(Photo | Courtesy of Tower Theatre Foundation) The nonprofit Tower Theatre Foundation, which owns and operates the stage in downtown Bend, is following Oregon Governor Brown’s Stay-at-Home order for all Oregonians until April 28. The well-being of our patrons, artists and staff remains our top priority. Unfortunately, this will also affect scheduling beyond this date….

(Writing Retreat instructors Beth Wood, Anna Tivel and Tom Kimmel | Photo Courtesy of Sisters Folk Festival) It feels like months since everyone’s lives were upended by COVID-19. Sports, concerts, school, vacations, work… it’s likely no one has escaped feeling some impact, and we hope you’re doing okay. Sisters Folk Festival had five events on…

With Bend being a significant destination for tourism and vacation travel, Bend City Manager Eric King is issuing a strong advisory temporarily discouraging recreational or vacation travel here during this COVID-19 emergency. Here is a link to the order. It supports Governor Brown’s “Stay Home, Save Lives” orders to minimize non-essential travel to reduce exposure…

Cash Prize Awarded for Student Desert Writing Competition Hey high schoolers! Are you wandering around the house, looking for ways to pass the time while sheltering in place to avoid the coronavirus? Here’s an idea: submit a piece to the Waterston Desert Writing Prize student writing contest! The winner receives $250, is honored at our…