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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 ...

Mathewson: Outdoor cats threaten native birds, mammals

What I am about to write here might well stir up turmoil akin to that of whacking a hornet’s nest with a stick. But since it's important for our native wildlife, I will proceed. I don’t like ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##A young parade participant pilots her Dodge Viper-styled riding toy on Third Street in Dayton during last year’s Dayton Old Timers Weekend parade.

Old Timers Fest on tap in Dayton

DAYTON — The Dayton Old Timers Festival will kick off Friday with pony rides from 5 to 8:30 p.m. and music by Dusty Rust running 5 to 6 p.m., then resuming at 7:15, following a 6 p.m. parade. With ...

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Fire district volunteers successfully took the reins of the Amity Pancake Breakfast last year, drawing more than 1,000 people to City Park. They’ll be back at it Sunday for the 60th annual event.

Amity serving up pancakes, showing off cars

AMITY — The Valley Women’s Club staged the Amity Pancake Breakfast and Antique Car Show for 58 years. When the club’s ranks began to thin and age to the point that was no longer possible, ...

##This hand-signed piece was surrealist Salvador Dali’s original study for his “Les Demons” etching, later produced in 1967. The study is part of a three-day exhibit and auction this month at Lawrence Gallery.

Museum exhibits rare artwork

The Lawrence Gallery is presenting an exhibit with pieces from the Pierre Argillet and Royal Medici collections — including rare works by Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol — from ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##McMinnville residents enjoy Boyd Small’s Best of the Blues All-Star Showcase at the first Tuesday night concert of the summer on July 11. The series will continue at 7 o’clock tonight, July 18, with We Three, the Humlie siblings. Concertgoers can bring picnics, chairs and blankets to the event on the Green at Linfield College, located at Linfield Avenue and Founder’s Way. Pets are prohibited, as are alcohol and tobacco. Two more concerts are planned, The Pearls on Aug. 8 and Too Loose Cajun on Aug. 15.

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Family-friendly music festival returns to West Valley

The West Valley hills will be rocking this weekend as the sixth annual Wildwood MusicFest and Campout commences at Roshambo ArtFarm, 22900 S.W. Pittman Road, Sheridan. The festival is organized ...

Happy Tails: Dogs untroubled by social stigmas

Did you ever wish you could be more like your dog? I’ve been asking myself this question the past few days. Let me explain why. I like to walk — it’s good for my health, my soul and ...

Rohse: Quill fears quelled

Wily coyotes, macho mountain lions and an occasional rattlesnake have left Eastern Oregon to find new homes in the valley. I do not know of any porcupines that have done so. Perhaps that’s because ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Gary May, top left, offers treats to George, Leonie and Gracie as his wife, Susan, looks on at their home in McMinnville. The three mastiffs are the Mays’ personal pets.

Stopping By: Big dogs, big hearts

Susan and Gary May have helped more than 240 English mastiffs in the decade they've been running a rescue and adoption program for the breed. They remember each of the massive dogs as an individual. There's ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Yard of the Month winner Betty Jean Hansen spent childhood summers working on her grandparents’ farm in Washington. “It was a safe, loving place,” she said.

Yard of the Month: 'Still an outside girl'

After less than a year at 2654 Ford St., Betty Jean Hansen has been awarded the July Yard of the Month honors by the McMinnville Garden Club. Hansen says the transformation from a yard full of ...

Submitted photo##Breanna Weston teaches classes for seniors on using smartphones and other technology.

When old school meets new tech

Yes, you could write down how to find your favorite websites on a piece of notebook paper that you keep next to your computer. Or here's an idea. You could "bookmark" the websites right on ...

Image: Rebecca Maxwell/Historic Marker Database, HMdb.org##A statue of Marie Dorion with one of her children, erected by the Idaho State Historical Society near Fort Boise, where she survived a winter alone in the wilderness with her two boys.

Offbeat Oregon: For Marie Aioe Dorion, a fateful decision

The history of Oregon sometimes resembles an old manuscript from which every other page has been ripped out. Throughout the 1800s and much of the 1900s, most people only deemed stories worth preserving ...

News-Register file photo##Grayson Luttrell and “Ironman” compete in the frog jumping contest during last year’s Yamhill Derby Days.

Derby Days continues through Saturday

YAMHILL — Derby Days will start tonight with the coronation of the festival court at 6:30 p.m. in Beulah Park. A talent show, bingo and karaoke will follow. Saturday’s activities open with ...

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