Great Rotary Duck Race: Looking Glass

EUGENE, Ore. — Looking Glass, a local nonprofit dedicated to helping troubled teens, is one of five recipients of funds from the Great Rotary Duck Race. Looking Glass Executive Officer Craig Opperman says funds from the Great Rotary Duck Race are vital, but they especially help with child abuse prevention programs. He says this community … Continue reading »

Interview: 2nd Chance Animal Sanctuary

EUGENE, Ore. — If you didn’t know, 2nd Chances Animal Sanctuary in Eugene is a non-traditional rescue organization dedicated to providing a second opportunity for an enhanced quality of life for special needs animals. Its objectives are to raise awareness of the necessity for a sanctuary that provides long-term hospice and special needs care and … Continue reading »

Willamette Family Offers Support

EUGENE, Ore. — The Willamette Family Center is one of the nonprofits receiving money from this year’s Great Rotary Duck Race. The center offers inpatient and outpatient services for people dealing with addictions. One man, who’s been through the program says it was the parenting classes, which helped turn his life around. For Chris Carlisle … Continue reading »

VIDEO: Womenspace Flamingo Fundraiser

EUGENE, Ore. — October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Beware: you could see purple in your yard, as in purple flamingos. Yards across the area will be flocked this month. It’s one of many Womenspace fundraisers, and it’s new this year. Womenspace says its mission is to prevent domestic violence in intimate partner relationships in … Continue reading »

Nonprofit Gives Parents a Break

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Organizers of this year’s Great Rotary Duck Race hope to raise $500,000 this year, and you still have time to pick up a duck. Every year, the proceeds from the race go to support five area nonprofits that focus on this very effort year-round. One of those nonprofits is the Relief Nursery … Continue reading »

Pet of the Week: Bruiser

EUGENE, Ore. — If you have an active home and would love to adopt a dog, meet Bruiser, our KEZI 9 News Pet of the Week. He is a 8-year-old Boxer/mix and weighs about 55 pounds. He would do best in a home with kids over 8 years old and no cats. He may be able … Continue reading »

CASA Recruits Volunteers

EUGENE, Ore. — The Great Rotary Duck Race is just days away and five non-profits will receive help and money through this annual event. Each is on a mission to help fight child abuse and neglect, including the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Lane County. CASA of Lane County works to provide support for children … Continue reading »

KEZI Sponsors Nick Symmonds 800

  Join KEZI 9  at the 3rd annual Nick Symmonds Springfield 800 on Friday, October 17.   Nick is a five-time 800 meter U.S. Champion, two-time Olympian and Springfield resident who is giving back to the community.   This unique race is in a straight line, no curves!  At around a half mile, the course is … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Back-to-School Routine

Three and a half weeks in, and it finally feels like we’re starting to settle into a back-to-school routine. It wasn’t easy. That first week of school was a wake-up call that reality was about to set in. And it was a short week. Only three days, but that’s all it took to jolt me … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Baby Travels

Before baby: Wake up, get ready, head to airport and we are on our way. After baby: Wake up, get baby ready, try to shower, change diaper, load up car, feed baby, make sure you have all 1,000 baby items, drive to airport, change baby, feed baby, hope for priority boarding, find baby changing room, … Continue reading »

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