• Western author brings Fireside Stories
    As the long winter nights set in, it is time again for the popular Fireside Stories Evenings sponsored by Three Sisters Historical Society, beginning Wednesday, November 20, with the return of award-winning Western author and storyteller Rick Steber.
  • Artist in residence offers free talk
    Anna Ialeggio, who is the current Artist in Residence at Pine Meadow Ranch, will give a free talk and invite conversation about her process and her art on Thursday, November 21, at 5:30 p.m. at Studio 6000 in Sun Ranch in Sisters Industrial Park.
  • Author to explore life decision at event
    Should a person become a parent? More specifically, should a woman become a mom? Such questions weren’t always asked in earlier generations; people simply had kids. No longer taken for granted, these decisions inform the twists and turns of a contemporary life path.
  • A fundraiser self-defense class for the Rich Hummel family will be held Saturday, November 16 at 10 a.m., at Sweat PNW, 392 W. Main Ave.
  • Celebrate community through song
    Do you belt out songs in the shower, your car, or out on the trail? Or do you never sing because your fourth-grade teacher said you couldn’t carry a tune? Maybe you are a very experienced singer and/or musician looking for other voices.
  • How the moth became a butterfly — maybe
    It is said that millions of years ago the buckeye on Bela Chladek’s nose was a moth. Bela’s not cross-eyed today, and the buckeyes are also still with us.I’ve created this story for students who are looking forward to college and taking the time to look at this Earth in more detail. I’ve met a lot of them in Central Oregon and I hope many of these bright kids are already into higher education. But just in case…
  • The Lady Outlaws pulled it together after a tough first-round loss against Philomath, and won their next two matches for a fourth-place finish in state playoffs. The state tournament was held on Friday and Saturday, November 8-9 in Forest Grove. Valley Catholic took first place honors, Sweet Home was runner-up and Philomath took third.
  • When you hear the term “healthcare” what comes to mind? Does the term mean services provided by doctors and dentists, medical response by the fire department, air ambulance service, hospitals, urgent care, mobile medical vans, mental-health services, substance abuse treatment, support groups, or perhaps some other service or provider?
  • Honoring veteran Bob Grooney
    Bob and Claudia Grooney were enjoying a quiet afternoon at home last Saturday, November 9, when about 15 people trooped into their house with a special gift. The 90-year-old Grooney is healing from a leg fracture that occurred in September.
  • Sisters salutes…
    Sisters Habitat for Humanity said thank you to US Bank for the big check that will help Habitat finish up a home built in partnership with the Liken’s family. “It is community partners like you that make it happen!” they said.
  • Breakfast brings veterans together at elementary school
    Veterans and their families munched on bagels, donuts, fruit, and hard-boiled eggs in local-farm hues of green, blue, and brown. Many wore military gear, or jackets and caps celebrating their service, labeled with the branch in which they served. 
  • Sisters Fire crew travels across the pond
    Sisters-Camp Sherman RFPD EMT firefighters Pat Burke and Damon Frutos just returned from an exchange program with Hampshire County Fire and Rescue in southern England.
  • Smoldering burn piles ignite small fire
    A neighbor in the Crossroads subdivision a few miles west of Sisters noticed smoke rising from debris near a house on Graham Court last Sunday morning. As the fire began to consume a fence, he reported the fire to Tim Craig, deputy chief of Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District. 
  • A final salute to those who answered the call
    One of the most sacred obligations undertaken by Hospice of Redmond is honoring military veterans in their last days.

    The population of aging veterans is growing, and Hospice Veterans Outreach Coordinator Maureen Krebs notes that “generally, about one-third of our patients are veterans.”
  • Sisters celebrates one of its icons
    George Sproat’s family invited the community to come to Takoda’s last Friday night to celebrate his 90th birthday with a surprise party. It was standing room only as young and old alike gathered to offer Sproat warm birthday wishes.
  • Demand is up at Kiwanis Food Bank
    Sisters Kiwanis Food Bank is vital to the food security of a significant segment of Sisters’ population. As the food bank moves into its busiest season, demand for its services is outpacing its funding.
  • The frost was on the pumpkin in a serious way in October. According to preliminary data received by NOAA’s National Weather Service in Pendleton, temperatures at Sisters averaged much colder than normal during the month just past.
  • The Deschutes National Forest will host two open houses in November for the public to learn more about the proposed special recreation permit fee structure for the limited-entry system, which will be implemented next year in the Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Washington, and Three Sisters wilderness areas.

    The public comment period for the proposed special recreation permit fee began on October 9 and will end on November 25.
  • Enjoy Central Oregon’s wildlife safely
    Central Oregon is full of wonderful wilderness areas and has some of the most spectacular hiking areas in the country.
  • The Deschutes Land Trust presented Central Oregonians with volunteer awards at its annual open house on October 24. Pat Green and David Miller were honored as Volunteers of the Year.
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