For the first time in 22 years, the annual Sisters Folk Festival has been canceled, due to the smoke from the wildfires. The event would have taken place this weekend, September 8 through 10, and word went out yesterday about the cancellation. Here’s the full statement: It is with profound regret that the Board of… Read More Sisters Folk Festival canceled
The Bend Fire Department today issued a PSA on dealing with and protecting yourself from all the wildfire smoke we have floating through Bend right now. Good, common sense stuff that’s always a helpful reminder: Smoke from wildland fires across Oregon has created unhealthy air quality in Bend over the last few days, and we… Read More Dealing with the smoke – PSA from the Fire Department
If you suffer from celiac disease or other gluten intolerance, check out Broken Top Bottle Shop‘s gluten-free, five-course dinner they are putting on this Thursday, March 12. BTBS is well-known for having some of the best vegan and vegetarian dining options in town so this dinner seems like a natural fit. The five course menu… Read More Broken Top Bottle Shop’s Gluten-free 5-course dinner
Need some triathlon sports gear? Deschutes Multisport Club is holding a Gear Swap on September 6th (10am – 6pm) and 7th (9am – 3pm) at their new location, 550 Industrial Way, Bend (near WebCyclery). The swap is open to the public. They’ve been posting pictures of the gear coming in on their Facebook page so check it out… Read More Deschutes Multisport Club Gear Swap
I was heading downtown yesterday on Franklin, and I noticed the old Bend Pill Box pharmacy location near the intersection of Franklin and 3rd Street had a new(?) sign/banner on it (plus papered up windows which I think have been like that for a while): Here’s that banner, a little closer: I hadn’t heard or… Read More Is the former Bend Pill Box pharmacy location now a medical marijuana dispensary?
No, not that kind of shots. Immunizations. It’s back to school time, so it’s also time to verify that the kids are up to date on their shots. Deschutes County’s School Based Health Centers will be holding several “Back to School Shot Clinics” during the week of August 27. According to Deschutes County: Any student… Read More Shots
You might have heard in the last couple of days that the Environmental Working Group (an environmental advocacy group based in Washington, DC) reported finding relatively high levels of the chemical hexavalent chromium in Bend’s tapwater (the 10th highest on their report of 35 cities around the country tested); this is the chemical that was… Read More Hexavalent Chromium