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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Current News
Food drive to boost Kiwanis program
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Starting Wednesday, October 24, and running till Thanksgiving, The Nugget will be conducting a food drive in support of the Sisters Kiwanis Food Bank.
Beware of aggressive deer
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
It's an increasingly common story in Sisters - and across North America: Urban deer populations that have become accustomed to human presence can sometimes turn aggressive.

Last week, a local resident contacted The Nugget to report that a small dog was attacked by a big doe near the Tamarack Apartments at the north end of town.
Nancy Connolly will serve another term on Sisters City Council
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Current Council President Nancy Connolly is stepping up to serve another term on the Council. She, like the other two candidates for open positions, is running unopposed.
Esterman seeks second term
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Richard Esterman was elected to a two-year term on the Sisters City Council in 2016. This November, he is seeking reelection to his seat. Like all three candidates for council, he is running unopposed.
Business
Planners propose short-term rental regulations
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Tighter restrictions on the location and operation of short-term rentals in Sisters made it through the Sisters Planning Commission last week.
Rules ready for council if voters OK marijuana
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
It only took the Planning Commission a few minutes to adopt Resolution 2018-07, recommending the City Council adopt Development Code text amendments (TA#18-02) establishing new land-use regulations for retail sale, producing, growing, processing, wholesaling, research, and testing of marijuana and related amendments to definition and use tables.
The people behind The Nugget ... Lisa may
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Lisa May knew she had some big shoes to fill when she took her new position at The Nugget. For 18 years, Teresa Mahnken had been the first person folks saw as they came into the newspaper office, and she managed the office with a sure and steady hand. The public and the staff alike loved her.
Sisters living facility changes hands
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
A new agency is taking over the reins at A Home To Share (AHTS), a local coop residence that was established about three years ago to offer accommodations for Sisters residents with developmental disabilities.
Arts & Entertainment
Actor wins performance accolades
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Nathan Woodworth of Sisters drew accolades from L.A. Times theater critic Daryl H. Miller for a "riveting" performance in the Actors' Gang's presentation of "Johnny Got His Gun."

The theater company's artistic director is renowned actor Tim Robbins, who directs the play.
Former resident co-stars in TV show
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
A premier of a fall TV show featuring a former Sisters resident is being shown at the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire Hall community room.
New exhibit explores work of 'desert artist'
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
In a small ghost town nestled at the edge of the vast landscape of Oregon's Alvord Desert near Steens Mountain, artist John Simpkins has turned a one-room schoolhouse into a working studio. For the past seven years, Simpkins, with only his dog for company, has lived and painted in the schoolhouse, one of the few buildings still standing in Andrews - a town that was home to a mere 150 people during its prime at the turn of the century.

Simpkins moved there after living and creating for many years in Sisters.
Summoning the 'fiddle horde'
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Melissa Stolasz loves the fiddle.

She took the instrument up as an adult and has become a kind of Johnny Appleseed of fiddle-playing since, launching programs to teach fiddle to young people and older folks alike. Now she's getting set to launch a fiddle class through Sisters Park & Recreation District - and she's looking for fiddles to help the class get its start.
Civil War Reenactment in Camp Sherman 5-19-2018
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Education
Schools
Starry Nights to return to Sisters
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
The Sisters Starry Nights Benefit Concert Series returns with "An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt" on Tuesday, January 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Sisters High School Auditorium.

These two musical legends, longtime friends and frequent collaborators, will join forces for a performance where they alternate songs from their respective careers. Their distinctive voices, compelling storytelling and witty wordplay will be memorable in this intimate format.
Whispers from the past...
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Recently, the members of the Three Sisters Historical Society board were treated to a day spent exploring the former Edgington Ranch located south of town, with descendants of Ellis and Ellen Edgington.

The ranch is a lovely parcel of land consisting of pine forests, open meadows, and spectacular mountain views. What makes it special is the abundance of vegetation normally seen on the west side of the Cascades - towering Douglas fir trees, a large spring-fed pond surrounded by lush green plants, grasses, and dense stands of horsetail reeds.
Workshop to reach 'Across the Divide'
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
In the spirit of election season, Citizens4Community is sponsoring an "Across the Divide" workshop on Tuesday, October 30, 4 to 8:30 p.m. at City Hall. They are currently recruiting 12-15 people who identify politically as Red (conservative) and 12-15 who identify as Blue (liberal).
Hawk Watch on Green Ridge
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
A golden eagle is just one of the 214 raptors Steve Small and Carol Cwiklinski spotted last week during the three days they spent on Green Ridge helping the East Cascades Audubon Society conduct their 14th seasonal Hawk Watch.
Sports & Recreation
Outlaws wrap league play with win
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
The Lady Outlaws recorded a 3-4 loss at home to Stayton on Tuesday, October 16, in a tremendous battle against the No. 6-ranked Eagles. Two days later, Sisters defeated the Huskies 3-1 on the road at Sweet Home in their final league game of the season.
Outlaws post soccer win
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
The Outlaws have struggled with injury and illness all season long, but rallied to post a 5-0 home victory over the visiting Sweet Home Huskies on Thursday, October 18. Two days earlier they fell 0-4 on the road in a battle against Stayton.
Lady Outlaws dethroned as league volleyball champs
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
The Lady Outlaws have dominated league play and have claimed the league title for the past nine years. This year the giant fell as league foe Sweet Home unseated the Outlaws and claimed the league title - a feat they haven't been able to accomplish since 1998.
Outlaws primed for district meet
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
The Sisters Outlaws cross-country teams expect a competitive battle at the Oregon West District Championships this week. Based on performances at the Country Fair Classic at Richardson Park last Wednesday, they are ready.

Elmira High School hosted the meet on the shores of Fern Ridge Reservoir.
Health
Medicare enrollment opens
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
The 2019 Medicare enrollment period began on Monday, October 15, and runs through December 7.
Healthy kitchen essentials
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Eating well requires some assembly, but it need not be tedious or frustrating. A savvy kitchen helps create easy and delicious healthy meals, thanks to time-saving tools and techniques.
The gift of letting go - moving toward simplicity
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
The intersection between our emotional state and physical surroundings is clear. With a society that thrives on consumerism and being inundated with digital information (i.e. my personal inbox with about 3,000 emails), we can frequently find ourselves feeling overwhelmed, distracted, and overstimulated.
Healthy comfort foods for fall
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
What comfort foods do you turn to when you're curled up on the couch on a cold evening?













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