SHiNA News for December 4, 2015


Newsletter of the Southwest Hills Neighborhood Association (SHiNA) through Sunday, December 13


 Saturday, December 5, 1:00-3:00 pm at True Value Hardware Store, 2825 Willamette Street: SHiNA CALENDAR SALE, featuring photos of the local area.  Calendars are $10.00 each.  All proceeds benefit the SHiNA to help fund events and other outreach.  For more information or to order your copies, please contact Kathy Bosteder at

 Thursday, December 10, 6:00-8:00 pm: BOARD MEETING.  Due to plumbing problems at the usual meeting place, this meeting will be held at the Good Samaritan Society, 3500 Hilyard Street.

Board Meetings are held on every 2nd Thursday of the month.

Please note: there will be NO GENERAL MEETING IN DECEMBER.

General Meetings are usually held on every 3rd Sunday of the month, 2:00-4:00pm, at the Wayne Morse Family Farm, 595 Crest Drive.

The next General Meeting will be on Sunday, January 17, 2016.  Topics will include information about our LOCAL TREES, identification, concerns, care, etc., presented by Scott Altenhoff of the City’s Urban Forestry Office.

For more information, please see or contact SHiNA Chair Vic Hariton at or 512-680-7004.

For additional information about neighborhood associations and how to get involved in yours, please see


Additional items of interest:

In addition to earlier reports from Ful Vue, Mary Lane, Loma Linda, and Crest Drive, there recently have been additional MAILBOX BREAK-INS on Crest Drive as well as Lorane Highway.

For AIR QUALITY updates and WOOD BURNING advisories and limitations, please see

City of Eugene LEAF COLLECTION is underway.  Leaves pick-up details for your location is available at

Saturday, December 5: Volunteers are needed from 9:00am-noon to help REPLACE  the Wayne Morse Family Farm DOG PARK‘S NORTH FENCE along the creek.  The park is at 595 Crest Drive.  For more information, please call 541-682-4850.

Saturday, December 5 and Saturday, December 12: Letter Carrier’s FOOD DRIVE to benefit Food for Lane County.  Non-perishables only, no glass containers please.  For more information, please call 541-343-2822.

Wednesday, December 9 at noon at the Eugene Public Library, 100 West 10th Avenue: Eugene City Council joint work session with HUMAN RIGHTS Commission.

For more information, please see

Through Friday, January 15: The City of Eugene is offering an opportunity for those who are interested in the potential redevelopment of BROADWAY PLAZA.  The City has issued a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) for the redevelopment of the property located at the center of downtown at the south-east corner of Broadway and Willamette streets. Proposals for the site will be accepted through January 15, 2016. For details or a copy of the RFEI visit the City’s website at

Local HOLIDAY events may be found at

A search for “Yule log Eugene Oregon” will bring up an additional Register-Guard listing.

Willamette National Forest tree cutting permits are available for $5.00.  For more information, please call 541-225-6300.

The large annual holiday light displays at 1950 and 1880 McLean Boulevard are back.

We welcome your comments, concerns, or items of interest to the General Membership – please let us know at or or via the website at

 Francina Verrijt, Secretary