Michaela Fujita-Conrads/News-Register##Emily Sparrow, Maisie Riddle and Allison Shaver pose in the photo booth set up at the Carlton Fun Days Festival.

Fun days for the kids in Carlton

CARLTON — Children squealed with glee as they rushed to pick up candy on the sidewalks of Carlton. It was thrown from floats, trucks and hot rods by some of their elders. The Newberg Old Fashioned ...

It promises to be a bang-up Fourth in Willamina

WILLAMINA — There promises to be plenty of snap, crackle and pop in the air during Willamina’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration, and July 3 will bring some sizzle, too. Starting at ...

Lafayette to mark Fourth with parade, activities

LAFAYETTE — A children’s parade and other activities are planned Saturday, July 4, in celebration of Independence Day. The annual festival will start at 7 a.m. with a pancake breakfast ...

Rohse: Snails’ slow march to garden conquest

In my yard, there is no evidence of a war — no tanks, no bomb craters, no armed militia. Nonetheless, it is a battlefield. The common garden snail and I are at war. I fear I am losing. Every morning, ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Linfield’s own wine archive lent some of the papers and items that are on display in the exhibit. Many of the artifacts are related to the early days of wine growing in Yamhill County.

Wine exhibit on view at Linfield

“Clink! A Taste of Oregon Wine,” a traveling exhibition on display at Linfield College, celebrates Oregon wine and the people who make it. The exhibit is curated by the Oregon Historical ...

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Fireworks will light Mac skies

For the first time in five years, fireworks will light the skies over McMinnville on the Fourth of July. The free sky show will begin at dusk in the area of the Evergreen Aviation Museum. Booths ...

Dedric Clark and the Social Animals will play at the community barbecue in Willamina on Friday, July 3, and before the town’s fireworks show on the Fourth.

It promises to be a bang-up Fourth in Willamina

WILLAMINA — There promises to be plenty of snap, crackle and pop in the air during Willamina’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration, and July 3 will bring some sizzle, too. Starting at ...

Greens & Beans: Fruit, spices add zip to summer sipping

When temperatures sizzle, cold drinks become welcome, and it’s nice to have a variety to select from. On the other hand, I don’t really want to suddenly add an overload of sugar to my diet, ...

Lafayette to mark Fourth with parade, activities

LAFAYETTE — A children’s parade and other activities are planned Saturday, July 4, in celebration of Independence Day. The annual festival will start at 7 a.m. with a pancake breakfast ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Mia Audova leaps during practice in the Van de Veere dance rehearsal room at Gallery Theater.  Kathleen Van de Veere was her first teacher. This fall, Mia will start an intensive dance program in Philadelphia.

Stopping By: Goode point

At age 12, Mia Audova left everything familiar — her home in Lafayette, her classroom at Patton Middle School, her family — in order to pursue her dream of becoming a prima ballerina. Only ...

Emily Hoard/News-Register##Stacey Garcia conducts the euphonium section. Before she started working with the Oregon Crusaders six years ago, she was a band director in Arizona.

Drums of Fire: a musical crusade comes to town

Thursday night’s “Drums of Fire” event would probably be the hottest ticket in town even if it weren’t happening during the first heat wave of summer. The Oregon Crusaders, a Portland-based ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Wellness Coordinator JoAnn Kobel, right, joins Project ABLE clients in decorating tiles to make coasters. The organization offers people with mental health issues group activities and peer support.

More than a diagnosis

Project ABLE clients face mental health challenges with a little help from their friends

Happy Tails: Dogs in workplace bring employment benefits

You can thank Modern Dog magazine for reminding me that today is Take Your Dog to Work Day all across this glorious continent. I find it somewhat ironic that Take Your Dog to Work Day was the brainchild ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Hilda Farris’ exercise class perform leg kicks as part of a dance routine at the McMinnvile Community Center.

Seniors socialize, exercise

Senior exercise leader Hilda Farris spends every Tuesday and Thursday morning at the McMinnville Community Center. Her free, drop-in class for the 50-and-up set runs 9:30 to 11 a.m. But she arrives a ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Hilda Farris dances the mambo as she leads the McMinnville Community Center’s senior exercise class.

Stopping By: Dance leader retiring anew

Partway through a recent senior exercise class, the recorded music switches to a sensual Latin beat. Seniors tap their feet to “The Macarena,” a popular dance tune that tells the story of ...

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