Salon opening party helps Homeward Bound

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Hairstylist Braxton Starr guides guests through his Studio Parlor during an event Friday night. Parlor is located upstairs on the 400 block of Third Street.

Colorful McCaw, a locally owned and operated hair salon for people of all ages, is celebrating its new location with an event on Saturday 15th January. The grand opening will be from 1pm to 5pm at 525 NE Baker St., McMinnville.

The celebration will include music, food and salon tours. Raffle tickets are available in the lounge for $2 or five for $7. Prizes include hair products and services, restaurant gift certificates, artwork and music items. Half of the proceeds from the raffle will go to Homeward Bound Pets.

Community members can also support the shelter by purchasing tickets online. Virtual tours are also offered. Visit the Colorful McCaw Salon Facebook and Instagram pages for more information

Scarlett McCaw opened her salon at a different location on Baker Street in 2015. She said she took the opportunity last fall to move closer to Third Street.

The owner/operator has over 10 years experience in hair design. She specializes in A-line bobs and razor cuts. Colouring, styling, face wax, pedicure and acrylic/gel enhancement services are also available at her salon.

Nail technician Daynelle Rowe hit the shop in November with natural and acrylic/gel services. McCaw said she plans to add two more stylists soon.

New restaurant space

Work is progressing on improvements to convert a new downtown building into a restaurant area.

Grant Co. is executing the $850,000 project at 618 NE Third St., McMinnville. The building, owned by Historic 3rd and Ford LLC, was constructed in 2020-21 between the Troon tasting room and the venerable Taylor Dale Hardware building until recently Two Dogs Taphouse (which has just moved to a different location in will be relocated to the city center).

Planning permission designates the new venue as the “Taylor Dale Restaurant.”

The works include the addition of a commercial kitchen for a restaurant and tasting room, as well as an office, lockers and storage areas. In addition, under separate permits, work is being carried out on the mechanical, sanitary, electrical and fire protection systems.

ATM closure

Bank of America plans to close the ATM at its former McMinnville branch.

The branch closed in November 2020, but an ATM remained open there. Now this will also be taken out of service from February 17th.

The nearest Bank of America ATM is located in Newberg, at 600 E. First St. or Highway 99W north, in downtown Newberg.

urban trees

The Oregon Department of Forestry is looking for nominations for “people and organizations making a difference for Oregon’s urban trees.”

Winners are selected by ODF and the non-profit organizations Oregon Community Trees.

Nominations can be made online until February 15th in two categories:

– An individual who has made significant contributions to urban forestry in Oregon, e.g. B. by planting and tending trees or raising awareness of urban trees.

– An organization, a corporation, nonprofit, school, or community that promotes healthy urban and community forests in Oregon through education, awareness, advocacy, and investment.

“There are so many wonderful ways people and communities are working to improve and improve their local urban forest. We want to recognize their efforts and share their best practices and good ideas to inspire others,” said Kristin Ramstad, manager of the ODF program to support urban and community forestry.

The program also presents the President’s Award to someone who has made outstanding contributions or lifetime achievements in the field of urban and community forestry. It also names Oregon Tree City of the Year – McMinnville won the honor in 2010.

Visit / for more information or to nominate.

chamber greetings

McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce Greeters Programs to Be Held Virtually Jan. 14-21; BCC Business Consulting will host Greeters on Friday 21st January. The program runs from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Call Rhonda Pope at 503-472-6196.

The Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce in Newberg is also planning a greeters program on January 21st. It will be held at the Astor House, 3801 Hayes St. in Newberg from 8am to 9am.

For more information, see the McMinnville Chamber website,, or Newberg’s website at

Mutual Museums

The Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and 11 other Oregon attractions will again offer cross-entry admission for their members this year.

The program ran for five years prior to the coronavirus pandemic, but has been suspended since safety regulations prompted closures in early 2020.

It’s a way “to show appreciation to the loyal members of each attraction and to highlight the important role that cultural attractions play in their communities,” officials at participating museums said.

Members of the participating attractions will receive free entry for themselves and three other people to one of the locations every month in 2022. Proof of valid membership and photo ID are required.

In other words, if you’re a member of the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, you can take your family to a different attraction each month. The schedule includes:

– January: Oregon Zoo, Portland (

– February: Columbia River Maritime Museum, Astoria (

– March: Deepwood Museum & Gardens, Salem (

– April: Clark County Historical Museum, Vancouver, Washington (

– May: Architectural Heritage Center, Portland (

– June: Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, Portland (

– July: World Forestry Center, Portland (

– August: Oregon Historical Society, Portland (

– September: Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals, Hillsboro (

– October: Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, McMinnville (

– November: Oregon Coast Aquarium, Newport (

– December: Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland (

wine scientist

Linfield University has named its first three recipients of the new Domaine Serene Scholarship, which will help cover tuition for underrepresented student populations in the wine studies program.

The recipients are Emma Libby, who is studying journalism/media studies and wine science, and wine scientists Adrian Garcia and Laura (Citlalli) Cruz Reyes. All are juniors at Linfield.

The grants were made possible by a $500,000 donation from Grace Evenstad and her late husband Ken Evenstad, who co-founded Domaine Serene in 1989. The winemakers said they wanted to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in wine careers.

“Our industry needs more leaders, especially those with diverse backgrounds and experiences,” said Grace Evenstad.

Domaine Serene Scholarship recipients will be honored on January 25, 2022 at a Portland Trail Blazers game. Domaine Serene is the “luxury wine of choice” for the Trail Blazers and operates a wine studio at the Moda Center.

In addition to funding the grant program, the Evenstads donated $6 million in 2018 to establish the Evenstad Center for Wine Education. Domaine Serene has also hosted on-site cooperative educational programs in Dundee and study tours to Evenstad’s Château de la Crée, France, in Burgundy.

Lego winner

Hopscotch has announced the winners of its annual Lego competition, held last month. You are:

– 3-5 year olds category: First, Sidney Hermens, 5, ‘Submarine Boat’; second, Raylee Leonard, 4; third, Hannah Carlson, 4.

– 6-9 year old category: First, Tyson Cushman, 9, “The Airplane”; second, Kai Bunn, 10; third, Bella Lord Garretson, 8; fourth, Ella Stauber, 8.

– 10-14 year old category: First, Colton Tucholsky, 13, “Driving Car”; second, Audrey (last name not given), 11; Third, Oliver Dimmett, 10; fourth, Ryan Cowlthorp, 13.

– Adult category: 1. Thea McCullough, “Grand Piano”; second, Sarah Rector; Third, Chani McCullough

Special categories:

– The Lego House Award, Cora Stauber, 6, “My dream house”.

– Most Unusual Gadget Genevieve Taylor, 9, “Tea, want some sugar?”

– Small with a big personality, Meto Rector, 7, “Ender Dragon Bird”.

– Lego Vehicle Award, Austin Hermens, 9, “Truck”.

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