Students Learn About the Giving Season

EUGENE, Ore. — In the spirit of the season, kids at a Eugene elementary school are giving to those in need. A group of first graders at the Yujin Gakuen Japanese Immersion Elementary School went shopping Tuesday morning for kids in the pediatric unit at Riverbend Hospital. School staff members say instead of a pizza … Continue reading »

Santa Clara Christmas Mystery Solved

EUGENE, Ore. — A holiday mystery has been solved. This weekend we posted pictures on the KEZI 9 News Facebook page of dozens of wreaths showing up overnight on homes in a Santa Clara neighborhood. We’ve now learned those aren’t the only wreaths. We found the secret Santa. Paul Hellwege is not one to boost, but we … Continue reading »

Hundreds Run In Ugly Sweater Run

EUGENE, Ore. — Hundreds of runners put on their tackiest Christmas sweaters Sunday for the second annual Oregon Ugly Sweater Run. Kids, adults, even dogs dressed up in their ugliest holiday attire for the 5k run at Alton Baker Park. Some runners came all the way from Portland to participate because they say it’s impossible … Continue reading »

Volunteers Sew Baby Stockings

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Volunteers at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend are working to send their tiniest visitors home in a special way this December. Members of the group Heart Warmers are trying to put together at least 200 giant stockings for the hospital’s newborn babies. So far, they’ve received about 60. But that’s … Continue reading »

Still Time to Donate to Toys for Tots

EUGENE, Ore. — Fire trucks filled the parking lot of the Eugene Shopko Sunday for the biggest Toys for Tots fundraiser this season. Kids got to ride on a truck, and posed for pictures with super heroes after donating a toy to Toys for Tots. Volunteers from Eugene, Springfield and Oakridge all participated in 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 »

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 »

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