Gorge Life



Searching for memories

No stranger to road-trips, local author Teresa Bruce recommends ditching the overly-convenient GPS and going for big, crinkled fold-out maps instead. Though she currently lives in Washington, D.C., Bruce came home last week to visit family that still lives in Maupin and stopped by Klindt’s on May 14 to talk about her memoir, “The Drive: Searching for Lost Memories on the Pan-American Highway.”

May 22, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Cherry fruit fly emerges in area

The first capture of the western cherry fruit fly occurred at the Oregon State University (OSU) Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research and Extension Center (MCAREC) station in Hood River May 20, one day later than the OSU model predicted, according to Ashley Thompson, Assistant Professor of Horticulture at OSU.

May 22, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Piece by Piece

Quilting is becoming more popular in the Gorge after dying down in the years following a boom of popularity in the 1930s and ‘40s, said Kim Vogel, president of the Columbia River Gorge Quilters Guild.

May 18, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
  

Back in time with ‘Xanadu, Jr.’

It’s not often that modern-day middle-schoolers are willing to embrace ‘80s fashion choices like crimped hair and legwarmers, but The Dalles Middle School’s student cast and crew dive straight in with their performance of the ‘80s pop-rock musical comedy “Xanadu, Jr.”

May 10, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


‘Pioneers’ celebrate deep family roots

Wasco County Pioneer Association named the 2018 Pioneers of the Year — John Lundell and Joanne Brewer — Saturday at its 96th annual meeting at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center. Attendees had a rare opportunity to view 80 of the association's collection of over 250 picture boards.

May 8, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Art exhibit bridges differences

A free photography exhibition is on display inside the vacant Brama Cafe building, 303 East Third Street, 3-6 p.m., Tuesday-Friday every week through May 28. Friday’s grand opening featured a chance to meet a dozen or so of the photographers in attendance, live music from acoustic guitarist Benjamin Blakely, light refreshments and a People’s Choice contest where attendees voted for their favorite photo.

May 7, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

National Day of Prayer

A crowd gathers May 3 at the Wasco County Courthouse to “Pray for America Unity”” as part of the National Day of Prayer.

May 4, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Six honored for ‘Eagle Watch’ support

Six volunteers were honored for long-time support of The Dalles Dam Eagle Watch with Volunteer Excellence Coins from the Corps Foundation. “What volunteers began as a one-time event for our agencies has snowballed into an annual expectation by the community. It continues to grow, thanks to our excellent volunteers,” said Amber Tilton, a park ranger with The Dalles Lock and Dam.

May 2, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Master Gardener plant fair May 12

Start your garden off right! Get your plant starts from your local Wasco County Master Gardeners at our annual Spring Plant Fair Saturday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Dalles City Park, located at Fifth and Union streets.

May 2, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Cherry Festival Run attracts nearly 100 harriers

Nearly 100 harriers turned out for the Cherry Festival 3k, 5k and 10k, Run/Walk held at Dry Hollow Elementary School in The Dalles last Saturday with the 3k event producing the closest finish, as the top four runners were separated by less than three minutes.

May 1, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

Sharing an inner vision

Artist Chris Pothier has been a professional artist for about 19 years, creating fine art paintings in oil and commercial projects in a variety of media, and is now passing on his skills, techniques and passion to students in area through oil painting classes at The Dalles Art Center and Mary-hill Art Museum.

April 27, 2018 3:19 p.m. read more..

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