RICHMOND, Va. — Craft breweries from around the country are toasting the troops with a beer aged with a unique ingredient that symbolizes America’s pastime — baseball bats. Nine different brewers collaborated to create Homefront IPA, all using the same recipe, complete with orange peel and unfinished maple Louisville Sluggers. Toward the end of the fermentation process the beer soaks in a tank with the maple bats.
Today is Sunday, May 26, the 146th day of 2013. There are 219 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 26, 1913, Actors’ Equity Association was organized by a group of actors at the Pabst Grand Circle Hotel in
20 Years Ago-1993 Murals on Craig Office supply and Tony’s Town & Country were approved by The Dalles Historical Landmarks Commission Wednesday. Roger Cook of Sandy, the official artist of the Oregon Trail Sesquicentennial will paint the 10x68’ Craig mural, said W.E. (Webb) Peterson, of The Dalles Mural Society. Also approved was a 40x26’ mural on the Tony’s building, to be painted by Robert Thomas of Idaho. The Mural Society applied for both murals. No drawings on the content of the proposed murals were presented to the commission, but submission of schematic drawings and proposed colors for the murals and a description of how the mural will be placed on the Craig building were among the three conditions the HLC attached to its approval.
It looks like we have fairly nice weather for Memorial Day for a change. The weatherman is calling for a partly sunny day with a high near 70 degrees. In the past it seems like every Memorial Day was wet, windy and more or less miserable to be outside. With that nice thought in mind here are three of my favorite family hikes that also feature fine places to have a picnic lunch.
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BEAVER FALLS, Pa. (AP) — Police in one western Pennsylvania community are searching for Bigfoot — but this quest has a better chance of success than most.
June 2 dinner will help with Mayo Clinic trip When Letitia Robarge started throwing up in 2009, she assumed she had the flu.
Judge cautions about another strike Angela Lindell, a former athletic coach at Dufur School District, has spent most of the week in jail for twice violating her probation by consuming alcohol.
Sprayers are taking more care to avoid streams in application The good news is the median level of malathion detected in local streams dropped 82 percent in 2012 from 2011 — despite the fact that its use has stayed the same.
YOUTH PLAY: Sonrise Academy presents the play production of “Second Chance,” sequel to “Small Town Christmas Carol” presented in December. Pastor Andy Johnson has written this play and is directing it also. The play will be presented at The Dalles First Church of the Nazarene at 1313 Mt. Hood Street at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 31, and Saturday, June 1. There is no admission. Dessert will be served at intermission.
Ted Walker Memorial Swimming Pool opens for its full summer season starting June 8 through Labor Day and will offer a number of water-related programs.
The Historic Columbia River Highway and the landmark Vista House will re-open Friday May 24 for the Memorial Day weekend as the year-long highway restoration project nears completion.
GOLDENDALE — Maryhill Museum of Art, along with Schommer & Sons Inc. and GBD Architects, today announced that the museum’s Mary and Bruce Stevenson Wing was honored as a Top Project 2013 by the magazine Daily Journal of Commerce.
The Dalles Lions members attended the Lions MD-36 State Convention May 17 and 18 in Pendleton.
GRAPEVINE, Texas — After lengthy and wrenching debate, local leaders of the Boy Scouts of America have voted to open their ranks to openly gay boys for the first time, but heated reactions from the left and right made clear that the BSA’s controversies are far from over.
Oversize load identified as collapse cause MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — A truck carrying an oversize load struck a bridge on the major thoroughfare between Seattle and Canada, sending a section of the span and two vehicles into the Skagit River below, though all three occupants suffered only minor injuries.
Church news for May 24, 2013.
Area churches have begun a program to feed 20 homeless high school students on weekends, and they plan to continue the program into the summer and next fall.
Squad earns four high scores; Jess Nanez wins third overall The Dalles Dance Team dominated action this past weekend at the Portland Dance Academy Extravaganza in Gresham with four high scores.
Team strands tying run at second base in the seventh The Dalles Wahtonka came so close to pulling off a spirited upset of Churchill, but left the tying run stranded at second in their 7-6 state playoff setback Wednesday in Eugene.