Rusty Rae/News-Register##The Grinch (Ben Blanco) prepares to ride in Friday afternoon s Santa Parade, which will
roll through downtown McMinnville starting at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26. The Grinch and
his little dog, too, will be joined by real estate agents from Coldwell Banker of McMinnville
and Newberg, who built the float using the company s blue and white colors, according to
Tammy Cooley, one of the Coldwell employees.  We like to do it for the community,  she
said, noting that agents will be handing out 3,000 candy canes, as well. More than two
dozen other floats, marching groups and bands will take part in the parade, which marks the
arrival of the Christmas season and Santa s first visit to McMinnville this year.

Christmas activities around the county

- Amity’s annual Christmas event is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 3. Santa and the Amity Fire Department will lead a parade through the streets starting about 5:30 p.m. At 6 p.m., Mayor Rachel ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Midwife Erica Koltenuk, Dr. Greg Eppard and Dr. Brandi Spence will join Women s Healthcare
Associates Jan. 1, following the closure of Valley Women s Health. They will practice in
Newberg until WHA opens a McMinnville office.

Mac clinic closing, but OB-GYNs will continue serving patients

The question Dr. Brandi Spence has heard most this fall is “Can you still be my doctor?” The answer is yes. Although Valley Women’s Health is closing at the end of December, Spence will ...

Candice Cameron captured  That Fully Vaccinated Feeling 
in her painting of a discarded mask. It s part of her COVID
series, which she will show at an open house this weekend
on Artists Sunday.

Painting the pandemic: Artist to show new COVID-inspired series

The coronavirus had two distinct impacts on Yamhill County’s many artists: First, it forced them to stay home, giving them more time to create in their studios. Second, it cut off many of their chances ...

Joe Morelock

School leaders back Morelock; Brown targeted in second recall

Superintendents from nine Oregon school districts, plus the executive director of the Coalition of Oregon School Administrators, have signed a letter in support of fired Newberg School Superintendent ...


Newberg school board fires superintendent

The Newberg School Board fired Superintendent Joe Morelock in an unannounced late night action, by a four to three vote Tuesday night, overriding pleas to wait and let the public provide comments. Numerous ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Willamette Valley Vineyards’ new Yamhill County location, Domaine Willamette, rises amid the fall leaves of the grapevines beside Highway 99W near Archery Summit Road.

Golden opportunity: ‘Domaine Willamette’ under construction

Willamette Valley Vineyards is making progress on its new wine production facility and tasting room near Dundee. “Domaine Willamette” will feature biodynamic gardens surrounding a ...

Newberg City Manager Dan Weinheimer resigns

Newberg City Manager Dan Weinheimer resigned abruptly last week, for unknown reasons. Weinheimer told the Newberg Graphic that it was “time for the next person to step in and guide the city.” However, ...

News-Register file photo##Olio Nuovo Festival in 2016.

Along the Street: Olioteca presents month-long celebration

Durant Olive Mill Oregon’s only commercial olioteca — olive oil producer — will host its 13th annual Olio Nuovo Festival during November. The festival will be held in the gift shop 5510 ...

Police respond to shots fired call in Newberg

Newberg-Dundee police responded to a shots fired call in the 1800 block of Orchard Drive in Newberg shortly before 12:30 p.m. Friday. Police Chief Jeff Kosmicki gave this account: Officers arrived and ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Guitarist Jake Blair leads a set at the Mac Market on Saturday. The Market is expanding its food, beverage and event offerings, with another music series coming up early next year.

Along the Street: Mac Market expanding its offerings

Mac Market, a community gathering places that offers food, beverages, local produce, crafts, and events, is making some changes to provide more selections for its customers, owner Diana Riggs said. Located ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##As Rance Harber and Eric Virtue wait for their food at Two Dogs Taphouse, their dog, Sampson, howls in communion with the nearby scarecrow. The Halloween decoration features two heads, one a good dog and the other a bad one. It’s one of 10 scarecrows lining Third Street. Community members can vote on their favorite by Friday, Oct. 29, on the McMinnville Downtown Association website,

Pumpkins, scarecrows, costume events planned

There’s plenty to do and see this season as Halloween approaches. Here are some of the activities: - Carlton American Legion groups will host the second-annual Halloween haunted house from ...

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 ...

Area schools report more than 100 cases

The National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., rang its bells 700 times Tuesday, once for every 1,000 Americans lost to COVID-19 since the pandemic started — 700,000 deaths. In Oregon, 3,867 people ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##R. Stuart & Co. Winery assistant winemaker Emilie McKinny uses a rake to feed pinot grapes from a 1/2 ton harvest bin into the winery’s destemmer, the first step in the process of making red wine.

Hearty harvest: Growers report ‘intense’ flavor, volume of grapes in 2021 pick

The hot, dry summer helped produce a flavorful crop in Yamhill County vineyards, although some growers report they will pick fewer grapes this year while others are predicting a bountiful yield. Either ...

Esri Redistricting##The boundaries of newly created U.S. House Dist. 6, indicated by the blue line, include all of Yamhill and Polk counties, and portions of Marion and Washington counties.

New political lines drawn; same divide may remain

Voters in the cities of Newberg, Dundee, Amity, Sheridan, Willamina and Grand Ronde will have new representation in the Oregon House and in a Senate District 12 that now includes nearly all of Yamhill ...