Time to clean out garage

It’s time to clean out the garage and get debris ready for disposal at the 29th annual Community Clean-up on May 7. The Dalles residents can dispose of yard debris and other unwanted items by taking them to the collection site at the county yard — on the corner of West 10th and Walnut streets — from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is a limit of two standard-sized pickup loads per household.

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'Mom Prom' benefits Grayson

Last year’s “Mom Prom,” an elegant evening out for grownups, raised over $10,000 for a little girl in Hood River who was fighting cancer. This year, with twice as much time to plan, event co-organizer Kristen Labenske hopes to raise twice as much money, all for the benefit of Grayson Smallfoot, a little boy in Arlington with a severe form of spina bifida.

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Vet rewards caregivers

Five restaurants donate meals for ‘Hidden Heroes’

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Open mic features authors

The Dalles Art Center will host an open mic from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at The Dalles Art Center Gallery, 220 E. Fourth St.

Wyden tackles ‘drill pay’ issue

Patrick Wilbern, a former soldier and local veteran advocate, is cautiously optimistic that U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., has started the process to alleviate an “unfair hardship” for Guard and Reserve units. On Tuesday, Wyden announced that he had received word from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that his objection to interruptions in drill pay due to paperwork delays would be addressed. “I think this is a good start but Congress may need to take further action to be sure the VA follows through,” said Wilbern, a former staff sergeant with the Oregon National Guard who deployed to Iraq in 2010-11.

Lost & Found: Community in the age of the Internet

"Lost & Found: Community in the age of the Internet," will be the topic of discussion tonight at The Dalles Wasco County Library, 6:30 p.m., tonight, March 9. This is part of a spring series of free Conversation Projects, sponsored by Oregon Humanities. Through the Conversation Project, Oregon Humanities offers free programs that engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical to our daily lives and our state's future.

What's Happening for March 9

Announce your public, nonprofit activities here: E-mail to tdchron or drop off your information at the Chronicle, 315 Federal St., The Dalles.

Customer service class offered at CGCC

Columbia Gorge Community College is offering a new community education course this spring for customer service representatives serving Spanish speaking customers.

Google Wind Challenge sails to the Gorge

The third annual Google Wind Challenge is blowing into the Gorge on April 30 at the Civic Auditorium in The Dalles.

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A bee with the blues

A Bee plays blues guitar during the “Super Hero Machine Puppet Show” at The Dalles Wasco County Library Saturday, March 5. The performance took place in the children’s library and featured Penny’s Puppet Productions, a one-woman puppet company.

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Traditions of Compassion

Individually we are one drop, together we are an ocean,” a quote by Japanese poet Ryunosuke Satoro, set the tone for Thursday’s Tradition of Compassion Philanthropy Awards ceremony. The saying was read by Lexi Thomas, a junior at The Dalles High School, who joined her mother Celeste Hill-Thomas, head of the Mid-Columbia Health Foundation, as a moderator.

What's Happening for March 4

Announce your public, nonprofit activities here: E-mail to or drop off your information at the Chronicle, 315 Federal St., The Dalles.

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Service with a Smile

Distinguished Young Women of Wasco County participants and committee report their Pizza Night fundraiser at Spooky’s Pizza was a huge success.

What's Happening for March 2

­Announce your public, nonprofit activities here: E-mail to tdchron or drop off your information at the Chronicle, 315 Federal St., The Dalles.

Author explores gorge hiking opportunities

Oregon author Don J. Scarmuzzi will share his book on hiking the Columbia River Gorge Tuesday, March 8 in The Dalles.


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