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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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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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Gorge River self-serve dog wash biz goes in search of new owner

Rhonda Marlnee is ready to move on from her two-year-old enterprise providing facilities for do-it-yourself dog washers, first profiled here in The Buzz. “Gorge River,” the only self-service dog wash in the Columbia River Gorge, is situated in “The Heights” near the intersection of 13th and Belmont. It is equipped with two fiberglass tubs and […]

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Shaw spins off Oregon Brineworks from Hood River Organic

Hood River Organic is going through some ch-ch-changes. Partners Brian Shaw and Dan Thall, who founded a mushroom farm in 2004 up near the old Dee Mill site and have since expanded it to include a variety of other crops and a healthy subscriber-supported veggie basket (aka CSA) program, are amicably separating — so Shaw […]

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This ‘n’ that, ‘n’ that ‘n’ this

Enjoy the sidewalks leading to the Hood River Library on Saturday night, March 8, for the Library Foundation’s annual Feast of Words fund-raiser. The event runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Eating, drinking, dancing and chit-chat will help raise money to support a relocation of the Cascade Locks library inside its school home, and to […]

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Hood River hires Steve Wheeler to serve as new city manager

Steve Wheeler, currently interim director of planning and development at Metro in Portland, will become the new city manager of Hood River. Mayor Arthur Babitz said he was pleased to announce Wheeler’s selection. He said Wheeler has accepted, “pending approval of his employment contract at our March 10 city council meeting.” Babitz said Wheeler brings […]

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A harvest of goodies from all over the place …

First pears, then beer, now cider. The Hood River County Chamber of Commerce is launching the first of what it hopes to become an annual Hard-Pressed Cider Fest on Saturday, April 12.  The event runs from noon to 6 p.m. at 3351 Stadelman Drive, in the Odell area of the upper valley. Music, food and […]

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Beardsley to join Nunamaker Realtors, help create new Nunamaker property management arm

Don Nunamaker Realtors and Hershner & Bell Realty Inc., two of the most established fixtures of the local real estate scene, are merging. According to Don Nunamaker, Chuck Beardsley will migrate his commercial property management enterprise from its recent space at 606 State St. to offices inside the Nunamaker offices at 2495 Cascade Ave. Nunamaker […]

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