Rockne Roll/News-Register##Joanne Walker, Dorothy Parker, Darlene Grauer, Lisa McRae and Sharyl Michael make stocking cap ornaments during the FCE Spring Festival.

Stopping By: Learning together

Back in 1973, an Oregon State University extension agent contacted numerous young mothers in the McMinnville area, asking if they’d like to join a new homemakers’ club.  It would ...

Image: ACLU of Michigan##Ehlena Fry and her now-retired service dog, Wonder.

Carlson: A big win for disabled students

Last summer, I wrote a column about the first case involving a service dog to ever be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court: Fry vs. Napoleon Community Schools. I ended the column by saying I’d let you ...

Amazon.com##Visually impaired children will hunt for special “talking” eggs.

Adaptive egg hunt planned for special needs kid

An adaptive egg hunt, with carnival games and other activities as well as a search for Easter eggs, is scheduled for children with developmental, physical or intellectual disabilities and their families. Oak ...

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Savvy Senior: How to stop the snoring

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: Over the past few years my 57-year-old husband’s snoring has gotten much worse. It’s to the point that I have to either wear earplugs or move to a different room. Any suggestions? Sleep ...

Rohse: Wartime tales shared through vet’s book

McMinnvillan Gene Webber, in his 90s, did something that every Yamhill County man and woman should do. For his family, he wrote a book about an important chapter in his life: “World War 2 — ...

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 ...

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