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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.

Two-day FamFest this weekend

Two days of family fun are planned this weekend at FamFest, a fundraising event held at Lewis and Clark Festival Park in The Dalles. The event is put on by ACTS (Acclaiming Christ through Sports), which did the inaugural FamFest two years ago.

Autism fundraiser tonight at Balch

Dufur native Whitney Hammel is hosting a fundraiser at the Balch Hotel tonight to raise money for a non-profit autism treatment training program she is starting in West Africa.

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Spanish radio show fills growing need

There’s a new radio show in town. Local radio personality Eloy Pando launched “La Onda Latina del Gorge,” or “the Latin Wave of the Gorge,” on June 4, and the program will air every Sunday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Social hub opens for people recovering from addictions

Ever since his family moved here two years ago, Rob Mendoza has wanted to provide a social outlet for people in recovery from addictions. That goal came to fruition last month with the establishment of Recovery Rising, a twice-weekly drop-in sober community center, providing an opportunity for people to play games like pool, ping pong and foosball.

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New Life Flight hangar finally takes wing

A group of dignitaries picked up their golden shovels Wednesday morning and marked the official groundbreaking for the construction of a new aircraft hangar at the Columbia Gorge Regional Airport in Dallesport.

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Trust receives bird conservation grant

Columbia Land Trust has been awarded a $5,000 grant from The Land Trust Bird Conservation Initiative, a group formed in 2013 by Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Land Trust Alliance.

What's Happening from June 4

Community event calendar from June 4

‘Connect to your cause’ fair Sunday

The first annual “Connect to Your Cause Fair” will take place Sunday, June 4, in Hood River and area residents are invited to come to the event to find out more about community groups and nonprofit organizations in the region.

What's Happening from May 21, 2017

Community event calendar from May 21

What's Happening from May 14, 2017

Community event calendar from the May 14 edition

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‘Pioneers of Year’ honored

Gary Conley and Rose Denslinger were named as the Wasco County Pioneer Man and Woman of the Year at the 95th Annual meeting of the Wasco County Pioneer Association Saturday, May 6, at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center.

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Ready for Mother’s Day? Plant sale is Saturday

Stumped for what to get Mom for Mother’s Day? Look no further than the annual spring plant sale set for this Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at City Park.

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Gleaners lose food facility

Windy River Gleaners has been handing out food to area residents from its facility at 3400 Crates Way since 2007, but the doors won’t remain open there much longer. “We found out that the building we currently occupy has been sold, and we need to find a new space,” said Kristen Burke, vice president of the Gleaners. “Everything will have to be moved from the building no later than May 31.”

Community cleanup is May 6

Residents of The Dalles can dispose of yard debris and other unwanted items at the 30th annual Community Clean Up event on Saturday, May 6.

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