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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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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.”

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Passion play this week

The 39th annual Last Days of Jesus pageant takes place over three days this week at several locations in and near downtown The Dalles.

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A celebration in music

Playing music has a rejuvenating impact on many people, and members of the Gorge Winds Concert Band say their experiences have been especially rewarding.

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Young Irelanders

The Young Irelanders perform at The Dalles High School auditorium Tuesday night in a concert presented by the Mid-Columbia Community Concert Assocation. The performance included dancers Ayla Reid and Joe Duffey, in addition to musicians, left to right, Barry Lyons, Bodhran and vocals; Eoghan O. Ceannabhain, flute, concertina and vocals; Jayne Pomplas, fiddle; Laura Callaghan, banjo, vocals; Hugh Kennedy, accordian and Ian Kinsella, guitar and vocals.

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New owners embark on Granada journey

The new owners of the Granada Theater in downtown The Dalles held an open house Sunday that drew a large crowd.

Queen crowned Saturday

The Wasco County Fair Board invites the public to attend the coronation of 2017 Fair and Rodeo Queen Chloe Godwin, the daughter of Christl and Darin Molesworth.

Civic gears up for ‘real, true stories’ Saturday

Event to support auditorium

It won’t be your typical storytelling session. On March 25, a Portland-based group known as the Portland Story Theater will come to The Dalles Civic Auditorium to present a program called “Urban Tellers On the Road.”

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Shrek, The Musical

Lord Farquaad (Felix Brantner), left, interrogates the gingerbread man as to the whereabouts of Princess Fiona (Stephanie Ligamarri-Kunz) in Farquaad’s quest to be king during a dress rehearsal at The Dalles High School Wednesday night.

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