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 ...

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.

Photos: Blues on the Green

 

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