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Salon opening celebration helps Homeward Bound

Salon opening celebration helps Homeward Bound
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Marcus Larson/News-Register## Hairstylist Braxton Starr tours his studio, Parlor, for guests during an open house event Friday night. Parlor is located on the top floor of Building 400 of Third Street.

Color McCaw, a locally owned and operated hair salon for people of all ages, will celebrate its new location with an event on Saturday, January 15. The grand opening will start from 1-5 p.m. at 525 Northeast Baker Street, McMinnville.

The celebration will include music, food, and tours of the salon. Lottery tickets are available at the salon for $2 or five for $7. Awards include poetry products and services, restaurant gift certificates, artwork, and music merchandise. Half of the withdrawal proceeds will go to Homeward Bound Pets.

Community members can also support the animal shelter by purchasing tickets online. Virtual tours will also be offered. For more information, go to the Color McCaw Salon pages on Facebook and Instagram

Scarlett McCaw opened her salon in 2015 elsewhere on Baker Street. She said she took the opportunity to get close to Third Street last fall.

The owner/operator has over 10 years of experience in hair styling. She specializes in A-line bobs and haircuts. Coloring, styling, facial waxing, pedicure and acrylic/gel services are also available in her salon.

Nail technician Daynelle Rowe joined the store with natural and acrylic/gel services in November. McCaw said it plans to add other designers soon.

New restaurant space

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

Grant is implementing the $850,000 project at 618 NE Third St., McMinnville. The building, owned by Historic 3rd and Ford LLC, was built in 2020-21 between the Troon Tasting Room and the venerable Taylor-Dale Hardware building, until recently Two Dogs Taphouse (in the process of moving to another downtown location).

The building permit refers to the new restaurant as “Taylor’s Deal Restaurant”.

Work includes adding a commercial kitchen to a restaurant and tasting room as well as a desk, lockers and storage. In addition, under separate permits, work is carried out on mechanical systems, plumbing systems, electrical and fire systems.

Automated teller machine closures

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

The branch closed in November 2020, but one ATM remained open there. Now this too will be discontinued from February 17th.

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

urban trees

The Oregon Department of Forestry is seeking nominations for “People and Organizations Who Make a Difference for Urban Oregon Trees.”

Winners will be selected by the ODF and the nonprofit Oregon Community Trees.

Nominations can be submitted online by February 15 in two categories:

An individual who has made significant contributions to urban forests in Oregon, such as planting and caring for trees or raising awareness about urban trees.

An organization, company, nonprofit, school, or municipality that promotes healthy urban and community forests in Oregon through education, outreach, advocacy, and investment.

“There are so many wonderful ways in which people and communities work to improve and enhance their local urban forests. We want to honor their efforts and share their best practices and good ideas to inspire others,” said Kristen Ramstad, Director of the Urban and Community Forestry Assistance Program at ODF.

The program also offers the President’s Award to a person who has made outstanding contributions or lifetime achievement in urban and community forestry. In addition, the Oregon Tree City of the Year was chosen – McMinnville won that honor in 2010.

For more information or to submit a nomination, go to /

greeting room

The McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce Welcome Programs will take place approximately January 14 and January 21; BCC Business Consulting Greeters will be hosting Friday, January 21st. The program will run from 8 to 9 in the morning. Call Rhonda Pope at 503-472-6196.

The Chehalm Valley Chamber of Commerce in Newberg is also planning a Greeters program on January 21. The program will run from 8 to 9 a.m. at Astor House, 3801 Hayes St. in Newberg.

For more information, go to the McMinnville Chamber website,, or the Newberg one, at

Mutual Museums

The Evergreen Air and Space Museum and 11 other Oregon attractions will resume offering mutual admission to their members this year.

The program had been running for five years before the coronavirus pandemic, but it has been suspended since safety regulations began shutting down in early 2020.

Participating museum officials said it was a way to “show appreciation to loyal members of each attraction as well as highlight the important role cultural attractions play in their communities.”

Every month in 2022, members of participating attractions will get free entry for themselves and three others to a venue. 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 and Gardens, Salem (

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

May: Architectural Heritage Center, Portland (

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

– July: World Forestry Centre, Portland (

August: Oregon Historical Society, Portland (

September: Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals, Hillsborough (

October: Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, McMinnville (

November: Oregon Coast Aquarium, Newport (

December: Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland (

Wine Scholars

Linfield University has named the first three recipients of the new Domaine Siren Scholarship, which helps cover the cost of tuition for underrepresented student groups in the Wine Studies program.

Recipients are Emma Libby, who specializes in journalism/media studies as well as wine studies, and wine studies majors Adrian Garcia and Laura (Citlalli) Cruz Reyes. All of them are youngsters in Linfield.

The scholarships were provided 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, equality, and inclusion in the wine functions.

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

Domaine Serene Scholarship recipients will be honored at a Portland Trail Blazers event on January 25, 2022. Domaine Serene is the Trail Blazers’ “preferred fine wine” and operates a wine studio at the Moda Center.

In addition to funding the scholarship program, Evenstad provided $6 million in 2018 to establish the Evenstadt Wine Education Center. Domaine Serene has also hosted co-op educational programs on site in Dundee and study abroad trips at the French Evenstad winery, Château de la Crée in Burgundy.

LEGO winners

Hopscotch has announced the winners of last month’s annual Lego competition. They are:

– Age range 3-5 years: First, Sidney Hermens, 5 years old, “Submarine Boat;” II, Riley Leonard, 4; Third, Hannah Carlson, 4.

– Age group 6-9 years: first, Tyson Cushman, 9 years old, “Airplane”; II, Kai Boon, 10 years old; third, Bella Lord Garritson, 8; Fourth, Ella Stober, 8.

– age group from 10 to 14 years: first, Colton Tucholsky, 13, “driving a car”; second, Audrey (family name not mentioned), 11; third, Oliver Demet, 10; Fourth, Ryan Coulthorpe, 13.

Adult Class: First, Thea McCullough, “Grand Piano;” second, Sarah Rector; Third, Chaney McCullough

Special Categories:

– Lego House Award, Cora Stauber, 6 years old, “My Dream Home.”

– The most unusual tool, Genevieve Taylor, 9, “Tea, would you like some sugar?”

Small with a big figure, Mito Rector, 7 years old, “Ender Dragon Bird.”

LEGO Vehicle Prize, Austin Hermens, 9 years old, “Truck”.

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