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Willamette Valley Vineyard Services has opened an office at 150 N. Maple St. in Yamhill.

The company started in August, 2011. Its service ranges from site development to the planting, managing and harvesting of vineyards.

Steve Shore is serving as operations manager and his wife, Shem, as general manager. They reside in Yamhill.

“It’s exciting to be able to support the local community and have space in Yamhill,” Steve said. Farmers themselves, they have also established the Oregon Wine Grape Nursery so they can grow their own plants, he said.

For more information, call 503-662-5700.



A Harvest Party to celebrate the conclusion of another successful year for the McMinnville Farmers’ Market is slated to run 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Third Street Flats. The units are adjacent to the market at 219 N.E. Cowls St., in the historic McMinnville Bank Building

All four flats will be open for the serving of local wine, beer and food. A new mural created by local artist Candice Cameron of Artisan Murals will be unveiled as well.

Participants are encouraged to purchase fresh produce at the Farmers’ Market to donate to the Yamhill Community Action Partnership Food Bank. For more information, call 503-857-6248.


A half-day seminar titled “Documentation, Discipline and Discharge” is set for 8 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the main Department of Human Services’ conference room at 334 N.E. Norton Lane.

Jennifer Germudson of the Bureau of Labor and Industries will give the presentation on how to properly document employee performance, use positive and negative feedback, deal swiftly and fairly with problems and handle a termination.

Cost is $40, which includes a continental breakfast. Space is limited, so reservations are requested by Nov. 2.

For more information, contact Jeff Long at 503-434-7571 or



A new enterprise, the McMinnville Flea Market, has been established at the Yamhill County Fairgrounds, 2070 N.E. Lafayette Ave. It will run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every second Sunday, starting Oct. 14.

General admission, for visitors from age 12 to 54, is $1. For couples 55 and up, the second admission is waived.

For more information, contact Tracy Mead at 503-583-1398 or



The McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce has a greeters set to run 8 to 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at McMinnville Hearth & Barbecue, 245 N.E. Highway 99W.

Newberg’s Chehalem Valley Chamber has one scheduled for 8 to 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at the Chehalem Valley Dance Academy, 311 E. First St.

Molly Walker, the News-Register’s business editor, can be reached at or 503-687-1272.

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