Marcus Larson/News-Register##Candle maker Stephanie Sherman repeatedly transfers hot wax between two metal pots to cool it down before pouring it into molds.

Stopping By / Waxing poetic: Business burns with passion for creating candles

Everyone has a passion. For Stephanie Sherman, it’s candles that really light her fire. She burns candles for their scent and gentle light. But she also makes and sells them, both for everyday use ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##A thousand origami cranes flutter in the sanctuary at the McMinnvlle First Baptist Church, expressing peace and joy.  The sanctuary will host a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, with a freewill offering going to the World Friendship Center.

‘Our voices for peace’: First Baptist hosts special art show, concert

The Peace and Joy Art Exhibit at First Baptist Church, 125 S.E. Cowls St., runs through Oct. 17, 1 to 5 p.m. each day in the chapel and outer mezzanine of the church, entrance off First Street. Art on ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##After the opening ceremony parade, Ryan Shannon has fellow drummer Brain Campbell sign the top of his drum to remember those who participated in this year’s McMinnville Scottish Festival.

Plaid company: People pack fairgrounds for return of Scottish Festival

The skirl and drone of bagpipes, rhythmic tapping of drums and grunts of athletes tossing heavy objects filled the Yamhill County Fairgrounds Saturday and Sunday. The McMinnville Scottish Festival had ...

Virtual fundraiser will benefit A Family Place

A Family Place Relief Nursery will benefit from “Champions for Children,” a virtual fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 16. The evening will include information about how A Family Place is helping ...

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Melissa Gardner (Barbara Curtis) and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III (Steve Cox), read the words they’ve exchanged over the years during a rehearsal of “Love Letters.”

A ‘moving’ portrait of love, friendship starts Friday at Gallery

Gallery Theater will present “Love Letters,” about two people reading the notes and cards they’ve exchanged over 50 years. The production will run Oct. 15 to 24, with 7:30 p.m. ...

Women’s choir to rehearse in person again

The McMinnville Women’s Choir will return to in-person rehearsals and performance this fall. Rehearsals will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, starting Oct 5, at First Baptist Church, 125 S.E. ...

Photo by Douglass Fletcher Sisk##Gretchen Yoder, right, judges Kristine Rothwell in the caber competition at a Scottish Festival in Enumclaw, Washington, in 2019. Rothwell is one of the Titan athletes who will throw in McMinnville this year.

Stopping By: Great Scot

Celtic Heritage Alliance member Gretchen Yoder throws her experience in support of competition 

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Now that she is retired from her insurance agency, Chris Browne will have more time to spend with her hydrangeas and other flowers in her garden. She loves surrounding herself with friends, as well.

Stopping By: Mover and shaker since 1978, Chris Browne makes new plans

Chris Spika Browne hadn’t heard of McMinnville in 1978 when she applied for the job of Chamber of Commerce director. Forty-three years later, it’s hard for her to imagine not being part of ...

Rohse: Will history become buried in clutter of sports’ record data?

I worry a bit about two things that are foolish to be concerned about because I can do nothing about them. The first of these has to do with a person who has a body that is not tailored to the purposes ...

Rusty Rae News-Register ## Gregg and Leslie Rogers are surrounded by flowers in their southwest McMinnville front yard. The property is eye- catching despite the loss of two distinctive blue eucalyptus trees over the past winter.

Stopping by: Beauty beyond the trees

Couple’s yard shines despite loss of two striking eucalyptus trees Leslie and Gregg Rogers thought their beautiful front yard was a loss when their huge blue eucalyptus trees toppled ...

Rohse: Marking the words: ‘Education is something to live with, not on’

I want you to ask yourself two questions: “What is an education? And am, I, myself ‘educated?’” You don’t have to tell anyone your answers. This is just to satisfy yourself. Rohse ...

Marcus Larson News-Register ## Bunco players Claudia Wilson, Darlene Robins, Darlene LaDassor and Mona Clark react to Clark’s winning Bunco roll during their return
to the club’s monthly dice game.

Stopping by: Bunco forever

With every toss of the dice, with every tease and witty retort, it becomes clear that this Bunco game is not about racking up the most points. Rather, these women, who’ve been rolling dice ...

Rohse: The business of predictions will always have a future

Every one makes predictions. I predict that the Blazers will beat the Lakers. You may predict that it will rain tomorrow. Every one predicts. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's Elaine Rohse ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register ## Nita Wiebke, a member of the Edible Landscape team, reviews the many herbs she has planted and tended to in her garden on Alpine Street.

Planting possibilities

On Alpine Avenue edible gardens are there for the tasting As people drive through McMinnville’s Granary District, they’ll notice the greenery growing in large round and square planters ...

Rohse: Let’s not get so big we squeeze out small traditions of caring

When I see on television the riots on the streets, the wanton destruction of property: broken windows, bashed in doors, one group battling another, I wonder if our country has grown up too fast. Rohse ...

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