Marcus Larson/News-Register##McMinnville residents enjoy Boyd Small’s Best of the Blues All-Star Showcase at the first Tuesday night concert of the summer on July 11. The series will continue at 7 o’clock tonight, July 18, with We Three, the Humlie siblings. Concertgoers can bring picnics, chairs and blankets to the event on the Green at Linfield College, located at Linfield Avenue and Founder’s Way. Pets are prohibited, as are alcohol and tobacco. Two more concerts are planned, The Pearls on Aug. 8 and Too Loose Cajun on Aug. 15.

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Family-friendly music festival returns to West Valley

The West Valley hills will be rocking this weekend as the sixth annual Wildwood MusicFest and Campout commences at Roshambo ArtFarm, 22900 S.W. Pittman Road, Sheridan. The festival is organized ...

Happy Tails: Dogs untroubled by social stigmas

Did you ever wish you could be more like your dog? I’ve been asking myself this question the past few days. Let me explain why. I like to walk — it’s good for my health, my soul and ...

Rohse: Quill fears quelled

Wily coyotes, macho mountain lions and an occasional rattlesnake have left Eastern Oregon to find new homes in the valley. I do not know of any porcupines that have done so. Perhaps that’s because ...

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Stopping By: Big dogs, big hearts

Susan and Gary May have helped more than 240 English mastiffs in the decade they've been running a rescue and adoption program for the breed. They remember each of the massive dogs as an individual. There's ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Yard of the Month winner Betty Jean Hansen spent childhood summers working on her grandparents’ farm in Washington. “It was a safe, loving place,” she said.

Yard of the Month: 'Still an outside girl'

After less than a year at 2654 Ford St., Betty Jean Hansen has been awarded the July Yard of the Month honors by the McMinnville Garden Club. Hansen says the transformation from a yard full of ...

Submitted photo##Breanna Weston teaches classes for seniors on using smartphones and other technology.

When old school meets new tech

Yes, you could write down how to find your favorite websites on a piece of notebook paper that you keep next to your computer. Or here's an idea. You could "bookmark" the websites right on ...

Image: Rebecca Maxwell/Historic Marker Database, HMdb.org##A statue of Marie Dorion with one of her children, erected by the Idaho State Historical Society near Fort Boise, where she survived a winter alone in the wilderness with her two boys.

Offbeat Oregon: For Marie Aioe Dorion, a fateful decision

The history of Oregon sometimes resembles an old manuscript from which every other page has been ripped out. Throughout the 1800s and much of the 1900s, most people only deemed stories worth preserving ...

News-Register file photo##Grayson Luttrell and “Ironman” compete in the frog jumping contest during last year’s Yamhill Derby Days.

Derby Days continues through Saturday

YAMHILL — Derby Days will start tonight with the coronation of the festival court at 6:30 p.m. in Beulah Park. A talent show, bingo and karaoke will follow. Saturday’s activities open with ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Jerry Perry, right, and other American Legion Riders prepare for a group ride to Dayton at American Legion Post 21 in McMinnville. They went to support Rider Jim Connolly, who was playing with Second Winds in the Dayton park.

Stopping By: Help on wheels

The desire to help veterans brings them together. The thrill of the open road binds them. The roar of a dozen or two powerful motorcycles carrying American flags? That gets them noticed. Stopping ...

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Yamhill Derby Days will bring residents together

YAMHILL — “Hot July Nights” will get even hotter Friday and Saturday, July 14-15, during the 2017 Derby Days festival. Activities will start Friday evening with the crowning ...

Rohse: Want to belong? Join the club

There are clubs for everyone to join, and most of us belong to some organization. Some “clubby” people belong to many. McMinnville, at least for a time, has been home to clubs or organizations ...

Savvy Senior: How to fight dry eye and protect your vision

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: What all can be done to combat dry eyes? Since I turned 50, my eyes have become increasingly dry and irritated. Constantly Blinking Dry eyes is a common problem that affects more ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Hands over their hearts, children observe a brief flag-raising ceremony at Wascher Elementary School before the start of Lafayette’s Fourth of July bicycle parade.

Pedals and patriotism

LAFAYETTE — More than 60 youngsters gathered in the parking lot of Wascher Elementary School to drape bikes, scooters and kiddie cars with streamers, flags and tinsel. They were determined to go ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Professor Paul Otto, head of the history department at George Fox University, has made an extensive study of wampum. Often considered a form of Native American currency, wampum shells initially had more spiritual than economic value.

Understanding Wampum

Big Chief Wampum, a cartoon stereotype of a Native American, appeared on every bag of Laura Scudder’s Wampum BBQ Corn Chips until the 1970s. “Me wantum Wampum!” the character declared ...

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