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Holiday season sparkles with ‘Nutcracker’ performances


A holiday favorite, “The Nutcracker” ballet will be presented by local dancers during a trio of shows to help usher in the season.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of performing the Christmas ball...

Community Thanksgiving dinner carves out new venue


The Community Fellowship Dinner in Hermiston is gearing up for the 2017 season at a new venue.

Due to the construction of a new senior center, the free community Thanksgiving and Christmas meals will be held in the...

Kindle & the Playboys skate into 10th year


Playing everywhere from dive bars and rodeo arenas to prisons and concert halls, James Dean Kindle & the Eastern Oregon Playboys is celebrating its 10th birthday as a band.

The group is hosting a roller skating...

Student actors mix things up with ‘Game of Tiaras’


Combine plot twists from the “Game of Thrones,” an HBO adventure drama, with the hopelessness of a Shakespearean tragedy and you’ll have an adaptation of “King Lear” that will keep you ...

I Love My City spruces up around Hermiston Butte

- About 75 people work on trail, pick up trash at Hermiston park.

Treats and haunts offer Halloween fun


From area businesses and libraries to neighborhoods and fields, little princesses, super heroes and ghosts will have several options when it comes to treats and tricks during the Halloween season. Area activities include...

‘Cool’ film festival opens Thursday in La Grande


Deemed one of the top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World, the Eastern Oregon Film Festival returns for its eighth year.

The coveted award was announced this past summer by MovieMaker magazine. The La Grande-bas...

Treasure hunters scour Lincoln City beach for hidden glass floats


Imagine a treasure hunt that encompasses seven miles of sandy beaches in Lincoln City — and if you find one of the coveted prizes, you get to keep it.

As part of the Finders Keepers program, Float Fairies pl...

Oktoberfest event flows with food, family fun and beer


What started as a week-long wedding celebration in 1810 in Munich, Germany, Oktoberfest events have since spread across the globe. Whether or not people don lederhosen, some things remain constant — drinking beer,...

Altrusa cooks up Oktoberfest fun


Authentic German food is featured during the Altrusa International of Hermiston’s annual Auction and Oktoberfest Dinner.

Catered by Dinner Thyme, the menu includes beer cheese fondue with rye and wheat bread...

SAGE Center harvests family fun


Showcasing the region’s produce, local artisans and other local food products, the Morrow County Harvest Festival offers free family fun.

In its fourth year, the event is presented by the Boardman, Heppner a...

Oregon Children’s Theatre brings bilingual production to Pendleton


A bilingual production that’s based on the true story of Mexican-American author and educator Tomás Rivera will be staged in Pendleton.

Presented by the Oregon Children’s Theatre touring producti...

Corn maze offers family fun


Growing up in and around the agriculture industry, Bob and Gina Tyhuis enjoy sharing their love for the outdoors with others.

For the second year in the row, the Echo transplants have revived fall fun with the Echo...

Groups open Echo’s St. Peter’s doors to the future


A day before the old St. Peter’s Catholic Church hosted an open house event in Echo, a handful of curious bypassers stopped in to get a glimpse of the historic building, which was constructed in 1913.


Five-time Grammy winner makes rural stop on tour

- Vic Wooten Trio to play OK Theatre in Enterprise

Faithful groups look to revive old church building


A historic symbol of bygone days, Echo’s St. Peter’s Catholic Church has sat mostly empty for more than 20 years.

Constructed in 1913, the church was de-consecrated in 1996. Echo city administrator Di...