Traffic team will deploy enhanced patrols, senior center reopening its doors, new tasting room opens, band slates Sept. 11 concert.

Traffic team will be keeping an eye on Newberg during festival

The Yamhill County Multi-Agency Traffic Team, of which the Newberg-Dundee Police Department is a member, will conduct enhanced speed and DUII enforcement operations in the Newberg area to coincide with the Old Fashioned Festival events that will transpire on July 24.

"Units will be focused on traffic safety and will become increasingly visible on the (Newberg-Dundee bypass) throughout the evening," a release from the agency said. "Please stay alert on the roadways and be aware of increasing vehicle and pedestrian traffic in the area."

Chehalem Senior Center emerging from closure

The Chehalem Senior Center, 101 W. Foothills Drive, has reopened for coffee and visitors from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday after a long closure during the pandemic. The Meals on Wheels program continues to operate out of the center on a delivery-only basis, and the center is ready to resume activities, organizers said in a release. For more information, visit the center's Facebook and website, or call Kat Ricker, CPRD public information director, at 971-832-4222.

Vineyards opens new tasting room

Rain Dance Vineyards has opened a new tasting room in a recently restored Victorian-era home at 3004 N.E. Zimri Drive, just up the hill from the Alison Inn in Newberg. The new location was originally constructed in 1916 and now includes a farmhouse, carriage house and an outdoor patio with an oversized fire pit. The tasting room has partnered with Jory Restaurant at the Allison to provide tasty cheese and charcuterie plates as well.

A grand opening for the facility was held June 19. To make reservations, visit

Band will perform Sept. 11 in Newberg

Good God Father, billed in a press release as a "local Oregon alternative industrial rock music act from outside of the Salem metro area," is slated to perform Sept. 11 at an undisclosed time and venue. The performance is part of the eXtreme Tour, which according to its website, has partnered for the past 30 years with community groups, civic organizations, churches, government agencies and municipalities "that are working charitably to meet the needs of the disenfranchised and underserved."

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