Whiteaker Residents Clean Up Community

EUGENE, Ore. — Community members in Eugene’s Whiteaker put on their best superhero outfits Sunday to clean up their neighborhood. Kids and adults split into groups and received cleaning routes. The volunteers worked to clear garbage off the streets and get rid of unwanted items left behind in local alley ways. “We go through the … Continue reading »

Falling Branches Causing Hazards

EUGENE, Ore. — Calls poured in all day Saturday about heavy, ice-covered branches falling on cars, houses, and power lines. Many viewers were concerned about people’s safety. Andrew Traweek lives in the Whiteaker area of Eugene. He says a tree branch fell on his mother-in-law’s car Saturday morning. It broke the windshield and dented the … Continue reading »

Community Dinner Draws Thousands

EUGENE, Ore. — Thousands of people headed to the Whiteaker for the annual community dinner Thursday afternoon. For many people this is the only place they can go for a hot holiday meal. Aside from the food, volunteers handed out sleeping bags, blankets, and warm clothes. They even had nurses on scene giving out flu … Continue reading »

Turkeys Arrive for Community Dinner

EUGENE, Ore. — The 25th annual Whiteaker Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner is quickly arriving, and volunteers are already preparing. The dinner is more than just a free meal for families in need -¬†winter items are also handed out. Anyone can drop off donations at the Whiteaker Head Start Center. Volunteers need warm clothes, shoes and … Continue reading »

Interview: Mural Bike Tour

EUGENE, Ore. — If you haven’t seen the amazing murals in Eugene’s Whiteaker neighborhood, this weekend is your chance. The Great Mural Bike Tour is free, and anyone who attends can see the art and meet the artists. It kicks off Saturday at 10 a.m. Jessica Watson from the Lane Arts Council joined us live … Continue reading »

Volunteers Help Clean After Block Party

EUGENE, Ore. — A big party usually calls for a big clean up.¬†That’s why volunteers started picking up around 5 a.m. Sunday after the Whiteaker Block Party. Jason Vanderhaar, the block party secretary, was thrilled with the turnout this year. He called it “the best he’s ever seen”. Vanderhaar says the event required a lot … Continue reading »

Breweries Expand to Whiteaker Area

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene’s Whiteaker neighborhood has been a destination spot for local beer fans. Now you can add another brewery to the list of pubs to pop into. Falling Sky Brewery, currently located on Oak Alley, is expanding. It’s newest location will be on 790 Blair Blvd. The space is 50 percent larger and … Continue reading »

Local Groups Feed Many on Thanksgiving

EUGENE, Ore. — Thousands of Lane County residents had the chance to enjoy their turkey with a side of comfort and care this Thanksgiving. St. Peter Catholic Church served about 150 meals and sent leftovers home with more than 30 people. It also gave extra food to St. Vincent de Paul. Friendly Street Church served … Continue reading »

Culinary Students Continue Dinner Preps

EUGENE, Ore. — Are you ready for turkey day? Culinary students at Lane Community College have been working all week long to make sure their big Whiteaker Community Dinner goes off without a hitch. About 70 students have been involved throughout the whole process. They and other volunteers spent the weekend chopping and cooking, and … 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 »

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