Marcus Larson/News-Register##Debbie and Cal Kearns, in front of the lot where the new Dayton Mercantile will be built, next to the Block House Cafe and across from city park. Debbie and two friends are opening the shop.

Stopping By: Where loves lives

When Corvallis native Debbie Anvick first met fellow Oregon State University student Calvin Kearns, she saw a man who was kind and good, peaceful and stable. Perfect, in fact, except for one thing: He ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register file photo##During Turkey Rama last year, Glori Redfern-Sayler, booth operator Jill Gailey and Patty Pemberton discuss the techniques and recycled materials used to make jewelry. This year’s festival opens Thursday afternoon.

Turkey Rama Preview for Connections

McMinnville’s venerable Turkey Rama, now in its 55th year, is the largest of Yamhill County’s small-town summer festivals. The International Pinot Noir Celebration is probably McMinnville’s ...

A celebration of lavender and art

Here’s your chance to come enjoy the fresh scent of lavender while contemplating local art. It’s the Willamette Valley Lavender Festival & Plein Air Art Show, set for 10 a.m. to ...

Grand Ronde Tribe hosts powwow

GRAND RONDE — The 2015 Marcellus Norwest Memorial Veterans Powwow, which honors late Grand Ronde Tribal elder Marce Norwest, is slated to run Friday, July 10, through Sunday, July 12, at the Uyxat ...

Rohse: Maybe we're not so smart, after all

We humans are sometimes inclined to think we are much smarter than “dumb animals.” Then, we learn of another capability possessed by animals, and we think that humans perhaps are the numbskulls. That ...

Happy Tails: The science is in; owning a dog is good for your health

I remember many years ago, when I was still a gainfully employed school counselor, writing a letter to the school administration justifying bringing my therapy dogs to school as part of my counseling program. Basically, ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Mia Audova leaps during practice in the Van de Veere dance rehearsal room at Gallery Theater.  Kathleen Van de Veere was her first teacher. This fall, Mia will start an intensive dance program in Philadelphia.

Stopping By: Good pointe

At age 12, Mia Audova left everything familiar — her home in Lafayette, her classroom at Patton Middle School, her family — in order to pursue her dream of becoming a prima ballerina. Only ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Joy Laudahl of Harmony New Beginnings, a Sheridan-area animal rescue organization, checks on a group of rescued horses Thursday.
She and her husband, David, have helped 146 animals this year.

All creatures great and small

There are a few times — not many, but a few — when Joy Laudahl would like to club certain horse owners over the head and ship them off to the glue factory. Inevitably, the better angels of ...

Otto Austin Loel

Offbeat Oregon: Sandy police chief was executed for murder

Back in 1948, the small Oregon town of Sandy had a problem. Its police chief, W.C. Stoneman, had resigned due to illness. And after a search, the city administrators had started to realize Stoneman had ...

Hardy: Feelings and other freaky things

Eight years ago, I spent two days in a stuffy room full of other pregnant mamas and their birthing partners, learning the ins and outs of, well, getting the baby in my belly out into the world.  That ...

Michaela Fujita-Conrads/News-Register##Emily Sparrow, Maisie Riddle and Allison Shaver pose in the photo booth set up at the Carlton Fun Days Festival.

Fun days for the kids in Carlton

CARLTON — Children squealed with glee as they rushed to pick up candy on the sidewalks of Carlton. It was thrown from floats, trucks and hot rods by some of their elders. The Newberg Old Fashioned ...

It promises to be a bang-up Fourth in Willamina

WILLAMINA — There promises to be plenty of snap, crackle and pop in the air during Willamina’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration, and July 3 will bring some sizzle, too. Starting at ...

Lafayette to mark Fourth with parade, activities

LAFAYETTE — A children’s parade and other activities are planned Saturday, July 4, in celebration of Independence Day. The annual festival will start at 7 a.m. with a pancake breakfast ...

Rohse: Snails’ slow march to garden conquest

In my yard, there is no evidence of a war — no tanks, no bomb craters, no armed militia. Nonetheless, it is a battlefield. The common garden snail and I are at war. I fear I am losing. Every morning, ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Linfield’s own wine archive lent some of the papers and items that are on display in the exhibit. Many of the artifacts are related to the early days of wine growing in Yamhill County.

Wine exhibit on view at Linfield

“Clink! A Taste of Oregon Wine,” a traveling exhibition on display at Linfield College, celebrates Oregon wine and the people who make it. The exhibit is curated by the Oregon Historical ...

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