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Along the Street: MEDP gets new executive director

Scott Cooper has been named the new executive director of the McMinnville Economic Development Partnership. He replaces Jody Christensen, the only director the organization has had, who recently left ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Volunteers Chris Dabney, Jeremy Barton and Eric Drover of Roby’s Furniture & Appliance move a donated desk into the offices at Juliette’s House.

Along the Street: Store volunteers spruce up Juliette's House

Russell Mark, the executive director of Juliette’s House in McMinnville, and some of this staff members have refurbished offices thanks to volunteers from Roby’s Furniture & Appliance. As ...

Along the Street: MEDP left without interim director

Former McMinnville Planning Director Doug Montgomery agreed to serve as the interim director of the McMinnville Economic Development Partnership following the departure of Jody Christensen last month, ...

Along the Street: Third Street businesses sprucing themselves up

Third Street businesses sprucing up for new year Several businesses along Third Street have covered their windows as they beautify the inside for the new year. “January is a pretty common ...

Along the Street: Farm Bill opens a path to a local hemp in

The 2018 Farm Bill signed by President Trump this month includes a provision legalizing industrial hemp, and already Yamhill County entrepreneurs are lining up to take advantage of it. The Hemp Farming ...

Along the Street: Cultural Coalition awards grants, promotes tax credit program

The Yamhill County Cultural Coalition is encouraging locals to take advantage of Oregon’s unique tax credit program that helps build local arts, culture and heritage programs. You have until the ...

Along the Street: Drought affecting Christmas tree crops

The demand for Christmas trees is, as expected, high at the moment. But there may not be as many to go around this year. Drought conditions have taken a toll on Christmas tree crops around Oregon, growers ...

Along the Street: Holiday market opens today

The McMinnville Holiday Market opens its doors today with extended hours, live music by The Weather Machine, food trucks and products made by local artisans. The market’s first day coincides with ...

Along the Street: Hazelnut harvest falls short

Oregon hazelnut growers were anticipating a record-high crop in 2018 — until, that is, they harvested the crop. The Capital Press reported this week the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service ...

Along the Street: MEDP will expand jobs ‘pipeline’ for local youth

The McMinnville Economic Development Partnership has embarked on a project intended to create more local entry-level, career-track job connections, and it’s expected to begin accepting applications ...

Submitted photo##Grace and Ken Evenstad sip wine from their winery, Domaine Serene, as they announce their $6 million gift to Linfield College s wine studies program.

Along the Street: Evenstads honored for distinguished service

Grace and Ken Evenstad, founding owners of Domaine Serene Winery and owners of Château de la Crée in Burgundy, are the recipients of the 2018 Distinguished Service Award announced annually ...

Along the Street: R. Stuart plans estate vineyard

After relying on fruit from the Daffodil Hill Vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills since 2003, R. Stuart & Co. this month announced it has purchased all 21 acres, meaning the 35-year-old company now owns ...

Along the Street: Vacation rentals set for Taylor-Dale building

The rumor throughout the summer -- supported by a construction worker onsite -- was that the Taylor-Dale Hardware building downtown would house a restaurant on the first floor and and vacation rentals ...

Along the Street: SAIF pays out $3.4 million to local employers

SAIF, the nonprofit state-chartered workers’ compensation insurance company, had a good year, which means many employers in Yamhill County are going to be getting checks soon. The Salem-based company’s ...

Along the Street: Chehalem Dance Academy offers new Mac classes

The U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts an excellent hazelnut harvest this fall and Oregon growers agree. The Capital Press, the state’s agricultural weekly newspaper, reports the latest production ...

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