• Las Cafeteras conducts workshop for families
    Prior to their energetic performance at the first concert of the Sisters Folk Festival Winter Concert Series on Wednesday, January 15, the musical group Las Cafeteras spent about an hour conducting an interactive workshop focused on the support of Latino families in the Sisters School District. 
  • Saving the Dark film was a hit in Sisters, encore showing on tap
    Finding a parking space in the vicinity of the Sisters Movie House last Wednesday evening, January 15, was a more difficult task than normal for a weeknight. A likely reason for this was, besides the usual number of mid-week moviegoers, others from the Central Oregon region converged in Sisters to view a special movie about how to preserve our dark skies. And it was free of charge.
  • As library services change and evolve in Central Oregon, the Deschutes Public Library Board has requested that the “Friends” groups that support the Library transition their support to the Deschutes Public Library Foundation. 
  • Sisters painter transforms dreams into works of art
    Some people keep track of their dreams by writing them down on paper the minute they wake. But local artist Megan Phallon transforms her dreams into artwork.
  • In 1916, voters established Deschutes County in a break from Crook County and Prineville to better control their own destinies. Among the accomplishments of the young County was the foundation of the Deschutes County Library system in January 1920, with 3,488 books in circulation and 1,252 cardholders by the end of that first year. 
  • Sisters history and art on display
    It’s not the New Hampshire Primary, or even the Iowa Caucus, but voters in Sisters Country are heading to the little ballot box in the Sisters Library. Voting ends on Friday, January 24. The results will determine this year’s People’s Choice Awards at the library’s Annual Art Exhibit, sponsored by the Friends of Sisters Library.
  • Habitat announces contest winners
    The winners are in for Sisters Habitat for Humanity’s 13th Annual Gingerbread Trail fundraiser. Twenty-one local businesses participated in this confectionary competition this year.
  • Drum workshop will empower locals
    “Sisters is a community that appreciates traditional folk arts,” said Maesie Speer, programs director of Caldera Arts Center near Suttle Lake.
  • Sisters filmmaker documents rise of hemp
    Hemp. It’s everywhere in Central Oregon. The crop that many Founding Fathers grew more than 200 years ago is suddenly a booming agricultural industry in Sisters Country.
  • Sisters singer signs Nashville deal
    Sisters singer and songwriter Rhonda Funk has been signed to the Pure Music record label for a two-year deal effective January 1. Funk, who moved from Sisters to Nashville in 2018, has been awaiting a deal for many years during her musical journey.
  • The Waterston Desert Writing Prize 2020 is now open for submissions. Applicants must submit online through April 1.
  • Sisters Folk Festival (SFF) has completed the purchase of the Sisters Art Works building and has begun renovations and upgrades in anticipation of the final stage of phase one of the Connected by Creativity Capital Campaign.
  • Author to describe timber history
    Timber and railroads were what built and supported Central Oregon in the early 20th century. Local historian Steve Lent, of the Bowman Museum in Prineville, will bring that time alive with his photographic presentation of “The Rise of the Timber Industry in Central Oregon” on Tuesday, January 21, 7 p.m., at the Three Sisters Historical Society Fireside Stories Evening at FivePine Conference Center.
  • People’s Choice voting open at show
    The Sisters Library Annual Exhibit, sponsored by the Friends of Sisters Library, is now open. Local art lovers can stop in during library hours and vote for their favorite pieces. The People’s Choice awards are a beloved feature of the annual event, and the winners will be announced at a reception on Friday, January 24. 
  • It’s a Beatles vs. Stones throwdown at Tower Theatre
    The debate over the relative greatness of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones has been going on ever since they first crossed paths on the charts 54 years ago. The argument at the time, and one that still persists, was that the Beatles were a pop group and the Stones were a rock band: the boys next door vs. the bad boys of rock. So who’s better?
  • Winter concert to feature Las Cafeteras
    American-Chicano band Las Cafeteras has taken the music scene by storm with infectious live performances and music that spans many borders and genres. Las Cafeteras will be returning to Sisters on Wednesday, January 15 in the first installment of the Sisters Folk Festival Winter Concert Series.
  • Festival offers songwriting retreat
    Sisters Folk Festival will host Sisters Songworks: An Intimate Writing Retreat, this spring. Registration for the limited slots is underway.
  • Sisters woman pursuing her music
    Megan Ellsworth has been singing and playing guitar since she was a little girl running around the woods of Camp Sherman. Ellsworth, a Sisters High School graduate, class of 2016, is entering her last semester of college at the University of Colorado in Denver. 
  • Sustainability at events is a rising issue within the United States because of the high volume of people concentrated in one area, each one producing waste and plastic at a high volume in a short amount of time. 
  • Winter play packs house at Black Butte School
    Black Butte School (BBS) students revealed the history of the Hodag and how it came to Hoodoo Ski Area in a stage production at Camp Sherman Community Hall on Thursday.
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