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Reptile Man draws crowd

Corralling a snake is not as easy as it looks, as Cara Perry of Parkdale learned Wednesday.

Harvest Quilt on display at ETC shop

Every Thread Counts (ETC) is now hosting the Harvest Quilt.

Community invited to New Parents Services’ 25-year celebration Sept. 4

On Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. at Hood River Valley Christian Church, 975 Indian Creek Rd., current and former staff, volunteers, board members, community partners, parents and supporters of New Parent Services will celebrate 25 years of making our community a better place to raise a family.

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: Singer-songerwriter Sam Baker in Hood River Aug. 24

When Sam Baker told me that part of his upcoming tour schedule included a train ride from Portland to LA, right after his Hood River show on August 24, I thought, “Hmm, that’s an interesting way to travel.”

Entertainment Update for Aug. 23

‘Hokum’ at Volcanic Aug. 22; Alonzo Garbanzo at Saw Tooth; more

‘At Home in the Wild’ presentation Aug. 26

Local photographer Peter Marbach will present “At Home in the Wild” at the Parkdale Library Aug. 26 at 7 p.m., a visual journey to his favorite wild places in the Mount Hood and Columbia River Gorge areas.

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A boss already at 17, Jenni Packer sees a future in agriculture

Jenni Packer, 17, will start her senior year at Hood River Valley High School in September. Like many of her peers, she plays sports (right now, it’s volleyball; in the spring, it will be softball) and is looking forward to “doing all the senior activities” in the coming year.

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

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