It’s a good thing Martin Solano and Jessi Adrian are movie buffs. Owners of The Reel Hollywood Video, McMinnville’s sole remaining video rental store, Adrian and Solano have to know ...

 

 

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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 ...

 
Book: The Worst Thing I've Ever Done

Annie and Mason used to bet each other all the time — she’d wager $10 that the next car they met would be white; he’d up that to $20 on the bet that it would be blue; she’d ...

 
Book: The London Train

Paul, the central character of “The London Train,” is living a pleasant, though unremarkable life in Wales with his second wife and their two young daughters. He’s a writer, although ...

 
Book: Sweet Tea and Sympathy

Molly Harper’s “Sweet Tea and Sympathy” contains few surprises, but it’s a quick, easy-to-read novel that goes down like a cold drink on a hot day. As the book opens, readers ...

 
Book: The Mother-in-Law

Discovering a new author is like finding gold. I feel as if I hit pay dirt with “The Mother-in-Law,” by Australian writer Sally Hepworth — I loved this book, and am excited that she has ...

 
Book: The Parking Lot Attendant

“The Parking Lot Attendant,” by Nafkote Tamirat, Henry Holt & Company, 2018. Nafkote Tamirat’s novel, “The Parking Lot Attendant,” begins far from any parking spot: on ...

 
Book: This Heavy Silence

In Nicole Mazzarella’s dark novel “This Heavy Silence,” Dottie Connell has no objection when her childhood friend, Zella, drops off her young daughter, Mattie, to stay the night. ...

 
Book: The Land of Decoration

In Grace McCleen’s “The Land of Decoration,” Judith McPherson is both a bit different from her grade school classmates and exactly the same as any 10-year-old. She’s different ...

 
Book: Light a Penny Candle

As we mark 75 years since D-Day, the turning point for the Allies in World War II, it’s interesting to read about a lesser known aspect of the war — the evacuation of children from ...

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Stopping by: Times change, but movie rental store keeps rolling

It’s a good thing Martin Solano and Jessi Adrian are movie buffs. Owners of The Reel Hollywood Video, McMinnville’s sole remaining video rental store, Adrian and Solano have to know ...

 
Revved up for cruising

Downtown McMinnville event returns Saturday for second year Vehicles of all types and ages, from classic cars to daily drivers, will be on display Saturday, Aug. 24, during the second-annual Cruising ...

 
Yard of the Month: Nice and easy

By HEATHER BROOKS Of the News-Register When MaryEllen and Gale Johnson were visited by the Garden Club and awarded the title of Yard of the Month, MaryEllen was surprised. The couple take pride in their ...

Rohse: Dogs were loyal friends on the ranch

Dogs are said to be man’s best friend. I am a lover of dogs — a dog’s best friend. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's Elaine Rohse is fascinated by words, books and writing ...

 
Offbeat Oregon: Mining claim was a decent spot to wait out Depression

It was, most historians agree, the nadir of the Great Depression. The entire country had gone from singing “Happy Days are Here Again” to “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?” in a few ...

 
Stopping by: A furry family reunion

AMITY — Half the family rushed to the entry gate when Sarge arrived at the reunion. The firstborn of nine, Sarge had earned her nickname because she started barking orders at her sisters ...

 
Tribe hosts dancers and drummers this weekend

  GRAND RONDE — There’s big money to be won at The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Contest Powwow that will be held Friday, Aug. 16, through Sunday, Aug. 18, at the Uyxat ...

 
History and fun at Harvest Fest

Horses, mules and vintage farm equipment will be busy harvesting crops Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17-18, during the Yamhill County Historical Society’s annual Harvest Fest. The festival will ...

 
Offbeat Oregon: New law foiled plan to seize mines by force

In the years that followed the American Civil War, the federal government was gasping for cash. Offbeat Oregon Finn J.D. John, an instructor at OSU, writes about unusual and little-known ...

Free music festival in Carlton raises money for cancer fight

CARLTON — Five bands will be featured at the fourth-annual Carlton Music for Hope festival, a fundraiser to support the fight against cancer. The free festival will run from 11:30 a.m. to ...

Auditions set for local film group’s upcoming production

McMinnville Community Media’s Saturday Film Group will hold auditions this month for roles in an original short film. Auditions are scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, and from ...

Savvy Senior: How Medicare covers ambulance services

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: In the glory days of steamboating

When Oregon Country was still young, it had no roads or bridges, and horses could scarcely make their way through the Coast Range because it was so rough. Waterways — the Columbia, the Willamette, ...

 
Stopping By: Life in character

As a very shy girl, young Holly Spencer never would have guessed she’d be playing the bold Mrs. Robinson in a stage version of “The Graduate.” In fact, during her elementary ...

 
Citizenship, leadership and a lot of fun

NEWBERG — Scout Kaleb Schmidlkofer spent a recent Saturday afternoon instructing children how to ride a merry-go-round swing he helped make. He helped kids navigate getting on and off as the ...

Valley View Airshow will feature music and cars, too

Valley View Retirement Village’s annual airshow will feature radio controlled airplanes, music and children’s activities on Saturday, Aug. 10. The event is open to the public without ...

 
Offbeat Oregon: Prospectors chasing rumors pass up a fortune — twice

It was the spring of 1862, and prospector William C. Aldred had been in the gold fields of California since the Gold Rush first broke out — about a dozen years. And he’d hit just enough ...

Carlson: Answers to a bunch of questions you never even thought to ask

My husband, John, who most nights surfs the Web long after I go to sleep, is very considerate in sending me links he believes, usually correctly, will interest me. Happy Tails Nancy Carlson ...

Rohse: The word OK is all right with me

“OK,” that spunky two-letter word, has done remarkably well. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's Elaine Rohse is fascinated by words, books and writing - and spends much time sating ...

 
Stopping by: A burning desire to serve

Longtime volunteer firefighter and EMT is now a division chief One of Scott Law’s earliest memories involves a Christmas morning fire at the Flying M Ranch west of Yamhill. Law, now division ...


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