The first Lane County Fair was held in Eugene in 1859, the year of Oregon’s statehood. Awards totaling $80.75 were offered for the best examples of livestock, butter, cheese, field crops, garden produce and fruit. The present-day fair offers awards in those and many other categories, including baked goods, floral arranging and quilting and textiles.
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I got to interview the group of women who raise guide dog puppies for the blind for two publications, the Register-Guard’s Dash special publication and Spot Magazine. These trainers spend a huge amount of time making sure the puppies are good citizens. They are the best-behaved dogs I’ve ever met, and the people who receive […]
Tikva is a therapy dog, and she and her handler, Cindy Ehlers, spent two weeks at Ground Zero in New York following the 9/11 terrorist attacks a decade ago, giving comfort to rescue workers. Tikva was just a year-old pup when the attacks occurred, and now at 11, Ehlers is convinced she remembers the people […]