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Pick of the Week: Children’s Park public meeting July 20

The community is invited to a meeting on Thursday, July 20 to discuss the well-loved, aging Children’s Park at 6 p.m. at the Hood River Fire Hall.

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The comfort of quilts: Comfort Quilt Project underway at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital

The Comfort Quilt Project is now underway by the Spiritual Care Department at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital.

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Master Gardeners hosts International Master Gardener Conference

Central Gorge Master Gardeners hosted two tour busses July 12 at OSU Extension.

Pet of the Week: Morgan is ‘calm and easygoing’

Morgan has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week. He’s about 1-2 years old, a 52 pound Am Staff, and he is one sweet, charming, and lovable pup — you just wanna cuddle with this boy.

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Medical building emerges on Hood River waterfront

Buildout started this week inside upper floors of the medical building on the Hood River waterfront that will house a new Mid-Columbia Medical Center outpatient care facility.

Police Log, July July 3 to 5

July 3 to 5

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Nothin' to do? Every day, we’ve got you covered this summer

Summer in the Gorge is like nowhere else: The Mid-Columbia’s wealth of indoor and outdoor happenings amounts to a long list of events, attractions and activities needing a good three months to exhaust, one day at a time.

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Big 6: City takes close look at unsafe intersections

“The Big 6” problem intersections are getting the attention of City Hall.

New chief plans MCMC future

Mid-Columbia Medical Center’s new president and chief executive officer, Dennis Knox, wants to see urgent care clinics established in both The Dalles and Hood River.

Sheriff Log, July 2 to 8

All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River.

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Celilo Chapter DAR seeks members, plans activities for summer months

The Celilo Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) are seeking new members interested in learning more about the national club.

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For the dying and their families, the comfort of quilts

The Comfort Quilt Project is now underway by the Spiritual Care Department at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. Mirroring the Passage Quilt Project begun at Providence Portland Medical Center some years ago, this ministry gifts patients nearing the end of their life with a comfort quilt.

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City convenes Children’s Park public meeting July 20

The next steps on the well-loved, aging Children’s Park play structure start with a community meeting on July 20.

Hood River County Fair returns July 26-29 in Odell

Reduced-cost ride bracelets available now

The 2017 Hood River County Fair takes place Wednesday through Saturday, July 26-29, at the Hood River County Fairgrounds, 3020 Wy’east Road, south of Hood River near the community of Odell. Gates open at 9 a.m. each day; additional attractions begin at noon, and carnival rides begin at 1 p.m.

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HAHRC Beats: Weight control: Stop eating on auto-pilot

Do you often eat on-the-go? Do you suffer from too much body weight? If so, you are not alone. We live in a fast-paced world, full of distraction.