Rohse: Red Electric was a short-lived marvel

On McMinnville’s Third Street, near the railroad tracks, is a historic reminder of glory days when Red Electric trains — the trains without engines — came to town. On the north side ...

Registration open for fundraising poker ride

Registration is open for a new motorcycle poker ride that will raise funds for Homeward Bound Pets. “Dawgs & Hogs” will take riders on a trip around Yamhill County on Saturday, ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Aubrey Lynch, 8, shows her artistic creation to her grandmother, Alisa Hoffman, as Nic Russell, 7, and Charlee and Rylee Perkins, both 8, work on their projects with librarian Nicki Hardee. The kids were making hand puppets inspired by Scaredy Squirrel, the title character in Melanie Watt’s book series.

Young artists get their hands dirty

Creativity is bursting from the youngsters who attend Art Explosion!, which McMinnville Public Library is offering from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays through July 28. The program is free to children 4 to 8 years ...

June gardening tips

The Oregon State university Extension Service suggests the following gardening activities for the month of June:    Planning Construct trellises for tomatoes, cucumbers, pole beans and vining ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Square dance caller Leonard Snodgrass calls out each move during the Braids & Braves dance. Snodgrass said he has to plan the calls so couples end up together.

Stopping By: Beyond the call

Braids & Braves square dancers wouldn’t do-si-do without Leonard Snodgrass, the “caller” who tells them when to step forward or back, turn right or left, or spin their partners. “For ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Nate and Jennie Ramer partner at a Braids & Braves dance. Four couples form a square that moves according to directions from the caller.

Stopping By: Hip to be square

The music might be “All About That Bass” or a Macklemore song, but the dance moves will still include sashays, pass-throughs and allemande lefts and rights, with a few do-si-dos sprinkled in. ...

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Greens n Beans using fresh herbs

Planting the garden in spring, it's easy to be excited about all the wonderful possibilities for future meals filled with vegetables and fragrant herbs. But then summer arrives, and somehow it's not as ...

Postcard image##Yaquina Head Lighthouse — the tallest on the Oregon Coast — as it appeared around 1920.

Offbeat Oregon: Cape Foulweather Lighthouse was built on the wrong headland

Sometime in the late 1860s, a sailing ship hove to just off the Oregon coast, near the mouth of Yaquina Bay. This ship was full of building materials. Its mission was to land those materials on Cape Foulweather ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Grand Ronde resident Melody Frederic wrote a novel on the side while working for the National Park Service.

Biologist puts science in sci-fi

Melody Frederic spends a lot of time around plants — to the point of turning just a little green sometimes. It’s all part of her job as a National Park Service biologist. She admits to feeling ...

Submitted photos##The Ted Vaughn Blues Band will be the entertainment headliner on Saturday.

Blue mood? Fun Days can cure

CARLTON — The theme of this year’s Fun Days celebration may be “Carlton’s Got the Blues,” but that’s simply a reference to the music. Festival-goers’ moods will ...

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Happy Tails: Pup will be happier at home when the heat rises

This is the time of year when I stop complaining about how wet and cold it’s been and start complaining about how dry and hot it is. I’ll grant you that while I write this it is an absolutely ...

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Rohse: Tale of witch trials remains fascinating

The Witchcraft Trials in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692, represented a grim chapter in American history. More than 200 were accused of practicing witchcraft; 20 were executed by hanging or other unbelievably ...

Garden Tour tickets available

Five local gardens will be featured in the McMinnville Garden Club’s 17th annual tour on Sunday, June 25. Participants will be able to visit five private gardens to see plants, landscaping and other ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Rhonda Robins poses with the friendly scarecrow she made to resemble her dad, Milt Robins, who loved to garden. His overalls, shirt and glasses adorn the scarecrow.

Stopping By: One of a kin

A very special scarecrow greets visitors to Rhonda Robins’ McMinnville garden. Tall and smiling, the scarecrow resembles her late father, Milt, who joined her mother, Ruth, in starting the garden. ...

Breakfast, helicopter contest Sunday

Whether you drive your modern car or vintage ride, or arrive by plane, you can enjoy an all-you-can-eat meal at Sunday’s annual McMinnville Lions Drive-in, Fly-in Breakfast. The fundraising event ...

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