Rusty Rae/News-Register##Fiona Gwozdz Mancill shows off the winter box she’s offering through her new business, the Snug Club. Subscribers receive four craft and cocktail boxes a year.

‘Snug Club’ aims to spark creativity, community

A new McMinnville business aims to spark people’s creativity and bring them together through craft-making and socializing. The Snug Club is based on owner Fiona Gwozdz Mancill’s experiences ...

Along the Street: In Dayton, Glühwein and a winter market

Seufert Winery will host a traditional-style Christmas market event Friday through Sunday, Dec. 10-12. The “Winter Makers Market” will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the Seufert tasting ...

Marcus Larson News-Register##At Bierly Brewery in downtown McMinnville, expanded and cubicle-separated interior seating is intended to enhance safety for customers as well as staff, including server Megan Brendle, center.

Bierly adds seating, vax only

Bierly Brewing moved to downtown McMinnville in March and the march of new beers has continued, along with addition of staff. A move back indoors this fall brought added fixtures and furniture, ...

Along the Street: Local wines make international Top 100 list

Five Oregon wines are included in Wine Spectator’s new list of the Top 100 Wines of the Year. Alexana Pinot Noir Dundee Hills Revana Vineyard topped the Oregon entries, coming in at No. 14 out of ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register
G&P Obrist Excavating workers Mike Taylor and Mike Sayles clear out rubble from an apartment building at 429 S.E. Baker
St. that burned Nov. 30, 2020.

Along the Street: What’s going up — and coming down

Here are some commercial building projects under way in Yamhill County communities: - The old McMinnville Apartments building on Baker Street near Handley has been razed. No plans for the site have ...

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 ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Alan and Shannon Botten work the front desk at their Botten Equipment Rental shop in McMinnville. The storefront hides more than an acre of rental equipment, from backhoes and lifts to tables and chairs for holiday parties or a circular saw to help with a remodeling job.

Botten’s rental business honored

Shannon Botten, who runs Botten’s Equipment Rental with her family, has been named one of the top 12 rental professionals in the U.S. The American Rental Association chose her for the honor ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Guests have a choice of seating as they sample Coelho wines in the winery’s tasting room in Amity. It features natural lighting, a fireplace and a piano, along with many wine barrels.

Coelhos celebrate heritage with music, food of Portugal

Coelho Winery owners Dave and Deolinda Coelho share their Portuguese heritage with friends and wine customers every year at an event featuring the music and food of Portugal, as well as their own wines ...

News-Register file photo##Patrons enjoy wine next to the fire in the 2018 scene at Elizabeth Chambers Cellar in McMinnville.

Along the Street: Wineries plan Thanksgiving weekend events

Numerous area wineries will host events over the Thanksgiving weekend — and this weekend, Nov. 19-21, as well. During “Oregon Wine Country Thanksgiving,” special holiday activities are ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##New owners of the Bayou Golf Course plan to turn the Mansion into a fine-dining restaurant.

New Bayou owners will upgrade golf course, open restaurants

The new owners of the Bayou Golf Course plan to refurbish the greens and fairways and open both casual and fine dining restaurants on the site. Headwaters Concepts, which manages restaurants in the Portland ...

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 ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##
Contractor Armando Lopez sands original Douglas fir floorboards in the Grand McMinnville, formerly the McMinnville Grand Ballroom. The space has reopened with a new paint job, as well.

Ballroom reopens for events

‘Grand McMinnville’ under new ownership By STARLA POINTER Of the News-Register The Grand McMinnville — formerly the McMinnville Grand Ballroom — is open again for meetings, weddings, ...

Submitted photo##Grandpa Rick John enjoys spending time on his small “ranch” with his grandkids, from left, Hannah, Lucy, Jackson, Oliver and Kameron.

Stopping by: A policy of giving back

When Rick John drives the streets of McMinnville, he notices familiar houses in every neighborhood. “I’ve been in that one, and that one, and that one,” he says to himself. Back ...

Along the Street: McMinnville’s annual Santa Parade set to return

Organizations, businesses and individuals have until Tuesday, Nov. 16, to sign up for McMinnville’s annual Santa Parade, which will return Friday, Nov. 26, after taking a year off during the pandemic. The ...