Gorge Life


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YESTERYEARS: New Safeway store on Second and Cascade expected in 1947

Construction of a new building for Safeway Stores on property owned by the company at Second and Cascade streets is expected in the very near future.

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Pritchett, Haskins to wed

Katherine Ann Pritchett and Christopher Russell Haskins, both Hood River natives, have announced their engagement.

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Roots and Branches: Cherry Harvest

Cherry harvest has been exhausting with an “off again, on again” schedule that exasperates workers, farmers and packing houses with its unpredictability.

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Pick of the Week: Children’s Park public meeting July 20

The community is invited to a meeting on Thursday, July 20 to discuss the well-loved, aging Children’s Park at 6 p.m. at the Hood River Fire Hall.

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Travelogue: Panama

Aboard catamaran, bikes and ATVs on remote Caribbean islands

My teeth chattered. In my tiny backpack, there were no socks or long pants.

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The comfort of quilts: Comfort Quilt Project underway at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital

The Comfort Quilt Project is now underway by the Spiritual Care Department at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital.

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Master Gardeners hosts International Master Gardener Conference

Central Gorge Master Gardeners hosted two tour busses July 12 at OSU Extension.

Entertainment Update for July 19

2017 GorgeGrass July 27-30; more

Pet of the Week: Morgan is ‘calm and easygoing’

Morgan has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week. He’s about 1-2 years old, a 52 pound Am Staff, and he is one sweet, charming, and lovable pup — you just wanna cuddle with this boy.

Summer presentations continue at Moody/Rorick House, The Dalles

The second summer presentation at the Moody/Rorick House, located at 300 W. 13th St., The Dalles, will be “The Omeg Century Farm: Homesteaded in 1905,” on Saturday, July 22 beginning at 11 a.m. Mel Omeg will present.

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Celilo Chapter DAR seeks members, plans activities for summer months

The Celilo Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) are seeking new members interested in learning more about the national club.

Columbia Gorge Press releases Marbach calendar

Columbia Gorge Press announces the publication of Peter Marbach’s 2018 Columbia Gorge calendar.

Hood River County Fair returns July 26-29 in Odell

Reduced-cost ride bracelets available now

The 2017 Hood River County Fair takes place Wednesday through Saturday, July 26-29, at the Hood River County Fairgrounds, 3020 Wy’east Road, south of Hood River near the community of Odell. Gates open at 9 a.m. each day; additional attractions begin at noon, and carnival rides begin at 1 p.m.

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Tsai on Piano

Portland Piano International presents a free performance by Rising Star pianist Elisabeth Tsai at 2 p.m. on July 16 at Riverside Community Church, 317 State St, Hood River.

Church News: St. Mary’s to hold Kermes

VBS schedule

St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1501 Belmont, will hold a Gran Kermes (carnival) on the church grounds Sunday, July 23 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.