Gorge Life


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Getting snowed: Break out the shovels

This insanity must stop!

Community of Music: Concerts blend wide variety of music Jan. 22, 24

It has long been recognized that music is the “universal language,” and now local audiences will have an opportunity to hear many musical streams flowing together in one program.

Church News: New pastor, schedule at Pine Grove-Odell UMC

Community gospel choir at Riverside

Rev. Timothy Willis is the new pastor at Pine Grove-Odell United Methodist Church, and has announced the following Sunday worship service schedule.

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: Sold-out show features ‘30s style Barrelhouse Piano of Erick Haynie

I guess the first question of the New Year is: How fast did the “I Hate Cancer” concert coming up on Jan. 9 at the arts center sell out?

Entertainment Update for Jan. 9

‘Ron, Ben’ at Moth Jan. 9; American West at CEBU; more

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Up Up! Farm Film Festival: ‘Hanna Ranch’

Gorge Grown Food Network and the Rockford Grange present Up Up! Farm Film Festival, starting Jan. 15 at Rockford Community Grange, on Barrett Drive a mile west of Windmaster Corner, located south of Hood River.

Yesteryears: Mt. Hood Railroad adding special trains to Parkdale schedule in 1916

Complying with the recent recommendation of the Parkdale Grange, the Mt. Hood Railroad will this month run from the upper valley on two days special trains that will give residents of that section an opportunity to come to Hood River and do shopping or conduct other business, returning that evening.

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The Next Door honors Philanthropist of Year

The Next Door is honoring Jeannette Kreft-Logsdon as its 2015 Bonnie Benton Philanthropist of the Year.

Community Foundation looks ahead to 2016

For the fifth consecutive year, the Gorge Community Foundation provided more than $100,000 in grants and scholarships ($112,000) in 2015 to more than 50 organizations or institutions in the Columbia Gorge.

Training begins for certified ombudsman volunteers

Applications are now being accepted for Certified Ombudsman volunteers. A five-day training will be held in the Portland area beginning the last week of January. Those wishing to apply and be eligible to attend training should do so before Jan. 15. The training includes recognizing and reporting abuse, conflict resolution, long-term care and aging issues, elder law issues, investigating, and case reporting.

Music, art, cake and beer planned at ‘EdStravaganza’

Artists invited to donate works to help Ed Wilder

Plans are being firmed up for the Jan. 27 “EdStravaganza” art auction and birthday party for Ed Wilder at Butler Bank Social Club.

Entertainment Update for Jan. 6

Willie & Nelson at The Pines; Secret Salsa meets Jan. 8; more

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Rocking in the New Year

Sundiver headlines River City Saloon

Hood River rock band Sundiver cranked out a high energy set at River City Saloon on New Year’s Eve.

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Looking back at "Saturday Spotlight"

With the closing of 2015 and the start of the new year, we take this opportunity to look back on the faces and stories that made up our Saturday Spotlight—a weekly feature about how residents of Hood River County spend their days.

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The Readerboard Year, 2015: ‘Soul custody’ and other roadside words

Humor and homilies, friendly greetings, and fire and brimstone.