The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce invites community members to nominate businesses and individuals for recognition at the chamber’s annual banquet on Jan. 17, 2019. Nominations are due Dec. 7 at the chamber. Self-nominations will not be accepted.October 9, 2018 2:55 p.m. read more..
Community members are invited to learn more about a volunteer program to help the homeless during the winter months on Saturday. The Dalles HOPE Warming Place is hosting an open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 13 at the shelter site owned by St. Vincent DePaul, 315 W. Third Street.October 9, 2018 2:17 p.m. read more..
Chris Mumford was watching the television show “America’s Got Talent” one night and got a great idea. “We should have a national television show for veterans to show the world what they can do,” he said. The way to get that movement started, he decided, was to stage a local event and then encourage other communities to do the same.October 8, 2018 1:30 p.m. read more..
Local nonprofit Helping Hands Against Violence is planning a “dinner adventure fundraiser” featuring a locally sourced organic dinner and an escape room-like experience designed by local escape room experts Escape the Hood. The event is set for October 20th, 6 p.m., at Wildwood Academy, 13 Railroad Street, Hood River.October 5, 2018 2:39 p.m. read more..
A Gorge Economic Symposium is planned Friday, Nov 2, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Civic Auditorium in The Dalles. The annual event, organized by Mid-Columbia Economic Development District (MCEDD), was created to share economic and employment trends at the regional and county level.October 5, 2018 2:10 p.m. read more..
The “war to end all wars” involved more than 70 million military personnel, the vast majority from Europe. An estimated nine million combatants and seven million civilians died as a direct result of the bloody battles, according to historians. The war was believed to have helped spread the 1918 influenza epidemic, which caused 50 to 100 million deaths worldwide.October 5, 2018 1:50 p.m. read more..
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and a local veteran group is saluting families that had a loved one in the military from July 1914 to November 1918. The Mid-Columbia Veterans Memorial Committee will pay tribute to five local men who died in that multinational conflict that was called “the war to end all wars.” “We really want the businesses and community to participate in this year’s Veterans’ Day parade to show their support for veterans and to commemorate this important anniversary,” said Pat Lucas, organizer.October 5, 2018 1:48 p.m. read more..
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