Shore Acres is the place to be

Residents have seasonal celebrations down to a science

Marcus Larson/News-RegisterMike Morris was commander of the local American Legion 21 before becoming first a district, then state, officer. He is state commander this year.

Fulfilling a promise

McMinnville’s Mike Morris continues his commitment to support fellow vets

McDougall does double duty this weekend in the county. He ll perform his one-man Friday night at The Blue Goat in Amity, and then Saturday as The Brothers of the Last Watch (with Hillstomp drummer John  Lord Buckets  Johnson) at the Wildwood Hotel in Willamina. Garage soul rockers Hong Kong Banana will be there, too.

Weekend Tempo 1/31/14

Get out and enjoy the entertainment options this weekend in the valley

Marcus Larson/News-Register file photoTowering over the Forest Glen subdivision in Southwest McMinnville, Old Mac’s future lies in the hands of the developer.

How to treat a tree

Forest Glen community at odds over Old Mac

Submitted photoEllen and Robert Brittan survey their 23-acre estate vineyard on the 128-acre property they own in the McMinnville AVA.

A rare vintage pair

California couple connect on local wine scene

Crafting a cup of cocoa

Winter is the perfect time for enjoying mugs of hot chocolate

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The town may be long gone, but the Wheatland Ferry continues on — and still carries the name “Daniel Matheny.”

Where'd Wheatland go?

Town gone, but ferry remains

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Linfield professor Peter Richardson observes as students Rhianna Bennett and Nick Kintop write down answers to a Latin language assignment in front of the class.

At Linfield, Latin lives on

The ancient language has much to teach today’s students, professor says

The Lowest Pair (Kendl WInter and Palmer T Lee) will contribute their sweet indie country concoctions to McMenamin s Hotel Oregon 109th Birthday Bash.

Weekend Tempo 1/24/14

Big city talents on stage this weekend in the valley.

Marcus Larson/News-RegisterPel Montgomery poses with the new three-wheeled bike bought for him by McMinnville’s St. Barnabas Episcopal Church congregation.

A man and his bike

Friends come through for McMinnville resident

'Shards' named MacReads book

Portland author to speak about novel in McMinnville

News-Register file photoCreative themes have been a highlight of the McMinnville Mayor’s Ball over the years. Here, ballgoers enjoy front-row seats at the Kentucky Derby 
in 2012.

Themes like only yesterday

McMinnville Mayor's Charity Ball marks 25 years of festive fundraising

Marcus Larson/News-RegisterBrick (Lance Nuttman) talks with Maggie (Julia Sargent) about his deepening depression in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.”

Gallery's 'Cat' lands on its feet

Eleventh-hour substitution handled with aplomb

Oregon Historical SocietyMayor George Baker around 1930, on the front steps of City Hall.

Portland’s Vaudeville mayor brought fame to his city

George Baker was energetic, endearing and patriotic - but he had a dark side, too

Starla Pointer/News-RegisterThe four-stringed ukulele can be strummed or picked. Maculeles members say it’s easy to learn and fun to play.

Strumming circle

McMinnville ukulele group has fun with four strings

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