Postcard image##Yaquina Head Lighthouse — the tallest on the Oregon Coast — as it appeared around 1920.

Offbeat Oregon: Cape Foulweather Lighthouse was built on the wrong headland

Sometime in the late 1860s, a sailing ship hove to just off the Oregon coast, near the mouth of Yaquina Bay. This ship was full of building materials. Its mission was to land those materials on Cape Foulweather ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Grand Ronde resident Melody Frederic wrote a novel on the side while working for the National Park Service.

Biologist puts science in sci-fi

Melody Frederic spends a lot of time around plants — to the point of turning just a little green sometimes. It’s all part of her job as a National Park Service biologist. She admits to feeling ...

Submitted photos##The Ted Vaughn Blues Band will be the entertainment headliner on Saturday.

Blue mood? Fun Days can cure

CARLTON — The theme of this year’s Fun Days celebration may be “Carlton’s Got the Blues,” but that’s simply a reference to the music. Festival-goers’ moods will ...

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Happy Tails: Pup will be happier at home when the heat rises

This is the time of year when I stop complaining about how wet and cold it’s been and start complaining about how dry and hot it is. I’ll grant you that while I write this it is an absolutely ...

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Rohse: Tale of witch trials remains fascinating

The Witchcraft Trials in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692, represented a grim chapter in American history. More than 200 were accused of practicing witchcraft; 20 were executed by hanging or other unbelievably ...

Garden Tour tickets available

Five local gardens will be featured in the McMinnville Garden Club’s 17th annual tour on Sunday, June 25. Participants will be able to visit five private gardens to see plants, landscaping and other ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Rhonda Robins poses with the friendly scarecrow she made to resemble her dad, Milt Robins, who loved to garden. His overalls, shirt and glasses adorn the scarecrow.

Stopping By: One of a kin

A very special scarecrow greets visitors to Rhonda Robins’ McMinnville garden. Tall and smiling, the scarecrow resembles her late father, Milt, who joined her mother, Ruth, in starting the garden. ...

Breakfast, helicopter contest Sunday

Whether you drive your modern car or vintage ride, or arrive by plane, you can enjoy an all-you-can-eat meal at Sunday’s annual McMinnville Lions Drive-in, Fly-in Breakfast. The fundraising event ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Jessie Grace works on a deer head in his workshop outside Carlton on Wednesday. Grace and his father, Dan,  started Foothills Taxidermy together in 1998; Dan is now mostly retired from the business.

Preserved in a state of Grace

Taxidermist Jesse Grace masters the art of bringing dead animals back to some semblance of life

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Teresa Brandon, pictured in the lower portion of her yard in McMinnville.

Yard of the Month: A family tradition

In what is proving somewhat of a family tradition, Teresa Brandon’s tract at 3179 N.E. Becky Court has earned the McMinnville Garden Club’s Yard of the Month honors for June.  “I’m ...

Offbeat Oregon: Oregon Gov. Geer is state’s “patron saint of bike commuters”

In recent years, bicycle commuting has had something of a resurgence in Oregon, especially true in urban areas, where you’ll see these hard-bodied, Lycra-clad road warriors in all kinds of crazy ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register##John Castle and Dewdrop in one of Castle’s small greenhouses. He enjoys propogating plants here. Dewdrop likes watching the chickens in the adjacent coop.

Stopping By: Tending the Castle garden

The “grandfather tree,” a venerable Douglas fir so large it would take at least half a dozen children to link their hands around it, stands watch over the Castle place. So do an array of native ...

News-Register file photo##Four-year-old Norah Guardiola of Willamina awaits her prize after winning a carnival game during last year’s Sheridan Days celebration.

Sheridan Days brings big fun to small town

SHERIDAN — There will be a distinct Sheridan School District flavor to Sheridan Days 2017. The 19th annual celebration will be held Thursday, June 15, through Sunday, June 18. “Small ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##McMinnville Farmers Market.

Greens & Beans: Fresh flavors abound this time of year

Garlic scapes are in season now, along with green garlic, providing some lovely opportunities to enjoy this pungent herb in milder forms. Minced in an omelet or a salad or over a casserole, or sauteed ...

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Rohse: Prunes were once a treasure of local ag

When we have no gold fields to prospect, we look elsewhere for gold. For a time, Yamhill County farmers counted on prunes for that wealth. It is true that the prune was well known for its laxative effect, ...

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