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The Dalles is kicking off spring break with Kids Quest, a Life in Christ event for kids ages 4 to 12, at the Granada Theater downtown Monday through Wednesday, March 25-27, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each day. The event is free, and doors open at 6 p.m.

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Serious Theater company in The Dalles performs War of the Worlds, a production based on the iconic 1938 CBS radio broadcast by Orson Welles, in the basement of Zion Lutheran Church. Music and sound effects are used throughout the performance. Pictured above are, left to right, Shane McCarthy…

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Garry Estep rehearses on the organ at St. Peter’s Landmark while Cascade Singers’ director, Miles Thoming-Gale, looks on. Estep joins the Singers, along with Victor Johnson, the River City Dudes barbershop quartet, members of Barley Draught, and other instrumentalists, for “St. Pat’s at St. …

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The Dalles High School Theatre Department presents a tale as old as time, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays, March 14-16 and March 21-23, at 7:30 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinees March 16 and March 23.

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Local performing arts group Serious Theater has announced they are extending their production run of “The War of the Worlds” an additional weekend thanks to positive feedback received from audiences.

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A fox sparrow approaches a feeder near The Dalles. Fox sparrows are similar to the song sparrow, which is also common in Wasco County, but are larger and bulkier, with a heavier and more yellow bill.

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The local chapter of Ducks Unlimited celebrated their 34th year with a fundraising banquet and auction at the Hood River Inn. More than a hundred donors in Hood River and The Dalles contributed items. Young Ducks Unlimited members also received prizes at the banquet; pictured is a “Greenwing…

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Jenni Donahue, an instructional aide at Parkdale Elementary, was chosen as the SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) Volunteer of the Year for the program’s Northeast Area, which serves Baker, Gilliam, Hood River, Morrow, Umatilla and Wasco counties.

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On Friday, March 8, 7 p.m., Bonneville Power Administration Library and Visitor Center archivist Libby Burke will give a talk at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center on its new exhibit, “High Voltage—BPA and the HVDC Test Center, 1963-2017.”

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Columbia Gorge Community College will host Oregon poet Clemens Starck at their Hood River/Indian Creek campus Thursday, March 7, 7 p.m., for a free reading event.

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Historic photos and family stories featuring a nearby Japanese farming settlement in the early 20th century will be featured Saturday, March 9. The rescheduled Regional History Forum program takes place at the Original Wasco County Courthouse, 410 W. 2nd Place, The Dalles. 

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A colorful snowman with warm gloves braves the weather between Dufur and The Dalles.

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It’s that time of year again. Buddy Bowl, The Next Door, Inc.’s annual fundraiser for youth mentoring programs—now in its second year, and formerly called Bowl for Kids Sake—is scheduled for March 2 at Orchard Lanes in Hood River.

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Students at Chenowith Elementary will present “Seussical the Musical, Kid,” Friday, Feb. 28, 6:30 p.m. at the school cafeteria and Sunday, March 3, 2 p.m.  Tickets are $4.

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If it were on an episode of “Antiques Roadshow,” a French doll and her clothing, newly on display at the Discovery Center, would definitely be a “find.” The doll, dating from about the 1850s, has exquisite hand-made finery, which sparked the concept of children’s “fashion in Paris,” a doll appraiser told the museum.

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A man and his cows patiently wait out a snowstorm at their home on E. 14h St., east of Oregon St.

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A Dimetrodon, or prehistoric reptile, dominates a yard on 15th St. near Oregon. “I love dinosaurs,” explained creator Conner Wilson, 9, pictured at right. He was assisted by his brother Bryce, 6, who built a blue cave visible in the background.

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Dennis Miller had time to kill while he was stuck for 18 ½ hours in the epic Interstate 84 westbound shutdown Tuesday and Wednesday by Cascade Locks.

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Amanda Phillips’ favorite days are when she puts in six miles of running in the morning and then another 15 after she finishes teaching girls’ PE at The Dalles Middle School. “You get such a great feeling of accomplishment,” she said of those 21-mile days.

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An inaugural event to provide services to the homeless drew about 100 people Jan. 30, far exceeding the organizers’ expectations. Called the “Community Connection,” the event was created by The Dalles Housing Solutions Coalition to not only reach the homeless, but those who can help the homeless.

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A mature bald eagle spreads its wings while perched in the area of the John Day Dam in this photo captured by the photographic team of Gary Elkinton and Carl Gentry, both of The Dalles.

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Put three accomplished tattoo artists under one roof and watch the friendly competition commence. Between them, Jacob Hanks, Jon Heiser and Denver Monaghan have over 40 competitive awards in their various specialties. They line the walls at their bright and roomy new location, at 1101 W. Sixth St.