SEEN AND HEARD: A sunny Wednesday on the library lawn, a blanket spread with books, snacks, and two pair of snow boots ... yards still decorated with snowmen, angels and reindeer ... “Door stops for grips? Nice.” — said one robotics student to HRVHS’s Bryce Stanton, admiring the MIG team’s robot design innovation at the Feb. 8 SuperQualifier (see page A3).
SAGARD’OH! The 2020 Cidercraft magazine, out of Seattle, gave a nice write-up to Jasper Smith and his Basque-style cidery, Son of Man. “Producer to watch” they called him — true enough — yet put Son of Man in the wrong town. Son of Man is in Cascade Locks, not Hood River. Smith is hosting a Txotx (“choach”) release party on March 14 to kick off his third year.
— Kirby Neumann-Rea