RRR: Recycling Unwanted Lights

EUGENE, Ore. — Now that the holidays are over, there’s a way to get rid of those unwanted lights, even the ones that don’t work anymore. You can drop them off at NextStep Recycling in Eugene. They’ll then refurbish the ones that work and use the ones that don’t for copper recovery. They say to … Continue reading »

Eugene House Displays Peanuts Charaters

EUGENE, Ore. — Charlie Brown and his friends have shown up in a Eugene yard for the 30th year in a row. The wooden cutouts are a popular attraction at the home on Friendly Street near 22nd Avenue. Marv Glover and his daughter made the cutouts when she was in the second grade. Thirty years … Continue reading »

Interview: Christmas Lights Tour

EUGENE, Ore. — ‘Tis the season to take in the lights. Amazing holiday displays are up at homes across the area. You’re invited to take a tour. On KEZI 9 News Midday, Cheryl Gregory with Sunshine Limo Service explained more about its 9th annual Christmas Light Tour for local senior citizens and families of the … Continue reading »

Turning Christmas Lights into Profit

MEDFORD, Ore. — A local painting company is switching gears and hanging Christmas lights during the winter for extra cash. This year instead of hanging your own Christmas lights, you can pay someone to do it for you. Nationwide contracting companies are buying into Christmas light services. This way they can keep their seasonal employees … Continue reading »

Interview: Holiday Candlelight Tour

EUGENE, Ore. — Last year, the historic Shelton McMurphey Johnson House got a major upgrade, new stairs leading to the mansion on the hill. Many people are visiting, as the house is now 125 years old. This week, the halls are decked and the Christmas lights are on. Sara Palmer with the Shelton McMurphey Johnson House … Continue reading »

Family Prepares Holiday Light Sensation

EUGENE, Ore. — We’re less than three weeks away from Christmas, but one Eugene man takes six months to get ready for the holiday. Myles Prevost dedicates his entire garage to a winter wonderland. As soon as he takes the Halloween decorations down, he starts preparing for Christmas. He adorned his Santa Clara home with … Continue reading »

Christmas Lights Tour Dazzles

EUGENE, Ore. — More than a hundred local kids from the Relief Nursery got to check out the Christmas lights in style Tuesday evening. Sunshine Limo Service hosted its 7th annual Christmas Light Tour. The kids took a ride around town in a limo, which was exciting all by itself. “We are going to look … Continue reading »

Broken Christmas Lights Can Be Recycled

EUGENE, Ore. — Did your Christmas lights take a beating this holiday season? NextStep Recycling is collecting broken lights to recycle. “People are collecting them in their homes and they really don’t know what to do with them, and it’s been a need. And the manufacturers have a process now the processors do for handling this … Continue reading »

Fire Trucks Ready for Light Parade

SANTA CLARA, Ore. — Holiday lights parades are scheduled this weekend for Junction City, Harrisburg and Coburg. Add to the mix the 19th annual Fire Truck Light Parade in Santa Clara. All the fun and excitement gets under way Saturday at about 4:45 p.m. That’s when about a dozen vehicles will leave from Fire Station … Continue reading »

A Coastal Christmas Tradition

Near COOS BAY, Ore. — Thanksgiving weekend usually involves a turkey feast and some serious shopping. For several south coast residents, this time of the year kicks off a very special tradition–visiting an array of Christmas lights at Shore Acres State Park near Coos Bay. The event is in its 26th year and boasts more … Continue reading »