Rusty Rae/News-Register##The Humlie siblings, Bethany, Joshua and Manny, practice for their upcoming album release concert, which will be held Nov. 28 in the Crystal Ballroom in Portland.

Stopping By: We Three siblings stay in tune with one another

When he was a youngster, Joshua Humlie often told his younger sister and brother, Bethany and Manny, “Practice your instruments! You’ll thank me later!” He was parroting their parents, ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##George Bailey (Grant Stephens) encounters an angel (Adam Gray) at just the right time in “It’s a Wonderful Life,” which opens Friday at Gallery Theater.

'It's a Wonderful Life': Gallery reprises holiday classic

By STARLA POINTER<br/>Of the News-Register ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ opens Friday in McMinnville Gallery Theater will bring to life a holiday favorite, “It’s a Wonderful ...

MJ New Quartet to perform at Linfield

The MJ New Quartet will bring its blend of classical and jazz to Linfield College Wednesday, Nov. 28. The concert will start at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall on campus. ...

Rohse: Band concert inspires patriotism, gratitude

When I attended Second Winds Community Band’s recent “Thank You, Veterans” concert, I hadn’t thought of writing a column about it. But afterward, I couldn’t wait to get home ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Mackenzie Adix, foreground, is spending National Novel Writing Month polishing the steampunk novel she began last year, while Pat Cole is writing a memoir of her career as a speech-language pathologist. They both took part in the McMinnville Public Library’s recent “Night of Writing Dangerously” event, held in conjunction with NaNoWriMo.

A novel idea: Locals write at breakneck pace for NaNoWriMo

Ideas descend like rain this November, at least in the mind of Mackenzie Adix. The McMinnville resident carries a notepad and pencil to make sure none of them have a chance to evaporate. Only 15 days ...

Image: Greg Shine/BLM##The entrance to one of the Redmond Caves, formed when a large lava tube collapsed.

Offbeat Oregon: Lost Crystal Cave: Real or folklore?

Central Oregon is cave country. There may be more caves, discovered and undiscovered, within a 100-mile radius of Bend than anywhere else in the country — ranging in size from tiny, dangerous lava ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Edith “Duffy” Reynolds spends one day a week in the church office, in addition to her other volunteer work. A Linfield College graduate, she’s been a member of the McMinnville First Baptist Church since 1954, when she returned to town to teach at her alma mater.

Stopping By: At 90, looking back on a life of learning, teaching

When Edith Reynolds was a teen, her younger brothers started calling her “Duffy.” Stopping By Starla Pointer, who is convinced everyone has an interesting story to tell, has been ...

Image: Wikimedia Commons##The elevation drawing from the original blueprints for the Dalles City Mint show what the building would have looked like had it been finished. The project was abandoned before the roof was finalized, so the outline of the building looks different today.

Offbeat Oregon: Portland’s play to beat The Dalles cost state its branch of U.S. Mint

Portland’s play to beat The Dalles cost Oregon its branch of the federal mint When hardcore coin collectors examine a promising piece of numismatic history, the first place their eyes usually go ...

Carlson: Working like a dog

Regular readers of this column will know that I have a fascination with dogs and the myriad jobs they do for us, some of which we literally couldn’t do without them. The way you know this is that ...

Rohse: Celebrity can be a short-term situation

Fame is fleeting and fickle. One day, everyone is talking about certain people or events. Within a few days, they may be totally forgotten. Now for a bit, you’ll be reminded of some of the famous ...

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How to be a
grown-up:
Adulting 101 helps young people navigate a complex world

Stephanie Teahn has been a grown-up long enough to have a 24-year-old daughter, but she still recalls the often scary transition from childhood to independent adult life. “I remember being absolutely ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##McMinnville’s Jerry Anton says he tries to depict energy and love in everything he paints. Before beginning, the retired commercial artist takes time to carefully think through his works, which are often inspired by sacred geometry and tai chi symbols. His paintings are on display through the end of the month in the Narthex Gallery at the McMinnville Presbyterian Church.

Positive energy: Jerry Anton's life is powered by art, meditation and optimism

Commercial artist and painter Jerry Anton depended on fine motor skills to make his living and his art. Yet he didn’t get upset when a stroke suddenly robbed him of the use of his right hand. ...

Image: Oregon Historical Society##Gov. Tom McCall talks about the bottle bill with Mrs. J. Rand, leader of a community organization against throwaway beverage containers.

Offbeat Oregon: Stubborn citizen teamed up with Tom McCall on first bottle bill

Longtime Oregonians may remember a time, in the mid-1970s, when the “Welcome to Oregon” signs at the state’s southern border were superfluous. One could tell the difference between Oregon ...

Oregon State University Archives##This photo of William L. Finley appeared in his book “American Birds,” published in 1907.

Mathewson: Refuge’s namesake a pioneer in effort to protect Oregon wildlife

Many are likely aware of the large National Wildlife Refuge south of Corvallis — the William L. Finley Refuge. While being established, the name selected was Muddy Creek Refuge. But some Oregonians ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##In his backyard studio, Bill Boyson uses his potter’s wheel to form a large pot. The retired Willamina art teacher has been participating in the Coastal Hills Art Tour for about 20 years.

Helping to shape a 27-year tradition in the West Valley

WILLAMINA - Bill and Sandra Boyson may live in Dallas, but Willamina has always felt a little like home to Bill, as well. He taught art in the Willamina School District for 40 years, retiring ...

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