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Harmony in Autumn: Photo

Fall means cooler temperatures and changing leaf colors.

Goings On 10/17/13

Community steps up again to Root for Schools

White Salmon schools will be the beneficiaries of another successful Grape Escape event, the 7th annual fundraiser for the White Salmon Valley Education Foundation (WSVEF).

Join chamber work party, clean up around visitor center

The Mt. Adams Visitor Center, located at the Park & Ride on Washington’s State Route 14 next to the Hood River Bridge, will be having a renovation work party on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 26 and 27, from 1 to 5 p.m. each day.

Chamber continues with brown bag lunch program

The Mt. Adams Chamber of Commerce is continuing the Brown Bag Lunch Series on Monday, Oct. 21, from noon to 1 p.m. at the White Salmon Library. The series is free and open to the public.

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Community Benefit Dinner: Photo

It takes a community to help its fellow residents, or in the case of the White Salmon Community Benefit, it takes a score of volunteers to prepare and serve the turkey or ham dinners with all the trimmings.

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Students of the week 10/17/13

Bookends Beatriz Cortez and Cesar Robles received Henkle Middle School student of the week honors for the period ending Sept. 11, while Rylee Kona and Barrett Ihde collected the award for the week ending Sept. 4.

Roundup of arts and letters 10/17/13

New Coats for Kids drive begins Oct. 21

Soroptimist International of Mt Adams (SIMA), a service club located in White Salmon, has received a $1 million grant from the Walmart Foundation in support of SIMA’s project “Coats For Kids In The Gorge.” This is the second year Walmart selected “Coats For Kids” to help SIMA meet the needs of the community it serves. The new manager, Erik Smith, followed former manager Robin Morse by selecting SIMA for this grant.

Dream up poster for winter event

The White Salmon Arts Council is offering to pay $200 for the winning poster art for the upcoming “I’m Dreaming of a White Salmon” event to be held Dec. 7, the first Saturday in December.

Renowned Buddhist monk to visit White Salmon

The monks of the Pacific Hermitage will welcome Ajahn Jayasaro back to White Salmon next week.

High Prairie News: Enjoy homemade pumpkin pie at council meeting

The monthly meeting of the High Prairie Community Council will be Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Community Center. Following the meeting, participants will be treated to homemade pumpkin pies!

Lyle News: Fire commissioner steps down from post

Les Haarstad, a man of many hats; (pastor, firefighter, fire commissioner, plumber, former first responder…and those are just the ones I’ve been told) has decided it’s time to step down from his position of fire commissioner.

Glenwood News: Facts about rainy September

This week’s beautiful weather helps make rainy September fade into our memories. Doug Daniels, who measured and recorded rainfall for the National Weather Service for over 40 years reported a few interesting facts about our rainy September, 2013.

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WS Youth Center garners $13,000 grant to support its meal program

The White Salmon Community Youth Center will be able to dish up one more meal every week after being granted $13,000 for the Super Sacks and Suppers program.