Gorge Life


Yellow, Friends

Seen this week, six medium-sized birds whose yellow plumage is unusual, at least for the Heights.

Big Brothers Big Sisters hold mentor appreciation luncheon

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge held its annual mentor appreciation lunch on Jan. 24 at Spooky’s Pizza in The Dalles in honor of National Mentoring Month.

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Justine Ziegler enjoys challenges of mentoring

Justine Ziegler has been Match Coordinator with Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) — part of The Next Door, Inc. — since June 2012.

The Ale List: 64 Growler Station to open in April

First, a BIG correction:

Help the Library win the million page challenge

A gauntlet has been thrown! Hood River County Library District has been issued a Million Page Challenge by the Pendleton Public Library and a combined team of the Harney & Lake County Libraries. This three-way race is to see which library’s patrons can reach one million pages first. With help from patrons, Hood River County could win.

Yesteryears: Silver gray squirrels released in county this week in 1935

1915: The first shipment of Northwest apples to be made by way of the Panama Canal arrived in New York last week and was unloaded in the pink of condition.

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Travelogue part two: Making friends in Kumari, Nepal

Jim Haun and Jim Pennington learn ways to sustain Kumari connection

On the morning of Dec. 1, seven of us and our driver piled into our rented Land Cruiser, including Jagat Lama and his two top associates, Chet and Chaundra, and the Kumari clinic pharmacist, in Kathmandu to visit his young son who was ill.

Parkdale News: The Upper Valley takes care of one of its own

To those living near the Columbia River, Parkdale seems a long ways to drive home to, but to those living at the base of Mt. Hood, this community is a special place not only for its beauty, but also in the closeness of friends and neighbors.

Harmony of the Gorge hosts ‘Girls’ Night Out’

Singers are invited to come and see what being a Sweet Adeline is all about on Jan. 27.

Entertainment Update for Jan. 28

HRVHS benefit show set for Jan. 31; Club notes for this week; save the date

‘Full Monty’ tickets, packages on sale

Tickets – but not just regular tickets – are now on sale for “The Full Monty,” at Columbia Center for the Arts Feb. 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 22 at 2 p.m.

Young Voices: What Being an Oregon pioneer descendent means to me

Starting in the early 1840s, whispers of a new territory rich with opportunity were beginning to reach the ears of those living in the east. Its name was Oregon, and it promised a fresh start for whomever dared make the journey west. It was the start of a mass exodus. Brave settlers craving better lives took their fates into their own hands, packed what they could into covered wagons, and left their old lives behind. They knew what they sought would be dangerous to obtain, and that many would not survive. But they were determined to fulfill their dreams, or to die trying.

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Pet of the Week: Larry is a playful, happy pup

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Larry as the program’s adoptable pet of the week:

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Teen donates to ‘Locks of Love'

Ruby Guenther, 17, a junior at Hood River Valley High School, donated 12-inches of her hair on Dec. 29, 2014, to Locks of Love.

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Walker sisters win art, essay awards from Sons and Daughters of Pioneers

Sisters Abby and Johanna Walker have won the Sons and Daughters of Oregon Pioneers (SDOP) 2015 Junior Awards in their respective age groups, announced SDOP Junior Award Committee Chair Maryjane Davey earlier this month.