Giving with a ‘heart of gold’

For at least the second year in a row, a group of anonymous donors gave a 1-ounce gold coin to the Salvation Army through its bell ringing program. The Canadian maple leaf coin was donated Saturday, Dec. 15 and was sold the following Monday in Portland for $1,216, said Lt. John Cardenas of the Salvation Army.

December 20, 2018 3:44 p.m. read more..

‘Wounded Warrior’ placard introduced

Starting Jan. 1, Oregon veterans who qualify for a disabled parking permit and have a service-connected disability that is VA-rated at 50 percent or greater may apply for the new Oregon Wounded Warrior parking placard from ODOT’s Driver and Motor Vehicles division (DMV.)

December 20, 2018 2:01 p.m. read more..

Recovery Grads

Karina Childers, left, and Krystal Perez, at right, are recognized by Wasco County Circuit Judge Janet Stauffer as they graduate from the Wasco County Family Dependency Court program Dec. 11.

December 18, 2018 2:30 p.m. read more..

A show of love and respect for a beloved coach

Scott McKay was all smiles as he spoke to community members, coaches, as well as current and former swimmers at a retirement ceremony organized by The Dalles swim team board of directors on Dec. 2 at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center.

December 14, 2018 3:01 p.m. read more..

‘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..


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