Gorge Life


Roots and Branches: A grand mural

Last month I had the pleasure of wading through the archives of the Hood River County Museum, Diamond Fruit Growers, Inc. and Yasui family photos in search of some detailed historical photographs. I was looking for gems that would help tell the story of our valley’s fruit industry and the impact it has had on creating a strong sense of community.

February 21, 2018 midnight read more..

‘Introduce a Girl to Engineering’ Feb. 22

A partnership between local libraries, the Gorge Tech Alliance, Wasco County 4-H, and the Columbia Gorge STEM Hub is hosting three “Introduce a Girl to Engineering” events in the Gorge on Thursday, Feb. 22. The events are part of a national movement led by DiscoverE to provide more girls with exposure to engineering fields.

February 20, 2018 10:33 a.m. read more..

Classical Flash Mob

Gorge Sinfonietta members perform at Walmart last week in one of several “Flash Mob” musical performances at local stores to call attention to the ensemble’s Beethoven concerts in March.

February 17, 2018 midnight read more..

Providence proves it cares for ‘Hood River family’

Jacqueline Kay Smithwick of Hood River writes, “I have lived in four states and in three of those states, at least 10 years. I was born in Virginia, moved to Florida as an adult, moved to Washington state for my husband’s work, and now we are retired in Hood River.

February 14, 2018 midnight read more..

Travelogue: Mexico

From the rooftop of my office building in Bucerias, Mexico, I overlook the Bay of Banderas, an area well-known by residents of the Pacific Northwest as a surf and kiteboarding destination. I’m coming up on one year in this small, seaside town and it only seems right to reflect on how I got here.

February 14, 2018 midnight read more..


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