UPS to Break Delivery Record

(CNN) — It’s show time for UPS. The carrier says Thursday’s peak shipping day will be the busiest in its history. The men and women in brown will deliver 28 million packages in the U.S.–that’s about 300 parcels every second. Friday is the deadline to make sure your gifts arrive by Christmas Eve.

Santa Gets Head Start on Christmas

EUGENE, Ore. — Santa got a head start on Christmas Wednesday at a local Head Start. He and some of his helpers dropped off a mountain of socks and hats to the kids there. The items were collected during Guaranty Chevrolet’s 8th annual sock and hat drive. Over those eight years, Guaranty employees and customers … Continue reading »

Sanipac Builds Bikes for Christmas

EUGENE, Ore. — Lots of us might remember wanting a new bike for Christmas, and thanks to several local organizations that wish can come true for more children than ever before. KEZI 9 News photojournalist Kathleen Spencer takes a look at Sanipac’s efforts to build bikes for kids in need.

Light Parades Prepare for Crowds

VENETA, Ore. — The holiday season is in full swing. Five light parades are scheduled this week. The parade in Veneta will start at 8th and Broadway on Thursday night. When it gets dark, the lights will be turned on with the 9th annual Light Parade winding through Veneta. You can’t miss the sign off … Continue reading »

Get Crafty with Holiday Gifts

EUGENE, Ore. — A lot of us are in a tight spot when it comes to spending this holiday season, so why not make gifts instead of just buying them? Staffers at the Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts (M.E.C.C.A.) suggest having a craft party to create things like bottle cap earrings, bulletin boards out … Continue reading »

Springfield’s 60th Christmas Parade

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Hundreds of residents decked the streets of Springfield with holiday cheer Saturday, as the 60th annual Christmas Parade rolled through the town in style. From the Thurston girls soccer team to the Springfield Fire department, dozens of entries pranced down Main street to show off their city’s pride. The city of Springfield … Continue reading »

Salvation Army Prepares Food Baskets

EUGENE, Ore. — The Salvation Army is getting geared up for its annual Christmas programs that help the needy in our community. The Salvation Army is accepting applications for its Christmas Food Basket Program along with the Angel Tree Program. Its goal is to help nearly 400 families this Christmas. You must bring proof of … Continue reading »

Permits for Christmas Trees Available

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — If hiking through the forest to cut down your own Christmas tree is the approach you prefer, here are a couple of things to keep in mind: First, you need to buy a $5 Forest Service personal use permit. That lets you cut down a tree on designated ares of forest … Continue reading »

Boy Scouts Sell Christmas Trees

EUGENE, Ore. — Christmas is a few weeks away and with Thanksgiving behind us, people are ready to start decorating. Tree lots have been popping up all over town, including one along Coburg Road by a local Boy Scout troop. Members said they’ve been raising money through tree sales for at least three decades. While … Continue reading »

Toys for Tots Sets Up at Shopko

EUGENE, Ore. — If you heard sirens and saw flashing lights at the Shopko in Eugene Sunday, there was no need to be alarmed. It was all for a good cause. The Shopko parking lot on Chad Drive was where Toys for Tots held its annual donation event and it was filled with dozens of … Continue reading »

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