Marcus Larson / News-Register##Actor and playwright Norm Tognazzini will see his play “Hopeful Monsters” performed on Friday.

Stopping By: Scripting a life

Norm Tognazzini has been writing and acting, both for pleasure and for pay, almost all of his life. He’s often intertwined the two, writing scripts that draw on his knowledge of how actors bring ...

Kaleidoscope features three weekends of performances

“Kaleidoscope,” Gallery Theater’s annual readers’ theater festival, will kick off Friday for a three-weekend run. It will feature three different shows, one of them a new play by ...

News-Register file photo##Hot air balloons will lift off early Saturday morning during the Valley View air show.

Balloons return to annual air show this weekend

Hot air balloons, radio controlled planes and vintage cars will be featured at the annual Valley View Concert and Air Show Saturday, Aug. 8. The free event runs all day at Valley View Retirement Village, ...

Hardy: Savoring the seasons as they come

The other night, my family set out to enjoy Newberg’s spectacular Old-Fashioned Festival fireworks display. What was truly incredible, though, is the epiphany I had in the middle of it.  Nathalie ...

Sounds of Summer concert benefits Linfield

Violinist Aaron Meyer and other musicians will perform Thursday, Aug. 13, at Youngberg Hill Vineyards and Inn. The “Sounds of Summer” concert is a benefit for Linfield College music ...

Dayton offers movies on Fridays

DAYTON — Free movies will be presented at dusk on Friday nights, Aug. 7 to 28, behind Dayton Baptist Church, 300 Flower Lane, Dayton. Hot dogs and lemonade will be served free of charge ...

Rohse: Dayton claims notable names

Dayton, the little city that collects history, gets much of that history from events and happenings. It gets even more from people — people such as Louis LaBonte (ca. 1790-1860). Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's ...

Happy Tails: Helping dogs keep their cool

It is hot and probably just going to get hotter. We could be on track for one of the hottest, driest summers ever, and what with climate change, next year may be worse. On that cheerful note, it’s ...

Stephen Young photo##A group of Union re-enactors opens fire at Willamette Mission State Park. The Union Army consisted of the small (at the time) U.S. Army, known as the regular army — bolstered by massive numbers of units
supplied by volunteers and draftees from Northern states.

A very civil war

The soldiers of the Confederacy lived and fought by a code, and it was that code that drew Civil War re-enactor Michael Larsen to side with the South. However, it wasn’t the Confederacy’s ...

Artist of the hour

Downtown gallery features clockmaker’s creations

Cooperative Ministries loses both pastors

The McMinnville church known for its aggressive and controversial efforts to help the homeless people now finds itself pastorless. McMinnville Cooperative Ministries, a joint venture of the Methodist ...

C. Christensen / saltwaterpeoplehistorysociety.blogspot.com##The SS Rosecrans shortly before the fatal shipwreck.

Offbeat Oregon: Ship of misfortune

Cursed or not, the SS Rosecrans was unusually unlucky. The steamship Rosecrans didn’t have a witch’s curse laid upon her at launching, nor a colorful nickname like “The Ship of Romance ...

Kickball tournament benefits Mac library

A kickball tournament to benefit the McMinnville Public Library runs from 1:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8. This is the second year the Kick it for the Library Kickball Tournament will be held at Joe ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Competitors display their best showmanship for veteran rabbit judge Vern Palmblad during last year’s Yamhill County Fair. This year’s fair opens Wednesday at the fairgrounds in McMinnville.

Yamhill County Fair offers something for all

“Summer’s Biggest Party,” the Yamhill County Fair and Rodeo, will open Wednesday, July 29, on the fairgrounds in northeast McMinnville. Animals, contests, carnival rides, rodeo action, ...

Starla Pointer/News-Register##2015 Yamhill County Fair & Rodeo ambassadors Sasha Perez, Austin Lebsock-Binz and Liberty Greenlund are looking forward to the many events this week — including animal shows in which they’ll take part.

Ambassadors are fair's friendly faces

The Yamhill County Fair & Rodeo offers many things — something for everyone, really — according to this year’s trio of fair ambassadors, Liberty Greenlund of Yamhill, Austin ...

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