Festival adds new event, Fourth celebration set at Newell Pioneer Village, clinic gets award

GARY ALLEN - As part of the renovation of CPRD's old aquatic center into a fitness center with a gym and elevated walking track, contractors are filling in the old pool with
gravel before installing a new floor. Excavation work at CPRD's original pool continued last week, but the mural and much of the outside of the building will remain.

Old Fashioned Friday Night added to festival

The Newberg Old Fashioned Festival will add a new feature to this year's annual rite of summer: Old Fashioned Friday Night. Slated for 5 to 8 p.m. July 27 at businesses throughout the downtown area, the event features food, wine, beer and more from downtown merchants, as well as a hot rod meet.

Passports for the event are available at Jac's Deli beginning July 20 or can be picked up the day of the event. Patrons can then turn in their passports and be entered to win a basket filled with goodies from merchants.

Tilikum Train Run on tap July 4

Camp Tilikum will host the 15th annual Tilikum Trail Run and Family Fun Day on Wednesday, July 4. The race, which features a 5K run and 1K walk for adults, as well as a 5K run and a 1K fun run/walk for youth, is a fundraiser for camp scholarships. Cost is $45 for adults, $25 for youth and free for children 5 and under. Register the day of the race or online at HYPERLINK "" Participants and their families are invited to stay after the race and enjoy a variety of activities, including a barbecue picnic lunch ($5/person), archery, swimming, canoeing, fishing, barn animals, relaxing on the lakeside patio, and use of the big swing. Check in for the race will run from 9 to 9:45 a.m., followed by the race at 10 a.m. and barbecue at 11 a.m. Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers per division and gender. For more information, call 503-538-2763.

An old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration

The tenth annual Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration is set for 4 to 6 p.m. at Newell Pioneer Village adjacent to Champoeg State Heritage Area. The patriotic event features food, stories of the early pioneers, music and more.

For more information, visit or call 503-678-5537.

Medical clinic garners award from AMHA

Providence Newberg Medical Center has received the Mission Lifeline Gold Referring Quality Achievement Award for implementing improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.

Providence earned the award by meeting criteria and standards of performance for promptly diagnosing ST elevation myocardial infarction patients and transferring them to hospitals that provide procedures to re-establish blood flow to blocked arteries when needed.

"Receiving this award is a special honor for the physicians and caregivers of Providence Newberg, who dedicate themselves each day in providing the best care for our patients," Providence Newberg Chief Executive Lori Bergen said. "This recognition exemplifies our commitment to excellence."

New online splashpad

status indicator

The availability of the splash pad at Rotary Centennial Park in Newberg can now be checked at An updated image on the homepage will indicate whether the splash pad is open or closed.

The splashpad is typically turned on when outside temperatures reach 70 degrees; and the indicator feature will remain online year-round.

Yamhill County Fair Aug. 1-4 in McMinnville

McMINNVILLE -- The Yamhill County Fair's theme this year is "Blue ribbon Dreams" and is set for August 1-4.

Attendance is free for children before 3 p.m. every day of the fair. Season passes are $20 for adults and $7.50 for children. Carnival ticket prices are $20 online in advance and $30 at the fair. From Aug. 1-3, the major entertainment selections include rodeos at 6:30 p.m., openings at 7:30 p.m. and concerts at 9 p.m.

Tickets, information and a full fair schedule can be found online at

Providence Grief Support Group

The Providence Bereavement Program will hold drop-in sessions from 1 to 2 p.m. every first and third Wednesday in the Sherwood conference room at Providence Newberg Medical Center, 1001 Providence Drive. The support group sessions are facilitated by trained professionals and allow participants to give and receive mutual support as they grieve the death of a significant person in their lives. Registration is not required.

For more information call 503-215-4622.

Fourth of July Flag Waving

There will be a flag-waving celebration from 10:30 a.m. to noon July 4 at the city's American flag at the intersection of Highway 99W and River Street.

Participants are asked to bring an American flag to wave, water and proper attire for weather. Overflow parking is available at the George Fox University parking lot adjoining the flag site.

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