Rod Runyon shares highlights of journey to honor U.S. vets
Memorial Day observances are being held in both The Dalles and Wasco, and organizers invite area residents to attend and pay respects to America’s war dead, veterans and active-duty troops. Jeremy Anderson, chaplain for Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2471, is the keynote speaker for The Dalles ceremony, which begins at 11 a.m. Monday, May 30, in front of the Veterans’ Memorial at Kelly Viewpoint.
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Fort Dalles Museum are participating in the 2016 Blue Star Museums, a program that offers free admission for all active duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and up to five family members, from Memorial Day weekend beginning May 28, through Labor Day, Sept. 5.
The Dalles High School senior Madeleine Morgan presents highlights of her exchange student trip to England at The Dalles Rotary Club meeting in the Civic Auditorium fireside room Wednesday.
His journey of nearly 7,000 miles is more than just an adventure to Rod Runyon, Northeast Oregon District captain for the Patriot Guard Riders; it is a quest that pays tribute to the nation’s fallen, prisoners of war and those missing in action. Runyon set out on the first leg of the trip Thursday with Army veteran Jim Smith, a former Oregon State Police trooper who also resides in The Dalles, and Bob Canavan of Dallesport, a Navy veteran who rides not only for PGR but the Gorge Gospel Riders.
The Dufur Annual Carnival, supporting the Dufur High School senior trip, is tonight, 5 to 8 p.m. in the school gym
Color the Gorge run/walk coming Saturday, register online by Friday
The KODL Classic Car Show served up 105 classic cars for the Northwest Cherry Festival show.
Tonkin and Subaru of America awarded Home At Last Humane Society in The Dalles with a donation during the Cherry Festival downtown The Dalles.
Name change will honor hero
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Three local artists of the Columbia Gorge are displaying a breadth of art at The Dalles Art Center, in an exhibit called “Pottery — Painting — Jewels.”
Event benefits Pink Project program for cancer patients