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Dine and Die on the Danube Express / Peter King

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 ...

 
Book: Consequences

“Consequences,” by Penelope Lively, Viking Adult books,  2007. “Consequences” spans about 70 years, from the mid-1930s to present day, and transports readers thousands of ...

 
Book: Derailed

Larry Widdoes teaches high school during the day and a writing class for prisoners at Attica in the evenings. One of his night class students drops off the surprising first chapters of a novel — ...

 
Book: Between You & Me

What a pleasure it is to read a book by someone who cares so much about language, she debated with herself over her copy-editing hiring test. Hyphen in? Hyphen out? That or which? One comma or two? Mary ...

 
Book: Bake Until Golden

Members of the Potluck Catering Club, a group of women who started out sharing recipes at church, return home to Colorado after a trip to New York to compete on a television cooking show. As “Bake ...

Features

 
Stopping By: Being neighborly

Long before he became a firefighter himself, Steve Warden saw neighbors and family friends volunteering their time and effort to put out fires, administer first aid and assist people in myriad other ways. It ...

 
Dayton Old Timers Weekend brings 'farm fun'

DAYTON — Residents, former residents and visitors will gather Friday through Sunday, July 29-31, to celebrate Dayton’s past, present and future. The annual Old Timers Weekend will carry the ...

 
Kaleidoscope festival focuses on the scripts

A new play will make its debut at Gallery Theater’s annual Kaleidoscope reader’s theater festival, which opens the weekend of July 29-31. The festival will continue the following weekend, Aug. ...

Greens & Beans: The joy of coffeecake

Being rather overly fond of pastry, I try to keep recipes on hand that are low in sugar, appealing and fast to put together, especially ones that make good use of seasonal fruit. Greens & Beans Nicole ...

Rohse: The wider side

In the annals of our country’s history, one mystery long remained unsolved. I was involved in that mystery. You, too, may unknowingly have been involved in it, as well. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's ...

Savvy Senior: Ten ways to prevent identity theft

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR, What can seniors do to protect themselves from identity theft? My brother-in-law, who’s 77, recently had his identity stolen and I want to make sure it doesn’t happen to ...

 
Growing together

Doris Crain grows pizzas at the McMinnville Community Garden. Some assembly is required, but many of the parts are available. Growing tomatoes and basil is easy. Cultivating pepperoni poses a few problems. She ...

 
Offbeat Oregon: Southern Oregon populist leader had plans for a guerilla uprising

The months that followed the election of 1932 in Jackson County were nerve-wracking ones for everyone involved. Newspaper publishers Llewellyn Banks and Earl Fehl, leaders of a belligerent populist uprising ...

Religious art show to open

Paintings, prints and sculptures with religious and spiritual themes will be on display in the First Presbyterian Church starting Sunday, July 24. An opening reception will run from 11:45 a.m. ...

Foundation hosts martial arts camp

McMinnville's See Ya Later Foundation is hosting a karate and self-defense kids camp the Wednesday and Thursday of Aug. 17 and 18. at McMinnville Oregon Dojo, 318 N.E. Third St. The camp will ...

 
Stopping by: Matters of Faith

When a need or opportunity arises, you can count on Faith Gerstel to step up. So when Newberg American Legion Post 57 needed a new leader in the early 1990s, Gerstel said yes, becoming the post’s ...

 
Rohse: The plight of the pit ponies

From the mid-18th century until well into the 20th, countless ponies that should have been gamboling in green pastures lived in darkness in the bowels of the earth. They were pit ponies and worked in coal ...

Happy Tails: Deciding when your pup should socialize

This week, I am going to discuss a thorny dilemma that anyone who has ever owned a puppy in this century has confronted: how and when to start socializing your puppy while keeping him safe from infectious ...

 
Patience the key to gardening on a budget

Brian and Jenifer Rucker claimed McMinnville Garden Club Yard of the Month honors for July. It’s the second time they’ve earned the title. “The garden is my husband’s baby,” ...

 
Pining for further glimpses of peregrines

My wife, Marge, and I made the move from Salem to Perrydale in July 1990. The following month, my brother, Bud, and his wife, Kathy, traveled from Louisiana, where he teaches at LSU, for a visit. Bud ...

Amity hosts pancake breakfast

The Amity Valley Women’s Club and the Amity Volunteer Firefighters host their 59th annual pancake breakfast from 6 to 11 a.m. Sunday, July 24, at Amity City Park. The menu includes pancakes, eggs, ...

Dayton show will feature cars, trailers

DAYTON — North Valley Cruzzers will host their 16th annual car show Saturday, July 16, adjacent to the Dayton city park.  Cars, trucks, motorcycles and vintage trailers will start arriving ...

 
Roadside attraction

GRAND RONDE — Tim Tharp is a Vietnam vet who enjoys rebuilding vintage cars. A former lumber broker, he shares a home on Salmon Road, just off Highway 18 in Grand Ronde, with his wife, Janny. Those ...

 
Stopping By: Hometown strings

YAMHILL — Olivia Cheser can’t remember a time when she didn’t live in Yamhill. She was 2 months old when her parents, who met as students at Yamhill-Carlton High School, moved back to ...

 
Derby Days: Frogs, fun and green grass

YAMHILL — Derby Day activities will get underway Friday evening, July 15, with the coronation of the festival queen. One of the princesses — 2016 Yamhill-Carlton High graduate Olivia Cheser ...


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