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.

Lyle Fire Chief Scott Brewer, reported to the public, via his new email list, around 6:30 p.m. that a “Fire at Fisher Hill, resources on scene, 80 percent contained, update to follow.” Which he did later, around 9:30 p.m., with “fire was contained to 5 acres at 9 p.m. DNR resources will keep the fire on patrol status monitoring any additional hotspots through tonight and into tomorrow. You may have noticed a smoke column along the Rowena Dell area earlier, this was a prescribed fire and units will continue to be in the area. We were fortunate to utilize some of their resources as well as a helicopter from WADNR.” What a great idea this is to keep all of the residents informed. If you wish to register for his emails visit the website at fireinfo-subscribe@lylefire.com .

Interested in joining the 2014 Mt. Adams Chamber of Commerce board and be a part of the area’s decision making process? Come participate in the inner workings of the organization on Thursday, Sept. 26, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Nominations and planning the annual membership meeting are on the agenda. Meeting locations move so please call 493-3630 or email info@mtadamschamber.com for more information.

“Windows to Heaven: Treasures from the Museum of Russian Icons” will open at Maryhill Museum of Art Sept. 14 and run through Nov. 15. The exhibition features a group of historically significant Russian icons dating from 1590 to the present, all drawn from the collection of The Museum of Russian Icons i

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