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 »

Last Weekend For Xmas Tree Sales

EUGENE, Ore. —   With Christmas just a couple days away, it’s coming down to the wire for people who are still looking to buy a tree. Some Christmas tree lots have already closed up shop, but many others will welcome customers until Christmas Eve. The Hartsell family has been running Christmas tree lots for more … Continue reading »

Last Minute Shoppers Find Deals

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Some shoppers say you just got to be patient and you can find gifts at great prices and for the most part, things were still in stock. About the only thing they had to complain about were long lines. “Being a little patient was definitely worth it because it’s not quite Christmas … Continue reading »

Night to Remember

EUGENE, Ore. — It was a night to remember for the families of the Pearl Buck Preschool, Friday. The night started off with the kids getting to meet the Emerald’s Sluggo. Then they hopped on a magical yellow bus for a Christmas lights tour. When they got back, they got some hot chocolate and cookies … Continue reading »

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