At the beginning of August, Hood River welcomed six new Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest members for an intensive year of service with several local agencies. While the program is Catholic, volunteers come from all religious backgrounds. But all live according to the four pillars of the program: Community, spirituality, social justice and simple living.
Sumako (Akiyama) Kobayashi recently celebrated her 99th birthday. She was born on Binns Hill in Hood River on Nov. 30, 1914.
The community is invited to help Adopt A Dog by having photos taken with Santa at the Hood River Hotel.
For those who have been displaced from their homes following a domestic violence incident, the holidays can be an especially difficult and traumatic time of year.
“To the community of Hood River — I want to say thank you,” writes HRVHS junior Caitlyn Fick.
The annual Hood River County fire departments’ lighted Christmas parades continue Dec. 17-18, 6-9 p.m.
The Elks Children’s Eye Clinic at OHSU provided vision screenings to preschool children Nov. 10 at Hood River Head Start.
Julie Raefield-Gobbo, director of Providence Foundation, writes:
Ducks fans in Cascade Locks are celebrating after the University of Oregon’s victory in last month’s “Civil War Penny Drive” at Cascade Locks School.
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FISH Food Bank Building Project is the recipient of a $40,000 grant from the community grant program of The Oregon Community Foundation to assist in the construction of a new distribution center and warehouse in Hood River.
On Thanksgiving morning the Youth of Heart of Hospice/YoHOHs arrived at the Hood River Care Center bringing dozens of assorted carnations and carringing signs that read Happy Thanksgiving for the resident.
The Hood River Warming Shelter works to ensure that homeless families and individuals have a warm and safe shelter during the dangerously cold winter months here in Hood River and the Columbia Gorge, according to Immanual Lutheran Pastor Jeff Mueller.
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As the height of the holiday season is approaching, a fully stocked food bank is needed.