Marcus Larson/News-Register##Shannon Christiansen, volunteer and member of the Oregon Lavender Association, cuts a bundle of lavender for sale at last year’s Lavender Festival in Newberg. This year’s event runs Saturday and Sunday, July 13-14, at the Chehalem Cultural Center.

Annual Lavender Festival blooms this weekend in Newberg

NEWBERG -- This weekend, Oregonians from throughout the state will flock to the annual Willamette Valley Lavender Festival and Plein Air Art Show, a celebration that brings together art and aromatic flowers. The ...

Image: archive.org##This illustration from the Feb. 18, 1865, issue of Harper’s Weekly shows celebration breaking out in the U.S. House of Representatives after the 13th Amendment was passed.

Offbeat Oregon: Confederate refugees made big changes in state politics

The urban-rural divide in Oregon is something that’s gotten quite a bit of press recently, after a group of Republicans left the state to deny a quorum for a bill they opposed. But it’s a ...

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Carlson: Where human food trends go, dog food soon follows

Most years, shortly after February, I write a column on Whole Dog Journal’s annual roundup of approved dry dog foods, but this year I didn’t. Just wasn’t in the mood, I guess. I mean, ...

Rohse: Sweet memories of fudge and taffy

Except for Christmas, candy was scarce on our Eastern Oregon ranch. True, we had fine desserts for every dinner and supper, although on Mother’s busiest days she sometimes settled for applesauce. ...

Savvy Senior: Where to find help paying your Medicare costs

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: Are there any sources you know of that can help me save on my Medicare coverage? I’m 65, and live primarily on my Social Security, and am having a hard time paying my Medicare ...

Garden Club names scholarship winners

The McMinnville Garden Club presented scholarships to five students who plan to pursue natural resources or horticultural courses of study in college. This year’s new winners are: Steven Irving, ...

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Spectators watch last year’s McMinnville Fourth of July fireworks display near Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum’s Douglas C-47A Skytrain.

Afternoon, evening fun planned in McMinnville

We Three to perform before fireworks show at Evergreen Children’s activities, a cornhole tournament for adults, movies, music, food booths and, of course, fireworks will be featured Thursday, ...

Lafayette to hold annual July 4 parade

LAFAYETTE — Community members will mark Independence Day with activities on Thursday, July 4. The day will begin with a pancake breakfast served up by firefighters in the Lafayette Fire ...

Willamina’s popular logging show moves to new location

WILLAMINA – Ginny Wymore, a member of the Willamina Old Fashioned Fourth of July Committee, said she loves what the West Valley Community Campus has become. Wymore has witnessed how the ...

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Teen volunteers Sandra Hirschkorn and Anna Downs help out during True Vine Christian Fellowship’s vacation Bible school.

Bible school volunteers help make learning fun for kids

Dozens of children sang, played games and made craft projects last week during vacation Bible school at True Vine Christian Fellowship. The sessions were about more than fun. “God is so, ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register ## Derek Easterday spearheaded an Eagle Scout project to clean up the area around the windsock at the McMinnville Airport and repaint the surrounding markers in orange and white, so pilots can see them better.

Stopping by: Scout aims for ‘work that I’m proud of’

  When 9-year-old Derek Easterday became a Cub Scout, he was probably thinking more about fun and friendship with fellow members of Pack 454 than about community service. But as he grew ...

July 4 program will look at Declaration of Independence

  The Declaration of Independence will be the topic of a special program at the Veterans Band of Brothers meeting on Thursday, July 4. Bradford Smith, a captain with the US Navy Reserve ...

Savvy Senior: Tips for hiring an in-home caregiver

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: Savvy Senior Jim Miller is a longtime advocate for senior issues and regular contributor to the NBC "Today Show."Send your questions to Jim at Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, ...

Rohse: Kite flying isn’t just child’s play

Benjamin Franklin changed that concept when he published an account of a kite experiment that demonstrated that lightning was caused by electricity. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's ...

Image: Leland John ##  Jonathan Bourne Jr. as he appeared when he was in his 30s.

Offbeat Oregon: 1890s ‘Hold-Up Session’ featured giant house party

At the time of this writing, the Oregon Legislature was stuck, unable to do anything; a group of lawmakers had gone off to Idaho for the express purpose of denying the legislature’s leaders ...

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