SHiNA Picnic 2022

The annual SHiNA summer picnic, this time in collaboration with our Friendly Area Neighbors, FAN, returns this summer to a new location, Washington Park and YOU are invited to join in the fun! This free, family-friendly event is an annual tradition with friends and neighbors gathering on the grassy expanse behind the Community Center at Washington Park.

Sunday, August 21, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Washington Park, 2025 Washington St. 

* Bring your own picnic, blanket or chairs* 
Live Music • Games for the Young and Young at Heart
Enjoy a Free Root Beer Float served by Friendly Street Church of God! 
Community Walkway of Community Organization outreach tables
Prize Drawings for Gifts from Neighborhood Businesses
The Blank Slate Banner – Give us your Feedback !

This year we will be co-hosting the picnic with our adjacent neighborhood association, Friendly Area Neighbors (FAN). Not only will you have the opportunity to meet and greet your SHiNA neighbors, now we also get the opportunity to meet and celebrate with FAN’s neighbors!

Tighten up your sandals for races for the young and young at heart! The games will happen following the first set of music, and there might even be prizes!! The park’s spray play will also be operating to keep everyone cooled off and entertained.

Come learn what is going on in our community. The community walkway offers opportunities to talk with representatives from community partners and nonprofits that benefit our neighborhood and community. You can learn what SHiNA and FAN neighborhood associations are up to and how you might become involved. Get your burning questions answered and share your comments about the work being done in the community.

Be sure to sign-in to receive a ticket for drawings for gifts from our wonderful neighborhood businesses. Our area businesses are a vital link in supporting a healthy and vibrant community, and we thank them for their donations to the picnic. (A complete list of donors will be shared at the picnic.)

Last but not least, there will be a beautiful paper banner to accept all your thoughts about your neighborhood association, what do we do well, what you would like to see happening, how can we improve and better engage. Your thoughts will help strengthen our neighborhood associations.

Help make this a waste-free event by bringing your own utensils  & taking them home! 

SHiNA General Meeting

Waste to Taste Food Presentation
Eugene Public Library New Services

It’s your neighbors at ZOOM!
SHiNA Neighborhood General Meeting

Sunday, April 10, 6:30 p.m. via free ZOOM link below

Waste to Taste presentation: Jennifer Denson will speak about Waste to Taste and Burrito Brigade, groups that rescue food and distribute to those in need in our community.
Eugene Public Library: Will O’Hearn will speak about services and programs available since the library’s reopening.

ZOOM Link:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81842549255?pwd=emZ1UzY0QWw5aUdLU2FIbHdVcmlEdz09

Meeting to discuss Cascade Manors Plans to Expand

Cascade Manor Neighborhood Applicant Meeting

Tuesday, November 30th. 2021 from 6:00 – 7:00pm
Zoom Meeting ID: 826 8645 9249
Zoom Meeting Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82686459249

INVITATION to NEIGHBORHOOD-APPLICANT MEETING

We are contacting you to inform you of a neighborhood-applicant meeting to discuss a land use proposal within your neighborhood. The applicant, Cascade Manor, is proposing to change the zoning of several properties adjacent to W. 30th Avenue and Portland Street from R-1 Low Density Residential (LDR) to R-2 Medium Density Residential (MDR) to allow for future redevelopment as senior housing and support services in the Southwest Hills Neighborhood.

Cascade Manor, Eugene’s only not-for-profit continuing care retirement community, is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of those they serve in a stimulating, secure environment. The proposed zone change will include five tax lots which are designated M Medium Density Residential by the Metro Plan and zoned R-1 Low Density Residential. The proposed zone changes to R-2 Medium Density Residential for all tax lots is consistent with the plan designation.

Prior to formally submitting a land use application to the City of Eugene, Cascade Manor requests a meeting with neighboring residents. The purpose of the meeting is to share information, describe the proposed project, and gather any feedback regarding the proposal. Please join us for a Zoom meeting on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The meeting can be accessed at: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82686459249.

If you have any questions about the meeting or the project, please contact Colin McArthur, Principal Planner with Cameron McCarthy Landscape Architecture & Planning, at 541-485-7385 or colin@cameronmccarthy.com.

Cameron McCarthy, Landscape Architecture & Planning – 160 East Broadway, Eugene, OR 97401

Expanding Access to Fiber Optic Internet in our Neighborhood

Less Expensive and Faster Service providing more options besides Comcast.

Are you interested in a reliable alternative to Comcast for your internet services? So are we, did you know the city of Eugene has fiber optic cable already installed in most streets but not hooked up to certain neighborhoods? The South West Hills neighborhood is one of them. If enough resident request service we can expand access to higher speed internet to the area. Providing better service for lower prices.


Why Fiber?

Studies show homes connected to publicly owned fiber increase 3.1% in value. Fiber Internet enables every cutting-edge technology from streaming TV services, to working from home, to things we haven’t even dreamed of yet. We provide the fastest fiber service available, at one of the lowest prices in the country.


The internet provider (OnlineNW & XS Media) has a survey to gauge neighborhood interest around Eugene. Please fill it out here and support the expansion effort to provide options to more neighborhoods: https://onwxsm.servicezones.net/CityofEugene

Online Northwest & XS Media

We want to expand broadband opportunities to your community. But with many areas to choose from, our next move depends on your response. By doing our survey, you show us where demand for our services is greatest. Where we see great demand, we will do an in-depth assessment of the potential network area. If viable, we will build first to those who want it most. So encourage your neighbors to take our survey or sign up for services. Each response increases the chance of network expansion to your area.

The Best of The Best

Fiber speeds are symmetric, meaning that they operate at the same speed when downloading or uploading—an unrestricted network to support all of your remote work, gaming, video conferencing and emailing needs. One single strand of fiber delivers data at speeds up to 1 Gbps (1000Mbps), roughly 100 times faster than the average home in the US today. Our wireless network is also strong and reliable, providing speeds up to 50 Mbps and offering the flexibility to provide internet connectivity in many underserved areas that are difficult to reach with hardwired services. 

With our reliable fiber or wireless service, you can work from home hassle-free—no more long waits to upload or send messages, or to join video conferencing meetings. Chat online, stream movies and shows, send and receive family photos, and video chat with friends and loved ones, all at lightning-fast speed.

*Disclaimer: This is not sponsored by the provider just based on general interest in improving the internet connectivity options in our neighborhoods. 

SHiNA General Meeting Wednesday Nov 10, 2021

Zoom Meeting Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/9949297324

Our speaker for the meeting will be talking about Map Your Neighborhoodand Emergency Preparedness. In a disaster, our need for first responders will be greater than Eugene, Lane County, and Oregon can supply. The people most likely to help in a disaster are your nearby neighbors. The Map Your Neighborhood program encourages us to get to know our nearby neighbors — about any special needs and available resources — before our next disaster.