Gorge Life


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Ribbon cutting at Museum

Museum holds ‘Show Boat Night’ Oct. 7

“It feels great to cut the caution tape,” said Lynn Orr, History Museum of Hood River County director, before cutting the ribbon Sept. 22 on the restored M.F. Henderson wheel at the museum.

Entertainment Update for Oct. 1

Nancy Cook at Clocktower; Dramatic performance of the Tell-Tale Heart; more

‘Grape Escape’ returns Oct. 8

The White Salmon Valley Education Foundation (WSVEF) renews the annual Gorge Grape Escape on Saturday, Oct. 8. In addition to marking the Foundation’s first decade, the night will also launch the next, with a kick-off of the group’s anniversary endowment campaign.

Bluegrass Jamboree celebrates 17 years

The Tygh Valley Bluegrass Jamboree filled the Wasco County Fairgrounds last weekend with hundreds of musicians and fans of bluegrass and old-time music.

Discovery Center hosts ‘This Place’ discussion Oct. 8

“This Place” is a series of free, 90-minute community discussions sponsored by Oregon Humanities happening across the state this fall. One of these discussions will be in The Dalles on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 2-3:30 p.m. at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum, 5000 Discovery Drive.

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High school senior expands book box project

When Lucy Fine began working to bring “little free book boxes” to Hood River last spring, she had no idea she was laying the groundwork for something significantly bigger.

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All About Fall: Your guide to a bountiful, beautiful time in the Gorge

Fruit … Art … Food … Music … Fabrics

Walking towards the abyss: Different but the same

For those of you who are familiar with my prior writings, you know that I often like to communicate through humor. But today I’m feeling almost overwhelmingly sad, and I’m trying to channel that energy into something constructive and useful.

Gorge CROP Walk raises $5,000, and counting

Kathy Holmson of the Sept. 24 CROP Walk writes, “It was a beautiful day for a walk. Thank you to everyone who participated."

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‘Chaos of the day’ leads to happy end

The organizers of the Music Festival of the Gorge send out “a huge thank you to everyone that made this year’s event possible through their support, attendance, and donations.”

Gorge Home Tour raises funds and reaches goals

The first Modern Home Tour held in the White Salmon area “was a success as measured by the objectives that I hoped to accomplish with it,” writes organizer Tao Berman. The goal was to promote and highlight our community and raise money for under-privileged children.

Yesteryears: Paasch Road’s wood-deck bridge earmarked for replacement in 1966

Paasch Road’s wood-deck bridge was earmarked for replacement by the County Commission during a meeting here on Wednesday.

Call to artists: Art of Community seeks applications

Art of Community, Hood River BIG ART Walking Tour, is seeking artists for its third season.

‘Tell-Tale Heart’ at library Oct. 5

Christopher Leebrick will present a performance of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart” on Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Hood River Library. The show will also feature other spooky tales from around the globe and a discussion following the performance.

Entertainment Update for Sept. 28

Open Mic at White Buffalo; Meet the Artist: Ed Feely at Lyle Hotel Sept. 28; more