Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Crossword Puzzle Answers 1/28/15

Posted By on Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 9:00 AM

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Random Presents Website Announces New Shows at the Tower: Rodrigo y Gabriella and Neko Case

Posted By on Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 12:34 PM

Check this out!
We were snooping on Random Present's website today and found two new show confirmations!

Rodrigo y Gabriella on Sat., March 21 & Neko Case, Sun., April 12!


Here's what both acts sound like if you're not familiar. Well done Random! We can't wait to see these shows! 

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Doobie Brothers Announced at LSA

Posted By on Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 10:31 AM

The Les Schwab Amphitheater has announced a second show for the 2015 concert season: 

The Doobie Brothers
Tue., June 16

Too bad the concert will take place just two weeks before pot is legal in Oregon. 
Last week, the venue announced that it will host "Weird Al" Yankovic on Fri., Sept. 4. 
More at as the venue announces the rest of the lineup. 

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Dispatches from Sundance/Slamdance

Posted By on Sun, Jan 25, 2015 at 9:16 AM

BendFilm is reporting from this week's Sundance/Slamdance Film Festival, which is one of the premier festival of the year, often predicting some of the best films for the coming year - and, who knows, perhaps recruiting some to come to Bend's Film Festival.  Keep up-to-date with their dispatches.

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Friday, January 23, 2015

TGIF: What to do #inBend 1/23-1/25

Posted By on Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 3:11 PM

It's Friday again! Instead of something terrible like THIS this weekend, try one of try one of these fun things instead! 

friday 23
Doc Ryan & Wyches Creek

MUSIC—Distant trains and harmonica notes. Blues with a slight drawl in the lyrics. Rockers in cowboy hats. Local favorites Doc Ryan & Wyches Creek drive forward their songs with stripped down blues guitar chords, hand clapping and good nature. 8 pm. Volcanic Theater, 70 SW Century. $5.

  • Photo courtesy of GSN
saturday 24
Know Art: Natalie Fletcher

BODY ART—Last fall, local alternative artist Natalie Fletcher competed and won the first ever body painting reality televisions show, “Skin Wars.” With her affinity for camouflage painting, making models disappear into their surroundings with careful detail and color matching, Fletcher’s creativity is what won her the television title. See her body of work. 2 pm. Deschutes Public Library, 601 NW Wall St. Free.

saturday 24
Cherry Poppin' Daddies

MUSIC—After a last minute cancellation by Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, (he is busy recording an album with the legendary Neil Young), Bend Surgery Center Foundation found a pretty excellent replacement for its annual student scholarship fundraiser. The Cherry Poppin' Daddies are a mix of swing, ska and big band best known for the 1997 pop hit "Zoot Suit Riot." 6:30 pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St. $39-$49.

  • Photo courtesy of Cascade Theatrical Company

sunday 25
The Glass Menagerie

THEATER—Tennessee Williams’ southern-gothic styling pours on the humanity of responsibility and desperation to be independent through the lens of Tom Wingfield. If you don’t remember reading this one in school, it’s a doozy. A classic play about dramatically shifting economic circumstances, growing up, and a bookshelf full of tiny glass animals. BONUS: The fella playing Tom in this rendition of the play is very attractive. 2 pm. Cascade Theatrical Company, 148 Northwest Greenwood Ave. $20. 
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Local Mono-Skier Ravi Drugan Wins Bronze at Winter X-Games in Aspen

Posted By on Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 2:42 PM

  • Oregon Adaptive Sports
Local mono-skier Ravi Drugan took third place in the monoski-cross at the Winter X-Games in Aspen. A Mt. Bachelor season pass holder and sponsored athlete of Oregon Adaptive Sports, Drugan became a double amputee after being hit by a train in 2004 at the age of 15. OAS helped him learn to ski again, and he hasn't looked back.

“I’ve been with them (OAS) since my first day skiing about six years ago. They’re awesome and it’s great support to have them here with me and great to grow with the organization," Drugan told ESPN.

This was Drugan's third time competing at the X-Games. Before the competition, he spoke with the Source:

"At first," Drugan says, "I did not think skiing on one ski was gonna be easy or even much fun." Though, he adds, "But I kept a open mind."

By noon that day, Drugan was hooked. He explains, "After lunch, my dad and I went to the top of Hoodoo and I was skiing black diamonds with my dad; just me and him the rest of the day till last chair."

Read more about his path to the X-Games
in this week's issue of the Source.

And check out this video interview with Drugan following the race.

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Another One Bites the Dust: Anheuser-Busch InBev Acquires Seattle's Elysian Brewing

Posted By on Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 10:46 AM

Big Beer is hungry. And it just gobbled up another Pacific Northwest craft brewery. According to New School Beer, Anheuser-Busch InBev has purchased Seattle's Elysian Brewing, as well as its brew pubs in Seattle. The international beverage company announced its acquisition of Bend-based 10 Barrel Brewing in November

Here's the official press release:

Anheuser-Busch today announced it has agreed to purchase Elysian Brewing Company, based in Seattle, Washington. For nearly 20 years, Elysian has brewed an award-winning portfolio of beers, including Immortal IPA and some of the industry’s most innovative and sophisticated brands.

“For two decades, we’ve welcomed guests into our brewpubs and served them creative and impeccably crafted beers,” said Joe Bisacca, Elysian ‎CEO and co-founder, who will continue with Elysian along with his partners, Dick Cantwell and David Buhler. “After a lot of hard work, we’ve grown from one Seattle brewpub to four pub locations and a production brewery. With the support of Anheuser-Busch, we will build on past successes and share our beers with more beer lovers moving forward.”

Dick Cantwell, Elysian co-founder and Head Brewer added, “Throughout our journey we’ve been focused on brewing a portfolio of both classic and groundbreaking beers and supporting innovation and camaraderie in the beer industry through collaboration and experimentation. By joining with Anheuser-Busch we’ll be able to take the next steps to bring that energy and commitment to a larger audience.”

Elysian sold more than 50,000 barrels of beer in 2014, with Immortal IPA accounting for more than a quarter of the company’s total volume.

“Elysian’s story includes everything we look for in a partner,” said Andy Goeler, CEO, Craft, Anheuser-Busch. “The team has spent their careers brewing distinctive beers in the thriving West Coast beer community and building unique venues that celebrate beer. As the fastest growing brewer in Washington, their recipe is working. Elysian’s brands are an important addition to our high-end beer portfolio, and we look forward to working together.”

In addition to the Seattle Airport Way brewery, the acquisition includes the company’s four Seattle brewpubs, Elysian Capitol Hill, Elysian Tangletown, Elysian Fields and Elysian BAR.

Anheuser-Busch’s purchase of Elysian is expected to close by the end of the first quarter of 2015. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

What's your take on the sale?
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Thursday, January 22, 2015

What's Love Got to Do with It? The 2015 Lust List (and Love Notes)

Posted By on Thu, Jan 22, 2015 at 2:44 PM

'Tis the season. Valentine's Day is just around the corner, so gird your loins and prepare for an onslaught of lovey-dovey nonsense. Whether you like it red hot, rosy warm, or gothic black, there's no harm in putting a little love in your heart.

For the feisty among you, we present the 2015 Lust List

It's the barista with a double shot of hot. The Mt. Bachelor employee who gives you chills. The brewer that puts a hop in your step. These are the hottest guys and gals in our midst and, once a year, we like to honor them with a shout out in the Source's Lust List.

But we can't do it without your help. Nominate Bend's hotties for all our categories. Share the love, get your friends to vote too!

Only one nomination per person (either male or female), per category, please. Want to nominate yourself? No problem, but you can only vote once so don't waste your selfie. Voting closes on Tuesday, Feb. 3 at 11:59 pm.

Take the Survey!

For all the saps out there, we're also accepting Love Notes

Send us your love notes and we will print them in our Valentine’s week issue.

Here’s the deal:

• 140 characters or fewer
• More Jane Austen than “50 Shades of Grey”
• Our favorites will a win an exciting and possibly romantic prize!

Submit your heartfelt confessions to
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Survey: Bendites Like the Outdoors, Worry About Transportation

Posted By on Thu, Jan 22, 2015 at 9:02 AM

  • DHM Research
On the whole, Bend residents are happy with their quality of life, according to a 2015 survey conducted by DHM Research. The results of the survey, which polled 400 Bendites by cell phone and landline, were presented during a work session at last night's City Council meeting. They revealed a general upward trend in many major indicators (livability, economic opportunities and confidence in City government) and provided a window into the concerns, perceptions and habits.

An impressive 90 percent rated Bend as an excellent (62 percent) or good (28 percent) place to live.  And the reasons why are hardly surprising. More than 90 percent explained that they like living in Bend for reasons related to the outdoors, the environment, and recreation. 

"Bend is the gold standard for communities in Oregon. People live here because they want to live here," explained James Kendall, the DHM associate who presented the information.

Still, despite the generally rosy outlook, there areas residents would like to see improvements made. Most of those concerns were related to transportation. Traffic congestion and the condition of roads were high on the list of concerns. Overall, when it came to transportation issues, 47 percent of the responses concerned issues affecting travel by car. The top two transportation issues respondents felt the City should address were road infrastructure (26 percent) and traffic congestion (17 percent). Though fewer were concerned with multi-modal transit (bus system, biking, and walking), 24 percent cited some type of public transportation issue as their top priority. Only 6 percent of voters offered bike-friendly lanes as a primary concern.

These numbers are not surprising in light of the transportation habits revealed. The vast majority of those surveyed travel primarily by car, often alone. In fact, the ration of auto vs. non-auto travel has shifted even more in favor of cars (and solo trips) since the last survey two years prior. A whopping 93 percent of those surveyed typically drive. And walking (3 percent) beat out bicycling (2 percent) and taking the bus (2 percent).


Other highlights (or lowlights):
- 47 percent rate the condition of Bend's roads as poor or very poor. The other half (50 percent) say they are good. And 2 percent of those surveyed rated Bend's roads "excellent" (they probably don't get out much)
- 54 percent are very or somewhat concerned about their ability to meet their basic needs. This is particularly true of respondents living in NE Bend and renters. 
- 50 percent said they get most of their information from newspapers. TV came in close second at 49 percent.
- 39 percent are concerned or very concerned about vacation rentals, but 59 percent have little or no concern about the hot button issue. Not surprisingly, those living in NW Bend are more likely to be concerned.
- 56 percent say that repairing sidewalks should be a priority over the next 10 years. That's an increase of 17 percent over 2013.

Speaking of the future, Bend residents are split on whether it will get better, worse, or stay the same. Kendall says that's pretty typical. Why? Because it reflects perspectives on growth. Most residents attribute their optimism, pessimism or ambivalence on growth.

"This is pretty typical. You have members of almost every community who move there for a reason and when things change they don’t like it," Kendall explained. "And others who see as progress.”

Read the full survey report here and share your thoughts in the comments. Are the results surprising?
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Crossword Puzzle Answers 1/21/15

Posted By on Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 11:00 AM

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

"Weird Al" Yankovic Announced at LSA

Posted By on Tue, Jan 20, 2015 at 9:45 AM

It's official. Les Schwab Amphitheater has announced that musical parody-master, "Weird Al" Yankovic, will make a stop in Bend on September 4, 2015. 

Yankovic has announced dates for the massive "Mandatory Fun" tour starting in May. 
We can't wait to singalong with his greatest hits, "Fat," (parody of "Bad" by Michael Jackson), "Amish Paradise," (parody of "Gangsta's Paradise" by Coolio) and "Word Crimes," (parody of  "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke)! 

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Tell Us How You Really Feel: Electing Bend's Mayor

Posted By on Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 1:52 PM

As you may or may not know, Bend's mayor is not elected by voters, but rather appointed by his or her fellow city councilors. We'll be exploring the question of how we elect the Mayor in the upcoming issue, but in the meantime, we want to know: What do you think? Are you content with the current system, or would you like to have some say?

Take the poll below and give us your reasoning in the comments.

And while we're at it, if you could vote, who would you vote for?

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