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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Rundown for the Box Factory Celebration

Posted By on Tue, May 31, 2016 at 4:00 PM

Celebrate 100 Years of Box Factory and 3 Years of Atlas Cider Company June 3-4
Box Factory Block Party! Live Music, Ferris Wheel & Zipper, Exhibits, Family Fun

Box Factory is proud to present its 100-Year Anniversary Celebration and Atlas Cider Company’s 3-Year Anniversary with a Block Party June 3-4! Live music, a ferris wheel, a zipper, food carts, and special offers and experiences from Box Factory businesses, plus tons of family fun.

Box Factory and Atlas Cider Company’s Anniversary Celebration Block Party
Celebrate Box Factory’s 100-Year Anniversary and Atlas Cider’s 3-Year Anniversary
Friday, June 3 11am-10pm
Saturday, June 4 11am-10pm
at Box Factory, 550 Industrial Way

Live Music Schedule
Friday June 3
6-8pm Natt Red
8-10pm Corner Gospel Explosion

Saturday, June 4
6-8pm B Side Brass Band
8-10pm Meekoh

Several Box Factory businesses will also participate in the Block Party, showcasing the local flavor of the 32+ businesses at Box Factory’s core.

Atelier 6000: Hands-on printing press demonstrations. Celebrate Box Factory’s history and make a Box Factory gift card as a free souvenir. Atelier 6000 will also be pressing historic Box Factory photos, in partnership with the Deschutes Historical Society. Great for kids and families to learn about the building’s history and the press process!

Recharge: Free 5-10 minute massages in the parking lot! Plus free Kombucha samples and try out their compression therapy chairs.

Yoga Lab: Free yoga classes to celebrate! Two free-of-charge classes will be held, one on Friday at 4:30pm and one on Saturday at 12pm.

Oregon Natural Desert Association: Staff on hand to showcase the abundant Oregon desert adventures.

Immersion Brewing: Visit their newly opened space and enjoy an abbreviated restaurant menu Friday-Saturday, plus Immersion Brewing beer on tap, cocktails and wine. Enter a raffle to win a free Brew-It-Yourself session for up to four people!

Area Rug Connection: 20% off for Area Rug Connection’s 20th Anniversary! 2,000 rugs in stock, from travels all over the world. Styles 2X3 to 12X15, 500 8X10’s. Visit the store for a free prayer scarf and enter your name in a raffle for prayer flags!

Stand up Paddle: Stand Up Paddle Bend will be kicking off its Father's Day Sale with BIG savings on SUP boards, paddles and accessories. Some boards up to $200 off. Great deals on KIALOA paddles. If you've been thinking about buying a board or paddle, now is the time. Experts on hand to discuss the latest gear in SUP and new Whitewater Park River Surfboards. Safety is our top concern and we want to make sure everybody gets a good introduction in how to safely enjoy our new park. If you want to have fun on the water this summer, check out Stand Up Paddle Bend.


About Box Factory
Box Factory is Bend’s new up and coming destination in the Mill Quarter neighborhood. Formerly known as the Old Mill Marketplace, the building was acquired by Killian Pacific in July 2013 and has since been restored using historic preservation standards and techniques. One of Bend’s two original box factories built during the early 20th century logging boom and part of the Brooks-Scanlon mill complex, the newly restored Box Factory is now the only box factory building remaining in Bend and celebrates its 100th year standing in June 2016.

Today the Box Factory houses a growing collection of more than 32 locally owned Bend businesses including Atlas Cider Company, Immersion Brewing, Picky Bars, The Gear Fix, Webcyclery, Atelier 6000, The Brown Owl, Jewel Images and more.

The Box Factory is located at 550 SW Industrial Way in Bend, Ore. For more information about the Box Factory please visit www.bendboxfactory.com
Rides, brews, foods, and fun? What's your excuse for not going? - ATLAS CIDER CO.
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Haters Gonna Hate, Lovers Gonna Love.

Posted By on Tue, May 31, 2016 at 2:07 PM

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There is a pretty interesting piece over at Birth Movies Death about the death of pop culture fandom. Author Devin Faraci makes some excellent points about the consumers attempting to take control of the creative process by heaping giant piles of hate (via social media) on writers, artists, filmmakers, etc. 

Recently, there was a twist in the newest Captain America comic that sets up Steve Rogers as not only a Hydra agent, but a secret one for almost his entire life. We have no idea what the arc of this story is or where it is going, but fandom has decided that the writer is a nazi and that he has undone 60 years of what has made Captain America great. It's a bold and controversial character choice to be sure, but isn't that what we want from comic books nowadays? An actual attempt at a story comic collectors haven't seen before?

What I found the most interesting was that writer Nick Spencer and Marvel executive editor Tom Brevoort have started receiving death threats over the matter. Over stories being told about fictional comic book characters. Here's one Brevoort received via Tumblr:

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"As a Former Active Duty US Marine and a Disabled Veteran, I want you to know that when I joined the Marines back in 95’ I did so under a strict Code of Ethics. Truth, Honor and Justice. This Code was inspired by Steve Rogers. I knew I could never be the person he was, I just wasn’t mentally built for it, but it gave me something to strive for. Yes, the Character of Steve Rogers AKA Captain America is a fictional one, but it is also one that emboydies what the Idea Human Being, not just American should strive to be. Steve Rogers never claimed to be perfect, but he tried his best every day to do the right thing no matter what.

For the last 21 years I have modeled my own Moral Code after the belief that I would NEVER tell a Lie, No matter the consequences. There is no such thing as “a little white lie”. My Honesty, and My Honor was everything to me. It kept me from becoming the Monster that I could have easily become. Thanks to your idiocy and disregard for what an American Symbol stood for, you have made it “OK” to disregard those Ideals. It apperantly is ok to Lie, Cheat, Steal and Murder, because Fuck It, who cares right? Steve Rogers aka Captain American has been doing it for 75 YEARS.

Fine, congradulations, you have made the last 21 years of my life and the Code I lived by, the hardships I endured because I refused to sacrifice that Code MEANINGLESS. You have disgraced what Joe Simon and Jack Kirby had the character stand for. The whole point of that Character was to showcase the potential of what human beings could be. Dispite the Odds stacked against them.

So, thanks to you two I will be throwing away my Moral Code, and become The Monster, that people feared I might become, that I myself feared I would become. I will use every resource at my disposal, every avenue that I can to locate and track you down. I WILL find you eventually, and I WILL kill you in the most painful way possible that I can think of. The ONLY way to stop me is to have me killed. But hey, that should be a walk in the park for you right? I mean I am just one disgruntled Marine, what is one more life compared to the MILLIONS of LIVES you just dismissed by making Captain America a Hydra Agent ALL ALONG. NOTHING and I mean NOTHING you say will erase what you have done, HYDRA was ALWAYS SYNOMOUS with NAZIS. You CANNOT seperate the two. So enjoy your “Fame” while you are able to still draw breath. It’s just a matter of time before I find you."


This could be a serious threat or someone who has taken trolling to an entirely new level. Regardless, this is a staggering amount of care and effort taken to make someone afraid for their lives over a creative choice they are making. When did loving something so fiercely that it made you feel part of a tribe become knuckle popping anger about not liking how another kid is playing with your toys? 

The point of this isn't just to say "Why can't we all just get along," but to just shed some light on the fact that pop culture creations do not make us who we are. Defining ourselves by the things we like can sometimes be fun, but when threatening lives and contemplating murder become an offshoot of fandom, we're missing the forest for the trees (or just burning the entire forest down to spite it). 

Watching movies in the theater have definitely proved to me that common courtesy is a dead language, but there's still a chance to save decency. Sure, be upset about how your favorite comic character is being treated, but guess what? This is comic books. After one writer does a 6-12 issue arc, someone else comes on and changes everything altogether. If you don't like the weather, wait for it to change. Don't try to murder the clouds because of the rain drops.
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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Central Oregon Beer Week Guide

Posted By on Wed, May 25, 2016 at 5:52 PM

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Senator Wyden: Candidates should make tax returns public!

Posted By on Wed, May 25, 2016 at 11:05 AM

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden has called on all Presidential candidates to release their tax returns for public scrutiny by introducing legislation to require disclosure of tax returns. 

"Since the days of Watergate, the American people have had an expectation that nominees to be the leader of the free world not hide their finances and personal tax returns,” said Wyden.

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Wyden's Presidential Tax Transparency Act says 
that within 15 days of becoming the nominee at the party convention, the candidate must release their most recent 3 years of tax returns to the Federal Election Commission (FEC). Should the candidate refuse to comply, the Treasury Secretary will provide the tax returns directly to the FEC for public release.

“Tax returns deliver honest answers to key questions from the American public,” said Wyden. “Do you even pay taxes? Do you give to charity?  Are you abusing tax loopholes at the expense of middle class families? Are you keeping your money offshore?  People have a right to know.”








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Crossword Puzzle Answers 5/25/16

Posted By on Wed, May 25, 2016 at 10:16 AM

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Old Stone Performing Arts Center

Posted By on Tue, May 24, 2016 at 6:40 PM

The Old Stone Performing Arts Center on NW Franklin. - PHOTO BY DESTRY CLOUD
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  • The Old Stone Performing Arts Center on NW Franklin.

There are some serious changes that are happening in Bend. New businesses are popping up everywhere! Just look around. What about a revamping of a business that has been around since before Bend was even Bend? I'm talking about the Old Stone Church, or as it is now called The Old Stone Performing Arts Center (OSPAC).

Owner of OSPAC, Peter Geiser, is excited about the transition that is happening with the once place of worship. "We haven't found our niche yet and because of that we can remain fluid," says Geiser. The fluidity he speaks of is the range and variety the center can play with. 

Be sure to check the calendar for some amazing events happening at this historic building. There will surely be something for everyone. 

Tuesday 24, 7:30 p.m.
The Stray Birds

Wednesday 25, 7-8:30 p.m.
Wednesday Ecstatic Dance 

Saturday 28, 1-11p.m.
Bend Latin Dance Showcase

157 NW Franklin Av., Bend
www.oldstonebend.com


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Hold the Door

Posted By on Tue, May 24, 2016 at 3:07 PM

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Spoilers for this week's "Game of Thrones" throughout: 

Last Sunday's "Game of Thrones" brought the death of a fan favorite character who seemed too pure not to make it at least to the end of the journey. As Bran's erstwhile packhorse and best friend, Hodor has been carrying the crippled kid since Season One, it only made sense that Hodor would continue to be Sam to Bran's Frodo. Yet innocence and purity have never thrived North of the Wall (and don't do any better South of it), and Hodor's untimely and brave demise was well earned.

What makes this death more interesting, however, is that it's the first truly massive one that comes from a book the readers of George R. R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series haven't read yet. There are many characters dead on the show that still live in the books, but this is the first that really rocked the audience and created a precedent for Season Six of the show.

HBO's series has finally outpaced the novels as the upcoming sixth book ("The Winds of Winter") still doesn't have a release date. Book readers are now in a position where they have to parse what happens on the show with guessing what will happen in the books. Just because Stannis dies sitting against a tree in the Battle of Winterfell doesn't mean he'll go out like that in Book Six. Anything can happen this season and book readers and non-readers alike will share the surprise together for the first time. 

In a short featurette after Sunday's episode, show-runners and creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were quoted saying that Hodor's fate came from Martin himself and wasn't an invention of the writers for the show. According to a recent Vanity Fair article, "Winds of Winter" will still have the reveal of Hodor's name (Hold the Door), but the context will be different in the novel. This should placate some of the book's fans who are struggling with the fact that the TV show is basically spoiling all of the plot development in the upcoming novels.

The books are the books and the show is the show, and while the television series has done an excellent job adapting the big moments and characters from the novels, Martin's work is where it's at. There are dozens of characters that don't appear in the show and the fact that each chapter is from a different character's viewpoint means we get to see how their minds work. As much as it was fun to see Jon Snow come back to life, understanding what it feels like from his point of view will be a completely different and equally rewarding experience. The show will not ruin the books, instead the books will add depth and shading to the series that will only enhance what is already there. 
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A Prize-winning Slate of Authors Announced for the Fifth Season of the Library Foundation’s Author! Author! Literary Series

Posted By on Tue, May 24, 2016 at 9:41 AM

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May 24, 2016 (Bend, Oregon) — With the announcement of the Deschutes Public Library Foundation’s fifth season of Author! Author!, there can be no question that the popular literary series has hit its stride. The stellar line-up includes three Pulitzer Prize winners and one Pulitzer finalist, and all four authors have made significant contributions to their communities and areas of interest:

  • KATHERINE BOO | Thursday, October 20, 2016 | 7:00 p.m. | Bend High School Auditorium
Katherine Boo is a staff writer at The New Yorker and a former reporter and editor for The Washington Post. Over the years, her reporting from disadvantaged communities has been awarded a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, a MacArthur “genius” grant, and a National Magazine Award for Feature Writing. In 2012 she won the National Book Award for Nonfiction for her book Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity.
  • ANTHONY DOERR | Thursday, February 9, 2017 | 7:00 p.m. | Bend High School Auditorium
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Anthony Doerr is a novelist and author of short stories. In 2015 he won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel All the Light We Cannot See. Doerr’s short stories and essays have won four O. Henry Prizes and have been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories, New American Stories, and more. He also writes a column on science books for the Boston Globe and is a contributor to the online magazine The Morning News. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2010.
Siddhartha Mukherjee is a physician, scientist and author. His best-selling 2010 book, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, was awarded the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction and was named one of the 100 most influential books written in English since 1923 by the Time magazine. His latest book is The Gene: An Intimate History, which chronicles the history of the gene and the quest to understand human heredity and its influence on our lives, personalities, identities, fates and choices.
  • DAVE EGGERS | Date to Be Announced | Bend High School Auditorium
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Dave Eggers is an author, screenwriter, editor and publisher. His best-selling memoir A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction. He has written more than a dozen works of fiction and non-fiction, including What Is the What, Zeitoun and The Circle. Eggers is the founder of McSweeney’s, an independent publishing house; he is also the co-founder of the literacy project 826 Valencia and a human rights nonprofit, Voice of Witness.

“Author! Author! promotes and strengthens community dialogue,” says the program’s project director Chantal Strobel. “We’ve seen great discussions happen in the past around authors like Sherman Alexie, Ann Patchett, Elizabeth Gilbert, and others, and this season continues that tradition with what may be our best line-up yet.”

General admission tickets are just $25 per event, but the entire four-author series can be purchased for $80. “The cost of the full series is comparable to one concert ticket,” says Strobel. She says that the Library Foundation’s goal is to make the presentations as affordable as possible while also raising money for Deschutes Public Library programs and services that are not funded by tax dollars.

In an effort to increase exposure to literature and engage teens in civic dialogue, the Library Foundation also provides free tickets for up to 200 regional high school students to attend the four author presentations and to receive copies of the authors’ books. “The outreach is part of an effort to connect with young adults in the region and to expose them to quality literature while engaging them in discussions regarding the books’ themes,” says Strobel.

Series tickets, as well as preferred seating tickets that include access to private author receptions, will be available on July 1 at www.dplfoundation.org. Individual tickets will be available on September 1. The 2016/2017 Author! Author! Season is made possible by ticket sales and by these presenting sponsors: Echo Fund, The Bulletin, Oregon Humanities, USBank, The Roundhouse Foundation and Jackson Insurance & Financial Services.

For more information, visit the Deschutes Public Library Foundation at www.dplfoundation.org or call (541) 312-1027.
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75 Years of Smoke Jumpers, High Desert Museum Exhibit Opens 6/4

Posted By on Tue, May 24, 2016 at 9:23 AM

Submitted by the High Desert Museum

A SMOKEJUMPER’S LIFE – PARACHUTE INTO A WILDFIRE 

Exhibit highlights the history of smokejumpers and wildfires in the Northwest

BEND, OR—For more than 75 years, specially-trained women and men have been jumping out of airplanes and parachuting into remote wildfires. Smokejumpers: Firefighters from the Sky is a new exhibit at the High Desert Museum which explores this history and the evolution of aerial firefighting techniques and technology. Smokejumpers opens June 4.“Thirty years after the Wright Brothers, parachutes and planes transformed firefighting in the Pacific Northwest,” said Curator of Western History Laura Ferguson. “This exhibit explores the dangers and rewards of firefighting, and seemed like a natural fit for the Museum considering the proximity of theRedmond Smokejumpers Base and prevalence of wildfires in the High Desert.”

The exhibit introduces the history of wildland firefighting in the Pacific Northwest through photographs and artifacts such as firefighting
tools, fire shelters, drip torches and a smokejumper mannequin provided by the
National Smokejumper Association. The exhibit also highlights some of the major
fire events throughout the last 100 years, as well as the unique dangers these
brave men and women face on a daily basis.

Smokejumpers: Firefighters from the Sky was developed by the Springfield Museum in cooperation with the National Smokejumper Association. This exhibit was made
possible by the Pacific Northwest Forest Service Association and 1859 Oregon’s
Magazine.

About the High Desert Museum:  Through exhibits, wildlife and
living history, the High Desert Museum creates learning experiences to help
audiences discover their connection to the past, their role in the present and
their responsibility to the future. The Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit
organization that was founded in 1982.




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Four-day Chinook season open 5/28 to 5/31 on Lookingglass Creek

Posted By on Tue, May 24, 2016 at 9:13 AM

Submitted by Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife

LA GRANDE, Ore. – Lookingglass Creek, a tributary of the Grande Ronde River at Palmer Junction, will open to fishing for hatchery spring Chinook salmon Saturday, May 28 through Tuesday May 31. The open area is from the Moses Creek Lane Bridge (County Road 42) upstream to the confluence of Jarboe Creek.

“A relatively small run is predicted for Lookingglass Creek in comparison to recent years,” said Tim Bailey, ODFW district fish biologist in La Grande. “This year’s run is expected to be around 500 adult Chinook, the majority being hatchery fish. Even though the season is short, we want to provide an opportunity to fish for the prized spring Chinook whenever we can.”

Anglers may retain two adipose fin-clipped Chinook adults and five adipose fin-clipped jacks per day, with two daily limits in possession. Jack salmon are less than 24 inches in length. Anglers do not need to record jack catch on their combined angling tags but it is illegal to continue fishing for jack chinook once the adult bag limit is met. Unmarked (wild) fish must be released carefully and unharmed.

As with the trout fishery that opens on Lookingglass Creek on May 22, anglers are restricted to artificial flies and lures while fishing for salmon – no bait.

“There are bull trout in Lookingglass Creek, and bait fishing could pose a threat to them,” Bailey explained, which is why all angling in the creek is restricted to artificial flies and lures.

Private timberlands owned by Hancock Forest and open to public access border the area open to sport fishing. Anglers are reminded to respect private property by picking up trash when leaving.

A Columbia Basin Endorsement is required for anglers who want to participate in this fishery.

For more information, contact the ODFW Northeast Region Office in La Grande at (541) 963-2138 or visit ODFW on-line at www.odfw.com.




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COCC Nursing Orientation: 6/1

Posted By on Tue, May 24, 2016 at 8:58 AM

Submitted by COCC 

Orientation Meeting for Nursing Students in Bend

  • 5 p.m. on June 1

  • Room 155, Boyle Education Center, COCC Bend Campus

COCC OFFERS NURSING PROGRAM ORIENTATION IN BEND

Central Oregon Community College is offering a nursing program orientation session from 5 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1, in Room 155 of the Boyle Education Center on the COCC Bend Campus.

The purpose of the meeting is to review the selection procedure for students interested in applying to COCC’s Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program as well as the prerequisites for applying and support courses necessary for the AAS degree. It is not necessary to be enrolled at COCC to attend this orientation, and reservations are not needed. However, admission into COCC’s Nursing program requires in-district residency. Contact the Admissions and Records Office at 541-383-7500 for details about residency.

For information, call 541-318-3741.

In advance of college events, persons needing accommodation or transportation because of a physical or mobility disability, contact Joe Viola: 541-383-7775. For accommodation because of other disability such as hearing impairment, contact Anne Jenkins: 541-383-7743.      




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Bend Fire Dept. Seeks Support Volunteers

Posted By on Tue, May 24, 2016 at 8:45 AM

Submitted by Dave Howe, Bend Fire Dept. Battalion Chief, Public Information Officer

Become a Bend Fire Department Volunteer!

The Bend Fire Department is looking for community-minded people who would like to become long-term members of a great organization, as a Support Volunteer. 
The Bend Fire Dept. is  looking for people with all types of backgrounds, talents and
passions for a range of opportunities with training provided.

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●    Safety Outreach for Seniors (SOS):

This program helps seniors in our community stay safe in their homes by showing
them how to prevent falls and fires. A background in social services,
inspections, caregiving and medical fields is helpful but not required.

●    Courier Service:
We need people who would enjoy delivering mail and other materials to our 5 Fire
Stations, City Hall and our Training Center, on a weekly basis. We supply the
vehicle, you supply safe driving skills.

●   Fire and Life Safety Education:
Public safety education is an essential component of our Fire Prevention mission, and we need Volunteers who have the skills and ability to teach important safety concepts to all ages, in collaboration with our Fire Prevention professionals.

●    Community Events:
Bend Fire is involved with many community events, along with the Bend Police Department,and we need people to help us staff our displays, including our new Community Engine.

●    Administration:
If you have a background in office work, computers, graphic design and web page design, and if you are looking for a way to support your community, we can use your help.

●    Emergency Incident Support:
Volunteers are called upon to drive our Rehab Bus to the scene of extended
emergency operations, to provide food, hydration, shelter and rest for firefighters
who are assigned to rehab.

The Bend Fire Dept. provides training, uniforms and everything you need to contribute. You provide your skills, enthusiasm and passion, along with some of your time. You will become a part of a positive, energetic and compassionate team that helps the community in many crucial ways.

For more information on how you can help, please contact:

Linda Riggs, Volunteer Coordinator

Tel. 541-322-6300

Email: lriggs@bendoregon.gov







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