Rockne Roll/News-Register##Students watch as the ninth annual “Built to Burn!” sculpture erupts in flames on the Linfield College campus.

Build it, burn it

To the beat of Taiko drums, Linfield College art students set fire to “Amalgamation,” a large wooden sculpture they’d build in Totem Shriver’s January Term course. The April 21 ...

Mathewson: Who knew? Whitetail deer full of surprises

What? Say that again! Surely, you are kidding! Wait till you hear what I just learned about the diet of the whitetail deer, which seem to be proliferating all across the country. It’s something ...

Linfield students to give cello concert

Linfield College cello students will perform Sunday, April 30, in the Vivian A. Bull Music Center  on the south part of the campus. The free program will start at 7 p.m. The Linfield Cello Ensemble ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Larry Hood walks along the path that circles through the vineyards on the Evergreen Aviation Museum campus. The paved path is walkable in all weather.

Stopping By: We're walking, yes, indeed

Songwriters know the importance of walking, be it for fun, for breaking up and making up, or for getting and staying fit.  Turn on the radio or YouTube, and it won’t be long before you’re ...

© Can Stock Photo / rusugrig##Despite their grace and seemingly boundless energy while running, greyhounds tend to be a bit clumsy in tight spaces and content to while away the day in a nice, soft bed.

Carlson: Take another look at sighthounds

When you are retired, you have the luxury of time to think, although you don’t always exactly make a conscious decision of where your thinking will take you, and you don’t always end up in ...

Savvy Senior: How Medicare covers physical therapy services

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: Can you explain how Medicare covers physical therapy services? I’m a new beneficiary, and would like to get some treatments for my back. Need Help Medicare covers a variety ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Megan Krueger, standing, debuted her novel “Dust and Blood” at an event last week at the new Falls Events Center. The room was decorated with bandanas, playing cards and wanted posters.

Spurred to write

Some college writing assignments can be absolutely hellish. Megan Krueger, however, turned one such assignment into a budding literary career, when she discovered that the devil is in the details ... ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register file photo##Weller, played by Gary Romans, and Fonsia, played by Kathleen Silloway, dance during a rehearsal of “The Gin Game.”

Review: Audience the only winner of funny, tragic 'Gin Game'

"The Gin Game," now playing at McMinnville’s Gallery Theater, consists of nearly two hours of card-playing by a pair of embittered elderly nursing home residents. For something that sounds stultifying, ...

Image: Portland City Archives##Nattily dressed Portland businessmen carry on during the 1894 flood, using a makeshift bridge to cross flooded Third Street at the intersection with Washington Street.

Offbeat Oregon: High-stepping in Portland

For most modern Oregonians, the most intriguing part of the old stories of the 1894 Portland and Willamette Valley flood is how undaunted people were by it. Today, most Willamette Valley residents expect ...

Linfield performance features musical theater

Linfield College music students will perform scenes from Spanish operas and American musical theater Sunday, April 23. The public event will start at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium on ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Teacher Brad Pearson, left, leads yoga poses during a class at 4 Elements. He calls the McMinnville studio “my happy place” where he feels stress-free.

Path to healing

When Brad Pearson relocated to McMinnville three years ago, his body was contorted by stress, his movements were limited, and he had little energy, stamina or hope. “I was a wreck,” he said. Today, ...

Can Stock Photo##April is a good time to fertilize and dethatch the lawn.

Gardening tips for April

The Oregon State University Extension Service provides monthly tips for gardeners. Here are the recommendations for April:   Planning • Write in your garden journal throughout the growing ...

Image: www.steveduin.com##Oregonian columnist Steve Duin will speak Saturday at the Terroir Writing Festival. Duin is the author of seven books, including the graphic novel, “Oil and Water.”

Terroir will bring writers together

Longtime Oregonian columnist Steve Duin will deliver the keynote address at the 2017 Terroir Yamhill County Writing Festival this Saturday, April 22. The festival, which draws hundreds of writers and ...

Rohse: So many wondrous sights on the coast

It’s spring — an idyllic season if Oregon sun but shines. But, should rainy doldrums persist, pack a bag and take a little trip down our amazing Oregon Coast. Oh, sure, you’ve been there, ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##George Fox University senior Adrienne Speer, outside the office of The Crescent, the university’s newspaper, where she is co-editor.

She wears many hats

Adrienne Speer’s bearing is as poised and graceful as one might expect of a highly trained ballerina. The soft-spoken George Fox University senior selects her words carefully, as if measuring them ...

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