Rohse: Houseplant may be your new BFF

In these days of self-confinement, if your stir-crazy symptoms are increasing, and your hunger to talk to someone is growing greater, there is a simple remedy: Make friends with your houseplants. Rohse ...

Gallery actors sing online to raise funds

The News-Register staff Gallery actors sing online to raise funds Gallery Theater singers and actors are posting videos of performances online to encourage people to donate to the community theater during ...

Savvy Senior: How to help protect elderly parents from virus

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, ...

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Delores “Dee” Nolf earned the nickname “Bunny” when she was born on Easter Sunday, April 4, 1920. “I never dreamed I’d see 100 years, but I did,” she said.

Stopping by: After a century, she’s learned to roll with it

But McMinnville’s Dee Nolf is still irked that current events disrupted her birthday plans Delores “Dee” Nolf planned to travel from her home in McMinnville to Southern California ...

Sheridans finally head for home

Sheridan City Manager Frank Sheridan and his wife, Rhoda, have tested negative for coronavirus, allowing them to finally return home from a month long travel saga that included an aborted ocean cruise ...

Rohse: Dayton firm helped save America

More than a century ago, a Dayton, Oregon, business won acclaim for helping save the U.S. during the war years. The company was Dayton Evaporating and Packing Co. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's ...

Carlson: Life with pets in a time of change

It would not take a crystal ball to predict this week’s column is going to deal with the coronavirus, albeit from the impact it has on our lives with our companion animals. Happy Tails Nancy ...

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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