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Kathleen McKinney enjoys growing unusual varieties. The Camperdown elm shown here is lush with leaves in the summer; in the winter, its zig-zag shaped branches create visual interest.

Yard of the month: Out of the ordinary

  Kathleen McKinney’s McMinnville yard at 2160 N.E. Village Court is filled with a stunning variety of trees and plants — a Camperdown elm, begonias, milkweed, clematis and 24 ...

Summer festivals

On Sunday, pancakes aplenty in Amity AMITY — Flapjacks will fly off the griddles during the annual Amity Pancake Breakfast to be held from 6 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, July 28, at City Park. Ham and ...

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Benjamin (John Davis Jr.) has a somewhat uncomfortable chat with his parents’ friend, Mrs. Robinson (Holly Spencer), during his graduation party.

An affair to remember

“The Graduate,” a dark comedy set in 1964, will open Friday, July 26, on the Gallery Theater stage. “It’s very dry; a lot of the comedy comes from awkward, painful situations,” ...

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The top of the Cascade rapids as they appeared in 1929, shot from an airplane flying around 2,000 feet. The mountainous toe jutting out from the right is the Bonneville Landslide; the broad expanse of river in the foreground is what remains of the impoundment the landslide formed.

Offbeat Oregon: Was legend of the Bridge of the Gods true? Probably

In the opening scene of “The Warlord of Mars,” Edgar Rice Burroughs’ third “John Carter of Mars” book, the hero is paddling up the great River Iss as it flows out ...

Rohse: You might have a phobia, I’m afraid

I’m sorry to bring you this news, but you may have a phobia. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's Elaine Rohse is fascinated by words, books and writing - and spends much time sating that ...

Carlson: Focus on the basics; ignore the ‘foodie’ fads

Last time, I started but did not finish my report to you on Whole Dog Journal’s most recent list of approved dry dog foods. Happy Tails Nancy Carlson has an enduring interest in the bond ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Sheridan herbalist Devon Young prepares a pot of Forest Chai, a tea blend featuring Douglas-fir needles and spices. The recipe is included in her book, “The Backyard Herbal Apothecary.”

Food as medicine: Herbalist focuses on everyday holistic living

A tasty cup of spiced tea with resin-scented Douglas-fir needles on a cool day. Elderberry lollipops to help soothe an irritated throat. An arnica salve for bumps and bruises. Herbalist Devon ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Emmy, Leah and Cody Wilson think they’ll score a bull’s eye with their new business, West Coast Axe, located on First Street in McMinnville. Throwing axes offers “stress-relief, competition and, most of all, fun,” Leah says.

Stopping By: Opening axe

Watching her daughter, Emmy, aim tomahawks during Boy Scout camp gave Leah Wilson the idea for a new cutting-edge business: West Coast Axe. “For stress-relief, competition and, most of all, fun,” ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register file photo##Makenzi Lynn races Brent Hicks down the newly constructed soap box ramp during last year’s Derby Days.

Derby Days rolling into Yamhill

The News-Register staff YAMHILL — Residents, returnees and visitors will be “Cruisin’ Route 66” during the 2019 Derby Days celebration Friday and Saturday, July 19-20. The 66th ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Marine Corps pilot Larry Wood, a member of the Oregon Aviation Hall of Honor, flew an A-4 during the Vietnam War.

At museum, Vietnam vets keep history alive

On Saturday July, 6, Vietnam veterans who flew aircraft in all branches of the military gathered to share stories with the public. The event was the second of its kind created to honor living ...

Wildwood kicks off music festival season

The eighth edition of the Wildwood MusicFest & Campout will roll out this weekend, and be followed later in the summer by three other grassroots events that together are helping expand the local music ...

Image: Oregon Historical Society##Gov. Oswald West and Dr. Viola M. Coe look on as Abigail Scott Duniway, center, signs the Equal Suffrage Proclamation in November 1912. In that year, women in Oregon won their right to vote, with West’s help.

Offbeat Oregon: How a banana peel changed the course of Oregon history

On your next visit to the beach, you might want to bring along a banana. One of these humble fruits played a small but important part in the historical chain of events that led to the state’s beaches ...

Rohse: Give yourself a gift each and every day

Several weeks ago, I read a magazine article that suggested that every day you ask, “What have I done for myself today?” I liked that idea; I think we have to take care of ourselves. So I ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Laurien Hamilton enjoys spending time in her backyard. A health care program manager, she calls herself an extrovert by training but an introvert by nature.

Stopping By: Quieting the mind

Sometimes we run into barriers that stop us or slow us down. To McMinnville resident Laurien Hamilton, the most daunting barriers are emotional ones we impose on ourselves or accept when others thrust ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register file photo##Kyann Boyce and Britney Billarreal scream with excitement going upside-down on a carnival ride during last year’s Turkey Rama. The carnival returns this year to OMI’s parking lot.

Turkey Rama will feature music, booths, carnival

Turkey Rama — a feather in McMinnville’s cap since 1961 — will bring booths, carnival rides, music and other activities to downtown McMinnville Friday through Sunday, July 12 to 14. Events ...

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