Rockne Roll/News-Register##Artist Cindy Clark put down her drawing pens to create a number of pieces based on shoes. Each has a theme, including her sentimental favorite, the Moulin Rouge shoe, which is topped by a windmill.

Stopping By: Art and sole

Some artists start with a lump of clay, squeezing or spinning it into shape. Others start with a hunk of marble, chipping away the excess to reveal the figure hidden inside. Some start with stretched canvas, ...

‘Shrek’ opens Friday at Gallery

“Shrek” will come to life on the Gallery Theater stage Friday through Sunday, Nov. 24 through Dec. 16. Based on the popular animated movie about an ogre and fairy tale characters, “Shrek” ...

Carlson: Keep the holidays merry - and safe - for all

Since it seems that once again, the holidays are approaching at a speed much like that of a locomotive, I thought seasonal hazards would be a timely topic. None of the myriad of dog-related magazines that ...

Rohse: A tribute to large and small blessings

Thanksgiving is near, and that means that there’s more than turkey to think about. It’s the time for giving thanks. Give a thought to your blessings of 20l7 so you’ll have them at the ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Michael and Linda LeClair met through the Bouncing Baby Boomer Band, which evolved into the group Lil’ Queenie. The couple have been married since 1998.

Stopping By: Music royalty

CARLTON — Lil’ Queenie band member Linda LeClair is not much bigger than her signature instrument, the baritone saxophone. And she’s the only woman in the soul, blues and rock group. However, ...

Rohse: Tales don't get any taller than these

One of our country’s favorite folk heroes, although mythical, for many Americans was quite real. Paul Bunyan was so real to some lumberjacks that they insisted they had personally known him. And ...

Savvy Senior: Highly trained assistance dogs provide help, love

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: What can you tell me about assistance dogs for people with disabilities? My sister, who’s 58, has multiple sclerosis and I’m wondering if an assistance dog could help make ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register#Stephanie Zook will display about 60 of her handmade baskets during the Coastal Hills Art Tour this weekend in Willamina. Designed to be sturdy and useful, the baskets “are made the old-fashioned way,” Zook said, “using no nails, glue or staples, just woven.”

Willamina weaver basks in her craft

WILLAMINA — Stephanie Zook went to great lengths — hundreds of miles to be exact — to develop the basket weaving skills she now possesses. The rural Willamina woman’s work will ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##With several canvases set up in his backyard in McMinnville, artist Rick Schanche adds paint to a landscape. He likes to work fast, using large brush strokes and moving among several canvases at once.

Art in motion

When Rick Schanche was studying art at the University of Oregon back in the 1970s, professor Ralph Baker advised him to keep busy and push to develop his talents and skills. “That stayed with me,” ...

Rohse: These insects aren't as scary as they look

As a kid, just as I feared that porcupines could throw quills, so, too, I feared earwigs. That was because of stories I had heard about those frightening creatures. They could get in your ear and burrow ...

Happy Tails: Are breed tests worth the cost?

I have owned dogs for most of my almost 70 years in this world. I have found that having dogs in my life has been fulfilling, comforting, enjoyable and, occasionally, hilarious. The other thing that I ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Princesses from a number of faraway lands hand out candy at Twist Salon.

Photos: Dressed to impress on Third Street

Swaggering pirates, dancing ballerinas, good witches trying their best to look bad, “Star Wars” characters, superheroes, skeletons and a host of other costumed children took over the streets ...

Image: Oregon History & Memories Facebook group##Currier’s Village as it appeared during the late 1930s, full of late-model luxury cars.

Offbeat Oregon: Little-known resort was packed with celebrities

Little-known Lakeside resort was packed with Hollywood stars   For people like Bing Crosby, Lily Pons and Clark Gable, success in show business came with some distinct drawbacks ... millions of ...

Mathewson: Eurasian collared dove a relentless colonizer

In late July 2016, I boarded a plane in Portland for a direct flight to Reykjavik, Iceland. From Reykjavik, I took a flight to Glasgow, Scotland. From Glasgow, I took a train to Aberdeen. There, I was ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Leslie Lucier, on the set of Gallery Theater’s “Stop Kiss.” Lucier, who plays Callie, says the show is one she’s wanted to do for 15 years.

Stopping By: From the start, hooked on theater

As a child, Lesli Lucier liked to watch actors performing in TV shows and movies. “I can do that,” she told mother Laura Okorn and big sisters Shelli, Traci and Cindi.  At 10, when she ...

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