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book review The Dutch House

Danny Conroy’s father is a self-made man who parlayed an eye for rentable property into a fortune. Unfortunately, his discriminating eye failed him when he purchased a home for his wife ...

 
Book: The Little Paris Bookshop

“The Little Paris Bookshop” begins with a mystery: Monsieur Perdu (“lost” in French) shoves aside a bookcase and opens the door to a room he hasn’t used in 21 years. Stepping ...

 
Book: Beautiful Ruins

This is a delightful, laugh-out-loud, maybe cry-a-little novel that sweeps through time and around the globe — from World War II to the present day, from Beaverton to Hollywood to the Italian ...

Book: Button Holed

The protagonists of cozy mysteries usually have interesting professions or hobbies they pursue while solving crimes on the side. Hannah Swenson bakes cookies while helping the police in Joanne ...

 
Book: The Camera Never Lies

Australian author David Rawlings gives readers an intriguing premise in “The Camera Never Lies”: What if photographs revealed the whole truth, emotional as well as physical, rather ...

 
Book: The Revisioners

Ava has moved in with her paternal grandmother in the opening paragraphs of “The Revisioners,” Margaret Wilkerson Sexton’s novel about women’s relationships and one family’s ...

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 ...

Features

Rohse: Better than a bouquet (from the archives)

I never knew of any Eastern Oregon rancher who brought his wife a dozen red roses. Monument’s nearest florist was about 60 miles away. I’m pretty sure my mother, at our ranch with wood-burning ...

Savvy Senior: How the Inflation Reduction Act will lower drug costs

Dear Savvy Senior: What kind of changes can Medicare beneficiaries expect to see in the Inflation Reduction Act that was recently signed into law? I’m enrolled in original Medicare and have a Part ...

 
Offbeat Oregon: The McLoughlin House’s unlikely journey to local historical treasure

To the average Oregon City resident, there wasn’t much to celebrate in the vacant, dilapidated old house by the foot of Willamette Falls. The house had, until a few years before, been known as the ...

 
Back, and Forth: Connectivity finds its most rustic roost

The last credits I earned for my Linfield degree in 1980 were from an internship at The Nation magazine in New York. It was a fine experience. I met amazing people and learned a great deal. Yet it was ...

Soroptimists offer grants to women

Soroptimist International of McMinnville is taking applications for its annual Live Your Dream Award, a cash grant available to women who are “working to better their lives through additional schooling ...

Rohse: Here in the digital age, finger foods all the rage

In this column, there is a gift for you. It’s not like a Christmas present with ribbons and bows. Rather, it is a gustatory gift made possible by the etiquette gurus — the masters of etiquette ...

Rohse: Remember way back when?

Editor’s note: This column from the archives was originally published in 2010. I’ve been remembering things from yesterday — so many people, events and things to remember. Remember ...

 
Offbeat Oregon: After frontier murder, suspect was auctioned off as a temporary slave

In the first month of 1852, everyone in the frontier community of Cynthian was talking about the big crime wave. Well, it was big by frontier Oregon standards. Although it was (and still is) the seat ...

Rohse: Put down the weed killer and learn to love dandelions

To you it may be an unwanted weed. To be sure, that yellow flower that’s polka-dotting your velvety lawn is an eyesore to most home owners. But the dandelion is perhaps the most recognized plant ...

Savvy Senior: Paying for long-term care without insurance or savings

Dear Savvy Senior: What types of financial resources are available to help seniors pay for long-term care? My 86-year-old mother will need either an assisted living facility or nursing home care in the ...

Rohse: Trees just keep giving

A few days ago I glanced at the calendar and realized Thanksgiving and Christmas were going to be here before I knew it. For Thanksgiving, I like to get my thank yous lined up so I don’t forget ...

Rohse: Slow, yet surprising: Slugs both beneficial and harmful

On a lovely spring morning, gardeners all across the Yamhill Valley are eager to get outdoors to see how seedlings, planted the day before, fared through the night. Many of those gardeners are apt to ...

 
Offbeat Oregon: 'Like the ocean had become vertical'

On the evening of March 23, 1964, Seaside resident Margaret Gammon hadn’t been asleep more than an hour or two when she was awakened by howling. It was the community fire siren, blaring at full ...

Rohse: For your health, read this column and anything else

I love books. I love to read. But sometimes I am annoyed at my addiction to reading. When my kitchen sink is piled high with dishes that should be in the dishwasher and cupboards need cleaning, I feel ...

Rohse: She got things done

I’m ashamed. We had been gone. When we walked in the front door, the first thing I saw on the little table in the entry was my ballot from the county clerk. I’d forgotten to mail it before ...

Rohse: Tusks among the troops: Elephants in ancient wars

During antiquity, wars between countries were not unusual. Riding elephants into those battles was unusual, but some warriors did just that. Elephants have been going to war at least since the time of ...

Hay Day fun planned

The Yamhill Valley Heritage Center will host “Hay Day/Play Day” on Saturday, June 25. The event will include draft animals demonstrating haying, along with old-fashioned games, children’s ...

Young artists' work to be on display

Winners of the See Ya Later Foundation’s art competition will be displayed Monday through Friday, June 13 to 17, at First Federal, 118 N.E. Third St., McMinnville. Members of the public can vote ...

 
With artist’s help, Mac High students design and create colorful mural at Joe Dancer Park

McMinnville High School students collaborated with one another and with a professional artist, the Sunrise Rotary Club, and the city to create a mural to brighten Joe Dancer Park, a prime location for ...

 
Yard of the month: Couple’s garden alive with fish, flowers, art

Susan and Mark Gorrie won’t be the only hosts welcoming guests during the McMinnville Garden Club’s annual garden tour this Sunday, June 12. Visitors also will be greeted by the koi ...


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