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Monday, July 16, 2018
SPRD director resigns
Todd Garrett, who was hired as executive director for Sisters Park & Recreation District (SPRD) in April, has resigned.

The resignation is officially effective on July 27, but Garrett will be on administrative leave as of end-of-business Friday, July 13.

SPRD has cancelled several events in recent weeks and two employees have resigned their positions since Garrett's arrival. SPRD expects to make an announcement regarding whether the luau scheduled for August 9 will go forward as scheduled.



Friday, July 13, 2018

Current News
City Manager to leave Sisters
Thursday, July 12, 2018
City Manager Brant Kucera announced today that has accepted a position as the City Administrator in Ashland, Wisconsin, population 8,200.
Cougar and bear visit Sisters
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Quilters are not the only ones visiting Sisters this summer. Several reports indicate that our local apex predators have been dropping by, in and around town.

According to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) there are more than 6,000 cougars, aka mountain lion, and 25,000 to 30,000 black bear running loose throughout Oregon.
Timeline uncertain on transfer of preserve
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Plans to transfer Wildhaven Preserve north of Sisters from The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to the U.S. Forest Service are still operative - but the timeline has become less immediate.
Vandals ransack house in Sisters
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Some time during the July 3 through July 7 period, vandals broke into and ransacked the white house on the eastern edge of Sisters, just beyond the FivePine campus. The house was the bunkhouse for the Lazy Z Ranch.
Business
Cordoni takes the reins at Cascade Sotheby's
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Patty Cordoni is the new branch manager and principal broker at Cascade Sotheby's International Realty in Sisters.
The people behind The Nugget... Craig Rullman
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Craig Rullman has a varied curriculum vitae: buckaroo in the Nevada Outback, United States Marine, and law enforcement officer. Through it all, though, he's always been a writer.
Gypsy Wind clothing opens in Sisters
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Since 2008, Janet Kronemeyer, a native Oregonian, has enjoyed owning a retail clothing store that originated in Cottage Grove. But when the travel bug hit her, she and her husband, Tony, moved to Kona, Hawaii, and opened a new shop there.

They had no clue at the time that they would pack up the clothing store several times - like gypsies in the wind - before settling down in Sisters.

"We live up to the name 'Gypsy Wind Clothing,' since we've had stores in Hawaii, Mexico, Arizona and Oregon," Kronemeyer said.
The people behind The Nugget...Rongi Yost
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
High school sports are integral to the fabric of any small town - and the Sisters Outlaws are definitely woven deeply into the Sisters community. And for the past 16 years, those sports programs have been the beat of Rongi Yost.
Arts & Entertainment
Featured artist finds comfort in quilts
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Sisters resident and 2018 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show featured quilter Liz Weeks has fond memories of the crazy quilted robes pieced together by her grandmother over 50 years ago. All those free-flowing shapes were made from scraps of fabric that were left over after her grandmother sewed ballet costumes for nieces and maybe a tie or two of her husband's - or just any remnant fabric that was available.
Sisters to host rhythm and song gathering
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
The Sisters community is invited to gather at Village Green Park on Thursday, July 19, 5:30 to 8 p.m., to create rhythm and song together, meet new and old friends, and share a free dinner.
MIX Quilts depict Japanese Garden
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
If you've ever been to Portland's Japanese Garden, this year's MIX (Materials in the Extreme) Quilt Exhibit will evoke fond memories of tea gardens, luscious greenery, sparkling water features, and peaceful fishponds.
Sisters artist's book is on the street
Friday, July 6, 2018
Dennis McGregor's new book, "You Stole My Name," was born out of a serendipitous accident.

"I had some free time and I just wanted to paint something fun," McGregor recalled.
Civil War Reenactment in Camp Sherman 5-19-2018
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Education
Schools
Sisters science teacher honored
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Retired neurology professor and founder of the Sisters Science Club Bob Collins decided it was past time to give Sisters High School science teacher Rima Givot a big pat on the back for her work with the students of Sisters High School.

He also wanted to acknowledge her own scholastic achievements and the way she has stimulated an interest in science throughout the community.
Historical Society gets 'cooties'
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Michael Pennington of Sisters has donated memorabilia belonging to the late Mel Basin of Sisters to the Three Sisters Historical Society to be part of their veterans collection. Lance Trowbridge of the local VFW made the presentation.

Basin was a member of the Military Order of the Cootie (MOC), a nonprofit veterans service organization. Members are officers and leadership of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and membership is recognition of outstanding service to the VFW and its programs.
Kiwanis awards grant to Cummins
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Sisters Kiwanis awards grants to Sisters-area adults who are seeking a career change or wish to enhance career opportunities. This program, known as the Kiwanis Career Opportunity Fund (COF) assists adults (25 or older) who are financially unable to return to school or retrain for a career change. Since its inception, the fund has awarded more than $60,000 in assistance to help Sisters-area residents reach their educational dreams.
D.I.Y. nature expedition-in your own backyard
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
A lucky group of juniors will make it into the high school's lauded IEE (Interdisciplinary Environmental Expedition) program. The rest of us can create our own small expeditions close to home.
Sports & Recreation
Athlete making a mark on state scene
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Brody Anderson started his first year of track in the 8th grade, running for Sisters Middle School through Sisters Park & Recreation District. He ran well his first year and enjoyed the new sport he was participating in. By the end of the year he was running well enough to secure a third place in the district championships in the 100 meters and placed first overall in the 200 meters. He then went to the middle school state championships where he placed third overall in the 200 meters.
Young Sisters wrestlers shine in long season
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
It takes a lot of dedication to become a champion club wrestler. The training is tough, and the long season of strenuous competition is a grind. And you hardly ever get to eat ice cream.
Bow hunters on safari at Hoodoo
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
African animals scattered on ski slopes and bow hunters riding chair lifts is not what you'd expect to see at Hoodoo, unless it's time for the North American Longbow Safari, which returned to Sisters Country July 7 and 8. The event was last hosted here in 2014.
Whychus Creek Trail system suffering user abuse
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
I was disheartened to learn from Gary Guttormsen that various portions of the relatively new Whychus Creek Trail system are already suffering from user abuse. Guttormsen is the trails coordinator for the Sisters Trails Alliance (STA) and spends a great deal of his time volunteering to help keep the local trail systems in top shape. Foremost among his concerns were horrendous amounts of trailside dog poop and outright vandalism.
Health
Stay cool, Sisters
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
The mercury is rising, and temperatures are pushing into the 90-plus-degree range. Summer is in swing and a little heat ought not slow our active population down. Heat exhaustion, dehydration, and the discomfort of physical activity in the heat can, so read on and avoid being waylaid this season.
Sisters-based charity helps World's Children
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
From an office on Hood Avenue in Sisters, World's Children reaches out across the globe to offer a helping hand to some of the world's neediest children.

World's Children was founded in 1965. David and Jean Purviance took over its operation in 2009 and moved it from Corvallis to Sisters last year.
Suicide prevention is in the local and national spotlight
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
High-profile suicides in the news recently, along with the death of a 21-year-old locally, have brought the topic to the forefront, leaving many care professionals pushing to find ways to further prevent people from taking their own lives. Mental-health professionals have been joined by other groups, including schools and universities, health providers and other organizations, to help identify those at risk and guide them toward quality care.
Live until I die
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
"The afternoon of life is just as full of meaning as the morning; only, its meaning and purpose are different."

~ Carl Jung ~

No news here. People are living longer and the number of older people continues to grow. People are saying that 70 is the new 60 as retirees remain active and engaged.













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