Biz Beat 9-18-2014

StoveTec, a local for-profit stove enterprise, is pledging financial support for StoveTeam International, a nonprofit organization that brings safe, fuel-efficient and low-emission stoves to communities in Mexico and Central America. Under the new sponsorship, StoveTec — which markets wood cook stoves developed at Aprovecho Research Center in Cottage Grove — will donate a portion of its domestic for-profit sales to support StoveTeam International. Factories started by StoveTeam International have collectively produced and sold more than 44,600 stoves, improving the lives of more than 334,000 people in Mexico and Central America, according to StoveTeam founder Nancy Hughes.

Several streets in the Harlow neighborhood will be converted to entertaining and enlightening uses as Eugene celebrates its second Sunday Streets event of the year Sept. 21. From noon to 4 pm, more than a mile of residential streets will be taken over by live music, local food, games and family-friendly fun. Streets that will be used for the event include portions of Harlow Road (Palomino to Honeysuckle Lane), Palomino Drive, Country Lane and Rustic Place. A giveaway of 350 bike helmets in all sizes will be at 1:30 pm at the North Park Community Church Lawn activity center. About 2,000 people showed up for the early Sunday Streets event downtown. See 

Great to see Keystone Café on West 5th Avenue open again after it closed in July. The storied Keystone has been a local landmark since 1979.

Free kosher wine tasting in honor of the Jewish New Year will begin at 3 pm Sunday, Sept. 21, at Market of Choice on 29th Avenue. The tasting is being put on by the local nonprofit Jewish Events Willamette-valley (JEW). “Our goal is to share with the community how far kosher wine has come from the days of just sweet Concord grape wine,” says Shmuel Shalom Cohen, executive director of JEW.

Disaster preparedness training for Lane County residents is being offered from 6 to 8 pm Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Emergency Services Training Facility at 1704 W. 2nd Ave. in Eugene. RSVP to 682-5860 or email

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