Carlton’s Walk in the Park Foundation, a nonprofit that raises money for community needs in the twin towns of Yamhill and Carlton, is planning to host three fundraising events this summer. The first ...

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Book: Piece of Work

I'm still not all that sure I like the protagonist in "Piece of Work." Julia is so, so self-absorbed and so, so clueless about that. But I like that the novel provides an intimate look at several worlds ...

Book: That Old Ace in the Hole

Annie Proulx's writing is more about characters than plot. She describes people and places so well -- and, even better, so differently, drawing comparisons that are so unique. In "That Old Ace in the Hole," ...

DVD: The Great Escape

Captured allied airmen while away their days in a German prisoner of war camp as World War II rages across Europe. The prisoners are treated well by their Luftwaffe captors (especially considering all ...

Book: The Perfect Storm

“The Perfect Storm” is subtitled, “A true story of men against the sea.” If that doesn’t give away the ending, you’ve never seen a wave crash against a jetty or toss ...

The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady

In the early 1950s, happily pregnant Marylou unwittingly becomes a guinea pig in a study of the effect of radiation upon the body's absorption of iron. She gives birth to a healthy child, but eight years ...

DVD: Sabrina

Sabrina Fairchild (Audrey Hepburn) is the daughter of the Larabee family chauffeur. Head in the clouds, she longingly watches the playboy scion of the Larabee clan, David (William Holden) from trees on ...

DVD: A Most Wanted Man

Günther Bachmann (Philip Seymour Hoffman) is a German secret service agent relegated to Hamburg to atone for a failure in Beirut. The hard-drinking, heavy-smoking operative wheezes toward rooting ...

Book: The Vision of Emma Blau

Stefan Blau, who immigrated to the U.S. on his own a decade earlier at age 13, envisions a palatial stone house on the banks of a lake in New Hampshire. On the house's steps, he sees a young girl spinning ...

DVD: 9 to 5

Judy Bernley (Jane Fonda) is returning to the workforce after divorcing her cheating husband. She has a hard time adjusting to her new job as a secretary at Consolidated Companies, where her boss, Franklin ...

Book: Patty Jane's House of Curl

In "Patty Jane's House of Curl," there's more to this beauty parlor than meets the eye. Author Lorna Landvik brings every character to life: Patty Jane; her sister Harriet; handsome Thor and kind, loving ...

Features

Patton puts on 'Chocolate Factory'

Patton Middle School will perform “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” Friday through Sunday, May 29 to 31. The show, adapted by Richard George from Roald Dahl’s popular novel, features ...

No tears for the Cry Guy?

By noon on Memorial Day, one wilted and sickly looking flower had been placed at the grave of John Alvin Ray. Wayne Ojua, who serves on the board of the Hopewell Cemetery, 14 miles southeast of McMinnville, ...

Walk in the Park times three

Carlton’s Walk in the Park Foundation, a nonprofit that raises money for community needs in the twin towns of Yamhill and Carlton, is planning to host three fundraising events this summer. The first ...

Offbeat Oregon: Doolittle raiders made history in startling ways

This is the final installment in a series about Oregon’s connection to the famous Doolittle bombing raid on Japan, conducted in 1942 just a few months after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Offbeat ...

Stopping By: Wedding of a lifetime

Fourth proposal is the charm for McMinnville couple who prefer to do things their way.

Rohse: McMinnville cemetery remembered by few

Malone Cemetery, McMinnville’s historic treasure, is old. Old, even for a cemetery. And it is ailing. This first dedicated cemetery between North and South Yamhill rivers was dedicated as a perpetual ...

Happy Tails: Tech designed for the pet set

I don’t know if there’s a term for the opposite of geek, but if there is, it could describe me. Not that I’m cool, although it may be that geekiness is cool these days. But I have absolutely ...

Haute on the trail

John Wayne never had it so good. Imagine the hard, dusty ride to El Dorado. The Duke stops halfway, and some nice people provide a cozy stable for his horse. Meanwhile, the Duke takes an air-conditioned ...

Hoofing it

It’s not that Gus, Otis and Lizzy don’t enjoy trail riding. They love being out on the trail, as long as they don’t encounter a mean dog or some other threat. And when they’ve ...

Stopping By: Step right up

One day, Jan Jones wasn’t a clogger. The next day, she was. She attended a clogging demonstration in Medford about 15 years ago. A group of people wearing shoes with metal taps bounced in rhythm ...

Tapping out the rhythm

Cloggers arrive at the McMinnville Senior Center in tennis shoes or flats or work boots. Then, as they chat with other dancers, they change into special shoes fitted with metal taps at the heel and toe. Taps ...

Yard of the Month: A little of everything, and a lot of charm

Flowers, herbs and vegetables snuggle together comfortably in Lynn Crowell’s yard in Southwest McMinnville. The effect is so charming the McMinnville Garden Club awarded her its Yard of the Month ...

Rohse: Plant sale highlights native varieties

On my calendar, I’ve circled in red May 23. You may want to do so, too. On that Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Carnegie Room at McMinnville Public Library, the Cheahmill Chapter of the ...

Greens & Beans: Breakfast isn't just for breakfast

Breakfast for supper is a marvelous thing. Mind you, supper is good. The word supper can conjure up deliciously cozy visions of tables laden with vegetable pot pie and steaming hot biscuits with butter ...

Offbeat Oregon: Oregonians flew in raid over Tokyo

Of the 80 American Army aviators who flew the Doolittle raid in April of 1942, at least seven were former Oregonians. Actually, with only one or two exceptions, all were former Oregonians, having been ...

 
Knight moves

Yamhill isn’t known as a particularly rowdy community, but a fight breaks out almost every Thursday night. Locals can practically set their watches by it. A crowd of fighters starts to gather at ...

Interstellar Celebration

Thousands of UFO enthusiasts, from serious ufologists to sci-fi fans, will descend on McMinnville Thursday through Sunday, May 14 to 17, for the 16th annual UFO Festival. They gravitate to McMinnville ...

Stopping By: Alien artistry

On a wall of Adam Diesburg’s dental office stands a cowboy, stern and stoic. Beside him, a creature from outer space reads him the riot act. The compact green creature — which Diesburg added ...

Youth exchange meeting set

Youth for Understanding international exchange program will host an informational meeting Saturday, May 30, at the McMinnville Public Library. The session will run from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., with information ...

Rohse: Jane Barnes wrote unusual chapter in Oregon history

At Oregon’s Capitol, on friezes near the ceiling of House and Senate chambers, are the names of 158 shapers of Oregon history. Six are women: Sacajawea, Marie Dorion, Narcissa Whitman, Tabitha Brown, ...


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