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Día de los Muertos
Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, demonstrates love and respect for deceased family members. It's a celebration that unfolds over two days in an explosion of color, laughter and joy, and last weekend, Springfield celebrated in style.
Above, Guest speaker Yuyi Morales tells stories in front of a diverse crowd during the Springfield Public Library's Day of the Dead Celebration on Saturday, Oct. 26. Morales is a Caldecott Medal recipient and has won multiple Pura Belpré Awards for her illustrations and written works.
A young fan clutches her copy of ”Just in Case” while sitting in the front row during Morales' speech at the Springfield Public Library.
Eugene's El Taller de Son Jarocho plays traditional music of Southern Veracruz, Mexico, while two young performers dance on a tarima: a wooden platform. Members of the audience were welcomed to participate in the dancing.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Oct. 22
Local sports round up: Week of Oct. 21
SPRINGFIELD Oct. 22
Photos: Rolling out the green carpet in Springfield
COTTAGE GROVE Oct. 22
Banner days: Catching up on happenings across The Grove
"The closing of the Village Green Resort was the impetus for taking a look back at the history and contributions of the Woodard family over these past weeks. While I learned a lot about Cottage Grove’s history in the process, I have neglected to keep Chronicle readers informed of happenings that are rippling through the Grove." ...
HEALTH & WELLNESS Oct. 22
New birth center fills health care gaps in Lane County
SPRINGFIELD – A nonprofit midwifery birth center is opening in Springfield, ensuring that a 40-year legacy of expanded birthing options will continue in Lane County.
BUSINESS Oct. 21
There’s good news for Oregon businesses
Recently, the Springfield Chamber of Commerce held its 2021 State of Business Program, featuring a robust presentation from Josh Lehner, Senior Economist at the State of Oregon Department of Economic Analysis.
The Chronicle participated in this Zoom presentation and came away with what can best be described as the good, the bad, and the ugly of our state’s economy right now and into the foreseeable future.
Spoiler alert: There is actually a lot more good than either bad or ugly.