Parents helping make kindness matter at CVMS

Parents helping make kindness matter at CVMS

'Kindess Matters' initiative puts the emphasis on positive reinforcement as the antidote to bullying

Winter Gala serves as kickoff for 2017 at NHS

Winter Gala serves as kickoff for 2017 at NHS

Inclement winter weather postpones orchestra's annual performance at high school

CCC event will celebrate King's 'Legacy of Love'

CCC event will celebrate King's 'Legacy of Love'

George Fox's Tiona Cage primary speaker at event set for Jan. 16 at cultural center

School board approves seven new high school courses

School board approves seven new high school courses

Additions include two core content subjects and five CTE courses

'Tis the season for holiday music

'Tis the season for holiday music

Newberg High School's Vocal Point and symphonic choirs kicked off a busy three-week period of...

Other Pamplin Media Group sites

INSIDERS (Sponsored Content)

Brought to you by Annette Merrill, VP and Business Development Manager

Annette Merrill, VP and Business Development Manager, Premier Community BankLike any local business, Premier Community Bank exists because of the clients and communities we serve. As we close on 2016, we are truly grateful for those of you who have chosen to support local banking. Our goal has been and will always be to create a banking experience that is unparalleled.

In summary, 2016 was a very good year for us. We were able to add some talented bankers to our staff and together with our long time bankers we significantly grew our loan and deposit portfolios. It has been great to be able to provide lending support to businesses in our communities. We work together for the good of all.

If you have contemplated making a banking change for your business, we invite you to consider Premier Community Bank. Our team of experienced bankers will enjoy visiting your business and getting to know how it works, your challenges, and what is needed to help you reach the next level. Visit our website at to see what other businesses are saying about local banking. Here you will also find the resumes of our team.

Best Wishes for a Prosperous 2017.

Premier Community Bank

901 Brutscher St. #101

Newberg, OR 97132


Brought to you by Tim McDaniel, Shoe Mates Footwear and Repair - SHOES INSIDER -

Tim McDaniel, Shoe Mates Footwear and RepairJust into our showroom from down under is the incredible line of Redback Boots and Shoes. These 100% authentic, Australian-made footwear are crafted from top-of-the-line outback cowhide and feature a safe, comfortable design for hard working people. Redbacks are a morning, noon and night kind of boot. Australians wear them to breakfast, lunch, dinner, church, funerals, and then to bed.

Redbacks are the preferred footwear worn in every winery: they are also approved for municipalities, automotive techs, and law enforcement, as well as Oregon’s outdoor recreation enthusiasts.

The inspired, slip-resistant design of Redbacks is built to be durable and provides maximum insole support and comfort, reducing foot fatigue, and related leg and back pain! Redbacks come in a variety of styles featuring work boots, low-cut, oxford style shoes, safety boots, and of course the iconic slip-on boots, because you never really know when you may have a fire to put out!

Shoe Mates Footwear and Repair has everything you need to keep Redbacks looking as good as new for years to come! Our home-care kits and great selection of everything from leather treatments, laces and shoe polishes to insoles and socks will ensure that your feet and footwear are well taken care of.

And when someone needs their purse or footwear repaired as in “the dog ate your sandals,” our repair shop can help your favorite pair last yet another generation. For Redback, Birkenstock, Red Wing and lots more come see us today.

For high-quality footwear at reasonable prices without the long drive or online shopping puzzles please come visit Shoe Mates today! With hometown service and genuine in-store foot sizing, we carry a diverse selection of great shoes and boots, available to you seven days a week. “Work Tough and Smart and Feel Good about It” at Shoe Mates Footwear and Repair in downtown McMinnville!




Brought to you by Randy McCreith, Bella Casa Real Estate Group - Real Estate INSIDER -

Randy McCreith, Bella Casa Real Estate GroupIt has been a very Merry Christmas for us, but not for reasons you might expect to read about in this column. Joni and I had our entire family over On Christmas Day- 5 children and their spouses, Joni's parents, our 9 grandchildren (all 6 and younger), our niece and her family, and some friends. Just before dinner, our daughter Molly decided she and her husband, Junior (Lariano), were not staying for dinner; 2 ½ hours later we had our 10th grandchild, Cristian Lariano Barajas- on Christmas Day!

Our work is an extension of our family. We pour our lives into our business in the same way we have poured our lives into our family for 40 years now. The values and priorities we hold to naturally flow-out of us in our work and how we view our clients. We are privileged to have 3 daughters in the business with us and one son-in-law. We hope one day to offer our business to family to carry on these values. For now, we get to share our business with family, wonderful friends and like-minded colleagues who also treat our clients as if family, and with you. If our highest priority was money, we would not have the family we have, and we would not have the kind of business we offer.

We begin this New Year with good news in the family and in our industry. 2016 was a very good year for sales and for our clients. There is good reason for good hope for 2017.



207 NE 19TH ST, STE 100, MCMINNVILLE, OR 97128


Brought to you by Sharon Freeman - Host & Certified Sommelier INSIDER

Sharon Freeman, Chef/Caterer and Sommelier, Feathered NestSharon's spacious country home is beautifully decorated and can accommodate all visitors from couples to wine tasting groups, and families. You will enjoy the cozy comforts of home, with every detail and amenity attended to, combined with vineyard views on the privacy of two acres in the heart of wine country.

Annually, in late January, Willamette Valley hosts the Oregon Truffle Festival, the first truffle festival in the English-speaking world that will bring together renowned truffle experts, chefs and food writers for a series of blissful meals, educational seminars and the Joriad truffle dog championship. It is the perfect opportunity to pair regional wines with dishes featuring one of Oregon’s most precious culinary ingredients. After a busy day, retreat to the comfort of Feathered Nest (listing number #711790 on, or “Country Charm 2-acre Vineyard Views” on

Valentine’s Day is already booked at Feathered Nest, but as a special treat, pick another date for a wine tasting tour and book Feathered Nest's certified sommelier to prepare a food & wine paired meal for you and your guests.

Spring is a particularly beautiful season to visit wine country. Vintners and winemakers have more opportunities to meet with visitors and it is easier to secure reservations at most desirable restaurants in the area. Don’t wait too long to book your wine tasting experience. We look forward to seeing you.


Listing #711790

Listing - Country Charm 2-acre Vineyard Views

Brought to you by Dr. Wendy Abraham, Naturopathic Physician, Sherwood Aesthetic Medicine - Aesthetic Medicine INSIDER -

Dr. Wendy Abraham, Naturopathic Physician, Sherwood Aesthetic MedicineOver the years, many patients have asked Dr. Wendy Abraham if she knew of any cures for thinning hair or male-pattern baldness. After researching different stem cell treatments, Sherwood Aesthetic Medicine is excited to announce that they are now providing hair restoration services from AQ Skin Solutions, via a treatment called the Advanced Hair Complex+.

Dr. Abraham’s treatment combines microneedling, or the use of fine needles on the scalp, with Advanced Hair Complex+ serum. The microneedling allows the serum to penetrate through the skin’s surface to the hair follicles. AQ Skin Solutions’ patented growth factor technology improves the overall condition of the scalp, as well as nourishing stem cells in the hair follicles to promote overall follicular health and strong, healthy hair growth.

For optimal results, Dr. Abraham recommends a course of five easy, weekly in-office treatments that take about thirty minutes each. As a naturopathic physician, Dr. Abraham can also help patients address several other factors that may be affecting hair growth, such as hormonal changes, stress and nutrition. Many patients start to see greater hair growth and an improvement in hair quality and texture within the first five weeks, with most seeing continued benefits three months after treatment.

“Thinning hair is one of the biggest complaints that I hear - for both men and women,” said Dr. Abraham. “After trying to find good alternatives to surgical solutions, we’re really excited to able to offer an affordable fix that’s easy to implement and doesn’t have any downtime.” If you’re looking to start 2017 with a full head of healthy hair, call 503-610-1194 for a free consultation today!


16771 SW 12TH ST., SUITE C, SHERWOOD, OR 97140


Brought to you by Diane Edwards, AWMA®. Edwards & Associates, Financial Services, Inc.

Diane Edwards, AWMA®, Edwards & Associates, Financial Services, Inc.Money Chat with Diane

Within a family, money management can be a source of extreme stress. After all, arguments about money aren’t really about money—they’re about our priorities, decisions and relationships. And just as our earliest family memories can influence how we interact with people as adults, so can early, emotionally-charged memories influence how we spend, save and invest our money.

A famous study conducted by Dr. Ted Klontz identified four core money beliefs. Below is a brief description, however, in this month’s Money Chat blog, we discuss in greater detail the unique differences and their challenges.

Money Avoider: May struggle with feeling uncomfortable in handling financial matters including basics like balancing a checkbook.

Money Status: Net worth and self-worth are synonymous. They highly value the social status that money affords.

Money Worshipper: Money equates to happiness and values the opportunities that wealth affords to enjoy life, family and friends.

Money Vigilant: Alert and focused on gaining or maintaining financial stability through consistent astuteness.

For many clients, bringing an awareness of their money belief, its origin, and how it affects their financial decisions can be the most powerful element to their financial success. Investment management and portfolio planning is something that we do behind the scenes for our clients’ success, but what they do on the front end matters just as much! No one profile is good or bad, but the key is to understand your beliefs and leverage them for your success.



Toll Free: 866.699.8743

Brought to you by Marcie Jones, Gentog - Senior Daytime Respite Care INSIDER -

Marcie Jones, GENTOGProviding care to your spouse is an act of love and sacrifice. It does not, however, need to be 24 hours per day, every day, to be a true act of love. You can – and should – find time to replenish your soul. If you never take time for you, there will be nothing left of you to give. Your tenderness, your kindness, your love will begin to lose the battle to impatience and resentment. Without intending to, you’ll stop providing loving care and begin to feel burdened. And he will sense that. Neither of you will be happy.

Finding an alternative for even just a few hours a week will make a difference. Studies show that caregivers need at LEAST 4 hours per week to do something that they enjoy – that will truly replenish their spirit – in order to stay healthy. So how can you find that time? Get creative!

Start with family. Ask your children to come to visit Dad so you can get away for a few hours. They might surprise you and say yes!

Ask your friends. Maybe your best friend’s husband would enjoy visiting with your husband while the two of you go to a movie.

Find a professional. In-Home Care Agencies abound…find one that you trust and make arrangements for a regular caregiver to come in and allow you to go out.

Find an Adult Day Program. While you enjoy your time out, your spouse can actually enjoy making new friends, participating in meaningful activities, exercising, lunching with pals. Imagine that – BOTH of you could enjoy a few hours apart. Imagine how pleasant the evening could be after a day like that.

If you’re looking for a great place for your loved one to spend time while you take time for you…check out the program at Gentog. We’re here for you!!


11535 SW Durham Rd #C5

Tigard, OR 97224


Brought to you by Darrel Baumer, DB Collision & Autoworks - Automotive INSIDER -

Darrel Baumer, DB Collision & AutoworksAccording to a AAA survey published earlier this month, two out of three U.S. drivers do not trust auto repair shops.

“I think some people have had a bad experience with a shop, or know someone who has had a bad experience,” said Automotive INSIDER Darrel Baumer. “Maybe they feel that the shops are trying to take advantage of the situation. Part of that is that they don’t know what’s going on. Cars are getting more complicated—not just with auto body shops, but with mechanical repairs as well.”

Luckily, there are a few steps you can take to make sure that you’re taking your car to a shop you can trust. Online reports from websites like Angie’s List or Yelp, or references from friends and family, are also a great place to start.

Once you’ve identified a few possibilities, you can verify that the business has no outstanding complaints by calling the local chapter of the Better Business Bureau ( It’s also a good idea to bring your car in for a minor repair, such as a dinged fender, so that you can compare estimates, check out different facilities and meet the owner and technicians long before you need an emergency repair.

Darrel has spent seventeen years operating DB Collision, and his commitment to high-quality repair and great customer service has earned him many loyal and satisfied customers in the Newberg area. If you’re in the market for a shop you can trust, start by calling DB Collision at 503-554-1747 today.





Brought to you by Katie Severeid, DPT, CLT, Chehalem Physical Therapy Inc. - Physical Therapy INSIDER -

Katie Severeid, DPT, CLT, Chehalem Physical Therapy Inc.Many of us start the New Year with a resolution to improve our fitness, but injury can derail our plans long before Spring break. In addition to being an experienced physical therapist, Katie Severeid is also a running coach with certification from the Road Runners Club of America. Whether you want to improve your marathon time, or run your first 5K, Katie can help you achieve those goals with a customized training plan.

Ramping up your training to achieve a goal can be a complicated task. “There are three parts to any fitness program,” Katie said. “Duration, frequency, and intensity. If you change more than one factor at a time, you increase the risk of injuring yourself.”

A running coach can push you when necessary or help teach you when to rest and recover. Katie’s 10 years of combined training as a therapist, runner and now coach, allow her to work with runners of all ages and abilities. She is able to help with more technical aspects of injury prevention, such as, gait analysis and fitting appropriate footwear to your stride. “This certification allows me to offer a more comprehensive approach to the sport,” said Katie. Most people think that they need to be injured to see a physical therapist. Not so. Katie offers expertise for all stages of the sport, injured or healthy.

The running coach certification is a rarity in Newberg. If you would like help reaching your goals, call 503-538-8952 to schedule an appointment with Katie Severeid at Chehalem Physical Therapy.




Brought to you by Branden Thompson, Chehalem Glenn Golf Course - Golf INSIDER -

Branden Thompson, Chehalem Glenn Golf CourseA great way for an average golfer to improve is to simply change how you think about course strategy and practice. Here are two things that great players do that are easy for you to implement into your game.

First, great golfers know their strengths and weaknesses, and this self-awareness guides their practice time and course strategy. Most players will focus too much on their weaknesses in practice, but you need to maintain your strengths so you can rely on them while playing. Great golfers decrease the number of shots they aren't good at. For example, when better players come to a dogleg right hole and a cut shot is their weakness, they will play conservatively to the corner of the dogleg. Players whose strength is a cut shot will play the tee shot aggressively around the corner to shorten the hole.

Second, great golfers realize that golf is a long-term game with ebbs and flows. They stay patient and are slow to change. Average players tend to panic when facing a bad stretch of performance. Constantly adjusting your game and searching for a magic bullet will only frustrate you.

Great golfers are patient and play to their strengths as well as their weakness. As we start the upcoming season, now is a great opportunity to evaluate your game, ideally with the help of a PGA professional, and make a plan to improve that you will stick to all season. If you do that, you'll see more good stretches of golf than ever before.




Brought to you by Mike McBride, Farmers Insurance - Insurance INSIDER -

Mike McBride, Farmers InsuranceAs we go into the New Year—and into some of the coldest weather that Oregon has to offer—now is a great time to review your auto insurance policy. Oregon’s no-fault car insurance law states that every driver has to carry minimum coverage that includes, among other coverage amounts, $25,000 for the injury or death of one person and $20,000 for property damage. But you might want to consider more coverage than that.

When it comes to hospital bills and car damage, $25,000 and $20,000 isn’t very much. What if there is more than one person in the car? What if the damaged car costs more than $20,000? “Insurance is to take care of the things that would financially ruin you,” said Mike McBride, who recommends coverage of $100,000-$250,000—particularly if you have assets that can be seized. Creditors can garnish your wages, so one bad accident might even prevent you from earning an income.

In this wintry season, you might also want to consider towing and rental car coverage. If you’ve slid off the road, the last thing you want to do is wait in the cold for a friend to pick you up. And if you have to take your car in to the shop, it’s more convenient to rent right away than it is to wait a week for your insurance company to decide who is at fault. If you’re due for a coverage review, call 503-538-8898 today!


Mike McBride Agency

1548 E FIRST ST., NEWBERG, OR 97132


Brought to you by Sharon Freeman - Entrepreneur INSIDER - 

Sharon Freeman, Chef/Caterer and Sommelier, Feathered NestDo you have an upcoming special occasion that you would like to celebrate with friends and family in the heart of Oregon wine country? Would you like to stay in a beautiful, cozy country home, and have a wine and food pairing feast prepared by chef/caterer and sommelier? If so, we’d like to introduce you to our latest INSIDER, Sharon Freeman. 

A former restaurant owner in the Newberg area, and the owner of catering business Perfect Picnics (, Sharon’s beautiful home in Newberg is available for online booking at (listing number #711790), or on Airbnb by searching Newberg listings for “Country Charm 2-acre Vineyard Views"... The beautifully appointed farmhouse, called Feathered Nest, is located on a fully fenced and gated two-acre property with a wraparound porch featuring stunning vineyard views.

The property is up the road from the award-winning resort, the Allison Inn and Spa. Feathered Nest is adjacent to Bell Road, which is lined with tasting rooms at many of the best wineries in the region. In addition to creating food and wine paired meals at the Feathered Nest and catering local events, she also creates gourmet baskets to take on wine tours. 

For Sharon, the best part of the job is the chance to share her passion for pairing food and wine and making genuine connections with her guests. “As a sommelier, I enjoy the chance to get to know the people who visit here,” she said. For more information, call 503-317-2494 or book online at or today.


Listing #711790

Listing - Country Charm 2-acre Vineyard Views

Newberg's Latest News

January 11, 2017

Jan. 11 school briefs

by (none)
George Fox students and staff will serve on MLK Day, OSU honor roll announced
January 04, 2017

School district sets basic calendar for next two years

by Seth Gordon
Newberg has selected beginning, ending and breaks for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years based on feedback from recent survey
January 04, 2017

Newberg School District receives clean budget audit

by Seth Gordon
Auditor Pauly, Rogers and Co. gives an unmodified opinion of the school district's 2015-2016 budget

January 04, 2017

Jan. 4 school briefs

by (none)
Chamber seeks nominees for its Junior Citizen of the Year award
December 28, 2016

Dec. 28 school briefs

by (none)
CSLA reschedules Christmas concert to Jan. 6 after it was cancelled due to inclement weather
SETH GORDON - For the past several months C.S. Lewis Academy students have been taking industrial arts classes at Anvil Academy.
December 21, 2016

C.S. Lewis partners with Anvil Academy

by Seth Gordon
Christian school offering high school industrial arts classes for the first time in conjunction with historic trade school
December 21, 2016

GFU mourning death of beloved professor

by (none)
Arthur Roberts taught for 60-plus years and remained connected to the school until his death
December 21, 2016

Dec. 21 school briefs

by (none)
MVMS will air documentary on teenagers and technology, while Chamber of Commerce accepting nominations
PHOTO COURTESY OF PCC - Portland Community College will resume hosting welding classes at Newberg High School from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday beginning Jan. 9.
December 14, 2016

PCC reviving NHS welding program

by Contributor
College and high school students can take welding classes at the high school beginning Jan. 9
December 14, 2016

One campus, one Christmas concert at C.S. Lewis Academy

by Seth Gordon
The Christian school will cap 2016 with a Christmas concert on Friday that is emblematic of the school's new sense of solidarity,

Don't miss the local news

Dec 14, 2016

District reaches out to keep kids connected during break

by Seth Gordon
Administrators meet with various community partners in hopes of engaging students in positive activities in wake of latest teen suicide
Dec 14, 2016

Dec. 14 school briefs

by (none)
High school will stage its annual winter gala while Venturing meeting set for Wednesday
Dec 07, 2016

Newberg schools react to latest student suicide

by Seth Gordon
District officials have called a meeting with community partners in hopes of keeping students connected during the upcoming break
Dec 07, 2016

George Fox University will hold its midyear commencement Dec. 17

by (none)
Alumna Juli Morse will address more than 200 graduates on Dec. 17
Dec 07, 2016

Dec. 7 school briefs

by (none)
Robotics fundraiser set, career center seeks volunteers, NHS starting Venturing program
GRAPHIC FILE PHOTO - The robotics program has long been a strength at Newberg High School, but administrators are in the process of creating a wide variety of three-credit CTE pathways by adding new courses over the next few years.
Nov 30, 2016

School district addressing curriculum gap

by Seth Gordon
Newberg's graduation requirements and course offerings do not match the rhetoric of providing curriculum that is both college- and career-ready
Nov 30, 2016

GFU quartet selected as Stanford Innovation Fellows

by Pamplin Media Group
The program trains students how to lead their peers in areas of entrepreneurship, innovation, creativity and design thinking
Nov 30, 2016

Nov. 30 school briefs

by (none)
Booster club looking for new members while ag sales team earns third-place finish