Planes, balloons to fly over Valley View

Hot air balloons and radio-controlled model planes will fly over Valley View Retirement Village during the annual air show Saturday, Aug. 12. The event also will feature music and children’s activities, ...

News-Register file photo/2016##Grace Adams responds to judge Becky McCall’s questions about her chocolate colored Mini Lop rabbit.

Fair opens this week with plenty of fun for everyone

Finding something to catch your interest at the Yamhill County Fair and Rodeo isn’t a problem. There’s plenty. Almost too much, in fact. That’s where the problem lies: How do you see, ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Al Arguedas, in front of his McMinnville home, has lived in the United States since 1964 and McMinnville since 1979. “I love this country,” he says. “It’s an honor to be here.”

Stopping By: Proud to be American

Al Arguedas loves the homeland he chose for himself. His choice was influenced by a remark in President John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s inaugural address of January 1961: “Ask not what your country ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##David Frost (Wade Moran) interviews Richard Nixon (Isaac Joyce-Shaw) in a readers’ theater production of “Frost/Nixon.”

Kaleidoscope shows focus on characters

Two first-time directors present script readings with actors, but no sets By STARLA POINTER Of the News-Register Gallery Theater will present two shows based on actual events during its annual Kaleidoscope ...

Rohse: Races were no picnic for humans, either

Now that turkey races are no longer part of Turkey Rama, freedom of the press allows me to speak: The races were not discontinued just because of perceived cruelty to turkeys, but also because of cruelty ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Gail Krenecki displays examples of the polymer clay items she has made and sold, including beads, buttons and figurines. She is now teaching other artists and crafters how to make money from their creations.

The craft of business and business of craft

Vincent van Gogh completed more than 900 paintings in his lifetime, many of them now worth millions. One of them, “Portrait of Dr. Gachet,” sold for $82.5 million in 1990. Yet legend has it ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Yamhill County Fair Ambassadors Tatiana DeHart, Abigail Berhorst and Elsie Duyn.

Yamhill County fair ambassadors promote event

Three ambassadors —Abigail Berhorst, Tatiana DeHart and Elsie Duyn — are encouraging everyone to attend the Yamhill County Fair and Rodeo. The three 2017 high school graduates were selected ...

Theater companies offer outdoor Shakespeare

Penguin Productions presents two plays Yamhill County’s newest theater company, Penguin Productions, will offer outdoor productions of two Shakespeare plays. “Macbeth,” a tragedy, will ...

Image: W.H. Vermilye##An engraving from an 1838 edition of Edmund Fanning’s book, Voyages to the South Seas, Indian and Pacific Oceans, China Sea, North-West Coast, purports to show the attack on the Tonquin in a bay on Vancouver Island.

Offbeat Oregon: Following river was near-fatal decision

When Marie and Pierre Dorion set out from St. Louis with the Astor Party in the spring of 1811, Marie was probably the only member in a position to really know how awful things could get. Offbeat Oregon Finn ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##David Howard plays a hymn at First Presbyterian Church in McMinnville. He’s retiring this month after 28 years as the church’s organist. “My playing is worship,” he says.

Stopping By: Playing for God

Organist David Howard slipped on special shoes — snug leather uppers with heels and soles that slide easily across the pedals — before he sat down at the keyboard in the McMinnville ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Musician Konrad Wert, who performs under the moniker Possessed by Paul James, shreds the banjo and kicks his heels up onstage at the 6th annual Wildwood MusicFest & Campout on Saturday at the Roshambo Art Farm.

Photos: 2017 Wildwood MusicFest & Campout

See Also: She helps keep Willamina humming

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Katie Kendall Vinson is one of the organizers of the annual Wildwood Music Festival, held each summer at the Roshambo ArtFarm between Sheridan and Willamina. Vinson, who also co-owns Willamina’s Wildwood Hotel with her sister, Meredith Kendall Schaefer, is a passionate booster for independent musicians and her hometown.

She helps keep Willamina humming

Katie Kendall Vinson admits that Willamina suffers from an inferiority complex from time to time. The town of 2,000, which lies southwest of McMinnville in the Coast Range foothills, is tucked just far ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Thirteen-year-old Andy Frum picks berries at Pam Nickolisen’s Blue Nickol Blueberry Farm in McMinnville.

Blueberry fields forever

Blueberries can be added to cereal, baked into muffins or preserved as jam. They can be stirred into pancake batter, or perhaps poured over waffles, whole berries dropping neatly into the indentations. ...

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Greens & Beans: By any name, blueberry hand pies are delicious

One of the joys of summer is all of the delicious fresh fruit. It's wonderful eaten on its own, especially for breakfast, but it also goes beautifully with pastry. Lately, I've been obsessed with blueberries ...

Rohse: A compilation of unusual collections

Although you may not have realized it, you might have an unidentified disease. Your friends, relatives, neighbors, likewise may be afflicted. This disease is not as contagious as measles. But there is ...

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