Historical society marks 60 years; Soroptimists seeking members

Historical society marks 60 years The Yamhill County Historical Society will mark 60 years with a party on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center, 11275 S.W. Durham Lane, McMinnville. An ...

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Greens & Beans: Leftover oatmeal? Turn it into bread

Oatmeal has been making a regular appearance on our breakfast table of late, but I keep forgetting to eat it as I scramble to make use of every morning minute. Seems wrong to waste it, though, so into ...

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##Children try to decide what to do first at Scott’s Playhouse. Inspired by the late Scotty Banke, the playhouse offers slides, climbing areas and lookouts.

Stopping By: Where kids can be kids

The evergreens are the same size they were when first planted at Scotty’s Playhouse, which opened in October 2007. But over the decade, the trees have watched thousands of youngsters run and slide ...

Savvy Senior: Get a handle on prescription meds

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: I’m concerned that my 80-year-old mother is taking too many medications. She currently takes 10 different drugs prescribed by three different doctors, which I think is causing ...

Rohse: The best gifts don't cost a cent

It’s early to be thinking about Christmas, but if you have need of great gift ideas for your kids, at affordable price tags, here are ideas to consider. An afternoon of shopping won’t provide ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Devon Loukas, right, instructs Aaron Russ in parrying techniques for saber combat at Rutschman Field House at Linfield College. Both are members of the school’s fencing club.

They have a point

When dueling with rapiers on rocky terrain, it is best to employ Bonetti’s defense, because one’s opponent will undoubtedly attack with Capoferro. However, Thibault cancels out Capoferro unless ...

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##George Milne and Wasatch, named for the mountain range in Utah, where Milne went to college and lived during the early years of his retirement. The two have been riding together for more than two decades. “He’s a good horse,” Milne said.

Stopping By: Easy in the saddle

George Milne and his registered quarter horse, Wasatch, haven’t spotted any bears in the almost two years they’ve been riding together in Yamhill County. They haven’t been looking, actually. ...

Artists will open their studios for annual tour

Nearly 40 artists will open their studios Sept. 29-Oct. 1 and Oct. 6-8 for the annual Art Harvest tour, sponsored by the Art Alliance of Yamhill County. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the event, ...

Image: OSU Libraries##A plaque commemorating the dedication of Pixieland by Gov. Tom McCall stands on the park’s main street, with the buildings behind. The rocky lump at the far left, next to the Darigold Barn, is the Darigold Cheese Cave.

Offbeat Oregon: Pixieland told state's 'fairy-tale story'

It goes without saying that Oregon has changed in the 50 years that have passed since the Tom McCall era. People who remember Oregon in 1967 look back on a sort of Edenic place, comfortably conservative ...

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Happy Tails: Dogged by excessive barking? Join the club

If I had a magic wand and the power to do away with one of my dogs’ several annoying behaviors, I would pick barking. I can live with Fiddlesticks shredding paper all over the living room when she’s ...

Rohse: Our history with horses isn't pretty

Always, I wondered how the horse latitudes came by that name. Then, at a Friends of the Library book sale, I came across a paperback novel, “Horse Latitudes,” by Robert Ferrigno, for 25 cents. ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##In Amy Halloran-Steiner’s hour-long class in the Silent Room of the McMinnville Public Library, students learn to reduce stress through mindfulness meditation. Sessions will continue at noon Mondays through Nov. 13. Anyone can join at any time until then, Halloran-Steiner said.

In the moment

If mindfulness meditation classes were offered in the kingdom of Arendelle, Queen Elsa might start the weekly sessions by singing, “Let it go! Let it go-o-o!” Not to worry. There are no Disney ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Eric and Carly Baughman, pictured in their Yard of the Month-winning front yard in McMinnville Wednesday, Sept. 13. Carly says maintaining the front and back yards takes over two hours of hand watering each day.

Yard of the Month: An ever-changing canvas

Carly Baughman has always enjoyed a beautifully crafted yard.  “My grandparents gardened," Baughman said. "My parents gardened, and actually even met at the garden center they worked at." She ...

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A lithograph from the January 1885 issue of The West Shore magazine shows the Grand Ronde Valley.

Offbeat Oregon: Grand Ronde Valley was Oregon Trail's Eden

Driving through the Grand Ronde Valley today, you likely wouldn’t see it as a Garden of Eden. It’s nice, of course; the scenery is beautiful, with the Wallowas looming to the northeast and ...

Linfield performances will feature sax, piano

Saxophonist Idit Shner and pianist Eun-Hye Grace Choi will present a free recital of new works on Sunday, Sept. 24, at Linfield College. Music will start at 4 p.m. in the Delkin Recital Hall on campus. Shner ...

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