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‘Christmas Bags’ to help homeless

With Christmas just over a week away, The Dalles Community Meal organization is preparing for the numerous meals it serves over the holiday weeks. One board member, Klea Espy, is also busy with a separate task: collecting donations, buying supplies and preparing 50 large paper bags for the homeless, filled with clothes, linens, toiletries and food.

December 14, 2018 1:47 p.m. read more..


Warming shelter seeks volunteers

For the first time in its nine-year history, the Warming Place, an overnight winter shelter for the homeless, was unable to open a few cold nights recently due to lack of volunteers. The Warming Place has about half the volunteers it had last year, and just a quarter of what it had the year before that, said Ed Elliott, who chairs the Warming Place board. “We’re way down.”

December 12, 2018 4:33 p.m. read more..
 

Beloved teacher, choir director dies

Lloyd Walworth, a beloved retired high school choir teacher and founder of a community choir, died last Friday, Dec. 7, after a several-month battle with brain cancer. He was 72. “He’s a larger than life person,” said his widow, Diane Walworth.

December 11, 2018 1:30 p.m. read more..


A Festival of Trees

Community members turned out in force Saturday morning for the Community Day portion of the Festival of Trees, sponsored by Avenue Properties — The Gorge.

December 11, 2018 1:29 p.m. read more..


Gorge railroads topic of talk

Learn about the history of railroading in the Columbia River Gorge from Bill Burgel, former chief train dispatcher for Union Pacific, Friday, Jan. 25 at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles. Tickets for the 6 p.m. dinner and program are $16, 7 p.m. program only, $5.

December 7, 2018 2:41 p.m. read more..


Party, video shoot planned

Gorge Community Music (CGM) in The Dalles celebrates Saturday, Dec. 15, with a Christmas Party and live video shoot from noon to 3 p.m. GCM is located at 410 E. 2nd St., The Dalles. Immense Imagery will be capturing the official launch of GCM’s own line of handmade Hawai’ian hardwood “Ho’okipa” ukuleles, and GCM co-owner Caleb Prescott is hoping to get the community involved.

December 7, 2018 2:33 p.m. read more..
 

Project ELFF

Volunteers were sorting donated food items destined for Christmas boxes during the ELFF Food Drive (Everybody Loves a Fire Fighter) Wednesday night. The three-day drive covered The Dalles Tuesday and Wednesday nights and Dallesport Thursday night.

December 7, 2018 2:18 p.m. read more..
   

Celebrating a ‘Hollywood Christmas’

Cool temperatures and intermittent rain were unable to dampen the holiday enthusiasm of those attending The Dalles’ Starlight Parade Friday evening, as parade goers enjoyed the light parade entries, hot chili and a community Christmas tree lighting ceremony and visits with Santa at The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce following the parade.

November 27, 2018 1:50 p.m. read more..


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