens.

Asai, Sankari named Merit scholars

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced Hood River Valley High School seniors Douglas Asai and Pico Sankari as Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. A letter of Commendation from the school and NMSC, which conducts the program has been presented to these scholastically talented seniors.

Hood River student wins scholarships

Lauren Gray, a 2013 graduate of Hood River Valley High School, has won two college scholarships while attending University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash.