I’m confused. Most of you are reading this column on June 16, but I’ve been writing it since I finished my last column because my wife and I are driving to California for my son’s college graduation on Saturday. As I’m writing, that will be this coming Saturday — but for you readers, it was …

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You’ve probably driven by it many times while passing through Parkdale and thought it might just be a few nice shrubs planted at the intersection of Baseline Drive and Dee Highway (Rt. 281). But, oh no, it is so much more that. This little plot of land is actually the Parkdale Bicentennial M…

HOOD RIVER — Visit Hood River opened a visitor center and office within common area space at the History Museum of Hood River County, located at 300 E. Port Marina Drive, Hood River, on May 1. The visitor center reopening is a significant leap forward for Visit Hood River, following a year o…

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Welcome to April. Our first full month of spring has plenty to see in the night sky, although you do have to stay up a bit later in the evening. At the start of April, sunset comes at about 7:35 p.m. By the end of the month, it will be about 8:15 p.m. before the Sun sets. The good news is th…

Maryhill Museum of Art will again be open to the public beginning March 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Timed-entry tickets will be required to limit the number of visitors in the museum at any one time. Masks are required. For tickets, procedures, policies and COVID-19 protocols, visit www…

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“Electric Power in Wasco County, Past and Current” is the topic of the fourth program of the Original Wasco County Courthouse 2021 Regional History Forum. The program begins at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, programs are taking place on Zoom and not at the histori…

“The Diaries of George Vause (1887-1983)” is the topic of the third program of the Original Wasco County Courthouse 2021 Regional History Forum. The program begins at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20.

Gorge residents are invited to participate in a celebration of the life, work and dreams of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. — virtually — on Monday, Jan. 18. The theme of this year’s celebration, sponsored by Gorge Ecumenical Ministries (GEM), is a paraphrased quote by Dr. King: “We are tied…

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Join historian and journalist David Mould on a journey to borders, both real and imagined in this virtual event at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13. 

In his latest book on travel, history and culture, Postcards from the Borderlands, Mould explores the meaning of borders. Are they simply political and geographical, marked by posts, walls and fences, or should we think of them more broadly? Some borders, set by surveys and treaties, take no account of geography, language or culture. There are borders within countries — physical, economic and social. And finally, there are the borders of our minds — the way we may think of unfamiliar places. 

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When Dr. Lynn Orr was interviewed by Hood River News in October 2015, shortly after arriving in her new job as director of The History Museum of Hood River County, she said, “I’ve always been captivated by the physical presence of objects and the stories they tell ... the time they were made…

This year our dine and drink business locations throughout the Gorge have suffered with closures. You can help support your favorites by purchasing take out and gift cards. Many of these business will offer curb-side delivery and some will deliver to your home. Let’s keep the Gorge going strong!

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