Eugene Irish Festival – Seattle’s Rich Hall Leads Scots Gaelic Language & Singing Workshops & Concert, Mar. 1-2

Traditional Scottish Gaelic singer and storyteller Rich Hill, from Seattle, will be presenting a workshop and concert on the weekend of March 1-2, focusing on the Scots Gaelic language and including singing workshops and vocal performances. Location: Collier House, U of O campus, corner of 13th and University Saturday, March 1 – Workshops Rich will … Read more

Bargain Shopping and the Tingling Saver Sense: The Joy of Being a Capricorn

I’m a frugal man, though I suppose that could just be a euphemistic way to say "tight-arsed cheapskate". In any case, I have always chalked up my sense of frugality, at least in part, to being a Capricorn. I like saving money, but when I do spend money, I spend it well. We Capricorns have … Read more

R-G article about Eugene’s oldest house hits home

It’s weird when you’re reading the paper and see a story that’s personally relevant to your life. It hits home – in this case, literally. I actually used to live in this house, from 2000-2003. It’s a little weird to see it in the paper, but also kinda cool. Link: History on the home front: … Read more

Coos Bay: Ocean Uncovers Shipwreck in Sand Dunes

Forget looking for agates or interesting shells on the Oregon coast. How about a shipwreck? Link: OCEAN UNCOVERS SHIPWRECK TREASURE IN DUNES: The Register-Guard, Eugene, Ore.. "The discovery has quickly become a tourist attraction on the remote beach, despite its inaccessibility to vehicles without four-wheel drive" Four-wheel drive? Hmm, with my Ural Patrol and its … Read more

Oregon Limericks Contest from Bob Welch

Register-Guard columnist and blogger Bob Welch recently ran a limerick contest for original limericks relating to Oregon. 286 entries later, he announced the winners. My favorite is below — you can see all 286 on Bob Welch’s blog. Link: Limerick loot goes to whale of Oregon tale: The Register-Guard, Eugene, Ore. The Oregon Coast is … Read more

Natalie MacLean gives you 50 ways to keep your lover this Valentine’s Day

Trying to pair up the perfect dessert with the perfect wine this Valentine’s Day? Fire up Natalie MacLean’s dessert and wine-matching tool for some sumptuous – and sensual – combinations. Or, if you’re in a hurry because it’s the day before Valentine’s Day, skip the tool, print out her top 10 (below) and head straight … Read more

Volunteers needed for Eugene Irish Cultural Festival (free admission!)

If you are interested in volunteering for one or more 2-hour shiftsduring the 5th annual Irish Cultural Festival, you’ll get in for free.  The following volunteer jobs are available: Help Setup Pickup Donated Food Stage Manager Instrument Room Checker Floaters (help where needed) Ticket Sales Wristband Checker Participant & Will Call Check-in Participant Escort T-Shirt … Read more

Schedule for 5th Annual Eugene Irish Cultural Festival, Mar. 7-8

The final schedule for the Eugene Irish Cultural Festival’s daytime festivities has been posted. Check out the schedule for talks and workshops on everything from Irish calligraphy to stone masonry, sea shanties to dancing. With me and Jodie in the midst of wedding planning with a DIY bent, we just might be taking in some … Read more