Tuesday concerts start July 5

One of McMinnville’s most popular summer traditions will return Tuesday, July 5 — the free evening concerts on the lawn at Linfield College. The Tuesday events are sponsored by the ...

Life on the cutting edge

Daniel Hurst once stood in total darkness as he wrapped 35 mm film onto metal spools before dousing it with chemicals pungent enough to curl his nose hairs. The McMinnville native made “contact ...

News-Register file photo##In 1998, Oregon Mutual Insurance Co. employees work on a Habitat for Humanity house on Adams Street in Lafayette.  From left are Jason Youngblutt, Eric Watt, Mike Heidinger and Kim Kinion.

Stopping By: Building homeowners

Most people think McMinnville’s Habitat for Humanity chapter only builds houses. Actually, the nonprofit does something even more important: It builds homeowners. “Our partners learn so much ...

News-Register file photo##In December 1993, members of the Sanchez family relax on their very own porch: Trinidad, Lupita, Ana, Imelda and Rafael. They moved into McMinnville’s first Habitat house almost three years earlier.

Habitat made dreams come true

McMinnville Habitat for Humanity’s first set of homeowners reflected on the joys of having their own places in a News-Register story I wrote in December 1993. “Whatever we do in this house, ...

News-Register file photo##Adam Garvin, left, and Scott Bailey work the electronics board to set off fireworks in sequence during last year’s Fourth of July show at Evergreen Aviation Museum.

Mac will host fireworks spectacular

Peonies and chrysanthemums, waterfalls and fish, horsetails and spiders and other colorfully named fireworks will illuminate the skies over McMinnville on July 4th. The sky show will end an evening of ...

Willamina celebrates Fourth of July

The News-Register staff WILLAMINA — The annual Willamina Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration is scheduled for the Sunday and Monday of July 3 and 4. It will be capped Monday evening with a ...

Lafayette to have picnic, parade on 4th

The News-Register staff LAFAYETTE — Pancakes, a parade and a picnic will mark Independence Day in Lafayette. The highlight will be the patriotic parade, featuring bikes, wagons and floats decked ...

Rohse: Pleasant travels in the 'crown jewel'

Americans don’t have to cross an ocean to have a French experience. We can instead visit Quebec, the Canadian city with the French heritage and the predominantly French-speaking population. My son ...

Greens & Beans: Creating your own house granola

There is produce showing up at the farmer’s market that I don’t usually expect to see in June; summer squash, tomatoes, basil, even peaches, even as the late spring vegetables — tender ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Jose and Lupe Elias have filled their yard at 600 N.E. Beary St., McMinnville, with a profusion of flowers. The striking results were recognized this month by the McMinnville Garden Club.

Flowers for Lupe

The McMinnville Garden Club’s Yard of the Month honors for June go to Jose and Lupe Elias. It took the help of an interpreter for the Spanish-speaking McMinnville couple to share the details. ...

Lions drive-in, fly-in breakfast Sunday

The McMinnville Lions Club will host its 30th annual Fly-in, Drive-in or Ride-in pancake breakfast Sunday, June 26, at the McMinnville Airport. Planes and cars will be on display during the breakfast, ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Children browse the shelves during a bookmobile stop at Villa del Sol apartments. The McMinnville Public Library’s Book Buddies program also includes educational activities.

A summer for the books

Some of them had red dots, some of them blue dots. Only when they matched a red dot with a blue bag or a blue dot with a red bag could they gain access to the bookmobile. That procedure authorized them ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Mya Clover-Owens sits at the pottery wheel in the McMinnville High School art room. She fell in love with ceramics and other forms of art at Mac High and won a national competition with one of her vases.

Stopping By: Faces and vases

Faces — happy, worried, perplexed and curious by turn — peer out from many of Mya Clover-Owens’ works of art. A head inclines, curious or thoughtful, forming “Crazy Man.” ...

News-Register file photo##Emily Sparrow, Maisie Riddle and Allison Shaver pose in the photobooth during last year’s Carlton Fun Days. This year’s event will feature music, vendors and children’s activities.

Carlton goes a little bit country this weekend

CARLTON — Country music and a marching band will be featured this weekend as “Carlton Goes Country” during the 2016 Fun Days festival. Carlton Fun Days will open Friday, June 24, and ...

Rohse: On ranch, matches' value came to light

At the outset, let me assure you that I am not a pyromaniac. That being said, I admit that matches have a fascination for me, but only sturdy, dependable wooden matches — the kind that were an integral ...

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