Marcus Larson/News-Register##Youth Mariachi band members, left to right, Jose Andrade, Luis Andrade, Erick Alberto, Johnathan Hernandez, Yareli Barcenas, Alejandro Chavez, teacher Ben Rice and Jade Andrade practice a song called “Volver, Volver.”

Resonating through the generations

It took a while, but Jade Andrade finally found her voice. It was hiding inside a trumpet. The Newberg middle schooler took up music in second grade. She went through the guitar and violin before picking ...

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Gardening calendar

The Oregon State University Extension Service provides monthly tips for gardeners. Here are the recommendations for December:   Planning * Plan your vegetable garden carefully for spring, ...

F.J.D. John photo##White Eagle Saloon and Hotel building as it appears today, with vintage advertising painted on the side.

Offbeat Oregon: Saloon a souvenir of the age of shanghaiing

Low on the east bank of the river, in the shadow of the Fremont Bridge, stands a narrow brick building that looks like it’s right out of the 19th century. It’s not — almost, but not ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Doug Cruikshank walks back after scooping a load of gravel at a Habitat for Humanity homesite in McMinnville. He usually volunteers Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Stopping By: Safe as houses

The first dwellings Doug Cruikshank built were temporary: snow caves that block out icy wind and help winter hikers survive extreme weather. The dwellings he now helps build are permanent: Habitat for ...

Submitted photo##The Gould Piano Trio: violinist Lucy Gould, pianist Benjamin Frith and cellist Alice Neary.

Gould Piano Trio to perform at First Baptist

The Gould Piano Trio will perform “An Evening of Classical Music” Wednesday, March 29, at McMinnville First Baptist Church. The free program will start at 7 p.m. in the church at 125 S.E. Cowls ...

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Greens & Beans: Post-Pi Day pie

I have only recently been introduced to the charming concept of Pi day, and missed celebrating it on the actual day, to no one’s surprise – but have now made up for the lapse, with a beautiful ...

Rohse: Let's take time to learn about lime

Settlers who headed for the “land of the setting sun” via the Oregon Trail expected to find everything they needed in Oregon Country. It was the promised land. They knew for sure that it had ...

Image: F.J.D. John##The inside of Whale Cove as seen from Rocky Creek Scenic Viewpoint. The spots of whitecaps just inside the entrance are the rocks that make the bay so hard to navigate in any vessel.

Offbeat Oregon: Did Sir Francis Drake really stop by in 1579?

If Newport resident and British-born historian Bob Ward is correct, Oregon has another name — an older one: Nova Albion. That’s the name Sir Francis Drake gave to the spot on the West ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register##On her first trip to Ireland in 1998, Kathleen Verigin felt an immediate sense of belonging. The McMinnville woman has returned to the Emerald Isle 14 times since.

Land of luck and lore

On St. Patrick's Day, Ireland aficionado shares surprising story of an unsainted, non-Irish priest

Exhibit explores Iran's visual culture

The Linfield Gallery will feature the work of Eugene-based artist Tannaz Farsi Wednesday, March 22, through Saturday, April 29. Her solo exhibition, “The Points of Departure,” explores different ...

Pianists to perform at Linfield

Participants from a piano masterclass will perform a recital at 7 o’clock tonight, March 17, in the Vivian Bull Music Center at Linfield College. Admission is free. Professor Albert Kim and visiting ...

Flavors of Carlton tickets on sale

CARLTON — Tickets are now available for Flavors of Carlton, a gala fundraiser that will feature food prepared by 10 chefs, along with beer and wine from an array of local venues. The event will include ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Jane Petersen and Marlene Thomas discuss how to change the length of a piece of fabric as they finish a quilt top. They and other volunteers gather on Fridays to make Quilts for Cops.

Stopping By: Piece officers

YAMHILL — Bobbie Abernathy-Bebereia’s husband, Gregg, made it home safely every night during his years serving as a sheriff’s deputy. But not every law enforcement officer, firefighter ...

Submitted photo##“Circle Mirror Transformation” follows five characters who examine their lives while taking an acting class.

Linfield grad directs slice-of-life play

Linfield College’s theater will show “Circle Mirror Transformation,” a contemporary play about the impact the dramatic arts can have on a person’s life, Wednesday through Saturday, ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Madame Zenobia (Emma Connor) communicates with a spirit possessing Howie (Josh Earls) in Amity High School’s production of “You Can’t Beat The House.” Seated on the couch are Kira Hand as Glenda Spears, Nick Mueller as Conrad Spears and Johanna Naillon as Fern Larraby. Standing are Sarah Fergus as Brittany, Kadin Paul as Officer Milo Larry and Tairen Jones as Lillian.

Amity High students to perform comedy

The News-Register staff AMITY — High school students will perform “You Can’t Beat the House” Wednesday through Friday, March 15 to 17. Curtain will rise at 7 p.m. each night in ...

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