• Cascades East Transit has begun offering free curb-to-curb accessible shopping trips from Sisters to Bend and back every Thursday.
  • Linda Cline takes the helm at C4C
    Citizens4Community (C4C) recently hired their first paid staff member, Executive Director Linda Cline. The hiring came with the help of a grant from the Ford Family Foundation. Cline was selected from among 21 applicants for the position and began work on January 4.
  • After more than a decade of false starts, broadband internet service is coming to Camp Sherman via Sureline Broadband in Madras.
  • Since the reimposition of business closures and restrictions due to a surge in COVID-19 cases in November, a groundswell of resistance has developed among business owners, local politicians and activists.
  • The recession accompanying the current COVID-19 pandemic here in Central Oregon is unusual in a number of ways, according to Damon Runberg, regional economist for the Oregon Employment Department.
  • Blazin Saddles’ annual bicycle donation drive has seen extraordinary participation — and the Sisters bike shop is seeking people to benefit from the community’s generosity.
  • The 31.56-acre parcel of USDA Forest Service land located off of Highway 20 in Sisters recently sold for $2,818,244. Brokers Robert Raimondi, CCIM and Graham Dent, partner with Compass Commercial Real Estate Services represented the Forest Service in the deal. The Forest Service sold the property to finance the construction of a new ranger station building on the parcel they will retain at the intersection of Highway 20 and South Pine Street.
  • Supporting Sisters eateries in tough winter
    Sisters restaurants and eateries are facing unprecedented challenges this winter. Strict state-mandated restrictions imposed in an effort to slow a spike in COVID-19 cases are threatening those businesses’ ability to operate — and potentially their ability to survive the season. Let's Eat is on the streets to help support Sisters' culinary culture.
  • Three Sisters Floral has moved
    Three Sisters Floral has a new location at 243 N. Elm in Sisters — formerly The Porch restaurant. 
  • Jeff Tryens, Seed to Table Board Chair wrote:
  • Martolli’s has new owners
    Jennifer and Kelly Brock have recently taken the reins as new owners of Martolli’s of Sisters Authentic Hand-Tossed Pizza. Martolli’s was born when Mark Hedford and Brad Martell opened their doors in Sisters offering pizza by the slice in 2002. The popular pizza parlor has continued its commitment to the traditional perfected recipes and fresh ingredients since its inception.
  • Seeking opportunity for Central Oregon youth
    After witnessing the phone footage of George Floyd’s death at the hands of a Minnesota police officer in May, Riccardo Waites knew his days of being a couch-activist were over. Along with activism to bring attention to systemic racism, he’s bringing equity and equality to people of color by opening doors into businesses and work environments that often don’t include Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC).
  • New Mid Oregon Credit Union branch opens
    Mid Oregon Credit Union has opened a new branch building in Sisters. Located off Highway 20 at 650 N. Arrowleaf Trail (next to McDonald’s), this full-service branch offers drive-up lanes with ATM and video teller services, as well as a wide array of loan and transaction services inside. It will also include a self-serve coin machine.
  • Staying in business amid pandemic
    Two weeks ago, Governor Kate Brown announced the most extensive set of restrictions since the March Stay-at-Home order, in order to combat a surge in COVID-19 cases in Oregon. Some businesses closed — like restaurants, bars, and gyms — and gatherings are limited to no more than six people. Grocery and retail stores are open but capped at 75 percent of normal occupancy.
  • HolyCow helps children internationally
    What began as a desire for Sisters residents Jared and Crystal Vogt to feed their family healthier food turned into a mission to help children overseas.
  • New Sisters Depot to open soon
    Talk about bravery. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, two Portland area entrepreneurs took a leap of faith and purchased The Depot Café, a Sisters fixture on Cascade Avenue, which shuttered last January with then owners placing the building for sale. A restaurateur would be the logical choice for a new occupant, given the existence of its kitchen, but with the food and beverage industry taking a massive hit from the pandemic it looked like the building would sit empty for a lengthy period.
  • Smokehouse hosts Festival of Trees
    Sisters Meat and Smokehouse is the Sisters location for one of the trees featured in the Hospice of Redmond Festival of Trees.
  • Nugget to publish dining guide for winter
    We’re all being encouraged to stay close to home for the holidays and through the winter this year. To make it easy to round up the ingredients you need to cook at home, find options for takeout and delivery, locate menus or contact information for your favorite restaurant, The Nugget presents Let’s Eat Close to Home: your winter guide to groceries, dining, take-out & delivery, a handy reference guide you can keep at-the-ready all winter long to make it easy to shop and dine local. 
  • Blazin Saddles seeks bike donations
    Each year, Blazin Saddles asks the community to donate bikes in decent-or-better condition to gift to community members during the Christmas season. 
  • Blue Stone Retirement brings peace of mind
    Blue Stone Retirement recently moved their offices from Bend to Sisters. They are offering retirement-planning services and support. President and Founder Nick Stahl says his Central Oregon clients are enjoying the beautiful views along the highway when they come to the new Sisters office on Hood Avenue. 
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