The Next Door’s two youth mentoring programs, Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of the Columbia Gorge and Mentor for Success (MFS), will merge under a new name, Gorge Youth Mentoring, next year. The new program will continue providing Gorge youth ages 6-21 with caring adult mentors, according to a Next Door press release.July 17, 2018 1:58 p.m. read more..
Area musicians are invited to join the “Blueberry Jam” session on the second and fourth Tuesday in the basement of the Civic Auditorium. The gathering, sponsored by Got Your Six, a group that formed two years ago to support veteran causes, convenes at 6:30 p.m. and continues until “whenever” twice each month.July 16, 2018 1:52 p.m. read more..
Military family members and veterans with Point Man International Ministries packed 16 boxes Thursday for shipment to a special operations team deployed to a combat zone in the Middle East. “We asked the community for help to get some snack and hygiene items together, and they stepped up to help us take care of these men,” said Dan Brophy, a Marine vet of Vietnam who is Point Man’s chaplain.July 2, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
Sorosis Park got small on Tuesday, real small, as The Mini Oregon Society held its Mini Meet West 2018 enveloping all things “Mini Cooper,” the English auto from the ‘60s with 10-inch tires and revolutionary transverse engine with front-wheel drive.June 27, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
“To all who shall see these presents, greetings. Know ye, People of The Dalles, that we have homefront personnel deployed in harm’s way. As we near the Fourth of July, our Independence Day, we urge all citizenry to show their appreciation for the many Freedoms America enjoys by coming forward with donations of gift and coin to care for our own,” said Marine veteran Dan Brophy in a formal declaration about the need for community help with Operation Outreach.June 25, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
Marvin Elsberry, a Navy veteran, was touched to be among Vietnam veterans who received a commemorative lapel pin last week for his service. However, he said being given the award did not wipe away the memories of abuse heaped on troops when they returned home.June 18, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
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