• Quilters present gift to Sisters history museum
    This past October, the Sisters History Museum hosted a collaborative exhibit of quilts created by members of local quilting guilds in honor of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment on August 18, 1920.
  • Artists are invited to share their finest work in the virtual My Own Two Hands (MOTH) fundraiser art auction is scheduled for May 10-15. 
  • Remember the days when we strolled the citywide Fourth Friday Art Walks from gallery to gallery, our eyes open to art that moved conversations between artists and friends? Until we can do that again, the Sisters Arts Association (SAA) is finding ways to keep our community connected. See for yourself at their annual members’ meeting on Tuesday, January 26. 
  • SHE Project raises funds for victims of domestic violence
    The SHE Project, 52 pieces of art for sale, returns this month to the art wall at Good Day Café in Sisters to raise funds for Saving Grace, a Central Oregon organization that provides services for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors. 
  • Sisters artist creates ‘Pandemic Portraits’
    When the world went into lockdown in mid-March 2020, people — when they did venture out of their homes — could be seen wearing masks of various kinds. The masks caught the eye of Sisters artist Paul Alan Bennett.
  • Doc Ryan serves up new music
    For Central Oregon guitarist-singer-songwriter and orthopedic surgeon Michael “Doc” Ryan, it’s American Roots music, pure and simple. 
  • The Sisters Arts Association (SAA) is holding its annual member meeting via Zoom on Tuesday, January 26 at 10 a.m. 
  • Sisters Dance Academy Hosts Virtual Show
    The Sisters Dance Academy (SDA) has had its fair share of difficulties while coping with state-mandated shutdowns during COVID-19. The first shutdown the dance academy faced was in March when the concerns over the spread of COVID-19 were growing rapidly. The studio quickly made adjustments to be able to host their classes online to try to preserve their students and program.
  • Sisters Folk Festival (SFF) has announced a new session of winter programming to expand virtual education outreach programs for adults and youth during COVID-19.
  • The Sisters Middle and High School Choirs wish Sisters a happy holiday season — and they want to be a part of it. 
  • Tandy featured in 2020 photo book
    Grant Tandy, formerly of Sisters and now living in Bend, is the manager at the Worthy Brewing Company “Hopservatory” in Bend. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hopservatory has not been able to run as usual, so Tandy has been honing his astrophotography and nature photography skills.
  • Sisters Rodeo is looking to make a comeback in June 2021. Tickets are now on sale for “The Biggest Little Show in the World.”
  • Sisters writer launches history podcast
    A new podcast is exploring frontier history across three centuries and several continents. Jim Cornelius, editor in chief of The Nugget and author of “Warriors of the Wildlands: True Tales of the Frontier Partisans,” recently launched The Frontier Partisans Podcast.
  • For the love of history
    Long-time Sisters resident David Banks remembers a day long ago when he rode down Cascade Avenue on the back of a Triumph motorcycle on his way to the B Bar B tavern.
  • Young writers from Crook, Deschutes, Harney, Jefferson and Lake counties are now invited to submit essays exploring desert landscapes to the High Desert Museum’s Waterston Student Essay Competition.
  • The Sisters Folk Festival Winter JAM (Journey/Adventure/Music) Auction and Fundraiser wrapped up last Saturday with a raffle for an Ed Gerhard Signature model Breedlove guitar and an M. David mandolin. David Cautley was the lucky winner of the guitar, and Bonita Whitler took home the hand-crafted mandolin.
  • Newcomer made contributions to site
    Wrenna Rose is creative by trade and by passion. She was an instrumental contributor to the new community website, Sisters Country Community Connects, as a project coordinator and designer of the logo and brand of the site (see related story). 
  • Christmas: Christian or cultural?
    Christmas is the sacred day on which Christians celebrate the birthday of the Lord Jesus Christ. Christmas is also a cultural celebration of love, family, giving, good cheer, eating and all things winter. The mixed ownership of this holiday can create some confusion and disagreement in the Christian church and in the wider culture.
  • Sisters remembers a stellar artist
    The year 2020 has been a year of loss in the folk and country music communities. Iconic artists like John Prine, Billy Joe Shaver, Jerry Jeff Walker, Charlie Daniels, Justin Townes Earle and others have gone up the trail — some at the end of a long ride and others far too soon.
  • Whether or not you’ve already seen award-winning documentary “The Biggest Little Farm,” there is a great opportunity to take an evening reconnecting with the beauty of nature and experiencing what “feels like fresh air for the soul,” as described by Peter DeBruge in a Variety review of the film.
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