Terroir writing fest this weekend

Writers, hoping-to-be-published authors and other word lovers will gather Saturday, April 18, for the sixth-annual Terroir creative writing festival. Workshops, readings and presentations will run from ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##McMinnville homeowners Linda and Craig Saunders enjoy creating a bright, colorful landscape at their home at 545 N.W. 10th St. The couple’s efforts earned them April Yard of the Month honors from the McMinnville Garden Club.

Yard of the Month: A Floral Transformation

Gardening is a joint endeavor for Craig and Linda Saunders, who won the McMinnville Garden Club’s April Yard of the Month award. Craig says Linda comes up with the plans and he implements them. Both ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Knudsen Vineyards managing director Page Knudsen-Cowles discusses the just-released
2013 Dundee Hills chardonnay during a luncheon at the Knudsen Cabin.

The Cork: Knudsen releases its first chardonnay

After more than four decades of involvement in the wine industry, I am always delighted to spend time with younger wine professionals who are representing the industry well. If there’s any field ...

Finetooth photo/Wikipedia##John Day River at Clarno. The water is high from spring rains and snow-melt. Clarno is about 109 miles (175 km) by water from the river mouth.

Rohse: No swimming hole ever measured up to John Day River

As with covered bridges, those wonderful old swimming holes are fast disappearing. As a kid, I was lucky. At Monument, we had the John Day River. Ever since, I have looked for a swimming hole of its ...

Starla Pointer/News-Register##Longtime front desk volunteer Ed Kaleta chats with Ann Lane, director of the McMinnville Senior Center. “I have the gift of gab,” Kaleta said.

Stopping By : A friendly reception

If you’ve ever visited the McMinnville Senior Center on a Monday or Tuesday morning, Ed Kaleta already knows your name. If you are making your first visit, he’ll welcome you warmly and file ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Anne Frank (Anna Johnson) writes in her diary, ignoring the squabbles among other residents of the secret annex. Her father found the diary after World War II.

Innocence in a time of evil

Anne Frank, a Jewish teenager, spent two years hiding in secret rooms with her family and other refugees who hoped to avoid capture by the Nazis during World War II. An intelligent girl and avid writer, ...

Shutterstock.com##Scotch broom is among the four weed varieties targeted by the Yamhill County Soil & Water Conservation District this year.

District renews noxious weed outreach

The Yamhill Soil and Water Conservation District is planning to renew its efforts to inform the public about invasive weeds classified as noxious. “It’s something everyone should recognize,” ...

Linfield offers wine workshops

Linfield College will offer the public two wine workshops geared for beginning wine enthusiasts. The workshops, limited to 25 participants each, will meet from 1:30 to 5 p.m.on Saturdays in 201 Riley ...

2014 vintage biggest yet, but how big is big?

Total annual Oregon wine production is the starting point from which wine professionals gauge trends influencing the industry over the previous year. In 1981, Oregon State University began chronicling ...

Camelia Festival blooms on Saturday

NEWBERG — Flowers, Asian art, a 5- or 10-kilometer run, food, music and dance will be featured Saturday, April 11, at the seventh-annual Camellia Festival. The event is named for Newberg’s ...

Submitted photo##Prince Lorenzo puts finishing touches on a portrait of his namesake, de’Medici family patriarch Lorenzo il Magnifico.

Roll out the royal carpet

On Saturday, an heir to one of the wealthiest, most powerful and influential family dynasties ever to emerge in Western Europe will visit our proudly plebeian Oregon valley. Prince Lorenzo Maria Raimondo ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Marianne Mills was one of the first female athletic directors at a large Oregon high school. Perry Stubberfield, her predecessor at Mac High, helped her learn the importance of networking, she said.

Stopping By: A Sporting Life

Marianne Mills will be inducted into the Oregon Athletic Directors Hall of Fame.

Newberg festival will celebrate Camellias

NEWBERG — The seventh-annual Camellia Festival will focus not only on the flowers, but also on exploring Asian and Pacific Rim cultures through art, food, performances and horticulture. Free festivities ...

At Gilman’s Point, a milestone on the climb, Frank Gabriel poses for photos with another
climber, their guides and porters. The Tanzanian support
crew was friendly and knowledgeable, he said.

Stopping By: One heck of a trek

At 2:15 p.m. Thursday, March 5, Frank Gabriel stood on top of the world. After walking for eight days, up and down “insanely steep” terrain that often required him to crawl over boulders, ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register file photo##With Blaze s help, professional farrier Riley Kirkpatrick demonstrates his horseshoeing skills during last year s farm Fest at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center.

At Farm Fest, it's all about horse and history

The Yamhill County Historical Society will host its annual Farm Fest Saturday, April 11, at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center at Highway 18 and Durham Lane, just southwest of McMinnville. The day will ...

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