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‘Chasing the Light’ art class April 26

Local photographers Peter Marbach and Brian Chambers will teach “Chasing the Light: Six simple steps to the Art of Landscape Photography” on April 26 from 9 a.m. to noon at Columbia Center for the Arts. The class is limited to 20; cost is $75.

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The Ale List: Pfriem launches first bottles

pFriem Family Brewing held a party April 2 to launch its first bottles since opening in 2012. pFriem now sells 23 beers in annual, seasonal, limited and barrel-aged varieties. The Classic series is offered in a capped 500ml German-style bottle while the Select line and barrel-aged beers are being packaged in a corked and hooded 375ml bottle.

‘Responsible Fatherhood’ course offered April 25

On April 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. the Northwest Marriage institute in partnership with the Next Door presents “Pathways to Responsible Fatherhood.”

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Pet of the Week: Andre is polite, sweet dog looking for a new home

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Andre as the program’s adoptable pet of the week:

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County curbs Logsdon brewery barn expansion

The Hood River County Planning Commission voted at a hearing Wednesday to limit Logsdon Farmhouse Ales’ public expansions. The commission plans to bar the rural Odell area brewery from expanding its barn facility and conducting public tours and beer tastings.

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Look beyond ‘easy solutions’ on climate says former White House staffer

In Wednesday talk, former Federal official says ‘what’s really needed is carbon pricing’

A crowd of about 60 gathered at Springhouse Cellars to hear former White House staffer Dr. Johannes Loschnigg speak about climate change, common misconceptions and steps residents can take to brace themselves for the global shift.

Local committee to develop four year plan for improving dental health of children

A committee of community members will be meeting over the next six months to create a four year plan to improve children’s dental health in Hood River and Wasco counties.

‘Pair it Forward’: local youth collect used shoes

Attention anyone with a closet: Those shoes you no longer want are desperately needed to help fight global poverty.

Climate Action Network plans Earth Day events

Columbia Gorge Climate Action Network (CGCAN) is coordinating a series of Earth Day events on Saturday, April 25 in Hood River to celebrate and connect Columbia Gorge residents around Earth awareness.

HRVHS Cheerleading program holds mandatory tryout meeting April 16

Anyone interested in trying out for cheerleading at HRVHS for the 2015-16 season is required to attend an informational meeting Thursday, April 16 at 7 p.m. in the HRVHS library.

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HRVHS robotics student gives back to community

“I love giving back to the community” is Lucas Gilbert’s response to Hood River Valley High School Robotics newest project.

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Schools looking at $896,000 in budget cuts next year

Saying “it will be impossible to make cuts that don’t affect kids,” Superintendent Dan Goldman announced that he expects budget cuts totaling $896,000 will be required of Hood River County School District for the 2015-16 school year.

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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.