Carlson: Helpful naming advice to freely ignore

If your dog’s name is Bella or Max and you take him or her to the dog park and call his/her name, you might very well have a half-dozen dogs charging toward you (although dog parks being places that ...

Rohse: Wagon roads paved with fraud

In its fledgling days, vast unsettled Oregon Country was sorely in need of roads and bridges but they were virtually nonexistent. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's Elaine Rohse is fascinated ...

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When Tom and Rita Canales moved to Oregon, they looked for a place that would be perfect for gardening. They found it in McMinnville.

Stopping by: Growing and changing

Avid gardeners Tom and Rita Canales miss a few things they used to grow in California — citrus, for instance. But they are thrilled by what they can now grow in their garden in McMinnville, ...

Newby Elementary students dissect cow eyes

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Video: Dick Wood turns 100

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Brothers-in-law Michael Etzel and Robert Parker intended to grow grapes on the former pig farm, then converted the former barn into the winery and tasting room at Beaux Frères.

Stopping by: Beaux Frères: ‘Farming is what we do’

The rich soil of a former pig farm near Newberg combined with biodynamic farming practices has created some award-wining pinot noirs at Beaux Frères Winery. “It’s the vineyard ...

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Carlie Steele, an Amity High School junior, greets Patton Middle School students after talking to them about spreading kindness. The school started its own kindness campaign, which will continue after classes resume.

Patton students on kindness mission

Kyle Hall plans to say hello to people he meets. Christian Jimenez intends to be friendlier. Ava Mueller wants to give out high-fives. Kaydince Johnson will keep an eye out for those who look sad, ...

Gallery offers ‘Proof’

Gallery Theater will present “Proof,” David Auburn’s play about family relationships and sacrifice as well as math. The March 20 opening has been postponed, however; dates for ...

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Raman Flores shows his surprise as he and partner Dayamanti Delgado view the inside of a cow’s eye.

Students see inside

Dissection adds another dimension to fourth-graders’ study of anatomy Fourth-graders at Newby Elementary School had a close look at mammalian anatomy Friday when they dissected real eyes from real ...

Rohse: Wild edible plants may be well worth researching

Some predict that in the future, if it keeps growing, the United States will be unable to produce enough food to feed its population. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's Elaine Rohse is fascinated ...

Savvy Senior: How Medicare is covering coronavirus

Dear Savvy Senior: Is Medicare covering testing for the coronavirus? My husband and I are very nervous about this virus and would like to find out if or when we should get tested, and how Medicare manages ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register ## Vicky Bay and Darwin Scott plate up slices of quiche in the soup kitchen’s commercial-grade kitchen. When the nonprofit feeding ministry started, cooks used home appliances; community donations have helped install a better stove, dishwasher and freezer.

Stopping by: Food, and respect, for everyone

Arriving on foot, on bikes or by bus, people start gathering around the Soup Kitchen at St. Barnabas in mid-afternoon, awaiting the start of the 4 to 6 p.m. dinner service. Sometimes they come ...

Rohse: Don’t dwell on the past, but remember it

From time to time we are reminded that it is not wise to live too much in the past. If such is the case it perhaps behooves us to take time to be grateful for some of the amazing modern techniques and ...

## In this old postcard image, the Columbia (Lightship LV-88) is shown dockside after it was brought to Seattle to serve as a museum ship, in the early 1960s. This was the lightship whose crew claimed to have seen “Colossal Claude” in 1934. No. 88 went into service in 1909 and stayed there until 1939, when it was replaced with Columbia Lightship LV-93.

Offbeat Oregon: ‘Colossal Claude,’ the great Columbia Bar Sea Serpent

Ask anyone to name a mythical Oregon creature, and you’ll get a very predictable answer: Bigfoot, a.k.a. Sasquatch. Offbeat Oregon Finn J.D. John, an instructor at OSU, writes ...

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In her McMinnville home, avid repurposer Ann Austin poses for a portrait with her grandson, 9-month-old Milo Nelson. He is the fifth generation to sleep on her great-grandparents’ bed, which she treasures.

Stopping By: Decorating with (re)purpose

Ann Austin is a woman with a purpose — or maybe we should say a “repurpose.” She repurposes clothing and household items by finding new ways they can be used instead of tossing ...

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