Gorge Life


Pine Grove News: Historic church hosts Chritmas Eve Service

The congregation of the Pine Grove /Odell United Methodist Church is hosting the Twilight Service on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 24 at 4 p.m. The service will be held at the Historic Pine Grove Methodist Church at 2415 Eastside Rd.

Parkdale News: Churches of the Upper Valley celebrate Christmas

The Upper Valley is gearing up for the religious holiday with special church services for those who are wanting to celebrate.

Roots and Branches: ‘Justice for all’

Minoru Yasui inspires

An enthusiastic class of sixth graders at Hood River Middle School under the mentorship of Sarah Segal has been exploring the life of Minoru Yasui, a native of Hood River and one of our nation’s unsung heroes.

Gorge Winds Band plays Christmas Concert Dec. 21

The Gorge Winds Concert Band will be presenting its 15th annual Christmas Concert on Sunday, Dec. 21, at 2 p.m. The concert will be held at the Civic Auditorium in The Dalles, located at the corner of Fourth and Federal streets.

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Annual questions: 7-year-olds talk about life now and what is ahead

Tracks to '26

“Tracks to ‘26,” a yearly inquiry into what drives and inspires six young hearts and minds, returns for Installment 2 of 13.

Advent and Christmas: Updated for Dec. 17

Valley Worship Center is hosting a one-hour Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. on Dec. 24, including the reading of the Christmas story, Christmas caroling and a candlelight ceremony. The church is located at 5780 Hwy 35 in Mt. Hood.

Entertainment Update for Dec. 16

Mark Womble plays Dec. 20; more

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ to air on Radio Tierra Dec. 25

A holiday gift to the Gorge arrives Christmas Day. Columbia Center for the Arts and Radio Tierra are joining up to air It’s a Wonderful Life on KZAS FM. The show will broadcast at 2 p.m., Dec. 25, on 95.1 Hood River, 95.9 Stevenson, and 107.7 The Dalles.

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Wilderness Society honors Darryl Lloyd

Darryl Lloyd was hungry, literally, for his latest prize-winning photo.

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Dec. 20 concert benefits Lila May Schow

Lila May Schow, whose family is facing indefinite travel plans and new medical deductibles in January in her fight against cancer, will be the beneficiary of a concert Dec. 20 at the Hood River Middle School auditorium from 7 to 9 p.m.

Giving thanks in a season of red, green … and pink

Scouts held a Spookoree event at Rasmussen’s Farm to publicize Scouting fun.

Advent and Christmas services, updated for Dec. 13

The Parkdale Community Church Choir will sing the Christmas Cantata, “Love Came Down at Christmas,” during the service at 10:45 a.m. Dec. 21.

Last Chance Holiday Bazaar Dec. 13-14

A favorite event of procrastinating shoppers — the Last Chance Holiday Bazaar — takes place at the Hood River County Fairgrounds Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 13-14.

How to Help: Updated for Dec. 13

Giving Tree — For the 20th year, John L. Scott realty offices host the Giving Tree. Gifts will be distributed to needy families in the area. Gift tags can be taken from trees located at any of the following John L Scott offices: 1000 W. Steuben, Bingen; 3206 W 6th St., The Dalles; 138 NW Second St., Stevenson; 512 Cascade Ave., Hood River.

Entertainment Update for Dec. 13

Robert Blake at CEBU Lounge; ‘Ritual’ at Springhouse Dec. 16; more