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‘Tis the Season

The Dalles opened the holiday season in a big way Friday evening with the annual Starlight Parade that had entries based on the theme A Storybook Christmas.

November 28, 2017 1:17 p.m. read more..

Community Thanksgiving

Margo Vankat, right, serves potatoes at St. Mary's Academy during the Community Thanksgiving meal Thursday. Organizers said the flow of diners was steady throughout the day, supported by a host of volunteers who were busy serving, preparing and cleaning.

November 25, 2017 11:16 a.m. read more..

Community Thanksgiving at St. Mary’s

Prep work began Monday for the annual community Thanksgiving meal, which takes place from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Academy in The Dalles. The free meal is open to anyone.

November 21, 2017 2:07 p.m. read more..

Bigfoot debate: Spirit or science?

Last Friday night the Discovery Center hosted a lecture by Mel Skahan, called “Sasquatch & Spirituality.” Mel is a forester for the Yakama Nation, and he’s worked outdoors in that postion for over 20 years.

November 21, 2017 2:06 p.m. read more..

­­­A Holiday for Heroes

Eighty-five boxes are on their way to troops in Afghanistan and elsewhere in the Middle East thanks to the generosity of area residents, reported Chris Mumford, co-chair of the Holiday for Heroes Committee, on Friday afternoon.

November 18, 2017 11:48 a.m. read more..

Student shares birthday with vets

Evelyn Rogers, a third grader at St. Mary’s Academy in The Dalles, wanted to celebrate her eighth birthday in September by helping people in need. She asked family and friends to forego buying her gift and, instead, donate items for families who had been displaced by Hurricane Harvey in Texas in late August.

November 16, 2017 1:30 p.m. read more..

‘Once Upon a Winter Wonderland’

On the day after Thanksgiving, the 28th annual “Starlight Parade & Tree Lighting Celebration,” sponsored by The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce, takes place in the downtown business district. This year’s parade theme is “Once Upon a Winter Wonderland.”

November 16, 2017 1:27 p.m. read more..

A Stitch in Time

This handmade quilt will be up for raffle at St. Peter’s Holiday Bazaar on Nov. 18 at St. Mary’s Academy, 1112 Cherry Heights Rd. The bazaar, which has been an annual event for 39 years, opens at 9 a.m.

November 16, 2017 1:24 p.m. read more..

Gala Opening

The Granada Theatre in The Dalles reopened last weekend with “act after act” of Vaudeville, local bands, dancers and country legend music performers in the newly rennovated historic theater, originally built in 1929.

November 14, 2017 1:22 p.m. read more..

Local Marine celebrates with EMS challenge

Hal Woods celebrated the Marine Corps Birthday on Friday, Nov. 10, by challenging his fellow emergency responders to donate snack and hygiene items for care packages that will be sent to troops in Afghanistan. “I am reaching out to all of you in this community, especially law enforcement and firefighters who are on the front lines at home, to help give our warriors a touch of comfort,” he said.

November 11, 2017 11:31 a.m. read more..


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