Tag Archives: fun for all

Trainsong Neighbors Transform Youth Through Programs

by Sara Sebastian June 14, 2012 Suzette Nash asks Cadin, “Do you know what the joker sounds like?” Nash, in a red sweatshirt with medium-length brown hair, displays her version of the Joker’s laugh. “Heehaaaahhhehhhahhh,” she bellows. Cadin mimics Nash, … Continue reading

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Sidebar 2: Peter Chavannes Profile

By Michael Wallen Peter Chavannes grew up in Atlanta and went to San Francisco for college. He never wanted to leave. When he graduated with an interdisciplinary bachelor’s, he applied to different graduate programs within the city, seeing if any … Continue reading

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Sidebar 1: Fun For All Data

By Michael Wallen Who: City of Eugene Recreation Services What: Drop-in youth recreation programs When: Weekdays from June 28 to August 27 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at most sites Movie nights 9:00-11:00 pm Fridays, rotating sites Where: 1) Churchill … Continue reading

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Fun For All Summer

By Michael Wallen On a Friday in the middle of June, the last bell of the school year rings for Eugene elementary through high school students. Summer vacation begins. Now parents who work year-round have a quandary. From September to … Continue reading

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With a Little Help From Your Friend

For many people, integrating into a new community can pose several roadblocks, as well as a lot of hard work. Although that is not always the case, it has taken some people time to create relationships, and develop a sense … Continue reading

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It’s Never Too Late for Education

I had the opportunity to speak with 20-year-old Trainsong resident, and Fun For All volunteer Michael Bredfield about his feelings regarding local education. Growing up in this area is not always the easiest thing, and for most kids, it is … Continue reading

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Through the Eyes of Locals

The Trainsong neighborhood takes up a small portion of the Eugene neighborhoods, and is almost entirely surrounded by train tracks, and Highway 99. This perimeter secludes most activity to the center of the neighborhood, which revolves around a hidden park … Continue reading

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Positive Reinforcement

Many communities thrive on the same things, teamwork, safety, and involvement; however no neighborhood is alike. For the residence of Trainsong, the negative aspects all seemed to follow the same guidelines. “The worst part about the neighborhood is the drugs,” … Continue reading

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On the Grass in the Shade

I wanted to get a good vibe for the sensory happenings around my neighborhood, however figured with the dramatic heat yesterday, [Wednesday, July 7] I would wait until the morning to dive in. As I pulled up to the centrally … Continue reading

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Summer in the Park

Summertime is a long awaited season for every kid suffering through the strenuous days in school all year. Sun shining, laughter, and endless outdoor activities fill the days of kids in every neighborhood, and is no different for those of … Continue reading

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