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 By Sue Stafford    News 

Building Blocks: connecting the Sisters community

Once a month, there is a gathering of Sisters residents who are known as Community Builders to share with each other news of what they, their nonprofits, businesses, startups, and interest... — Updated 5/21/2024 Full story

 
 By Sue Stafford    News

Marking a century at The Lodge

Margaret Helen Fine, tagged "June Bug" at an early age by her father because she never lit for very long, has been known for all her adult life as June Phillips, after marrying her husband Bi... — Updated 5/16/2024 Full story

 
 By Sue Stafford    Education

Helping youth deal with grief

The loss of a loved one is never easy, but for a child the trauma can create feelings of confusion, overwhelming sadness, loss of control, anger, guilt, and abandonment. Most children,... — Updated 5/14/2024 Full story

 
 By Sue Stafford    Business

Sisters lodger receives national award

For a number of years, FivePine Lodge has received some kind of national award from Tripadvisor, but this year they hit it out of the park. They were named number three in the country for... — Updated 5/7/2024 Full story

 
 By Sue Stafford    Extra

Celebrity chef returns to Central Oregon

Celebrity chef and restaurateur Brian Malarkey, who grew up on a ranch in Tumalo, and went on to create over 15 successful restaurant concepts in various cities, is returning to Central... — Updated 5/2/2024

 
 By Sue Stafford    News

Marking Arbor Day in a tree city

"While most holidays celebrate something that has already happened and is worth remembering, Arbor Day represents a hope for the future. The simple act of planting a tree represents a belief... — Updated 4/30/2024 Full story

 
 By Sue Stafford    Education

Banners honor Sisters Class of 2024

This year's high school graduating seniors who live in Sisters Country are being recognized and celebrated with individual photo banners hanging on lamp posts along all of Cascade Avenue and... — Updated 4/30/2024 Full story

 
 By Sue Stafford    A & E

Singing brings community together at The Belfry

The songs of Elton John, Rod Stewart, and John Lennon filled The Belfry on Saturday night, April 13, as more than 125 singers gathered to be entertained and to participate in Sing Your Heart... — Updated 4/23/2024 Full story

 
 By Sue Stafford    News

USFS showcases new headquarters

If all goes according to schedule, the new 13,342 square foot headquarters building for the Sisters Ranger District will open to the public in January 2025. This according to Ian Reid,... — Updated 4/16/2024 Full story

 
 By Sue Stafford    Business

Sisters woman makes a difference

In the 11 years Shannon Rackowski and her husband Joseph have lived in Sisters, Shannon has touched hundreds of lives with one, if not more, of her gifts. Looking at Rackowski, it is... — Updated 4/16/2024 Full story

 
 By Sue Stafford    Business

Sisters women contribute to local nonprofit

More than 70 Sisters women gathered last week with open hearts - and open checkbooks - to provide $7,500 to Harmony Farm Sanctuary which provides rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption of... — Updated 4/2/2024 Full story

 
 By Sue Stafford    News

Protecting the Sisters community

A drug overdose. A suicide attempt. Patients in cardiac arrest and not breathing. Two calls in February 2023, only three days apart - and two lives saved through professional care, quick thin... — Updated 3/26/2024 Full story

 
 By Sue Stafford    Business

Therapist opens new office in Sisters

Nick Sundstrom's favorite client to work with is someone willing to explore and be curious about their thoughts, emotions, and history. He has worked with adults, teens, couples, and families... — Updated 3/26/2024 Full story

 
 By Sue Stafford    News

Sisters names new fire chief

Chief Tony Prior of Kenai, Alaska rose to the top of the candidate pool following interviews with the five semi-finalists to replace retiring fire chief Roger Johnson. Following background... — Updated 3/12/2024 Full story

 
 By Sue Stafford    News

Community meets fire chief candidates

The Ski Inn Taphouse was full of community members and fire staff who gathered last Sunday evening to meet the five semi-final candidates for Sisters fire chief, one of whom will replace... — Updated 3/5/2024 Full story

 
 By Sue Stafford    Extra

The transformative power of the outdoors

Oregon Adaptive Sports (OAS) volunteers Mark and Bunny Thompson, who live in Tollgate, came to Sisters in 2001, after traveling seven years over 40,000 miles on their sailboat, sailing from... — Updated 2/20/2024

 
 By Sue Stafford    Business

Lake Creek Lodge creates new dining experience

Amidst the quiet of winter among the pines, something exciting is building at Lake Creek Lodge in Camp Sherman. Workers have been busy for months making upgrades and creating new spaces... — Updated 2/20/2024 Full story

 
 By Sue Stafford    Business

Explore Sisters website goes live

The long-awaited website for the Sisters’ Destination Management Organization (DMO), Explore Sisters, went live last week at www.exploresisters.com. Now being winter, the introductory photogr... — Updated 1/30/2024 Full story

 
 By Sue Stafford    Opinion

Illness provides time for introspection

The raindrops form tidy concentric circles in the puddles they are forming on the ice-crusted snow covering my back deck this morning. The branches above are coated with a thin layer of ice.... — Updated 1/23/2024 Full story

 
 By Sue Stafford    Education

Residents can learn about creek

Whychus Creek runs 41 miles down off the Cascade glaciers, right through Sisters, and joins up with the Deschutes River as it flows to the Columbia. Over the past two decades, the creek has... — Updated 1/9/2024 Full story

 
 By Sue Stafford    Opinion

Sisters cares

Sisters has been my home for 20 years. I love living here, surrounded by the beauty of Mother Nature and all her critters. I never tire of gazing up at Faith, Hope, and Charity, especially... — Updated 12/12/2023 Full story

 
 By Sue Stafford    Business

YouthBuild helps Sisters farm - and vice versa

Harmony Farm animal sanctuary relies on volunteers for help caring for the rescued farm animals in their care. Heart of Oregon Corps YouthBuild students visit the farm on a regular basis to... — Updated 12/12/2023 Full story

 
 By Sue Stafford    Business

C4C names executive director

Kellen Klein was chosen as the new full-time executive director of Citizens4Community (C4C) as of mid-November. He has been serving as the interim director for the past five-and-a-half... — Updated 12/5/2023 Full story

 
 By Sue Stafford    Extra

Four decades of serving Sisters

Dr. Bonnie Malone, longtime Sisters chiropractor, is retiring and closing her clinic as of November 27, 2023. For 42-1/2 years in Sisters, Malone has been deeply engaged in the life of the... — Updated 11/9/2023

 
 By Sue Stafford    News

Four decades of serving Sisters

Dr. Bonnie Malone, longtime Sisters chiropractor, is retiring and closing her clinic as of November 27. For over 42 years in Sisters, Malone has been deeply engaged in the life of the... — Updated 11/9/2023 Full story

 

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