Emily Hoard/News-Register##Stacey Garcia conducts the euphonium section. Before she started working with the Oregon Crusaders six years ago, she was a band director in Arizona.

Drums of Fire: a musical crusade comes to town

Thursday night’s “Drums of Fire” event would probably be the hottest ticket in town even if it weren’t happening during the first heat wave of summer. The Oregon Crusaders, a Portland-based ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Wellness Coordinator JoAnn Kobel, right, joins Project ABLE clients in decorating tiles to make coasters. The organization offers people with mental health issues group activities and peer support.

More than a diagnosis

Project ABLE clients face mental health challenges with a little help from their friends

Happy Tails: Dogs in workplace bring employment benefits

You can thank Modern Dog magazine for reminding me that today is Take Your Dog to Work Day all across this glorious continent. I find it somewhat ironic that Take Your Dog to Work Day was the brainchild ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Hilda Farris’ exercise class perform leg kicks as part of a dance routine at the McMinnvile Community Center.

Seniors socialize, exercise

Senior exercise leader Hilda Farris spends every Tuesday and Thursday morning at the McMinnville Community Center. Her free, drop-in class for the 50-and-up set runs 9:30 to 11 a.m. But she arrives a ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Hilda Farris dances the mambo as she leads the McMinnville Community Center’s senior exercise class.

Stopping By: Dance leader retiring anew

Partway through a recent senior exercise class, the recorded music switches to a sensual Latin beat. Seniors tap their feet to “The Macarena,” a popular dance tune that tells the story of ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register file photo##During last year’s Carlton Fun Days, Julia Kiser exchanges the tickets she won while playing the games for a pair of butterfly wands.

Fun planned in Carlton on June 26-27

CARLTON — While Carlton residents surely think every day is fun, they’ll go all-out to celebrate Fun Days on June 26 and 27. The city’s annual festival draws locals, people who happen ...

Tickets available for Sunday's garden tour

Five private gardens will be on display Sunday, June 28, during the McMinnville Garden Club’s annual tour. Visitors can tour the gardens at their leisure between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 ...

Scholarships available to ag students

Interested in pursuing a career related to agriculture after college? You have until Aug. 1 to apply for one of two $1,500 scholarships offered by the Yamhill County Farm Bureau. To qualify, applicants ...

Salem Public Library/Ben Maxwell##The Greenhorn City Jail a few months after it had been purloined from the
Greenhorn City townsite and deposited in front of the Grant County Courthouse. The building to the left is the Grant County Historical Museum.

Offbeat Oregon: Oregon city once had its jail stolen

One clear June morning in 1963, early risers in the historic Blue Mountains town of Canyon City were startled to see there had been an unscheduled addition to the Grant County Courthouse the previous night. Sitting ...

Rohse: Gobble, gobble, gobble

McMinnvillans showed much foresight when they chose the turkey as the symbol for their annual event: Turkey Rama. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's Elaine Rohse is fascinated by words, books ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##June and Jack Coe gave new life to their downtown 1892 Dutch
Colonial after purchasing the home in 1998, and eventually turned it into The Twisted Willow Inn bed & breakfast.

Yard of the Month: Roses make mark on downtown cottage

Serendipity guided some of June and Jack Coe’s choices in designing their McMinnville yard, and the effect struck the McMinnville Garden Club as so lovely they awarded it the Yard of the Month honor ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Armand Pilotte of Sheridan, the president of the McMinnville Amateur Radio Club, sits in his “radio shack” set up in his garage. The Navy vet became fascinated with ham radio when he was a teen-ager growing up in New Hampshire.

They hear voices

Local ham radio club listens to the world, braces for disaster

Portland Morning Oregonian##The FBI-supplied booking photo of Thomas James Holden, taken prior to the triple murder for which he was wanted.

Offbeat Oregon: FBI's "Most Wanted" gangster was busted in Beaverton

The contractors were getting ready to wrap up work for the day when several visitors arrived at the job site, a house on Scholls Ferry Road near Beaverton. The newcomers, a small group of serious-looking ...

Garden tour, faire are gardener's delight

Tickets are available for the McMinnville Garden Club's annual garden tour, "Gardens are Treasures," which will be held Sunday, June 28. Five private gardens will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Strategic placement of plants and pavers divides the garden into a series of “rooms.”

Stopping By: Emerald Garden

Passersby would never guess that such a cool, green oasis exists just a few yards from one of McMinnville’s busiest thoroughfares. Large trees and bushes block the street from the front of Evelyn ...

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