Main Street Sweets: Made with love

SPRINGFIELD — A sweet smell was in the air last month as the Springfield Chamber of Commerce officially welcomed its latest addition to downtown Springfield: Main Street Sweets, a family owned and operated business. The dessert shop was packed with both people and merriment during its ribbon cutting ceremony. Appetites[Read More…]

Racial Justice Fund grant sessions slated

In January, United Way will begin accepting applications for funding from its Racial Justice Fund, with the intention of investing $50,000 beginning April 1. Organizations, initiatives, and individuals (with a fiscal sponsor) working to advance racial justice in Lane County are encouraged to apply.  In preparation, throughout December, the nonprofit[Read More…]

‘Pumped’ up for new beginning

SPRINGFIELD – Last week, the Pump Cafe hosted a ribbon cutting celebrating its new ownership — Chloe Nossaman, 19, a recent Thurston High School gradate. “I just graduated high school; I didn’t want to go to college, I wanted something creative,” Nossaman said modestly. “When the opportunity arose, I said[Read More…]

Wyden: Low-cost housing not a bridge too far 

SPRINGFIELD – While Eugene recently hosted Democratic Party luminaries Senators Bernie Sanders and Jeff Merkley and retiring Representative Peter DeFazio, Springfield also enjoyed an audience with a political heavyweight as Senator Ron Wyden made an appearance at Hayden Bridge Landing to tout affordable housing solutions. Wyden is an affordable housing[Read More…]

Rural Internet inches closer

While still moving at dial-up speed, a recent announcement from Lane Council of Governments offers a hopeful sign that the promise of broadband internet for rural parts of Lane County is getting closer. LCOG—which describes itself as a one-stop destination for services to local governments and agencies in the Lane[Read More…]

Addi’s Diner: Labor of Love

BOBBY STEVENS / THE CHRONICLEFarnsworth loves getting to watch the sun come up over Springfield in the mornings. It gives her the peace and quiet she needs before the diner fills up with guests. That’s her secret, she says. With Yankees hats tacked to the ceiling, license plates covering the walls,[Read More…]