Community in Brief 11-3-12
published: 11/2/2012 2:34:48 PM
City Club goes to waste Jackie Lang of Waste Management will speak on “Getting to Zero Waste: How Waste Management is Partnering With the Community to Reduce Landfill Waste, Increase Recycling, and Innovate for the Future” at Tuesday’s meeting of the Newberg City Club.
LID could be formed on stretch of College Street
published: 11/2/2012 2:28:05 PM
Two major projects and a general discussion on economic development are on the agenda for the Newberg City Council’s meeting Monday. One of the resolutions pertains to a nearly $1 million project for pedestrian and bicycle upgrades and other improvements along College Street, begun through an intergovernmental agreement with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).
FEMA: Northwesterners should prep for floods
published: 11/2/2012 2:26:57 PM
With the arrival of the rainy season in the Pacific Northwest, the Federal Emergency Manaement Agency is encouraging residents to prepare for the possibility of flooding.
Holiday bazaar is Nov. 17 at Champoeg
published: 11/2/2012 2:26:41 PM
ST. PAUL — As the holiday season draws near, Friends of Historic Champoeg is preparing for its second annual Champoeg Holiday Bazaar. The event is set to take place from 10 a.
Salvation Army adds ‘paper kettles’ this Christmas
published: 11/2/2012 2:26:28 PM
McMINNVILLE — The Salvation Army in Yamhill County is putting a new twist on an old tradition. With the arrival of the holiday season, red kettles filled with change and volunteers ringing bells are seen in storefronts across the country.
Nov. 7 community briefs
published: 11/6/2012 2:29:16 PM
McMinnville moms sponsor craft fair
McMINNVILLE — The 23rd annual Church on the Hill craft fair will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.
Clinics will offer memory screenings
published: 11/6/2012 2:30:34 PM
One day each November, health care centers across the United States come together to offer free, confidential memory screenings to those concerned about memory loss, and this year, two Newberg clinics will be joining the initiative for the first time.
Tales from the Grubby End: The Great War: ‘This is no place for a mother’s son...’
published: 11/6/2012 2:33:06 PM
It is now forgotten by most that Veteran’s Day, which we observe Nov. 11, owes its origins to a war now forgotten by most, World War I, known at the time as “The Great War” or “The War to End All Wars.
Fire department will continue ‘scaled back’ Turkey Carnival
published: 11/6/2012 2:34:20 PM
“Scaled back” was the term used by Newberg Fire Department Volunteer Association President Steve Warden to describe the 72nd annual Turkey Carnival, planned for this Friday and Saturday.
Nov. 7 To Your Health column: Stomach band operation should be the last resort to lose weight
published: 11/6/2012 2:36:36 PM
Dear Colin: I’m an obese mother of three and tired of it! I’ve tried every diet and exercise program under the sun, but nothing’s worked. I feel I need to do something, as my doctor tells me my blood pressure, triglycerides and cholesterol are too high.
Weaver, incumbents picked for council
published: 11/9/2012 3:16:19 PM
With 30.34 percent of the vote, former Newberg-Dundee Police Department Sgt. Tim Weaver will join incumbents Jeannette Adlong and Randy Reddell on the Dundee City Council after the trio emerged as the winners in Tuesday’s election.
GFU will focus on cultural diversity
published: 11/9/2012 3:15:53 PM
A “World’s Got Talent” show and free ethnic food will be part of George Fox University’s annual Cultural Celebration Week, which runs from Nov.
Make the switch to energy-efficient bulbs
published: 11/9/2012 3:15:38 PM
PORTLAND — In an effort to reduce energy consumption this fall, Energy Trust of Oregon is offering discounted prices on compact fluorescent light bulbs, or CFLs, at participating retailers across the state.
October Rex Hill Rainfall column
published: 11/13/2012 11:28:42 AM
Rain-wise, October this year was just the opposite of last year. This year we had no rain the first two weeks of the month, while last year that was when we had the most precipitation.
Chehalem Springs offers home visits for seniors
published: 11/13/2012 11:29:38 AM
For seniors, the holidays can be a difficult time of year.
“About 20 percent of seniors suffer from full-blown depression or a less severe form of the condition and the holiday season can be particularly difficult,” said Kathy White, executive director of Chehalem Springs Senior Living Community.
St. Paul Rodeo chooses 2013 court
published: 11/13/2012 11:41:11 AM
Queen Dusti DeVore, of McMinnville, Princess Angie Eichler, of McMinnville and Princess Jordann McClister, of St. Paul, have been selected as the 2013 court for the St.
Nov. 14 community briefs
published: 11/13/2012 11:56:13 AM
Garden club to focus on Christmas flower
“The Tricks, Trials and Triumphs of Growing Poinsettias” will be the topic of the next Chehalem Garden Club meeting, slated for 7 p.
A holiday escape to a simpler time
published: 11/16/2012 12:41:44 PM
For those looking to step back from the busy malls and barrage of Christmas commercials, Friends of Historic Champoeg will host an old-fashioned holiday celebration from 1 to 4 p.
Pet owner lauds animal control changes
published: 11/16/2012 12:43:21 PM
On Monday, the Newberg City Council is set to review and formally approve purchases and policy changes recently made by the Newberg-Dundee Police Department’s animal control division.
City will take your leaves
published: 11/16/2012 12:44:26 PM
Each season provides its own challenges for the city of Newberg and the surrounding community.
Fall, with leaves dropping on nearly every block and the rainy season already under way, is a time when streets are susceptible to blocked storm drains and subsequent localized flooding.
Nov. 17 To Your Health column: Celebrity sales pitches for exercise gear not backed by science
published: 11/16/2012 12:49:42 PM
Dear Colin: I’m a 53-year-old stay-at-home mom who, like most women my age, struggles with menopause. I’ve tried many supplement and drug plans with minimal success.
Building’s facelift is nearly completed
published: 11/16/2012 12:51:26 PM
In late October, scaffolding was removed from the front of a small project to restore a building in the 500 block of East First Street and a big step was taken in restoring the facades of downtown Newberg to their original form.
News column: Animal control and the role of the police in Newberg
published: 11/16/2012 12:55:05 PM
A question that may not be asked quite often enough is, “What should be the role of police?” A recent story from Newberg raises that question in sharp relief.
Nov. 21 community briefs
published: 11/20/2012 1:57:33 PM
Holiday event set at Pogy’s Subs restaurant
Santa and Mrs. Claus are due to appear from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Pogy’s Subs, 2855 E.
ODOT will test changing from gas tax to one based on total miles traveled
published: 11/23/2012 12:08:40 PM
Cars and trucks are gradually becoming more fuel efficient and burning less gas to get down the road. That fact, combined with the advent of more hybrid and electric cars, would seem to be a good thing.
Tales from the Grubby End column: Sufferage in America: A century of women with the right to vote
published: 11/23/2012 12:13:28 PM
Much like 2012, 1912 was a year of triumph and tragedy.
It was the year of the sinking of the Titanic, the year of the founding of the Boy and Girl Scouts, the year Harriet Quimby became the first woman to fly over the English Channel, only to die two months later in a plane crash.
Working through the pain never a good idea when exercising
published: 11/23/2012 12:17:55 PM
Dear Colin: I recently started exercising following the recommendation from my doctor to help my chronic shoulder and back pain. He said my “weakness and stiffness” are the likely culprits, so I got a trainer to help me.
Hidden epidemic carries life-threatening consequences
published: 11/23/2012 12:19:43 PM
When Newberg resident Victoria Grandetta was feeling depressed, anxious and exhausted in 2011, she assumed it was because she had lost her job and spent months sending out resumes and getting back rejections.
No limits to keeping the lights on at GFU
published: 11/23/2012 12:25:04 PM
Clyde Thomas, George Fox University’s director of plant services, donned climbing equipment last week to replace failed Christmas lights adorning the school’s centennial bell tower.
Nov. 28 community briefs
published: 11/27/2012 12:11:05 PM
Holiday event set at Pogy’s Subs
Santa and Mrs. Claus are due to appear from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Pogy’s Subs, 2855 E. Hayes St. Children may take pictures with the jolly couple for free.
Dec. 1 Community in Brief
published: 11/30/2012 3:34:26 PM
Pets and their people getpictures with Santa The Newberg Veterinary Hospital is hosting a photo shoot with Santa and invites families and their pets to join the fun.
Six tips for keeping Christmas trees fresh
published: 11/30/2012 3:59:48 PM
With Christmas approaching quickly, choosing the perfect tree is a priority for many Oregonians. But, according to Chal Landgren, a Christmas tree specialist with the Oregon State University Extension Service, once the tree has been cut there are several things that need to be done to keep it looking fresh.
Residents get help paying their heating bills
published: 11/30/2012 4:02:44 PM
McMINNVILLE — In 1981, Congress created a program called the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP. They enacted the legislation on the basis that increases in home-energy expenses impose a disproportionately large burden on fixed-income and low-income households and, further, that heat is a necessary aspect of shelter, the lack of which can pose a threat to life, health and safety.
Newberg City Council will review second budget supplement
published: 11/30/2012 4:05:11 PM
The Newberg City Council will have a number of items to work through when it convenes Monday, not the least of which will be the second supplemental budget of the 2012-2013 fiscal year.
Volunteers sought to paint a rain picture
published: 11/30/2012 4:15:20 PM
CORVALLIS — With a little training, a simple tool and a desire to make sense of Oregon’s peculiar weather patterns, a growing network of volunteers has been collecting data on rain, snow and hail from around the state and reporting back to scientists at Oregon State University.