Fletcher’s For Children to Close

EUGENE, Ore. — After serving the Eugene community for more than 35 years, Fletcher’s for Children is closing it’s doors. The owners say their lease is ending and since the recession, it’s been difficult to keep their small business profitable. At Fletcher’s you can find just about anything a baby or child might need, and … Continue reading »

Support for World Autism Awareness Day

EUGENE, Ore. – Wednesday April 2, is World Autism Awareness Day. Throughout April, local organizations will shine a light on autism as a growing global health crisis. One event to help show support will happen at Alton Baker Park. The Bridgeway House is having a run for Autism on Sunday. The nonprofit agency offers a … Continue reading »

Willamalane Spring Break Activities

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Some kids spent the first day of their spring break having fun at Willamalane. The recreation center is offering crafts, exercise, and even space station exploration activities. For those who wanted to have fun in the sun Monday kids also played some group games out in the field. Willamalane is offering activities … Continue reading »

Avery Park Dino Bones Reopen

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Kids in Corvallis can now safely play on the Dino Bones at Avery Park. The city closed off the concrete bones for more than a year because of storm damage. One woman came for the ribbon cutting to remember her sister who helped build the bones in the 1970s. Her sister died … Continue reading »

CASA Fundraiser Supports Children

EUGENE, Ore. – The Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children will host a fundraiser Wednesday to help fight child abuse and neglect. Party Downtown and Red Wagon Creamery will donate 25 percent of sales to CASA as part of their Taste of Summer fundraising campaign. CASA advocates speak for a child in the courtroom, representing … Continue reading »

Bill Bans Smoking in Cars with Kids

EUGENE, Ore. — Smokers in Oregon could get a $250 ticket if they light that cigarette up with their kids in the back seat. The House passed a bill allowing officers to ticket smokers, but they must be pulled over for another offense. Lane County Public Health administrators say this law will help protect children … Continue reading »

Study Explains Eating Pressures

(CNN) — While growing up, many of us may have heard the phrases, “Clean Your Plate” or “No, you can’t have candy.” But how exactly do these parental attitudes towards food affect a child’s weight? A new study out of the University of Minnesota has found a lot of parents deny their children certain foods … Continue reading »

Helping Children Cope with Tragedy

(CNN) — When children are dealing with the emotional aftermath of a tragedy such as the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, the most important thing parents can do is to help them feel safe. If your children are young, turn off the TV. When they see the tragic images, they think the disaster is happening … Continue reading »