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Local programs can help keep the heat on

Cold weather can add more stress to our lives, from keeping track of our coat to paying more for the heating bill. Luckily, there are several local programs available to help pay for winter’s household heating costs, and each year an average of 12,000 households in Lane County receive this type of funding assistance.

November 21, 2017 noon read more..


This Sublimity farm has been in the family for 150 years

At a time when most seniors are enjoying their retirement, Guy and Mary Ann Scott still run a 400-acre farm about 10 miles northeast of Sublimity. “We’re very busy,” Mary Ann says. “We have a big garden and big yard to take care of and other daily chores.”

November 1, 2017 8:20 p.m. read more..


Tips for enjoyable fall walks and hikes

If there’s one person who knows hiking in Lane County, it’s William Sullivan. He’s written five books covering all of the hikes in Oregon, as well as 16 other books including adventure memoirs, novels, mysteries and short stories. “The thing I like about fall is the fall color and huckleberries,” Sullivan says. “For huckleberries the trick is to go to the high Cascades to places where the forest has been cut back by fire or windstorms or clear cuts. The huckleberries only develop fruit if they get sun, so you see huckleberry bushes in the deep woods all over the high Cascades but there’s no fruit.”

October 31, 2017 2:54 p.m. read more..
 

Cat rescue chooses new name

The longest running volunteer cat rescue group in Eugene/Springfield celebrated its 10th anniversary in August with a new name. West Coast Dog and Cat Rescue, founded in 2007, is now Cat Rescue and Adoption Network.

September 20, 2017 10:38 a.m. read more..


Oregonians get ready for the big eclipse

“The eclipse is coming, the eclipse is coming.” In China, 715 years ago, that statement would’ve been met with fear and worry over what disaster the darkening of the skies would foretell to fall upon the leader.

August 8, 2017 3:12 p.m. read more..


Ruling the roost: Have farm-fresh eggs from your own backyard

For the past several years, Mike and Alecia Gamble of Springfield have raised chickens in their backyard. The Gambles currently have seven chickens who supply enough eggs to feed their family of six an egg breakfast every other day. They also give a lot of eggs away.

August 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Customized tours: Rod Minarik turns his driving into fun

Rod Minarik likes to drive. In fact, it was a trip “passing through” Oregon with a 35-foot trailer that changed his life. He’s originally from southern California, but 17 years ago, he was just expecting to pass through Oregon on a tour when he quickly realized his trailer was too big. So he parked it in Eugene and stayed awhile.

August 1, 2017 midnight read more..
  

Farmers market now open in Eugene

The Lane County Farmers Market opened April 1 for its full farmers market at the Park Blocks in the heart of downtown Eugene. The market features more than 50 farmers and food artisans selling a range of local food products, from seafood and meats to vegetables, fruits and flowers.

May 11, 2017 2:27 p.m. read more..
 

Caregiver classes slated at Hilyard Community Center

Do you wish you had a book titled “Be the Best Caregiver and Feel Fantastic Doing It?” Unfortunately, this book doesn’t exist. Each person providing care for an older adult will embark on his or her unique journey. Finding the right information ensures they are able to provide compassionate support and be an advocate for their friends or loved ones.

May 11, 2017 2:14 p.m. read more..


Florence Rhododendron Festival is much more than flowers

In the early 1900s, as pioneers struggled to tame the wild Oregon Coast into permanent settlements, one of the most visible signs of the changing of seasons would have been the wild rhododendrons. Only a few examples still exist, but we know they were huge and pervasive, says Sandy Zinn, a librarian at Siuslaw Pioneer Museum in Florence.

May 2, 2017 2:10 p.m. read more..

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