Marcus Larson/News-Register##Elena’s Wine Bar guest chef Kathie Byers ladles a bowl of Thai chicken soup for customer Patchouli Bunnell during the business’ first Wednesday soup day, with proceeds going to Henderson House. Elena’s will host charitable soup days each Wednesday through Nov. 10.

Elena’s holds weekly soup night to benefit local nonprofits

Elena’s Wine Bar is hosting soup nights on Wednesdays through Nov. 10, with proceeds going to local nonprofits. Guest chefs, professional or amateur, will prepare the soups, which will be served ...

Linfield hosts celebration of Hispanic culture

Linfield University celebrates Hispanic heritage and culture during its Hispanic Heritage Celebración from 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Rutschman Field House. The annual event, organized by Linfield ...

Canadian firm acquires Roth’s

Roth’s Fresh Markets locations, including the McMinnville store, have been acquired by a Canadian firm, the Pattison Food Group. “It’s business as usual for Roth’s and all of our ...

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Wine industry leader Maria Stuart dies at 56

Maria Stuart, co-owner of R. Stuart & Co. Winery, who was instrumental in the International Pinot Noir Celebration, died Wednesday following a 20-month battle with cancer. She was 56. Arrangements ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Scarecrow city workers make some street improvements and a friendly, straw-stuffed guy welcomes visitors to Dayton as part of the Dayton Community Development Association’s second-annual scarecrow contest.

Halloween events, activities planned

There’s plenty to do and see this season as Halloween approaches. Farm stands are offering pumpkins, and organizations are hosting scarecrow contests, trick-or-treating events and other activities. ...

N-R receives awards

Results of the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association annual journalism judging were released recently, and the News-Register pulled in 14 awards for writing, photography and design, including a variety ...

Nicholas Kristof forms candidate committee, resigns from NY Times

But Nicholas Kristof of Yamhill, who since June has been mulling a Democratic bid for Oregon governor, has formed the candidate committee Nick For Oregon. The filing was completed Oct. 12 with the Oregon ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Neil Livermore, a sub-contractor on the renovation project, stands in front of the historic building on Bridge Street in downtown Sheridan. The building, which dates back to the late 1800s, will house shops in the bottom floor and apartments on the second story.

Along the Street: 19th century building gets modern facelift

A project in downtown Sheridan is turning a late-19th-century building into a modern space for both retail and residential use. The Heider Building at 229 S. Bridge St. opened about 1890, suffered damage ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Crepe World owner Jamie Akers and assistant Anna Dazey each make a Ravenna-style crepe with chicken, pesto, tomatoes, spinach and cheese at the McMinnville Farmers Market.

Crepe World inspired by travels

Mother and daughter team Jamie and Olivia Akers named their new business “Crepe World” to reflect both their favorite treat and their travels. They’ve enjoyed crepes at the foot of the ...

Amity ordinance will fine water meter offenders

While water meter tampering incidents are rare, the Amity City Council took action at this month’s meeting to curtail residents’ illegal, often damaging, attempts to restore service shut off ...

West Valley crime spree results in prison term

Tanner Abbott carjacked one victim, stole four other vehicles, including a forklift, and led a Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office deputy on a high-speed pursuit, all within a two-and-a-half-week period ...

County wants to hear drivers’ priorities for improving safety

Yamhill County’s road department wants to know residents’ biggest concerns along the worst section of North Valley Road. Safety concerns include: drivers swerving out of their lanes around ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##After the opening ceremony parade, Ryan Shannon has fellow drummer Brain Campbell sign the top of his drum to remember those who participated in this year’s McMinnville Scottish Festival.

Plaid company: People pack fairgrounds for return of Scottish Festival

The skirl and drone of bagpipes, rhythmic tapping of drums and grunts of athletes tossing heavy objects filled the Yamhill County Fairgrounds Saturday and Sunday. The McMinnville Scottish Festival had ...

Kristof endorses Berschauer recall

New York Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize winner Nicholas Kristof, who is from Yamhill County, has added his endorsement to the recall of County Commissioner Lindsay Berschauer, as has Oregon AFSCME ...

Virtual fundraiser will benefit A Family Place

A Family Place Relief Nursery will benefit from “Champions for Children,” a virtual fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 16. The evening will include information about how A Family Place is helping ...