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Foleys to lead 23rd annual Cherry Festival parade

Couple played a role in shaping The Dalles

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Cherry Festival event calendar

Cherry Festival includes new activities

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Cherry memories from Marilyn Ericksen

My cherry memories are older than Jim Goff’s memories of Dalles cherries. (Could that be possible?) As a little girl we had cherries. We had trees in the yard that were remarkable. They had two kinds of cherries on each tree. The small orchard that was on the other end of the block had different kinds of trees in the orchard.

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Cherry Festival origins stretch back to 1940

The Northwest Cherry Festival story has several beginnings, including the 1979 launch of the modern festival. Some people trace its origins back to 1940, when Helen Spickerman of The Dalles was picked as Cherry Queen. She represented local growers with a full-fledged float in Portland’s Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade. But that auspicious beginning was not repeated the following year, and America’s entry into World War II after Pearl Harbor put the idea on hold.

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Lifestyle Festival features new exhibits

The annual Bicoastal Media/Guild Mortgage Company Home and Lifestyle Show will open its doors Friday, April 25, at 5 p.m. at the Civic Auditorium. The show continues Saturday, April 26, and Sunday April 27.

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Bikers bring Teddy Bears along for the festival ride

One thing about the Northwest Cherry Festival, it kind of makes a person feel all warm and fuzzy — especially if that person is a motorcycle rider.

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The Sceptres rock the civic Saturday

The Sceptres roll out their brand of 1960s rock and dance music for the After Hours Party at the Bicoastal Media Home and Lifestyle Show at The Dalles Civic Auditorium theater Saturday, April 26.

What's happening from April 18

Nonprofit events calendar from April 18, 2014.

Actor brings Einstein to life in Moro

Broadway and film veteran Duffy Hudson will bring Albert Einstein to life in a unique one-man show, “The Relativity of Albert Einstein,” Monday, April 21 at 12:45 p.m. during an assembly at Sherman Junior-Senior High School in Moro.

Local artists featured in 'Art Beat' exhibit

A handful of local artists will be featured in an exhibit honoring “Oregon Art Beat’s” 15th season on OPB.

What's happening from April 16

Nonprofit event calendar from April 16, 2014.

Pianist Matt Bowers appears for Civic benefit

Pianist Matt Bowers appears at The Civic Auditorium Wednesday, April 23.

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Arts and entertainment from April 17

Entertainment schedule from April 17, 2014.

What's happening from April 15

Nonprofit events calendar from April 15, 2014.

Table of Friends takes on 1920s theme in fifth year

Families First, a program of The Next Door, is hosting its fifth annual Table of Friends event Friday, May 2, at The Mint. With a ritzy 1920s theme, the dinner event and dessert auction will be from 6 to 9 p.m. This popular event directly supports Families First and their vital role in helping local families and children thrive.

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