Marcus Larson/News-Register##Amity High School students pay homage to victims of the Holocaust during the final scene of their play, “And Then They Came for Me.” The show runs Nov. 1 to 3.

Amity students put on Holocaust play

AMITY — “And Then They Came for Me,” a multimedia production based on the life of Anne Frank and other victims of the Holocaust, will play Nov. 1-3 in the Amity High School theater. Curtain ...

Linfield to present 'Ada and the Engine'

Linfield College students will present “Ada and the Engine,” a play about math, music and romance, Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 2-5 and 9-11.  Shows are at 7:30 p.m. except on Sunday, ...

Greens & Beans: Harvests gone wild

Hawthorne berries, Oregon grapes, rose hips, blue elderberries — there’s a wealth of wonderful things that you can harvest from a hedgerow or overgrown orchard and make into all kinds of lovely ...

Rohse: A little bit of this, a little bit of that

Are you — an avid reader — so busy that you can scarcely read a quarter of a page before thinking of something you absolutely must do? And if you’re in the middle of a paragraph and ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Juggling Club members include Andy Williams, Kristen Huth and Lucas Hester.

Zen and the art of juggling

Andy Williams is one of those dudes who needs a few extra vowels because ... duuuude. If chillaxing were an academic discipline, Williams just might chair the Department of Chillaxing at Linfield College. ...

News-Register file photo##Hanna Dobash hands out candy to twin dinosaurs Everett and Easton Edgerly during last year’s trick-or-treating on Third Street in McMinnville. This year’s event runs from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31.

A host of Halloween happenings

Numerous Halloween activities are planned this weekend in the Yamhill Valley, leading up to more fun on Tuesday, Oct. 31. * First Student will host its second annual Trunk or Treat event from 1 to ...

Image: University of Oregon Library##This very old photograph dates from around 1890, and shows the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse not long after it was removed from service.

Offbeat Oregon: Lighthouse saved by nonexistent ghost

Next time you’re in Newport, on the central Oregon coast, if you haven’t yet, take a few minutes to check out the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse. It’s the only lighthouse I know of, in Oregon ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Alice Wicks has served as head of the Amity Public Library since 2011. She started as a volunteer 25 years ago.

Stopping By: A library life

AMITY — A building brought Alice Wicks to Amity. The same building, now housing the public library, has been keeping her there. Wicks, who has spent more than two decades of paid and volunteer work ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Ashley Jech and her daughters, Skyler and Piper, decorate their jack-o’-lanterns at Lafayette City Hall’s Pumpkinfest event. Despite steady rain, the activity drew many residents.

Treat yourself to some Halloween fun

Halloween isn’t just a day anymore. It’s a season. And the spookiest time of the year will reach its peak this weekend, with trick-or-treating and other activities continuing through Tuesday, ...

Image: UO Libraries##The original Wasco County Courthouse as it appeared before 1884, when the current courthouse was built. This view shows the sheriff’s office on the lower floor; behind was the jail with no windows on the Third Street side. The narrow door to the right leads to the outside stairway whereby the courtroom on the second floor was reached.

Offbeat Oregon: Murderer took mysteries to the grave

On the evening of December 1, 1878, all four prisoners in the Wasco County Jail, in the back of the county courthouse, were out of their cells and relaxing in the common area near a glowing woodstove. ...

Rohse: Don't be afraid to visit Heritage Center

You’ll see all the usual Halloween characters — witches, ghosts, ghouls — at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center Halloween event, “A Night at the Museum,” on Oct. 28. But ...

Carlson: In Ireland, charmed by a special creature

I know most of you open this section of the paper expecting to read one of my seeming endless ruminations about dogs. How about we take a break this week? How about we talk about dolphins? I recently encountered ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Phil Guzzo at an editing bay at McMinnville Community Media, where he is a digital video specialist. His science-fiction film is a selection in this weekend’s McMinnville Short Film Festival.

The secret of the universe (in 10 minutes)

Is there life after death? What is the true nature of freedom? Are people basically good or evil? Is human existence governed by destiny or free will? Most profoundly, what happens to all those socks that ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##After hearing about the attack, George (Christopher Anderson) argues with Callie (Lesli Lucier) that he has a right to be concerned about her welfare.

Review: ‘Stop Kiss’ unfolds through moments in time

  Scenes in "Stop Kiss," which opened Oct. 13 at Gallery Theater in McMinnville, go back and forth in time, revealing the story of a developing a relationship, the characters and the conflict ...

Run through Miller Woods or don't for a good cause

Two nonprofit organizations will host a 10-K trail run at Miller Woods Saturday, Oct. 28. Participants can run or walk the rustic trail — or even relax at home while still supporting the ...

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