Live cantata choir returns; several other holiday performances on tap

The 35th annual Community Christmas Cantata will offer both live and recorded performances of "Love Was Born a King" this month. Admission is free, and offerings will be take to support the YCAP Yamhill ...

Carlton Council to meet, review staff

Carlton City Council members will meet Tuesday, Dec. 7, for an executive session and business meeting. During the executive session at 5:30 p.m., council members will review the performance of staff. ...

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##Janet Zuelke uses fir, cones and other natural materials to make Christmas wreaths in her Carlton workshop. She grew up helping her mother make wreaths and continued the tradition when her own kids were young.

Continuing her mother’s wreath-making tradition

For most of the year, Janet Zuelke’s eyes are on the stars, as she’s one of the founders of the Carlton Observatory at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. But in late fall, she focuses ...

No weapon found at YC High

School and police officials investigated a report that a student might have a weapon at Yamhill Carlton High School and found that the report was incorrect, Superintendent Clint Raever said. "All students ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register## Ellen and Gabriel Orocios are putting the final details on their restaurant, Orocios, which will open in downtown Carlton after the first of the year.

Along the Street: New restaurant coming to Carlton early next year

Orocios, a new restaurant in downtown Carlton, is expected to open in early 2022, according to owners Ellen and Gabriel Orocios. They had hoped to open at 217 W. Main St. this fall, but said they faced ...

Kirby Neumann-Rea News-Register##Nicholas Kristof announces his candidacy for governor Wednesday, standing in  an emotional place,  the grounds of First Presbyterian Church of Portland. With him are his mother, Jane Kristof, and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn.

Kristof running for top state job

Yamhill’s Nicholas Kristof will run for governor. Kristof, 62, confirmed Wednesday what the 1977 Yamhill-Carlton High School graduate had been considering for weeks. He formalized his candidacy ...

Trunk or treats, other events planned

Numerous trunk-or-treat events and other activities are planned for Halloween weekend. Many private residents plan to hand out candy. Some will start early, in mid-afternoon, so children can collect their ...

News-Register file photo##The 15-year-old political organizer Nicholas Kristof, now a candidate for governor, in the yard of his Yamhill home in 1974.

‘I’m not sure I want to be a politician’: 1974 N-R profiled the future candidate

Nicholas Kristof’s announcement Wednesday gives prescience to a 47-year-old News-Register article. “Nicholas gets in politics early,” reads the May 18, 1974, newspaper’s Neighbor ...

Mailer seeks to make Berschauer recall a referendum on the trail

A recall effort against Yamhill County Commissioner Lindsay Berschauer continues to heat up, with the Oregon Family Farm Association, based in Tigard, sending out a mailer this week that attempts to turn ...

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, www.macdowntown.com.

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 ...

Nicholas Kristof forms candidate committee, resigns from NY Times

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 Secretary ...

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 ...