Marcus Larson/News-Register##Elena’s Wine Bar guest chef Kathie Byers ladles a bowl of Thai chicken soup for customer Patchouli Bunnell during the business’ first Wednesday soup day, with proceeds going to Henderson House. Elena’s will host charitable soup days each Wednesday through Nov. 10.

Elena’s holds weekly soup night to benefit local nonprofits

Elena’s Wine Bar is hosting soup nights on Wednesdays through Nov. 10, with proceeds going to local nonprofits. Guest chefs, professional or amateur, will prepare the soups, which will be served ...

Linfield hosts celebration of Hispanic culture

Linfield University celebrates Hispanic heritage and culture during its Hispanic Heritage Celebración from 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Rutschman Field House. The annual event, organized by Linfield ...

Evergreen remembers Japanese Americans’ WWII service

On Oct, 16, Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum in McMinnville will offer a full day of programming focused on World War II and the Japanese American experience in Oregon during those times. “Righting ...

Most McMinnville school employees now vaccinated as deadline nears

About 93% of McMinnville school staff members are vaccinated against coronavirus, and the rest have agreed to precautions, including weekly COVID tests and heavy-duty masks. Personnel Director Steffanie ...

Canadian firm acquires Roth’s

Roth’s Fresh Markets locations, including the McMinnville store, have been acquired by a Canadian firm, the Pattison Food Group. “It’s business as usual for Roth’s and all of our ...

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Wine industry leader Maria Stuart dies at 56

Maria Stuart, co-owner of R. Stuart & Co. Winery, who was instrumental in the International Pinot Noir Celebration, died Wednesday following a 20-month battle with cancer. She was 56. Arrangements ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Scarecrow city workers make some street improvements and a friendly, straw-stuffed guy welcomes visitors to Dayton as part of the Dayton Community Development Association’s second-annual scarecrow contest.

Halloween events, activities planned

There’s plenty to do and see this season as Halloween approaches. Farm stands are offering pumpkins, and organizations are hosting scarecrow contests, trick-or-treating events and other activities. ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##A thousand origami cranes flutter in the sanctuary at the McMinnvlle First Baptist Church, expressing peace and joy.  The sanctuary will host a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, with a freewill offering going to the World Friendship Center.

‘Our voices for peace’: First Baptist hosts special art show, concert

The Peace and Joy Art Exhibit at First Baptist Church, 125 S.E. Cowls St., runs through Oct. 17, 1 to 5 p.m. each day in the chapel and outer mezzanine of the church, entrance off First Street. Art on ...

Hospital plans expansion of cancer center

Willamette Valley Medical Center will expand its building in 2022 to increase the size of its cancer center by 2,000 square feet and make room for new treatment technology.  Aurora Ronning, director ...

First Federal, MDA win Main Street honors

First Federal’s new headquarters structure is “a reflection of the community it’s been part of since 1922,” Oregon Main Street Association officials said in announcing that the ...

Mac schools look into implied threat

Saying they take every potential threat seriously, over the weekend McMinnville School District officials investigated some student messages on social media that implied something could happen at the high ...

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Melissa Gardner (Barbara Curtis) and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III (Steve Cox), read the words they’ve exchanged over the years during a rehearsal of “Love Letters.”

A ‘moving’ portrait of love, friendship starts Friday at Gallery

Gallery Theater will present “Love Letters,” about two people reading the notes and cards they’ve exchanged over 50 years. The production will run Oct. 15 to 24, with 7:30 p.m. ...

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 ...

99W work in Lafayette approaches completion

The “dig out” is done in Lafayette, and both lanes are open on Highway 99W as Oregon Department of Transportation nears completion of the rebuild of the highway through the city. The final ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Pink lights, reminders of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, illuminate passing traffic at the Third and Cowls intersection. With Courage, a local organization that helps those diagnosed with breast cancer, also wants the lights to honor those who’ve lived with the disease.

To help families, think pink

The pink lights shining in downtown McMinnville, Carlton and parts of Newberg aren’t there to remind people that breast cancer is a devastating and often fatal disease, said Caitlin Sticka, co-founder ...

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