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Savvy Senior: How to stop robocalls

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: Is there anything seniors can do to stop perpetual robocalls? It seems like I get five to 10 a day on my home and cell phone, and I’m sick of it! — Frustrated Frank Savvy ...

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Donna Reynolds examines a pretty glass as she sorts through household items donated for the Presbyterian Church rummage. She said she’s seen some unusual items during the sorting process, such as a Swedish rubber band.

Stopping By: Running the show

McMinnville woman steps into lead role to preserve beloved rummage sale Donna Reynolds was 7 years old when McMinnville Presbyterian Church started its annual rummage sale, which draws hordes ...

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After college psychology major Laurie Huntington (far right), played by Ash Wolfe, returns home and begins analyzing the family, they decide to turn the tables, and begin  acting out.” Her mother and father Sid and Martha Huntington, played by Ty Hansen and Sydney Berkey, provide something for their daughter to analyze as they dance through the house while she s talking with her boyfriend.

Amity High to stage ‘The Little Dog Laughed’

AMITY — High school students will perform “The Little Dog Laughed,” a family-oriented comedy, March 7-9 and 14-15. The play, written in 1950, features a family welcoming their ...

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Bill Sanchez pours a selection of 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon from Potter’s Vineyard for patrons Janet and Rick Imholte during last year’s SIP! event.

SIP! Wine & Food Classic will draw thousands this weekend

The News-Register staff Thousands of wine and food lovers will visit McMinnville Friday through Sunday, March 8 to 10, for SIP!, a weekend of sipping, dining, listening to music, watching chef ...

Rohse: Re-imagining what’s been lost

McMinnville is an admirable place to live. I do not want to live anywhere else. But there are some things I feel our city lacks, or has lost. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's Elaine Rohse ...

Savvy Senior: Do I need to file a tax return this year?

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR, What are the IRS income tax filing requirements for retirees this tax season? My income dropped way down when I had to retire last year, so I’m wondering if I need to file a tax ...

Carlson: Eco-friendly products, with the pocketbook in mind

We who are fortunate enough to live in the Willamette Valley are somewhat sheltered — knock on wood — from most of the disastrous weather that’s becoming more commonplace in many parts ...

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Offbeat Oregon: Portland's 'Temperance Crusade' collapsed when leaders got too preachy

As detailed in last week’s article, Portland’s legal authorities responded to the riot and street fight at the Webfoot Saloon on April 16, 1874, by arresting not the rioting brawlers, ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register ## Robert Walker is working on distributing his late friend Dick Miller’s collections to good homes. Right now, they fill his garage.

Stopping by: A strange and precious inheritance

When handyman Robert Walker began helping Richard and Ruth Miller with the upkeep on their house, he had no idea what a great friendship they’d develop — or that his relationship with ...

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Gomez Addams (Jesse Groat) sings about how he feels caught between the needs of his wife and daughter in “The Addams Family: A New Musical” at Gallery Theater.

The family that scares together stays together

Gallery Theater will bring to life some of TV’s creepiest, kookiest characters  when it presents “The Addams Family: A New Musical,” which opens Friday and runs through March ...

Rohse: In terms of words, 'up' is where it's at

My favorite word is “up” — and you may think that is a strange word to choose. But take a moment. If you but consider what your favorite word would be, you might begin to realize what ...

Image: Library of Congress ## This drawing, from Frank Leslie’s Weekly, shows the Ohio women who were the Portland temperance workers’ primary inspiration, singing and praying before a saloon in early 1874. This scene, drawn by S.B. Morton, is set in Logan, Ohio.

Offbeat Oregon: Saloon riot led to charges, but not against the rioters

It was April Fools’ Day of 1874 when saloonkeeper Walter Moffett, proprietor of the Webfoot Saloon and sworn antagonist of the women of the Women’s Temperance Prayer League, escalated ...

Savvy Senior : How to save money on medications

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: I take several medications for multiple health conditions and the prices keep going up, even with insurance. Can you recommend any tips that can help me save? — Price-Gouged ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register ## Steve Rupp has been an advocate for public art since he moved to McMinnville in 1998. He said the art enhances his favorite city.

Stopping by: Motivated by beauty

Science and art may seem like opposites, but retired electronics engineer Steve Rupp sees parallels between his career and his passion for sculpture, paintings and performance. “Art and ...

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Students win with history essays

For this year’s Daughters of the American Revolution history essay contest, students wrote about the 20th century controversy over whether women should get the vote. Two McMinnville students ...

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