Gorge Life


Munchkin fun returns to Museum

Munchkins at the Museum is back!

Entertainment Update for Sept. 26

Terry Evans returns to CEBU; ‘Left Coast’ at River City Sept. 25; more

Music Festival raises $7K for school programs

Local school music programs will get a boost as a result of the Music Festival of the Gorge, which premiered last week at Waterfront Park. The event raised $7,580.

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Maryhill Museum gets $1 million state grant

The Maryhill Museum of Art is set to receive a $1 million state grant to help repair and replace the historic building’s stucco exterior.

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Travel Oregon features Gorge culinary destinations

Double Mountain, Sunshine Mill, Camp 1805 selected

Foodie fanatics around the state of Oregon and beyond will now be able to connect eating with Travel Oregon’s “The 7 Wonders of Oregon” campaign through the tourism commission’s new Passport to Bounty feature.

Oktoberfest in Washougal, Arlington

Fall is in the air and it’s time for “Oktoberfest in Washougal.” Now in its third year, the event is presented by the Downtown Washougal Association and local brew pub, Amnesia Brewing, at 1834 Main Street, Washougal, Wash., on Oct. 2 and 3 from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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Yesteryears: New HR post office nearing completion in 1935

With the forms removed during the past few days, Hood River’s new federal post office, located on Cascade at Fourth Street, is now rapidly nearing completion and Contractor Hoffman will, it is expected, be ready to turn it over about the first of November.

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A Pillar Moves On: Community thanks Chuck Johnisee

Hood River parks and rec stalwart credits ‘working together with a lot of good people’

This was a summer-ending pool party with meaning.

Entertainment Update for Sept. 19

Music Festival of the Gorge Sept. 19 at Waterfront Park; Million Volt Man at Horizon Christian Sept. 18-22; more

Yesteryears: June Knudson new library director in 1975

Assuming duties as new library director at the Hood River County Library is June Knudson, who started work Sept. 8. She replaces Ellen Kimber, who retired Aug. 29 after 19 years with the library. During her first week, she said she is very impressed with the library as it is now. “I want to continue to find good and better ways for the library to serve the community,” she said.

Cultural Trust accepts applications for 2015 grants

Do you have a great art display or show you’d like to produce? Maybe you want to preserve or highlight some fascinating part of Hood River County’s cultural heritage?

‘Mystery Guests’ highlight 2015 Cemetery Tales program

Here’s who’s who for 6th annual historical tour Sept. 25-27 at Idlewilde

“Cemetery Tales” returns Sept. 25-27 to Idlewild Cemetery in Hood River.

Roots and Branches: Everyone needs a Circle of Love

Circles have aroused powerful feelings in mankind throughout time. They are the simplest of form whose imagery evokes continuous connection of past to present, present to future, across generations. Circles are found in all cultures often used to illustrate the meaning of infinity, their structure having neither beginning nor end. Like a well-worn wedding band, they are symbolic of lasting relationships, never perfect in shape, silken to the touch, beget by years of turning and stroking when worry, fear, or pain separates one from the joy of life.

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Orchard obscure: The unusual picks of autumn

Fun facts behind some lesser-known apples and pears of the Hood River Valley

All around the county, farmers are bringing in a variety of unique and/or heirloom apples and pears that just aren’t found in traditional markets.

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Hood River 6th grader wins state spelling bee

Sixth-grader Sean Counihan won the elementary division in the 7th annual Oregon Statewide Spelling Championship Sept. 5 at the Oregon State Fair, sponsored by Oregon Spellers.