Salon Opening Celebration Helps Homeward Bound


Marcus Larson/News-Register##Hairstylist Braxton Starr shows guests around his studio, Parlor, during an open house Friday night. The salon is located upstairs in the 400 block of Third Street.

Colorful 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 take place from 1 to 5 p.m. at 525 NE Baker St., McMinnville.

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

Community members can also support the animal sanctuary by purchasing tickets online. Virtual tours will also be offered. For more information, visit the Colorful McCaw Salon Facebook and Instagram pages

Scarlett McCaw opened her salon in 2015 in another Baker Street location. She said she jumped at the chance to move closer to Third Street last fall.

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

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

New catering area

Work is progressing on upgrades to turn a new downtown building into a dining space.

Grant Co. is building the $850,000 project at 618 NE Third St., McMinnville. Owned by Historic 3rd and Ford LLC, the building 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 -city).

The building permit refers to the new restaurant as “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. In addition, under separate permits, work is underway on the mechanical, plumbing, electrical and fire systems.

Closing of the ATM

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 decommissioned from February 17th.

The next closest Bank of America ATM is in Newberg at 600 E. First St. or on Hwy 99W northbound in downtown Newberg.

Urban trees

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

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

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

– A person who has made a significant contribution to urban forestry in Oregon, such as planting and caring for trees or raising awareness of urban trees.

– Organization, business, nonprofit, school, or municipality 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 enhance their local urban forest. We want to honor their efforts and share their best practices and good ideas to inspire others,” said Kristin Ramstad, Manager of ODF’s Urban and Community Forestry Assistance Program.

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

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

Room reception

McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce Greeters Programs to be Held Virtually January 14-21; BCC Business Consulting will host Greeters on Friday January 21st. The program will run 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 21. It will take place from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Astor House, 3801 Hayes St. in Newberg.

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

Reciprocal museums

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and 11 other Oregon attractions will resume offering reciprocal admissions to their members this year.

The program had been running for five years before the coronavirus pandemic, but has been on hold since safety regulations began causing closures in early 2020.

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

Each month in 2022, members of participating attractions will enjoy free admission for themselves and three other people to one of the locations. Valid proof of membership and photo ID are required.

In other words, if you’re an Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum member, 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 scholars

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

The recipients are Emma Libby, who is majoring in journalism/media studies as well as wine studies, and wine studies majors Adrian Garcia and Laura (Citlalli) Cruz Reyes. All are juniors at Linfield.

The scholarships 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 quarries.

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

Recipients of the Domaine Serene scholarship will be honored at a Portland Trail Blazers game on January 25, 2022. 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 scholarship program, the Evenstads donated $6 million in 2018 to establish the Evenstad Center for Wine Education. Domaine Serene has also organized on-site cooperative educational programs in Dundee and overseas study trips to France’s Evenstad winery, Chateau de la Crée in Burgundy.

Lego Winners

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

– Category 3 to 5 years old: 1st, Sidney Hermens, 5th, “Submarine Boat”; second, Raylee Leonard, 4; third, Hannah Carlson, 4.

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

– 10-14 year old category: first, Colton Tucholsky, 13 years old, “Driving Car”; second, Audrey (no surname given), 11 years old; third, Oliver Dimmett, 10; fourth, Ryan Cowlthorp, 13.

– Adult category: first, Thea McCullough, “Grand Piano”; second, Sarah Rector; third, Chani McCullough

Special categories:

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

– Most unusual gadget, Genevieve Taylor, 9 years old, “Tea, do you want some sugar?”

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

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

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