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United Way awards $275K

Columbia Gorge United Way awarded $275,000 to 36 agencies in the Mid-Columbia region Tuesday at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn. Jeff Heater, president of the United Way Wasco/Sherman Council, said a record number of contributions came in from area residents and businesses in 2016, which allowed more local programs to receive assistance.

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Solar viewing, eclipse presentations

Bob Yoesle from Friends of the Goldendale Observatory will present a solar viewing Saturday, Aug. 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, weather and clouds permitting.

What's Happening from July 23

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Working with Wonder

Children’s Museum hits 40

The fun never seems to stop at the Wonderworks Children’s Museum of the Gorge.

What's happening from July 16

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Lottery funds give the Civic a giant lift

Those lottery tickets everybody buys and few win with are about to pay off handsomely for The Dalles Civic Auditorium.

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Block party supports United Way

Community members are invited to a block party Friday that not only provides an evening of fun but helps take care of the area’s most vulnerable populations. Funds from the fifth annual benefit concert hosted by the United Way Wasco/Sherman Council are used in 36 different programs, including those to help domestic violence victims, developmentally disabled adults, seniors on limited incomes, needy families, runaway teens and the homeless.

What's Happening from July 9

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Medical outreach helps domestic abuse victims

Domestic violence victims who had an intervention from a health care provider saw a 71 percent reduction in coerced pregnancies versus a control group, a study found. The local domestic violence prevention organization, HAVEN, hopes to get more local care providers to participate in a low-key intervention that reaches out to patients about how their lives are going.

What's happening from July 2

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Civic’s ‘Fireside Room’ gets new look

The Fireside Room at The Dalles Civic Auditorium does not look “drab and dreary” any longer. Thanks to a repainting project completed earlier this month, the room has taken on a lively and attractive new persona.

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‘Maker in Residence’ coming to library

The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library will host its first ever Maker in Residence visit in July. Artist and professor Arthur Hash arrives from Providence, R.I., where he is a professor of contemporary jewelry and advanced 3D digital manufacturing at the Rhode Island School of Design.

What's Happening from June 25, 2017

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Home at Last launches kennel project

Home at Last Humane Society of The Dalles is embarking on a major renovation project that the shelter’s dogs are likely to love. “We’re launching a capital campaign to have the main kennel area completely redone,” explained Anita Clason, shelter manager.

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Library unveils new media room

OR Cultural Trust, Google provided most of funding

The Athenaeum — the fancy and unusual name for the innovative new Teen Programming and Digital Media Room at The Dalles-Wasco County Library — is now open for business. At noon on Thursday, approximately 80 people attended a grand opening for the new facility, geared to provide young community members with a place of their own to study, create, and learn.

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