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 By T. Lee Brown    Opinion 

Dark Mornings

When I was a little girl, I watched my older brother trudge up our driveway in the black of night. My mom was making breakfast; my brother carried a flashlight. Peering up over the kitchen... — Updated 2/27/2024 Full story

 By T. Lee Brown    News 

Winter Carnival lit up skies over Hoodoo

It's nighttime at Hoodoo ski area. Intrepid skiers and snowboarders make their way down lighted runs, their silhouettes flittering against a white snow backdrop. Music blasts from speakers.... — Updated 2/27/2024 Full story

 By T. Lee Brown    Opinion

9 Ways to Gain Media Coverage

“How do I get featured in the media?” It’s a question I hear a lot. Business owners, nonprofits, event producers, entrepreneurs, artists: they all ask. The answers reflect my... — Updated 2/20/2024 Full story

 By T. Lee Brown    Opinion

A gift for the imagination

What if kids could read and focus? Hey, it happens! Magazines for kids, youth, and children of all ages bring them inspiration and knowledge. Reading on paper helps people develop a level of... — Updated 12/12/2023 Full story

 By T. Lee Brown    News

Solstice labyrinth gathering celebrates peace and light

A small fire. Cups of steaming hot cocoa. Walking together in silent meditation, contemplating the idea of peace. It’s the little things that help people through the darkest time of the... — Updated 12/12/2023 Full story

 By T. Lee Brown    Opinion

Reading the good stuff

Back in the day, the average person did not have access to the Internet. Back in the day, if you wanted to read about someone else's experience of life, observe beautiful photography-or... — Updated 12/5/2023 Full story

 By T. Lee Brown    Business

Locals gather for Fika Fest

Remy Klein, a kindergartner at Pine Siskin Waldorf school in Sisters, enjoyed Fika Fest last Saturday along with her younger sister. The event featured a raffle and crafts, together with arti... — Updated 10/31/2023 Full story

 By T. Lee Brown    Opinion

Rata-tat-tat, rata-tat like that

You may have read articles recently implying that hunters own the entire forest this time of year because they paid for a hunting permit. You may have gotten the impression that the responsib... — Updated 10/31/2023 Full story

 By T. Lee Brown    Business

Community gathered for harvest dinner

Farmers and founders, longtime friends and new acquaintances, all gathered together Saturday to celebrate Seed to Table's 10th Anniversary at the Fall Harvest Dinner. Clear skies and mellow... — Updated 9/12/2023 Full story

 By T. Lee Brown    Business

Outages impact Farmers Market

Two visitors met up with friends at Fir Street Park last Sunday, aiming for Sisters Farmers Market. "Our phones are down!" cried one young woman. "Oh my God!" responded another. A small... — Updated 8/1/2023 Full story

 By T. Lee Brown    Education

Farmer-educators connect kids with food and learning

"I love it," said Programs Director Hannah Joseph on a sunny day at Seed to Table farm. Peacocks shrilled and Highland cattle mooed. She and Farm Manager Jenn Gardner sought shade after an... — Updated 7/31/2023 Full story

 By T. Lee Brown    A & E

Creative kids sprout on The Barn's outdoor stage

Voices, guitars, banjos, bass, mandolins, and kazoos rang out from the outdoor stage at The Barn on Friday afternoon as kids in grades five through nine showed their talent. The public... — Updated 7/18/2023 Full story

 By T. Lee Brown    A & E

Central Oregon vocalists take the stage for Ladies of Summer

Ladies of Summer brought an array of vocalists from around Central Oregon to the outside patio of Sisters Saloon on Saturday. Presented by Silent Echo Theater Company, the evening's bill of... — Updated 7/18/2023 Full story

 By T. Lee Brown    Education

Students learn hands-on at farm

On a recent day at Seed to Table's farm in Sisters, long-haired Highland cattle ambled through their pasture. The sun shone brightly. The shrieking of peacocks pealed over the landscape.... — Updated 7/4/2023 Full story

 By T. Lee Brown    Education

Team Greens explores plants, farming, and nomming

Students gathered in a circle with educator and Programs Director Hannah Joseph at Seed to Table farm. Around the circle, each child announced their name and a vegetable. "My name is Lachlan,... — Updated 7/4/2023 Full story

 By T. Lee Brown    News

Sisters in Sisters celebrates one-year anniversary

Sisters in Sisters celebrated its one-year anniversary with food and drinks at The Barn on Thursday, during Pride Month. The monthly meetup offers a casual gathering space for LGBTQIA+ folks... — Updated 6/20/2023 Full story

 By T. Lee Brown    Business

Bauman lands dream job at Sisters Farmers Market

Managers of Sisters Farmers Market have run the gamut over the years - farmers, a chef, and a registered nurse. Each brought passion and hard work to the position. This year, the Market's par... — Updated 6/6/2023 Full story

 By T. Lee Brown    A & E

Local playwrights, actors featured

What is a one-act play, exactly? Any theater piece with no interruptions, undivided into multiple acts, fits the definition. Some might assume an evening of one-act plays would feature two pl... — Updated 5/16/2023 Full story

 By T. Lee Brown    A & E

May Market debuts at Pole Creek Ranch

Most folks know the Pole Creek Ranch barn as part of the stellar view from Highway 242 across from the middle school. Last Friday, it became the debut location for the May Market. Outside,... — Updated 5/16/2023 Full story


Kids turn out in force for SPRD Carnival

Good weather and a wide variety of activities brought hundreds of locals to Sisters Parks & Recreation District's (SPRD) Kids Carnival last Saturday. Dancing, bicycle safety, face... — Updated 5/5/2023 Full story

 By T. Lee Brown    News

A city of the people, for the people

As the City of Sisters ramps up to select our next city manager, I think back to the days before I was an Official Newspaper Columnist™ for The Nugget. I’d lived here about a year... — Updated 3/28/2023 Full story

 By T. Lee Brown    News

Local school program launches careers and memories

Back in the 1980s and ’90s, Nate Turner lived in Camp Sherman, near Lake Creek Lodge. Little did he know that his elementary school experience was unusual compared to that of most young... — Updated 3/14/2023 Full story

 By T. Lee Brown    News

Ski & Ride program celebrates 50th anniversary

Pink balloons, history installations, and delicious snacks awaited guests at the 50th anniversary party for Black Butte School’s Ski & Ride program at Hoodoo Ski Bowl last Friday. Some had... — Updated 3/14/2023 Full story

 By T. Lee Brown    News

March for Hope helps kids dream big

The town’s third March for Hope took place on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Students and their siblings, accompanied by a handful of adults and dogs, walked down the town’s main... — Updated 1/24/2023 Full story

 By T. Lee Brown    News

Ditch the halls with boughs of folly

As a kid, I spent a lot of time watching people get their vehicles out of ditches. I learned the sticky value of mud, the slick potential of black ice, and the inevitable off-road sliding... — Updated 12/20/2022 Full story


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