Kirby Neumann-Rea/News-Register##Aaron Baker purchased the 40-year-old Michelbook sign and refurbished it, repairing the cracks and finding the original colors to repaint it. To Baker, it’s a piece of local history.

Vintage Michelbook sign on display at Loft & Lies

One can easily learn the layout of venerable Michelbook Country Club by spending time at the simulated golf center known as Loft and Lies. That’s because the old 1984 sign, repaired and repainted ...

Berchauer, husband's business facing liens

Two farms have filed liens against Firestone Processing LLC, owned by Yamhill County Commissioner Lindsay Berschauer and her husband, Michael Firestone, for more than $233,000 in payments for the 2023 ...

Kirby Neumann-Rea/News-Register##Nick Kristof talks with Joni Marten of Carlton, a Yamhill Carlton High School classmate, right, as Kristof and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, center in background, greet visitors to the release of Kristof wines Friday at Pike Road.

Along the Street: Kristof Wines make debut in McMinnville

Kristof Wines debuted Friday at Pike Road Wines on Third Street, with fellow vintners and wine industry supporters, as well as Yamhill Carlton High School classmates of Nick Kristof turning up. Kristof ...

Rachel Thompson/News-Register##Fernandez family — parents Laura and Jimmy flanked by daughter Mariana and son Allan — stand in entry of Abuela’s Nuestra Cocina, the family’s new restaurant, a fulfillment of their hope to open a restaurant in downtown McMinnville.

'Like home': Mezcal owners create grandmother-inspired Abuela’s Nuestra Cocina

Jimmy Fernandez really loved his mother-in-law’s mole, the complex Mexican sauce made with nuts, chocolate, chiles and spices. He kept asking for the recipe, and she kept telling him, gently but ...

County to resume economic development grants

Yamhill County is reviving its economic development grant program, which has been paused since 2020 because of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the federal CARES and ARPA grant funds. The county receives video ...

Along the Street: Homeward Bound Pets hires new director

Homeward Bound Pets Humane Society has hired a new director, Casey Shook. She replaces Ronnie Vostinak, who moved to another state. She had been director of the humane society since November 2016. Vostinak ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Anne Nash, left, and Chelsey Nichol are eager to open their new shop at Third and Ford streets on Saturday, May 4. Nash & Nichol offers goods displayed as they might be used in the home. Nash, a designer, said she is happy to make suggestions if people are looking for just the right couch, rug or other piece. The shop also carries local products, such as Bernards Farm jams and Durant Olive Oil.

New mercantile Nash & Nichol to open on Third

Nash & Nichol, a new “modern mercantile” carrying varied items for the home and lifestyle, will open Saturday, May 4. The shop is the creation of two women who’ve owned separate ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Scott and Elizabeth Hinchcliff enjoy riding in their 1938 Ford pickup. Scott, a master mechanic at Scott’s Automotive in McMinnville, said he believes vehicles are meant to be driven, so he uses the vintage truck on a regular basis.

Stopping By: Cruising duo

Love of cars and community drive McMinnville DSA winners Scott and Elizabeth Hinchcliff

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Diners crowd into Geraldi’s Italian Eating place on Friday, the day it reopened months after closing and relocating. Opening weekend was “absolutely amazing,” said Jessica, wife of owner Joe Geraldi. “We were blown away.” The restaurant will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday at 1135 S.W. Baker St., serving the same sandwiches and Italian dishes that made the restaurant popular on Third Street, The new location features a larger dining area, and parking.

Along the Street: Geraldi’s opens in new location

Fans of meatballs, pasta and hearty sandwiches were pleased Friday when Geraldi’s Italian Eating Place reopened after being closed for several months. Joe Geraldi’s welcomed guests to “Geraldi’s ...

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 ...

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