Gorge Life


Marimba ‘Mid Winter Party’

A marimba “Mid-Winter Dance Party” for all ages happens Feb. 19 at Bingen Theater in Bingen.

YESTERYEARS: School District No. 3 projects new high school on May Street in 1926

A number of important matters were disposed of by the board of directors of School District No. 3 at the meeting last Monday. Among the subjects which came up was that of the projected building of a new senior high school on the new tract on May St., which was originally acquired for a union high school site. The question is one which, at a later date, will probably be submitted to the taxpayers for consideration and decision.

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Are You Ready? Survival 101

Experts list the simple tools of staying alive

Hood River is known as an outdoor mecca, and with the increase in traffic comes an increase in the calls for lost or injured recreationalists.

Lyle School celebrates standout science student

Gage Mattox, Lyle High School 11th grader, has been nominated and accepted to attend the prestigious National Youth Leadership Forum for Medicine this summer at the University of California Berkeley.

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Museum thanks Gilbertson

Friends and associates gathered last week to thank Dottie Gilbertson, at right, for her years of service to the History Museum of Hood River County, as she steps down from the Hood River Heritage Council.

Entertainment Update for Feb. 3

Garoutte plays White Buffalo; Two Darn Bad plays Feb. 4; more

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: Imagining a world with no winners and no losers

I ask a lot of folks how and why they got started in music, and their answers are always enjoyable because of personal reasons near and dear to one’s heart.

Up Up! Farm Film Festival continues Feb. 12 at Rockford Community Grange

Gorge Grown Food Network and the Rockford Grange will present the next movie in the Up Up! Farm Film Festival series on Feb. 12 at Rockford Community Grange, on Barrett Drive a mile west of Windmaster Corner, located south of Hood River.

‘Thomas Condon: Of Faith and Fossils’ to show at Discovery Center

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, in partnership with OPB, presents an advance screening of the new OPB Oregon Experience documentary, “Thomas Condon: Of Faith and Fossils,” Friday, Feb. 12 at the Discovery Center, located at 5000 Discovery Drive in The Dalles. An optional lasagna dinner will be served at 6 p.m. for $15, followed by the film at 7 p.m.

Gorge Owned: Sense of Place lecture focuses on ‘hoppy history’

Just 30 years ago, American beer drinkers didn’t have many options. The U.S. only had about five breweries, and most were brewing light lager-style beers.

CHURCH NEWS: Quartet makes stop at Tucker Road Baptist

Keepers of the Faith Quartet will be at Tucker Road Baptist Church, 1455 Tucker Road, Hood River, on Feb. 5. The free concert will begin at 7 p.m., with church doors opening at 6 p.m. for those who would like to come early.

Entertainment Update for Jan. 30

Marimba dance party benefits Peace Village Feb. 19; Mesa, Reynolds at The Pines; more

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Amphibian and fowl unafraid: HR author talks new kids’ book

Suspense, comedy and animal friends await readers in Hood River author D.J. Griffin’s new children’s book, “The Adventures of Frog and Duck: Wanderer in the Woods.” A tale based on bedtime stories Griffin once told his daughters, “Frog and Duck” follows two buddies who get lost in the forest and need to muster all their wits and bravery to make it out safely.

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About 400 people packed the hall for ”EdStravaganza,” the 51st birthday party for Ed Wilder on Jan. 27.

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Warming Shelter: Helping Those Who Are Without

“I hear so much flak out on the street. I get flipped off, people say ‘get a job.’ I hear so much BS — it just rolls off my shoulder. I’m like, ‘Whatever you think, it doesn’t matter anymore. I’m goin’ on.’” — Chuck, a Warming Shelter guest