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 »

Valentine’s Day Spending Up

(CNN) — Love can be hard on the bank account, especially for men. Americans will spend an estimated $18.6 billion on Valentine’s candy, flowers, jewelry and gifts this year–that’s about $131 a person, up $5 from last year, according to the National Retail Foundation. And there seems to be a gender divide because men will … Continue reading »

Eugene Prepares for One Billion Rising

EUGENE, Ore. — A global effort to combat violence against women is coming to western Oregon. Men, women and children will stand united. It’s the first-ever global event, and Eugene is joining in. The event is called One Billion Rising. “It is gaining momentum. I had a young woman with the U of O who … Continue reading »

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