Arts & Leisure
Feb. 6 Tales from the Grubby End column: J.C. Penney added ‘metropolitan experience’
published: 2/5/2013 1:54:44 PM
We all know the end of this story, at least for now: a tragic fire that swept through the popular pet store Critter Cabana at 516 E. First St.
Feb. 6 Arts & Leisure briefs
published: 2/5/2013 1:55:38 PM
American culture under the microscope
Terry Steele, an adjunct sociology professor at George Fox University, will present a lecture on American culture at 7 p.
A tiny library with full-sized books and a growing following
published: 2/5/2013 1:58:05 PM
Walk onto the ground floor of the Newberg Public Library and you’ll notice what appears to be a very tiny house, adorned with composition roofing, windows and wood siding.
‘Mrs. Packard’ contrasts pressures, convictions
published: 2/5/2013 2:00:30 PM
A classic struggle is at the heart of George Fox University’s upcoming production of “Mrs. Packard.” And according to the play’s director, Rhett Luedtke, who is also an associate theater professor at the university, it’s a choice many students wrestle with: to follow one’s personal convictions, or the desires of their family? The play, penned in 2010 by award-winning playwright Emily Mann, tells the true story of Elizabeth Packard, a mother who spent three years in the Jacksonville (Ill.
Feb. 13 Arts & Leisure briefs
published: 2/12/2013 1:35:11 PM
Valentine’s paella party on tap
DUNDEE — Lange Estate Winery and Vineyards, 18380 N.E. Buena Vista Drive, is hosting a Valentine’s paella party from 1 to 4 p.
Movie review: Sadly, ‘Identity Thief’ underperforms
published: 2/12/2013 1:37:15 PM
It’s not that “Identity Thief” is a bad movie. It’s just that it is a movie that could have been much better, given the talent before and behind the camera.
Traditional tunes on tap at the CCC
published: 2/12/2013 1:39:54 PM
The Chehalem Cultural Center will invite listeners to hearken back to a simpler time this weekend, as it presents a concert featuring Celtic instrumental group Cobblestone and family folk band The Petersons.
Bösendorfer to take the spotlight at university
published: 2/12/2013 1:42:35 PM
George Fox University’s Bösendorfer Artist Concert Series will come full circle with its seventh installment next week, when Italian pianist Gianluca Luisi returns to the school for the first time since he became the first to perform in the series in 2007.
Feb. 20 Arts & Leisure briefs
published: 2/19/2013 1:55:24 PM
Newberg dancers get high marks for CVDA
A group of teenage and pre-teen performers representing Chehalem Valley Dance Academy got high marks during a recent dance competition in Canby.
Valley Repertory takes on ‘Julius Caesar’
published: 2/19/2013 1:58:29 PM
Anyone familiar with the spectacle that is “Julius Caesar” most likely won’t be surprised to hear Valley Repertory Theatre co-founder Caleb Thurston describe VRT’s upcoming rendition of the classic Shakespeare play as “definitely one of our most challenging pieces to date.
Nils Lou to showcase work at Art Elements
published: 2/19/2013 2:01:17 PM
“Playful” may not always be a word one frequently associates with fine art museums or galleries, but it’s one that sculptor and painter Nils Lou has long correlated with creativity and art.
Feb. 27 To Your Health column: Physical therapy can reduce risk of falls in older adults
published: 2/26/2013 2:46:30 PM
Dear Colin: I’m 74 and notice my balance is deteriorating. Golf, gardening and daily activities are more difficult and I’ve fallen three times this year.
Feb. 27 Arts & Leisure briefs
published: 2/26/2013 3:35:28 PM
Penner-Ash looks to spice things up
Penner-Ash Wine Cellars is looking to spice up Oregon Wine Country next month with Tapas & Tango, a festive event featuring tango instructor Alex Krebs, of Tango Berretín in Portland, and chef John Gorham, owner of Portland restaurants Toro Bravo, Tasty N Sons and Tasty N Alder.
Poet finds God in the ‘wild places’
published: 2/26/2013 3:37:56 PM
As winter turns to spring, and the signs of nature’s rebirth continue to be unveiled, the Newberg area’s community of artists and art lovers is also awakening, as will be evidenced this week during the First Friday Art Walk March 1.
A tale of two rivers comes to Newberg in form of a quilt
published: 2/26/2013 3:43:10 PM
Next month, an exhibit that has many parts, both literally and figuratively, will take up residence at the Chehalem Cultural Center.
Known as “Two Rivers, Three Sisters,” the show opens March 1 and features as its focal point a 40-foot-long quilt comprised of 17 separate panels made by 18 central Oregon master quilters.
Aquatic Center offering variety of swim lessons
published: 2/26/2013 3:44:22 PM
The Chehalem Aquatic Center is offering a variety of swim lessons this winter. Preregistration is required in person at 1802 Haworth Ave., by phone at 503-537-2909 or at www.
Feb. 27 history column: With time town shakes its ‘Grubby End’ moniker and reputation
published: 2/26/2013 2:34:22 PM
One hundred years ago, Newberg had the luxury of two weekly newspapers, The Newberg Graphic and The Newberg Enterprise.