Kirby Neumann-Rea/News-Register##Large tables filled with myriad Lego pieces, for sale in bulk, take up one corner of the Mana Cloud space in Lafayette. Gaming tables, merchandise racks and an imaginative mural by Hugh Newell help set the scene.

Along the Street: Gifts, games shop opens in Lafayette

Mana Cloud, a store for games, gifts and collectibles, is open at 293 W. Third St., Lafayette. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 7 p.m. Sundays. Owners ...

Rachel Thompson/News-Register##Stephanie Shelton talks about her business, Brain + Body Collective, where she offers laser wrinkle removal, eyebrow and eyeliner tattooing and alternative therapies. Shelton opened the Baker Street business in 2021, saying she is passionate about helping people.

McMinnville business offers treatments for brain and body

At her business, Brain Body Collective Alternative Paths to Health, Stephanie Shelton helps clients with both physical and self-esteem needs. “At heart, I’m a care provider,” she said, ...

Commissioners approve Amity zone change

Yamhill County Commissioners approved a zoning amendment in order to keep a small business from moving out of Amity. On Thursday the board unanimously upheld a planning commission recommendation to approve ...

Kirby Neumann-Rea/News-Register##New owner Richard Mason built a broadcasting studio in a vintage home on Evans Street before returning KLYC-1260 to the air in March.

Along the Street: Mac radio station KLYC back on air

McMinnville radio station KLYC returned to the airwaves in March after being off for most of a year. Yamhill County listeners can hear the music and news broadcasts at 1260 AM. It also can be heard on ...

Rachel Thompson/News-Register##Shelbylinn Connell of Monmouth hits from the fairway on The Nines, formerly Bayou, south of McMinnville. With her is Lee Waggoner, also from Monmouth.

The Nines at The Preserve opens to golfers

On Tuesday, Josh Kay got to play golf for the first time as a course owner. “I brought three friends out. There were bald eagles flying above. The course was full. It was amazing to see,” ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##New Energy Works’ new beamery is taking shape on Orchard Avenue, next to the company’s existing plant. The 20,000-square foot building is being built entirely of wood – appropriate for a company that makes pieces for wood-frame buildings.

Along the Street: Buildings going up around town

Here's a look at current construction projects in and around McMinnville - Hagan Hamilton’s7,500 square foot building at 448 S.E. Baker St. will get an exterior update. Eric Wolff’s Worx ...

Kirby Neumann-Rea/News-Register##Bill Willis stands with wood from many sources he transforms into art pieces, in the new Earth & Wood studio in Amity. The roll-down door separates the woodworking area and that of the ceramics space used by his son and co-owner, Dan Willis.

Along the Street: Amity wood and ceramics gallery debuts new studio

Earth & Wood’s new studio building will get its debut Saturday, March 30, during Amity Daffodil Festival. Earth & Wood is located at 412 S. Trade St. Gallery co-owner Bill Willis said the ...

Rachel Thompson/News-Register##A drop of Dundee in MacTom and Sue Linkhart of Gaston toast St. Patrick’s Day with Peyton’s Place Redux Sparkling Rose at the new Dundee Wine Library tasting room. Henry and Araminta Miller opened the shop at 619 N.E. Third St. last month. Thibaud Mandet is the winemaker at the Dundee Wine Library vineyard near Dundee. “We kind of follow his wines around,” Sue Linkhart said. The winery celebrated St. Patrick’s Day and its grand opening on the same weekend; its original grand opening, in January, was canceled due to winter weather.

Along the Street: Mac nominated for ‘Best Main Streets’

McMinnville is in the running for yet another award for its main street – and local residents can help secure the honor. Downtown McMinnville is a nominee in the “Readers’ Choice: Best ...

Rachel Thompson/News-Register##Third Street, often called “McMinnville’s living room,” can use a general touch-up to make businesses more appealing to customers, according to a strategist who provided merchants with ideas for upgrades to lighting, paint, windows, awnings, and the overall look of the busy commercial street.

Urban strategist: Bring the color, lose the awnings

Downtown McMinnville businesses need paint, transparent windows, better lighting and fewer awnings, according to Urban Strategist Michele Reeves. As part of the Third Street improvement consultant ...

Along the Street: Coffee fundraiser serves three groups

Yamhill County residents can support three helping organizations while sipping their favorite beverage on Friday, March 15. The annual Coffee For A Cause fundraiser will benefit With Courage, which helps ...

Submitted photo#From left to right, Dr. Saramati Krishna, Dr. Breanna Thompson, Dr. Eric Eddy, and Dr. Karol Otteman

Along the Street: OB/GYNs join hospital clinic

Dr. Saramati Krishna and Dr. Karol Otteman have joined the Willamette Valley Medical Center’s Women’s Health Center. WVMC CEO Michael Mulkey said the hospital is pleased to add them to the ...

Starla Pointer/News-Register##Mike and Kim Morris, who were later named Volunteers of the Year, socialize with Lisa Jenson, right, and Sarah Tynan prior to the awards portion of the McMinnville Downtown Association event. Downtown business people and supporters gathered in the Stillwater event center for Thursday’s celebration.

Alchemist’s Jam takes top honors in downtown awards

Alchemist’s Jam retail shop and bakery was named Business of the Year and other retailers and people were honored Thursday night at the McMinnville Downtown Association’s annual meeting. “Definitely ...

Photo courtesy Mac Daddy Donuts##

Along the Street: Mac Daddy Donuts reopens on Third after long remodel

Customers lined up Friday as Mac Daddy Donuts reopened its retail shop at 709 N.E. Third St. The shop has been closed for remodeling since 2023, although Mac Daddy has continued selling fresh, custom ...

Kirby Neumann-Rea/News-Register##Art in the Parlor: Sabrina Lavos of McMinnville shows her paintings to her parents, Carran and Dan Lovas, at a pop-up art gallery Feb. 10 at Parlor Tattoo and Zen Gallery, 426 N.E. Third St., in downtown McMinnville. Co-owner Natalie Fletcher taught the week-long after-school art workshop and invited friends and family to the second-story business to view the teens’ artwork. “It was fun experimenting,” with a variety of techniques, said Sabrina, who has taken a variety of classes and looks forward to more. Fletcher said working with young people is a source of joy and plans future workshops. “It was as many people as we’ve had at one time up here,” said Fletcher, who in addition to body art, does murals and a wide range of works, including coordinating the McMinnville Downtown Association street corner paintings each June.

Along the Street: Fundraiser will help provide art supplies

St. Bezzie’s Art Collab, which is raising funds to provide art supplies for children in El Salvador, will host a paint party event Thursday, Feb. 22 at a private residence in McMinnville. St. Bezzie’s ...

MEDP survey gets ‘crazy low’ response

The city of McMinnville is hoping for many more responses to its workforce development initiatives and enlisted the help of the city’s “think tank” committee Wednesday to get the word ...

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