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Union Update

Pasquale Barone describes progress on the residences he and his wife, Jacquie, left, are creating in the historic Union Building at Wednesday’s Gorge Owned Green Drinks event.

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‘Superheroes’ come running: CASA holds fourth annual Fun Run Oct. 9

All children need heroes, but kids who have been abused or neglected need superheroes. Columbia Gorge CASA celebrates the many superheroes involved in the lives of local foster children with the Fourth Annual Superhero Fun Run on Sunday, Oct. 9 at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center in The Dalles.

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Roald Dahl Trivia Challenge is Oct. 21

You know the magic and charm of Roald Dahl’s books “Matilda,” “Fantastic Mr. Fox” and “James and the Giant Peach.” You might have recently seen the film “The BFG” (be sure to read the book — aloud).

EnviroGorge Kids announces summer writing winners

EnviroGorge sponsored a free kids writing contest this summer where elementary, middle school and high school students were invited to submit an open-topic entry having to do with the environmental and the Columbia River Gorge.

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Tribal members protest Nestlé deal in Salem

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Columbia River tribal members dressed in traditional regalia came to the Oregon State Capitol on Wednesday to protest persistent attempts to bring a Nestlé water bottling plant to Hood River County, where voters rejected the plan in a ballot measure in May.

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Downtown walking tours return Sept. 26

The fall series of walking tours of historic downtown Hood River, presented by The History Museum of Hood River County, begin Monday, Sept. 26 at 11 a.m.

‘Genealogy Jamboree’ at Discovery Center Oct. 8

The Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society (CGGS) hosts a “Genealogy Jamboree” on Oct. 8 at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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Odell Creek restoration presentation

The Hood River Watershed Group will present the results of the Odell Creek dam removal and stream restoration project Sept. 27.

H is for Harvest: Auction benefits Valley Residents Committee

The second annual “H is for Harvest” gala takes place on Saturday, Oct. 15 at Springhouse Cellars from 6-9 p.m. Hood River Valley Residents Committee and sponsors Cardinal Glass and Timberline Lodge invite the community to join them for live and silent auctions.

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Tum-A-Lum honored

Tum-A-Lum Lumber Company of Hood River has been named to LBM Journal magazine’s Century Club in recognition of the company’s 110 years of service to the communities it serves, which today includes The Dalles and Pendleton.

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Pet of the Week: Calvin is a happy, playful Terrier looking for his forever home

Calvin has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week. He’s 4 years old, 13 pounds, and a Terrier mix.

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Marbach wins ‘Gorge Soup’

Gorge Soup for the Arts winner Peter Marbach, right, talks with Claire Griffin and her daughter, Margo Lydden-Griffin, after Wednesday’s event at Columbia Center for the Arts.

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The Ale List: Full Sail fresh hop is up

Full Sail’s brewers wait with thirsty anticipation for each fall’s hop harvest and their chance to celebrate by brewing fresh hop beers. From the fields to the brewhouse in just a few hours, this year’s hop harvest has culminated in the Brewmaster Reserve 8 Pound Pale Fresh Hop Ale.

Subway robber sentenced

Shepherd pleads guilty, will serve seven years

A Hood River man on Wednesday pled guilty to robbing Subway restaurant at gunpoint this summer.

Conflict at Walmart leads to investigation, no arrests

A squabble at Walmart, in which a pellet gun posed a threat and someone allegedly hit a man on the head with a milk jug, yielded no criminal charges.

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