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Book: Eyes

No one would blame Connie for going a little crazy with grief. She lost her fiance, Alan, in a car wreck and the shock of hearing the news caused her to lose their baby. Then her no-longer-future ...

 
Book: A very simple crime

As “A Very Simple Crime” opens, narrator Adam Lee tells us he and his older brother, Monty, spent much of their childhood locked in darkness. They weren’t actually locked; they ...

 
Book: Roots of Murder

I’d call “Roots of Murder” more of a floral mystery than a gardening mystery, but that’s just being picky about this enjoyable, breezy book. Author Janis Harrison’s ...

 
Book: Gravity is the Thing

Abigail Sorenson sets out on a journey as "Gravity is the Thing" opens. Her flight from Sydney to Melbourne to a tiny island off the Australian coast covers new territory, but intellectually and ...

 
Book: A Dream of Death

American antiques dealer Kate Hamilton arrives on Scotland’s Isle of Glenroth as “A Dream of Death” begins. She’s a reluctant visitor, although the small island is familiar. ...

 
Book: Henry, Himself

Don’t expect any wild car chases or grisly murders in “Henry, Himself,” although those topics may be mentioned. Stewart O’Nan’s new novel is more of a slice-of-life, ...

Book: Echo of Distant Water

On a balmy Sunday, Dec. 7, 1958, Ken Martin backed his 1954 cream and red Ford station wagon out of his driveway in Northeast Portland. His wife, Barbara, and three daughters, Suzie, Gina and ...

 
Book: A Beautiful Corpse

Christi Daugherty, a former crime reporter, gets it right with her main character in “A Beautiful Corpse.” Harper McClain covers murders and other tragedies for a newspaper in Savannah, ...

Book: Bitten By a Camel

Former evangelical megachurch minister-turned-author Kent Dobson raises some interesting questions in “Bitten By A Camel: Leaving Church, Finding God,” his memoir about the evolution ...

 
Book: Isabel's Daughter

Avery James wears one contact lens, a brown-tinted one, to make her eyes match. She was born with eyes of two colors, one brown and one amber. She’s in her mid-20s, working for a catering ...

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Stopping by: Learning from the past

A key moment in the civil rights movement. A trained, polished debater vs. a writer with a passion for justice for all. A missing recording and a missed opportunity. For Linfield College political ...

 
Romance gets surreal in Gallery Theater comedy

‘Swimming in the Shallows’ opens Friday Gallery Theater will open a show the director calls a surreal romantic comedy with dramatic aspects on Friday, Oct. 18. “Swimming in the ...

 
Fifth-grader wins national poem honor

McMinnville fifth-grader Eric Candela won a national prize for poetry in the Catholic Daughters' annual competition. He also placed first in his school, St. James of McMinnville, and his state ...

Rohse: My two cents on current currency

In the dim past, the United States had a slogan: “What this country needs is a good five-cent cigar.” Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's Elaine Rohse is fascinated by words, books ...

Carlson: Making vet visits less frightening

This week, I am going to write about a problem with dogs that I’m blessed not to have. But if I did, I would be delighted to learn about a solution described in an article in the August edition of ...

Savvy Senior: How to help aging parents manage their medications

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, ...

 
Offbeat Oregon: Madam’s sidekicks proved very bad at corpse disposal

On the morning of Nov. 25, 1881, two men were walking to work along Portland’s North End waterfront when they saw something incongruous in the river, just off the foot of Everett Street. Offbeat ...

Artist to speak at opening of Linfield show

Artist Marianne Copene will speak Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the opening of her new exhibit in the Linfield College Gallery. A reception honoring Copene and the show, “A Reason to Lean into ...

 
Stopping by: A big world of tiny beads

Teresa Shelton is part of a worldwide community of artists who turn tiny beads into three-dimensional works of art. Shelton patiently strings seed beads using a technique called “contemporary ...

 
Grizzly Grape Stomp hopes to crush world record this time

A second attempt to set the world record for grape crushing will be made Sunday, Oct. 20, at the Grizzly Grape Stomp, a free event sponsored by the McMinnville High School Grad Night committee. Organizers ...

Rohse: Good towns come in small packages

A landmark UN report released in May noted that a million species of plants and animals are in danger of extinction in the coming decades. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's Elaine Rohse is ...

Savvy Senior: How to find help with debt

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, ...

 
Offbeat Oregon: Portland bordello madam was real-life femme fatale

One of the most enduring and appealing tropes in popular fiction is the “femme fatale,” like Brigid O’Shaughnessy in Dashiell Hammett’s “The Maltese Falcon.” Offbeat ...

 
Stopping by: Driven to create

AMITY — Artist Cassie Van Domelen prefers painting with acrylics, which allow her to use deep, rich colors and create interesting effects. But if that medium isn’t available, she’ll ...

Rohse: Seaweed more prized than its name implies

Experts predict that if world population continues to grow and our tired — and finite — land becomes less productive, the world as a whole may experience a food shortage. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's ...

 
Passage to Nerdvana

A Newberg nerd and bibliophile follows her bliss to Rose City Comic Con Greedo shot first. Unfortunately, for him, he wasn’t up against some two-bit smuggler or stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking ...

 
Offbeat Oregon: Oregon’s first published novel a torrid page-turner

Early in the summer of 1854, an advertisement appeared in the Portland Oregonian — a tantalizingly feisty one, from an author braced for combat and essentially inviting the world to “bring ...

Savvy Senior: Flu vaccines for seniors may provide better protection

Flu vaccines for seniors may provide better protection Savvy Senior Jim Miller is a longtime advocate for senior issues and regular contributor to the NBC "Today Show."Send your questions to ...

 
Stopping by: Garden Tracks

  Michael Crain built a railroad, made it run, made it race against time ... and now his miniature locomotives and flatcars are still hauling logs out of the woods and to a sawmill, just ...

 
Yard of the Month: Flowers in the front,  produce in the back

By HEATHER BROOKS Of the News-Register The front of the home of Phil London and Zealand Reynolds features an array of colorful flowers and various plants scattered along the sides of the yard. It ...


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