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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 5/30/2023

 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

 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


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

 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

 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

 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

 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

 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

 By T. Lee Brown    News

Winter solstice walk scheduled

Enjoy a silent meditation walk with others in your community, celebrating the longest night of the year on December 21. Sisters Community Labyrinth will begin its annual Winter Solstice Labyr... — Updated 12/14/2022

 By T. Lee Brown    News

Iconic winter performance returns to Community Hall

A person can count on traditions in Camp Sherman. In summer, anglers will fly-fish on the Metolius. Newcomers will get lost driving around the Forest Service tracts. Camp Sherman Store will... — Updated 12/13/2022

 By T. Lee Brown    News

Politics doesn’t always suck

On Saturday, I met the adorable Gizmo, a yellow lab puppy. He’d brought his humans Jennifer and Doug down to Eurosports for a last-minute gathering of political candidates. I hoped to meet... — Updated 11/1/2022

 By T. Lee Brown    News

Household items to be repaired free of charge

Whether you bury it in the garage or send it to the landfill, chances are you’ve run into a broken household object recently. Many folks don’t know what else to do with it. “We throw aw... — Updated 10/18/2022

 By T. Lee Brown    News

Farmers Market to close season

Locally grown tomatoes. Green veggies. Berries, peaches, and fragrant flowers. Eggs, meat, baked goods, handcrafts, and artisanal foods. Crops vary from week to week, but Sisters Farmers... — Updated 9/28/2022

 By T. Lee Brown    News

Harmony Farm Sanctuary offers hope and help in Sisters

At Harmony Farm Sanctuary, rescued animals enjoy each other’s company. They eat good food and receive loving care from human beings. As with people, the effects of neglect and abuse can be... — Updated 9/20/2022

 By T. Lee Brown    News

Animal lovers gather for ‘Fur on Fir’

Folks in Sisters sure love dogs. And cats. Not to mention bunnies, horses, pigs, and wolves. Our fine furry friends will be celebrated Sunday, September 25, at “Fur on Fir,” a special... — Updated 9/20/2022

 By T. Lee Brown    News

We can be heroes

The other day I talked with a young friend about something bad he did a few years ago as a teenager. The crime was never prosecuted, but it hurt someone. Sometimes my young friend has been... — Updated 9/14/2022

 By T. Lee Brown    News

Harvest season comes to Market

Sisters Country has just four weeks left to enjoy its local farmers market. The bounty of harvest season brings a rainbow of fresh produce to Sisters Farmers Market. Bright, luscious... — Updated 9/6/2022

 By T. Lee Brown    News

Starshine offers new programs and locations

It started in 2019. Jennie Sharp, local educator and mom, thought that the kids of Sisters Country should have more access to hands-on theater experience. Local schools offered some programmi... — Updated 8/24/2022

 By T. Lee Brown    News

Elders inspire campers

Young artists from a creativity camp performed original songs, read poetry, and showed their paintings at Sisters Art Works last Friday. But this camp had a special twist: the kids also creat... — Updated 8/23/2022

 By T. Lee Brown    News

Starshine Circus takes the stage at Suttle Lodge

It’s just before showtime. In blue bat wings and a feather mask, 5-year-old Olive Van Buren gets ready for her circus act with Marley Menasco, who wears a white ensemble with tiara and... — Updated 8/16/2022

 By T. Lee Brown    News

Kids learn about wildlife at SFM

Seattle, a young visitor from Utah, and her twin sister Ellie enjoyed Sisters Farmers Market last Sunday. Ellie liked “the music and the dogs” best. The most delicious part of... — Updated 8/10/2022

 By T. Lee Brown    News

Prizes await in Sisters Farmers Market raffle

Time is running out to buy tickets for the August raffle at Sisters Farmers Market. The winning tickets will be drawn during the market at Fir Street Park this Sunday, August 14. Purchase tic... — Updated 8/9/2022

 By T. Lee Brown    News

When minds took flight

Writing workshops are an important phenomenon to writers and culture nerds. We hear about how [insert name of writer here] got their start at [insert name of workshop here]. It’s like... — Updated 7/26/2022

 By T. Lee Brown    News

Gabrial Sweyn to play Sisters Farmers Market on Sunday

Local musician Gabrial Sweyn will bring his evocative folk, country, and blues inflected music to Sisters Farmers Market this Sunday, July 10. The show begins at 11 a.m. at Fir Street Park... — Updated 7/5/2022


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