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 ...

Image: Library of Congress##A drawing of the Tillamook Rock Lighthouse from the Annual Report of the U.S. Lighthouse Board in 1881, just after the structure had been built.

Offbeat Oregon: Lighthouse finished 18 days too late

The third of January, 1881, was a typical winter day for the construction crew working on the Tillamook Rock Lighthouse. That is to say, it was awful. A terrific gale was blowing out of the southwest, ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##McMinnville High School student body president Maria Martinez, seated on the 2016 senior bench, calls the leadership role challenging but rewarding.

Stopping By: Leading students together

McMinnville High School is a big place, with about 2,200 students in a building that sprawls over more than four city blocks. “It doesn’t feel that big,” though, to Maria Martinez, the ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Fonsia (Kathleen Silloway) tries to persuade Weller (Gary Romans) to dance with her in “The Gin Game,” opening Friday at Gallery Theater in McMinnville.

Gallery Theater presents 'The Gin Game'

“The Gin Game,” a humorous drama about the potential relationship between a pair of nursing home residents, will open Friday, April 14, at Gallery Theater.  The show will play at 7:30 ...

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