No one is quite sure how long the Odell Garden Club has been putting on their annual Blossom Fest plant sale — it’s estimated at around 20 or 30 years — but whatever the tally, it’s the club’s largest fundraiser.
It’s time to tie a blue ribbon around the ol’ oak tree. Or your car antenna. Or wear on your jacket.
About 16 or so volunteers gathered at Rock Creek in Mosier to help Coho salmon fry reach the Columbia River on Thursday morning.
Hood River’s Robin Panzer is a Chigiri-e artist — an ancient Japanese art form (Heian period, 794-1185) that uses layers of hand torn colored paper to create images that, when completed, resemble a textured painting. Although it’s an old technique, she unknowingly stumbled upon it in 2011.
Two of Mid-Columbia Children’s Council Head Start facilities — Country Club and Parkdale — recently received the Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) five-star rating from the state of Oregon.
Cameron Teems, RNC-OB, Family Birth Center nurse at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital, is organizing a special collection of baby blankets April 13-17.
Jim Dummer has been Director of Operations for Gorge-area McDonald’s since 2009, but to get there, he worked his way up through the ranks, from a part-time crew to grill crew to counter to store manager to general manager to supervisor to director — with many steps in between.
If your preschooler or kindergartener says the Tooth Fairy came for a visit at school, chances are this is not a new imaginary friend they’re talking about.
Gordon Pillon aims for 100 percent customer satisfaction at Expertec Automotive Repair, located on the Heights at 1802 12th Street.
Plenty to do — with your buds
Spring break — March 23 to 27 — is right around the corner for Hood River County School District, Horizon Christian, Mid-Columbia Adventist Christian School and Columbia Gorge Community College students.
David McClure, of the Dave McClure, Co., and its subsidiary Hood River Woodworking, has made a name for himself over the past two decades he’s lived and worked in Hood River.
The Mid-Columbia Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is holding a special ceremony today, March 7.
Artistic expression in all forms took center stage at Mid Valley Elementary this week.
Michele Dearing, Collection Development Specialist for the Hood River County Library District, updated the Million Page Challenge board at the Hood River Library Thursday afternoon. And we’ve got sad news, Hood River County — we’re in last place.
Clems is reopening after a three month closure. The one-time convenience store and deli in downtown Odell is now a restaurant operated by longtime Hood River residents Graciela and Rodolfo Gomez.
Where can people of all ages come together to read the same book, discuss its contents, participate in related activities and even hear it read over the radio?
Life hasn’t slowed down much for Kristi Thomsen the past couple of years.
‘Keys to Talent:’ students excel in creative works
Hood River Valley High School honored artists and writers on Friday with an all-school Fine Arts assembly.
Stan Benson has retired after 25 years on the County Planning Commission.
Hood River Valley High School sophomore Brynn Searcy is an artist. And a state and nationally recognized artist at that.
There’s a new organic juice and food bar in downtown Hood River.
Melodi Johnson is recognizable as the wife of Rep. Mark Johnson, R-Hood River. After all, her face adorned his campaign fliers during the last election cycle, too (definitely not her idea), and she is often seen at a variety of events, either alone or with her husband.
Alfonso and Sylvia Delgadillo have enjoyed a steady stream of loyal customers since opening Tropicali Fruit, their Heights-area business serving Mexican-inspired fresh fruit cups, smoothies, juices and sorbets.
Hood River County School District middle and high school students are AVID for college.
To say Hood River Valley High School junior Sebastian Barajas, 17, is busy would be an understatement.
The Hood River County Planning Department has a new director of community development.
Tom Yates is going through a bit of a transition at Providence Down Manor, where he’s worked as community relations coordinator for almost two years.
Second dwellings, solid waste disposal among Salcido’s key challenge
Hood River County created the new post of code enforcement coordinator last fall, and on Oct. 1, 2014, Julie Salcido took on the task of managing the intake, investigation and resolution of various land use, health and safety ordinances within the county, not including the cities of Hood River or Cascade Locks.
Justine Ziegler has been Match Coordinator with Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) — part of The Next Door, Inc. — since June 2012.
‘Confidence will come’
Eight Robotics teams from Hood River Valley High School — along with two each from Hood River Middle School and Wy’east Middle School — are competing in the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Tournament in The Dalles today, Jan. 31, at The Dalles Middle School.
Hood River Chamber of Commerce members gathered at the Columbia Gorge Hotel on Friday for the group’s annual Membership Appreciation dinner. Many members came decked out in their formal best in keeping with the evening’s prom theme.
Matthew Joyce opened Freshies Bagels and Juice on Nov. 1, 2014 — without any previous knowledge of baking — and business is booming. Located in the former Hood River Bagel Co. store, earnings are up 25 percent over the last eight months than in all 12 months of the previous year.
Karen Gass — or Teacher Karen, as she’s commonly known — has been teaching at Little Feet Cooperative Preschool for the past 20 years.
Lauren Kraemer, left, Hood River County Extension Facility, led a panel presentation on domestic violence and sexual assault Jan. 15 at the Hood River Oregon State University Extension Office classroom.
Ron Dunn knows a lot of people.
Kirk Miller has a day job — he’s a software designer at Insitu — and, with his 50 hour work weeks, you’d think that would be enough to keep him plenty busy.
Residents travel to Parkdale to meet with students
December was service project month at Parkdale Elementary School, and 30 Hood River Care Center residents were the recipients of concentrated holiday cheer
Megan Spears is not a naturally organized person.
As the year comes to a close, so does A Slice of Local Life, a feature that has run every Saturday for the past two years.
From the middle of November through the beginning of March, the homeless of Hood River have a warm place to stay at the Hood River Warming Shelter.
Leadership. Responsibility. Generosity. Thrift.
Orion Wattenberg Trust will provide Meals on Wheels assistance, but more help is needed
Hood River Valley Adult Center Director Collice Martens-Sinclair has good news: The center’s 501c3 non-profit tax status, lost in 2010 due to a “series of unfortunate events,” has been retroactively reinstated.
Emergency Voucher Program coordinator Rev. Maggie Sebastian hit the ground running when she became the Clinical Chaplin at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital almost 3 years ago.
Charlotte Arnold celebrates 50 years teaching tap in Hood River
“ONE and TWO and THREE and FOUR!”
The FISH Food Bank in Odell has opened many doors for the people of the community — and not just in the area of food assistance.
Six volunteers are helping in the community while embracing simple living
At the beginning of August, the Mid Valley became home to six young women with hearts for service and social justice.
Rodrigo Silva — or Rigo, as he’s also called — really knows pears. He also really knows gift boxes.
When Emmy Thomson and daughters Taylor, 16, Timber, 12, and Treasur, 4, moved to Cascade Locks from North Carolina three years ago, they brought with them cherished family traditions.
A chance meeting this summer at Starbucks, between Hood River Adopt A Dog shelter coordinator Janette Skarda and Jan and Tom Short of Wenatchee, Wash., lead to a recent influx of five dogs at the Hukari Animal Shelter, located in Odell.
There isn’t a job on the Mt. Hood Railroad that Jimmy Guthrie hasn’t done, whether that’s working on the track or running the trains.