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Happiness Month update: Exploring the three daily habits: Gratitude, kindness, silence

Sponsored by the non-profit community health center One Community Health, Gorge Happiness Month lasts all of October — 31 days focused on the three daily habits scientifically proven to make people happier: Gratitude, acts of kindness, and moments of silence. The goal is to inspire as many people as possible to make happy a habit.

Seddon Wylde’s garden scrolls

Hood River artist Seddon Wylde’s unique garden scrolls will be on display in two settings this month: Columbia Center for the Arts’ October show and at Gorge Ink, 176 E Jewett Blvd., White Salmon. During the White Salmon Art Walk, Oct. 20-22, the entire “Couplets by My Friends” folded scroll and three framed originals will be exhibited and for sale.

First brewery opens in Goldendale

Dwinell Country Ales in Goldendale will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday, Oct. 14 from noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 15 from noon to 9 p.m.

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Pomegranates focus of speaker’s free talk

Pomegranates and their topographical and cultural power will be the focus when artist Yvonne Pepin-Wakefield speaks Oct. 6 at Columbia Center for the Arts.

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Toney Rocks at Hood River Library Oct. 4

Visit the Hood River Library on Oct. 4 at 8 p.m. for an intimate concert by singer-songwriter Toney Rocks.

‘BLIMP’ band will open for Ben Jones at Oct. 7 Gabay Peace Scholarship benefit

The BLIMP Band, aka “Bingen Loving Interstate Mystical Peace Band” opens for headliner Portland funk bass master Ben Jones and his band “Just Friends” in an Oct. 7 show at the Bingen Theater. The event is a benefit for the Susanna Blake Gabay Peace Scholarship Fund, “and a fun way to show support for our high school seniors,” said organizer Trish Leighton.

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‘Farm Punk’ artist donates sculpture to Arts Center

Local metal artist Alan Root has donated his sculpture, “Heron Viewing Spawning Salmon,” to Columbia Center for the Arts.

National Public Lands Day Fees waived at Forest Service day-use sites

Sept. 30 is National Public Lands Day, the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. To encourage people to join in and visit their public lands, the Forest Service is waiving day-use fees at recreation sites across the Pacific Northwest.

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Pick of the Week: Fermentation bus visits farmers’ market

Waucoma Bookstore and Gorge Grown are hosting author Tara Whitsitt for a book signing on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hood River Farmers’ Market, Fifth and Columbia streets in downtown Hood River.

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YESTERYEARS: Plans being made for FDR’s visit to Bonneville Dam in 1937

Plans for the forthcoming visit of President Franklin D. Roosevelt to Bonneville Dam, Hood River Valley and Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood were completed yesterday and, unless there is further change, will stand as published.

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The Daily Bread: Out of the ashes

In the first few days of the rapidly burning Eagle Creek wildfire, my heart hurt. It was a hurt that was raw, and penetrated to a previously unknown depth in my soul.

Gorge Happiness events gear up

Happiness Month is coming to the Gorge again this October and businesses and organizations are getting involved.

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‘Latino Experience’ exhibit opens Sept. 30 at History Museum

A new Latino exhibit opens this weekend at the History Museum of Hood River County.

‘Rain Dance’ helps Cascade Locks

“Stomp your feet and raise your glass” are the calls to action Sept. 28 on behalf of the community of Cascade Locks.

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‘Thank yous’ to responders

Two events to put on your calendar if you are a first responder or want to thank the folks who assisted in the Eagle Creek fire: