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When this snack tray rolls around, you know you’re gonna wanna nibble …

Lots of stuff going on in and around the Hood this month. Here’s a roundup of items worth your attention … Several readers shared link to a nice Gorge plug, “36 Hours in Hood River, Ore.,” that appears in the April 6 print and online editions of the NY Times. … It’s Passport month for […]

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Mystery solved: Meet the new courts, same as the old courts (just … newer)

You may have seen the teaser ad in the Hood River News, but you haven’t yet read the news behind the ad. Buzz readers asked for details. Clearly, there are passionate tennis people out there. “Do you have any info on the big yellow advert in Wednesday’s HR News?” wrote local therapist Sally Reichmuth. “People […]

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Summit Projects shifts direction, prepares to move from longtime offices

Summit Projects, an early entry in the digital marketing universe and a fixture upstairs from Doug’s Sports since 1997, is embarking on a major business transformation, according to company founder and chief executive Craig Sabina. The changes involve layoff of seven people and relocation of a smaller, core staff of four from their current offices […]

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Double Mountain chalk artist Ayers tells tales behind the ales

Ever look up from your coaster and cold one over at Double Mountain Brewery, and find yourself thinking, “OMG, that is some amazing artwork up on the wall.” Thank Anneke Ayers — and Jarod Jensen. Jensen did a lot of the panels before Ayers took over in July 2013. That’s when Ayers, a University of […]

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Coming soon to a Hood near you, the sound of backhoes and hammers

Signs of spring, or an economic rebound, or all of the above? Several significant construction projects are moving through the planning process. Hood River Planning Director Cindy Walbridge gave us a quick overview: Sieverkropp Subdivision, has been approved by the city Planning Commission, for 98 units east of Rosauers out to the edge of the […]

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Tubs of ice cream arrive just in time for annual opening at Mike’s

Tubs and tubs and tubs of ice cream moved quickly Monday morning from the delivery vehicle from Prince Puckler’s Gourmet Ice Cream in Eugene to the freezers below and behind the serving shed at Mike’s Ice Cream in Hood River. Why all the hubbub? Duh. It’s all in preparation for the noon opening of Mike’s […]

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The Dalles ranks 20th on Smithsonian list of top small towns to visit

(Editor’s note: This is an update to an earlier post, including graphic above and link to Portland Business Journal about fastest-growing cities in Oregon. Thanks to Hood River Port Commissioner Jon Davies for the tip.) Bravo, to The Dalles, for scoring placement on Smithsonian magazine’s list of the twenty best small towns to visit. E-mail […]

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A full platter of newsy hors d’oeuvres to whet your weekend appetite …

The noisy giant of the snack food world — Frito-Lay — is quietly taking the fight to the quiet Hood-River-based giant of Northwest Mexican food products, Juanita’s Fine Foods. Interesting story in the Vancouver, Columbian, about the stealth effort to create a new tortilla chip line packaged and branded in a fashion designed to borrow […]

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