Marcus Larson/News-Register“Everyone says I’m ... ,” “My hobbies are ... ,” and “I’m looking for ... ,” say the book descriptions in the McMinnville Public Library’s new display. The labels are designed to help patrons select their reading “blind dates.”

Love story

In time for Valentine’s, library plays matchmaker with ‘blind date’ display

Submitted photoMarketing director Destiny Dudley takes a break on a bench invitingly positioned in front of the Omero Wines tasting room on Carlton’s Main Street.

Omero Cellars settles in on Ribbon Ridge

Brave New Wave: A series on newer wineries that are beginning to make their mark

Marcus Larson/News-RegisterReference Supervisor Alice Darnton assists patron Doris Baker at the McMinnville Public Library. When she’s not working, Darnton can be seen in Gallery Theater shows or at community activities.

Playing her part

As a librarian, actress, Kiwanian and clogger, Alice Darnton has made the community her stage


Ubiquitous 'kid food' a rainbow-flavored rip-off

We've bought into the myth that cooking for our children is different than cooking for ourselves

Deciding when to draw Social Security

Online tools can help you maximize benefits

Canine brainiacs

Your dog is smart? That's what you think

Nature's smorgasbord

Living off the land requires know-how, not money

The classic familiar emblem of the IWW “Wobblies.”

Radical Wobblies found support among loggers

The I.W.W. was a labor union fully committed to the concept of class warfare

Marcus Larson/News-RegisterRose Lorenzen, here at her desk in McMinnville City Hall, has been administrative assistant to the city manager since 1997.

The woman who really runs McMinnville

Administrative assistant has kept city hall humming for 20 years

Judiciously judged

Oregon wines rack up awards and accolades 

Think globally, cook locally

The question for many of us will be how to respond to this complex set of issues in our own kitchens

Marcus Larson/News-RegisterEliza Hallett is involved in all sorts of activities at McMinnville High School, including service clubs and fundraisers. She’s also one of the few girls on the after school ultimate Frisbee team.

Taking good citizenship to heart

Public service a priority for Mac High senior honored recently by the DAR

Love-hate relationship with dirt

For Mother, dirt was a Goliath of a foe; my face was the battleground

Martin Bergner
The SPAD VII flown by Italian pilot Ernesto Cabruna, on display at the Museo Storico dell’Aeronautica Militare in Vigna di Valle, Italy. This aircraft almost certainly contained some Oregon spruce.

In WWI, Allies flew planes made of Oregon spruce

One 500-year-old Sitka spruce could provide enough wood for 150 planes

Darlene Branson TaylorLennox Fleary’s soulful voice and Caribbean groove make him a singer/songwriter worth spending an evening with.

At peace with his musical journey

Sheridan songwriter channels his childhood enthusiasm

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