A Day in the Life of a Short-Order Cook

EUGENE, Ore. — Frankie Gibson is general manager and chief cook at Brails Restaurant. “I started when I was like 17 at IHOP, and I worked there for 17 years. That’s where I learned how to cook,” Gibson said. He knows his way around a kitchen, especially a tight one like Brails in Eugene where … Continue reading »

Out & About: Oct. 17th-19th

Check out these fun events happening all over Western Oregon! Out & About Links: Nick Symmonds 800 Runaway Pumpkin Half Marathon Umpqua Brew Fest Docs and Ducks (registration) CMA Awards Watch Party: Bi-Mart’s Country Music Festival Family and KEZI are hosting an exclusive CMA Awards Watch Party live on November 5th at Studio 5 in Eugene.  The … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Growing Garlic

EUGENE, Ore. — Love to cook with garlic? There’s an easy way to grow your own. Caleb Johnson of Johnson Brothers Greenhouses shows us how easy it is in this week’s In the Garden.

Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day

EUGENE, Ore. — Oct. 15 is Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day, also known as BRA Day. A Eugene doctor is trying to bring attention to the options available to women coping with breast cancer. Toni Myers, a registered nurse with Jewell Plastic Surgery in Eugene, talked with us on KEZI 9 News Midday about this new … Continue reading »

Pet of the Week: Jedi and Vader

EUGENE, Ore. — Two brothers were featured as our KEZI 9 News Pets of the Week this week. Jedi and Vader are almost 2 years old. They are Shih Tzu/Poodle, Miniature mixes. They were brought to the shelter by their owner who was no longer able to care for them. Ideally, they would like to be … Continue reading »

Interview: Bras for a Cure

EUGENE, Ore. — Bras for a Cure, a local fundraiser, raises money for the Oregon Cancer Foundation. You still have time to submit your entry. Toviana Jackson, Marketing Director at Dandelions Flowers, joined us on KEZI 9 News Midday to talk about the fundraiser. For more information, click here.

Pumpkin Picking at Thistledown

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — The wet weather is on the way, typical for fall here in Oregon. Rain and cooler temperatures may mean summer and its holidays are gone, but it’s now time for fall festivities. Halloween is in just three weeks and it’s prime time to pick the perfect pumpkin. Families were at Thistledown … Continue reading »

60,000 Ducks Dip Into the Willamette

EUGENE, Ore. — The 27th Annual Great Rotary Duck Race took place down at Alton Baker Park on Saturday. This year at least 60,000 rubber ducks were dropped into the Willamette River at noon, amounting to more than $300,000 to support the overall effort of preventing child abuse throughout the area. Flock member Diana Bray … Continue reading »

Fuse-a-Thon for Food For Lane County

EUGENE, Ore. –Your artistic talent is needed this weekend for the annual Food For Lane County Fuse-a-Thon. Saturday, Oct. 11, you can learn to make a fused glass bowl that will be donated to the Food For Lane County Empty Bowls Sale. The event is free. If you like your art, you can take it … Continue reading »

Interview: Eugene Fashion Week 2014

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Fashion Week is here. Models are hitting the runway Friday night for the over-21 lingerie show, wearing lingerie by local designers. Fashion Week continues Saturday with ready-to-wear and avant-garde, and then Sunday, the all-new boutique show. Grace McNabb, one of the three producers putting together this show, stopped by KEZI 9 … Continue reading »

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