Gorge Life


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Gorge Floods of ’96 revisited

Roads ruined. Houses damaged. Irrigation systems broken.

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What's going on for Valentine's and President's Day?

Here's your weekend activity guide.

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Cascade Locks Port will rebuild historic engine building

The Port of Cascade Locks plans to give the 154-year-old Oregon Pony steam engine a new home.

Entertainment Update for Feb. 13

Entertainment Update for Feb. 13.

Arts center celebrates 10 years with free Kick-Off Party

Columbia Arts Center is kicking off its 10th anniversary with a day of free art events for the public.

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Aporkalypse: Bacon contest fattens coffers at Helping Hands

A packed house of more than 200 attended the fourth annual Aporkalypse fundraiser for Helping Hands Against Violence on Jan. 29 at Springhouse Cellars.

YESTERYEARS: DaKine, Pro Motion relocating to Hood River in 1986

Sailboarding Scoop — Port of Hood River Manager Jim O’Banion notes that three sailboard industry manufacturers are planning to set up shop here this year. Da Kine, an international sailboard accessory firm, plans to locate a regional facility here starting next month. Pro Motion, which operated a sail-making operation next to the post office last year, will return this season and will consolidate other regional offices into a central location here. And a Vancouver, B.C., firm also reportedly will locate here. All three firms will be based on port-owned properties.

Cascade Observations: Sweetness of Winter

It must be February. The candy aisles are turning pink and red, enticing us to purchase sweets for our sweeties. It’s the month when we compose our own statements of affection or ask Hallmark for help in expressing our amorous feelings.

Second Saturday will be all about pilots

Want to learn all about being a Hood River pilot? Come on by the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum on Feb. 13 for a special talk sponsored by Classic Wings at 11 a.m. about Hood River pilots.

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Father of the Bride

Show opens Feb. 12

The vexing phone keeps ringing and it’s attached to a cord coming out of the wall. The furniture has doilies on it, teenagers read the newspaper at the breakfast table, and a middle class suburban family employs a maid.

Sinfonietta, Stephen Seifert, pay tribute to America in music Feb. 26 and 28

The Columbia Gorge Sinfonietta, Hood River String Quartet, and special guest artist Stephen Seifert will gives audiences a sampling of great music from — or inspired by — America.

Entertainment Update for Feb. 10

The Mid-Columbia Community Concert Association brings pianist Krill Giladkovsky to The Dalles on Friday Feb. 12

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‘Finding Frémont’ exhibit opens Feb. 20

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum opens a new traveling exhibit, “Finding Frémont: Pathfinder of the West,” Saturday, Feb. 20.

Second ‘Regional History Forum’ Feb. 13

Local historian Sandy Bisset will share photos and stories at the Original Courthouse, 410 W. Second Place in The Dalles on Saturday, Feb. 13.

Learn the art of personal storytelling

Humans tell stories — to remember, to understand, to connect with each other. Everyone has a story (or two, or four, or ...) that deserves to be told. People can come to find out how to tell their own stories.