Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD), which includes the Oregon Main Street Network and the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), has awarded $615,000 in federal grant funding for the preservation of historic theaters.   Eight theater projects were selected in a competitive grant process. Dallas Downtown Association, for roof, masonry, and other repairs on the Dallas…

(Photo | Courtesy of Redmond Proficiency Academy) Redmond Proficiency Academy’s (RPA) Thespian Troupe 7715 recently received a Thespy Award in Stage Management and a Superior ranking (the highest score possible) in Group Musical and Stage Management at the virtual International Thespian Festival (ITF) Excellence Awards put on by the International Thespian Society. The virtual ceremonies…

Adventure Calls, a new video series sponsored by Visit Central Oregon and hosted by National Geographic photographer Chad Copeland, spotlights Central Oregon’s unique culinary culture, arts and recreational opportunities in the region. The series premiered on April 22, and episodes are released every other Wednesday at noon. Episodes can now be viewed at adventurecalls.visitcentral.oregon.com or…

(Photo | Courtesy of Think Wild Central Oregon) What: The Beaver Believers is an award-winning documentary that tells the urgent-yet-whimsical story of an unlikely cadre of activists — a biologist, a hydrologist, a botanist, an ecologist, a psychologist and a hairdresser — who share a common vision. They’re all working to restore the North American…