Bug Killing Azaleas and Rhododendrons

EUGENE, Ore. — A warning for those who own azaleas and rhododendrons. If your plants are looking a little under the weather, a new pest might be to blame. Experts say the azalea lace bug is relatively new to the Northwest. But at Hendricks Park in Eugene, they’ve been in the area long enough to … Continue reading »

Metamorphose Art Show – Call for Artists

  EUGENE,  Ore. — Calling all fashion designers, artists, reuse artists, and youth artists.  Now is your chance to enter St. Vincent de Paul‘s 2nd Annual Metamorphose Fashion and Art Show. Fashion designers must create three outfits using discarded items. Contestants will receive 10 MECCA bucks to purchase used embellishments from the Materials Exchange Center … Continue reading »

California Plastic Bag Ban Delayed

(CNN) — Looks like “paper or plastic” will still be an option in California for a while longer. The state passed a law that prohibits stores from giving single-use plastic bags for free to consumers. It was set to go into effect in July, until Tuesday. The secretary of state announced opponents of the law … Continue reading »

Transfer Stations Introduce Commingling

CRESWELL, Ore. — Lane County is thinking convenience for residents by making changes to Lane County transfer stations. They’re mixing things up for 15 rural sites around the county. Waste reduction specialists with Lane County say commingling recycling bins are now at the transfer stations. Residents will no longer have to separate paper, cans, glass, … Continue reading »

Warm Weather Affects Local Orchards

HARRISBURG, Ore. — All this unseasonably warm weather is causing trees at orchards to blossom early. Buds on peach trees are already opening up, which could mean fruit on the trees weeks early. But Greig Detering, owner of Detering Orchards, says it’s a bit concerning for the trees to blossom this early because they could … Continue reading »

Eugene Woman Makes Dress of Cards

EUGENE, Ore. — Forget a house of cards. At one Eugene boutique it’s all about the dress of cards. Ahead of Valentine’s Day, Marjorie Taylor says she wanted to make a themed dress to display in her store Velvet Edge. The University of Oregon psychology professor ended up with a creation made of 1,500 hearts … Continue reading »

Medford Could Ban Styrofoam Containers

MEDFORD, Ore.– Styrofoam containers could soon be banned from the City of Medford. The public is invited to attend the city council meeting, Thursday at 7 p.m. and weigh in on what they think. The city recorder, Glenda Wilson, said councilors can choose to enact the ban which means it would be effective immediately. This … Continue reading »

MECCA to Host Repair to Reuse Cafe

EUGENE, Ore. — Does your favorite sweater have a big hole in it? Or do you have an old sewing machine laying around that’s broken? Then we have the event for you. Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts (MECCA) is holding a Repair to Reuse Cafe event on Friday, Jan. 30. The nonprofit prides itself … Continue reading »

Trees Removed for EmX Project

EUGENE, Ore. — As work continues to get a public transportation line up, trees must come down. This is all part of Lane Transit District’s EmX project. Some trees along Sixth and Seventh avenues in Eugene, east of Garfield Street have been cut down, and crews are still working their way down to Charnelton Street. … Continue reading »

Home Show to Help Shelterbox

EUGENE, Ore. — The Good Earth Home, Garden & Living Show opens its doors Friday night, and there’s all kinds of demonstrations and displays to help you better your living space. There’s also an opportunity for visitors to help out people dealing with disaster. ShelterBox USA delivers the essentials people need to rebuild after disaster. … Continue reading »

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