From charity runs and parades to barbecues and live music, Sunriver is chock-full of activities for Fourth of July fun
INSIDE THIS ISSUE Nature Center................ 8 Calendar...................... 11 Love Wine Inc.............. 14 Women’s Club.............. 21
SROA News.................. 26 Public Safety................ 34 Commentary................ 44 Classified..................... 47
SHARC kicks-off summer with its free concert series in the amphitheater July 7 with the popular band Hit Machine
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BendBroadband sets date for switch to all-digital network BendBroadband announced July 30 as the projected date for cutover to the new all-digital cable network and BendBroadband services. This includes turning off all analog TV channels and moving customers to the upgraded network with faster Internet speeds, more digital cable TV and high definition channels, On Demand programming and access to BendBroadband’s home phone service. No certification = no TV service BendBroadband has certified more than 80 percent of the homes and businesses in Sunriver in preparation for receiving the all-digital signals. There are approximately 400 customers whose TVs will go dark because the home has not yet been certified or received a new set top box. Customers who have not been certified will be unable to watch TV as of July 30. It also ensures your Internet service is performTurn to Switchover, page 3
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Elk photo by Susan Berger / Photo Illustration by Marti Croal
Sunriver’s elks don Bend Elks baseball caps in this tongue-in-cheek photo illustration of a herd on the Woodlands golf course.
Come out for SHARC Night with the Bend Elks baseball team Sunriver Owners Association (SROA) is sponsoring SHARC Night at Vince Genna Stadium in Bend, Saturday, July 13 at 6:35 p.m. That night the Bend Elks will host the San Francisco Seals in a matchup of players from West Coast colleges and universities who are trying to attract the attention of major league scouts. They play an aggressive style of baseball that is bound to impress anyone who has not attended a college game in person. A July baseball game at Vince Genna stadium is a slice of Americana. The family-friendly venue holds up to 3,000
fans reveling in the warm summer evening. All seats in the grandstand have views of the Cascade Mountains. Sunscreens above the center and left field fences allow players and fans to track every pitch and play as the sun casts golden light into the stadium. In one of many strategies designed to involve fans in the action, the Elks designate a “K Man” in the opponent’s lineup. Whenever the K Man strikes out, beer sells for half price, prompting a happy rush to the beer stand. At Turn to Elks, page 10
Win SHARC Night tickets For even more incentive to attend the game, SROA will give four general admission tickets each to 10 lucky winners who submit an entry at www.SunriverStyle.com by 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 10. Entering the contest couldn’t be easier. Just visit the website and choose the Elks Game tab at the top of any page and follow the instructions. Winners will be chosen randomly from all valid entries and notified by email. Tickets can be picked up at SHARC’s Homeowner ID office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., July 11-13.
Sunriver Brewing Company hires head brewer; set to start beer production in the business park By Brooke Snavely On the first anniversary of the Sunriver Brewing Company, Brett Thomas was introduced as head brewer for the brewpub and restaurant in The Village at Sunriver. Thomas brings four brewing awards and six years experience to the position. He replaces Brian Cameron who continues as business manager for the brew company. “I helped develop our pale ale but it was never in my plans to be a brewer,” Cameron said. “I want the beer to rock. Brett has the ideas and the awards to make that happen. I tried some of Brett’s beer the other day… a pale ale, a Kolsch and a Hefeweizen. Every one of them just wowed me and made me want to work harder and faster building our new production facility so everyone can taste what Brett makes. Our beer is great and Brett will make it more drinkable.” SUNRIVER SCENE SUNRIVER OWNERS ASSN. VOLUME XXXIX • NUMBER 7 P.O. BOX 3278 SUNRIVER, OR 97707
Sunriver Brewing Company’s new head brewer, Brett Thomas, (left) stands with Brian Cameron, the company’s business manager.
Thomas’s beers received two gold medals and two bronze medals during recent competitions at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colo. “I’m excited about the flexibility Sunriver Brewing Company is giving me to create beers for competition,” Thomas said. “I always think of the
customers first. It has to be drinkable and saleable.” Thomas described himself as a “nerdy home brewer” who focuses on the technical aspects of brewing. To learn the craft beer trade he read books, talked to professional brewers, apprenticed with two brewers and completed American Brewers Guild courses. He served as head brewer at an established craft microbrewery in Bend. Just days into his new position, he was trying to convince Sunriver Brewing Company owners to attend the Hopunion Hops and Brew School in Yakima, Wash. to learn about hop usage, recipe formulation and brewing methods. Thomas was born in New Jersey and raised in Las Vegas. He moved to Central Oregon in 2006 to get involved in the emerging microbrew scene.
In conjunction with Thomas’ hiring, Sunriver Brewing Company announced it has acquired the Bowers Building and associated storage units in the Sunriver Business Park and intends to create a state-of-the-art brewing production facility and restaurant in the 12,500square-foot main building. The facility will feature a 30-barrel fermentation system and a 15-barrel conditioning tank alongside a threebarrel experimental system. Thomas and Cameron were in the process of designing, equipping and installing the production facility and discussing recipes. They said the production facility will be capable of brewing custom batches for customers, for the pub and for experimental purposes. “We want Brett to feel like it’s his brewery. We hope to be brewing by Turn to Brewing, page 4 PRSRT STD. U.S. POSTAGE PAID BEND, OR PERMIT NO. 213
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Sunriver Pickleball Club members began playing on the new courts a day after the court conversion project was completed.
Dedicated pickleball courts ready for summer play By Brooke Snavely Sunriver pickleball players are enjoying three new dedicated pickleball courts that went into service June 11, approximately three weeks ahead of schedule. In May, the Sunriver Owners Association Board of Directors decided to convert one dual use tennis/pickleball court at the Fort Rock Park playground into three dedicated pickleball courts. The SROA Public Works Department made advance arrangements with a contractor and was ready to begin the project as soon as the decision was made. The contractor, Binon Sports Surfaces, immediately set about removing the poles and net from the eastern most court at the Fort Rock playground tennis courts, and began applying four layers of acrylic resurfacing materials and contrasting colors for the new, smaller pickleball courts. The contractor also set the poles and nets for the courts. The conversion from tennis to pickleball cost approximately $8,000. The Sunriver Pickleball Club began using the new courts June 11, literally the day after the contractor completed the work. “We love these new courts. Absolutely love them,” said Anita Lohman at the conclusion of her first pickleball match on the new courts. “We really appreciate not having to chase a lot of balls like we did on the old dual-purpose court. The regulation pickleball nets help a lot. It feels like we are playing real pickleball,” said John Lohman. The Lohmans coordinate the Sunriver Pickleball Club, which meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon at the new courts. The club is open to players of all abilities. Instruction is offered on the rules of the game. Interested pickleball players are encouraged to bring their own paddles and balls or rent the appropriate gear from the hut at Tennis Hill. Club members also have a few racquets to loan. Court shoes are required. When not in use by the Sunriver Pickleball Club, the courts can be used by Sunriver owners or rented by the general public. Check at Tennis Hill for access at 541-593-5707. For additional information about the Sunriver Pickleball Club call 541-593-2171.
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Flipping the ‘switch’ The cutover will take place between midnight and 8 a.m. July 30. No services will be available during this maintenance window. While many will be asleep during this time, BendBroadband engineers will be hard at work implementing the new hardware and reprogramming their network. When service returns after 8 a.m., cable TV subscribers will notice a number of changes in their package and also some changes in channel numbers. View the BendBroadband channel lineup to reference channel numbers and channels included in your package. Golf Channel If you are a Sunriver basic package customer and want to continue to receive the Golf Channel, you will need to call
BendBroadband at 541-3825551 and upgrade to their preferred package in order to retain the Golf Channel. Faster Internet service Internet customers will be converted to BendBroadband’s bronze and silver packages with dramatically faster download and upload speeds. Internet and video customers may need to “power cycle” their modems and set top boxes if they are not functioning after 8 a.m. July 30. To power cycle, unplug your modem or set top box, wait 10 seconds and plug it back in. If your services do not return after power cycling your hardware, contact BendBroadband for assistance. As with any major network undertaking, there is the possibility that the maintenance window will last longer than expected, or that the date will shift. For the latest updates, visit BendBroadband.com/ Sunriver. Call BendBroadband
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October and we plan to rotate up to 20 different beer styles through the taps in the restaurant,” Cameron said. Currently, Sunriver Brewing Company has four regular beers and several rotating seasonal beers on tap. Root beer and kombucha may also be brewed on the premises. Thomas said his job description is to “make great beer.” Initially, he will work alone, supported by Cameron. Additional hires are planned as production ramps up. Sunriver Brewing Company’s beer has been brewed, using Sunriver Brewery recipes, at Phat Matt’s Brewing Company in Redmond since the company was established. The owners said they are excited to bring the beer production
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Barrels of beer and some brewing equipment occupy the Bowers Building in the Sunriver Business Park. Sunriver Brewing Company bought the building to house its beer production facility.
in-house and create new beer varieties. Cameron thanked the Sunriver community — tourists and residents — for a better than expected first year of operations. “We got a bigger embrace than we hoped. Our business
plans called for brewing at Phat Matt’s for two years, but our business blew up so much faster that we are able to bring production in-house, hire a head brewer and grow a year early.” Information: 541-5933007, www.sunriverbrewingco mpany.com
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Enjoy grilled trout at annual Fish Fry The 16th annual Sunriver Anglers Fish Fry will kick off at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 20, at Fort Rock Park. Fresh boneless grilled trout with special herb and butter seasoning is the featured item. Participants will also enjoy corn on the cob, coleslaw, baked beans, watermelon and a beverage. Hot dogs or a burger will be an option for those so inclined. The Quincy Street Band with Jay Bowerman and friends will provide entertainment from 11:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. A silent auction and a raffle will be fea-
tured with many items donated by Sunriver area businesses. All proceeds will be used to support the Sunriver Angler Club’s local conservation and youth activities such as the Kokanee Karnival that reaches almost 1,000 students in Central Oregon. Tickets are available through club members at $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under. Tickets may also be purchased at the event. For more information on this event, contact Dave Schmerber at 503-851-7761 or any Sunriver Anglers Club member.
World’s first fly-fishing casting course reopens in Old Mill District As fly-fishing aficionados descend upon Central Oregon, they will want to hone their skills at the newly improved Old Mill casting course. Reopened in May, the course has been redesigned and restructured. It begins on the lawn across the Deschutes River from Red Robin and winds around both banks of the waterway, The course provides
a fun way to practice and learn new casting skills before going fishing – or as a way to enjoy practicing during the off-season. When established in 2009, it was the first casting course in the world, and remains the only course in North America. The Old Mill casting course focuses on developing the eye/ Turn to Course, page 7
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Sunriver to host a variety of July 4 festivities, activities Independence Day starts early in Sunriver with Sunriver Resort’s 4th of July Fun Run and Walk at the Lodge at 8 a.m. A 5-mile run course winds around the Great Meadow with views of the Deschutes River, Sunriver Stables, Sunriver Airport and Paulina Peak. A shorter 3-mile course that heads west from the lodge out to the airport and then doubles back can be run or walked. Runners and walkers must register by 5 p.m. July 3 at www.sunriver-resort.com. There is no race day registration. The $25 entry fee includes a lightweight shirt. A pre-race warm up takes place at 7:45 a.m. and the races start promptly at 8 a.m. from the west side of the Sunriver Lodge. Prizes will be awarded for the first, second and third place male and female finishers. Parade A bike and float parade begins at 10:30 a.m. at Sunriver Resort’s Outpost (next to Fort Funnigan) and travels along Center and Abbot drives, ending in The Village at Sunriver courtyard with an award ceremony for the best decorated bikes and floats. Parade participants must register by 5 p.m. July 3 at www.sunriver-resort. com. There is no parade day registration. Parade participants should have their bikes and floats decorated and ready to ride at 10:15 a.m. at the starting point. Children under
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age 16 must wear bike helmets. Village festival Sunriver’s annual 4th of July Festival runs 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in The Village at Sunriver with family-friendly games and activities including pony rides, a rock climbing wall, three-legged races, watermelon eating contests and live musical entertainment. There are fees for some activities but entry into the festival is free and open to all. Information: 541633-9600. “This community event has increased in size every year and we expect even more participation this year,” said Ryan Smith, managing director of Alpine Entertainment. “If you’re not riding in the bike parade then come down to the village no later than 10:30 a.m.
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to claim your spot and support all of the fun.” The 4th of July Festival in the village is hosted by and benefits the New Generations Early Childhood Development Center in the Sunriver Business Park. Volunteers are needed to help with events. To volunteer call 541-633-9600 or email ryan@ alpine-entertainment.com Fireworks Fireworks of any kind are prohibited in Sunriver or on surrounding forest land due to extreme fire danger. Free community fireworks
displays take place at 10 p.m. at the La Pine Frontier Days celebration, (about 15 miles south of Sunriver) and on Pilot Butte in Bend (about 15 miles north of Sunriver). Rhythm on the Range Holiday festivities continue into the weekend during Sunriver Resort’s Rhythm on the Range summer concerts behind the main lodge. Gates open at 5 p.m. and music starts at 6:30 p.m. July 5 and 6. Admission is $5 to the general public and free to resort guests and children under age 12. Stella Rose Powell The St. James Gate Irish Band performs Friday, July 5. The band plays Irish ballads Turn to Festivities, page 7
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Antique cars, aircraft to take center stage at pancake breakfast The 19th Annual Wings & Wheels charity fly-in and pancake breakfast will take place July 27, 7:30-11:30 a.m. at the Sunriver Airport. Antique car enthusiasts, airplane aficionados and pancake connoisseurs of all ages are invited to the local fundraiser, which features a free antique car show, specialty airplane showcase, biplane rides, helicopter tours, aerial demonstrations and other family-friendly activities. Tickets to the special recipe pancake breakfast are $8 adults, $5 for ages 6–10, free for 5 and under, and only $22 for a family of four. The pancake griddles fire up starting at 7:30 a.m. Airplanes showcased at past events include a 1955 T-34
Mentor, 1941 Interstate Cadet, 1943 North American T-6, 1953 Cessna 170, 1929 New Standard Biplane (rides available), and a 1933 Waco. Featured among the 50 antique cars on display will be a 1929 Essex, 1928 Ford, 1923 Dodge Roadster and a 1956 Ford Thunderbird. More than 2,000 guests are expected, including participants from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, California, Nevada, Hawaii, Canada and beyond. A benefit for New Generations, the breakfast is expected to raise thousands of dollars for the area childcare center, which provides grants and support for low-income families. For information, visit www. sunriver-resort.com
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By Billye Turner Sunriver Resort Lodge Betty Gray Gallery presents a fine art exhibit in the upper gallery featuring Pam Jersey Bird, acrylic abstracts and Judy Hoiness, expressionistic landscapes. Oil landscapes and abstracts by Ann Ruttan appear in the lower gallery. The artists will be present at a public reception in their honor on Friday, July 12, 5-7 p.m. The exhibition opens July 1 and continues through July 27. Pam Bird presents abstract acrylic paintings drawn from her imagination, moving her imagery beyond realistic portrayal to an interpretation of the familiar. With titles such as Water and Tangles, the artist depicts floating objects as bright shapes of color with perhaps the single literal reference to water being hues of blue. Working in art over many years, Bird served as an art museum educator and an art instructor at the community college and elementary school level. An award winning artist, she is a signature member of the International Society of Acrylic Painters with exhibitions in California, Washington, and Oregon. Judy Hoiness, one of Oregon’s most recognized artists, exhibits abstract paintings with an expressionistic reference to landscape. A fourth generation Oregonian, Central Oregon and the Pacific Northwest are major inspirations for her work. Her mixed media imagery presents a flattened perspective of landscape, suggesting geologic layers, rendered in a widely interpretive palette.
Noted for numerous national and regional exhibitions throughout the U.S., Hoiness received more than 40 significant awards with her art published in many books on watercolor and acrylic, and in Watercolor Magazine. Her teaching includes workshops in the U.S. and Canada and as adjunct art faculty at Central Oregon Community College. Appearing in the lower level gallery is an exhibit by noted Pacific Northwest artist Ann Ruttan. Working in oil, she presents impressionistic, expressionistic and abstract paintings, demonstrating the breadth and variety of her current work. In addition, the artist shows landscapes combined with images of the wild mustangs of the Ochoco National Forest, one of which she adopted late last year. Widely collected in the Northwest and throughout the U.S., Oregon Public Broadcasting featured her work on its Art Beat series. Billye Turner organizes exhibitions for Sunriver Resort and provides additional information at 541-382-9398.
Watercolor exhibition graces library The Friends of the Sunriver Area Public Library are pleased to announce that the library will host the Watercolor Society of Oregon’s (WSO) Traveling Show June 29 to Aug. 24. The library is located at 56855 Venture Lane, Sunriver, and the exhibition is open to the public Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. This collection of 20 awardwinning works was selected from 80 works juried into WSO’s 48th Annual Spring Exhibition, featuring many of the finest watercolor artists in Oregon. Turn to Library, page 7
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Several artists from Central Oregon are represented. Bend artist Judy Hoiness won the second place award for her vibrant painting “Save Oregon Wildlife 5,” an energetic contemporary abstract work that reveals subtle imagery upon study. Linda Shelton, Redmond, won an achievement award for portraying her proud noble lion in “His Majesty.” Su Skjersaa Lukinbeal, Bend, also won an achievement award in a work that captures a playful feline moment in soft warm colors in “Lynx Spins Yarns.” Nationally acclaimed juror Mary Ann Beckwith, from Michigan, originally chose 80 paintings to comprise the spring show, then selected these 20 works for particular merit. “The library is a great venue to present this diverse selection of outstanding original water media works, and to share them with art lovers and visitors to our region, said
hand coordination necessary to get the fly on target consistently when fishing rivers, lakes and on the ocean. “The casting course was set up so that each ‘hole’ correlates to fishing conditions in different places throughout the world,” said Kevney Dugan of Visit Bend. “The variation of holes – which focus on everything from salt-water to spey casting techniques and beyond – actually forces participants to learn new casting skills to complete the course.” For example, hole 2, entitled “bonefish flats,” instructs players to follow a straight line with their rod tip while casting back and forth, in order to form
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and waltzes, faster than lightning jigs and reels, traditional pub songs and contemporary Irish music. On Saturday, July 6, Dance Machine performs hits from the 1970s to the present. This five-piece band gives spot-on renditions of favorite dance tunes. Rhythm on the Range includes local food, beverage and craft vendor booths and special activities for children. The event benefits Wonderland Express, a Sunriver Resort holiday program for disadvantaged children and families. Information: 541-593-1000.
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Helen Brown, a watercolor artist who, as a member of the Sunriver Friends’ Art Committee, helped bring this special exhibition to Sunriver. Brown said the WSO has a long tradition of featuring a wide array of works, from traditional themes to semiabstract visions, from portraits to celebrations of nature. “Each artist demonstrates an advanced facility to interpret his or her subject in dynamic designs, and with a highly personalized color palette.” For information about the WSO, visit their website at www.watercolorsociety oforegon.com
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smaller and more accurate casting loops. There are three levels of difficulty for each of the 12 holes (beginner, intermediate and advanced), and an instructional brochure provides easy guidance. Anglers can test out rods from the brand-new Confluence Fly Shop in the Old Mill, or stop by the shop for some expert advice on where to try out their new skills. The casting course is free and open to the public. Partners who have made the course possible include Deschutes River Conservancy, Deschutes Land Trust, The Trust for Public Land, Federation of Fly Fishers/Oregon Council, Trout Unlimited, Bend Parks & Recreation, Upper Deschutes Watershed Council, Central Oregon Flyfishers and Bend Casting Club.
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Return of the tent caterpillars sunriver nature center & oregon observatory By Kody Osborne, naturalist It’s that time again. The time of year when bitterbrush is covered with webs and silky cocoons made by tent caterpillars. Some readers may recall a similar article in June of last year about this phenomenon. With so many phone calls and drop in questions about “those cocoons on my bitterbrush,” we here at the nature center feel it necessary to reiterate some seasonal information on our hungry little friends. Western tent caterpillars, Malacosoma californicum to be exact, belong to the moth family Lasiocampidae. They are a native species of caterpillar that are somewhat legendary in these parts. For at least the last three years, these creatures have what some may call “plagued” bitterbrush in the Sunriver area. While we don’t exactly mind the little guys eating away at our ugly plant neighbor, we tend to worry about potential spread to the plants we do like. Tent caterpillars hatch from eggs in the early spring, and after a short frenzy of feeding, they begin to metamorphose into their adult moth form by establishing “tents,” or small cocoons of caterpillar silk. Within these tents, the caterpil-
lars gather in large numbers, as the genus of Malacosoma tend to be very social bugs. After completing metamorphosis, the caterpillars transform into their full adult form Lackey moths, which make a great food supply for our local colonies of bats. Extensive research has taken place at Washington State University, and some concerns have been raised. According to researchers at WSU, most “established” plants can withstand 25 percent defoliation (loss of foliage, or leaves) before real danger is presented. Some experts tend to agree that tent caterpillars usually defoliate about 20 percent of their plant food supply before transforming into moths. To some, this
small a margin is a bit too close for comfort. But we are in luck. Research has shown that these caterpillar “outbreaks” tend to naturally die off after about two or three years — based on available resources, potential predators, or even parasites and
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Registration is open for the Run for the Birds 8K and children’s 1K scheduled for July 28. Pets are welcome and bird-themed costumes are encouraged. This annual event benefits the Sunriver Nature Center and Oregon Observatory – an organization that connects Central Oregon visitors and residents of all ages to the natural sciences. Specially created for the 2013 event, the course will be a flat
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Registration is $25 for adults and $15 for children if received online by Friday, July 26 by 6 p.m. Late registration is $35 for adults. The race begins at 8 a.m. at the Lodge and concludes with an awards ceremony at 9 a.m. The children’s 1k race starts at 9:30 a.m. Detailed information is available via the Sunriver Resort website at www.sunriver-resort. com/birds
are native and abundant. Luckily, outbreaks tend to be limited in duration, and removal methods are easy. Here is an easy method for tent caterpillar removal: Locate the branches the caterpillars have built their cocoons on. With a pair of garden clippers cut the contaminated branch and place it in a plastic bag or yard debris bin and secure. Pruning is an easy and safe method of decontaminating an area. Burning, poisoning, or “smashing” is not recommended, and can sometimes be dangerous — especially in cases of burning. Simply snip, bag, and forget. Our naturalists are standing by to answer your questions. Give us a call at 541-593-4394.
Passport to Nature event
Travel to the sun, fly with the birds, hop with the toads, wander among the trees, on the Sunriver Nature Center & Oregon Observatory’s Passport to Nature event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 28. This free event is a unique opportunity to meet nature up close and personal. Meet a great horned owl, a golden eagle and a rosy boa. View the sun through solar telescopes. Participants will visit different interpretative stations, learn interesting science and nature facts, do hands-on activities and receive a stamp in their nature passport. Station topics include birds of prey, toads, snakes, weather, wild cats, space and more. Snacks and prizes are included. A completed passport earns a chance in a grand prize drawing. Shuttle service is available to and from the resort or SHARC. For more information, call 541-593-4394.
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Village to be awash in colorful quilts More than 300 brightly colored quilts will be on display outdoors in The Village at Sunriver from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 3. There is no admission charge to attend this one-day event. Some quilts will be for sale while others are there for the public to enjoy. The show is presented by Mountain Meadow Quilters (MMQ) and The Village at Sunriver. The quilt guild is made up of more than 125 members who meet twice a month at SHARC to share their love of quilts and quilting. All quilts in the show are made by guild members. Each year, MMQ chooses one or more local nonprofit organizations to receive quilts made by guild members. This year the guild has chosen Saving Grace, the Kids’ Center, and disabled veterans through the VFW. Also featured at the show will be six special exhibits. Quilts influenced by Eowyn Evey’s book “The Snow Child” will be displayed at Sunriver Books and Music. “Flub” quilts are quilts that hide an unfortunate fabric purchase traded to the maker in a group drawing. A group of seven Fiber Chix will display “Juicy Fruit” quilts in the colors of purple, red, orange and yellow. The Shaker Challenge theme is “Home Is Where the Heart Is.” Attendees may vote on for the quilt that best carries out the theme. Each year the guild also chooses a “master quilter.” The 2012 honoree is Tammy MacArthur, who will share her exquisite work. The show will include a bazaar of hand-crafted items made by guild members including doll quilts, potholders, table runners, placemats, tote and wine bags. It’s never too early to pick up eyeglass cases, purses, trivets, pin cushions, trick or treat bags or wall hangings for gifts.
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Dozens of quilts will be on display in the village during the annual quilt show, above, as well as items for sale, below.
Last year the guild sold 500 potholders. The bazaar sale supports the guild’s educational activities. To find out more about the show and sale or guild activities visit www.mtnmeadow quilters.org or contact Judy Johnson at 541-593-3563.
The white courtesy mailbox located in the north parking lot of The Village at Sunriver has been renovated and relocated to the southeast corner of building 13. The new location is easier to find and access. “It was difficult to give directions on where to find it. I wanted it moved to a more visible location and it had to be accessible to the mail truck driver,” said Denease Schiffman, The Village at Sunriver operations manager. The mail is picked up Monday through Saturday at 2 p.m. Sunriver has three mail drop
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State fire marshal encourages fire safety with outdoor barbecue cooking With the onset of warmer, dryer weather, state Fire Marshal Mark Wallace reminds Oregonians to be fire safe during barbecues and cookouts to avoid tragedy during summer activities. From 2008 through 2012, there were 203 grill-related fires in Oregon, resulting in nine injuries and more than $4 million in property loss. “Cooking outdoors is a nice way to enjoy Oregon’s wonderful summers with family and friends, and following a few basic outdoor cooking fire safety tips will help keep it safe,” Wallace said. The fire marshal offers the following safety tips: • Use propane and charcoal grills only outdoors. Using them indoors or in any enclosed
space (e.g. garage) poses a fire hazard and exposes you and your family to deadly gases. Note: Only propane grilling is allowed in Sunriver – no charcoal. • Place grills away from home siding, deck railings, and out from under eaves and overhanging tree branches and away from vegetation. • Place your grill away from play areas and foot traffic. • Keep children and pets away from the grilling area; declare a three-foot safe zone around the grill. • Periodically remove grease or fat buildup from catch trays to prevent it from being ignited by a hot grill. • For propane grills, check the propane cylinder hose for
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ready ignited. “Also, make sure you dispose of ashes properly,” Wallace said. “Even though ashes may feel cool to the touch, treat them as if they are hot. Soak them with water and place them in a nonflammable container. Store the container away from things that can burn.” Grilling safety videos and a
tip sheet are available on the National Fire Protection Association website at www.nfpa. org. Editor’s note: Charcoal barbecues are not allowed in Sunriver due to fire danger, and their use is often restricted during fire season on regional state and federal lands. Check with the agency that manages the area you intend to visit.
gift baskets. Tickets to the game are $5 general admission, $8 for preferred seating behind home plate and $11.25 for field level box seats. Vince Genna Stadium is located at 401 SE Roosevelt Street in Bend, just east of 3rd Street and south of Wilson Avenue. For Sunriver owners who prefer to not drive, SROA is offering a bus ride and general admission combination deal to select games. The service is available to owners, their families and friends. (At least one owner must accompany each group to the game.) Cost is $10 per person with a current 2013 homeowner ID card and $12 for friends/family members or owners without a current ID card. The bus departs SHARC at 5:30 p.m. for the 6:35 p.m. games on July 10, 13, 17, 23, 29 and Aug. 1 and 9. A minimum of six riders are required for each game (maximum of 24) and reservations must be made by noon on game day. Call the SROA Homeowner ID Office (541-585-3147) to reserve a spot on the bus.
To represent Sunriver at the game, SROA is accepting orders for T-shirts with the “Home Team” Sunriver Style design seen on page 1. T-shirts are $15 each and available in men’s and women’s sizes. Call or stop by the SHARC office by Sunday, July 7 at 5 p.m. to place an order. Shirts will be ready in time for SHARC Night on July 13. The Elks mascot, players and coaches will visit SHARC Thursday, July 18 to sign autographs and host an 11 a.m. whiffle ball home run hitting contest in the amphitheater. Afterward, they’ll enjoy SHARC’s pools, lazy river and waterslides. It will be a fun opportunity to interact with collegiate baseball players in a relaxed atmosphere. SHARC Night at the Bend Elks is part of an outreach by the Sunriver Owners Association to increase awareness of Sunriver as an ideal destination for day trips, multiple day “staycations” and full-time living. Information: www.Sunriver Style.com For more information about the Elks baseball team visit www.bendelks.com
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SHARC Night on July 13, Sunriver Brewing Company beer will be on tap. Sunriver Brewing Company business manager Brian Cameron, who played ball in his younger days and is purported to have a gun of an arm, will throw the ceremonial first pitch. Scott Carroll, a Sunriver Music Festival scholarship recipient, will perform the national anthem. Homer, the Elks’ mascot, will throw Sunriver souvenirs into the crowd. SHARC trading cards will be distributed to all who enter the stadium and used in Sunriver trivia contests between innings. People who correctly answer the trivia questions will win SHARC passes. SHARC will have an information table at the game where fans can enter to win Sunriver
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Tournament draws golfers A beautiful Central Oregon spring morning welcomed 78 golfers to the Precision Body & Paint Swings Fore Strings tournament held at Sunriver Resort’s Woodlands course in June. Taking first place with the lowest team score was the foursome of George Blankenship, Greg Sollers, Steve Spina and Ron Pope. The Fred Hornback State Farm Insurance team of Randy, Kerry and Jim Schoning and Andy West placed second while third place honors went to the Sunriver IGA Markets team of John Audia, Chris Nolte, Nick Long and Michael Wilson. In its fifth year, the event offered participants 18 holes of golf, a barbecue lunch, hole challenges, and a post-event reception and awards ceremony sponsored by Sunriver Brewing Company.
Left to right: Greg Sollers, George Blankenship, Ron Pope and Steve Spina placed first in the Swings Fore Strings golf tournament.
The annual tournament benefits the Sunriver Music Festival and Sunriver Area Chamber of Commerce and is made possible by Sunriver Resort, the presenting sponsor, and Precision Body & Paint of Bend, the title sponsor.
After Hours takes a break The Sunriver Area Chamber’s monthly business After Hours events will take a break during the summer months, resuming Sept. 17 with host Little d Technology and Oct. 15 with Sunriver Physical Therapy. “Go Free” campaign launched The event provides excellent The Central Oregon Visitors exposure for local businesses Association (COVA) launched and important networking opa special Sunriver “Go Free” portunities for members and advertising campaign in the guests. After Hours is free and Northern California and San open to the public.
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Monday Ladies Lunch and Bridge 11:30 a.m., The Meadows at the Sunriver Lodge Sign up at the Marketplace Alcoholics Anonymous 7:30 p.m. Pozzi building at the Sunriver Nature Center
Tuesday Couples Bridge 6 p.m. Crescent Room, SHARC Sign up at the Marketplace Info: 541-593-9397
Wednesday Sunriver Rotary 7:30 a.m., Hearth Room at the Sunriver Lodge Info: 541-593-7381 Sunriver Yoga Club 8:30 a.m. All levels welcome Crescent Room, SHARC Info: 541-598-7203 Knitting Group 6-9 p.m. Styxx and Stones Village at Sunriver Info: 541-593-3132
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Saturday Weight Watchers 9:30 a.m. Weigh-in 8:45 a.m. Sage Springs, Sunriver Resort.
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Artists Gallery Sunriver featuring four talented artists in July You will find that July brings more than just fireworks and sunshine at the Artists Gallery Sunriver. This month the gallery features four artists, each one with a unique approach to their art form. There is plenty to be celebrated in July, especially at The Village at Sunriver. While the kids enjoy the watermelon eating contest and games, you can enjoy the art at the gallery. Join us July 13, 4-7 p.m. at our Second Saturday Artists’ Reception for wine and beer tastings and meet the artists of the gallery group.
Kim Jones Kim Jones is an established local artist whose fine art paintings have been displayed in multiple venues in Central Oregon including the annual Tour of Homes. Jone’s paintings have a contemporary feel, but the style and subject matter of her art is always changing. Light, texture and mood are the key elements she uses to compose her works. Jones strives to make each piece dramatic yet calm at
the same time. Jones’ interior design background influences her approach to art. She regularly paints a series of art based upon different color palettes and often produces paintings that complement each other as well as the display space they are placed in. Her use of color reveals a passion about its potential. Utilizing color in a manner that uniquely identifies her art, many pieces outwardly depict an interesting subject from our everyday world such as a road or a vista leading off to the far horizon. The viewer, however, is also inspired by the art to explore the world within. Jones says that she always paints what makes her heart sing. Come by the gallery so that you can participate in her song. Karla Proud Artist Karla Proud’s jewelry has been a huge hit in the gallery since its introduction. A major portion of her beautiful pieces is based around the state’s official gemstone, the Oregon sunstone. Although most who visit the gallery arrive knowing little or nothing about this versatile gem, many depart with a sunstone hanging around their neck, on their finger, or dangling from each ear. It is difficult to resist this beautiful stone that ranges in
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color from champagne to deep ruby red. Some stones have a green tint, and others are multicolored. What really makes the pieces irresistible are the beautiful settings that Proud designs to set off the beauty of each stone. Some settings are sleek and modern and highlight the impressive size of the gems. Other settings are almost romantic with a more delicate design. Proud, who worked in Ha-
waii for many years, has designs that are influenced by romantic Hawaiian legend. Her “Naupaka” flower earings are inspired by the Hawaiian princess and her love for a commoner, Kaui. The half flower motif makes a perfect presentation for either an Oregon sunstone or a pearl. If you visit the gallery, Proud would love to tell you how the two Hawaiian lovers were reunited. Come see her collection of interchangeable jewelry designs, allowing you to change your gems like you change your shoes. Proud also designs jewelry pieces with jasper and fire opals. Her pieces can really compete with fireworks on the Fourth of July Rick Braithwaite Although sculptor Rick Braithwaite is new to the Artists’ Gallery, he has lived and worked in Central Oregon
since 1990. Braithwaite works exclusively with oil-based clay, creating original pieces that inspire and some that are just downright funny. His process includes making a latex mold of the original clay art, then a plaster mold around the latex mold. The finished mold is filled with a substance called HydraStone and various coloring agents to create the final art form. Braithwaite is currently creating the initial clay statue for a new piece right in the gallery. Braithwaite is often commissioned to create exact likenesses of people in honor of a significant event in their lives, or to just celebrate a life well spent. These heirlooms are created based upon a one-on-one sitting or the use of existing photos, and are normally lifesized and mounted on wood or stone. This process usually
takes about two months. Busts can be cast using HydraStone or the more traditional, but expensive bronze. One bronze piece at the gallery, “The Long Embrace,” features a couple in an embrace, their hair and arms entwined in a rapturous pose. This piece was inspired by famous sculptors, August Rodin and Lorenzo Bernini. Braithwaite also has a lighter side to his sculpting skills. Bears, although not a common Turn to Gallery, page 15
The future of cancer care topic of lunch The community of Sunriver has long been supportive of St. Charles Medical Center. As a thank you, the St. Charles Foundation is hosting a July 10 luncheon at SHARC where Sunriver area residents are invited to come listen to a presentation by key St. Charles’ leaders about the future of cancer care in Central Oregon. The presentation will feature information about St. Charles’ new Centers of Care model and how this new direction in cancer care will provide a better patient experience. Sunriver area residents will have the opportunity to provide input, and learn how they can support and become involved with this new effort. By expanding the cancer center, St. Charles will be able to further improve all facets of patient care, from quality and costs to outcome and satisfaction. Most importantly, they believe that they will be able to give patients the care they need without having to leave Central Oregon. With the support of Sunriver, it may be possible to build a cancer center where all Central Oregon patients will receive the highest standard of care. To reserve a spot for the July 10 luncheon, please RSVP by July 8 to Kelly at 541-706-6996 or kejordan@ stcharleshealthcare.org with your name and phone number. They need to make sure they have enough lunches.
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Book Club Discussions • 6:30 p.m.
Best selling author Craig Johnson returns to Sunriver to give a presentation on the latest in his Walt Longmire series, A Serpent’s Tooth. Johnson’s highly successful books have also been turned into the hit A&E television series “Longmire.” This author event will be held at SHARC. Free and open to all. Light refreshments served
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By Julie Johnson A couple of weeks ago, I was suffering from a bad cold and I had not felt much like enjoying any sort of wine. But then a friend reminded me that port can be an excellent way to help clear up cold symptoms — or at least not care about them anymore. Ports, of course, are generally considered red dessert wines. They are made from a red wine and fortified with distilled liquor, generally brandy. And, in my opinion, brandy isn’t far off from what ends up in many over-the-counter liquid cold medicines. After all, in Oregon, a checker has to verify your age when you buy a bottle of cold medicine, just like when you buy alcohol. In Oregon, the wines are generally either termed “port,” “dessert wine” or even “fortified wine.” Under European Union Protected Designation of Origin guidelines, only wines that originate from Portugal can be called ports. Essentially, all of Acro1136975627.pdf
these names mean the same thing — the wines tend to be a bit sweeter and are best at the end of a meal or a night. There are many types of dessert wines out there to choose from. Across Oregon alone, you can find dessert wines made from a variety of grapes, including Cabernet Sauvignon (example: NV Klipsun Cabernet “Port” from R. Stuart & Co.), Tempranillo (example: 2007 Folin Cellars Tempranillo Dessert Wine) and Pinot Noir (example: Willamette Valley Vineyard Pinot Noir Style Port). Oregon is also home to several places that make dessert wines from other fruit. Hood River Vineyards is well known for its range of dessert wines, sherries and ports that include black cherry, Rainier cherry, marionberry, raspberry and pear. H.V. Cellars, which frequents Oregon’s wine tasting events, is known for its traditional wines, but also for its dessert wines made from
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One of the advantages of dessert wines is that — unlike most wine —it can be opened and stored for several months without going bad. That way, you can have your own adult cold remedy on hand when you need it. A drink of a different grain While most people are used to wine coming from grapes, there are a whole host of Dessert wines feature various fruits. other fruits that can produce wine. Blackcranberry, pomegranate and berries, cherries, pears... the list wild blackberry. These types is almost endless. of dessert wines are generally But one drink people often great as an “adult” topping for think of as wine isn’t even made ice cream or pancakes. from fruit. As always, it’s important to Sake — often incorrectly try before you buy because not referred to as rice wine in Engonly will the wines taste differ- lish-speaking countries — is ent between different wineries, made from the fermentation of but they can also taste different rice starch converted to sugars. from year to year. The 2008 Some would dispute whether Willamette Valley Vineyards sake is actually synonymous Port, for example, is an entirely with rice wine. First, sake is different experience than the traditionally Japanese while 2009. One is light and bright rice wine is often equated with while the other is heavier and China. Second, the fermentacloser to what you would ex- tion process for sake is very pect from a traditional port. precise, while rice wine produc-
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Exhibit explores 100-plus years of baseball history in Central Oregon
A Jacoby Ellsbury bobblehead on display at the Des Chutes Historical Museum. Ellsbury grew up in Madras.
The Des Chutes Historical Museum explores the history and love of baseball in Bend in a new exhibit titled Diamonds in the Desert: Baseball and Bend, 1900 to Present. From sandlots to Genna stadium, a love of baseball is a recurring theme throughout Bend’s history. The display highlights new gifts to the museum’s collection as well as special items on loan from the Bend Elks and members of the Deschutes County Historical Society. Discover
Auditions for ‘The Jungle Book’ The Sunriver Stars Community Theater (SSCT) will produce a musical version of “The Jungle Book,” the beloved children’s classic by Rudyard Kipling. Artistic director Victoria Kristy-Zalewski will cast the show on July 29 at SHARC. The slinky panther, slithering snake, swinging monkey and tattletale jackal parts available for actors ages 5 to 85. The show will be staged Aug. 30-31 and Sept. 1. For those not interested in playing a jungle animal, the roles of Nyra, Chitra or Mowgli are options. Actors are also needed to portray additional villagers, wolves, a mongoose, a bat, a peacock, Baloo the Bear and Shere Khan the tiger. Some parts sing solo but most songs and dances will be performed as a group. Choreographer Lauren Dovolis-Rix will show actors how to dance to songs like “The Monkey Swing” and “The Jungle Lullaby.” Myra Hause will design costumes, including headpieces, which will be sewn by local volunteers. Stage-manager Janice Dost will make sure actors are prompted and cued and Kristy-Zalewski will help the cast put it all together. The SSCT is also looking for a production manager to keep everything moving smoothly and can always use help creating the set or making costumes. Turn to Auditions, page 16
why Vince Genna was known as “Mr. Baseball,” who were the Bend Rainbows, Ty Cobb’s visits to Bend, and other major league connections. Diamonds in the Desert will run through the end of 2013 in the changing exhibit gallery.
The museum explores the history, culture and heritage of the people of Deschutes County, from the area’s early years to today. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for youth 13-17 years old, and
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sight in Sunriver, are certainly a favorite at the gallery. The “Braithwaite Bears” capture the fun and attitude that bears frequently display when depicted as art. It is hard to hold back a chuckle when viewing these characters, and to make them even more personalized, Braithwaite provides a customized sign with each bear with a personal message of your selection. How about something like “Hug the Cook” or “Welcome to the Cave”? Deni Porter Deni Porter produces watercolor paintings that do not look like watercolor paintings. Her technique of color glazing (multiple translucent layers of color one on top of the other) results in rich, vibrant colors typical in her work. Her subject matter is not the typical watercolor landscape either.
The artist is best with the vivid colors found in Central Oregon, especially the beautiful views in and around Sunriver. Some of Porter’s most popular paintings include subjects that are the staples of a Sunriver vacation, biking, watersports, concerts and more. Each summer, Porter produces a series of paintings depicting “Bears on Vacation” in Sunriver. This year is no exception. Visit the gallery and you will find paintings of
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Community parking lot sale planned at SHARC By Anita Lohman, SHARC Ambassador Need to downsize your accumulated goods and treasures? Do you like the idea of recycling useful items and helping others? Are you a sharp-eyed treasure hunter? Want to help Newberry Habitat for Humanity? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you will not want to miss the Sunriver community “Treasure Sale,” Sept. 14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at SHARC. The event is being organized by SHARC Ambassadors. Held in SHARC’s east parking lot off Beaver Drive, the 9 by 18 foot spaces are available to rent for $25. Proceeds from space rentals will be donated to Newberry Habitat for Humanity. SROA members have first dibs on the 68 available spaces until Aug. 31. It is OK to share a space with a neighbor or friend, or reserve more than one. Any space not rented by Aug. 31 will be made available to the public. Unsold items sellers don’t want to take back home will
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SHARC’s 12 Months of Giving donation event is a Christmas in July toy drive. For every child’s toy donated you will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win 10 SHARC admission passes (a $250 value, valid through July 2014). Items will be donated to the annual Obsidian Holiday Wish Christmas Basket program. Donations are not tax deductible. Drop off new, unwrapped toys at SHARC during business hours. Larger toy donations may be eligible for more than one entry. For more information, call 541-585-3145.
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Auditions begin at 1 p.m. on July 29. All actors will be asked to read lines. Those wishing a solo singing role will be asked to sing a song a cappella or with taped accompaniment. Theater warm up games will introduce the session to bring out your inner jungle animal. “The lion won’t be sleeping tonight. He’ll be practicing his lines to audition for this summer production,” said KristyZalewski. For an audition script please visit sunriverstars.org or email the director at drama firstname.lastname@example.org. Small company… big company results!
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New consignment shop opens Wildflowers Consignment held a soft opening Memorial Day weekend in the log building at the entrance of the Sunriver Business Park. The shop offers furniture, antiques, home décor and jewelry on consignment Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Heather Rehn, owner, said she got the idea for the shop in February. Utilizing her previous experience managing a shipping business, she was able to locate and remodel a space and find product for display. “There are no other consignment shops in the area. I think we’ll do well. I’d like to add gifts and more furniture for sale. I’m working on obtaining a moving truck for pick up and deliveries,” said Rehn. Wildflower Consignment offers people who put items in the store for sale a 60/40 split (60 percent to the seller, 40 percent to the store). Rehn said that is the reverse of the consignment industry’s 40/60 standard. Rehn said in the short time Wildflowers Consignment has been open she’s noticed a trend of more shoppers during the hours that the neighboring Mountain Jug Beer Shop is open. Information: 541-593-3005, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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This large home has over 3,500 sqft of living space, 3 bedrooms/3.5 baths, 3 car garage. This is an amazing value, great quality, never rented. $599 $599,000.
Built in 1996 this 2,800 sqft 4 bdr/3ba home has a family room, bonus room, 3 car garage and fully fenced backyard. furnished & Great rental history. Priced at $559,000
#2 Ribes, Sunriver.
This lot is located on a small street in the north end of Sunriver and is the last buildable lot. All the homes in this area are very nice newer homes. $209,000.
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#7 Spruce Lane, Sunriver.
Single level 3 bdr/2 bath 1,408 sqft home is turnkey furnished, vaulted ceilings and hot-tub. Located close to Fort Rock park, Priced at $324,500.
#20 Poplar Loop, Sunriver.
This single level 1,479 sqft 2 bedroom/2 bath home with a loft. and a hot-tub. This is great rental property close to Fort Rock park. Turnkey furnished $324,900.
2 bdr/ 2ba 1,230 sqft, nicely furnished, located close-in South end, walking distance to the Village. Great rental property and Turn-key, furnished. $279,000.
#7 Little Court Lane, Sunriver.
Just a short walk to the country store, village, lodge, and the SHARC. 2,048 sqft of living space, 4 bdr/2 ba with a loft. new floors/counters/ fantastic rental $339,000.
#11 Lupine Lane, Sunriver.
This lot is located in the back of the lane close to the bike path away from the road. It is flat and would be an easy build. Close to the SHARC. Priced at $165,000.
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Beautiful completely updated home located in a quiet North end location with 4br/3.5 ba and 2,400 sqft. never rented, turn-key furnished. $499,900
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This close-in 3 bdr/2ba home has 1600 sqft of living space and has been beautifully updated. Fully furnished and an easy walk to the SHARC. $314,500.
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Resident pens family guide for fun in Sunriver By Susan Berger Robert James speaks with the same exuberance as a youngster talking about a visit to Disneyland. But it isn’t Disneyland he’s gushing about — it’s Sunriver. A non-resident owner currently living in Seattle, James and his family have to be Sunriver’s biggest fans. “(Sunriver) feeds our souls,” he said. “The sun, the smells… we instantly relax. And people are always smiling, that’s why we bought a home here.” Eager to share his love of Sunriver with others, James has written a publish-on-demand book titled “Sunriver Activities: A Family Guide for Fun in Sunriver.”
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“When I let family and friends use our Sunriver place the first thing they always ask is ‘what is there to do here?’ ” So James penned his mini guide as a way to share his experiences and all that Sunriver has to offer. Realizing there might be a bigger market out there that could also use the guide, it is now available on Amazon as a Kindle ebook or paperback booklet. The guide also includes activity information on nearby familyfriendly attractions – such as the obsidian flow near Paulina Lake and hiking to Tumalo Falls. As an owner, James feels he and his family are ambassadors of the community and real-
izes how important it is that everyone who comes here feels welcome. “I help people on the pathways,” said James. “Offering something as simple as a Band-Aid to someone who fell off their bike will leave them with a positive Sunriver experience.” James first fell in love with the community in 1984 while visiting his parents. Coming back year after year, James and his wife Mary finally decided to purchase a Sunriver home in 2008. “We’re grateful to raise our kids and have time here,” he said. “Sunriver is a great place for all of us to bond as a family
Robert James, center, with son Robert and daughter Lindsay, enjoy a hike near Mt. Bachelor during one of their Sunriver visits.
– turn off the cell phones and sleep outside under the stars.” With two teenagers in the house, James is thankful for the variety of activities Sunriver has to offer youngsters, from miles of pathways for bicycling to SHARC. “SHARC made all the dif-
ference. We camped out all last summer at SHARC,” he said. “And all our friends gravitated to SHARC, they just love it.” Aside from SHARC, the pathways are one of biggest draws for the family. “We can go an entire week without getting in the car — we bike to breakfast… to SHARC… to grocery shop.” “Sunriver has so much to offer — you don’t ever have to leave. There’s no reason to be bored in Sunriver,” said James.
Vacation Bible School in July Open to all children ages 4 thru 6th grade. July 22-26, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. daily. Community Bible Church at Sunriver is located on Theater Drive off Beaver Drive. Call the church office, 593-8341, or www.cb churchsr.org for registration information.
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Music festival Young Artist Scholarship awards reach record levels The Sunriver Music Festival’s successful Young Artists Scholarship program has been awarding music scholarships to deserving young musicians for 18 years. To date, the Young Artists Scholarship program has awarded more than $341,000 to 115 Central Oregon music students in middle school, high school and college. In late May and early June, classical music students from Deschutes, Jefferson, Crook and Harney counties auditioned for scholarships ranging from $300 to $4,000 from the
Events at the Sunriver library • July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 10:30 a.m. Family Fun Story Time: A fun and interactive story time with stories, songs, rhymes and crafts aimed at getting children ages 0-5 ready to read. Adults must accompany children. • Underground Crew: What can you do with dirt? Plenty, if you’re part of the underground crew. Come find out the many ways to explore dirt through stories, games, crafts, mysteries and more. For ages 6 to 11. Dig It! July 3, 1:30 p.m. Root It! July 10, 1:30 p.m. Dino-mite It! July 17, 1:30 p.m. Cave It! July 24, 1:30 p.m. Rock It! July 31, 1:30 p.m. • July 9, 1 p.m. Writing and Video Journal Making: Create and record with pop-ups, glitter pens, collage and more. Decorate paper journals and write about your summer adventures. Record a thrilling summer moment and share with your friends. • July 12, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Digital Downloads Open Lab: Get answers about eBooks, eReaders, music and more. Registration recommended. • July 13, 1-2 p.m. Write Now: Attendees will be able to brainstorm, play word games, and enjoy the written word in a casual setting. Perhaps you will be able to get a great idea for that next short story or poem you have been wanting to write. • July 16, 2 p.m. LEGO Block Party: Start with a little inspiration, and then build away. This is a drop in program, and kids are welcome to arrive at any time. This program is best for ages 6 and up. • July 30, 1 p.m. Teen Game Day: Play Wii games, Guitar Hero, card and board games. Information: 541-312-1086
Festival Faire fundraiser
Tickets are available for the Sunriver Music Festival’s major fundraiser, Festival Faire, Sunday, Aug. 4 at the Sunriver Resort Great Hall. The theme for the annual event is “Under a Western Sky” and will feature an evening of dining prepared by the Sunriver Resort chefs. Guests will be greeted with hors d’oeuvres and beverages as they peruse the silent and live auction items. During the live auction, music will be provided by the 2013 Young Artists Scholarship winners. Festival Faire begins at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $100 per guest. Information: 541-5939310.
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tinue in their goals of becoming professional musicians.” The Sunriver Music Festival’s two-week summer concerts runs Aug. 9–21. Concerts will be in the historic Sunriver Resort Great Hall, Summit High School and the Tower Theatre in downtown Bend. Festival Faire Dinner and Auction will be held Aug. 4 in the Great Hall. Tickets are currently on sale for the upcoming concerts and Festival Faire. Information: 541-593-9310, email at tickets@sunrivermusic. org or visit the website at www. sunrivermusic.org.
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Sunriver Music Festival’s scholarship program. For the first time in the program’s history, a record amount of $31,000 in scholarships was awarded to 17 musicians between the ages of 12 and 22. Scholarships are awarded in three categories: 1) college or music conservatory tuition, 2) private music lessons and 3) music camps. The majority of individual contributions are collected at the Sunriver Music Festival’s annual fundraiser, Festival Faire (Aug. 4 at the Great Hall). “Fortunately, the Central Oregon community continues to generously support our scholarship program, so we were able to increase the levels of individual awards this year,” said Jodie Bischof, scholarship program chairman. “The cost of college education continues to escalate and our goal is to provide adequate financial support to help these students con-
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Newberry Habitat for Humanity receives important funding Newberry Habitat for Humanity is the recipient of several grants which will substantially assist with home construction this summer and help manage the volunteers involved with construction, as well as operation of the La Pine ReStore. U.S. Bank Foundation has awarded the organization $5,000 for construction of the next Habitat home in La Pine this summer. Groundbreaking is set for early July. The Sunriver Women’s Club, a consistent Newberry Habitat supporter, has contributed money for home construction, this time in the amount of $4,000. In order to build homes and operate the La Pine ReStore, Newberry Habitat engages a pool of more than 150 volunteers. This requires a lot of supervision and scheduling, and to assist with this aspect of the operation, the Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund has contributed $10,000 to help establish a
part-time volunteer coordinator position. In addition to recruiting and scheduling volunteers, this job will involve gathering feedback from volunteers as to the quality of their experience, and determining the most efficient means of getting the work done. The volunteer coordinator will establish a regular program of volunteer appreciation, as well as make educational presentations to civic, religious, educational, and social groups. A targeted effort to “get the word out” is vital to the enlistment of volunteer help, and in finding candidates who qualify for a Habitat home. Persons interested in joining the volunteer team should contact the Newberry Habitat office at 541-593-5005. Newberry Habitat kicks off ReStore capital campaign Newberry Habitat for Humanity is seeking donations to pay off the mortgage on its
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An environmental assessment performed in 2009 found small amounts of asbestos-containing material (ACM) present in the soil at limited locations in Sunriver. The ACM is associated with a World War II U.S. Army camp (Camp Abbot) previously located on the property that became Sunriver. Air testing has demonstrated that the ACM poses an extremely low risk to people. Nevertheless, if ACM is encountered it must be properly managed and disposed of as required by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. • What is ACM? Asbestos-containing material consists of building materials or other substances that contain one percent or more asbestos fibers. Historically, ACM included floor tile, building siding, roofing materials, automobile brake pads, insulation, wall texture, and many more materials. • What does the ACM in Sunriver look like? ACM encountered in Sunriver soil generally consists of shards of building siding and floor tile, commonly between 1 and 6 inches in diameter. These materials may be greenish gray, light gray or other colors, and commonly exhibit ribbed or grid patterns. Samples of ACM are available for viewing at the
Sunriver Owners Association. • Where are the asbestos-containing materials? ACM has been encountered in discrete locations on common property in Sunriver. It typically has been found on the surface or within 12 inches of the surface. ACM has also been detected on a small number of private properties. It is possible that ACM are present in soil in other areas. • What should I do if I see it? Do not disturb suspected materials. Contact the Air Quality Program of the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality at 541-633-2019 if suspect material is encountered on private property. Contact the Sunriver Owners Association at 541-593-1522 if suspect material is encountered on common areas. • Where can I find additional information? The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality can provide additional information about asbestos and ACM. Information also can be obtained from the DEQ Asbestos Program website www.deq.state. or.us/aq/asbestos/index.htm. The Sunriver Owners Association can provide additional information about previous investigations in Sunriver, including examples of ACM.
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Lunch with Friends We have a new place to meet for Lunch with Friends. Monday, July 8, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., we’re going to Mary McCallum Park where we’ve reserved a number of picnic tables. Come join our group by the beautiful Deschutes River. As usual, bring a bag lunch and something to drink and spend some time catching up with old friends and making new ones. The gate will be open after 11 a.m. so you can drive, bike or walk to the park. Questions, call Valerie Wood at 541-593-7477 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or Barb Wymetalek at 541-5934408 or email at barbwymo@
The Sunriver Women’s Club Board of Directors, front row left to right: Pam Morris-Stendal (nominating committee), Dawn Christensen (assistant programs), Ann McGranahan (philanthropy chair), Joan Lewis (program chair), Bonnie Rosen (co-president), Nancy Foote (corresponding secretary), Jan Bull (recording secretary). Back row, left to right: Sandra Kendle (assistant treasurer), Lana Benish (assistant membership), Nancy Fischer (membership chair), Carol Cassetty (co-president), Nancy Farnham (nominating committee), Carolyn Spaniol (assistant communications). Not pictured: Stephanie Nelson (treasurer) and Marcia Schonlau (communications chair).
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Presidents’ message “Bloom where you’re planted!” In Chinese art the iris has been recognized as the dancing spirit of early summer. Some of you have irises blooming in your yards now. The symbolism of the iris is faith, wisdom, cherished friendship, hope and valor. These words certainly describe the women of the Sunriver Women’s Club. And summer is here with blooming flowers all around us and opportunities to exercise — hiking, biking, golf, tennis. But don’t just exercise your bodies, exercise your minds and exercise your right to volunteer. The SRWC Art Faire is Aug. 9-11 and volunteers are needed. Philanthropy is our purpose. When you get involved in the fundraising activities you are exhibiting the symbolism of the iris. Help out and bloom with art. Carol Cassetty & Bonnie Rosen, co-presidents
Membership The membership year is Oct. 1 to Sept. 30, but members can join anytime. Membership dues are 100 percent tax deductible. We extend membership to all women in the Sunriver area, surrounding communities and those living south of Sunriver. For information, contact Nancy Fischer 541-593-7458 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Hearty/Soft Sole hikes • July 9: Lookout Mountain and Big Summit Prairie for wildflowers. The Lookout Mountain hike is a 7-mile loop that includes the remnants of the lookout building corral
and a mine building, tailings of red cinnabar and ore cart rails. This is a moderate hike with a 1,220-foot elevation gain. Wildflowers are sure to be plentiful. After the hike we will drive to Big Summit Prairie to take in the wildflower views. Bring hiking poles (if you like), water, lunch, sunscreen, insect spray and $5 for the driver. Meet at the Holy Trinity church parking lot at 7:30 a.m. Plan to be back in Sunriver about 5 p.m. Leaders: Valerie Wood at 541-593-7477, (srsunnyval@ gmail.com) or Anita Lohman at 541-593-2171, (anita@ chamberscable.com). • July 18: Soft Soles - Pine Creek Nursery. This is an easy, mostly paved trail (3.5 mile loop) adjacent to the Pine Nursery dog play area in Bend. You may bring your dog with a leash, and we can spend some time at the play area after the hike, if we wish. Those who do not wish to walk with dogs can walk ahead. Meet at Holy Trinity Church at 10 a.m. Bring water and a waste bag for your dog. Don’t forget to bring water, sunscreen, hat and $3 for carpool drivers.
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By Mike Jensen The beauty of Central Oregon is unrivaled in its magnificence, and I have the pictures to prove it — and you can, too. Anyone who has a good point and shoot or DSLR can get very close to the photos I am showing you in this month’s article. So, two things you will need: • Decent camera • Practice • Oh, and a tripod helps (I guess that’s three things) I was all set to write about all the cool photos I took on our trip to Costa Rica in May (and they are tremendously cool), but then Cindy and I went camping pretty much right here in our own back yard. A mere 67 miles from beautiful Sunriver is the mosquito capital of the Willamette National Forest and an abundance of God’s beauty on this planet. Last weekend I was looking for some new photography locations along the Santiam pass corridor (from Sisters to Detroit). One of my favorites
is Coffin Mountain, which is off Straight Creek Road about 3 miles east of Marion Forks. I spent several days last week looking for camping areas with openings on Father’s Day weekend. I finally settled on Big Lake. Never heard of it? Neither had I. Basically you head out from Sunriver to Sisters and turn in to the Hoodoo entrance. Go about 5 miles back, and there you are. We set up camp about 100 feet from the lakeshore. I was ecstatic… we got there in time for golden hour. In photography, the golden hour (sometimes known as magic hour, especially in cinematography) is the first and last hour of sunlight during the day when a specific photographic effect is achieved due to the quality of the light. We decided to take a walk to check out the surroundings. I had seen a little inlet of the lake on the way in which looked promising. This image was shot at 8:37 p.m., about seven minutes before official golden
hour started. The shot specifics are ISO 400, shutter speed 1/100sec, aperture f11, -1 EV. This means I was in aperture priority mode on my camera with the exposure compensation meter down one stop. I could have switched to manual and done the same thing, but I was bracketing (three different exposures at the same time) to get the best shot, or combine together in an HDR image. Also, I was on a tripod. This was a night without clouds except a few whispy cirrus clouds very high up. When you have a cloudless sky, it’s pretty much just going to go from the bluebird of the day sky to a bit of a blue-gray to gray, then to cobalt blue and finally black. Bottom line, you need clouds for a colorful sunset so, without them, keep shooting as the sky darkens. Be aware of your ISO and your shutter speed. Remember, my shot was 1/100sec. That same shot two hours earlier is shot at 1/500sec and you don’t get the color I got. Oh, one
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other thing. When at a lake with a mountain background and there is no wind, shoot like crazy, those reflections are priceless. Now, fast forward 24 hours. We had a beautiful day and it started clouding up in the afternoon. I kept watching, shooting some time lapse of the clouds around the mountains. I practiced with some new technology I had purchased,
edited some shots and enjoyed an adult beverage. (OK, we love making frozen daiquiris when we camp.) After dinner we were pretty bushed. I was out shooting at 4 a.m. Again the light was awesome. We kept watching the sky and then BANG, a hint of pink. I immediately bolted out of my chair grabbed the camera, triTurn to Picture, page 24
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Variety of musicians to accompany fine art at upcoming Sunriver Art Faire Sunriver Art Faire organizers say theyâ€™ve got â€œthe best entertainment lineup yetâ€? for the fourth annual event, set for Aug. 9-11 in The Village at Sunriver. â€œWhile juried fine arts and crafts are the main focus, few would disagree that the performers joining us this year will be a big draw in and of themselves,â€? said Judy Stedman, Art Faire executive committee member. Returning acts include CinderBlue, Lindy Gravelle, Summit Express Jazz Band, Quincy Street and, after a one-year hiatus, The River Pigs. New acts this year are Bill Keale, Burninâ€™ Moonlight, the Tom & Heather Duo, Annie Bany, The Notables, Deco Moon Jazz, Jenny Conlee and Ruckus. Well known around the Central Oregon area, but making his first appearance at the Sunriver Art Faire, is Hawaiian singer Bill Keale. He was born on Oahu and raised near the shores of Kailua Bay where he discovered music and writing. Keale received the â€œBest of Central Oregonâ€? singer/songwriter and â€œBest Local Musicianâ€? awards. He has appeared on OPBâ€™s â€œOregon Art Beatâ€? program. Kealeâ€™s undeniable talent, unmistakable voice, and healing presence make for a magical combination of spirit, music and heart. Acoustic trio Burninâ€™ Moonlight combines their love of music and snappy stage banter in an infectious and engaging stage presence. With diverse musical backgrounds, they shift smoothly between spirited traditional bluegrass, rootsy folk, a little country, swing and low down blues. Scott Foxx lets it fly with fiery fiddle, hard-driving rhythm guitar and brilliant solos. Jim Roy cuts loose with his Piedmont finger-style guitar and rippinâ€™ mandolin solos. Maggie Jacksonâ€™s bass and rhythm guitar keep a steady beat when sheâ€™s not pickinâ€™ bluegrass and blues banjo. Jackson and Roy share sweet, soulful vocal leads and
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harmonies that top off the instrumental collage. The Tom and Heather Duo, from the five-piece band â€œOut of the Blue,â€? perform all over Central Oregon. Heatherâ€™s husky voice works wonders on songs from Bonnie Raitt and Aretha Franklin to Joe Cocker or the Rolling Stones. Heather sings and plays the cajĂłn (drum box) along with rhythm guitar. Tom plays rhythm and lead guitar with backup vocals. Their song list spans decades. Annie Banyâ€™s love of music runs deep. She dreamed of being an actress on Broadway until she stumbled upon songwriting after receiving her first guitar. She morphed from an imaginative child to a passionate and creative young woman. She wrote or co-wrote every song on her debut album, â€œBarefoot & Young.â€? Bany and her music producer Rob Schrock have a song featured in the upcoming major motion picture, â€œIra Finkelsteinâ€™s Christmas,â€? starring Elliott Gould. The Notables Swing Band brings back the golden oldies
from the Big Band era when swing ruled the dance floors. Many of the 17 band members remember those full sounds and infectious rhythms. The Notables formed in 2010 to recreate this great music. Swing is enjoying a resurgence as new generations discover how danceable the music is. Their sets also include waltzes, rock â€™nâ€™ roll, various Latin rhythms and popular contemporary songs â€“ music fast and slow. They are a spin-off of the 75-member Cascade Horizon Band, well known in Bend.
Lori Fletcherâ€™s love of classic jazz, blues, and rhythm and blues from the 1930s1960s inspired her to create Deco Moon Jazz Band, which she fronts as the â€œgirl singer.â€? Deco Moon focuses on the swinginâ€™ standards, down and dirty Delta blues and classic Motown. Fletcherâ€™s sultry vocals are accompanied by some of the finest musicians in the northwest. â€œAh, But Iâ€™ve Learned!â€? is Fletcherâ€™s first CD project, an assembly of her favorite tunes from the American songbook. Fletcher lives in Oregon and performs regularly throughout the northwest. Jenny Conlee has been playing music in Oregon for more than 20 years, first with Calobo (a roots rock band in the 1990s), then The Decemberists, and currently Black Prairie. She began playing ac-
cordion about 15 years ago and fell in love with the sounds of French musette music. She will perform traditional French and Italian songs as well as original compositions in the musette style. Ruckus is a very popular Bend group. Each member brings their own blend of entertainment experience to the group of five. Their professionalism creates a unique musical collage and cheers are common when Ruckus plays. Audience ful combination of talent and fun make Ruckus the perfect entertainment. â€œAll this great entertainment along with 65 juried artist booths, a food court, an art activity center for kids, live art demonstrations and more, can be found throughout the long weekend in The Village at Sunriver. Mark your calendar now and make plans to bring your family and friends,â€? said Stedman. Information: www.sunriver artfaire.com, email sunriver firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-877-269-2580.
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Help in the annual battle against noxious weeds This year’s War on Weeds will be Friday, August 2, with everyone gathering in Sunriver to pull noxious weeds. Following the pull, volunteers are treated to a complimentary lunch at Mary McCallum Park. War on Weeds day (WOW for short), held the first Friday of August, is a one-day effort to pull as many noxious weeds as possible before they bloom. Volunteers fan out across Sunriver and nearby areas for four hours (give or take) of weed pulling. Since 2009, WOW volunteers have pulled 755 bags of weeds weighing a total of 13,300 pounds. Noxious weeds are plants that are invasive and not native to Sunriver. They have no natural controls because animals won’t eat them. They spread quickly and can choke out other species of plant. In Sunriver, noxious weeds include spotted knapweed, bull thistle and Dalmatian toadflax. Knap-
weed is the most prevalent and poses the greatest threat. There is little bull thistle, at least in the main areas of Sunriver. Toadflax grows slowly, sending out runners that make it difficult to eliminate by pulling. It is better to report toadflax to SROA’s Environmental Services Department so they can spray it. Two other plants are considered nuisances if not noxious: Canada thistle and mullein. The thistle is better left to be sprayed because it too sends out runners. A member of the figwort family, mullein was used as a medicinal herb by Native Americans and many experts do not consider it a noxious weed. Anyone interested in volunteering can show up at the Sunriver Nature Center at 8 a.m. to receive weed collection bags and pulling location. For more information, contact Patti Gentiluomo, SROA environmental director at 541593-1522.
SWAT to scout, pull weeds No one-day effort will get all noxious weeds. Last year, Carolyn Barr and Barbara Brocker, joined later by John Fratt, organized SWAT – Sunriver Weed Attack Team – to continue hunting noxious weeds through September. SWAT volunteers can be either weed scouts or weed pullers. The scouts cruise Sunriver to spot and report patches of noxious weeds. Pullers can then go out and get rid of the weeds — on their own time or with a group. Scouts will conduct two drive-by missions July 19 and July 26 to spot (and maybe pull) any weed patches found. Anyone interested in helping should contact Carolyn Barr 541-593-8397 or Barbara Brocker 541-593-1396 for more information.
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From Sunriver Scene sources A bill that benefits the residents of the River Meadows development south of Sunriver sailed through the Oregon House and Senate on unanimous votes and was signed by Gov. John Kitzhaber June 4. House Bill 3096-A allows nonprofit and for-profit water improvement companies to own and operate sanitary sewer services and include existing systems in land improvement plans. The River Meadows community was developed, plotted and approved prior to implementation of the state’s comprehensive land-use laws, and had its own sewer and water entities. However, those entities were not allowed to consolidate their operations as an improvement district under existing state laws. Having the entities operate as a service district, which was allowed under law, would have precluded part-time residents from participating in votes affecting them or serving as board members. River Meadows’ water district is a special district and exempt from taxation. However, the sewer system changed hands from the homeowner association to private ownership in 2004 but had been in existence since 1970s. The sewer system was being taxed $6,500 annually by the county. The bill allows River Meadows to own and operate them both as nonprofits, said David Wayland, River Meadows general manager. “Right now we have three corporations – the homeowners association, the water district and the sewer company. That’s three boards of directors, triple the minutes and board meetings. We’ll probably become the River Meadows Utility District or River Meadows Improvement District. The legislation just paves the way for us to do this legally. Gene Whisnant was gracious enough to sponsor it,” Wayland said. “I’m glad to be able to help my constituents through broadly supported, bi-partisan legislation,” said Rep. Whisnant who is serving his sixth term as State Representative for Redmond, Sunriver, Tumalo and parts of Bend and Deschutes County. Whisnant and Wayland credited attorney Bruce White for helping draft the legislation. SUNRIVER SCENE • JULY 2013
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sunriver owners association By Bob Nelson, SROA President Each July, Sunriver property owners have the opportunity to participate in a fundamental right and responsibility of ownership, voting to fill vacancies on the SROA Board of Directors. The board is composed of nine members with three vacancies filled annually. Members serve three year Bob Nelson terms and cannot serve more than two consecutive terms. Board members are volunteers who serve without compensation. There are just two basic qualifications for eligibility for nomination, election or appointment. First, a candidate must be a member in good standing of the Sunriver Owners Association. Secondly, employees of SROA are not eligible to serve on the board. However, our association has experienced significant growth over the years, becoming larger and more complex. For example, SROA has an annual budget of almost $9 million, 70 miles of roadways, 34 miles of paved pathways, two aquatics facilities, $1 million of vehicles and equipment, nine departments totaling 44 full-time and 85 seasonal employees,
25 tennis courts and 33 acres of newly acquired common property – the result of our recent property trade. Consequently, it has become routine that emphasis be placed on seeking potential candidates who have specific skills, abilities, knowledge and experience deemed beneficial to assist the board in the administration of the SROA. The SROA Nominating Committee has worked tirelessly, and with autonomy, in vetting potential candidates for the board. This year, the committee has provided three individuals for the ballot in order to fill three vacancies. The current board thanks those individuals for their service on this very important committee. Over the past few years, our association has enjoyed significant success, none of which would have been possible without the authorizing vote of our owners. Together, we have developed a solid long-term financial plan for replacing our infrastructure and existing amenities. We have also resolved, by developing the SHARC facility, the matter of World War II era asbestos found at our old amphitheater site. Simply
June SROA board meeting summary The Sunriver Owners Association (SROA) Board of Directors met Saturday, June 15, 2013. Board members present: Bob Nelson, Bob Wrightson, Roger Smith, Patty Klascius, David Jendro, Pat Hensley and Greg Froomer. Absent: Chris Christensen, Richard Wharton. Staff present: Bill Peck, Susan Berger. Treasurer’s report As of May 31, 2012 (unaudited/estimated) Revenues...............................$769,650 Expenses...............................$709,409 Surplus (deficit)......................$60,240 Owners forum –Frank Brocker opposes the Design Committee recommendation to change the Design Manual to require all gravel driveways to be paved. He noted that because his driveway is sloped, an asphaltcovered driveway would facilitate water running into his house. –Bill Miller also opposed the proposed changes and feels that gravel is more attractive than asphalt and that it would also be a financial burden. –Ed Cleary was concerned about how the driveway rule revision would affect him financially. –Scott Hartung spoke on behalf of the Covenants Committee, relaying that the committee supports the proposed revisions to the Sunriver Rules & RegulaPage 26
tions relative to the Sunriver magistrate. Association operations Administration: All SROA departments are quite busy gearing up for the summer season. Work continues to ensure a smooth transition of the new general manager and magistrate. Task forces continue to gather information and input on the Pathway Master Plan, river access, Infrastructure Amenities Master Plan and long-range financial planning. Accounting: Analyzing SHARC fund lump sum collections to determine whether or not there are enough funds to pay down additional principal on the debt. Communications: Staff continues working on the Sunriver Style marketing campaign, which now includes television commercials and a billboard along I-84 in Portland. Community Development: Properties flagged in the paint survey are responding and repainting. The Design Committee has done a major overhaul of the design manual and is soliciting owner comments on the proposed changes. Environmental Resources: Began ladder fuels reduction and tree thinning on commons. Plans are under way for the August War on Weeds day. IT: Installed fiber at SHARC allowing
put, these accomplishments embody a community working and making decisions together. And while we have certainly accomplished much in the recent past, our community still has many challenges and opportunities in the future. Our association serves, for all intents and purposes, as the governing body for the community of Sunriver. This makes the decision regarding SROA’s leadership all the more important. Moreover, it is the essential right and responsibility of ownership to vote. The act of voting remains at the core of community governance. Ownership of property in Sunriver brings with it a sense of pride, honor and responsibility. At its core is our distinctive and compelling mission of maintaining Sunriver as a premier residential and resort community, protecting and enhancing its quality of life, natural environment and property values. In recent years, the SROA board has had a number of priorities in service of this mission. These priorities include: Financial Soundness and Sustainability. This has been addressed through both the development of adequate reserve funding and the administration of the association within our annual budgeted resources. In addition, we are currently developgreater flexibility of routing video and data throughout SHARC and SROA. Worked with BendBroadband to restore seasonal Internet services to recreation facilities such as Fort Rock Park and North Pool. Researching options for replacement of tennis gate access system. Public Works: All park areas are ready for the summer, including installation of barbecues and repairs to picnic tables. Three new drinking fountains were installed, two at Fort Rock Park and one at North Courts tennis center. Slurry sealing on some lanes and pathway reconstruction were complete before the summer rush. Recreation/SHARC: Tennis Hill opened May 24. Completed majority of hiring for summer staff and lifeguards. Held lifeguard training and in-service workshops. Board actions –Approved May 17, 2013 board work session and May 18, 2013 regular board meeting minutes as written. –Approved May 31, 2013 summary financial statement (estimated/unaudited). –Approved pay down of the Bank of America loan with additional debt payment in the amount of $200,000 on the variable loan. –Approved an agreement with WHPacific for phase one development of the boat ramp facilities in pasture 11 in the amount of $42,564.00, deliver-
ing, refining and implementing a long-term financial plan and an Infrastructure and Amenities Master Plan. Protecting Our Property Values. We have addressed this in a number of ways. First, we have continued to adequately maintain and replace critical community infrastructure such as roads and pathways, and have supported BendBroadband’s upgrades to our telecommunications infrastructure. Second, one of our fundamental responsibilities has been, and will continue to be, the maintenance of high standards of design. Third, we continue to enhance our amenities infrastructure as evidenced by the addition of the SHARC. Enriching Our Quality of Life. While quality of life is multi-dimensional, we have focused on the protection of our natural environment, the addition of amenities options, supporting responsible development and encouraging local business. In closing, our mission to be a premier resort and residential community has set the bar of attainment very high indeed. To achieve such a status requires active, informed, competent and dynamic leadership. That makes property ownership in Sunriver, as well as SROA board service, an honor and an almost sacred responsibility. ables consist of community outreach, necessary agency approvals, design and project cost estimates. –Approved a change to the Finance Committee charter relative to fixed asset reviews. –Approved revisions to the Sunriver Rules & Regulations Sections 1.01, 1.02, 4.01 and 4.02 relative to the Sunriver magistrate position. –Elected officers for the 2013-2014 SROA Board of Directors: Bob Nelson, president; Pat Hensley, vice president; Richard Wharton, secretary; Mike Gocke, treasurer (pending results of the annual election). Committee/board action requests –Accepted the resignation of Paul Oles and Jonathan Kahnoski from the Design Committee. Board discussion –The board instructed the Design Committee to provide the board with additional background information and justification for the proposed changes to the Design Manual. “We have no context in which to form judgement, opinion or understand the proposed changes,” said Bob Nelson, SROA board president. “We are stopping the formal review (of the manual). I’m guessing we are about five months away from any board decisions. We need much more time and a thorough investigation.” Owners will have another chance to turn to Summary, page 27 SUNRIVER SCENE • JULY 2013
SROA board candidates respond to questions posed by the Scene Questions
1. Why did you agree to run for the SROA board?
1. I agreed to run as I have enjoyed working with others on projects that benefit Sunriver. I find the issues facing SROA intriguing and would like to be part of an effort to solve the issues.
1. I pro-actively sought out the Nominating Committee in an effort to become a board candidate. My intention and desire is to become more actively engaged in the Sunriver community through involvement in SROA governance and other activities. We recently relocated to Sunriver as permanent residents and would like to give back to the community through volunteer service. I firmly believe I have improved the operations and financial picture of every entity I have worked with and would like to continue in that vein in our community.
1. The past few SROA boards have guided our community into an admirable financial and competitive environment. I want to continue that process by serving again and assuring that we do so meeting the association’s mission statement. With the recent acquisition of thirty acres of property and the visionary infrastructure plan, I want to assure an orderly development of added amenities without need for assessments.
2. Describe your volunteer work in either Sunriver or elsewhere. 3. Summarize your educational background and work experience. 4. What issues would you like the board to address in the next three years? 5. How would you increase the appeal of Sunriver? 6. Is there anything else you would like to add?
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2. I am currently on the Finance Committee of SROA and have volunteered in Sunriver with the Potluck Committee, Habitat for Humanity, Care and Share, and the LT Rangers. I was a member of Optimist International for more than 20 years and was twice president of a local chapter. 3. I solved financial, accounting, tax, and consulting problems for clients for 40 years. For 33 of the 40 years I was an owner of a successful accounting and consulting practice. I also taught at Pacific Lutheran University for nine years. I hold three degrees: BS in Accounting, MBA, and MS in Taxation. I hold four professional designations in addition to having been a CPA since 1973. 4. First, there should be a new financial relationship with property managers and independent owners that is fair to both sides. Second, the number and type of amenities and improvements identified by the Infrastructure and Amenities Task Force should be developed within the appropriate financial limits. 5. It takes a series of steps over several years to continue to increase the appeal of Sunriver. Recent improvements in websites and print advertisements about Sunriver are a start. Second, start working on some of the projects identified in the report by the Infrastructure and Amenities Task Force after getting appropriate
3. MBA; Associate of Science in electronic engineering technology; BA in law and society. Since 2011 I have been a business and finance consultant to local governments and school districts. Prior to that I was Budget Director of Portland Public Schools. At various times for the Portland Development Commission I performed as the budget director, chief financial officer and chief administrative officer. I served
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2. To this point in time I have not engaged in volunteer work in Sunriver. I have engaged in numerous volunteer activities in the San Jose, Gresham and Portland areas. Some of those volunteer activities include: Member, City of Gresham budget and finance committees; Little League baseball coach; Gresham Youth Soccer Association board member; member, budget reviewer and presenter – Government Finance Officers Association; member and presenter – Oregon Municipal Finance Officers Association; and board member – Point West Credit Union.
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review and comment on any proposed changes when the Design Manual comes back before the board. –Received a progress report from BendBroadband at Friday’s work session. Anyone with BendBroadband service can expect potential outages on July 30 between the hours of midnight and 8 a.m. when BendBroadband turns off the analog signal and switches over to digital. Other business –Steve Runner and Tom O’Shea gave a progress report on happenings at Sunriver Resort. They are in the middle of a major investment back into the resort and have spent around $10 million for revitalization of lodge rooms. “We are looking at the future,” said O’Shea. “We see a need to bring areas of the resort to a higher level.” Proposed improvements include upgrading the lodge to ADA standards, changing configuration of the resort core for a better entry experience, parking expansion, updating the lodge pool and recreation area and new hotel rooms. The meeting adjourned at 10:40 a.m. The next SROA board work session is 9 a.m. Friday, July 19, followed by the regular board meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 20 in the SROA administration building, 57455 Abbot Drive, between circles 3 and 4, next to the Sunriver Fire Department. Approved minutes of the meeting are posted, as available, on the SROA website at www.sunriverowners.org. www.sunriverowners.org
2. Five years of SROA committee service, the last three years of board service, passion for Sunriver values now and for the future. My past professional experience and SROA service will support the board and provide much-needed continuity given the complexities of each effort. 3. With over forty years of experience in project management, development of various complex systems and staff management of groups ranging from 20 to 200, I bring skills in planning, finance, and evaluation of proposals to the board. 4. High on the list of activities for many owners and visitors is better access to the river. We now have the ability to provide that access and I want to see it brought to fruition with owner input into the initial plan to be presented by a professional designer. Second, we must see the adoption and testing of a new approach to compensation from our guests for the use of our many attractive amenities, one that supports SROA operations. Likewise, the adoption and testing of a new long-range financing program must show independence from owner assessments while providing a path for the creation of those new or improved amenities the community has vetted. 5. Development of a new, long-term financial relationship with property managers and independent renters that sustains SROA operations is essential. We must also assure that we are on a solid long-term financial plan that yields both adequate funds for replacement of our assets and the ability to afford additions to our amenities that the community supports without further assessments. Openness with all owners throughout the processes through traditional ways, increased web information and outreach to non-residents will bring about the best results. Questions about the pace, style and priority to the community of any proposals will also continue to be addressed through open meetings, publications, web-based videos, and presentations. 6. My negotiation and mediation skills will be useful in contractual matters. Also my knowledge of the complexity and reach of decisions being made by the board and their historical context is important. Page 27
Q: The the gate restricting ceptual Pathway Master Plan. first place. With that said, the board along trailered boat launching at the How many comments have been marina boat ramp will be closed received? What are owners saying with some owners had trouble an hour longer this summer about the proposed changes, and understanding the intent of the than last (9:30 a.m. to 4:30 how does the association incor- proposed revisions. Subsequentp.m.) Owners displaying their porate owner comments into its ly, the board sent the proposed changes back to the Design homeowner I.D. cards are still decision-making process? Committee, asking A: Due to the permitted to hand launch canoes, them to provide kayaks and rafts from the ramp mandatory nature the rationale and during those hours. What’s the of some of the projustification for the status of efforts to develop river- posed revisions, the changes. It was majority of comfront access? A: River access is priority ments received so Owners are welcome to felt that this was necessary for the number one for the SROA Board far are focused on submit questions to be of Directors and progress has the Design Com- answered in this column. board and the community to fully unalready been made. WHPacific mittee Manual of Email to derstand why the has been selected to design the Rules and Procebrookes@srowners.org river access area, estimate the dures. Again, for by the 12th of the month. changes were being construction costs and secure obvious reasons, proposed. Once the necessary approvals. They owners who believe that they received, most likely in August, will be meeting with owners to will be impacted financially, visu- the revisions along with the get a better understanding of ally or noisily are more likely to reasons for the changes would what owners want the river ac- comment. And the board wants ������ be publicized for the required cess ��������������������������������������������� area to look like. The goal to hear all of the comments good 60-day comment period. ������������������������������������������� ���������������������������������������� �������� owner comis to���������������������������������������������������������� have an owner-driven plan or bad. However, Q: What is the status of efforts ������������������������ �������� and ��������������������������������� construction cost estimates ments will carry more weight if to create a new recreation access ������������������������������������������������� ���������������������������������� focused �������� vs. agreement? Who is working on by the end of this year or early they are community ��������������������������������� �������� a personal perspective (NIMBY). next������������������������������������������������ year. 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hind offering a late day swim session at SHARC this summer? A: Statistics show that the slowest time of day for SHARC visitation is between the hours of 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. But regardless of the number of visitors, we are still required to staff all three bodies of water and the water slides. If we can boost business during this time period we can make the most efficient use of our staff. We are offering “Splashy Hour” for the working folk who might enjoy a swim after work or a cold beverage on the patio while the kids enjoy all that SHARC has to offer. This discounted twilight swim will boost business and offer an additional service to the public. Q: What’s become of owner requests for specific types of exercise equipment in the SHARC fitness room? (Example: the request for a rowing machine.) A: We are continually monitoring the use of the current exercise equipment and keeping track of owner requests of which there is a pretty long and varied list. Everyone feels his or her request is equally important and necessary to complete his or her fitness routine. I share this only to perhaps create a level of understanding that we would need a facility three or four times the current size to accommodate all of the requests we have received. Several owners have gone as far as to suggest that they would purchase the requested equipment for the fitness room. Although we appreciate the gesture, we just aren’t able to make room for additional equipment without eliminating something else, which could compromise another member’s enjoyment of the facility. Another reason we are maxed out on space is ADA compliance. There are laws that require a cer-
tain amount of distance between machines and open floor space for mobility. These laws, along with an analysis of our owners needs, were taken into consideration by the Precor consultant when the room was designed. Lastly, Rebound Physical Therapy, which is a wonderful and well-used amenity for owners, utilizes some of the fitness area as well. We would love to accommodate everyone’s request, however, space is limited. The room was professionally designed as a fitness facility not a body building gym. The facility includes a variety of state-of-the-art cardiovascular equipment along the windows. In the center of the room is a circuit of strength building equipment designed to focus on the body’s different muscle groups. While we understand that this is not the response those hoping for barbells, heavy weights and specialized equipment want to hear, we will continue to monitor the requests received and the actual use of the current equipment to determine, when the existing equipment comes due for replacement, if changes are warranted. With that said, I’d almost be willing to bet that the equipment we currently have is capable of providing the specific workout that some of the additional equipment requested is thought to provide. Our SHARC management team members are available to educate anyone interested in learning more about the cable machines that provide a vast array of exercises that can supplement any fitness routine. Additionally, Rebound Physical Therapy has a physical trainer on staff who will answer questions and provide equipment familiarization when he is on-site and not working with clients.
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4. I am particularly interested in ensuring SROA continues with the development, modification and implementation of long-range plans. This includes development of multi-year financial forecasts and plans tied to the needs and desires of SROA. This should be accomplished while adhering to financial policies and best practices that protect and promote the financial interests
of the affected stakeholders such as homeowners, local businesses (including property management companies), the Sunriver Resort, and Sunriver guests. Short-term SROA projects I support include improved river access; updates to the pathway system; Abbot Circle interchange; continued improvement of board and SROA business practices. 5. We must continue efforts to maintain and improve our community facilities and amenities and support our local businesses. Board actions supported by the homeowners over the previous 3-5 years have done a tremendous job of increasing the appeal of Sunriver. Specific actions include support for increased reserves and construction of the SHARC. We should continue to improve and perhaps expand marketing ef-
forts in partnership with property management companies and central Oregon visitor organizations. We should continue efforts to improve the village in partnership with the local businesses. We should work with governmental economic development agencies and private partners to promote businesses and economic development that support and will improve the desirability of Sunriver as a place for permanent residents as well as guests. 6. All efforts to move forward must be carefully managed through the continued use of effective financial forecasting and planning as well as effective operational planning and implementation. Efforts to continue improving Sunriver must proceed methodically without imposing undue burden on stakeholders.
SROA controller earns association management certification Jamie Kendellen, SROA’s controller, has earned the Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) designation by the National Board of Certification for Community Association Managers (NBCCAM). The board administers the CMCA examination, a rigorous test that measures knowledge of community management best practices. Kendellen joins more than 11,000 CMCAs worldwide who have demonstrated the skills essential for managing homeowner and condominium associations and cooperatives. Kendellen was hired by SROA in 2012. She has nine years experience as a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner. She holds a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Linfield College. More than 62 million Ameri-
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comment from homeowners and other stakeholders in Sunriver. Publicity concerning the projects will help increase the appeal. Completing projects will increase the appeal further. A series of articles in the Scene as well as on the SROA websites concerning the projects will help. The projects identified will likely require a number of years to complete. One or more improvements might be completed each year thus ensuring ongoing publicity about the latest improvement. Completed projects will offer tangible evidence of planning and management on an ongoing basis. It should be noted that the process of planning, getting homeowner input, and building the SHARC created very favorable publicity and increased the appeal of Sunriver. Like SHARC, completion of the projects identified will continue the buzz over the latest improvement in Sunriver. This will increase the appeal of Sunriver. 6. At the end of my term of office I would like to leave SROA in better condition than it was prior to my term of office. No one individual can do this on his or her own. It is only by working cooperatively in a thoughtful and consistent manner that we can continue to improve Sunriver. Any efforts though would be guided by Vision 2020, SROA mission values, and owner comment. W W W . W E B F O O T P A I N T I N G . C O M
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Celebrating a rebuilt, redecorated utility trailer A group of Sunriver residents decided to thank Jim and Louise Wilson for loaning out their utility trailer to the neighbors to haul yard debris and assorted junk. “We thought it would be a nice gesture to rebuild the Wilson’s trailer, the one we’ve used many times,” said Chris Christiansen. “When Bob Wrightson, Chuck Sperbeck and I heard the Wil-
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SUNRIVER SCENE • JULY 2013
connections News and insight from Sunriver Resort
State of the Resort by Tom O’Shea
In April, I celebrated my five-year anniversary in Sunriver. I have seen many changes over the past five years. Sunriver is indeed a wonderful community, and I am very proud to be a part of it. There are a number of initiatives under way at the resort that I would like to share with you. I hope most of you have had a chance to drop by the old South Pool site and witness the amazing transformation taking place. As you know, the South Pool site was part of the land exchange that was signed last year. We view this parcel as a vital addition to the resort core. In keeping with our desire to honor and memorialize the heritage and traditions of Sunriver, the site will be dedicated to Colonel Frank S. Besson and the troops under his command during the WWII operation of Camp Abbot. The dedication ceremony will take place this September, with members of the Besson family in attendance. It will be formally named “Besson Commons,” and we believe it will become a hub for outdoor celebrations and events. Some of you in the community have asked my thoughts on the long-term plan for river access at Sunriver. In negotiating the land swap with the Sunriver Owners Association (SROA), a suitable location for a boat ramp was a primary consideration. The location of the current boat ramp contributes to traffic congestion at the Marina during the summer season. Therefore, it has always been our desire to seek an alternative location. In 2010, Sunriver Resort agreed to keep the boat ramp operational for a three-year period to assist the SROA in its long-term planning for a permanent solution. In the spirit of partnership, the SROA funded the cost of adding fencing to provide additional parking, and the Resort agreed to pay the overhead costs of operating the ramp during this time. In addition, the Resort agreed to extend the term for two years. The agreement expires at the end of 2014. At that time the ramp will be taken out of service and the land will be returned to its natural state. From a business perspective, the Resort is enjoying a very busy summer. Overnight bookings continue to grow year-over-year. The Corporate and Conventions markets in general continue to show significant signs of growth, and group bookings for 2014 show a positive growth trend when compared with the same time last year. Our new Beer Garden behind the Lodge has been very well received, and we are proud to be part of the Central Oregon Beer Week. With regard to community events and fundraising for nonprofits, we are busy making plans for Rhythm on the Range over the 4th of July weekend to benefit the Wonderland Express; Run for Birds in late July, which benefits the Nature Center and Observatory; and the Marathon for a Cause on Labor Day Weekend, which provides funding for breast cancer screening for uninsured women in Oregon and southwest Washington. On behalf of the resort and our 900 associates, we would like to express our gratitude to the Sunriver community for your continued support and patronage. May you all continue to have a great summer season. Kind regards, Tom O’Shea Managing Director, Sunriver Resort Limited Partnership
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News and insight from Sunriver Resort
Sunriver Resort: The Start of Unforgettable
Golf: The Early Crew
During the fall of 2012, Sunriver Resort approached a local advertising agency, tbd, with a challenge to help cultivate a new branding campaign and tagline. The goal was to help capture the essence of Sunriver through the voice of our visitors.
Dawn comes early on a Sunriver summer day, as Head Golf Superintendent Ryan Wulff knows. He and chocolate lab companion Marley arrive at work at the Meadows Golf Course at 4:00 A.M., charged with the task of keeping the courses in pristine condition.
Research tells us that guests and homeowners alike use Sunriver as a base camp for an endless collection of Central Oregon adventures. Guest surveys tell us that we continually offer tangible and intangible experiences that create lasting memories. History tells us that we are the destination of choice for generations of families and groups looking to connect with themselves, one another and the natural environment. Since our goal at Sunriver Resort is to ensure that we provide unforgettable experiences for all who stay, play, dine and celebrate with us, the tagline “The Start of Unforgettable” emerged as a natural fit to convey Sunriver’s promise to our guests. There are boundless applications for this “The Start of Unforgettable” concept, and Sunriver Resort associates are already adopting, and adapting, the philosophy to help make every Resort experience exceptional. Share your unforgettable experience with us by emailing newsletter@ sunriver-resort.com, and we may feature your story in our next newsletter.
Working at Sunriver: IGNITE! Sunriver Resort is raising the bar on traditional employee privilege packages with a recently launched program that aims to excite and attract great talent. Aptly named “IGNITE,” the program supports Sunriver Resort associates by helping “. . . spark [their] passions to fuel [their] career[s].” Grounded in a philosophy that inspiring employees helps increase tenure and improve performance, IGNITE offers coveted privileges and amenities that reflect both the culture of Sunriver Resort and Central Oregon as a community. With this program, Sunriver Resort will continue to be a Destination of Choice for talented employees.
From the Kitchen: Zeppa Bistro By: Chef Kelly Loucks
Summer nights on the deck call for a light salad to complement your favorite chilled beverage. This Strawberry Feta Summer Salad, newly added to the Zeppa menu, includes fresh crumbled feta from local farm Valley Blue. Try it tonight, and spend less time slaving over the skillet and more time enjoying the sunset! Serving size: Salad for Two 4 cups raw organic spinach
4 tbsp raspberry vinaigrette Directions: • Wash and dry raw organic spinach. • In large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. • Toss and serve.
On any given year, they conduct a six-month-long dance with the weather, willing Mother Nature to provide an even blanket of insulating snow and then tirelessly working to remove it from the greens once it turns to ice. Course maintenance during the off-season also includes tree removal, aerification, the application of top dressing and other tasks that the casual observer might call voodoo, but fall under the classification of Plant Pathology. Ryan’s role with Sunriver Resort is considered a dream job among turf management professionals – since the caliber of Central Oregon courses, the temperate climate and the laid-back culture make it a coveted location in which to settle. As Ryan and Marley begin their morning routines and the sun peeks over the horizon, it is easy to see why.
Owner Spotlight: Meet the Witmers Kelly and Joel Witmer are organizing closets and unpacking pictures of their granddaughters as they blissfully settle into their new forever home. After five years of searching for a dream setting in which to ultimately retire, they were nearly on the verge of giving up until one day Kelly stumbled across Caldera Springs while browsing online. It was such a life-changing moment for Kelly that she still remembers the exact date it happened: “I first heard about Caldera Springs on December 20, 2011,” she recalls. “We looked at everything, everywhere – from Willamette Valley to Jacksonville to Grants Pass. We wanted a place where friends and family would want to visit.” They were starting to think that there may be no such perfect place, until they found Caldera Springs. When they arrived at Caldera Springs in February 2012, Kelly and Joel felt as if they were coming home. They were greeted with the splendor of the Cascade Mountains coupled with magnificent wildlife sightings and an overwhelming sense of community. “It sounded so perfect, we didn’t think it could be true,” Kelly says. “Caldera Springs was everything we knew we wanted. Whoever was behind how this came together, we share a common heart,” states Kelly.
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The stakes are high this year, in particular for Ryan and his team, given the robust tournament schedule that began with the PGA Professional National Championship in June, and will end with the Pacific Amateur in September. The mild winter contributed to excellent course conditions, but Ryan credits the vigilant support of his assistants as much as anything else.
In a whirlwind, Kelly and Joel sold their home, bought their homesite in Caldera Springs, and immediately started construction on their dream home. They moved into their house in early May 2013 and are madly in love with the place they now call home. “We still wake up every morning and smile when we realize that we’re really here,” says Kelly.
Good Works: La Pine Field Project After months of planning and community input, Sunriver Resort and several local companies have united to begin work on La Pine’s Finely Butte Field project – a piece of land slated to become a three-field youth baseball and softball facility in the heart of La Pine, Oregon. The goal of the project is to create a high-quality outdoor facility to attract major youth baseball and softball tournaments to the area, positively impacting not only the youth in the community, but also the Newberry-area economy during spring and summer months. Thus far, the various supporters have contributed nearly $5,000 in time, materials and equipment. But committee members see this as a small first step to realizing their vision, which ultimately includes three fields, a renovated clubhouse, bleachers, picnic area and other amenities. Currently, committee members include La Pine Parks, Ewing Irrigation, Bend Parks, Vic Russell Construction, Sunriver Resort, Sunriver Environmental, Profile Products, Helena Chemical, Deschutes County Juvenile Justice, Hunter Industries and La Pine Little League. Those interested in contributing can contact Sunriver Resort committee lead Josh Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUNRIVER SCENE • JULY 2013
Associate Spotlight: Meet Skip James
Food News: Sunriver Beer Garden
This winter, Sunriver Resort welcomed William “Skip” James as the new Director of Sales and Marketing to oversee the Sales, Marketing, Conventions and Reservations departments.
Locals and culinary travelers know that Central Oregon has been deemed a beer mecca by many a craft beer aficionado. Sunriver Resort’s newest dining venue offers a relaxing way to indulge this passion . . .
Skip’s long career in hospitality has included leadership roles at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, the Westin River Walk in San Antonio, the Wigwam Golf Resort & Spa in Phoenix, the Westin Park Central & Sheraton Park Central in Dallas, and The Westin Fort Lauderdale in Florida. This extensive background prepared him well to help pursue Sunriver Resort’s quest to be the “Destination of Choice” for guests, homeowners, employees, group travelers and outdoor enthusiasts. Skip, wife Marilyn, 11-year-old daughter Lauren, and dog Bambi relocated from Hilton Head to Central Oregon this spring. Here, Skip answers five pressing questions:
Located just behind the Main Lodge, adjacent to the Merchant Trader lawn, overlooking the Cascade Mountains, the Sunriver Resort Beer Garden is open daily until September. It features a casual dining menu, a robust list of local craft beers and regional wines, and live music every Friday and Saturday night. The venue is family-friendly, making it an ideal place to kick back and relax after a full and active day. “The Resort’s Beer Garden is a cool, casual place to enjoy a beautiful Central Oregon evening,” says Director of Restaurants Maury Kepley. “We love how guests can bring their dogs, let their children play on the lawn, and watch the sun set while enjoying a local beverage.” The Beer Garden is the ninth dining venue for Sunriver Resort, which currently includes the Meadows at the Lodge, the Owl’s Nest Bar & Grille, the Merchant Trader Café, The Grille at Crosswater, the Turn Café at Crosswater, McDivot’s Café, Bellatazza Café, and Zeppa Bistro. Visit sunriverbeergarden.com for more information!
What do you love most about living in Central Oregon so far? – The people are real and truly happy to be here. I have not seen this in any other location in which I have lived during my 20-year hospitality career. It gives the area a warm and inviting energy, and motivates people to connect and enjoy their surroundings.
First Annual Sunriver Resort Brewfest.
You played college baseball. How do you translate your on-field skills into your management style? – In baseball, when you’re calling a game, you are focused only on the game in front of you. You don’t hear or see any distractions. I have found myself applying these same fundamentals to the hospitality business as I did as a catcher. In baseball, you have to work as a team to win and that starts with fundamentals: knowing your strengths and weaknesses, knowing your competition, having a game plan, developing good habits, and maintaining a positive outlook in both success and defeat. How is your tennis game these days? – Tennis is my passion. It is great exercise and can be a precision sport at times similar to hitting a golf ball or baseball. Once I get settled I plan to join a local tennis league and also compete in regional tournaments. We hear you have a pet Poodle. What does Bambi think of the move? – Bambi is jumping around like a kangaroo. He is so excited to have grass and trees all around! He also enjoyed a trip to Bend this weekend and we love living in a town that is so dog-friendly. What is your favorite Sunriver Resort Signature event? – So far I have only experienced our first annual Brewfest, which was amazing. There were nearly 1,000 people enjoying the live music, kids playing on the putting course, couples lying in the grass, and families talking and eating at the picnic tables. I am excited to build on this event next year.
SUNRIVER SCENE • JULY 2013
Tourism Update: ‘Go Free’ Campaign
By: Alana Hughson President & CEO, Central Oregon Visitors Association When it comes to selling Sunriver as a vacation destination, the job seems like an easy one. After all, this is a place that offers a vacation experience unlike anywhere else. Yet thanks to the sheer volume of messages bombarding consumers, the job of reaching a new customer is more difficult than ever. Using iconic imagery, emotional language and an innovative strategy, this spring Central Oregon Visitors Association (COVA) and Sunriver stakeholders were able to reach these consumers with their “Go Free – Sunriver” marketing campaign. By strategically targeting a northern California audience using both demographics and psychographics, COVA and Sunriver engaged travelers by positioning Sunriver as an incomparable vacation experience. The centerpiece of the campaign was the Go Free Sunriver Vacation Sweepstakes. Unlike traditional sweepstakes, this online contest allowed people to customize their prize package by choosing Sunriver activities they would like to win. This allowed COVA to build a database of potential visitors that included insight on their specific travel interests for future marketing. The media blitz ran over a six-week period using TV, eblasts and online banners. The promotion garnered nearly 4.5 million online impressions and more than 6,600 landing-page views, resulting in a click-through rate 30% above global benchmarks. In fact, 49% of COVA’s website traffic during the six-week period came from advertising for the Go Free Sunriver campaign!
rhythm on the range july 5 - 6, 2013 wings and wheels
ghost tree invitational august 23 - 24, 2013 sunriver marathon for a cause
july 27, 2013 run for the birds july 28, 2013 sunriver music festival august 4 - 21, 2013
august 31 - september 1, 2013 pacific amateur golf classic september 21 - 26, 2013 traditions holiday celebration november 22, 2013 - january 1, 2014
Sunriver Service District Managing Board June meeting summary public safety The Sunriver Service District Managing Board’s regular meeting was held June 13. Board members present: Ron Angell, Debra Baker, Jim Wilson, Bob Wrightson, Bob Nelson. Staff present: Art Hatch, Marc Mills. Public input: - None Financial Report (As of May 31, 2013, unaudited)
Resources..................... .5,556,686 Requirements................ 3,357,904 Police: Wages & Benefits........ 1,242,357 Materials & Services...... 154,373 Fire: Wages & Benefits........ 1,525,904 Materials & Services...... 239,144 Bike Patrol......................... 47,190 Non-departmental........... 148,932
Board actions -Approved the minutes of the May 16 regular meeting. -Approved payment of $16,118.60 to SROA for services rendered in May 2013 and June rent of fire and police stations.
Citizen Patrol May 2013 Houses checked Public Assistance Special Projects Hazards Identified Hours
68 75 2 1 376
-Approved May 2013 summary financial statement (estimated/unaudited). -Reviewed the capital reserve study. Will continue to research and revisit next spring including projected expenses and how to adequately fund reserves. -Discussed interpretation of policy regarding contracts with SROA. -Approved the appointment of Bergen Bull to a three-year term on the Civil Service Commission. -Discussed the interpretation of SSD policy 003, Chapter 6, Section 1.7 (contracts with SROA) to clarify language at the request of the county and bring back to the next SSD meeting for approval. -Discussed the process for conducting annual reviews of the police and fire chiefs. -Approved engagement letter and appointment of Elizabeth Dickson of the Hurley Re Law Firm, as district’s general counsel. -Discussed task force research on what to do with the Sunriver Fire Department property regarding moving the police office into the building. -Discussed holding interviews for SSD board positions. Chiefs’ Reports Police: -In May, the department investigated 107 incidents, followed up on 63 and issued 18 case numbers; made six custody
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and four non-custody arrests; provided 678 on-property assists, 37 off-property assists and 587 public assists; issued 399 traffic warnings and 20 citations; investigated 50 SROA rules and regulation incidents, issued 63 warnings and one citation; and issued 249 warnings of pathway violations. -The department is gearing up for July 4 festivities in the village. -Four returning officers join three new officers for this summer’s bike patrol. Bike patrol officers will work five days a week in eight hour shifts with overlap between the morning and evening shifts. One officer will be stationed in the core area of The Village at Sunriver and SHARC with a goal to deter shoplifting. Bike patrol officers are instructed to make positive contact with the public on and off the pathways and to provide assistance where possible. -The department is hosting bicycle safety courses and junior officer programs this summer at
SHARC. -The June document shredding and prescription drop-off program was successful and will be offered at least once a year. -Officer Evan Kennedy gave a presentation on his participation in the Oregon portion of the Police Unity Tour, a 250-mile bicycle ride between Portsmouth, Va. and the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial in Washington, D.C. The ride is to raise awareness about officers who have died in the line of duty and money for the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial. This year’s ride raised $1.71 million for the charity. Kennedy was one of 12 representatives from Oregon. Fire: -The department responded to 50 incidents in May including 30 emergency medical service calls, three brush fires, two natural gas leaks and five service calls. -The department is gearing up for July 4 events in the village. -Chief Hatch noted they are
hosting public open houses at the fire department every Friday in July from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. -The CPR classes offered through the department have been quite popular, with 98 people participating to date. -The department met with emergency operation reps following the mock emergency exercise and discussed what went well and what could be done better. -Received a preliminary design cost estimate for renovation to the fire department building to be able to add the police department. The meeting adjourned at 4:06 p.m. to executive session to discussion negotiations regarding a firefighters union and litigation issues. The next meeting of the managing board is Thursday, July 18 13, 3 p.m. in the Sunriver Fire Station training room, 57475 Abbot Drive. Approved meeting minutes are posted, as available, at www.sunriversd.org
Fraud Alert: Hang up on medical alert imposters The Oregon Department of Justice has learned that older Oregonians are receiving prerecorded messages from medical alert imposters claiming to be from Life Alert, a personal emergency response and home medical alert system company. The recordings sound like a real person claiming that either “someone has purchased a Life Alert system for you,” or that “you qualify for a free Life Alert.” Others may say they are calling from a shipping depart-
ment to confirm a free order or to send you new Life Alert equipment. Life Alert confirmed the calls are not made by their company. (For details see Life Alert’s website www.lifealert.com/ fraudalert.aspx) Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum urges Oregonians to simply hang up the phone if they receive a recorded call saying they are with Life Alert or the “I’ve fallen and can’t get up” people. “Do not press a button
Volunteer Sought to fill Vacancy on SunriVer SerVice diStrict ciVil SerVice commiSSion The person in this position will serve as a commissioner on a civil service board equivalent to ORS 242.702-242.824 for fire departments. There will be 3 commissioners with overlapping terms. Initial terms upon formation of the board shall be 1, 2, and 3 years. The person in this position is an at-will appointment of the Sunriver Service District (hereafter “SSD”) DMB with a term of 3 years. The person in this position is a volunteer and will receive no compensation. Expenses will be reimbursed according to SSD policy.
The person appointed to this commission: • Shall be able to attend regular and special meetings to be held within the SSD. • Shall not be an employee of the SSD or the Sunriver Owners Association (hereafter “SROA”). • Shall not be a member of the SSD Governing Board • Shall not have been convicted of any crimes and shall be subject to a background check.
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Adopt/revise by majority vote the SSD Civil Service Rules (hereafter “Rules”). Assist in the development of and monitoring of a budget for the DCSC to be authorized by the DMB Oversee implementation of the Rules, including hiring, promotion, and termination activities specified therein, taking through majority consensus any action necessary to ensure enforcement of the Rules. Select candidates to fill vacancies under the Rules by majority vote according to the procedures outlined in the Rules. Recommend by majority vote persons to fill vacancies which may occur from time to time in the DCSC to the DMB.
Applications available at the Sunriver Fire Department or at www.sunriversd.org www.sunriverowners.org
to talk to a sales person, and never give personal information or credit card numbers over the phone unless you have initiated the contact or you are sure you know who you are dealing with,” said Rosenblum. If you think you have fallen victim to these medical alert imposters, contact the Oregon Department of Justice online at www.oregonconsumer.gov or call 1-877-877-9392.
One ton of paper shredded at SRPD event
Sunriver community members dropped off nearly 2,000 pounds of personal documents for shredding during a free event June 1 at the Sunriver Police Department. Thirteen individuals also disposed half a large garbage bag worth of outdated or unwanted prescription medications. Due to the positive community response, the police department plans a similar shredding and prescription medication disposal event in May 2014. SecureShred, a division of Bend Garbage & Recycling, provides this document shredding service at no charge to the public. No advance document sorting is necessary. The shredding equipment can destroy paperwork with paper clips and staples attached. Information: 541-593-1014
SUNRIVER SCENE • JULY 2013
Ask Sunriver’s police chief Q: Why is roadside parking not permitted in Sunriver? Is it a difficult rule to enforce? A: Other than the obvious eyesore that a lot of vehicles can cause to the scenic beauty of Sunriver, the primary reason is that it causes a public safety hazard. When we park our cars on the side of the road, most of us don’t think about those big fire trucks that need to squeeze Marc Mills past to get to a fire or a person suffering from a medical emergency. Enforcing the parking violations can be challenging at times because so many people honestly do not know about our Sunriver rules. We do our best to educate those who are unaware of the rules, but if it’s a repeat offender, officers can and do issue citations. Q: What should locals and visitors expect from this summer’s Sunriver Bike Patrol? Who are the patrollers and what functions do they serve? A: We have four returning “veterans” and three new officers who will be joining us this year. Everyone visiting or living in Sunriver should expect a friendly, fair, professional and helpful bicycle patrol. These police department and community ambassadors will help with enforcing many of the Sunriver Rules & Regulations as well as providing and emphasizing community policing. You will probably find them locating lost children, giving directions, asking kids to put on their bike helmets or helping teach bicycle safety at SHARC. Q: What precautions do you wish more owners of vacation
homes would take to secure their property when they aren’t in Sunriver? A: The best thing to remember is out of sight out of mind! It’s the easiest thing to do when it comes to keeping your property secure. So, remember to put your toys and valuables inside and out of sight. Most thieves are opportunists. They don’t want to spend a lot of time searching for something that may or may not be there. If they can’t see it, they will move on to the next target. Also, install bolt locks on outside doors, slide blocks on patio sliding doors, and make sure the house is locked prior to departing. Q: What steps should visitors with dogs take to ensure they are reunited with their pet if it gets lost and is found by the police department? A: We have struggled with this question and there is no easy answer. It would really help if visitors would concentrate on not losing their pets in the first place, but we understand that some animals are escape artists and jailbreaks do happen. Chips and tags are usually marked with the animal’s permanent location, not where they are staying in Sunriver. (If you have either or both, make sure your information is updated and your cell phone number is current.) Call the Sunriver Police Department as soon as you notice your pet missing. If we end up taking your dog into custody we’ll have someone to call. When we have a dog and cannot find the owner within a reasonable amount of time,
we will transport the animal to the shelter in Bend. (As the owner, you will most likely be charged for the animal’s stay.) Additionally, affixing temporary identification to your dog would be helpful. Q: What are the rules regarding parking boat trailers and RVs in Sunriver? A: Recreational and utility vehicles and related equipment include, but are not limited to motor and trailer homes, campers, boats, ATVs, dirt bikes, and boat trailers. All have special parking restrictions or requirements of one type or another. Basically, you can use and store most of your RVs and toys in your driveway for two days, but after that, you have to make arrangements to store them somewhere else. (SROA offers short-term storage options, information can be found at www.sunriverowners. org.) There are exceptions, but it’s better if you contact SROA or the police for assistance. Q: How do Sunriver police officers handle noise complaints, for example a loud party in a house next door that goes late into the night? A: If there is anything that we need everyone to understand, it’s DON’T WAIT TO CALL. It’s always best to call SRPD before you have spent a sleepless night listening to a riot (loud noises or party) next door to you. In most cases, a Sunriver officer responds to the call and the noise/party is shut down. If Sunriver officers have to return to the same location, a citation is usually issued. We want everyone to have fun “responsibly,” which means being considerate of the neighbors. Send your questions for Sunriver’s police or fire chief to email@example.com
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Sunriver Police log Selected log entries from the Sunriver Police - May 2013 SCMC = St. Charles Medical Center R&Rs = Rules & Regulations RP = Reporting Person BAC = Blood Alcohol Content UTL = Unable To Locate DUII = Driving Under Influence of Intoxicants
DCJ = Deschutes County Jail SFST = Standardized Field Sobriety Test DCSO = Deschutes County Sheriff Office SFD = Sunriver Fire Department OSP = Oregon State Police DWS = Driving While Suspended
5/4 Report of a domestic disturbance near Center Drive. Officer contacted a female who said that her husband had way too much to drink and was ranting and raving. The male was passed out upon officer’s arrival. 5/5 Report of a fire pit burning on the back deck of a Lupine Lane residence. Officer contacted long-term renters and advised them of Sunriver Rules & Regulations regarding outdoor fire. 5/5 Report of broken water pipe at residence on Antelope Lane. Owner contacted. 5/5 When an RP walked onto another owner’s property, a dog came up and nipped at his pant legs. The RP was concerned that there might be future incidents at this location. Officer spoke to the homeowner. 5/6 Series of 911 calls at a vacant home on Oakmont Lane. Officer observed construction down the street with lines of some sort pulled out of the ground, which may be disturbing the line. 5/8 Burglary on Mink Lane. A Sony 40 inch TV was taken. 5/8 Conducted a traffic stop on Canoe Camp Road for failure to drive within lane. The passenger was arrested on an outstanding warrant and lodged at DCJ. 5/14 A pit bull found wandering along Beaver Drive. There were no chip or tags so it was transported to the humane society. This was the sweetest dog ever! 5/14 RP reported that her car had been stolen. The car belonged to the RP’s mom who was in prison. The car was located, but it had a lien on it for money owed for rent, tow, storage, etc. Officer explained to the RP that even if it wasn’t a civil matter at this point, that the legal owner would have to report it stolen. 5/15 Son asked us to check on his mother as she was not answering her phone. Made contact with mom who stated she was mad at her son and ignoring his calls. We’ve all been there. 5/17 False 911 call caused by baby playing with the phone. 5/17 Report of Rosie, a lost black Chihuahua on Lynx Lane. 5/17 Rosie turned up and was returned to happy owner. 5/17 Resident owners on Catkin Lane arrived home after a week’s absence to discover that four cords of wood had been stolen from their property. 5/17 Elderly female with health issues struck a landscaping rock at the village. Thankfully, there was no damage to the rock. She agreed to let a friend drive her to her Eagle Point residence. 5/18 Report of a SOS from a BMW car at location near the Great Hall. Officers contacted the owner who was not in distress and the BMW onboard communication service was thusly notified. 5/19 Contacted several individuals at Newberry Lane residence for noise. Upon investigation, they did not belong at this location. They were issued citations. 5/21 Assisted SRFD with gas line ruptured by utility excavation on McNary Lane. 5/22 RP concerned about a stranger on her property. Officer notified her that the gas company was supposed to be doing some work there. 5/23 Criminal mischief to hot tub on Little Court Lane. 5/24 Report of outdoor burning on Sequoia Lane. 5/25 A female parent requested help with the removal of a baseball team from the hot tub at the resort. 5/25 Assisted DCSO with a swamped canoe on the river. Guests renting from the Sunriver Marina had overturned their canoe and were requesting help with its retrieval. DCSO took over the search. 5/25 Two Sunriver guests were observed driving a golf cart in the South Century waterfall circle. The golf cart batteries had run down so the cart was barely moving. The two males were lost. They were transported back to Sunriver Lodge and a lodge employee retrieved the golf cart. 5/26 Sunriver Resort management requested extra patrols in the area of the loading bay. A suspicious male has been hanging around at night. 5/26 Conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for operating without headlights or taillights. The driver was taken into custody after failing sobriety tests. He was transported and lodged at DCJ. 5/27 Located a suicidal subject DCSO was searching for. 5/27 Responded to address on North Course for report of suspicious and threatening text messages and phone call made to guests cell phones. Upon officer’s arrival, the call and texts stopped. It was determined the tests and calls were likely being sent from a member of the household as a prank. Some prank. 5/28 Report of criminal mischief and theft from Great Hall. 5/29 While on patrol, officer came upon a driver who had just found a dead dog on the side of Beaver Drive. The dog appeared to have been struck by a car. We located the owners who removed the dog. 5/31 RP reports possible fraudulent activity on his Wal-Mart account. 5/31 Found an open garage and front door at residence in Cottonwood Road area. Officers shut the doors and attempted to call the owner, but the number was busy or disconnected. Still nobody home when house was rechecked. 5/31 Assisted DCSO and Bend K9 on a foot pursuit. Suspect was taken into custody. Page 35
Women’s 18-hole group is swingin’ through 2013 season By Roxie Oglesby Sunriver Women’s Golf is in full swing. The season began in April with a member appreciation day. It was beautiful golf weather and a fun opening event. The warm weather continued for the first few weeks in May until May 22, when we woke up to two inches of snow covering the course. The Meadows course was closed and the 20 hardy souls looking forward to golfing had to settle next to a warm fire and watch it snow. The weekly play day game on May 8 was four-person team Stableford. The goal was to achieve the highest team score. First place with a net score of 128 went to Martie King, Nancy Cotton, Audrey Charles (a blind draw made up the fourth team member). In second place with a net score of 125: Fern Robinson, Sallie Hennessy,
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Redevelopment of The Village at Sunriver nears completion By Cheryl McIntosh, Lenity Architecture The Village at Sunriver’s dramatic rejuvenation is nearing completion with finishing touches on building 6. The remodeling and building project began in late 2008 and included seven remodels and three new buildings. Scheduled to open in June, building 6 signifies the completion of the new village frontage and the opening of a new chapter in Sunriver’s history. In 2008, Silverstar Destinations, LLC sold what was previously called The Sunriver Village to Rediscover Sunriver. Rediscover Sunriver partnered with Lenity Architecture to redesign and remodel the aging property and renamed it The Village at Sunriver. The remodel of The Village at Sunriver is part of a community-wide effort to reintroduce Sunriver as a family-friendly destination for vacationing and day trips. Whether traveling from California, Portland or as close as Bend and La Pine, Sunriver hosts a wealth of attractions for families. The Village at Sunriver allows visitors to enjoy the entire area with convenient shopping, exceptional dining and recreational activities in the heart of the community. The remodel of The Village at Sunriver restored what has long been considered a significant and meaningful piece of Sunriver’s history. The resort community of Sunriver and the original Sunriver Mall was established in the late 1960s. Today, youth who vacationed in Sunriver and enjoyed the amenities of the original village return each year with their own children. Working closely with the Sunriver Owners Association (SROA), The Village at Sunriver is actively involved in promoting tourism for the many recreation opportunities Sunriver offers. “I have been witness to the entire transformation of The Village at Sunriver and am extremely pleased with the unparalleled commitment and drive demonstrated by the current owners of the village. Their
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Longmire series author Craig Johnson highlight of July presentations By Deon Stonehouse The Village at Sunriver is looking quite fine with all the new and remodeled buildings. There are excellent places to dine, interesting shops and fun activities planned throughout the summer. Sunriver Books & Music has great author appearances scheduled this year. Saturday, July 6 at 5 p.m., Anna Keesey will give a presentation on “Little Century.” Set in the High Desert of Oregon, the story focuses on hostilities between cattle ranchers and sheepherders. The main character is a spirited young woman, Esther Chambers, who travels west from Chicago to be with her last surviving relative, a distant cousin. He has a scheme for Esther to homestead a piece of land with a cabin the size of a closet. The land has water and would be a nice addition to his sizeable cattle operation. It takes a lot of land to raise cattle in the High Desert. The cattlemen think of sheep as vermin, come to steal the food needed by cows. Inevitably, the two groups come into conflict. They find solutions to their differing ideas and needs about as well as we do nowadays. Esther finds herself in the middle of this strife. The story is gripping and full of grand characters. The writing is excellent and the setting right here in the High Desert. Friday, July 19 at 5:30 p.m. at SHARC, Craig Johnson returns with a presentation on the latest in his Walt Longmire series, “A Serpent’s Tooth.” Johnson continues to visit Sunriver and give great presentations despite tremendous
demands on his time. The highly successful Longmire TV series on A&E is based on Johnson’s books. Johnson always delivers an excellent presentation; he is the star of our July lineup. “A Serpent’s Tooth,” is a prime example of why the books are so popular. Excellent writing marries an inventive mystery with characters you cannot help
but like. Sheriff Walt Longmire’s latest puzzle is figuring out what to do with Cord, a “lost boy” ejected from a rogue polygamous Mormon splinter group. Henry Standing Bear and Longmire cross state lines to try to find some answers at a heavily armed Mormon compound while Cord discovers movie DVDs and is inspired to try his hand at horse rustling. Cord is soon joined by his self-
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proclaimed protector, Orrin Porter Rockwell, blessed by Joseph Smith himself. Longmire is troubled by Rockwell’s identity, Joseph Smith having gone to his greater reward well over a century ago. Rockwell is a great character and the reader will enjoy every page he occupies. Longmire, Henry Standing Bear, and deputy Vic continue the search for Cord’s mother, discovering a new Mormon compound – not the least bit welcoming. The whole set up makes them uneasy. Why do the Mormons need to be armed to the teeth? What are they doing in Wyoming? As Longmire edges closer to the truth, things turn deadly and the climax will take your breath away. I look forward to every one of Craig Johnson’s books;
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Sunriver Men’s Golf Club: Stunning victory for SRMGC in tournament play By Paul J. Grieco In early June the sixth annual Sunriver Cup was contested by Sunriver Men’s Club vs. Crosswater, the latter of whom were trying to even the series at three wins apiece. The teams were comprised of 20 players each (18 members and 2 pros), vying in a Ryder Cup format with the first day featuring 10 four-ball (two-man team) matches contested at Sunriver Woodlands course worth 2 points per match, and the second day at Crosswater featuring 20 singles matches worth one point each. In the four-ball matches, the better ball score for each team counted in trying to win a majority of holes per contest. Crosswater prevailed 11 points to 9 (two of the matches finished “all square” worth ½ point per tie). On the final day, with each match worth one point, Sunriver needed to win 11 of the remaining 20 matches to “halve” and retain the cup it had won the previous
year. After the first 16 matches, SRMGC had won only 7-1/2 points, needing 3-1/2 more in the final four matches. Incredibly, the Sunriver crew swept all four of the remaining points, earning their fourth cup in six tries. All members of the winning team received specially engraved Sunriver Cup Champions drinking glasses. Special mention goes to players on both sides who didn’t lose a point either day: Sunriver’s Dave Borkowski (pro), Don Olson, Don Wright, Steve Peters and Robert Hill; and Crosswater’s John Alkire, Wes Wright and Keith Linville. The Resort Cup The Resort Cup is a fourteam match annually contested over four rounds, once on each team’s home course, a month apart during the golf season, with the Resort Cup and local bragging rights going to the team who accumulates the most points over the season. The season’s first match was
SRMGC Winning Team: Back Row (L-R): Greg Cotton, Brian Guilfoyle, Dan Frantz, Jim Robertson, Robert Hill, Virgil Martin, Brian Holmes. Middle Row (L-R): Charles Wellnitz, Grant Seagraves, Don Olson, Scott Brown, Chris Points, Jim Brown, Gary Johansen. Kneeling (L-R): Steve Peters, Aaron Baker, Paul Grieco, Tom Woodruff, Don Wright.
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The famous and very popular Erawan Shrine in Bangkok.
floods due to poor drainage can happen at any time of the day or night and then, once again, you may find yourself in a nerve-racking traffic jam. But traffic woes are not a good reason to skip Bangkok. There is so much to see and do. The aforementioned Grand Palace, built by King Rama 1 in 1782, and the glittering, ornate and sacred Temple of the Emerald Buddha located in the Grand Palace complex, are must-see destinations. I recommend visiting Wat
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COCC remodeling projects under way Construction and remodeling projects are in progress on the Central Oregon Community College Bend and Redmond campuses. The majority of the construction funding comes from a $41.58 million bond measure approved by voters in 2009 and state funding. The Technology Education Center, on the corner of Veterans Way and Salmon Drive in Redmond, will house technology-centered programs. Construction began in late April. The opening date is September 2014. The purpose of the $1.3-million Grandview renovation project on the Bend campus is to consolidate the math department into one location and provide SMART math lab space adjacent to math department offices. Sunwest Builders was the low bidder. During May, demolition was substantially completed, framing in of the new office areas began, and plumbing and ductwork started. Completion is scheduled for September 2013. Also on the Bend campus, the residence hall project – expected to provide housing
for approximately 330 students – continues with design changes to bring the project within budget. A traffic impact analysis was received and reviewed. The design and estimate was presented at the June 12 COCC Board of Directors meeting. Construction could start next March, and completion is scheduled for the summer of 2015. In late May, the COCC Board of Directors voted to purchase the BrightSide Animal Center in Redmond. A small portion of the center will be remodeled into a lab space for the new veterinary technician program. The remodel will potentially consist of two phases. The first phase will remodel a 1,300-sqaurefoot area into a pharmacy lab, cat room, procedure room and one faculty office. This space — coupled with temporary use of local veterinary facilities — will enable the program to be accredited by the state of Oregon. The remodel is expected to be complete by fall 2013.
The lobby of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Bangkok.
Mandarin. While there, you may wish to see an evening continued from page 42 performance of classical Thai on a private canal tour in which dance. I don’t think you will you can see many temples off find a better, more profesin the distance and witness how sional production anywhere Thais go about their livelihood in town. along the banks of the Chao If you can tolerate the traffic Phraya River. – grin and bear it as the Thais I would also stop in at the manage to do – you will find Mandarin Oriental, which Bangkok to be a fascinating city. is located right on the Chao Editor’s note: This is one of Phraya. Have a cocktail at the two columns about Bangkok. Bamboo Bar or afternoon high In his next column, Ranieri will tea in the Authors Lounge, so explore why there are not enough named for famous authors like roads in the capital city and Joseph Conrad and Somerset what prevents the Thai governMaugham who stayed at the ment from doing more about it.
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SROA enhances SHARC facility; gets pathways ready for summer About $200,000 was invested in capital improvements at SHARC this spring in response to feedback and suggestions from SHARC users. All improvements are designed to enhance owner and visitor enjoyment of SHARC. Expanded patios The footprint of the café patio at SHARC was expanded about 40 percent to increase seating capacity. The increased capacity, combined with new snack and beverage carts, should address some of last year’s comments that it took too long to obtain food at the café. Additional shade structures In response to requests for more shade, five more shade structures were added to the four on the lawn surrounding SHARC’s outdoor pool. The umbrellas are large enough to shelter several people under each. It’s ironic that during research for SHARC, owners indicated they wanted more sunbathing area around the pools. Once they got it, they said they wanted more shade, and now that’s available too. Increased parking A new 22-space parking lot adjacent to the basketball court will help alleviate some of the
congestion at SHARC. This lot is accessible off Theater Drive. Also, SHARC employees will park off-site during peak periods and shuttle or walk to work, freeing up another dozen or so parking spaces in the existing lots, for a net gain of more than 40 spaces. Still, walking or bicycling to SHARC is encouraged. Pool covers SROA Public Works crews built and installed custom-made covers for SHARC’s leisure pool and lazy river. The DIY approach saved the association “a significant amount compared to paying a company to build the covers,” said Mark Smith, SROA Public Works director. They will also save money by retaining heat and chemicals. The covers are so strong that a person could walk on them, not that anyone will be allowed to try such a stunt.
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A Chorus of One: Proposed change in bylaws regarding driveways
commentary By Bill Miller, Sunriver I strongly disagree with the proposals from the SROA Design Committee regarding Sunriver driveways. These changes, if approved by the SROA Board of Directors, would cost some homeowners thousands of dollars. Some residences could need both roof and driveway modification. This would be a significant burden for owners with limited resources. If this matter is going to be supported by the board then a letter should be sent to all homeowners informing them of these potential changes before a final decision is made. The costs to some homeowners could be substantially more than their assessment for the SHARC. The diversity of Sunriver is a valued tradition. There are different styles of homes with many differ-
ent and sometimes unique designs. Yards may be well-manicured grass lawns or simply natural vegetation. The roofs of composition, tile, and metal all add to a special quality that is Sunriver. All driveways do not have to be asphalt. Many older homes have cinder or rock driveways. If they are well maintained and well defined, as required by the bylaws, then they are assets to the community, not detriments. I have reviewed the minutes of the April 5, April 19, and May 17, 2013 Design Committee meetings. There is absolutely no mention of the issues that were proposed in the June Sunriver Scene. Specifically, there was no motion, no discussion, and no vote on these issues. I believe that there should be transparency that allows the residents to review the reasoning that led to the recom-
mendations. I have spoken with chief Mills regarding this matter. He was not aware that the Sunriver Police Department was having a problem with either parking or occupancy issues because of the driveways. I believe that the correct way to deal with the issue of driveways in Sunriver is to perform an annual inspection of the driveway at the same time the house and property is examined for maintenance and paint issues. There are driveways, both asphalt and gravel, that need attention. The owners should be instructed to make the appropriate improvements just as those homes with paint issues. The driveways, either asphalt, cinder, or gravel, which are well maintained and well defined, using the criteria of the bylaws (12.09.3), should not be required to make modification.
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From the editor’s desk: Road and pathway encounters of the fun kind By Brooke Snavely
During the peak summer months of July and August, there can be upwards of 15,000 people in Sunriver on a given day. That’s a lot bike riders out enjoying the pathways, which inevitably involves them crossing the streets in the crosswalks and slowing down traffic. Personally, I get a kick out of seeing how many people ride bikes together. Stopped in my car at crosswalks, I’ve counted up to 15 people in what appeared to be three generations of a family crossing the road single file. Its theater – adults stopping to help children who are too tired to muster on; children stopping to admire the line of cars waiting for them to cross; the bemused looks on motorists’ faces waiting for the human train to clear the road. A new state law says cyclists who ride their bikes through crosswalks at walking speeds should be considered pedestrians to whom motorists must yield. My question is who enforces the walking speed? Are there radar guns for that? If you don’t want to get stuck in your car waiting at crosswalks, go earlier in the morning, come home later in the evening, or factor in a couple of extra minutes for each crosswalk along your route. Another option is join them. Getting around Sunriver by bicycle is often faster and easier than SUNRIVER SCENE • JULY 2013
driving. There are many summer days when I pedal over to SHARC on the pathways and beat the person who drove there. And bike riding eliminates the hunt for a parking space in the frequently full SHARC parking lots. Speaking of the pathways, remember to walk or ride on the right side of the pathway, and to pass on the left after giving an audible warning of “passing on your left.” It’s simple and easy and if everyone does it, it multiplies the bliss of not having to drive everywhere. If you get tired of saying “passing on your left,” the bike shops sell bells you can attach to the handlebars and merrily ring to announce your intention to pass. Navigating Sunriver’s traffic circles is a study in human reactions to the unexpected. Sooner or later you will encounter someone going the wrong way in a traffic circle. Have pity on the person who can’t comprehend the idea that had they kept going around the circle to the right, they would have come to the turn they wanted. And do them the courtesy of watching to make sure they get out of the traffic circle without causing an accident. Enter the circles to the right. Exit to the right. Traffic entering the circle yields to traffic in the circle. It’s easy, but intimidating for some motorists who’ve never navigated a traffic circle before. Give ’em a break. They’ll figure it out by the time their vacation is over. And you’ve got to admit, the traffic circles do slow down traffic without bringing it to a standstill, exactly as they were designed to do. Keep your eyes peeled at night for “domers.” These are folks who arrive in Sunriver after dark and pull off on the side of the road to study the map under their dome light trying to find
the way to their accommodations. You’d probably be lost, too, if you drove into Sunriver for the first time in the dark. With the advent of dashboard navigation devices, domers are a dying breed. Nowadays they get lost when their digital maps don’t jive with the actual road system. About the time visitors think they’ve got the roads and pathways figured out, someone sends them by way of circle 8, the local version of the Bermuda Triangle. Circle 8 was platted on early maps of Sunriver when the developer envisioned the community as 66 percent larger than it is today. At one time there was a Circle 8 restaurant on the way to Mt. Bachelor, but it went out of business. The only remaining Circle 8 I know of is a downloadable map application for Android and iPhones. It was created by a local software developer, shows Sunriver’s pathways and road systems overlaid on a Google map – either graphic or satellite image – and works well for 99-cents. Just remember to adjust the settings on your phone so that its location is discoverable, otherwise when you go to check your location in Sunriver, it may show you are still in your hometown… wherever that might be. There are free maps of Sunriver available at kiosks at the two main entrances, at many businesses and at property management companies. Free pathway-specific maps are in kiosks along the pathways. If you are lost, just ask someone for help. Most anyone you ask can relate to having been lost in Sunriver and will be willing to point you in what they think is the right direction. There are directional signs at all pathway intersections, and both maps explain
the pathway navigation system that employs numbers and letters painted on the pathways. If your relatives or friends don’t return when they said they would, chances are they got turned around and are just as worried about finding their way to you as you are about having them back. If they are really late returning, call the Sunriver Police Department. They specialize in finding lost people. Officers in vehicles, on bikes and on foot will fan out and find them. They’ve never failed to find a lost person in Sunriver. A few years back one of my nephews got lost while riding his bike on the pathways. His mother freaked but did the right thing by calling the police. They found him in about an hour. The lad simply got disoriented and wasn’t sure where he was. The police knew they’d found the right kid when they spotted him riding back and forth on a stretch of pathway; that, and he matched the description. During the search, my nephew’s youngest brother asked his mother that if his older brother was lost forever could he get a baby sister. I’m happy to report that the nephew who was lost a few years ago recently graduated from high school, with honors, and was accepted by California Polytechnic State University to study engineering. The younger brother who was hoping for a sister just graduated from eighth grade and starts high school in the fall. It makes me wonder if being lost on Sunriver’s pathways or holding up traffic in the crosswalks develops character… Page 45
Three adult, one tween book club discussions planned for Sunriver book clubs in July July has three interesting book club meetings for adults and a summer book club for tweens, too. Book clubs are a great way to spend some time discussing books and meeting others in the community passionate about reading. Meetings are Monday evening at 6:30 except the Tween Book Club; it meets Sunday, July 28 at 2 p.m. Monday, July 8 the Mystery Book Club discusses “The Yard” by Alex Grecian. In 1889, London is reeling from the horrific killing spree of Jack the Ripper. The crimes will not be solved. The Metropolitan Police’s spectacular failure is followed by the creation of Scotland Yard’s Murder Squad, twelve men to solve the murders in the metropolis. One of their own will be claimed. A detective is killed, his body stuffed in a trunk. The newest member of the squad, Detective Inspector Walter Day, is charged with finding the killer. Dr. Kingsley, a brilliant forensic pathologist, helps the young man navigate the complex case. The fallen detective got too close to the secrets of a depraved mind. Grecian intersperses chapters in the voice of the deranged murderer, revealing a chilling evil that will
take a sharp intellect to vanquish. July 15 the Fiction Book Club discusses “A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar” by Suzanne Joinson. Evangeline and her sister Lizzie are on their way to Kashgar as missionaries under the supervision of Millicent, a zealous woman intent on converting the locals. Evangeline brought along her bicycle, a novelty in 1923. While Lizzie is a true believer, Evangeline is more interested in seeing the world. Soon the women run afoul of local custom and law. In the present day, Frieda receives a letter informing her she is the sole heir of a stranger’s property. She has one week to clean out the mystery person’s flat. Aided by Tayeb, a homeless refugee, she delves into the accumulation of a lifetime looking for a connection. This lively story has strong female characters; it is an interesting look at the some times volatile intersection of differing cultures. July 22 the Non-Fiction Book Club discusses “Drift” by Rachel Maddow. America seems to have drifted away from the ideal, or goal, of a peaceful nation to
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deeded ownership FSBO - Deeded 1/10 ownership share in Sunriver vacation home. 1 full week every 10th week. Close to walking & bike paths and the Sunriver market mall. TERMS: Cash out $33,995 (541) 504-0307 or email@example.com
541.585.2939 L & S Gardens Hardiest plants, trees and shrubs in Central Oregon. Take Hwy 97 to La Pine. Turn east onto Finley Butte Road, and then a sharp right onto Huntington Road and proceed 1≤ miles. (541) 536-2049 firstname.lastname@example.org www.lsgardens.com 9/13 PD L&S
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sunriver filmmaker’s club Be part of an exciting new club with the goal of producing short films, video podcasts and music videos. (413) 250-0548 or email email@example.com
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deck refinishing, home improvement & repairs Call Randy Parmele. ccb#147087 (541) 410-3986 8/13 PD PAR
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Priced reduced to $179,900 Tennis Village 33 Condo for sale. Enjoy summer at Sunriver. Call Art at (413) 250-0548 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 7/13 PD NUN
bendbroadband.com SUNRIVER’S OLDEST HOUSEKEEPING SERVICE 38 years and counting. Year round and seasonal security and house checks. Repairs large or small by SROA licensed contractor. Snowplowing, yard work, etc. Excellent housekeeping staff. Video documentation of each home’s contents for security purposes. Licensed, bonded, insured. Captain Clean, LLP (541) 593-1972 mobile (541) 420-1283 email@example.com
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Need a reliable person to do security checks on your home? Take care of your pets, mail or plants? Make, mend, alter or sew something for you? Serving the Sunriver area for over 35 years. Call me, Grace Phillips. It’s a matter of trust! (541) 788-0199 7/13 PD PHI
Pet WALKING & sitting by Laurie In our home or yours. Member of PSI. Insured & references. For information, reservations or rates, call (541) 593-7666 10/13 PD SKO computer help Virus/malware removal, system setup, repairs, troubleshooting and more. Serving Sunriver for 10 years. Fast service, reasonable rates. Jason Hunt (541) 408-2421
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Sunriver Handyman LLC kevin voll Interior wood refinishing and all types of repairs and remodels: Kitchens & bathrooms, door/window replacement, painting, drywall, tile work & more! ccb#182584. (541) 390-0711 7/13 PD VOLL housekeeping Crum’s Property Services specializes in vacation rentals. Excellent housekeeping, management assistance, yard cleanup, anything that assists you in managing your vacation rental. Call Tena: (541) 678-3777 7/13 PD CRU
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Sunriver vacation rentals Four beautiful mountain decor homes. www.SunriverRentals.net (360) 904-2643 SunriverRentals@gmail.com DCCA#817
pet sitting In your home while you are away, or will walk/feed daily, etc. For information, call Bonnie at (541) 419-4647. Sunriver References Available. 9/13 PD ROG
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SUNRIVER RENTALS BY OWNER Six beautiful homes. Up to 7 bedrooms, Great locations. Best rates. 50% off last minute bookings. (503) 307-9003 SunriverRentalsByOwner.com 9/13 INV COC
classic spa care Sales-Service-Maintenance One time service or full time care. Free consultation & estimate. Call (541) 977-2206 firstname.lastname@example.org Maximum Service Minimum Cost Licensed-Insured 7/13 INV HANN SUNRIVER SCENE • JULY 2013
computer service Problems solved. Virus, spyware removal. Upgrades, optimization. New computers built. Home theater setup. Tutoring, and more. Fast service. Ryan Lewis (541) 408-2747 (541) 598-0650
BLINDS & SHADES For Updates, Remodels or New Construction. Great Prices! Free Estimates! Amy Hedeman, Hunter Douglas Showcase Priority Dealer in Sunriver (214) 535-1429 email@example.com 7/13 PD HEDE
jill of all trade housecleaning Has been cleaning in Sunriver and La Pine since 1990. Better business accredited. We clean private homes and rentals and we also do security checks. (541) 536-3086 6/13 PD COCH
ready for summer? 10 years experience in vacation rental cleaning and management assistance. Small Mom and Pop company. Accepting a couple more new clients. Housekeeping, windows, yard cleanup and so much more. Excellent references. Crum’s Property Services. Tena Crum: (541) 678-3777
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The SROA Homeowner ID office is located at SHARC! Open daily 8 am to 5 pm • 541.585.3147 You can also renew your SROA homeowner ID card online at www.sunriverowners.org
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lot for sale in sunriver resort By owner, prime site at #9 Sisters Lane. .60 acre. $325,000; no agents please. www.fsbo.com/147520
Renew current SROA ID cards (with bar code on the front) online by logging in and selecting Owner ID Card Renewal under the Online Office menu.
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loving pet care service Responsible Mother-Daughter team will feed, walk, clean up and care for your pet while you are away. Discount for Sunriver residents. Call Diana 541-610-3655 7/13 INV MIC
got defensible space? It’s YOUR responsibility to protect your Sunriver home from the threat of wildfire!
PLEASE MOVE woodpiles at least 20 feet away from your structure or to your farthest property line.
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sunriver’s largest and most experienced Village Properties Long Term Property Management has a great selection of furnished and unfurnished homes & condos. Lease terms. www.village-properties.com (541) 593-7368 6/13 PD VILL
NO permit is required to remove bitterbrush within 15 feet of your structure or to thin lodgepole seedlings (4 inches or less in diameter) to six to eight foot spacing on your property. Questions? Call SROA Environmental at 541-593-1522
SHOULD YOU BE COLLECTING AND REMITTING ROOM TAX? If you are renting your property for less than thirty days at a time, you should be! Is your property located in unincorporated Deschutes County? In a vacation rental program only part of the time? If so, as a homeowner you are responsible for collecting and remitting transient room tax. For information, please contact the
Deschutes County Finance Department (541) 383-4399 More information can also be found at www.deschutes.org Page 47
8 Meadow House, Sunriver
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2 Fir Cone, Sunriver
Wonderful Sunriver retreat and very close to the Village Mall and the new SHARC. With a hot tub it also has great rental potential. Newer floor coverings, interior paint and counter tops make it look fresh and the large fireplace makes it cozy. $249,000 MLS# 201205877 Rob Norem, Broker (541) 480-1356
Are you looking for a Sunriver home with perfect single level design, 2 private master suites plus 2 additional bedrooms, plus quality construction and appealing northwest interior? Don’t miss house. $539,000 MLS# 201304472 Dee Brennan, Broker, ABR, GRI (541) 593-7000
Located in quiet cul-de-sac, close to tennis courts & Fort Rock Park, short bike ride to the SHARC. Nicely landscaped w/ sprinkler system. Home features Ochoco stone entry & frpl surround, newer wood & tile flooring. Wrap around deck & paver patio. $349,000 MLS# 201304964 Connie Schwing, Broker (541) 593-7000
Mt Bachelor and GC views are exceptional from this well maintained contemporary home! Designed with many windows to allow a very bright ambience. Mulitple outdoor deck areas. Inside features are cherry handrails, library/4th bdrm, Corian coutertops & more! $649,400 MLS# 201201099 Janet Reynolds, Principal Broker (541) 480-1026
“Pleasant View” says it all. Nearly 17 acres & unimpeded views to Mt. Bachelor. Watch a herd of elk or bluebirds from this private setting and NW style, single level home. Only the bonus room is upstairs. Walnut floors, granit counters. 24X48 ft RV/shop. $497,000 MLS# 201303005 Elizabeth Baker, Broker (541) 325-3045
Custom home by PacWest, two master suites, 3 full baths, 2 half baths. Light & bright w/high ceilings& 8 ft doors, alarm sys, built-in speakers, intercom, circulating hot water, central vac, oak flrs, custom drapes & wood blinds. Flr to ceiling gas frpl. $675,000 MLS# 201303747 Phil Wolfe, Broker (541) 420-0211
“We’ve met the loveliest people…we still wake up every morning and smile.” - KELLY AND JOEL WITMER, NEW RESIDENTS
35 Red Cedar, Sunriver
56833 Dancing Rock Lp (6), Caldera Springs Wood,nature and great open spaces make this stunning,custom Northwest inspired home, the true get away that it is.The warm and well designed “noise reduction” Great room opens to an extended outdoor living space complete with fireplaces inside and out. $769,000 MLS# 201303139 Deb Lane, Broker (541) 771-8867
Vaulted great room w/hardwood floors, exposed beams & wood ceilings create an elegant, rustic feel. Open kitchen w/generous storage plus sitting bar make for the perfect place for everyone to gather. 4 suites, each w/ unique décor theme & exterior access. $850,000 MLS# 201303913 Roger Wayland, Principal Broker, GRI (541) 593-7903
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SUNRIVER SCENE • JULY 2013
Monthly newspaper of the Sunriver Owners Association