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Mariachi music, traditional dances, food, piñatas at City Hall Sept. 13

SPRINGFIELD – Celebración de la Herencia Hispana & El Grito, the Hispanic Heritage Celebration and El Grito, is being held at Springfield City Hall from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept....

 

OPEN FOR JUSTICE

SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Justice Center will be hosting an Open House from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14. The Open House will be an opportunity for the community to meet police...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    September 12, 2019 

Making art accessible for everyone

SPRINGFIELD - The goal of the Springfield Arts Commission (SAC) is to make art accessible for everyone in the city. "To me, that means it needs to be very public," SAC Board Chair Daphne Mantis said....

 

City considers adjusting codes to boost development

SPRINGFIELD – City Council members heard recommendations on a new transportation plan, including proposed changes to street connectivity policies, maximum block lengths and adjustments to accommodate multi-unit housing developments. These included...

 

Passport to food, drinks and more

SPRINGFIELD – The second annual Savor Springfield passport event kicked off Thursday, Aug. 29 at Dark & Stormy, located at 420 Main St. in Springfield. The month-long contest concludes with a...

 

Springfield encourages you to join its team

SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield School Board has an opening and is currently accepting applications, as are a number of other boards, committees and commissions within the City. The School Board will...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    September 5, 2019

Springfield Museum, Oregon trail lacemakers weave together exhibit

SPRINGFIELD – It was a "perfect collaboration" between the Springfield Museum and Oregon Trail Lacemakers that made the lacemaking exhibit at the museum such a success, Museum Curator Maddie McGraw...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    September 5, 2019

The RIGHT to ORGANIZE

The Eugene Springfield Solidarity Network was among the groups celebrating Labor Day on Monday at Splash! at Lively Park in Springfield. ESSN's mission states that it "brings together labor unions,...

 

Fate of Patrician Mobile Home Park still undecided

SPRINGFIELD – Citizens filled the seats and lined the walls in the Springfield City Council Chambers for Tuesday night's Council meeting. More than 30 people spoke on the possible rezoning of 13.6 acres of land between Beltline and Game Farm Road...

 

Passion builds for downtown redevelopment

SPRINGFIELD - It is no secret that downtown Springfield is growing, with new businesses moving in on a regular basis. It is upscaling and quickly becoming a popular destination. Beautification...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    August 29, 2019

Moon Child Vintage brings groovy tastes downtown

SPRINGFIELD - Jenna Moser-Cohen has always been interested in fashion. Growing up on the East Coast, she studied fashion design and merchandising before going on to work at a fashion company; while...

 

Paving the way for safer roads

SPRINGFIELD – City leaders are partnering with county and state traffic officials to address reports that consistently show that parts of Main Street are considered "one of the most unsafe city stre...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    August 22, 2019

Developer pitches new hotel

Springfield Developer David Loveall isn’t finished with his plans for Springfield. Loveall, who owns and redesigned the 300 block downtown, pitched the Springfield Utility Board (SUB) about buying...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    August 22, 2019

Digital Monsters

If a bird were to fly up to the window, digital artist Josh Searl said he would stare at it for at least 20 minutes. "I love watching them move; I like to see how their wings work and how their moveme...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    August 15, 2019

PRIDE

Springfield-Eugene Pride held its first march on Aug. 10. Pride activities have been going strong for 28 years, organizers said, but the march was a new installment this year. This year, there were...

 
 By Jen Blue    News    August 8, 2019

Taking a swing at it

On Tuesday, July 23, Emerald Valley Golf & Resort hosted the 45th annual Eugene/Springfield Joint Chamber Golf Classic. Members of the Eugene and Springfield Chamber teed off at 1 p.m. and were...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    August 1, 2019

Thurston teacher's new series debuts

Family, belonging and ... goblins? These are the themes in local author William Ritter's new series debut, "The Oddmire: Changeling." The book follows two brothers as they "follow a curious map into...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    August 1, 2019

Springfield Briefs

Springfield Night @ the Emeralds Aug. 11 Eugene Emeralds will team up with the City of Springfield for the annual Springfield Community Night on Sunday, Aug. 11 at PK Park. Tickets include the pregame exhibition softball game between the Springfield...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    July 25, 2019

Economic development sparks Springfield's growth

When it comes to highlighting projects and business growth within the past 12 months, City of Springfield Economic Development Director Courtney Griesel compared it to picking a favorite child,...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    July 18, 2019

Stream Team helps clean Springfield's rivers

Outdoor enthusiast Terry Keene said every time he walks his dog down the McKenzie river, he always carries a grocery sack to pick up trash. "I feel real ownership of public land," he said. "I feel eve...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    July 11, 2019

Springfield Museum hosts 'Hops for History' event

Beer and history fans united at PublicHouse on July 2 to help support the Springfield Museum's "Hops for History" fundraiser. With $1 from each pint sold donated to the museum, the event was able to...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    July 11, 2019

East Springfield receives library book drops

Book lovers in eastern Springfield, unite! The Springfield Library has officially opened two satellite return sites at Splash! and the Bob Keefer Center for Sports and Recreation for community...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    July 11, 2019

Springfield Notebook: Following interviews, the search continues

Following last week’s interview process, the City Council directed staff to continue recruiting efforts for the next city manager. The schedule is not yet set. Springfield City Manager Gino Grimaldi retired effective June 30, 2018. The City of...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    July 4, 2019

Bayne Gardner: 'Superhero of Art,'

Muralist Bayne Gardner said he has been interested in the art form for as far back as he can remember. From 7 years old he remembered seeing '80s-style graffiti on TV and in his hometown. "It was some...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    June 27, 2019

Springfield's murals represent city history

Art has always played an important role in Springfield's history. Niel Laudati, legislative and public affairs director for the City, said that before there were the restaurants and shops that drew...

 

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