Rockne Roll/News-Register##Phil Guzzo at an editing bay at McMinnville Community Media, where he is a digital video specialist. His science-fiction film is a selection in this weekend’s McMinnville Short Film Festival.

The secret of the universe (in 10 minutes)

Is there life after death? What is the true nature of freedom? Are people basically good or evil? Is human existence governed by destiny or free will? Most profoundly, what happens to all those socks that ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##After hearing about the attack, George (Christopher Anderson) argues with Callie (Lesli Lucier) that he has a right to be concerned about her welfare.

Review: ‘Stop Kiss’ unfolds through moments in time

  Scenes in "Stop Kiss," which opened Oct. 13 at Gallery Theater in McMinnville, go back and forth in time, revealing the story of a developing a relationship, the characters and the conflict ...

Run through Miller Woods or don't for a good cause

Two nonprofit organizations will host a 10-K trail run at Miller Woods Saturday, Oct. 28. Participants can run or walk the rustic trail — or even relax at home while still supporting the ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Wrapping up a 40-year career, Mary Ann Nolan is retiring as head of administrative services with McMinnville Water & Light.

Stopping By: 'Suited to service'

When she accepted a job at McMinnville Water & Light 40 years ago, Mary Ann Nolan didn’t realize she was slipping into a position that would fit her like a glove. “I’m really suited ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##View from Erratic Rock State Natural Site.

Rohse: The long journey of our erratic rock

One Sunday afternoon after we’d lived in McMinnville a couple of years — and many times driven by the Erratic Rock sign between here and Sheridan— we decided it was time to find out why ...

© Can Stock Photo/tester##

Greens & Beans: Cooking when time is short

Here's a question to ponder: If you only have about 30 minutes to cook in the morning, do you make soup for tonight’s supper, muffins or cookies? Different answers make sense on different days, ...

Image: Oregon Historical Society##In the spring of 1901, Allen & Roberts crews work to get the Columbia Lightship No. 50 off the beach and on its way through some nearby woods to the Columbia River.

Offbeat Oregon: Beached ship had to 'sail' through the woods

Throughout the history of the U.S. Lifesaving Service, before and after it became part of the Coast Guard, there have been more than enough uncomfortable and dangerous jobs to go around. But it’s ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##The Cameo Theatre has been a fixture of downtown Newberg since 1937. Owner Brian Francis’ grandfather, Ted, bought it in 1939 and continued showing movies until his death in 1999.

A big screen classic

NEWBERG — Ted Francis was having trouble getting around by 1999. But, by thunder, he had been showing movies in Newberg since Douglas Fairbanks Sr. and Buster Keaton were lighting up the silent ...

Submitted photo##Tim Youngberg snapped a photo of his mother, Esther, as she paused on a high-altitude section of the trail. She said she loved the views of valleys, but wasn’t so happy about the steep inclines she had to climb. By the end of her walk, though, she could scale them without huffing and puffing, she said.

Stopping By: Spanish steps

On her 68th birthday, which fell on July 1, Esther Youngberg celebrated with a piece of Spanish cheesecake and a good, long walk. She skipped the cheesecake the next day, but did continue the walking. ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Callie (Lesli Lucier) and Sara (Brittney Hancock) enjoy a night of playing cards and chatting about problems in their lives.

Gallery Theater's 'Stop Kiss' looks at love and violence

Two young New Yorkers — one a newcomer, the other a veteran of 11 years in the city — become friends, then discover a growing mutual attraction. Finally, they share their first romantic ...

’60s group performs at fairgrounds

The Sons of Champlin, a rock band formed in the late ’60s by vocalist, keyboardist and guitarist Bill Champlin, will headline the Celebrate McMinnville Concerts Friday and Saturday, Oct. 13 and 14, ...

Rohse: A sparkling link to Dr. Goucher

From Yamhill County’s murky past of previous centuries, the name of two prominent doctors comes to mind — Goucher. In both Amity and McMinnville are roadways remembering that name: Goucher ...

Carlson: Nature or nurture? No easy answer

Back in the days when I had to work for a living, many were the times I sat in the teachers’ lunch room discussing the educator’s perennial question: nature or nurture? Scenario: A kid from ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Gilberto Martinez, Manuel Zaragoza and Pedro Martinez of Bernards Farm return to their vehicle with bins of ripe, ready-to-market bell peppers.

Photo essay: Scenes from harvest

Harvest time in Yamhill County isn’t just about grapes. Located in one of the richest growing regions in Oregon, local farms, large and small, grow sweet corn, tomatoes, leafy greens, potatoes, squash, ...

Image: UO Libraries##This panoramic lithograph shows Portland as it appeared around the time John W. Murray killed his brother-in-law. It was published in an 1888 edition of The West Shore magazine.

Offbeat Oregon: Murderer learned limits of 'Unwritten Law'

The late 1880s in Oregon, and around the country, saw a substantial rise in the number of murderers who tried to invoke the “Unwritten Law” to justify their crimes. The “Unwritten Law” ...

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