People Gather for Valentine’s Tea

EUGENE, Ore. — Valentine’s Day is over but that didn’t stop some people from still celebrating today. Over 30 people were at the Shelton McMurphy Johnson House to be a part of the annual Valentine’s Tea. The guests were served a three course meal. With each round, they were able to taste a different tea. … Continue reading »

State of Euphoria

EUGENE, Ore. — He doesn’t look like Willy Wonka, and there aren’t any oompa-loompas, but Bob Bury’s Eugene chocolate factory is the real deal. And so is he. He says his taste for good chocolate started when he was young. His mother and grandmother worked for chocolate companies in San Francisco. For lunch they’d give … Continue reading »

UPDATE: Free Relationship Check-ins

EUGENE, Ore. — Love is in the air as Valentine’s Day approaches. Many are ordering chocolates and flowers for their significant other. But what about a gift for relationship — a love check-in to make sure your relationship stays strong. Couples can sign up for free counseling this weekend at the second annual Relationship Check-In … Continue reading »

Interview: Valentine’s Day Tea

EUGENE, Ore. — Many people enjoy flowers, chocolate and hearts on Valentine’s Day. But what about tea, cookies and cupcakes? If you’re looking for a special treat, you can go back in time for Valentine’s Day. Sara Palmer with the Shelton McMurphey Johnson House joined us live in the studio for KEZI 9 News This … Continue reading »

Valentine’s Day Gift Hunting

EUGENE, Ore. — Candy, flowers, sweets–people are going after those perfect Valentine’s Day treats. We hit the streets to see what special something people are nabbing for their special someone. KEZI 9 News photojournalist Kathleen Spencer rounded up some of those hopeless romantics.

Former Homeless Families Honored

EUGENE, Ore. — The appreciation was evident this Valentine’s Day. Not just at home, but in the community. St. Vincent de Paul honored three formerly homeless families and community service leaders at Thursday’s St. Vincent Heart for the Homeless event. They were given awards, chocolates, and recognition from their community of their perseverance and success … Continue reading »

Sustainable Table: Euphoria Chocolate

EUGENE, Ore. — On the day before Valentine’s Day, a lot of people are scrambling to get something for their special someone. Chocolate is always a popular choice, but how about some that’s local and handmade from the Euphoria Chocolate Company? “Valentine’s Day and the day before Valentine’s Day are our two busiest days of … Continue reading »

Preserving Your Valentine’s Flowers

EUGENE, Ore. — A lot of flower deliveries will be made on Valentine’s Day. In fact, Gray’s Garden Center will drop off more than 200 bouquets Thursday. But we all know those blooms only last so long. To preserve them as long as you can, take the flowers out of the vase in a couple … Continue reading »

Florist Prepares for Valentine’s Day

EUGENE, Ore. — In preparation for Valentine’s Day on Thursday, a local flower shop says it has to triple its staffing. For workers at Dandelions Flowers and Gifts, the most romantic holiday of the year is also the busiest. Owner Shirly Lyons says deliveries alone that day go up 1,400 percent. So the shop not … Continue reading »

SMJ House Hosts Valentine Tea

EUGENE, Ore. — Couples, families, and friends gathered for a Valentine’s Day tea at the Shelton McMurphey Johnson House Sunday. The house, run by a non-profit, hosts holiday gatherings to raise money for its educational programs. Sunday’s Valentine tea sold out weeks in advance. The cooks for the event were dedicated volunteers, but regulars say … Continue reading »

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