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Chess sets in the spotlight as Maryhill re-opens for season

When Maryhill Museum of Art opened its doors earlier this month, visitors were greeted with several special exhibitions, as well as a significant reinstallation of the museum’s beloved chess collection.

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March 19 is Discover Pass ‘free’ day to visit State Parks

Washington State Parks turns 103 years old on Saturday, March 19, and visitors are invited to help celebrate by enjoying a state park for free that day.

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Maryhill set to open March 15

Can you believe spring is just around the corner? That means two things in the Gorge - wildflowers will soon be blooming and Maryhill Museum of Art will be open for the season on March 15!

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Finding Fremont exhibit opening in The Dalles

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum opens a new traveling exhibit, “Finding Fremont: Pathfinder of the West,” Saturday, Feb. 20. The exhibit follows the 1843-44 travels of Lt. John C. Frémont on his famous expedition to map the Pacific Northwest.

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What’s in the sky: February

Our shortest month is a bit longer this year, with 29 days instead of 28. Happy Leap Year!

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Large-scale paintings, Indian trade blankets, new chess set installation on tap for Maryhill’s 2016 season

When Maryhill Museum of Art opens for the season on March 15, 2016, visitors will be able to enjoy a special exhibition featuring large-scale paintings from the museum’s collection, a small show of American Art Pottery, and nearly 100 new objects in the Native American gallery.

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CHS Mechanicals build from scratch to compete

In the back of Columbia High School’s metal shop is where the robotics class meets and students learn about gear ratios. In the middle of the room, next to a skeleton of a go-kart, is a 10 by 10 foot mat with a structure tucked into one corner bearing a red side on the left and blue on the right. This is the structure that’s been helping CHS’s new robotics team train for its first league tournament in January.

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Gorge Winds blowing for 16th annual concerts

The 16th annual Christmas Concerts for The Gorge Winds have been set for Friday, Dec. 18, at the Hood River Valley High School at 7 p.m. In addition, there will be a second presentation of the concert on Sunday, Dec. 20, at Calvary Baptist Church in The Dalles.

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Stevenson kicks off holiday season with celebration

The celebration begins on Friday, Dec. 4, in downtown Stevenson. Many local businesses will host open houses throughout the day with holiday refreshments and special sales. At 6:30 p.m. caroling begins in the Courthouse Plaza and the Courthouse Christmas tree will be lit at 6:55 p.m.

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What’s in the sky: December

Welcome to December! Our last month of the year features the beginning of winter, some great evening passes by the International Space Station, and bright planets visible in the morning sky. Clear December skies may be rare, but step outside when you get a chance, the views will be worth it!

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Twice as much trick or treating this year

Area youth, and adults, will get the opportunity to don Halloween costumes and gather treats two weekends in a row.

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Cars and art highlight museum’s big weekend

Celebrate Sam Hill’s love of roads, the automobile, and the arts on October 3 and 4 at Maryhill Museum of Art.

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Gorge Grown hosting annual harvest dinner

Gorge Grown Food Network will be hosting its second annual farm-to-table Harvest Dinner on Sept. 27 at Kiyokawa Family Orchards.

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Family of former Underwood resident donates bench to park

Underwood Community Park has a beautiful new park bench, thanks to the generosity of the family of Sharon Harmsen, former resident and Relief Postmistress for the Underwood Post Office.

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Join Melissa’s color run against sexual violence

Teresa (preferably known as Melissa) Fortanel’s Fun Run, also being called a color run, is set for Saturday, Sept. 26, at 9 a.m., starting at Bingen’s Daubenspeck Park. Fortanel has planned the Color Run as a senior project for her final year at White Salmon’s Columbia High School.

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