Candlelight vigil honors Earth Day

The News-Register staff A Candlelight Vigil for Climate Justice will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at the Labyrinth at Parkview (the McMinnville Cooperative Ministries’ park & ...

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Juanita Layton with some of the formal gowns she sells at Grandma’s Weddings. She’s been making wedding items for her shop for 38 years.

Stopping By: Grandma wants every bride to be her best

Perched in her rocking chair, Juanita Layton waited for customers to visit her shop, which is filled with clouds of tulle, silk and satin. “Wedding dresses! I love ‘em,” said ...

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Jose Angel Araguz, professor of literature and poetry at Linfield College, spent his childhood in the housing projects of Corpus Christi, Texas. His third volume of poems, “Until We Are Level Again,” is up for an Oregon Book Award.

Well versed

For a long time, Jose Angel Araguz resisted writing poems about his childhood. A Latino poet writing about the immigrant family experience seemed predictable. “It was clear to me that what ...

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Peter (Tommy Stallone) points out the beauty of the stars to Molly (Stephanie Spencer) in Gallery Theater’s “Peter and the Starcatcher.”

Director: ‘Peter Pan’ prequel is the ‘funniest of comedies’

‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ opens Friday at Gallery Gallery Theater’s production of “Peter and the Starcatcher,” a comedic prequel to “Peter Pan,” will ...

Tickets on sale for Distinguished Service Awards

McMinnville’s man and woman of the year, junior citizen, outstanding educator and outstanding farmers will be honored Monday, May 6, at the 64th annual Distinguished Service Awards banquet. The ...

Gotta get hopping

The Easter Bunny is busy this week hiding eggs and candy for numerous Easter events that will take place this weekend. Most will take place Saturday, April 20, and most will start at 10 a.m. — ...

Rohse: Keep your eyes peeled for dragons

Are dragons real? Apparently not, but who knows? They have been told of for centuries, so perhaps they are. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's Elaine Rohse is fascinated by words, books and ...

Image: Tom Friedel/www.birdphotos.com ## A pair of skunks in the wild.

Offbeat Oregon: ‘Beautiful pelt’ would have been best admired from afar

One of the most appealing aspects of life in rural Western Oregon, around the middle of the last century, was the wildlife. Loggers and mill workers in places like Valsetz and Wendling might not ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register ## Bethany Lee began to enjoy writing as an adult. Her first book of poetry will be published this spring.

Stopping By: Rhythm of music, rhythm of words

Lafayette writer Bethany Lee’s poetry is influenced by rhythms and sound. The rhythm of music. The rhythm of the waves and the sound of the wind. The sound of feedback from her first readers ...

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Oregon Poet Laureate Kim Stafford talks with Patton Middle School students about the value of writing poetry. “A poem helps you answer a question,” he said.

‘Write, and keep writing’

Oregon Poet Laureate Kim Stafford told students to “write, and keep writing” when he visited Patton Middle School Thursday morning. “There is something in my mind to write,” ...

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Celebration honors children’s author

Beverly Cleary, turning 103, spent first six years in Yamhill YAMHILL — Residents will honor one of their favorite daughters Friday and Saturday with a celebration of children’s author Beverly ...

Poet will read at Linfield

Author, poet, professor and playwright Amber West will read a selection of her writings on Tuesday, April 16, in the Linfield College Nicholson Library. The free program will start at 7 p.m. West’s ...

Rohse: Turkish bath? Been there, done that

Several years ago, when we booked a tour of Turkey, a Turkish bath was not on my list of things to do or to see. I wanted to walk the frozen waterfalls. I wanted to see the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia ...

Image: UO Libraries ## A view of grain ships at the docks in Albina, on the east side of the river at Portland, as seen in an 1887 issue of The West Shore magazine.

Offbeat Oregon: ‘Prepaid shanghaiing’ went badly amiss when victim died

Most of the time, the shanghaiing of sailors in old Astoria and Portland was a spur-of-the-moment kind of thing. It was resorted to when a ship captain needed a crew for an imminent departure, ...

Savvy Senior: The ins and outs of SSI

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: What can you tell me about the Supplemental Security Income program and what are the eligibility requirements? My father is very low-income, so I’m wondering if this is something ...

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