Author: Gini Davis - The Chronicle

Sheltering pets in the pandemic

Cattery manager Hannah Washington bottle-feeds a tiny kitten at Greenhill Humane Society. MEGAN BREZOVAR/PHOTO Amid the hardships of COVID-19, there’s at least one bright spot: animal adoptions and foster volunteers have not decreased, and intakes have not increased at Greenhill Humane Society of Eugene. “We have had 100-plus foster applicants,[Read More…]

Care, with a dose of caution

Even under stay-at-home guidelines, animals’ urgent medical needs couldn’t be postponed. So, before the Oregon Health Authority lifted the elective procedures ban Monday – with social distancing and PPE – Creswell Veterinary Hospital had switched to curbside care. “If we get sick, we cannot be here to take care of[Read More…]

Meals on Wheels Among Helpful Services

Even seniors who were living and driving independently before COVID-19 may rely on others for food and travel support. County and community agencies and organizations are finding ways to provide modified services. Meals on Wheels, operated in Creswell, Cottage Grove and Springfield by Lane County Senior and Disability Services, continues[Read More…]

Social contact ‘best medicine’ at Center

Creswell Health and Rehabilitation resident Jeanne Thompson visits the classroom display at Creswell Museum, accompanied by Creswell Area Historical Society member Linda Franklin during a past outing to the museum. ARCHIVE PHOTO People with older family members in long-term care centers such as Creswell Health and Rehabilitation Center (CHRC) may[Read More…]

A heart for in-home caregiving

Creswell resident Kim Cornelius continues to provide vital in-home care for older and disabled adults during the pandemic.MARTHA McREYNOLDS JR./photo If she’s not quite on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, she’s only one row back. Despite the somewhat higher risk to herself, Kim Cornelius of Creswell continues to[Read More…]

Welcome, baby!

Welcome Baby Box committee chair Mary Nisewander displays “Welcome Baby Box” items. Delivered to South Lane County parents of newborns, the baby box project is a collaborative effort of 90by30, Family Relief Nursery of Cottage Grove and other community partners. Even in these challenging times of extended school closures, escalating[Read More…]

‘Lights for Longing’

Have you noticed recently that the stadium lights have been turned on at Creswell High School? Starting this week, the CHS stadium lights will be shining Monday and Friday evenings to mark the beginning and end of each school week between now and the end of the school year. These[Read More…]

Connected clubhouse

From left, top: program coordinator Josh Beiderman, executive director Laura Rariden, and Sophie and Grace Bilyeu; middle: Ava Foote, Jaylee Tripp and John Kieper; lower: Kiannah Bailey, Khloe and Kaylin Seeley, and Erik Branam. LAURA RARIDEN/PHOTO CRESWELL — Show and Tell, Creative Writing, Lego Club, a Talent Show, “Think Big”[Read More…]

Show & Tell: The Vaughn family

Esther Vaughn enjoys online Storytime and family karaoke. PHOTO PROVIDED/MARY VAUGHN Mary Vaughn said that in addition to entertaining herself by building with blocks and playing with her other toys, her young daughter Esther is “really enjoying” the Storytime that Creswell Library youth and community services librarian Nick Caum is[Read More…]

Frieze, Apo and Dapron add to the trophy cases

  Creswell guard Tyler Frieze capped his senior season by earning first team all-state honors, and senior teammate Kai Apo was named to the third team. The two Bulldogs players were recognized as first team all-Mountain Valley Conference players following a third-place finish in the OSAA 3A boys state basketball[Read More…]