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Sheriff Log for April 19

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River April 7-14.

United Way celebrates increased donor support

Spring seems like the perfect time for United Way of the Columbia Gorge to kick off its 2014 allocations process. For many, the new life that these much-needed funds bring to local agencies mirrors the essence of the season.

Birthday Bard: Library events celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th

Celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th birthday at the Hood River Library with performances and activities for kids and grown-ups alike.

Sustaining Members: LeFevre Awards honor community works

Earth Day approaches, officially on April 22, for its 44th year.

Letters to the Editor for April 19

Honest and kind; The lost is found; Red herring; Kindness of a stranger

Entertainment Update for April 19

Best of student films April 23; ‘Art of Movement’ April 26; more

Mosier, Corvallis, Portland cideries share ‘Hard-Pressed’ top honors

Here are the results of the first ever Hard-Pressed Cider Fest awards, held April 12 at Mt. Defiance Fruit in Odell:

Poet Gaffney reads April 29

Master poet Tommy Gaffney will read from his new book, “Whiskey Days,” at noon on Tuesday, April 29, at Columbia Gorge Community College, Hood River–Indian Creek campus. The reading is free and open to the public.

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A Slice of Local Life: Peter Hardy fills many roles at Adventist School

If you’re looking for Peter Hardy, you can find him teaching middle school math at Mid-Columbia Adventist Christian School four days a week.

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Can artificial glaciers be grown on Mount Hood?

Watershed Group meets Tuesday

A pioneering method of bringing more ice on the north side of Mount Hood will be the topic of the Hood River Watershed Group’s meeting on Tuesday, 7 p.m. at the OSU Extension meeting room, 2990 Experiment Station Road, Hood River (turn north just after Your Party and Rental Center).

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Rep. Mark Johnson stumps for education, criticizes Salem’s

Mark Johnson called his Thursday talk to Hood River Rotary “the good, bad and the ugly.”

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Mis-mash: Local brewers beef about FDA’s spent grain restrictions

New law could hamper practice of using spent grain as cow feed

Since Full Sail first opened in 1987, the Hood River brewery has a found a win-win-win situation for how to dispose of its spent grain that’s left over at the end of a brew’s mashing process.

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Logsdon ale wins national Belgian honor

Logsdon Organic Farmhouse Brewery received a gold medal at the 2014 World Beer Cup Competition held in Denver Colo. Awards were presented April 12 and brewer David Logsdon brought home the top honor for Cerasus (Sarah-soos) in the Belgian Style Ale category, out of 54 other entries.

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HR Water Polo juniors have great first tourney

Hood River Water Polo’s group of junior players (eighth-grade and under) had a successful showing at Newberg earlier this month in their first-ever tournament, where the team finished in second place out of eight.

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Hannah Bergemann claims three national freestyle titles

Hannah Bergemann brought home three gold medals earlier this month from Copper Mountain, Colo., where she claimed national titles in slopestyle, halfpipe and rail jam events at the 2014 USASA National Championships.

Death notice for April 19

Robert DeHart

‘DamNation’ screening on April 18 benefits Columbia Riverkeeper

“DamNation,” a long-awaited documentary film about dam removal, featuring the Condit Dam removal as well as the plight of Columbia River salmon, will premiere in Hood River at the Hood River Middle School auditorium on Friday, April 18, at 7 p.m. Admission is $5, benefiting Columbia Riverkeeper. The film is 87 minutes.

Learn about the Grange April 26

Rockford Community Grange celebrates Grange Month with an open house.

Tour Portland gardens with study groups May 22

OSU Home Extension Services invites the community to join the Mid-Columbia Family and Community Education Study Groups on their annual Spring Tour, set for May 22.

Roots and branches: Cousins separated by time and distance, joined by experience

My sister Ginny is making a pilgrimage to Finland next month to meet our cousin Raija Huusari for the very first time. It is one of those Internet miracles where you find long-lost relatives through Facebook postings or an advanced Google search.