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Book: The Country Guesthouse

Hannah Russell has a miserable time at a work retreat: Her phone and computer are locked away, and her coworkers envision the long weekend as a time to drink and play, rather than bond and improve ...

 
Book: Word to the Wise

Librarian Lindsey Norris enjoys a great life as director of the Briar Creek library as Jenn McKinlay’s “Word to the Wise” begins. She has a great dog and an even better fiance, ...

 
Book: Out of the Past

Carmona Leigh is a plain young woman with a modest trust fund. Her neighbor, Alan Field, is a striking young man with a love of money, but no cash of his own. As “Out of the Past” ...

 
Book: Due for Discard

In “Due for Discard,” author Sharon St. George gives us a likeable mystery that will make readers think twice about social problems — and solutions, such as a restaurant that ...

 
Book: A Better Man

I admire the work of Canadian author Louise Penny, and I was thrilled to find a new novel in her series about Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and the residents of the magical village of Three Pines, ...

 
Book: Family Album

Penelope Lively’s “Family Album” is not just about the big family that lives in Allersmead, a stately home in rural England; it’s also about the house itself. Lively looks ...

 
Book: French Fried

“French Fried” is a pleasant, entertaining light mystery, but possibly a bit misnamed. Main character Laurel is a chef proud of her cooking skills, in this case, the French specials ...

 
From the Children's Room

A monthly column from the children’s librarians at the McMinnville Public Library. In studies on children’s literature, statistics show that the diversity of the population is not yet reflected ...

 
Book: Mrs. Fletcher

Tom Perrotta’s novels usually take an in-depth look at characters’ inner thoughts — readers learn a lot about the things they express to no one else. That holds true in his latest, ...

 
Book: A Christmas Grace by Anne Perry

Seven years before “A Christmas Grace” begins, a ship wrecked off the west coast of Ireland during an epic storm. Villagers rescued the sole survivor, Connor Riordan, and nursed him ...

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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 ...

 
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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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 ...

 
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 ...

 
Students see inside

Dissection adds another dimension to fourth-graders’ study of anatomy Fourth-graders at Newby Elementary School had a close look at mammalian anatomy Friday when they dissected real eyes from real ...

Rohse: Wild edible plants may be well worth researching

Some predict that in the future, if it keeps growing, the United States will be unable to produce enough food to feed its population. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's Elaine Rohse is fascinated ...

Savvy Senior: How Medicare is covering coronavirus

Dear Savvy Senior: Is Medicare covering testing for the coronavirus? My husband and I are very nervous about this virus and would like to find out if or when we should get tested, and how Medicare manages ...

 
Stopping by: Food, and respect, for everyone

Arriving on foot, on bikes or by bus, people start gathering around the Soup Kitchen at St. Barnabas in mid-afternoon, awaiting the start of the 4 to 6 p.m. dinner service. Sometimes they come ...

Rohse: Don’t dwell on the past, but remember it

From time to time we are reminded that it is not wise to live too much in the past. If such is the case it perhaps behooves us to take time to be grateful for some of the amazing modern techniques and ...

 
Offbeat Oregon: ‘Colossal Claude,’ the great Columbia Bar Sea Serpent

Ask anyone to name a mythical Oregon creature, and you’ll get a very predictable answer: Bigfoot, a.k.a. Sasquatch. Offbeat Oregon Finn J.D. John, an instructor at OSU, writes ...

 
Stopping By: Decorating with (re)purpose

Ann Austin is a woman with a purpose — or maybe we should say a “repurpose.” She repurposes clothing and household items by finding new ways they can be used instead of tossing ...

 
Short film fest announces winners

Eleven films won prizes at this year’s McMinnville Short Film Festival. They were among 85 films of 20 minutes or less that were screened at the festival from Feb. 21-23. The event, the ...


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