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How to Make Local Business Owners Dance

How to Make Local Business Owners Dance

What you didn't know about local purchases
"Cha-ching!" Leela Morimoto's phone exclaimed, pretending to be a cash register.

Projects Prioritized

Timelines for the 2020 Transportation Bond to be presented to City Council
After nearly a year of work, the City of Bend's Transportation Bond Oversight committee will share its priorities for the next five years with the Bend City Council Dec. 1. Voters approved the $190 million bond in 2020 to improve traffic flow, east-west connections and improve neighborhood safety.

Shopping Local For All Your Christmas Needs

Shopping local is a great way to support local businesses in the community. This holiday, find the perfect gift for a loved one at one of Central Oregon's annual holiday markets.

New Parking Rules in Old Bend

Residents of Old Bend are largely satisfied with new pilot parking program, but the City Council is concerned about equity
The Old Bend Parking district pilot program expires at the end of the year but is likely to be renewed with a few tweaks. The City started the program at the start of 2021 after Old Bend residents complained that on-street parking was limited in their neighborhood from floaters, downtown shoppers and people visiting Drake Park.

Outdoor Mask Mandate Lifted

Public health officials lifted Oregon's outdoor mask mandate as cases trend down from latest surge
The Oregon Health Authority lifted outdoor mask requirements for large public gatherings on Wednesday, ending the three-month-long mandate as COVID infections trend downward from the most recent surge. Health officials said mask mandates, as well as a gradual increase in vaccinations, have helped reduce transmission rates.

Shopping and Shipping Local

More local small businesses are offering products online
The season of giving is coming up and before that comes the dreaded season of shopping. A lot of people's Amazon carts are probably filling up with all the gifts they plan to give to friends and families this holiday season, but local retailers believe there's a better way.

Bachelor Delays Season

Skiers and snowboarders will have to wait at least an extra week before hitting the slopes
Mt. Bachelor pushed back the start of its season from Nov. 28 to Dec. 3, citing warm temperatures and lack of snowfall. The start date is dependent on more snow, but no specific benchmarks are set for snowfall.

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Bend FC Timbers' former director speaks out; a new name for Bend's biggest venue
A new name for Bend's biggest venue, and an embattled former executive director of the Bend FC Timbers speaks about the allegations against her, all in this week's podcast.

A Club Divided

A lawsuit illustrates the rift in Bend's competitive soccer community. Now, Bend FC Timbers' former director speaks about the allegations against her.
Bend FC Timbers soccer club fired its executive director Tara Bilanski, on Aug. 19 over its board of directors' concerns around her leadership skills, collaboration with the board and transparency. Earlier this month a lawsuit alleged Bilanski skimmed money from summer soccer camps since she took the executive director position of the competitive soccer club in 2015.

Poetry Contest

We asked Oregon-based poets to bring their works for our annual contest. Below are the winners!
The Source Weekly's annual poetry contest—a collaboration between the Source, the Deschutes Public Library and the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program at Oregon State University-Cascades—is always a beloved event around these parts. Not only do we get to review the wonderful and creative works from Oregon-based poets, but we get to look forward to them reading their works, too!

Vet Village Opens

After years of development, houseless veterans will begin moving into a village-style shelter this week
About five houseless veterans will move into the Central Oregon Veterans Village this week, with about 10 more to come once the shelter is fully completed. A ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday ended the three-year-long process to get the shelter built.

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