Peter Hoffmeister is a local author, teacher, and until recently, a contributor to The Huffington Post. He spent much of his upbringing in Eugene, and ultimately decided to settle down and start a family here.
This Sunday, September 30th, marks the beginning of Banned Books Week, so head to the library or the bookstore and pick up a banned book. This week: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Killing the Messenger, and The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011
At this point, it’s unlikely the two sides will come to terms—Poling and Occupy members have both publicly chastised the other side for not calling a meeting, and at other times, stated publicly that they would refuse to attend such a meeting.
This year, despite brief speculation that it would be cancelled, the seventh annual Tayberry Jam will be held from Aug. 3-5, this year, at Saginaw's Cougar Mountain Farm. The general public is invited to attend, and camp under a full moon for the entirety of the festival.
Recently, Eugene Daily News got a chance to speak with Matrisha Armitage, the drummer for Bajuana Tea. Matrisha is also the head of Grrrlz Rock, a local group dedicated to encouraging children to participate in music and the arts. In this interview, she discusses Bajuana Tea's background, as well as the ins and outs of being married to your musical collaborator.
Roughly one year ago, the parents of Nima Gibba, the Eugene girl killed in one of the city's deadliest car crashes, sought to create a charity foundation in her name.
A Conversation with Tim McLaughlin from Eleven Eyes Nate Gartrell, EDN Eleven Eyes is a local band that plays upbeat, jazz, and also incorporates a modern electronic sound. The Portland Tribune called them “impossible to categorize,” and the six of them combined know how to play at least 20 different instruments. On May 3rd, 2012,
The creator of the popular television sitcom "The Simpsons" revealed to Smithsonian Magazine Wednesday that the Simpson family's hometown of Springfield is named after the city in Lane County.
In the Fall of 2009, a group of residents in Eugene's Friendly Area neighborhood decided that they were tired of looking at an empty grass field at the intersection of 21st and Van Buren--it was a fire hazard in the summer, a mud pool during the winter, and something needed to change.
You won't hear much man-made noise at Noah and Anna Wemple's residence; no jackhammers, no rumble of car engines in the distance. But if you know where to look, you may find an arrowhead, or an old button left by a pioneer, or a guitar string from the 1970s.