Marcus Larson/News-Register##A satirical version of the Fuhrer (played by Seth Renne) goosesteps across the Gallery Theater stage in Mel Brooks’ musical comedy, “The Producers.” The title characters scheme to bilk investors out of their money by producing a play that’s guaranteed to fail, the horrifying “Springtime for Hitler.”

Sing time for Gallery

A musical version of Mel Brooks’ first hit movie, “The Producers,” will open Friday at Gallery Theater. Featuring bawdy, sometimes crude comedy and a show-within-a-show, the musical ...

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Teddi Beard, manager of the wood products division, applauds for clients who are being honored at the MV Advancements picnic. Beard, who is retiring in September after 38 years with MV, said her favorite part of the job is seeing clients learn work and social skills so they can become more independent.

Stopping By: Helping others become independent

Teddi Beard retiring from rewarding 38-year career teaching vocational skills The first time Teddi Beard visited Mid-Valley Workshop’s wood products plant near Amity, she saw the executive director ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Miguel Elkins accepts his Yamhill County Client Employee of the Year award. He and other MV Advancements clients, staff members and volunteers were honored at the organization’s annual picnic in Wortman Park.

Picnic honors MV clients' achievements

The thermometer was pushing 100 when MV Advancements clients, staff and supporters gathered for their annual picnic in Wortman Park. But nobody minded much — they were too busy socializing and playing ...

Rohse: The varied origins of county names

July 5, 1843, was a momentous day — the birthday of Oregon’s first four districts. And how that family has grown. Those four original districts, which later became known as counties, today ...

Carlson: Hot weather survival skills for you and your dog

I hate the heat. I am writing this mid-August — yesterday it was a 104 degrees; today it’s down to a mere 97. I have what I hope you would agree is a relatively pleasant personality up until ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Apollo Johnson and Sun Hawk Barney compete in the Junior Boys Fancy division Saturday during the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Contest Powwow at the Uyxat Powwow Grounds.

Dance, drum, celebrate

Dietrich Peters admitted it was a bit on the warm side Aug. 20 as he walked about the Uyxat Powwow Grounds wearing several thick layers of traditional Native American clothing and adornments. That was ...

Image: KATU-TV 2##The opening shot of Paul Linnman and Doug Brazil’s now-famous KATU news report on the exploding whale. The full video can be easily found on YouTube with a search for “Exploding Whale.”

Offbeat Oregon: Whale of a fail

It was a sunny November day on the beach near Florence, and Oregon Highway Department project manager George Thornton was standing near a very large, very dead whale, talking to a TV news crew. He was ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register## Doreen VanTyne at Studio L Salon in McMinnville. She has a more regular schedule these days; for years, she traveled to filming locations to style actors’ hair.

Stopping By: Lights! Camera! Hair! Makeup!

Who’s the most challenging client for a hair stylist? Rapunzel, perhaps? Doreen VanTyne of Lafayette has met her. She styled the fairytale princess’s lengthy braid for an episode of “Grimm,” ...

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Greens & Beans: Avoid shortcuts on the way to perfect pesto

Pesto, vinaigrette, Italian bread salad — there are many, many ways to enjoy fresh summer basil. One of them is to put it in a bouquet; the stuff has the most heavenly fragrance. I like buying it ...

Gutsiest GutFest yet

By KARL KLOOSTERFor the News-Register The Dragging the Gut Festival’s seventh annual edition is revved up and ready to roll into town Friday and Saturday. And it promises to bring more vehicles, ...

Rohse: Take a stand against too much sitting

Do you sit too much? Most Americans do — and as a result, they may have “sitting disease.” There is conjecture that the inactivity of sitting harms our bodies — and can even kill. Rohse ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Craig Adams sands the body of a Ford Model A in preparation for paint work at his body shop in Yamhill. He has remained involved in the Dragging the Gut Festival ever since helping founder Ruben Contreras organize the car show element of the event in its first year.

Dragging back in the day

By KARL KLOOSTER<br/>For the News-Register Dragging back in the day   Third Street cruising hit its height in the ’80s Recently, five good friends crammed into the small office of ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Bailie Swick of the Missoula Children’s Theater leads rehearsals for a production of “Rumpelstiltskin” at the McMinnville Community Center. After a week of practice under the theater company’s guidance, local kids will perform the play at 3 and 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the center.

Children's theater spins a fairy tale

Bailie Swick seems to be running on pure adrenaline. Perhaps she’s keeping her energy level high for the 35 or so children she’s directing in the Missoula Children’s Theatre ...

Powwow offers big payouts

GRAND RONDE — The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde has set aside more than $35,000 in prize money for dance competitors and about $20,000 for top performing drummers during its annual Contest Powwow, ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Priscilla Heinzman shows some of her prize-winning quilts in her Dayton home. She, her mother and her sisters inspire one another to sew and make crafts.

Stopping By: Big quilts, small quilts, doll quilts, wall quilts

DAYTON — Priscilla Heinzman works for months or years on some projects, sewing together tiny pieces to make one-of-a-kind quilts. Other times, she rapidly turns out five smaller quilts — designed ...

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