Out & About: Nov. 21st-23rd

Check out these fun events happening all over Western Oregon! Out & About Links: Cirque Dreams: Holidaze Whiteside Jam EWEB Run to Stay Warm Festival of Lights Florence Holiday Festival For more information on other great events, or to submit your own, click here.  

Panhandler’s Paradise: Part 1

EUGENE, Ore. — You see them at every major intersection in Eugene–men and women holding cardboard signs asking for money, food, work. Some are friendly, some less so, but most of them are no stranger to the lifestyle. “I’ve been doing this for a couple of years, but I’ve been spare changing people for a … Continue reading »

Pet of the Week: Sassy

EUGENE, Ore. — Sassy, our KEZI 9 News Pet of the Week, is a Retriever/Shepherd mix. She is 8 years old and weighs 54 pounds. She would do best living with an older, respectful dog. She has done well with kitties. Some of her hobbies are hanging out with people, meeting other dogs, and being a couch … Continue reading »

Friends of Trees Looking for Volunteers

EUGENE, Ore. — Mid-November is a great time to plant trees. Friends of Trees plans to plant hundreds of trees, and the group needs your help. Organizers are looking for a variety of volunteer roles from tree planters, pick up truck drivers, registration volunteers, and people who might be interested in donating food for a … Continue reading »

Nonprofit Founder Making A Difference

EUGENE, Ore. — The founder of a Eugene nonprofit is credited with inspiring thousands of people to take next steps in their lives. The founder of NextStep Recycling even caught the eye of Oprah Winfrey as she was honored in the Toyota Standing Ovation Campaign. Pretty much everywhere Lorraine Kerwood McKenzie goes she’s met with … Continue reading »

Geocaching in Lane County

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s been 14 years since the very first geocache was hidden in Beavercreek, Oregon. Since then, the grownup game of hide and seek has grown to more than six million geocachers around the world, and Lane County is front and center in that growth. Click here for more information on GeoTours.

Out & About: Nov. 14th-16th

Check out these fun events happening all over Western Oregon! Out & About Links: Eugene Holiday Food and Gift Festival Stuff the Bus Sunday Run Xcape Dance Presents Love! Peter Pan Jr. For more information on other great events, or to submit your own, click here.

Eugene School Principal Eats Worm

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene elementary school principal is eating his words–and that means eating worms. Principal Juan Cuadros enjoyed a creepy crawler Friday morning in front of more than 400 students. That’s because students at Buena Vista Elementary School raised $24,000 at this year’s jogathon–more than double last year. The kids ran 1,480 miles. … Continue reading »

North Bend Officers Do Good Deeds

NORTH BEND, Ore. — Police are often portrayed in a negative light, but here is a story that will restore your faith in humanity. Some Oregon officers are getting well deserved attention for good deeds they thought went unnoticed. Click on the video for our full report.

2014 Breakfast with Santa

  Join Matt Templeman and KEZI for Breakfast with Santa!   Your child can have a fun breakfast with Santa and his elves at Valley River Center.  There will be entertainment and a photo with Santa starting at 8:30am in the Food Court, all for only $5 per child.   Tickets are available at Valley River … Continue reading »

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