Thursday, May 2, 2013

Running Form Clinic Tonight—With Real Professionals

Posted By on Thu, May 2, 2013 at 8:00 AM

How to run efficiently.
  • How to run efficiently.

Remember when we wrote about Jay Dicharry and his fancy treadmill, the one that cost more than my house and measures impact forces in 3D? He's giving a talk tonight at Rebound Physical Therapy (the Westside Clinic, 1160 SW Simpson) and will be joined by local running legends Max King and Stephanie Howe. It's from 7 to 9pm tonight and it's free! There's even beer and snacks!

Dicharry tests shoes for major brands, like Brooks and Merrell and ran the SPEED Performance Clinic at the University of Virginia before moving here last year. He holds a master's degree in physical therapy, is a sports clinical specialist and knows more about the biomechanics of running than most anyone.
Basically, he's the man. Learn how to be a faster runner, with less effort.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

It's Over!

Posted By on Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 5:51 PM


Dredging Mirror Pond won't come cheap. Which means it might not come at all.

Today, during the Mirror Pond Management Board Meeting, we learned there's 380,000 cubic yards of silt (affectionately referred to as "goo" or "warm Jell-O") in the bottom of the man-made lake near downtown Bend. At $30-$50 per yard of silt removed (the quoted cost) a full dredge of the pond would cost $11-18 million!!!!!!!!!!

Since there's no funding mechanism for the silt-filled pond yet in place, a capital campaign miiiiiiiiight prove difficult. Oh, and it'd only last for about 50 years. By the time our kids are George Clooney's age, they'll be, once again, trying to figure out what to do with the silt in the bottom of Mirror Pond.

Luckily, other solutions were also floated. Four of the eight options included dam removal or partial dam removal. One was a "do-nothing" solution and the other three involved some sort of dredging and/or sediment relocation. Project Manager Jim Figurski said clear options would be available for public viewing in June.

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The Sawyers! Sentenced!

Posted By on Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 5:45 PM

Finally. Locals Tami Sawyer and her husband Kevin have gotten their just deserts. The two were sentenced in federal court today for defrauding about 30 investors out of over $6 million during Bend's housing boom. She got nine years in prison, he two.

KTVZ captures the Sawyers departing federal court in Eugene today.
  • KTVZ captures the Sawyer's departing federal court in Eugene today.

See KTVZ's report on the sentencing here.

The saga of Tami and Kevin has been a wild one, at times involving death, tales of inappropriate sexual behavior, accusations of unethical practices on the part of police and the DA, and just pure meanness. For a full account, just punch "Tami Sawyer" into The Bulletin's search engine. You'll get over 100 entries.

We had our own experience with Tami's sparkling personality during the trial of rapist Thomas Bray.

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Arrested Development Returns or Another Excuse for a Party

Posted By on Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 2:16 PM

This Sunday marks one of the most irrelevant drinking holidays of all time, Cinco de Mayo. The fifth is not, as many Americans think, the Mexican Independence Day, but it does offer an excuse for frat boys everywhere to slam Cuervo and Coronas.

Delicious Tequila aside, Cinco de Drinko is pretty pointless, so why not celebrate something that really matters: the return of one of our favorite canceled television shows, "Arrested Development."

Promo posters for the 2013 Arrested Development.
  • Promo posters for the 2013 "Arrested Development."

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Sherpas vs. Climbers: World’s Highest Altitude Brawl

Posted By on Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 9:56 AM

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Ever since the 1996 Mt. Everest disaster, chronicled in Jon Krakauer's "Into Thin Air," it's become clear that the world's highest mountain needs a break. Too many people on the same route has led to excessive trash, dangerous climbing conditions and a general disrespect of local Sherpa culture, experts say. But lately Everest is seeing even more attempts by Westerners, not less, thanks to expensive "luxury expeditions," which cater to those who can pay exorbitant guiding costs.

This weekend, tempers flared when a group of tired Sherpas perceived an air of disrespect from three experienced, professional solo climbers: Italian Simone Moro, Swiss Ueli Steck, and Briton Jonathan Griffith.

From The Telegraph:

The climbers descended the slopes to Camp 2 where a “mob” of 100 Sherpas kicked them and pelted them with rocks, they said. They “owed their lives” to a small group of Western climbers at the camp who “acted as a buffer between the out of control mob and the climbers”. Later however they were warned “if they weren't gone in one hour that they would all be killed”.

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Brickhouse is the Reason To Go Downtown Tonight

Posted By on Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 3:52 PM

It's Friday and the weather is uhh-may-zing. Good reasons to go out tonight. But here's the best one—there's a pretty solid rumor going around that Brickhouse will open tonight in the old Firehall. Though we couldn't confirm in person, the restaurant's voicemail message says it's happening. New lounge menu plus the best steaks in town according to Bend Source readers.

Oscar filet at Brickhouse, now located downtown at the old Firehall, 5 NW Minnesota Ave.
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  • Oscar filet at Brickhouse, now located downtown at the old Firehall, 5 NW Minnesota Ave.

Have you had an Oscar filet with Dungeness crab at Brickhouse, because it's it's a singular experience in Bend. Wait, that's right, Caldera Grille does have that benedict with the Dungeness crab and the beef medallions, but we're pretty sure it's just not quite the same.
This change likely means that the former location of the Bend Brickhouse, at 803 SW Industrial Way will no longer be open. Stay tuned for future issues of the Source for all the details.
If you want to avoid what will likely be a scene at Brickhouse, we recommend trotting just a block up Lava Road to The Jackelope Grill. The outdoor courtyard there opens for the season tonight and it's another lovely spot to spend a warm spring evening.

5 NW Minnesota Ave.

Jackelope Grill
750 NW Lava Rd., #139

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Weekend Roundup 4/26-4/28

Posted By on Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 2:50 PM

It's beautiful outside! FINALLY! Here are some great ways to enjoy the weekend and the weather.
Friday 26

James Apollo and the Sweet Unknown
8 p.m. The Belfry 302 Main St. (Sisters) $5-$10.

Yep, this band is named after whatever this dragon thing is.
  • Yep, King Ghidora is named after whatever this dragon thing is.

King Ghidora
Death metal. The Religious Rite and Kronk Men open. 21+. 8 p.m.
The Horned Hand 507 NW Colorado Ave.

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

BendFilm Makes Top 50 List

Posted By on Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 2:53 PM just named BendFilm in the top 50 best bang for your buck film festivals in the world.


The decade old festival takes place every fall in downtown Bend. Last year, flicks were shown at the Tower, McMenamins, 2nd St. Theater, Tin Pan and in the Old Mill.

It may not be SXSW or Sundance, but we've got a gem here for movie makers and film goers alike.

The accolade is presented from the perspective of filmmakers, who spend thousands of dollars submitting their art to festivals, which can be especially rough on small independent film budget.

BendFilm will host a fundraiser for the festival tonight at Desperado with members of BendFilm's Inde Women project and an opportunity to renew 2013 BendFilm membership. 10 percent of any purchase will go to BendFilm. —404 NE Norton Ave.

Here is what Movie Maker had to say about BendFilm:

BendFilm Festival
Bend, OR;
Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Bend has stayed committed to the ideal that, at a film fest, the moviemaker is king—and should be treated as such. The fest offers a range of generous cash awards, including a $5,000 grand prize for Best in Show, as well as $500 cash prizes in six other categories. One of the most coveted awards is Best Narrative Feature, the winner of which receives a Panavision camera package worth $60,000.

See the full list of winners here.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Bombadil Tonight!

Posted By on Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 12:25 PM

Like "Lord of the Rings?" So does Durham, North Carolina band Bombadil, sort of.

The band's name comes from the mysterious musical Tom Bombadil, a shadowy fringe character called "the oldest and the fatherless" in J.R.R. Tolkien's popular fantasy epics. Granted, like many LOTR film fans, no one in the band has read the books, but sufficed to say, they have some nerdy friends who suggested the name.

Bombadil dances on the ceiling, but they sound nothing like Lionel Richie.
  • Photo by Liz Devine.
  • Bombadil dances on the ceiling, but they sound nothing like Lionel Richie.

The folk-rock foursome tell elaborate, well-crafted stories with elusive themes, the personalities of instruments, the colors of songs, and other similar whimsical variations. Many of the songs sound sad, but are beautiful, bubbling with a country twang and abstract lyrics that serve as the stitching between the multi-insturmentalist members.

They will be joining indie favorites Dr. Dog and Dawes this weekend in Portland at the Crystal Ballroom, but tonight, they're right here in Bend. Here's a little preview of what you can expect, plus three other bandmates.

Best of all, IT'S FREE.

McMenamins Old St. Francis, 700 NW Bond St. 7 p.m.

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Prescribed Burn near Horse Butte

Posted By on Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 7:43 AM

As they say there is always a photo to be had. So when my wife almost jumped out of her skin yesterday when suddenly dark smoke clouds appear right next to our house I did what I always do. I grabbed my camera.

Living in the American West makes you jumpy when you hear, smell or see fire. The arid deserts here notoriously fire prone. This one turned out to be a prescribed fire with happy firefighters running all over the place. They were happy for once to start a fire instead of always fighting one.

While they were doing their work I shot some photos with my SLR using a 70-200mm lens. The colors in the smoke and the combination of smoke, fire and the yellow firefighter outfit made my day. All it took for this photo were 10 minutes and I was back at my computer working on...of course more images.

More images.

Prescribed Burn near Horse Butte

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Bite of Bend Music Lineup

Posted By on Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 1:40 PM

Music, food, drinks, sunshine—whats not to like?
  • Music, food, drinks, sunshine—what's not to like?

The eleventh annual Bite of Bend food festival is back, June 29 and 30—but it involves much more than delicious small plates and top-flight chefs. There's a 5K Beer Run, cocktail competition, Farm-to-Fork food events and an impressive lineup of live music. See y'all there.

11am — Boxcar Stringband
Noon — Matt Baker Comedy Stunt Show
1pm — Franchot Tone
2:30pm — Tortune
4pm - Matt Baker Comedy Stunt Show
5pm — Tony Smiley
6:30pm — Mosley Wotta
8:30pm — Hot Buttered Rum

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Foodie Crawl 2013

Posted By on Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 12:03 PM

The 2nd Foodie Crawl, progressive dinner/pub crawl will showcase some of Bend's most delicious restaurants this Saturday.
Buy your tickets here $65-95.

2012 Foodie Crawl

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