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Appealing to the senses

A gift shop near the eastern edge of The Dalles’ downtown business district might be a little bit off the beaten track, but for local shoppers it would be well worth it to search the store out.

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Forum examines wood products sector

MCEDD symposium offers extensive analysis of forest products industry

Despite challenges, a keynote speaker at an economic symposium focused on timber said he sees a bright future for the industry.

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CL single mom gifted with car

A single mom with three children received a vehicle Thursday in the third annual “Wheels of Hope” campaign sponsored by Bicoastal Media in partnership with Northshore Medical Group.

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Northwave Sails sews up success

For 30 years, Northwave Sails has made custom sails for wind surfers.

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Center Market brings convenience to TD

24-hour market opens

A new 24-hour market has opened in The Dalles. On Oct. 23, the Center Market started welcoming customers into its bright, clean store at 1015 Walnut St, on the city’s west end. According to the market’s owner, Joson Singh, one of the main features the new business has to offer is convenience and reliability. “We’ll be open 24 hours a day, and all holidays,” Singh said.

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Sweet Deal

Bunny Henningsen and Jeremiah Paulsen of The Dalles Main Street show off bags of candy to be distributed to businesses taking part in the downtown’s Trick or Treat event on Halloween evening.

Curbside recycling going to landfill

Many items that previously have been recycled are headed for the trash heap until Northwest officials figure out what to do with them. Jim Winterbottom, district manager of Waste Connections, Inc., which operates The Dalles Disposal and Hood River Garbage, told The Dalles City Council on Oct. 23 that China is not accepting recycled materials from the West Coast at this time. “All this stuff we’ve been getting away with for years is coming back to haunt us,” Winterbottom said.

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Suiting up for Halloween

There’s a new “fright shop” in town. Halloween is less than a week away and community members can find a wide variety of costumes, masks and all types of accessories in one convenient location. For the second year, Costumes to Suit Your Fancy is located in the old Griffith Motors building at 523 E. Third Street. The temporary business not only makes Halloween shopping more convenient, but provides more costuming options.

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Board OKs new contract with Sunshine Mill in TD

In a 5-4 vote Tuesday, the Columbia Gateway Urban Renewal Agency board voted to convert two balloon payments owed by Sunshine Mill into a single monthly payment. The restructured agreement with Sunshine, the old grain silo property that is operating as Copa Di Vino, a wine distribution company, will require payments of approximately $12,800 a month beginning next March. They will continue until August 2021.

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Coffee supply company sets up shop in TD

Post Canyon Coffee Roasters, a new company in The Dalles, is perfecting the art of roasting organic coffee beans at home and getting their product into the hands of local coffee lovers.

‘Distinguished Service’ nominee names sought

Deadline for submissions is coming up fast

As the end of 2017 approaches, it’s time to consider nominations for The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce “Distinguished Service Awards” that are given out in January. Chamber members are invited to nominate an individual or business that represents the qualities outlined in the various award descriptions.

TD Main Street wins award

The Dalles Main Street has won a statewide “Excellence in Downtown Revitalization-Best Retail Event” award for a campaign geared to boost downtown businesses.

Whipping up options

Port of the Dalles-based NüCulture creates plant-based spreads

The Dalles-based NüCulture creates a creamy cashew spread that is dairy-free alternative to cheese spread.

Tygh Valley recycler branches out

There’s a significant new player in the area’s recycling network. Emerald Systems LLC is a sustainability consulting and materials management company based in Tygh Valley, and the startup business has big plans.

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Anti-bullying: ‘Smile, it’s contagious’

Kerri Weed doesn’t claim to be an artist, but she pulled off chalk drawings on a sidewalk Wednesday that seemed joyful enough to portray her “Smile, it’s contagious” message.

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