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 »

Eugene Club Kicks Off Giving Tree Event

EUGENE, Ore. — As you make your Christmas list, one group is hoping you’ll add one more present to help make sure no kid goes without in Lane County. The Active 20-30 Club of Eugene is kicking off its annual Giving Tree event at the Valley River Center. The tree has hundreds of “ornaments” with … Continue reading »

Christmas Tree Permits Go On Sale

ROSEBURG, Ore. – The Umpqua National Forest announced Christmas tree permits are on sale until December 24. The permits are for personal use only and cost $5.00 per tree. There’s a limit of five trees per family. Maps showing designated cutting areas and procedures will be provided with the purchase of your permit. Christmas tree … Continue reading »

Troubleshooting New Gadgets

EUGENE, Ore. — Many people got new electronics for Christmas, and that new technology can sometimes be hard to figure out. James Fretwell, owner of Jim’s Electronics in Eugene, says most electronics these days come with pretty simple and clear instructions, but it can be tough to tell the difference between a manufacturer error and … Continue reading »

Eugene Mission Holds Annual Dinner

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Mission’s doors were open on Wednesday for a free Christmas dinner. It’s an annual tradition for the homeless shelter, and hundreds of people showed up to take advantage of the generosity. Organizers say Wednesday afternoon’s meal was busier than the Thanksgiving feast. Those who stay at the Mission say they’re … Continue reading »

Charity Offers Christmas Meal

EUGENE, Ore. — A local church group helped offer a special meal Christmas morning to some of those in extra need. Dozens of people showed up at Catholic Community Services Wednesday morning for the annual Christmas Coffee for the homeless and low income residents. It was more than just coffee being served up. Attendees also … Continue reading »

Whoville Celebrates Christmas

EUGENE, Ore. — The “Whoville” homeless camp celebrated Christmas, with not one — but three trees at its camp site. “Whoville” members say their largest tree was donated by a school after it used it for a play. Another came from Eugene police and a third was donated by a local family. “Whoville” members say it … Continue reading »

Man Gets A Home For The Holidays

EUGENE, Ore. — A local family helps grant a Eugene homeless man’s holiday wish. Paul Ishmael spent the day sprucing up his brand new home. One of the families he does some property maintenance for offered him their trailer for his work. Ishmael has been sleeping in his car ever since he got laid off … Continue reading »

Stores Stretch Hours for the Holidays

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The clock is ticking for holiday shoppers, but procrastinators are in luck. Stores are holding marathon shopping hours until Christmas. Shoppers are making that last minute holiday dash at stores like Kohl’s at Gateway Mall, which stayed open from Friday morning through Tuesday morning. Toys R Us also stayed open since Saturday … Continue reading »

Eugene’s Christmas Light Guru

EUGENE, Ore. — David Trammell and his wife have been perfecting a sound and light extravaganza for more than a decade. And now it’s the hit of Eugene. The synchronized sound and light show will take place every night until New Year’s Day, from dusk until 10 p.m. at their house on Gilham Rd. just … Continue reading »

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