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‘Ready, Set, Gorge’ Agencies suggest area travel ideas to mark Highway Centennial

In time for centennial celebrations of the Historic Columbia River Highway, three local agencies have come together to enhance the visitor experience along the ever-popular scenic route.

Entertainment Update for Aug. 10

John Bunzow at Stave & Stone; Kit Garoutte at The Pines; more

Discovery Center and Museum honored

Hundreds of museums celebrate the American West (including more than a few east of the Mississippi). But which ones stand out?

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Rockin' the park: Smooth moves grace Families in the Park

Hood River got its shake on with another slam hit Families in the Park Thursday.

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Cascade Observations: Find the good

I’m usually known as a cynic, but lately I’m more likely to be a sap. It’s my way of surviving.

Rehearsals start for Voci, Sinfonietta, and Jazz Band

In anticipation of an upcoming season of performances, Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association ensembles will soon begin rehearsals, and according to music director and conductor Mark Steighner, new members are welcome.

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Nominations for ‘Wheels of Hope’ now being accepted

The radio stations of Bicoastal Media and Mid-Columbia Medical Center are teaming up again this year to help a Columbia Gorge family in need.

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Dufur Days kicks off this weekend

Vintage Dufur Days fun begins Saturday morning, Aug. 13, with a parade down Main Street, Dufur, at 10 a.m.

Starry symposium: Gorge Night Sky events in Goldendale, The Dalles

The Mid-Columbia Economic Development District, Friends of the Goldendale Observatory and the Goldendale Chamber of Commerce invite you join them for the Gorge Night Sky Symposium, Aug. 18-19.

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Earth Bag Initiative: Aug. 17 summit starts plastic bag ban discussion

The community is invited to join a discussion, convened by Mayor Paul Blackburn, about reducing consumption of single-use plastic carry out bags by barring their use in Hood River County retail stores and encouraging use of reuseable carry out bags made with other materials.

UCC churches hold outdoor worship at Hood River Marina

Riverside Community Church and Bethel United Church of Christ invite community members to join in an outdoor worship on Aug. 14 at the Hood River Marina picnic area next to The History Museum of Hood River County.

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Yesteryears: Forest fires close campgrounds, Highway 35 in 2006

1916 — 100 years ago Work has started this week on the big community packing house which the Apple Growers Association will build at Van Horn Station. The building is located on the Mount Hood Railroad. It is 55 by 160 feet in size and will have a capacity sufficient for the fruit from the immediate neighborhood. Grading machines will be installed to expedite the work of packing. This is the first community packing house erected by the Association and is being built in response to the wishes of Association members in that section.

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Community creates masks for United Way

A series of mask-making workshops this summer throughout the Gorge are adding colorful, imaginative and festive visages to the Sept. 22 Fall Masquerade, a benefit for Columbia Gorge United Way.

‘Gray Century Ranch’ presentation Aug. 13

Wasco County Historical Society invites the public to a free presentation on the Gray Century Ranch by Nancy Gray Proctor on Saturday, Aug. 13 beginning at 2 p.m.

KZAS adds Nichols’ bluegrass show

KZAS announces the kick off of a new Bluegrass music show hosted by Mike Nichols starting Monday evening, Aug. 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. KZAS, aka Radio Tierra, is found at 95.1 FM in Hood River.

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