Donations Needed for Turkey Drive

EUGENE, Ore. — St. Vincent de Paul says it still needs donations, so it can give out turkey boxes to needy families this week. Every year it hands out thousands of food boxes, each with a turkey, ham or chicken, plus olives, cranberries, stuffing and all the fixings for a holiday meal. The need has … Continue reading »

Airport Predicts Second-Most Passengers

EUGENE, Ore. — If you’re flying out of the Eugene Airport on the day before Thanksgiving, get ready to face a crowd. Airport managers say that will be the second-busiest day on record. The one day to beat it was January 8, 2011 as Duck fans loaded charter flights to head to the BCS Championship … Continue reading »

Volunteers Prepare Community Dinner

EUGENE, Ore. — Volunteers filled the Lane Community College cafeteria to prepare for a big Thanksgiving feast this weekend. Everyone was hard at work Saturday and Sunday, to make sure the 24th Annual Free Whiteaker Community Dinner would go smoothly come Thursday. Culinary students spent the morning de-boning 1,500 pounds of turkey, while other volunteers … Continue reading »

Local Greeting Cards Biz Takes Off

EUGENE, Ore. — Bloom Paper Goods, an online greetings cards website based in Eugene, recently made its big debut just in time for the big holiday season. Customers can upload photos into specially designed templates, which can be professionally printed and shipped to them or they can do it from their own desktop at home. … Continue reading »

Girl Upset over Early Holiday Decor

EUGENE, Ore. — It seems like every year the holiday season comes a little sooner. Stores started decorating for Christmas even before Halloween passed this year, but a local girl is taking a stand against it. She wrote a letter, saying stores and neighborhoods are skipping Thanksgiving. In the letter, the 7-year-old says Thanksgiving is … Continue reading »

LCC Prepares 80 Turkeys for Dinner

EUGENE, Ore. — A special delivery of 1,500 pounds of turkey made its way to Lane Community College Friday. That’s about 80 turkeys, stored in freezers, all for the annual free Whiteaker Community Dinner. The feast will feed 2,200 people and it’s all prepared by LCC culinary students. “It’s kind of like the community in … Continue reading »

Sustainable Table: Buying Local Turkeys

ASHLAND, Ore. — Hard to believe we’re inching ever closer to the holiday season. First up is Thanksgiving. All the traditional fixings are easy to find–locally and organically grown. But what about the main course? It’s not all that challenging to add turkey to your sustainable table. They’re popping up in the supermarket near you. … Continue reading »

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