Worth knowin’ … or goin’ … or showin’ up at ….

Interesting piece in the recent HR News by city council member Becky Brun, about the idea of lidded, rolling carts for waste, recyclables and yard debris. Presentation tonight at city hall will offer details, to be sure, but for the record, questions from out here in ‘burb land concern whether this shift would apply to all curbside pickup customers, or just those inside city limits. Seems like a more elegant solution than the hodge-podge of containers that relay stuff to the landfill or recyclers — or Dirt Huggers — that have evolved over time …

Familiar faces in new places, as two local businesses adjust their footprints. First up, Subi Salon, previously just in downtown Hood River, is expanding to the Heights. Look for a grand opening celebration from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12, at the new location, 1215 B St. (corner of 12th and B streets). Look for refreshments, from OVino and AniChe Cellars. Plus, meet owner Subhadra Katz, stylists Tifani Blouin and Monica Pennington, and learn more about the salons’ use of natural hair care products. Jewelry from Rebecca Bashara will be available for test drive and purchase. …

Speaking of AniChe, which has had its tasting room downtown at 311 Oak St., building manager Steffen Lunding tells us the vintners are moving just a bit to the east and into the Venue at 301 (the former Butler Bank Building), as of Aug. 4. The Grand Opening Soiree (by invitation) runs from 7 to 10 p.m. …

Everybody’s got a thought about this housing situation (glad to have provided local rental-search help to a smart young couple we met on the street a couple of years ago, who have landed a gig here and are moving from Boston end of July). One solution? Cohousing. There’s a local project toward that end, and a meeting at which you might learn more from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28, in the Gaulke Meeting Room at the Hood River Library. If you’re planning to attend, please shoot an e-mail to the organizer and let her know …

So, who are the new arrivals mentioned above? A testimonial case to how lifestyle lures newcomers — and they don’t even windsurf. Kyle Ramey is leaving biotech giant Genzyme for a gig with Turtle Island Foods, and his wife, Megan, is bringing (as one easily can) her web-based bike touring portal called Bikabout … Funny how sidewalk conversations lead to relocations. …

Because we also report for other publications, and because you may not read them but might be interested nonetheless in the content, here are links to two recent stories about new wine-related doin’s at the former Pheasant Valley (now Hiyu) winery south of town, and a new arrival with big experience down in the Napa Valley wine industry, which is calling its own product Tetrahedron. Sip on!

 

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