Dawn Witt and Beverly Knutz advocate for animals daily, Witt with Homeward Bound Pets and Knutz as an animal lover who rounds up feral cats to make sure they’re spayed or neutered. On a recent trip ...

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DVD: Diplomacy

The Wehrmacht is surrounded, and what was once the cushiest post in the Reich now has the Allies knocking at the gates. Gen. von Choltitz (Niels Arestrup), a careerist Prussian officer, has recently ...

Book: The Girl on the Train

As she commutes back and forth to London, Rachel fantasizes about a house she passes along the way. The owners are a golden couple, ideally matched and so much in love, she decides. She even gives them ...

DVD: To Kill A Mockingbird

DVD Based on the classic novel of the same name, 1963’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” starring Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch brings to life the story of a black man falsely accused of rape ...

DVD: High Noon

Criminal Frank Miller has been pardoned on a technicality and is returning to a dusty town on the noon train to seek revenge. Marshal Will Kane (Gary Cooper) is about to turn in his badge and leave town ...

Book: The Birthday Present

A clock ticks away beneath the action in "The Birthday Present." As each second passes, the tension builds for readers, who think they know the whole story and are wondering when the novel's other characters ...

Book: Something Blue

Judy, the narrator of “Something Blue,” is one of those characters readers will simply love. She’s a strong woman who deals gracefully with some pretty awful situations — but in ...

DVD: Selma

Maybe you were there, or watched it on TV while it was happening. Or you may have learned about it in history class. There is no doubt denying the dramatic and inspirational power of the story ...

Book: Who's Afraid of Virginia Ham?

  Who’s afraid of Virginia ham? Certainly not Chas Wheatley, food critic at the Washington Examiner, who’s open to eating all parts of the pig prepared every which way. But country ...

DVD: Lonesome Dove

Not content to while away their last days on their isolated ranch in sleepy Lonesome Dove, former Texas rangers Augustus McCrae (Robert Duvall) and Woodrow Call (Tommy Lee Jones) decide to move their cattle ...

BOOK: How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Here's the perfect read for the beginning of the hot-weather holiday season — not just because it's called "How I Spent My Summer Vacation," but also because it's quick, it's easy to put down and ...

Features

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, ...

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 ...

Troupe to perform ‘Taming of Shrew’

Willamette Shakespeare will return with free, outdoor performances Friday, July 31, through Sunday, Aug. 2, at Stoller Vineyards near Dayton. The Shakespeare comedy tells the story of Lucentio ...

'Bombshell' to explore Marilyn's life in song

“Bombshell,” a musical revue, will explore the life of Marilyn Monroe at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 31, in the auditorium at McMinnville High School. “We want the audience to learn all the ...

Local animal advocates take trip of a lifetime

Dawn Witt and Beverly Knutz advocate for animals daily, Witt with Homeward Bound Pets and Knutz as an animal lover who rounds up feral cats to make sure they’re spayed or neutered. On a recent trip ...

Rohse Colored Glasses: Dayton a hub of Oregon history

Back in winter 1848-49, when James K. Polk was president and prospectors soon would be flocking to California gold fields, Andrew Smith and Joel Palmer laid out the town of Dayton, Oregon. Ever since, ...

Yard of the Month: Good Medicine

Colleen Carl has been growing vegetables for many years. But it wasn’t until three years ago, when she and her husband, Timothy, moved to 1761 N.W. Third Court in McMinnville, that she began growing ...

Abigail's artifacts

History of Oregon’s famous suffrage leader is told through museum relics.

Joey McKenzie to play evening Brown Bag concert

McMinnville native and nationally known fiddler Joey McKenzie will perform Thursday, July 30, at a special evening edition of the Brown Bag Concert series. McKenzie grew up in McMinnville and graduated ...

DVD: Diplomacy

The Wehrmacht is surrounded, and what was once the cushiest post in the Reich now has the Allies knocking at the gates. Gen. von Choltitz (Niels Arestrup), a careerist Prussian officer, has recently ...

Book: The Girl on the Train

As she commutes back and forth to London, Rachel fantasizes about a house she passes along the way. The owners are a golden couple, ideally matched and so much in love, she decides. She even gives them ...

Dayton festival brings community together

DAYTON — Queen Catherine Poe and King John Francis will reign over the Dayton Old Timers celebration Friday, July 24. The event will include a parade, music, a dunk tank and Dayton’s usual ...

It's pancake flipping time in Amity

AMITY — While membership in the Amity Valley Women’s Club has declined significantly over the years, the club’s signature summer event has remained as popular as ever, thanks to the efforts ...

Pinot lovers will pour into Mac this week

Hundreds of wine enthusiasts will gather in McMinnville for the 29th International Pinot Noir Celebration, Friday through Sunday, July 24 to 26. They’ll spend the weekend at Linfield College ...

Stopping By: An Unbreakable Bond

From clay and glass and fire, Dan and Susan Wheeler have forged a relationship that makes them partners in business and life. Dan is a potter who makes functional, beautiful items from porcelain clay. ...

Fire's Eye filled with pottery, glass

Dan and Susan Wheeler’s Fire’s Eye Gallery is filled with pottery, including Dan’s delicate porcelain bowls, plates, vases and jars in reds, cobalt and browns. Susan’s hanging chains ...

Rohse: Is it nature's fault or ours?

Our crumbling bridges and deteriorating roadways are becoming major problems. Needs are extensive. Costs are horrendous. In the ever-continuing battle between humans and hard-handed nature, nature is ...

Happy Tails: Picking your perfect puppy

In my last Happy Tails column, I wrote a synopsis of a synopsis. The summer 2015 issue of BARK magazine featured an article touching on the most salient points in a 50-page report from Harvard Medical ...

For whom the bell tolls

The bell in the tower at Dundee United Methodist Church tolled on a Sunday in 1939 to herald the baptism of Joyce Colling. It later rang for her wedding. She took for it granted that it would ring for ...

Harvesting Health

Virginia Garcia medical team makes house calls at nurseries, migrant camps


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