Beauty and therapy thrive in the Hollands’ garden No need to look for Beccie and John Holland’s address as you drive south on Cypress Street; their bountiful flowers make it clear ...

 

 

 

 

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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: Walker a faithful companion

Last week, a friend asked what I was writing about this week. I told her I was writing about walkers — but not the kind of walkers that use two legs to walk — rather, it was about those devices ...

 
Yard of the Month: Just the right ratio

Beauty and therapy thrive in the Hollands’ garden No need to look for Beccie and John Holland’s address as you drive south on Cypress Street; their bountiful flowers make it clear ...

Rohse: The gift of growing up in the Great Depression

Editor’s note: This column was originally published in 2005. Our parents gave us many things: food, shelter, love, shoes, a dollhouse, roller skates, a love of reading. But their biggest gift to ...

 
Stopping by: Making things fly

Veteran Bill Fuller helps give wing to American Legion golf tourney Bill Fuller makes golf balls fly almost every day, even on the hottest day of a record-setting heat wave. “Monday was ...

Rohse: Oregon still offers bounty, generosity

In a recent column, I recounted Oregon’s negative aspects. I mentioned that I would try to make amends by stressing positive things about our state in an upcoming column. Today, I detail some of ...

 
Stopping by: GIVING THEM A GOOD LIFE

Farm animal sanctuary offers permanent home Billy Blue Eyes hobbled out of the barn and across the pasture, heading for some tasty-looking flowers near the fence. With his eyes on those prize ...

Rohse: Beyond coins and paper bills

Around the world some weird kinds of currency have cropped up. They vary from giant wheels of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese in Italy to a strange “currency” popular among drug dealers and their ...

Carlson: ‘Punk’s Plight’ inspires courage to trust again

Every now and again one of our talented local authors writes a book about dogs, and gives a copy to me to preview, which of course I enjoy every much. Recently author Hope Walter did this with her new ...

 
Stopping by: Wishing on a YouTube star

 ‘Sub T Ronan’ battles illness, gives to others through his cyber skills

 
History’s doors reopen

Yamhill County’s two historical museums — the varied collections in the Miller Museum Research Center in Lafayette and the agriculture-focused Yamhill Valley Heritage Center in McMinnville ...

 
SCAMMING SENIORS: She stood up to the lawyer who stole from her

Financial exploitation victim Bonita Pursel sat in a Yamhill County Circuit Courtroom in August 2019, anxiously waiting for Judge John Collins to return a verdict against now-disbarred attorney ...

Rohse: Road trips, and a room with a view

Homer and I both loved to travel and our first goal after we were married was to visit each of the 48 states, with Hawaii and Alaska to follow. But we also wanted to save money and buy a house. We did, ...

 
Stopping by: Full floral palette

Beds of perennials, annuals and evergreens, separated by cushy green lawn, surround Elsie Williams’ home at 1035 N.W. Crestbook Court, winner of the June Yard of the Month honors from the ...

Locals get college honors

Several Yamhill County residents recently received degrees or honors from institutions of higher learning. They include: Leslie Wallace of McMinnville and Chloe Wassei of Newberg have been named to the ...

Rohse: Pleasures of camping made hassles bear-able

As summer is a comin’, I’m reminded of how in yesteryear we would have by now been planning camping trips. Ours was not a luxurious type of camping, but rather a low-brow kind. Our tent required ...

 
Stopping by: Pushing himself

When Hector Guzman Martinez finished the first semester of his freshman year at McMinnville High School, he received a glowing report card: All A’s. His grades had been good at Duniway Middle ...

Rohse: From Newby to Puddy Gulch, history marks local streets, roads

As you stroll McMinnville’s streets, such as Cowls, Hembree, or Goucher, and note those names on the street signs, do you ever say thanks or feel grateful to these namesakes? Some of whom came to ...

 
Hidden in plain sight

Every day, thousands of vehicles pass through the intersection of Highway 99W and Grandhaven Drive as they enter or leave McMinnville.  Some people, stopping at the traffic light, might take a moment ...

 
Gallery returns to live audiences with ‘Novecento’

One-man show plays May 28 through June 13 Gallery Theater presents a one-man show, “Novecento,” as it reopens to a live audience for the first time in nearly 15 months. Featuring ...

 
Stopping by: 'Kids first, always'

Bonnie Mann loves to see the smiles when she brings children gifts from the Give a Little Foundation. Smiles on the students’ faces. Smiles on the faces of teachers or counselors. A smile ...


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