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March 18 business briefs

Drinking wine for drinking water

Twenty-two Oregon wineries, 16 of them in the Willamette Valley, will donate 20 percent of their tasting room sales to the Oregon Environmental Council’s clean water program over the last weekend in March as part of “Clink for Clean Water.” The OEC program aims to support Oregon’s rivers, lakes and fresh drinking water by keeping nitrate pollution out of Oregon’s rivers and streams, making fresh and clean drinking water accessible statewide and protecting water from toxic urban runoff.

Participating Newberg area wineries include Chehalem Vineyards, Lange Estate Winery & Vineyards, Vidon Vineyard, Rex Hill Winery and others.

“Clink for Clean Water” will take place from March 27-29 at participating wineries.

Library seeks board members

The city of Newberg is accepting applications for two positions on the Newberg Public Library Board, an advisory group made up of five members who meet monthly to discuss and take action on items affecting library service to the community.

Duties include recommending policies and rules for the governance of the library. The board is composed of four members who live within the Newberg city limits and one member residing outside the limits but in the Chehalem Valley area. One of each of these board member positions is open. Both are four-year terms beginning in July. Applications are available at www.newberglibrary.org and are due by 4:30 p.m. May 1. Candidates will be interviewed by the board May 21 and the recommended candidate will be appointed by council June 1.

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