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Lyle News Open house includes free lunch

If you missed the Homesteader’s Fair you missed out on one of the most active and fun events of the year. There was a huge turnout of over 30 vendor booths filling the park and even more activities inside the Activity Center. The Twin Bridges Museum’s doors were open and their offer of a hearty breakfast of biscuits and gravy downstairs was a success and brought many new visitors upstairs to the museum itself. Both Lyle and High Prairie fire departments demonstrated techniques and let the children have a go at holding the fire hose. Other demonstrations were fly tying, blacksmithing, soap making, farming with draft horses, a traveling museum with display boards and hands on fun with gold panning, and baby animals; all this and more was topped with two food vendors and live music from four different bands taking turns entertaining the crowd.

Learn, play with young children

Families with children ages birth-five years are invited to “Learn & Play” on Thursday, Oct. 3, from 5 to 6 p.m. at Whitson Elementary School.

Learn about natural anti-aging strategies

A free lecture on anti-aging strategies will be held Monday, Sept. 30, from 3 to 4 p.m. at the White Salmon Community Library.

Gorge Fruit & Craft Fair sets return Oct. 19-20

The popular Gorge Fruit & Craft Fair arrives Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19 and 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Hood River County Fairgrounds in Odell.

Goings On

Fire closure lifted on private timberlands in two-county area

Effective Sept. 25, Hancock Forest Management, Longview Timberlands, Stevenson Land Company, Broughton Lumber Company, Kreps Ranch LLC, Kreps Family LLC, Western Pacific Timber LLC, and American Forest Management, Inc., lifted the fire closure on company lands in Klickitat and Skamania counties.

Elks offering three scholarships

The Mt. Adams Elks Lodge is offering a number of scholarships for area youth.

Driver safety course scheduled

An AARP Driver Safety program taught by Jim Bull is scheduled for Oct. 14 and15 at the Pioneer Center, 501 NE Washington St., in White Salmon.

Craftsmanship meets energy efficiency at the 12th Annual Gorge Green Home Tour

With a unique line-up of new and remodeled homes, the 12th Annual Green Home Tour set for Saturday, Oct. 5, aims to inspire homeowners and businesses to invest in buildings that increase value while reducing their overall environmental footprint.

Courthouse Roundup

4th annual Gorge Food Forum unfolds Oct. 12 with an indoor farmers’ market

The fourth annual Gorge Food Forum will take place at the Hegewald Center & Exhibit Hall at the Skamania Fairgrounds on Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

What’s in the Sky Oct. 2013

The seasons continue to change as we circle the Sun, and here we are to October, the first full month of autumn 2013. Nights are now longer than days, bringing a familiar chill to the air, the frozen dust of frost on chilly mornings, and changing colors in the woods.

Tease photo

Aging gas tanks removed from Feast property

Contractors dug a large hole to remove an enormous gas tank near Feast Natural Market and Delicatessen last Thursday.

City Council approves purchase of materials to re-roof park gazebo

The White Salmon City Council on Aug. 8 came up with matching funds from within its own ranks, then authorized the purchase of materials to re-roof the gazebo in Rhinegarten Park.

Bid awarded for Tohomish overlay project

Granite Construction of Dallesport has been awarded the contract for the City of White Salmon’s 2013 Tohomish Street Overlay Project.