Marcus Larson/News-Register##Kate Pabst and Jonathan Taylor enjoy learning about their new property and the plants growing there. They received the McMinnville Garden Club’s Yard of the Month award for April.

April Yard of the Month: New homeowners give credit where it's due

Kate Pabst and Johnathan Taylor feel slightly unworthy of the Yard of the Month honors they recently received from the McMinnville Garden Club. The couple just moved into the house at 510 Fleishauer ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Sissy (Meridith Symons), center, talks with her niece, LaVonda (Kelly Janssen), about funeral arrangements for Peggy, while Peggy’s other daughter, Latrelle (Kari Trickey), stews about the embarrassing circumstances of her mother’s death.

Play review: Laughter, dysfunction in 'Sordid Lives'

There's a lot to love and laugh about in "Sordid Lives," the black comedy that opened Friday at Gallery Theater. Director Carolyn McCloskey, who also directed the show in 2008, gives audiences ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Sculptor Jeanne Drevas and photographer Jodi Kneeland discuss their joint show, which they were seeing for the first time.

Stopping By: Artists take skateboard theme and roll with it

Neither Jeanne Drevas nor Jodi Kneeland rides a skateboard. But the two local artists chose skateboarding as the theme of their joint show at The Gallery at Ten Oaks in McMinnville. The display, ...

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3rd on 3rd debuts this week

McMinnville’s Art & Wine Walk, a staple of the third Saturday of the month for more than a decade, receives a reboot next week. Organizers kick off a new and improved event that involves more ...

Rohse: Battles, bonding over dirty dishes

My older sister and I loved each other dearly, and had great fun together. But we had a problem that had to do with taking turns — and determining whose turn it was. When it was time to gather the ...

Carlson: Modern style of training clicks with dogs, owners

It is easy for me to get lazy about dog training. It takes time and money, and can be tedious. But my dogs enjoy it, it gets us out and about, and a bit of a refresher is a good idea. To that end, I have ...

Savvy Senior: Is your blood pressure too high?

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: What numbers constitute high blood pressure? I use to be pre-hypertensive, but they keep changing the guidelines, so I’m not sure where I fit in now. Approaching 60 Savvy Senior Jim ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Shoko Oba of Portland’s Takohachi performs during the annual Camellia Festival held Saturday at the Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg.

Photos: East meets West

Saturday's annual Camellia Festival was a celebration of Asian art, music and traditions -- as well as Newberg's official city flower.

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Ray Mabey spins around with the men’s lightweight stone as he shows students the proper technique.

Stopping By: Strength and traditioning

Most people have seen a photo or video of the caber toss, a staple event of Scottish Highland Games. Burly men and women in kilts heft tree trunks stripped of branches, walk forward, then toss them so ...

Scottish fest will feature Highland games

Highland games, bagpipe music, kilts, Scottish food and other reminders of the British Isles will be featured in the McMinnville Scottish Festival, the Saturday and Sunday of June 9-10 on the Linfield ...

Image: Flux Magazine##William Begg as he appeared some 40 years after the shipwreck, posing with the salvaged figurehead from the Glenmorag’s bowsprit.

Offbeat Oregon: Getting shipwrecked and nearly killed was luckiest break of man’s life

March 19, 1896, was probably the best, luckiest, and all-around most wonderful day of William Begg’s long and happy life. But it sure didn’t look that way at the time. In fact, as he ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##During a house visit, Sissy Hickey (Meridith Symons), right, comforts friend Noleta Nethercott (Julia Sargent) concerning trouble she s had at home.

Dark comedy 'Sordid Lives' to open at Gallery

Gallery Theater will have a casket onstage as part of the set for “Sordid Lives,” a “black comedy about white trash” that opens Friday, April 13. The show will play at 7:30 p.m. ...

Rohse: Death Valley a serene and beautiful place

When we recently planned a trip and our friends learned we were visiting Death Valley, no one seemed much interested in going along. “Why would you want to go there? one asked. “What on earth ...

Savvy Senior: What to know about the new Medicare cards

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: What can you tell me about the new Medicare cards? I’ve heard there are a lot of scams associated with these new cards and I want to make sure I protect myself. Leery Senior The ...

Photo courtesy of Jamila Clarke##This photo, titled “Wrote Nothing,” is photographer Jamila Clarke’s metaphor for procrastination. With its vintage clothing and Underwood No. 5 typewriter, it combines many of the common elements in Clarke’s photography -— especially her fascination with the aesthetics of the past.

A case of photosurrealism

Photographer takes an unflinching look at reality ... then adapts it

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