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Book: Buried in the Sky

When we think of mountain climbing, we usually think of Everest, the world’s highest peak. But many of the most serious climbers now consider Everest more of a tourist excursion than a real challenge ...

 
Book: The Pyramid

You may think you know all about Kurt Wallander, the brooding ace detective from the Ystad police in Southern Sweden. But even if you’ve read Henning Mankell’s entire series about the middle-aged ...

 
Book: White Elephant Dead

Annie Darling takes a break from her murder mystery bookstore, “Death on Demand,” to investigate an actual murder in “White Elephant Dead.”  The novel is part of author Carolyn ...

 
Book: A Few of the Girls

In July 2012, I mourned the loss of one of my favorite writers, Irish journalist-turned-novelist Maeve Binchy. I’d read most of her books by then — including the one best known in the U.S., ...

 
Book: And Justice There is None

In “And Justice There is None,” author Deborah Crombie takes readers back to the 1960s, when the Notting Hill area of London was undergoing social change and young people were experimenting ...

 
Book: Out of the Deep I Cry

Readers will need to wrap themselves in blankets for “Out of the Deep I Cry,” part of author Julia Spencer-Fleming’s mystery series about Episcopal priest Claire Ferguson.  Spencer-Fleming ...

 
Book: An Incomplete Revenge

British author Jacqueline Winspear examines the aftermath of World War I in “An Incomplete Revenge.” It’s part of a series of novels featuring heroine Maisie Dobbs, who served as an Army ...

 
Book: A Spool of Blue Thread

Baltimore author Anne Tyler continues her collection of humorous and pleasing novels with “A Spool of Blue Thread.” As in all of Tyler’s works, this book is character-driven, and, as ...

 
Book: A Fatal Grace

I lost sleep over “A Fatal Grace,” the second murder mystery by Louise Penny. That’s how good it is: I found it very difficult to put down. In English sprinkled with French, Penny takes ...

 
Book: And the Mountains Echoed

One of the best qualities of novels is that they take us to places and times we might otherwise never experience. Another is that they cause us to think differently, and often to re-examine our stereotypes ...

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Highway to history

A lady and gent motoring down Route 99 in the Roaring ‘20s might have heard a very special roar coming up fast behind them, prompting them to pull their Ford Model A off to the side of the ...

 
Stopping By: Couple share lifetime of love

"Oklahoma" opened on Broadway March 1943, and soon everyone was singing Rodgers and Hammerstein's popular melodies. No surprise, then, that Yvonne Preisser chose a tune from the musical for her ...

Paper Gardens celebration May 5

Winners of the 2016 Paper Gardens creative writing contest will be honored Thursday, May 5. The Arts Alliance of Yamhill County, which sponsors the contest, will host the celebration. It will ...

Savvy Senior: When does it pay to take Social Security early?

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR, I will turn 62 in a few months and am trying to decide when to start taking my Social Security retirement benefits. Almost everything I read on this topic tells me it’s better ...

Rohse: Battles won, lost on the ranch

In the late 1920s, when Mother and my stepfather, Lynn, married and bought a ranch in Eastern Oregon, they had dreams. Never did they suspect that those cattle ranching years also would be war years. They ...

Carlson: Here, Vanity Fair Superb Dream ... I mean, Buddy

I have several friends and one sister considering getting puppies now that spring is finally here. If you have ever shared this delightful and, yes, challenging experience, you know there are myriad decisions ...

 
Birds of a feather

Harry Fuller began his passion for birdwatching by observing the curious habits of Cardinals, Blue Jays and Orioles. Then the rotten, no-good blankety-blanks went on strike. So he decided to start watching ...

 
'Enchanted April' charms

London in February is damp and depressing, especially when you’re hampered by being the “fairer sex” and your marriage is as stagnant as a puddle on Carnaby Street.  Why ...

 
Elks on the lookout for a new building

Although they no longer have their own building, the McMinnville Elks are still around. And their 104-year-old lodge is aiming to build both its membership and a new hall, according to Exalted Ruler Donna ...

 
Offbeat Oregon: Three more notable Oregon women

Last time, we launched into an overview of great women from Oregon history whose names ought to be mentioned next time the chance arises to name a bridge or mountain after an important and overlooked historical ...

 
Stopping By: Adding college to her life

Mother of two embracing her return to higher education Jamie Corff tried college once, immediately after graduating from high school in her home state of Wyoming. Stopping By Starla Pointer, ...

 
Giving paws

Hearts melt at the sight of a wet nose and a wagging tail. “You’re so cute!” Christina Godinho sang when she saw Meah, an 8 1/2-year-old Aussie mix, approaching. The Linfield College ...

Rohse: Mind and body work together at new fitness center

Our bodies are wonderful machines if we but give them care — and direction. And because I appreciate mine, I’m giving it a treat. I’m taking it to Hillside’s 4,000-foot, newly remodeled ...

Greens & Beans: Cultured in the kitchen

We’ve become a nation against bacteria, and with some reason — antibiotics have saved many lives, from some very unpleasant diseases. But bacteria are an integral part of life, and while they ...

Master Gardeners hold annual plant sale

Yamhill County Master Gardeners hold their 24th annual plant sale Saturday and Sunday, April 30 and May 1, at the Yamhill County Fairgrounds, 2070 N.E. Lafayette Ave., McMinnville. The sale runs from ...

Bounty of Yamhill County tickets on sale

Tickets are on sale for Bounty of Yamhill County 2016. The annual event runs Friday to Sunday, Aug. 26 to 28. Now in its sixth year, Bounty of Yamhill County is the major annual fundraiser for the Yamhill ...

 
Spring in full bloom

April showers haven’t dimmed the spring flowers in Don and Edie Rissberger-Stow’s McMinnville yard. The colorful display caught the eye of the McMinnville Garden Club, which awarded it Yard ...

 
Camellias a blossoming tradition in Newberg

The Newberg Camellia Festival, which drew more than 4,000 people to the Chehalem Cultural Center on April 9, became a local tradition because of men behaving badly. Bryan Stewart, head landscaper for ...

 
Under the Italian sun

“Enchanted April,” a romantic comedy set in bleak London and the sunny Italian countryside, will open Friday, April 15, in Gallery Theater’s intimate Arena theater. “It shows us ...

 
Stopping By: Acting out loud

Josiah “J.P.” Phillips took a deep breath, expanding his diaphragm to fill his lungs to their fullest extent. He opened his mouth, relaxed his throat and let the air flow across his vocal chords ...


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