Business Notes April 25, 2012

Gorge Wineries pour in Seattle

Columbia Gorge Wineries are coming to Seattle for a grand show May 6 from noon to 5 p.m. at Wine World Warehouse, 400 N.E. 45th St., Seattle (just off I-5), for wine tasting from wineries in the Columbia River Gorge. Solstice Wood Fire Cafe will be providing hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $25 and available for purchase at the door or:

Care Center offers hospice rooms

Private hospice rooms are being installed at Hood River Care Center. They are fully furnished and comfortable for both the resident and their loved ones. The rooms will be complete with couches that pull out into beds, comfortable sitting chairs, plush blankets, plants and more, and are meant for actively dying or close to actively dying patients.

The rooms will give hospice patients and their families some privacy and comfort in their last weeks. Contact Janelle McCleary at the Care Center to arrange a tour.

‘Capture the Sun’ starts May 1

An open house for “Capture the Sun White Salmon 2012,” a campaign to promote residential and commercial solar electric generation, will be May 1, 4-6:30 p.m. at White Salmon United Methodist Church, 341 Main St. There will be demonstrations, and hot dogs and munchies will be provided. Solar panels and inverters will be on display along with electric bike conversions and other solar applications.

Capture the Sun White Salmon 2012 is about combining the power of group purchasing with the Washington State Solar Production Incentive and helping individuals make their own electricity.

CL Revitalization Committee meets

The Cascade Locks Downtown Revitalization Committee meets April 26 at 7 p.m. at City Hall. Agenda items include a report from the Community School Work Group and reviews of the purpose of the Steering Committee, action by the City Council on community vision and the status of action on the clean-up campaign.

Career Fair seeks volunteers

Hood River Valley High School will hold its first Career Fair May 2, 1-3:30 p.m. in the commons area. Adult volunteers are being sought to provide career insight. Employers, individual career representatives and trades people are encouraged to bring their personal employment knowledge to the students attending the fair.

Career opportunities in the Gorge are the focus. Volunteers will meet students one-on-one during the casual event. Contact Wendy Herman at 541-387-5034, ext. 1, or for more information.

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Lawnmower torches Arbor Vitae on Portland Drive

The riding lawn mower driven by Norma Cannon overheated and made contact with dry arbor vitae owned by Lee and Norma Curtis, sending more than a dozen of the tightly-packed trees up in flames. The mower, visible at far right, was totaled. No one was injured; neighbors first kept the fire at bay with garden hoses and Westside and Hood River Fire Departments responded and doused the fire before it reached any structures. Westside Fire chief Jim Trammell, in blue shirt, directs firefighters. The video was taken by Capt. Dave Smith of Hood River Fire Department. Enlarge

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