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Larger than Life

A snail, found in a nearby flowerbed and placed on a rain-splashed porch railing for observation, crawls along the wet wood.

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Train painting gifted to county

A painting that hung on the wall of the late Wilma Roberts’ studio in The Dalles has been gifted to Wasco County by a friend of the artist.

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Cajun Fiddle

Violinist and band leader Tom Rigney and his band Flambeau took Monday night’s audience at The Dalles High School on an upbeat musical journey through the passionate and danceable New Orleans style of Cajun, blues and American roots music.

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Parade Tricks

A young trick roper impresses the crowd on Third Street during the 2017 Northwest Cherry Festival Parade Saturday morning. For more photos from the Cherry Festival, visit http://www.thedalleschronicle.com/photos/galleries/2017/apr/25/cherry-festival-2017/

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Undergrads build prosthetic arm for 10-year-old violinist

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — The pressure was on for Abdul Gouda and his classmates at George Mason University: not only did their graduation depend on the success of their project, but so did the hopes of impossibly cute 10-year-old girl. Fifth-grader Isabella Nicola wanted to play the violin, but she was born with no left hand and a severely abbreviated forearm.

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Looking Back on April 23, 2017

From the archives of The Dalles Chronicle

TD named as Blue Zone site

Aiming for a “community transformation,” a health-promotion organization has selected The Dalles as its newest Blue Zones Project demonstration site.

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Get ready, get set...

The Davis Carnival is getting ready for Friday’s opening of the 2017 Northwest Cherry Festival, trucking in folded rides from their Tygh Valley base to the carnival site on First Street in The Dalles.

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Home and Lifestyle show at the Civic

The annual Bicoastal Media/Guild Mortgage Home and Lifestyle Show will open its doors Friday, April 21, 5 p.m. at The Dalles Civic Auditorium and will run throughout Northwest Cherry Festival weekend to Sunday, April 23.

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Cherry Festival calendar

Entertainment stage and general calendar of events for the 2017 Northwest Cherry Festival

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McGlothlin to lead Cherry Festival Parade

With a long history of service in The Dalles community to his credit, Timothy McGlothlin — a Lions volunteer and member of The Dalles City Council — has been selected to serve as Grand Marshal for this year’s Northwest Cherry Festival.

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Brother, sister named royalty

Mary Leighton said she plans to dress up for her role as this year’s Cherry Festival Queen Anne, but her brother, Chuck Sandoz, named King Bing, said, “I’m not.” The duo came into town for an interview the other day, taking a brief break from working at Sandoz Farm, a Mill Creek operation that’s been in the family since 1880. Asked how they got selected for this year’s royalty, Sandoz said, “I treat it like it’s jury duty. You kind of get called sooner or later.”

Expert to discuss lead ammunition

Leland Brown, an expert from the Oregon Zoo, will be speaking about the use of lead and non-lead ammunition for hunting at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum this Saturday, April 22.

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Planetree library services moved

Mid-Columbia Medical Center has closed its Planetree Health Resource Center office downtown The Dalles to build a digital platform.

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Ready to Scramble

Kids keep an alert eye on the Easter Bunny as they prepare for a mad scramble during the 16th annual Griffith Motors/Bicoastal Media Easter Egg Scramble Saturday at Sorosis Park.

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