Gorge Life


School District fundraiser supports fifth grade ski trip

Mt. Hood Meadows and the Hood River County School District have partnered to provide every fifth grader in the district a day of physical education on the mountain.

Healing the Earth Unity Round Dance Oct. 22 & 23

Everyone is invited to the Healing The Earth Unity Round Dance in The Dalles hosted by Columbia River Indian Center.

Guitarist Ernesto Quilban at Tucker Road Baptist

Tucker Road Baptist Church invites you, your family, and friends to an evening of classical, Christian, Spanish, and Latin music performed by Ernesto Quilban

Gorge Fruit and Craft Fair returns to fairgrounds

Gorge Fruit and Craft Fair, presented by Griffith Motors, arrives Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15-16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hood River County Fairgrounds, 3020 Wy’east Road, near the community of Odell. Admission and parking are free.

Cascade Observations: Rest in peace, Bette

Recently, I had to write an obituary for one of my closest friends, Bette Johnson. I followed the guide from the funeral home and from this newspaper, dutifully including the facts — date and place of her birth, age at her passing (93), names of her parents and those relatives that survive her

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Yesteryears: Librarian’s salary raised to $85 a month — in 1916

Like Banquo’s ghost, the matter of the county librarian’s salary bobbed up again at the meeting held Monday by the County Court and City Council to pass on the budget submitted by the Library Board.

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On air, on stage: CAST presents two radio theater plays

‘The Maltese Falcon’ and ‘Casablanca’ continue this weekend

A double dose of classic stories forms the third annual radio theater production at Columbia Center for the Arts, with faithful takes on the classic stories “The Maltese Falcon” and “Casablanca.”

‘The Boys of ’36’ at WSVCL Oct. 15

In connection with the month-long KOOBDOOGA: Community Reads 2016 project, the Friends of the White Salmon Valley Community Library invite the public to view the 60-minute PBS American Experience film “The Boys of ’36” (2016) on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 2 p.m. in the library’s Sprint/Baker Gallery. Introduction and remarks will be made by Helen James, former competitive rower and gold medal winner in the US Rowing Masters National Championships.

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Downtown walking tours return

The fall series of walking tours of historic downtown Hood River, presented by The History Museum of Hood River County, has begun.

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The Porch for Oct. 8

WELL SAID: ”Ours is the age that is proud of machines that think and suspicious of men who try to.” — H. Mumford Jones (1892-1980)

Entertainment Update for Oct. 8

‘Full Moon’ screens Oct. 19; Secret Salsa hosts Zouk dancing; more

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Maltese Falcon-Casablanca

Radio theater performers Emelie Pennington-Davis and Bill Weiler rehearse a portion of Radio KZAS’ “The Maltese Falcon” and “Casablanca” at Columbia Center for the Arts.

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Mentors needed for BBBS and Mentors for Success

Calling all men in the Columbia Gorge! The Next Door is looking for 30 men in 30 days who are ready to say yes to mentoring!

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This month at MHTH: Dance classes at Mt. Hood Town Hall

When Amy Gray, Mt. Hood Town Hall manager, was approached by Gail Bacon, a professional Scottish dancer, about starting a class, Gray jumped at the chance to add a new course to the town hall’s flourishing schedule.

‘King Of Roads’ author Oct. 13 at Mosier Grange

Family Community Education announces E. Michael Friend’s presentation of his book “King Of Roads” at 11 a.m. on Oct. 13 at the Mosier Grange Hall. Lunch follows the presentation. The public is welcome.