Kate Pabst and Johnathan Taylor feel slightly unworthy of the Yard of the Month honors they recently received from the McMinnville Garden Club. The couple just moved into the house at 510 Fleishauer ...

 

 

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Book: Perennials

“Family first” has always been the motto for Eva “Lovey” Sutherland, her parents and sister, Bitsy. Yet Eva always felt slighted — Bitsy is cruel to her, cutting down her ...

 
Book: Crooked Hearts

Tom Warren drops out of college in the 1970s, he returns to Yuma, Arizona, to find his family’s home decorated for a party. No surprise — the Warrens always celebrate following a tragedy or ...

 
Book: "Sleeper

Leslie Glass opens her complex and suspenseful novel, “Sleeper,” with a trip into Yamhill County wine country. Two University of Oregon students cruise the Dundee hills, passing vineyards ...

 
Book: Gifted

Parts of John Daniel’s novel, “Gifted,” are beautifully written, especially when he is describing the complex natural beauty of Oregon’s Coast Range and the nascent philosophy of ...

 
Reyna Grande / The Distance Between Us, Young Readers Edition

Reyna Grande has quite a story, and she tells it well in the young readers’ edition of her memoir, “The Distance Between Us.” I’m eager to also read — and compare — ...

 
Book: The Blackbird Season

Hometown boy Nate Winters is the most popular teacher and coach in a small Pennsylvania town. Until, that is, a scheming reporter snaps a photo of him hugging a troubled student outside a seedy motel. ...

 
Book: The Other Side of Everything

Lauren Doyle Owens’ debut novel, "The Other Side of Everything," shows a lot of promise. She develops some interesting characters, particularly Bernard, one of the seniors who've lived and loved ...

 
Book: The Woman in the Window

A.J. Finn — a pseudonym for William Morrow editor Daniel Mallory — plays readers perfectly in his debut novel, "The Woman in the Window." He leads us to make one assumption after another, ...

 
Book: The Paying Guests

Four years after the end of World War I, Frances Wray and her mother, along with their fellow Londoners, are still dealing with the ravages of war. Frances lost both her beloved brothers; her father, ...

 
Book: Tell No One

I always carry a book in my purse or backpack — a paperback, usually, that I can open and read a few pages from while I’m waiting for a meeting to start. Sometimes, it’s a book I’ve ...

Features

 
April Yard of the Month: New homeowners give credit where it's due

Kate Pabst and Johnathan Taylor feel slightly unworthy of the Yard of the Month honors they recently received from the McMinnville Garden Club. The couple just moved into the house at 510 Fleishauer ...

 
Play review: Laughter, dysfunction in 'Sordid Lives'

There's a lot to love and laugh about in "Sordid Lives," the black comedy that opened Friday at Gallery Theater. Director Carolyn McCloskey, who also directed the show in 2008, gives audiences ...

 
Stopping By: Artists take skateboard theme and roll with it

Neither Jeanne Drevas nor Jodi Kneeland rides a skateboard. But the two local artists chose skateboarding as the theme of their joint show at The Gallery at Ten Oaks in McMinnville. The display, ...

 
3rd on 3rd debuts this week

McMinnville’s Art & Wine Walk, a staple of the third Saturday of the month for more than a decade, receives a reboot next week. Organizers kick off a new and improved event that involves more ...

Rohse: Battles, bonding over dirty dishes

My older sister and I loved each other dearly, and had great fun together. But we had a problem that had to do with taking turns — and determining whose turn it was. When it was time to gather the ...

Carlson: Modern style of training clicks with dogs, owners

It is easy for me to get lazy about dog training. It takes time and money, and can be tedious. But my dogs enjoy it, it gets us out and about, and a bit of a refresher is a good idea. To that end, I have ...

Savvy Senior: Is your blood pressure too high?

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: What numbers constitute high blood pressure? I use to be pre-hypertensive, but they keep changing the guidelines, so I’m not sure where I fit in now. Approaching 60 Savvy Senior Jim ...

 
Photos: East meets West

Saturday's annual Camellia Festival was a celebration of Asian art, music and traditions -- as well as Newberg's official city flower.

 
Stopping By: Strength and traditioning

Most people have seen a photo or video of the caber toss, a staple event of Scottish Highland Games. Burly men and women in kilts heft tree trunks stripped of branches, walk forward, then toss them so ...

Scottish fest will feature Highland games

Highland games, bagpipe music, kilts, Scottish food and other reminders of the British Isles will be featured in the McMinnville Scottish Festival, the Saturday and Sunday of June 9-10 on the Linfield ...

 
Offbeat Oregon: Getting shipwrecked and nearly killed was luckiest break of man’s life

March 19, 1896, was probably the best, luckiest, and all-around most wonderful day of William Begg’s long and happy life. But it sure didn’t look that way at the time. In fact, as he ...

 
Dark comedy 'Sordid Lives' to open at Gallery

Gallery Theater will have a casket onstage as part of the set for “Sordid Lives,” a “black comedy about white trash” that opens Friday, April 13. The show will play at 7:30 p.m. ...

Rohse: Death Valley a serene and beautiful place

When we recently planned a trip and our friends learned we were visiting Death Valley, no one seemed much interested in going along. “Why would you want to go there? one asked. “What on earth ...

Savvy Senior: What to know about the new Medicare cards

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: What can you tell me about the new Medicare cards? I’ve heard there are a lot of scams associated with these new cards and I want to make sure I protect myself. Leery Senior The ...

 
A case of photosurrealism

Photographer takes an unflinching look at reality ... then adapts it

 
Stopping By: Stubborn fascination

Mules combine the best characteristics of a donkey and a horse, according to Wayne Beckwith, who breeds and uses mules for agricultural work, trail riding and packing. Like their horse mothers, ...

 
Farm Fest will feature animals, vintage sights

Farming equipment, from plows pulled by horses to gas-powered tractors, will be featured Saturday, April 7, at the Yamhill County Historical Society’s annual Farm Fest and Plowing Competition. The ...

 
Newberg celebrates camellias, culture

NEWBERG — The 10th annual Camellia Festival will include music, 10- and 5-K runs, exhibits and a flower show, featuring Newberg’s official blossom. The Saturday, April 7, festival will be ...

Play looks at woman who looked at stars

Linfield College will present “Silent Sky,” playwright Lauren Gunderson’s story of a woman finding her way in the male-dominated field of astronomy, April 12 to 14 and 19 to 21. This ...

Rohse: Ranch terminology trips up greenhorn

When you’ve never before lived on a cattle ranch and move there as a little kid, there is much to learn. And not just physical tasks, such as milking cows, saddling a horse, closing wire gates, ...


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