The Northern Lights Christmas Tree Farm may have Christmas Tree in their name, but they offer a lot more than just trees. The truth is, they did start off as a Christmas tree farm, but added many other products and attractions over the years. And, “Northern Lights Christmas Tree Pumpkin Patch Grass-Finished Beef Pasture-Raised Turkeys […]
Rebecca Larson, public relations and development director at St. Vincent de Paul, uses everything she can until it’s worn out. And even then, she’ll most likely find a way to reuse some part of it. Just now, Rebecca has a full skirt in a floral pattern with shades of aqua, and a canvas tote bag […]
Two local women profiled in this story each left their busy lives behind to become fitness instructors and find healthier balance in their own lives.
Pastys are a traditional Cornish pastry of meat and vegetables tucked into a flaky dough pocket. The owners of this business come from a large family with family members involved in many different local ventures, so I wrongly assumed that was the origin of the name Cousin Jack. I came to understand that the name […]
For most people, the build-up to Christmas lasts a couple of months, then when the wrapping paper and trimming is recycled on Christmas day, the excitement is more or less over. The tree is taken down and the decorations are soon packed up until the next year. But for the family that owns the Christmas […]
Small, compact cooking stoves are nothing new, but most of the designs don’t look great in a kitchen or garden. Todd Albi’s SilverFire cook stoves, with stands designed by local metal sculptor Ian Beyer, certainly do.
LeAnne Schilling, 24, owner of Curious K9 Boutique, comes from a family of dog lovers. Her father worked for canine enforcement for Customs in Texas. He’s trained dogs for police work, personal protection, search and rescue. Her parents also own Schilling’s Canine Social Club for dogs.
Ian McMenamin worked sweeping floors in a pet store at age 13, and was “mesmerized” by the saltwater reef tanks. He began growing coral for himself 10 years ago, slowly cultivating more exotic species, some of which can sell for $300 for a quarter-sized piece and take two years to grow. In time, coral aficionados […]
A new fitness franchise in Eugene has found a devoted following. Barre3 studio in downtown Eugene will “balance, strengthen and lengthen” your body through moves pulled from three of the best schools of fitness: yoga, pilates and ballet barre.
Tammy is the founder of Ashes to Beauty, a long-term residential program for women who are rebuilding their lives following addiction or abuse. Tammy purchased the home three years ago and spent six months remodeling it to accommodate up to five women. It was important to her that there be an element of work and […]