Pearls of Wisdom for Pearl Buck Center

EUGENE, Ore —  The Pearl Buck Center is preparing for its 3rd annual Pearls of Wisdom Fundraiser.  It’s a fun trivia competition where you need to wear your thinking cap. Ready for some sample trivia? Question 1:  Dr. Seuss wrote the book Green Eggs & Ham using only 50 words.  49 of those words are one … Continue reading »

Library to Host Make-and-Take Event

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. —  A big art party for kids is happening this Friday, Sept. 19th.  The Springfield Public Library coordinated a free hands-on event for Springfield Public Schools students, who will be released early from school on Friday. The library is hosting Make & Take @ The Library: Fingerprint Swirls and Whorls. Children will create … Continue reading »

Interview: SMART Readers

EUGENE, Ore — An Oregon nonprofit is getting national recognition for helping to improve children’s reading skills. The Start Making A Reader Today, or SMART program, is the 2014 Recipient of the Library of Congress Literacy Award in the American Prize Category. Laure McNichols, SMART’s Lane County Assistant Manager, joined us live in the studio … Continue reading »

Eat a Burger, Help Feed the Hungry

SPRINGFIELD,  Ore — Breakfast, lunch or dinner.  What you eat tomorrow could help those in need. Carl’s Jr. is partnering with Catholic Community Services for a one-day fundraiser on Thursday, Sept. 11 at the Carl’s Jr. Gateway location.  One hundred percent of all sales will be donated to help our neighbors in need. This is … Continue reading »

100 Holes of Golf in One Day

CRESWELL, Ore —  An upcoming golf tournament is giving new meaning to the word extreme. Could you play 100 holes in one day? The 4th Annual Feynman Group Charity Golf Marathon is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 12, at the Emerald Valley Golf Resort in Creswell. It’s the only event of its kind in the area where … Continue reading »

Hatch Incubator Program at Sprout!

SPRINGFIELD, Ore — Sprout! in Springfield. It’s more than a farmers market. In the Sprout! commercial kitchen, entrepreneurs are cooking up opportunity. Kitchen space has been available for almost two years both hourly and monthly. Clients use the kitchen to prepare food or package it for retail sales, but a new program takes it a … Continue reading »

City of Eugene Sowing Seeds

EUGENE, Ore — The City of Eugene is sowing seeds and ensuring native habitats stay native. The City’s Parks and Open Space department oversees over 70 developed parks and over 2,500 acres of open space. If there’s a renovation project, plants and seeds are required. In 2006, the city opted to cultivate its own seeds … Continue reading »

Eugene Mission Celebrates Life Changes

EUGENE, Ore — The Eugene Mission is trying a different approach as homeless numbers continue to grow and, it seems to be working. This Saturday, the Mission celebrates the first graduates of its Life Change program.  A year ago, the Eugene Mission implemented the 24/7 holistic program, transforming the Mission from a homeless shelter to … Continue reading »

Free Whiteaker Mural Art Tour

EUGENE, Ore — Life-sized art comes alive in Eugene this weekend, and with a little peddle power you can take it all in. The Lane Arts Council is hosting its 2nd annual Mural Bike Tour. One of the featured artist is Esteban Camacho Steffensen. Steffensen spent two months at the Washington Jefferson Skate Park transforming … Continue reading »

Happy Mother’s Day

                      My cup runneth over.  My heart is filled with joy.  This is the best Mother’s Day ever thanks to my son’s amazing Pre-K teacher, a mother herself. She knows how a homemade card can brighten a mother’s day.  On Friday I was invited to … Continue reading »