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Artist Robin Panzer employs ancient ‘new’ medium

Hood River’s Robin Panzer is a Chigiri-e artist — an ancient Japanese art form (Heian period, 794-1185) that uses layers of hand torn colored paper to create images that, when completed, resemble a textured painting. Although it’s an old technique, she unknowingly stumbled upon it in 2011.

Yesteryears: City Council grants permission for the construction of swimming pool in 1915

At the meeting of the City Council Monday night a committee was named to represent the city in the matter of establishing a city swimming pool. The Council committee, which has been given power to act, granted a permit to build the proposed concrete swimming pool on the city park grounds at the corner of 13th and May streets. It is proposed to construct a pool 30 by 75 feet in size. In order to do this work, the committee proposed to ask for public contributions.

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Mid-Columbia Lions Follies: “Follies in the Ozarks”

The Mid-Columbia Lions Follies will present “Follies in the Ozarks” as its 39th annual show. Dates are April 10, 11, 17 and 18 starting at 7:30 p.m. A matinee performance will be on Sunday, April 12 at 2 p.m. All performances are at the historic Hood River Middle School Auditorium.

See through different eyes by volunteering at 4-H Camp Morrow

Summer camps have something special about them. Many of us have memories of summer camp and you can help create memories for the next generation.

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Blue Ribbon Campaign raises awareness

The Blue Ribbon Campaign, started in 1989 as a grandmother’s tribute to her grandson, who had died as the result of child abuse, came to downtown Hood River on April 4.

Cascade Observations: The changing response to the familiar question, ‘What Do You Do?”

Imagine yourself at a gathering, surrounded by mostly unfamiliar people. You enter into a bit of polite conversation with someone close by. Inevitably, one of the first sentences out of your mouth, or theirs, is “What do you do?” The expected answer must be what you do for a job. Any other answer would most likely label you as someone eccentric, lazy, or unemployable.

Parkdale News: Health Fair comes to Parkdale on April 23

The new Parkdale Health and Wellness Committee is hosting a free Health Fair for the Upper Valley community on Thursday, April 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Parkdale Elementary School.

Entertainment Update for April 8

‘Magnificent Seven’ April 19; Cider Fest returns April 11; more

‘Celebrate the Journey’: Gay Men’s Chorus performs Sunday

Portland Gay Men’s Chorus performs at the Old St. Peter’s Landmark in The Dalles on Sunday, April 12, at 3:p.m. Their concert, “Celebrate the Journey,” is part of its Celebrate Oregon Tour. Celebrating its 35th anniversary, PGMC has taken concerts to Ashland and Roseburg in the Fall, Astoria during the holidays, and now travels to Pendleton and The Dalles.

Church News: Holy Week services and other local church events

Updated for April 4

Immanuel Lutheran; Riverside Church; Valley Worship Center; Valley Christian; more

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Students explore ag heritage through art

Klahre House students unveil works April 8

Klahre House Alternative School students, using a grant from the Hood River Cultural Trust, have produced a challenging art project they will unveil on April 8.

Entertainment Update for April 4

Brothers Gow return April 10; Polecat at CEBU April 3; more

Submit for Gorge Literary Journal

The Gorge Literary Journal, a new voice for writers in the Columbia Gorge, is soliciting short original works for publication. Partnering with The Hood River News, selected items will appear in a special newspaper section this summer. There is no financial remuneration for acceptance.

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What if heroes were not welcome home?

Exhibit tells the painful post-war aspect of WWII incarcerations and the Hood River valley

The “What if Heroes Were Not Welcome Home?” exhibit has returned to the Gorge.

SERENDIPITY, and the many names that make local history interesting

What do the building that houses Shortt Supply, Reed College, Cats, the corner of 9th and State Street, and Eliot Drive all have in common?