Gorge Life


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Savor Summer

Kids get into the getting out

Thinking of an educational adventure for your kids next summer?

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Salsa and scalawags: local events for late summer fun

Want to have some fun in these last days of summer? Here’s a selection of things to do in the Gorge in the next week or so.

Polling the parents: Vacation like the President

I’m feeling very presidential this morning, but not necessarily in a good sense. In fact, I’m not sure feeling presidential would ever be a pleasant experience. Maybe it would on that first day, one hand on the bible, the other in the air, when the whole world is watching as the Chief Justice of the greatest country in the entire history of humanity affirms that, in fact, you DID win the world’s most expensive popularity contest.

Parkdale News: Changes in Parkdale as school days begin again

Classes begin at Parkdale Elementary School, and throughout the district, on Tuesday, Sept, 2 with a few personnel changes, the biggest one being a new school principal after eight years.

Grange workshops show ways to ‘preserve the hunt’

As part of the ‘2014 Community Resiliency’ series organized by Stevenson Grange #121, the public is cordially invited to “Preserving the Hunt” presented by Master Food Preserver, Linda Peppers on Saturday, Aug. 30.

Entertainment Update for Aug. 27

MacMillan at Sandbar Café; McDougall in Dufur Aug. 30; more

Painting project on Husum bridge to impact traffic in September

Road work in the White Salmon River Valley won’t end with the resurfacing of State Route 141 this month.

Hiker rescued after fall on Mt. Adams

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — The Yakima County sheriff’s office says a hiker who fell and injured himself on Mt. Adams on Sunday has been rescued.

OSP Trooper badge stolen

Oregon State Police is asking for the public’s help to identify the suspect and recover a stolen police badge and ASP expandable baton taken from a trooper’s apartment in Government Camp.

Reptile Man draws crowd

Corralling a snake is not as easy as it looks, as Cara Perry of Parkdale learned Wednesday.

Harvest Quilt on display at ETC shop

Every Thread Counts (ETC) is now hosting the Harvest Quilt.

Community invited to New Parents Services’ 25-year celebration Sept. 4

On Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. at Hood River Valley Christian Church, 975 Indian Creek Rd., current and former staff, volunteers, board members, community partners, parents and supporters of New Parent Services will celebrate 25 years of making our community a better place to raise a family.

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: Singer-songerwriter Sam Baker in Hood River Aug. 24

When Sam Baker told me that part of his upcoming tour schedule included a train ride from Portland to LA, right after his Hood River show on August 24, I thought, “Hmm, that’s an interesting way to travel.”

Entertainment Update for Aug. 23

‘Hokum’ at Volcanic Aug. 22; Alonzo Garbanzo at Saw Tooth; more

‘At Home in the Wild’ presentation Aug. 26

Local photographer Peter Marbach will present “At Home in the Wild” at the Parkdale Library Aug. 26 at 7 p.m., a visual journey to his favorite wild places in the Mount Hood and Columbia River Gorge areas.