Greens & Beans: The joy of coffeecake

Being rather overly fond of pastry, I try to keep recipes on hand that are low in sugar, appealing and fast to put together, especially ones that make good use of seasonal fruit. Greens & Beans Nicole ...

Rohse: The wider side

In the annals of our country’s history, one mystery long remained unsolved. I was involved in that mystery. You, too, may unknowingly have been involved in it, as well. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Longtime firefighter and law enforcement officer Steve Warden loves being part of the community. Someday, though, he’d like to live in a more remote area with horses, cattle and quiet.

Stopping By: Being neighborly

Long before he became a firefighter himself, Steve Warden saw neighbors and family friends volunteering their time and effort to put out fires, administer first aid and assist people in myriad other ways. It ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##In “A Week of Augusts,” Jay (Leticia Duran) photographs friends, from left, Dot (Joanne Walker), Evie (Tami Dingle Keller), Gail (Shannon Braume), Marge (Meredith Symons) and Joyce (Paige Lomas).

Kaleidoscope festival focuses on the scripts

A new play will make its debut at Gallery Theater’s annual Kaleidoscope reader’s theater festival, which opens the weekend of July 29-31. The festival will continue the following weekend, Aug. ...

News-Register file photo##Dean Wegner serves potato salad last year during Sunday’s chicken barbecue in the park.

Dayton Old Timers Weekend brings 'farm fun'

DAYTON — Residents, former residents and visitors will gather Friday through Sunday, July 29-31, to celebrate Dayton’s past, present and future. The annual Old Timers Weekend will carry the ...

Savvy Senior: Ten ways to prevent identity theft

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR, What can seniors do to protect themselves from identity theft? My brother-in-law, who’s 77, recently had his identity stolen and I want to make sure it doesn’t happen to ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Paula Strawser and Bob Westbrook add a layer of mulch between rows of potatoes. “This is a grass-free and weed-free garden,” said volunteer Alan Wenner. “It makes for easy gardening.”

Growing together

Doris Crain grows pizzas at the McMinnville Community Garden. Some assembly is required, but many of the parts are available. Growing tomatoes and basil is easy. Cultivating pepperoni poses a few problems. She ...

Image: Oregon Historical Quarterly##Llewellyn A. Banks as he appeared in the mid-1920s.

Offbeat Oregon: Southern Oregon populist leader had plans for a guerilla uprising

The months that followed the election of 1932 in Jackson County were nerve-wracking ones for everyone involved. Newspaper publishers Llewellyn Banks and Earl Fehl, leaders of a belligerent populist uprising ...

Religious art show to open

Paintings, prints and sculptures with religious and spiritual themes will be on display in the First Presbyterian Church starting Sunday, July 24. An opening reception will run from 11:45 a.m. ...

Foundation hosts martial arts camp

McMinnville's See Ya Later Foundation is hosting a karate and self-defense kids camp the Wednesday and Thursday of Aug. 17 and 18. at McMinnville Oregon Dojo, 318 N.E. Third St. The camp will ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Faith Gerstel poses for a portrait while volunteering as a member of the CERT emergency response team during theJuly 4th Spectacular at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum.

Stopping by: Matters of Faith

When a need or opportunity arises, you can count on Faith Gerstel to step up. So when Newberg American Legion Post 57 needed a new leader in the early 1990s, Gerstel said yes, becoming the post’s ...

Phil Matthews photo/Creative Commons##Raised-earth sculpture depicting Sultan the Pit Pony.

Rohse: The plight of the pit ponies

From the mid-18th century until well into the 20th, countless ponies that should have been gamboling in green pastures lived in darkness in the bowels of the earth. They were pit ponies and worked in coal ...

Happy Tails: Deciding when your pup should socialize

This week, I am going to discuss a thorny dilemma that anyone who has ever owned a puppy in this century has confronted: how and when to start socializing your puppy while keeping him safe from infectious ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##A little library invites locals to grab a book while admiring the yard of Brian and Jenifer Rucker, who designed the garden to be drought tolerant.

Patience the key to gardening on a budget

Brian and Jenifer Rucker claimed McMinnville Garden Club Yard of the Month honors for July. It’s the second time they’ve earned the title. “The garden is my husband’s baby,” ...

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Pining for further glimpses of peregrines

My wife, Marge, and I made the move from Salem to Perrydale in July 1990. The following month, my brother, Bud, and his wife, Kathy, traveled from Louisiana, where he teaches at LSU, for a visit. Bud ...

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