Monthly Archives: December 2010

Fly me to the moon! Or to the winery, anyhow.

Ben Parker apologized for the view. I frankly have no idea why. The view was perfect. I was a couple hundred feet in the air, hovering in a glass bubble, big silly grin on my face, snapping pictures. My joy … Continue reading

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I’m a silver lining kind of girl

It’s no secret that I love the rain. When the sun comes out after a week of clouds, fog and drizzle, and all of Yamhill Valley is out cavorting in the yellow glow, I’m slathering on sunscreen and rummaging for … Continue reading

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Evergreen’s airplane exhibit is world class

I can’t remember my first ride in an airplane, but I will never forget my first turn at the stick. My grandfather had a little red Cessna 150. He piled a couple of phone books on the seat so I … Continue reading

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Gift with purchase — priceless

I was having a glass of wine the other day with a woman who told me the sad story of a friend’s store dying. She was regretting not having shopped there more. A buck or two here and there wasn’t … Continue reading

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Living the sweet life

I’ve been reading voraciously about the Yamhill Valley. Sure, it’s my job, but I’m curious, too. I’ve only been here a few months. Let’s call it the honeymoon phase. Every time I turn around there’s another little thing I notice … Continue reading

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