Perched in her rocking chair, Juanita Layton waited for customers to visit her shop, which is filled with clouds of tulle, silk and satin. “Wedding dresses! I love ‘em,” said ...

 

 

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Book: The Color of Life

Oregon author Cara Meredith presents a really thought-provoking memoir in “The Color of Life,” the story of meeting her future husband and living and learning as part of a mixed-race ...

 
Book: Jeeves and the King of Clubs

Author Ben Schott follows in the footsteps of P.G. Wodehouse with the clever and funny “Jeeves and the King of Clubs.” It’s a very successful continuation of Wodehouse’s ...

 
Book: Cold Betrayal

J.A. Jance is a great writer whose books always go a little deeper than most suspense novels, in addition to being entertaining. She has written several series, including my favorite, a collection ...

 
Book: Spill, Simmer, Falter, Wither

“Spill Simmer Falter Wither” is the story of a man and a dog, but it’s far deeper than those words may suggest. Author Sara Baume creates two very memorable, deeply sympathetic ...

 
Book: The Cat Who Smelled a Rat

It’s late fall and everything in Moose County is dry, dry, dry, the result of a prolonged drought. As journalist Jim Qwilleran and the other residents of Pickax await the first snowfall ...

 
Book: Personal History

You may have seen “The Post,” a movie about Katharine Graham, publisher of the Washington Post, and the turbulence surrounding the publication of the Pentagon Papers. And you’re ...

 
Book:The 100-year-old Man Who Crawled Out the Window

As “The 100-Year-Old Man Who Crawled Out the Window and Disappeared” begins, the mayor and other VIPs are arriving at the Swedish Old Folks Home to celebrate Allan Karlsson’s ...

 
Book: The Little Old Lady Who Broke the Rules

Then English title of the novel “The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules” is somewhat misleading, I think. Eighty-ish Martha starts out as the main character, but her cohorts Brains, ...

 
Book: Light from Heaven

“Light from Heaven” is much like a Christian version of “Lake Wobegon Days” — an easygoing story of a place, the community of Mitford; and its people, particularly ...

 
Book: Death du Jour

“Death du Jour” begins in the extreme cold of a Quebec winter. Anthropologist Tempe Brennan is overseeing the exhumation of a long-buried nun who’s being considered for sainthood. Tempe’s ...

Features

 
Vintage News-Register

Click scrolling arrows on side of pictures to pause slideshow.   Chronicling life in the Yamhill Valley through the generations with the newspaper archives. Vintage galleries are printed each Friday ...

 
Stopping By: Grandma wants every bride to be her best

Perched in her rocking chair, Juanita Layton waited for customers to visit her shop, which is filled with clouds of tulle, silk and satin. “Wedding dresses! I love ‘em,” said ...

 
Well versed

For a long time, Jose Angel Araguz resisted writing poems about his childhood. A Latino poet writing about the immigrant family experience seemed predictable. “It was clear to me that what ...

 
Director: ‘Peter Pan’ prequel is the ‘funniest of comedies’

‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ opens Friday at Gallery Gallery Theater’s production of “Peter and the Starcatcher,” a comedic prequel to “Peter Pan,” will ...

Tickets on sale for Distinguished Service Awards

McMinnville’s man and woman of the year, junior citizen, outstanding educator and outstanding farmers will be honored Monday, May 6, at the 64th annual Distinguished Service Awards banquet. The ...

Gotta get hopping

The Easter Bunny is busy this week hiding eggs and candy for numerous Easter events that will take place this weekend. Most will take place Saturday, April 20, and most will start at 10 a.m. — ...

Rohse: Keep your eyes peeled for dragons

Are dragons real? Apparently not, but who knows? They have been told of for centuries, so perhaps they are. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's Elaine Rohse is fascinated by words, books and ...

 
Offbeat Oregon: ‘Beautiful pelt’ would have been best admired from afar

One of the most appealing aspects of life in rural Western Oregon, around the middle of the last century, was the wildlife. Loggers and mill workers in places like Valsetz and Wendling might not ...

 
Stopping By: Rhythm of music, rhythm of words

Lafayette writer Bethany Lee’s poetry is influenced by rhythms and sound. The rhythm of music. The rhythm of the waves and the sound of the wind. The sound of feedback from her first readers ...

 
‘Write, and keep writing’

Oregon Poet Laureate Kim Stafford told students to “write, and keep writing” when he visited Patton Middle School Thursday morning. “There is something in my mind to write,” ...

 
Celebration honors children’s author

Beverly Cleary, turning 103, spent first six years in Yamhill YAMHILL — Residents will honor one of their favorite daughters Friday and Saturday with a celebration of children’s author Beverly ...

Poet will read at Linfield

Author, poet, professor and playwright Amber West will read a selection of her writings on Tuesday, April 16, in the Linfield College Nicholson Library. The free program will start at 7 p.m. West’s ...

Rohse: Turkish bath? Been there, done that

Several years ago, when we booked a tour of Turkey, a Turkish bath was not on my list of things to do or to see. I wanted to walk the frozen waterfalls. I wanted to see the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia ...

 
Offbeat Oregon: ‘Prepaid shanghaiing’ went badly amiss when victim died

Most of the time, the shanghaiing of sailors in old Astoria and Portland was a spur-of-the-moment kind of thing. It was resorted to when a ship captain needed a crew for an imminent departure, ...

Savvy Senior: The ins and outs of SSI

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: What can you tell me about the Supplemental Security Income program and what are the eligibility requirements? My father is very low-income, so I’m wondering if this is something ...

 
Stopping by: Scaling down

On a certain scale, Jim Dunk is a land baron. His McMinnville yard is large enough to hold the equivalent of miles of railroad track, a mining operation and many associated buildings. There’s ...

 
Stopping by: Answering the call

YAMHILL — Jim Phillips and his wife, Cathy Laughlin Phillips, were having dinner one evening in 1978 when a fire truck pulled up outside. It wasn’t the first time Yamhill firefighters ...

Community spirit burns bright

YAMHILL — Firefighters are part of community life in Yamhill. “Almost every family in town has had at least one volunteer over the years,” said Jim Phillips, who’s been ...

Entertainment slated for county fair

The popular ‘50s group Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts will join “American Idol” winner Scotty McCreery as musical entertainers at the 2019 Yamhill County Fair & Rodeo. The ...

Film festival hires director

The McMinnville Short Film Festival has hired its first executive director. Justin Zimmerman is a writer, filmmaker and professor who holds a master’s degree in film. His narrative and documentary ...


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