THE DALLES — Take a Harvest Moon walk, Monday, Sept. 20 under the full moon on The Dalles’ Riverfront Trail. Enjoy a one hour interpretive nature walk with a Columbia Gorge Discovery Center astronomer and guide.
With September, the end of summer arrives. The autumnal equinox, when the Sun lies directly over the equator, comes on Sept. 22 this year. The length of our days and nights are about equal.
Showing in August at The Dalles Art Center is the photography of Ernesto Méndez, an independent filmmaker, photographer and barista. Méndez worked two cherry seasons in the Columbia River Gorge and currently rescues old forgotten movies in a film preservation foundation in San Francisco, Calif.
“This is the coolest thing he has ever done in his life,” said David “Papa” Doede, above left, as he and his grandson Hudson Doede, 8, dissect owl pellets during an International Day of the Owl at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center last week. “Me too!” he added. “I’m living vicariously.” Guided…
This year’s “Show in the Shade” will be held at Riverfront Park in The Dalles Saturday, Aug. 14, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The park is located at exit 84 off Interstate 84. The event has traditionally been held at Sorosis Park, where work continues in revitalizing the park following the removal of de…
The Dalles Cascade Singers are back in action, preparing for the first live concert in 2021. This fall concert features music from the hit musicals “Anything Goes,” “West Side Story,” “Godspell,” “Rent,” and “Hamilton.” The concert is slated for October and the group is inviting new singers …
The performance of Annie Jr. filled The Dalles Civic Auditorium theater with sound and laughter over the weekend for the first time since the first performance of the play, scheduled for March of 2020, was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Additional performances are next weekend, 7 p.m…
As distance learning became the norm for the 2020-21 school year, many extracurricular activities — from sports to robotics, culinary and other clubs — had to get creative in order to operate at all. The Dalles High School Theater Department did just that.
The Spring Community Clean Up Event 2021 that usually takes place in May of each year is canceled, according to a press release from the City of The Dalles Public Works. To maintain social distancing and minimize the possible spread of COVID-19, the decision was made to again cancel the Spri…
The “Organ Crawl” featuring five historic pipe organs in The Dalles happens every other year, and 2021 is the year — only this time, the local tradition will be presented virtually.
On Jan. 27, after a ceremonial prayer, 103 Tribal members from throughout the Columbia River Gorge gathered at the longhouse and received first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Dalles Mayor Rich Mays said the city made a “seamless transition” to governing remotely after starting the pandemic with a few difficult months as it adapted to the situation.
James and Molli Martin, owners of Sunshine Mill, Copa di Vino and Quenett Winery in The Dalles, have officially completed their purchase of the Baldwin Saloon downtown.
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…
The new warming shelter in The Dalles has been full since its opening in early November, and while they started off without electricity, they do now and The Dalles City Councilor Darcy Long-Curtiss reports that operations have been going well with no major problems.
Christmas tree permits for the Mt. Hood National Forest are now available to purchase at local vendors and online through Recreation.gov. Purchase a permit, as well as download cutting area maps and tree cutting tips at tinyurl.com/mthoodtreepermit.
The Dalles — North Wasco County School District has appointed Dr. Judy Richardson to serve as a member of the school board for Zone 7, according to a news release.
Two local medical professionals are part of a new charitable organization to address the worsening decline in the college enrollment of women that has spiraled downward since the COVID pandemic began earlier this year.
Volunteer Carmen Myers, part of a team from Columbia Bank, hustles Thanksgiving Day meals to cars lined up in the parking lot outside St. Mary’s Academy in The Dalles to receive a holiday meal. In the background, shuttling meals from kitchen to delivery area, is fellow volunteer Henry Warth.…
Mallory Morrow of Wamic, mother of two children, Marco, 4, and Makhail, 2, is the 2020 recipient of the Bicoastal Media “Wheels of Hope” car, a 2014 Ford Focus.
Members of the Kiwanis Club of The Dalles gather at Sorosis Park for Kiwanis One Day, an annual day of service for Kiwanis clubs around the world on Oct. 31. Although was originally scheduled for Oct. 24, The Dalles club postponed due to weather. Paint brushes in-hand, Kiwanis members spent …
The Dalles High School Drama Department’s production of The Radio Play Disaster by Don Zolidis continues Nov. 19-20. Harlan Bean, the self-proclaimed genius, is attempting to make history with his sci-fi radio masterpiece “Battle of the Planets.” Unluckily for him, his play is in the hands o…
Mount Adams Ministerial Association (MAMA), an interfaith organization composed of religious leaders from area faith communities invites the public to attend its annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service Nov. 23 at 7 p.m.
Among the countless cancellations wrought by the pandemic this year was the annual United Way of the Columbia Gorge fall gala, which is normally one of the organization’s primary fundraisers. Other United Way fundraising events also have been canceled including the annual holiday benefit concert.
Six Rivers Dispute Resolution Center has been selected as one of five community mediation centers from around the nation to participate in a grant-funded pilot project. The project will develop conflict resolution and leadership skills in young adults (ages 21-35), with a focus on those who …
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) previously released guidance for schools which detailed a variety of learning paths they may take during the 2020/2021 academic year.
Oregon artists may now apply to a new Artist Relief Program created by the Oregon Arts Commission in partnership with The Oregon Community Foundation and the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation. Awards ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 will be distributed until the program fund, totaling ju…
Women who have primary financial responsibility for themselves and their dependents and have financial need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects can now apply for the Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards for Women. Applications are available online at bit.ly/LYDA-apply …
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