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Council has vacancy, city manager candidates will appear at meet-and-greet, blood drive set in St. Paul

GRAPHIC PHOTO: GARY ALLEN - 1st District Rep. Suzanne Bonamici spent much of her Thanksgiving break from Congress touring northwest Oregon and stopped at the Chehalem Cultural Center last week as part of the luncheon forum at the Newberg City Club. She spoke on issues ranging from Congressional hearings into the potential impeachment of President Donald Trump to local issues such as the next phase of the Newberg-Dundee bypass.

Newberg City Council will soon have a vacancy

The city of Newberg announced last week that it is accepting applications for the District 2 seat on the Newberg City Council. The opening came about because incumbent Elizabeth Curtis Gemeroy moved out of the district, but remains within the city. Under the city charter, Gemeroy can continue serving on the council until Feb. 26 or until the council appoints a replacement. Gemeroy's term ends in December 2022.

District 2 is generally located in northwest Newberg between Mountainview Drive and the Willamette & Pacific rail line on the south, Hess Creek on the east and Main Street on the west.

Applicants must live within District 2, have been a resident of Newberg for a minimum of one year and be a registered voter.

Applications will be accepted for the position until Jan. 8. The council will interview applicants and make an appointment at its Jan. 21 meeting. Applications are available online at https://bit.ly/2OmfXRo. For more information, call City Recorder/Elections Officer Sue Ryan at 503-537-1283 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Meet candidates for Newberg city manager

The city of Newberg will hold a "meet and greet" with candidates for the open city manager position from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St.

According to a press release, community members are "invited to meet, engage and review candidates," then leave comments.

For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Blood drive set for Wednesday in St. Paul

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday (Dec. 4) at the St. Paul fire station. Drop-ins are welcome, one can schedule an appointment at redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code StPaulCommunity or call 1-800-733-2767.

For more information, call Mary Ellen at 503-633-8341 or Carol at 503-633-4141.

City open house discusses rent burden in Newberg

The city of Newberg will hold an open house community discussion titled "Rent Burden: Causes and Solutions" from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Public Safety Building, Third and South Howard streets.

According to a release from the city, discussion topics will include causes and consequences of severe rent burdens within the city, barriers to reducing rent burdens and possible solutions to reduce rent-burdened households. Following the discussion the city will submit a report to the state's Housing and Community Services Department.

For more information, call the Community Engagement Specialist Lacey Dykgraaf at 503-554-7718 or visit https://bit.ly/332OgkY.

Help the VFW erect flags on the streets of Newberg

Newberg VFW Post 4015 is seeking veteran volunteers to assist in its public flag display program along the streets of Newberg, undertaken 12 times a year on national holidays "commemorating important events in our nation's history," a press release said. The time committed to the program, the release said, is strictly on an on-call, as-needed and as-available basis. For more information, call Grover Jones at 503-680-0998.

NCC slates Service of Remembrance on Sunday

Northwest Christian Church (formerly Newberg Christian Church) will host a Service of Remembrance at 3 p.m. Dec. 8 at 2315 Villa Road.

"Participants are invited to bring an ornament in honor of a friend or family member who has passed away," a release from the church said.

A short program, a time of remembering and refreshments is on tap as well.

For more information, call Debbie Groat at 503-538-3104.

Pet Pictures with Santa event slated

The Newberg Veterinary Hospital will host Pet Pictures with Santa from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at its 3716 E. Portland Road location. The fundraiser for the Newberg Animal Shelter features photo agencies Nancy Imagery and Lori Ackerman Photography, who "will capture your pets at their best," according to a press release.

"This annual event is a great opportunity to get a professional photo of you and your pet or your pet having a lone moment with Santa," the release continued. A $15 donation is suggested.


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