Who’s the most challenging client for a hair stylist? Rapunzel, perhaps? Doreen VanTyne of Lafayette has met her. She styled the fairytale princess’s lengthy braid for an episode of “Grimm,” ...

 

 

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Book: The Railwayman's Wife

As “The Railwayman’s Wife” opens, Ani and Mac Lachlan buy a special present for their daughter Isabel’s 10th birthday: A kaleidoscope, with a ball of glass that turns every view ...

 
Book: The Forgiven

David and Jo Henninger take a holiday from cool, damp London, heading for Morocco where acquaintances are hosting a wild weekend party. The get-away will be good for their stagnating marriage, they think, ...

 
Book: Murder at the Savoy

“Murder at the Savoy,” by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, translated from the Swedish by Amy and Ken Knoespel, Random House, 1971. Wife-and-husband mystery writers Maj Sjöwall ...

 
Book: Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea

The Kim regime — Great Leader Kim Il-sung, who took over the north after a single Korea was divided at the 38th parallel following the 1950-53 war; his son and successor, Kim Jong-il; and grandson ...

 
Book: Dine and Die on the Danube Express

Peter King takes readers on a trip down the Danube River from Munich to Bucharest in “Dine and Die on the Danube Express,” the eighth-installment in his “Gourmet Detective” series. The ...

 
Book: Kitchens of the Great Midwest

Rarely does a novel bring tears to my eyes after only one chapter, but “Kitchens of the Great Midwest” did. And it wasn’t because of onions being chopped, either. J. Ryan Stradal’s ...

 
Book: The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder

Rebecca Wells, known for her “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood,” continues her theme of strong women and the strong ties between them in “The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder.” Set ...

 
Book review This is How It Ends

When “This is How It Ends” begins, Bruno has a well-paying job in Lehman Brothers’ main office, high above the streets of Manhattan. When the start of the 2008 recession leaves him adrift, ...

 
Book: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Christopher is a genius in math and science, but he can’t read other people’s facial expressions, understand figures of speech or control himself all the time -- at 15, though, he has learned ...

 
Book: Felix in the Underworld

Acclaimed novelist Felix Morsom, the protagonist created by “Felix in the Underworld” author John Mortimer, doesn’t really do much, physically. He hasn’t experienced much, either. He ...

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Stopping By: Lights! Camera! Hair! Makeup!

Who’s the most challenging client for a hair stylist? Rapunzel, perhaps? Doreen VanTyne of Lafayette has met her. She styled the fairytale princess’s lengthy braid for an episode of “Grimm,” ...

 
Greens & Beans: Avoid shortcuts on the way to perfect pesto

Pesto, vinaigrette, Italian bread salad — there are many, many ways to enjoy fresh summer basil. One of them is to put it in a bouquet; the stuff has the most heavenly fragrance. I like buying it ...

 
Gutsiest GutFest yet

By KARL KLOOSTERFor the News-Register The Dragging the Gut Festival’s seventh annual edition is revved up and ready to roll into town Friday and Saturday. And it promises to bring more vehicles, ...

Rohse: Take a stand against too much sitting

Do you sit too much? Most Americans do — and as a result, they may have “sitting disease.” There is conjecture that the inactivity of sitting harms our bodies — and can even kill. Rohse ...

 
Dragging back in the day

By KARL KLOOSTER<br/>For the News-Register Dragging back in the day   Third Street cruising hit its height in the ’80s Recently, five good friends crammed into the small office of ...

 
Children's theater spins a fairy tale

Bailie Swick seems to be running on pure adrenaline. Perhaps she’s keeping her energy level high for the 35 or so children she’s directing in the Missoula Children’s Theatre ...

Powwow offers big payouts

GRAND RONDE — The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde has set aside more than $35,000 in prize money for dance competitors and about $20,000 for top performing drummers during its annual Contest Powwow, ...

 
Stopping By: Big quilts, small quilts, doll quilts, wall quilts

DAYTON — Priscilla Heinzman works for months or years on some projects, sewing together tiny pieces to make one-of-a-kind quilts. Other times, she rapidly turns out five smaller quilts — designed ...

 
Walnut City Musical Festival marks fourth year

The fourth-annual Walnut City Music Festival — featuring 13 musical acts — runs from 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Granary District in McMinnville. The district ...

Carlson: Dog-related doings around the county

Many thanks to Jay Pearson of McMinnville Parks & Recreation and Lannette Noble of the city of McMinnville for meeting with a number of us dog park groupies on a lovely evening in July to discuss dog ...

Rohse: Women’s rights at stake in pants fight

How nice if Amelia Bloomer could have lived to see the 2016 Democratic presidential convention — although she perhaps would have been no less excited about a woman being nominated than that the woman ...

Savvy Senior: Coverage options for nonworking spouses

Dear Savvy Senior, Does Medicare cover spouses who have not worked? I have worked all my life, but my spouse worked only for a few years when we first got married but then quit to take care of our children ...

 
Fairy-tale afternoon

After they sipped their tea and nibbled their miniature sandwiches, the fairies flitted off down Northeast Baker Street, leaving Brian Bailey to sweep up the glitter. Make no mistake, young fairies ...

 
Fire wagon restoration sparks new exhibit

Display of antique firefighting equipment opens in conjunction with this weekend’s Harvest Fest When a fire broke out in 1895, the new Amity Hook & Ladder Co. was ready. Volunteers pulled the ...

Children's theater sets auditions

The Missoula Children’s Theatre will present “Rumpelstiltskin” at 3 and 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at the McMinnville Community Center, 600 N.E. Evans St. Children are invited to audition ...

Out at Perrydale: Starlings wreak havoc in Oregon

“Birds of Oregon” was researched during the 1920s and 1930s by Ira N. Gabrielson and Stanley G. Jewett, with considerable input from a host of Northwest ornithologists. It was published by ...

 
Stopping By: Volunteers work together to finish history book

Dedicated volunteers are keeping track of the history of Yamhill County and help teach others about it. Some Yamhill County Historical Society volunteers spend time running events like Harvest Fest, which ...

 
Yard of the Month: Yamhill Valley native returns to her roots

Couple create colorful landscape in McMinnville “I think our neighbors’ yard should’ve been chosen,” Janet Kiser said after hers won the Garden Club Yard of the Month honors for ...

'Sounds of Summer' will raise money for Linfield music

A “Sounds of Summer” concert Thursday, Aug. 11, will benefit music programs at Linfield College. The event will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Youngberg Hill Vineyards and Inn, 10660 S.W. Youngberg ...

Rohse: Winged beauties

If you pine for a pet but dislike walking a dog, or if your children beg for one but you are disinclined to deal with litter boxes, then consider keeping a butterfly. The world of butterflies is diverse, ...


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