Gorge Life


‘Something to Talk About’: Celebrate Bonnie Raitt, the queen of the bottleneck blues

All Bonnie Raitt songs, all night. “Something to Talk About” will feature star Portland performers Lisa Mann, Anne Weiss, Bre Gregg, Ara Lee, Shelly Rudolph, Mark Bowden, Rich Landar, and Dan Stueber in a show that will be a rocking romp down memory lane and an in-your-face authentic blues-soul-folk diva power performance on Saturday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the Columbia Center for the Arts.

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Marbach holds second holiday open house

Peter Marbach’s second annual Holiday Open House will be held Nov. 14 and 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at his cozy studio at 3121 Eliot Drive in Hood River.

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Musical ‘Grease’ adds performance

Grease, HRVHS’ fall musical, wraps up this weekend.

Yesteryears: Anderson Funeral Home partners purchase Belmont property in 1965

Partners in the Anderson Funeral Home have completed purchase arrangements on Belmont Road property for construction sometime in the indefinite future. Lela Vogt, one of the partners, explained lack of parking at the present Fifth and State street location convinced them that a move would be wise. Their new two and a half acre site should solve that problem.

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‘Altered Threads’ and Fiber Fest events

The fabric of the community, in literal form, goes on display in two ways this month.

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Travelogue: Local athlete runs at challenge in ‘ultimate test of human endurance’

When one thinks of going on a vacation, or in this case, a third attempt for entrepreneurs at a honeymoon, you would think it would mean they are seeking out beaches, lounging, and the typical “vacation.” Not for Lance and Jax Koudele (who wrote this account for Travelogues).

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A blue Motiv bike and a boy named Josue

Do you remember the feeling of cruising the neighborhood on your first bike, having the freedom to ride from soccer practice to the local creek and making it home just before nightfall?

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Heart of Hospice ramps up gift for the Leonards

The Heart of Hospice Foundation performed one of its “Heart to Heart” activities on behalf of Ada-Jane Leonard, a patient in need of a wheelchair ramp at her and husband Dick’s home.

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‘Grease’ continues run at HRVHS

The Pink Ladies (left to right, Atari Gauthier, Ann Marie Goodman, Ella Van Cott and Olivia Newcomb) pump Sandy (Lauren Church) for details about her summer love in this scene from Grease, now playing at Hood River Valley High’s Bowe Theater.

Entertainment Update for Nov. 4

Saunders at White Buffalo; Authors visit Fiber Fest Nov. 6; more

NW Author Festival at Klindt’s Nov. 7

On Saturday, Nov. 7, from 2-5 p.m., Klindt’s Booksellers and Stationers will host eleven regional authors for the annual Northwest Author Festival.

The Dalles Art auction Nov. 14

The Dalles Art Association and Gallery is gearing up for its 58th Annual Art Auction Saturday at 6 p.m. at The Dalles Civic Auditorium.

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‘Grease’ opens this weekend

Teen Angel (Mathew McCravey) and the ensemble

‘Fifty Year Trail of Ink’: Arthur Babitz talks history Nov. 4

Former mayor and active historian Arthur Babitz will speak on “Newspapers, Boom Towns, and Mental Health in the Old West” Nov. 4 (the body of the article in the Oct. 28 article gave the wrong date) in a Sense of Place Lecture at Columbia Center for the Arts, sponsored by Gorge Owned.

Klindt’s Booksellers hosts NW Author Festival

On Saturday, Nov. 7, from 2-5 p.m., Klindt’s Booksellers and Stationers will host 11 authors for the annual Northwest Author Festival. The event is free and open to the public.