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Puffy Pucker

Spring is a fascinating time; sometimes you can just taste it, with strange results.

Entertainment Update for April 23

‘Luke & Katie’ at the Lyle Hotel; David Barsamian lecture May 5; more

YESTERYEARS: New glacier found on Mount Hood in 1926

A new glacier, three-quarters of a mile long and more than a quarter of a mile wide, was discovered Sunday on the south slope of Mount Hood, says the Oregonian. Thus is not only another of the mysteries of Mount Hood revealed, but added evidence is afforded of the constant change of flux of the seemingly silent and immovable peaks of the Cascade Range, and proof that their alpine rivers of ice are receding.

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Travelogue: Cuba

HRVHS Spanish class part of historic ‘first wave’

A group of 26 unsettlingly sunburnt adults and teenagers from Oregon wandering through a Cuban city isn’t as inconspicuous as it sounds, especially if the entire assembly is constantly squinting at the sun as if confused by its presence.

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Earth Week 2016 events expand

‘Fuel the Future’ fair, Friday gathering join Saturday procession

Earth Week events expand this year, including Friday’s Earth Day evening program at Riverside Community Church.

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Be prepared for 'Big One'

Earthquake event Thursday brings experts, skill stations to Hood River.

WS Library announces book read, art exhibit

‘Boys in the Boat’

Calling all artists — “KOOBDOOGA: Community Reads” is back for a second year. The Friends of the White Salmon Valley Community Library invite artists to take part in the October 2016 KOOBDOOGA Exhibit. This year’s featured book will be “The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics,” written by Washington author Daniel Brown.

Gorge Literary Journal calls for submissions

The Gorge Literary Journal, a voice for writers in the Columbia Gorge, is accepting submissions for its third edition.

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Ora Cantrell remembers Hood River as ‘bare town’

Ora Cantrell turned 93 on February 1, and she’s seen a lot of changes in Hood River during her time here — stories she figures it’s time to share.

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Pendleton Midnight Whisky receives 2016 Ultimate Spirits award

Hood River Distillers, Inc. earned the top recommendation of “extraordinary” from the 2016 Ultimate Spirits Challenge for its Pendleton Midnight Whisky.

Celebrate ‘Independent Bookstore Day’ with local authors

Waucoma Bookstore will host local authors for a book signing to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 30 at the bookstore, located at 212 Oak St., Hood River.

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Pet of the week: Bogie is ‘super star at the shelter’

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

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‘Rallying point’ Cider Fest sells out

Last weekend’s third Annual Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest, a Hood River County Chamber of Commerce event, drew approximately 3,000 people to the Odell fruit packing district. The family-friendly celebration was full of cider-seeking locals and visitors from open to close, according to event coordinator Ashley Huckaby May.

The Ale List: Gorge Brewers hold tap takeover April 20

Tarwater Tavern on Jewett in White Salmon hosts a tap takeover by 11 breweries in Breweries in the Gorge, 5 p.m. on April 20.

Entertainment Update for April 20

Ron Rogers at Double Mountain; ‘Sharing the Rough’ benefit film April 21 at arts center; more