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Hood River County Reads kicked off its 17th season on March 4 with a book distribution event at the Hood River Library. This year’s book is “rough house” by local author Tina Ontiveros. 


With the help of HRATS, Hood River Area Trail Stewards, a new family-friendly training area is in the works in the heart of Post Canyon’s Mountain Biking Trail System. Post Canyon is located within the 30,000 acre Tree Farm in Hood River County, and the Family Man Staging Area connects the L…

Wouldn’t you like to buy a wide variety of tasty fruit and support the Mt. Adams Community 4-H club at the same time? The 4-H annual fruit sales drive has started. You can order oranges (half or whole box), fuji apples, grapefruit, kiwis, and d’anjou pears from any club member. Fruit is sche…

The Criterion Schoolhouse, located on the Oregon State Fairgrounds, was placed on the National Schoolhouse Register on Dec. 2. The Oregon Retired Educators Association submitted the nomination through its Save the Criterion School Committee. The National Schoolhouse Register is the Country S…

WHITE SALMON — The Friends of the White Salmon Valley Community Library will host a spring used book and multimedia sale Friday through Sunday, March 17-19, in the Sprint/Baker Gallery inside the library.

THE DALLES — The Dalles High School Drama Department, under the direction of Lowry Browning, presents “Freaky Friday One-Act Edition,” based on the Disney Channel original movie.

HOOD RIVER — After a three year pandemic pause, Soroptimist of Hood River hosts LUNAFEST, a fundraising festival of short films by and about women, on March 8-9 beginning at 7 p.m. at Hood River Valley High School’s Bowe Theater.

Welcome to March, the month when spring begins, we set our clocks ahead, and this year have the treat of a close conjunction of two planets. Nights are shorter, but days should be warming as the seasons progress. March is truly a transitional month.

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When the Cherry Festival arrives in The Dalles this year, it will be with a blast to the past, channeling the ‘50s with the theme “Homegrown Happiness.”

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Two very different books have been selected for this year’s community reads programs at the Hood River and The Dalles libraries, but the goal is the same: To encourage people of all ages to read and discuss books.

Circles of Care volunteers needed; Lyle Pioneer Days slated for May; Writer’s Talks continue at art center; Free community playgroup meets

Here’s some great news regarding Glenwood senior Allison McFall. Ally, daughter of Sara and Adam, was recently notified that she has been selected to receive Washington State University’s largest scholarship that is awarded to incoming freshmen in the fall. The Distinguished Regents Scholar …

This year marks the 17th anniversary of the Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour, where 40 local artists open their studios to the public for self-guided tours over the course of three days.


“On a dark and stormy night, six strangers arrive at a majestic mansion for dinner with a side of blackmail.”

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HOOD RIVER — Have a passion for automobiles? Like to talk to people? Think history is cool? Then join the Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum on Feb. 18 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to explore volunteer opportunities at the museum’s Volunteer Open House.

The Dalles Art Center (TDAC) is hosting “Bringing Out Our Best,” an exhibit of TDAC artist members juried by Yvonne Pepin-Wakefield and Nancy Bishop. Guidelines for entries required that “all art must have been produced in the last three years, and not been previously exhibited” at the art c…

If you read the Glenwood news very often, you know I like to brag a bit about our wonderful, caring little community. Here’s a prime example: Thursday, Jan. 26 was a very special night for our Glenwood school board directors. As the board members gathered for the regularly scheduled monthly …

Harmony of the Gorge Chorus has our Valentine Girls quartet ready for Singing Valentines on Tuesday, Feb. 14.

Celebrate Oregon’s birthday; Circles of Care info meeting; WSVEF hosts youth career day; Writer’s Talks resume at art center; Feeding the Gorge; Hands-on activities at Youth Center; Library hours survey; Full closures of bridge to end this spring; Towels needed for warming shelter guests

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