Molly Walker/News-RegisterJan Wepster of Sheridan in one of the hazelnut orchards surrounding his home. Although now retired, he and his wife, Linda, balanced outside careers while running the farm established by his father, Bert. The Wepster family’s contributions to the hazelnut industry have led to Oregon State University to name a new variety for them.

Cracking a new nut

West Valley grower recognized for championing development of blight-resistant hazelnut

News-Register file photoSip! has become a signature event in Yamhill County wine country. The McMinnville Wine and Food Classic is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

It’s a classic

Sip! celebrating its 20th anniversary

Beware the bully label

Let's preserve the word's meaning by reserving for times when it really counts

Marcus Larson/News-RegisterSteven Gould hammers a baseboard into place in Habitat for Humanity’s latest building project. He loves all aspects of construction, he said.

Building up a habitat volunteer

Gould honored for 'passionate commitment'


Yamhill County's arboreal giants

Our famous trees should get more press

A list for lazy-ish dog owners

Magazine's annual list takes some of the guesswork out of choosing a dog food

Chad Lanning photoSassparilla frontman Kevin Blackwell rocks out at last year’s festival.  The Portland punk-roots outfit plays the Wildwood hotel on Friday with Right On John.

Double the music, double the fun

Wildwood festival adding a second day of music this year

OSU ArchivesSpectators and would-be rescuers watch as the Czarina is hammered by waves and desperate sailors drop one by one into the churning sea.

Tragic shipwreck was concert of incompetence

Most of the men aboard plunged to their deaths within view of the shore

Marcus Larson/News-RegisterPioneer women sing about quilting in Gallery Theater’s production of “Quilters,” which runs through March 16.

Pioneers piece together a life

'Quilters' as good and solid as the women it portrays

'My Abandonment' chosen for 2013 MacReads

Local discussions will be scheduled throughout the spring

Karl Klooster/News-RegisterGiant earth-moving machines loom over the Pihl Excavating booth at the Oregon Convention Center.

Wine symposium centers on Portland

Annual industry conference fills Oregon Convention Center with activity

Marcus Larson/News-RegisterVirgil Broadwater wrote to say he and a childhood friend named this road near Whiteson “Hook and Eye Lane” for the Amish custom of using hooks and eyes for fasteners instead of zippers for jackets and pants.

Amish after words

Story of plain people evokes edifying commentary

Marcus Larson/News-RegisterMary Corrigan, left, Jo Taylor and Terri Swenson, right, talk about cooking and cookbooks. All three love to try new recipes and entertain guests.

Entertaining recipes

McMinnville women whose passion is cookbooks will help put together ‘Wine Country Cooking’

Appealing peelings for tea

Once I got the notion of adding spices and dried fruits to my concoctions, they gained more flavor


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