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Pet of the week: ‘Sweet’ Cari loves people

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Cari as this week’s adoptable pet. This is a courtesy posting; for more information on Cari, please contact her owner, Craig Asher, at 516-729-0327 or craigash-er@me.com.

Roots and branches: Finns and Japanese: An ode to Oak Grove of old

The older I have gotten, the more reflective I have become.

Martz, Davis marry in Parkdale

Julie Renai Martz and Aubrey Mathew Davis, both of Parkdale, were married June 21, 2014 at the home of Ken and Alice Clarke in Parkdale.

Fitness events celebrate new OSU health college

Oregon State University Extension is celebrating the new accreditation of the OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences with two days of healthy activities in the Gorge.

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What does wilderness Sound Like?

Composer Christina Rusnak wants to let you hear what a wilderness area sounds like.

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Local volunteers replenish Parkdale Bicentennial Gardens

What Upper Valley residents are seeing lately isn’t a mirage, but rather the oasis of the Bicentennial Gardens in Parkdale, taking shape once again through the combined hard work and efforts of the Parkdale Garden Club, The Central Columbia Master Gardeners and the Parkdale Grange.

Judges pick best parenting photos

Eight photos have been selected as winners of the Columbia Gorge Parenting Education Awareness photo contest.

Entertainment Update for Aug. 20

Amber Charms returns Sept. 6; Music Thursdays at White Buffalo; more

Sam Baker in concert Aug. 24

Benefit for CGOA

The Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association is proud to present the singer/songwriter Sam Baker on Sunday, Aug. 24, at 7:30 p.m. at the Columbia Center for the Arts.

‘Plein Air’ event marks 10th year, September 2-7

This September, Columbia Center for the Arts (CCA) celebrates 10 years of Plein Air in the Columbia River Gorge. “En plein air” is a French expression which means “in the open air.” Each year, CCA invites artists and writers from around the country to come to the Gorge to participate in this annual competition and exhibition.

Working out the shrapnel on a cross-country ride

Bicycling Marines pass through Gorge in final leg of tribute ride

Two Marine veterans cycled into The Dalles Saturday afternoon on the final leg of their 4,400 mile ride to honor a fallen brother and raise money for a children’s charity.

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Families in the Park continue Aug. 14, 21, 28

Hood River annual concert series features Banjopunk Americana, a Heart Tribute band and a dance party with Hit Machine

Bounty of the Hood River valley is on display in Fruit Celebration, Aug. 16-17

This weekend, all along the Hood River Valley Fruit Loop, find berries, peaches, cherries, Gravenstein apples, the earliest pears, all kinds of fresh summer garden produce, apple treats, wine and hard cider tasting, and country fun for the whole family.

CAST holds autitions for ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’

The “Golden Days of Radio” will come alive during CAST’s holiday production of “It’s A Wonderful Life - The Radio Play,” by Philip Grecian, based on the film by Frank Capra.

Cascade Observations: Putting light to a face in the dark corner

I’m a list maker. When the school year ends each June, I make my “To do” list, envisioning a productive summer mixture of professional study, deep cleaning, overdue visits with friends, produce preservation and a bit of exploration

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