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SROA is seeking Requests for Proposal for a cafe concession operator at SHARC. The deadline to apply is December 16

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE SROA Board.................. 4 Calendar ..................... 13 SHARC News ............... 22

Public Safety ............... 27 Classified .................... 38 Letters to the Editor .... 39

New owners of the Mavericks property to reopen as Sunriver Fitness and Aquatics while pursuing assisted living option

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Retail marijuana: Sunriver recognized for five years of wildfire mitigation By Susan Berger, Scene Staff County land use SROA NEWS – Sunriver has achieved five years of active application filed participation in the National Fire Protection Association’s Firewise Communities/USA program. During that time for Sunriver residents have committed time, effort and resources to mitiBy Susan Berger, Scene Staff With reasonable regulations in place, the Deschutes County Board of Commissioners lifted the prohibition on marijuana-related business in rural Deschutes County. On Sept. 1, the county started accepting land use applications to allow and regulate the following: • Medical and recreational marijuana production and processing • Medical marijuana dispensaries • Recreational marijuana retail and wholesale In less than two months, the county has conducted 30 pre-application meetings with people interested in starting, and received 10 applications for production/processing operations but only one for retail marijuana sales — which is proposed in Sunriver. If approved, the proposed business will occupy a 1,000 square foot retail space in the Mountain Resort Properties building on Beaver Drive. In the Sunriver Commercial District, a recreational marijuana retail use or medical marijuana dispensary is a “conditional” use. Regulations include the operation be located a minimum of 1,000 feet from all of the following: • A public, private, or parochial elementary or secondary school including any parking lot and property used by the school. • A licensed child care center or licensed preschool including any parking lot and any property used by the child care center or preschool. This does not include licensed or unlicensed child care which occurs at or in residential structures. • A youth activity center. • National monuments and state parks. • Any other marijuana retail facility licensed by the Oregon Liquor ContTurn to Marijuana, page 3 SUNRIVER SCENE SUNRIVER OWNERS ASSN. VOLUME XLIl • NUMBER 11 P.O. BOX 3278 SUNRIVER, OR 97707

gate the risks to their homes and landscape from wildfire. As an active participant in the national program since 2012, the community has completed a wildfire risk assessment, developed an action plan and met an annual per capita mitigation investment. Since Sunriver’s inaugural year in the program, a set of annual renewal criteria to maintain active status has been completed. “We’re proud to have Sunriver as an important and valued part of the national program’s more than 1,300 recognized sites throughout 40 states,” said Cathy Prudhomme, Firewise Communities/USA program manager. “We look forward to hearing about Sunriver’s future mitigation accomplishments.” The program formally acknowledges local mitigation actions that residents are completing in their efforts to increase the survivability of properties when wildfires occur. Communities develop their individual risk reduction objectives with cooperative assistance from state forestry agencies and local fire staff. Fire-prone communities throughout the U.S. are eligible to receive Firewise Communities/USA status when the following criteria is completed: • A risk assessment is created and used to develop a plan that identifies mutually agreed-upon achievable solutions that will be implemented by the community and its residents. • A board/committee is established that initiates and Turn to Firewise, page 5


Patti Gentiluomo, SROA Natural Resources Director, places the five-year recognition sticker on the Firewise sign located on Abbot Drive near Sunriver’s main entrance.

After 41 years in Sunriver, food server looking forward to retirement Recalls early days of mosquitoes, Pandora moths and hot pants By Susan Berger, Scene Staff 1975. That’s when Roberta Beck first started working in Sunriver. At that time Sunriver Resort’s Lodge, and the community at large, were only a handful of years beyond the first groundbreaking. Lot sales were underway in Meadow Village, and sold at a bargain-price of $7,500. Today, an empty lot will cost you around $140,000. Put a house on it and the value jumps to $350,000 or more. Originally from New Jersey, Beck began her long journey in the food service

industry during high school and college. With a degree in secondary education, Beck’s original career plan was to teach. “A lot of teachers end up in the food service business. We do it for the money,” she said. “But I also love people, the freedom and I can do this anywhere. I go on vacation and don’t come back to a stack of papers.” First impressions Beck and her first husband had the romantic notion to “go west and homestead.” They hopped on a bus and chose Eugene as their first destination to check out its university and any potential teaching positions.

Along the way, there was a brief stop in Bend. While waiting at the bus depot (where Deschutes Brewing is today) they sat and watched tumbleweeds blow across the road and wondered… “where the heck are we?” After spending some time in the valley, they left Eugene and decided to explore the Oregon Coast — ending up in Depoe Bay. “It was solid rain for six weeks,” said Beck. “We were told if we wanted sunshine to go over to the other side of the mountains.” Remembering their bus stop in Bend, they packed up and drove over the Turn to Retirement, page 6 PRSRT STD. U.S. POSTAGE PAID BEND, OR PERMIT NO. 213


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Sunriver owners: SROA wants to hear your thoughts and ideas SUNRIVER

SCENE NOVEMBER 2016 Volume XLII, No. 11 57455 Abbot Drive P.O. Box 3278 Sunriver, OR 97707

OWNER/PUBLISHER Sunriver Owners Association The SUNRIVER SCENE is the official monthly publication of the Sunriver Owners Association, a not-for-profit Oregon corporation dedicated to providing for the maintenance, protection and enhancement of property values, and the quality of life in Sunriver. The SCENE is mailed to Sunriver property owners anywhere in the U.S. and available at locations throughout Sunriver or through a paid subscription by mail.

Publication of advertising copy or individuals’ opinions in the SCENE does not constitute endorsement by the newspaper, the Sunriver Owners Association or any of its members or board of directors. Each advertiser bears responsibility for claims made on their behalf. Scene content including stories, advertising and images are copyrighted and cannot be re-published without permission. HOW TO REACH US INTERIM EDITOR Susan Berger 541.585.2937 susanb@srowners.org

ADVERTISING MANAGER Vickie Killion 541.585.2939 vickiek@srowners.org

SROA NEWS – With more than 2,000 of Sunriver’s owners living on the “west side” of the Cascades, representatives from The Sunriver Owners Association (SROA) are coming to you to learn your thoughts and ideas — helping to create the overall vision and shape the future of Sunriver. SROA is always looking for ways to encourage non-resident owners to be better informed as well as having a greater influence and involvement in what’s happening in Sunriver. In November, SROA is hosting three listening sessions to reach those non-resident Sunriver property owners living along the Interstate 5 corridor. There will be a presentation, short

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nrol Commission (OLCC) or marijuana dispensary registered with the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). All distances shall be measured from the lot line of the affected properties to the closest point of the buildings space occupied by the retailer, except distance between retailers. Distances between retailers shall be measured from the closest point of the building space occupied by one marijuana retailer to the closest point of the building space occupied by the other marijuana retailer. Marijuana retailing, including recreational and medical marijuana sales, shall be subject to the following standards and criteria: • Hours of operation shall be no earlier than 9 a.m. and no later than 7 p.m. on the same day. • The building, or portion thereof, used for marijuana retailing shall be designed or equipped to prevent detection of marijuana plant odor off promise by a normal persona of normal sensitivity. • The use shall not have a walk-up or drive-thru window service.

surveys and Q&A on a variety of topics, including: – Infrastructure & Amenities Master Plan: What do you see for the future of Sunriver in the way of amenities or improvements? – Owner Enrichment: What types of programs interest you? Do you feel additional programming would be a benefit to you? – Communications: Does SROA adequately share information of importance with you, whether it be via the Scene, website, direct email, etc.? What form(s) of communication do you/would you prefer? The listening sessions will be held the following dates and locations.

• Marijuana waste shall be stored in a secured waste receptacle in the possession of and under control of the OLCC license or OHA registrant. • No person under the age of 21 shall be permitted to be present in the building, or portion thereof, occupied by the marijuana retailer, except as allowed by state law. • Marijuana and tobacco products shall not be smoked, ingested, or otherwise consumed in the building space occupied by the marijuana retailer. In addition, marijuana retailing shall not be co-located on the same lot or parcel or within the same building with any marijuana social club or marijuana smoking club. The applicant needs to demonstrate compliance with applicable conditional use permit criteria, as follows under 18.128.015, General Standards Governing Conditional Uses: Except for those conditional uses permitting individual single family dwellings, conditional uses shall comply with the following standards in ad-

• Nov. 12, 3-6 p.m. Crowne Plaza, 14811 Kruse Oaks Blvd., Lake Oswego, 97035. • Nov. 13, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Salem Convention Center, 200 Commercial St. SE, Salem, 97301. • Nov. 13, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Phoenix Inn & Suites, 850 Franklin Blvd., Eugene, 97403. A reservation to attend is required by Nov. 8. Visit the SROA website at www. sunriverowners.org to fill out the reservation form and choice of which meeting you plan to attend. Go to News & Notices > SROA Open House Reservation. SROA plans to host locally-held Sunriver sessions at a later date. If you have any questions, feel free to email keithk@srowners.org

dition to the standards of the zone in which the conditional use is located and any other applicable standards of the chapter: A. The site under consideration shall be determined to be suitable for the proposed use based on the following factors: 1. Site, design and operating characteristics of the use; 2. Adequacy of transportation access to the site; and 3. The natural and physical features of the site, including, but not limited to, general topography, natural hazards and natural resource values. B. The proposed use shall be compatible with existing and projected uses on surrounding properties based on the factors listed in DCC 18.128.015(A). C. These standards and any other standards of DCC 18.128 may be met by the imposition of conditions calculated to ensure that the standard will

be met. According to the applicant’s burden of proof, the proposed Beaver Drive location meets all standards for opening a retail business. Owners within the 250-foot notification zone were sent a land use Notice of Application in early October, with the opportunity to send written comments — in support or opposition — to the county by Oct. 18. Three owners attended the Oct. 14 board work session and Oct. 15 regular meeting to voice their concern and opposition. SROA has also received some comments via email. “Our legal team looked at all options and recommended we ask the county for a hearings officer,” said Hugh Palcic, SROA general manager. Subsequently, the SROA board authorized board presiTurn to Marijuana, page 7

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y president’s message in transportation of hazardous the September Scene materials • SROA’s emergency emphasized the importance preparedness, especially relating of member involveto the risk of wildfire • ment in SROA decipathway safety and sion-making. One of etiquette • recycling • the keys to effective the proposed assisted member involvement living facility • SROA’s is communication beforest-management tween SROA’s ownpractices • dogs in ers and the Board Sunriver • enforceof Directors. In that Pat Hensley ment of Sunriver’s September president’s rules and regulations message, I outlined several ways • equipment in the owners’ SROA provides information fitness center at SHARC • to members, along with ways pickleball • Member Preference for members to share thoughts and Extended Family programs and concerns directly with the • recreation guest passes • Board. common area restoration and I am pleased that SROA unauthorized paths • transpormembers have taken us up tation safety • aerial drone use on the invitation to use the • Design Manual rule changes direct SROA Board email ad- • Abbot/Beaver intersection. dress – sroaboard@srowners. One topic that has gained a org – to let us know what lot of attention has been the you’re thinking. Just in the North Pool. A brief reference past several months, we have to the future of the North Pool received emails from members in my September president’s commenting on a wide variety message prompted an email of topics, including: SROA’s from an owner asking for deboat launch facility & river tails. My reply to that owner’s shuttle service • illegal river- email formed the basis for my access points and parking • message in the October Scene, SHARC aquatics • articles and which discussed the increasing features in the Scene • railroad popularity of the facility since

dedicating it to our owners, strengthening our communicathe current physical condition tion channels is well underway. of the facility, and possible As a result, a number of owner options for the North Pool’s comments and concerns that future. Subsequently, a num- we have received have ultiber of owners have sent emails mately translated into action sharing their thoughts about and, in some cases, into new the North Pool. This input is policy. Often, issues raised by valuable in helping chart the owners are addressed at a staff direction of this wonderful level and that is great. Someamenity. To that end, we thank times, however, owner input you! that affects asRecently, sevsociation policy eral owners have has required acSROA owners can let the Board tion at the board contact the board know what they level. For examanytime via email at think about a protask forces sroaboard@srowners.org ple, posal for a retail and workgroups marijuana store have been in Sunriver. An formed, stemarticle in this month’s Scene ming directly from owner input (see page 1) reports on this on issues. Recent study work proposal and the process in- has been directed by the Board volved. For those interested in surrounding issues such as rules following this matter closely, I enforcement and a review of encourage you to visit SROA’s tourism impacts (positive and website for any further devel- negative) on our community. opments or postings of notices In addition, owner input to by Deschutes County. You can the Board has helped shape go to the News & Notices significant Board stances reladropdown menu to Land Use tive to public policy. A recent Applications. example is SROA’s support for It is apparent from the in- improved rail safety. In short, creased amount of owner input SROA’s Board and staff are not and feedback that the process of only listening, but responding

Summary of the October SROA regular board meeting The Sunriver Owners Association (SROA) Board of Directors meeting was held Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016. Board members present: Pat Hensley, David Jendro, Bob Nelson, Richard Wharton, Dwayne Foley, Jim Fister, Mike Gocke, Jim Adams. Absent: Roger Smith. Staff present: Hugh Palcic.

ownership of the pending proposal. –Alex Beatty addressed the board relative to the poor condition and capacity issues of the recycling center and urged the board to take action in resolving the concerns noted. He also requested SROA consider including assisted hearing capabilities for the boardroom.

Owners forum from Oct. 14 work session –Dick Brissenden spoke in opposition of the proposed retail marijuana business in Sunriver, citing Sunriver was designed as a “family oriented community” and this is the “wrong concept for Sunriver.” He noted the county’s procedure for notifying only those residents within 250 feet of the project “loose for an issue like this.” He noted this is not the “traffic and business we’re looking for” and “as residents we deserve to fight this issue.”

Association operations Administration: Conducted three-year budget impacts, challenges and opportunities with joint SROA board and Finance Committee. Overhauled employee evaluation process and form. Accounting: Assisted with year-end audit of the Sunriver Service District, and awaiting draft from the auditors. Received 2017 budgets from all departments and preparing those documents for Finance Committee review. Communications: Working with Association Voice to implement a new template for the SROA website, which will greatly improve its outdated appearance. 2017 Owner Directory update in progress and the new directory should be available in mid-December. Working with IT to ensure we

Owners forum from Oct. 15 regular meeting –Dick Brissenden urged the board to take action on the proposed marijuana retail outlet and recommended the board use SROA’s communication channels to inform the greater Page 4

are PCI complaint with Scene advertising billing and charging of credit cards through the new QuickBooks software. Community Development: Paint survey season has been successful with just eight of 135 notifications yet to address the paint condition on their home. Of those eight, four have been in contact with SROA regarding the application process. Natural Resources: Tree thinning and ladder fuels reduction continues on commons. Began annual fall ladder fuels reduction inspections of private properties in the north end of Sunriver. Performed numerous site visits regarding tree removal on private property. IT: Turned off internet services to summer recreation facilities such as North Pool, tennis courts and Adventure Camp. Renewed and upgraded anti-virus software. Repaired electronic panel for circle 6 emergency broadcast tower. Completed annual PCI compliance survey. Public Works: Replaced pool boiler at SHARC. Winterized deck restrooms and shower tower. Outfitted and prepared new loader for service as well as prepping plow equipment for winter. Working on purchaswww.sunriverowners.org

to the input received from our owners. While the channels of communication are certainly improving, we know we can always do better. In that regard, SROA representatives have scheduled a series of listening sessions in Lake Oswego, Salem and Eugene on November 12 and 13 (see story page 3). It is our objective that, with these listening sessions, the Board and staff would gain a better understanding of the wants and needs of our owners. This input will aid our short and long-term planning. It’s clear that SROA members want good ways to communicate with the Board and the SROA Board email address has proven to be an effective tool. As one owner remarked in a recent email to the Board: “Thanks for offering a forum to address concerns. Noted your offer in the Scene.” The Board finds this channel of communication valuable as well. So, to borrow the closing line from Dean Martin’s TV variety show from the 1960s and early 1970s, keep those cards and letters – and emails – coming in.

Treasurer’s report Year-to-date as of Sept. 30, 2016 (unaudited/estimated) Operations Revenues...........$8,127,763 Expenses................................7,320,687 Operations Surplus...................807,076 CORRECTION: Last month’s Scene listed the incorrect number for Expenses. Below are the numbers for year-to-date financials as of Aug. 30, 2016 (unaudited/estimated). Operations Revenues...........$7,259,843 Expenses................................6,513,161 Operations Surplus...................746,682 ing remaining 2016 reserve items and reviewing upcoming 2017 reserve replacement item budgets. Full depth repaving of several roads should be completed by the end of October (weather permitting). Recreation/SHARC: Hosted Sept. 2 owner event at the North Pool for 240 owners. Worked on RFP process for SHARC café concession operator. Managers and aquatic supervisors attended an employment law class taught by BOLI. Hosted 28 booths during the annual community garage sale in early September. Board actions – Approved minutes of the Sept. 16, 2016 board work session. –Approved minutes of the Sept. 17, 2016 regular board meeting.

–Approved unaudited September 2016 financial statement. –Authorized board president Pat Hensley and general manager Hugh Palcic to provide written testimony to the Deschutes County Planning Department relative to a proposed recreational marijuana retail outlet on commercial property in Sunriver. More specifically, the board directed that the language of the proposed testimony include a request that Deschutes County not act on this application administratively, but through a hearings officer process. –Approved renewal of Property, Casualty and Workers Comp Insurance with program terms running from Oct. 1, 2016 to Sept. 30, 2017. –Approved third term for Turn to Meeting, page 5


Prepping your home now to avoid winter woes later

Sunriver Scene mailing opt-out

Many Sunriver owners who are here full-time often grab the Scene at one of the markets or local coffee shops. If you do, did you know you can opt-out of receiving the Scene in the mail? This will save your association the cost of mailing it to you each month. Simply give us a call at 541585-2937 or email susanb@ srowners.org. Please include your name and Sunriver property. Should you change your mind you can start it up again anytime with a call or email.

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Ray Hanson and first term for Gerhard Beenen to the Finance Committee. Board discussion –SROA received a Notice of Application from Deschutes County Community Development Department on a proposed land use action for a recreational marijuana retail site at 57084 Grizzly Lane. The meeting adjourned at 10:25 a.m. The next SROA board work session will take place at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18, followed by the regular board meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 in the SROA administration building, 57455 Abbot Drive.

By Susan Berger, Scene Staff Although the winters in Sunriver have been relatively mild in recent years our region is often still subject to winter’s extremes. Remember last year’s big, wet snow dump or the freeze of 2013-2014? There’s no way to predict what Mother Nature may bring, but we can prepare our home for a variety of winter woes — weather it be snow, rain or below-freezing temperatures. A little pro-active work today can potentially prevent an expensive reactive cost later. Here’s basic steps to prepare your home for winter: • Drain and put away your garden hoses. • Cover your outdoor faucets with insulating covers.

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tracks the community’s projects and decides which projects will be prioritized. This is managed through the Sunriver Owners Association’s Natural Resources Department. • Hosting of a Firewise Communities/USA Day each year that’s dedicated to a local education or mitigation project. “In Sunriver, we far exceed this requirement by providing monthly debris pickup between April and November so owners can conduct ladder fuels reduction on their property,” said Patti Gentiluomo, SROA


Don’t let this happen to you. The second floor bathroom pipes of this Sunriver home froze and broke, sending water down the outside of the house as well as flooding the inside.

Natural Resources Director. • Invest a minimum of $2 per capita annually in local Firewise projects. This includes work by SROA Public Works crews as well as hired contractors and/ or volunteers. • Submit an annual renewal application to Firewise Communities/USA that documents they’ve met the program’s criteria. The Firewise Communities Program encourages local mitigation solutions by involving homeowners in preparing homes and landscaping for wildfires. Firewise is one element of the Fire Adapted Communities initiative — a national effort that engages

• Shut your foundation vents and install insulating Styrofoam covers. • Clean out your gutters. • Contact your landscape professional to blow out your sprinkler system. • Check windows for drafts and re-seal as needed. • Change the batteries in your smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detectors. • Have your heating system checked. Also clean or replace your HVAC filter. • Vacuum furnace duct openings and intake vents. • Have your wood-burning fireplace inspected for any buildup, and clean out the chimney as needed. For those who don’t live here year-round: homeowners, firefighters, civic leaders and land managers to reduce wildfire risk in communities throughout the United States. Firewise is sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association and the USDA Forest Service. For more information, visit www.firewise.org/USA

• Have neighbors of friends periodically check your home, especially when the weather turns bad. You can also hire a home service or property management company to conduct house checks. The Sunriver Owners Association does not provide home check services. • Do not turn off the heat in your home — even if no one will be staying there. Set the thermostat on low but high enough to prevent pipes from freezing. • If no one is using the home during the winter, you can turn off the water at your washing machine hoses as well as hoses to the dishwasher, refrigerator ice maker, etc. • Leave cabinet doors open under bathroom and kitchen sinks to allow warmer air to circulate around these areas prone to freezing, especially if the sink is located on an outside wall of your home. • If you think there might be a hard, deep freeze you can leave faucets on a slow drip to help prevent freezing pipes.

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The Sunriver Owners Association is seeking proposals for Concession Operator of its existing cafe located at the Sunriver Homeowners Aquatics & Recreation Center (SHARC).

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SHARC has more than 250,000 annual visitors. For RFP details, visit www.sunriverowners.org Go to Online Office > Job Opportunities

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Cascades… in a blizzard. “But when the clouds cleared it was so stunning. I thought, ‘this is nirvana.’ ” They found a place to rent outside Sunriver in Deschutes River Recreation Homesites and jobs at Sunriver Resort. The rest is history. Today, Beck works at Marcello’s, and lives off La Pine State Rec Road with current husband David, a retired home builder. “Of all the jobs and all the moves we’ve always lived within a 5- to 6-mile radius of Sunriver,” she said. Early days of Sunriver Throughout the years Beck worked at numerous Sunriver restaurants, including Casa De Ricardo Mexican restaurant for 11 years. Casa de Ricardo sold and became Hot Peppers… then Michaels… then Bella Cucina. She worked at

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Roberta Beck serves up dinner to Sunriver owners Jane Boubel and Mal Murphy at Marcello’s.

them all. In the 1980s, she donned hot pants and took a job at the Sundown Saloon in the Sunriver Business Park (where Rat Hole Brewing is today and

RJB’s before that). “I was laid off at Casa and took a job at the saloon. We had to work until 3 a.m., but the place was going downhill fast.” As fate would have it, on the

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day Beck planned to give notice at the saloon, the owner of Casa de Ricardo called and asked her back due to the fact his wife was going in for surgery. Beck recalls there really wasn’t much going on in Sunriver back then. There were only three circles and the marina was the farthest thing north — and nothing else. “It was a long dirt road to the canoe takeout,” she said. The only time Beck didn’t work in Sunriver was a threeyear period when she and David decided to buy 20 acres in Tumalo to take in and foster special needs dogs. “But it was a 24/7 job,” said Beck. “My husband finally said, ‘we’re too young to be tied down like this.’ ” Beck was a server at the Trout House twice during separate, five-year stints until it closed permanently. “The last time was when we moved to Tumalo to do the dog boarding.”

Popular movies: The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Jaws, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Monty Python Hit Music: Love Will Keep Us Together, Rhinestone Cowboy, Philadelphia Freedom. Popular TV Shows: All in the Family, Rich ManPoor Man, Laverne & Shirley, Maude and The Bionic Woman She has also worked at the Country Store, Sunriver Sports, long-gone Tree House Pizza Parlor and Goody’s. “When I got tired of working for adults. I’d go work the summer at Goody’s – the kids were always happy.” Standout memories Beck’s fondest Sunriver memories include: • During a Halloween party at Sundown Saloon two men came in dressed as fur trappers with real, but very dead, coyotes hung over their shoulders. • At Casa de Ricardo she remembers two-hour waits to be seated during the summer. “There also was no vector control and the mosquitoes were so Turn to Retirement, page 11

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Fireside concert launches SRMF 40th season The 40th anniversary of the Sunriver Music Festival season kicks off Dec. 16 with a holiday concert featuring acclaimed saxophonist Patrick Lamb & his Jazz Quartet. The evening promises to deliver hot music, cold beer from Sunriver Brewing, and a warm welcome from your friends and neighbors. Lamb, one of the youngest members in the Oregon Music Hall of Fame, returns to Central Oregon for the festival’s Fireside Concert at the Sunriver Resort’s Homestead. Lamb’s last three singles were ranked in the Top 5 on the renowned Billboard charts. He regularly tours the world

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dent Pat Hensley and Hugh Palcic, SROA general manager, to provide written testimony to the Deschutes County Planning Department and to include a request the county not act on this application administratively, but through the hearings officer process. Deschutes County has granted SROA’s request for a hearings officer. Next steps The county has contacted the applicant requesting the hearings officer deposit of $5,000. The applicant has the choice of proceeding or withdrawing the project. Should they choose to proceed, the county will send out a new Notice of Application and set a date for a hearings meeting open to anyone. Chris Schmoyer, Associate Planner with the Deschutes County Planning Division, provided the following clarification regarding the current status

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for a romantic night out at the Sunriver Resort Great Hall on Feb. 14 for the festival’s annual Valentine’s Dinner Dance. This year’s event will feature an elegant dinner and dancing to the music of The Salem Big Band. Go online at www.sunriver music.org, email tickets@sun rivermusic.org or call (541593-9310) to order tickets, or to learn more about becoming a festival member.

of the proposed land use action: The application is currently deemed incomplete pending submittal of a hearings officer deposit by the applicant. Once received, the matter can be scheduled for a public hearing for consideration by a county hearings officer. To accommodate the residents in the community, the county would like to hold the public hearing at a facility in Sunriver. If the applicant decides to move forward with the proposed land use project, notice of the public hearing will be mailed to surrounding property owners within 250 feet of the subject property, affected agencies and parties to the application (those individuals that have provided written comments to the planning division with a return mailing address). Additionally, notice of the publication will be posted in the Bend Bulletin newspaper at least 21 days prior to a scheduled hearing on the matter. Due to the timing of when the meeting may be scheduled

and the Scene’s publication dates, keep checking the SROA website for information. Go to www.sunriverowners.org and look under News & Notices > Land Use Applications. Documents associated with the land use applications for the project, File Nos. 24716-000576-CU and 24716-000577-SP, are regularly scanned to the account associated with the property in Deschutes County DIAL at: http://dial.deschutes.org/Real/ DevelopmentDocs/195205

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The next Sunriver area potluck will take place at SHARC on Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Potlucks provide an opportunity for community residents living in the greater Sunriver area to enjoy an evening of socializing and fun. The business sponsor for November is Webfoot Painting Company and musical entertainment is by Riley’s Range Benders. Freshly ground and brewed decaf coffee is provided by Brewed Awakenings. Participants need to bring an entrée or salad to serve 10-12 people, plus their own place settings. The volunteers of the potluck committee provide desserts. The cost is $5 per person to $15 per family (up to a maximum of six). To attend, sign up at the SROA office, SHARC or the Marketplace, call 541-593-8149 or email areapotluck@gmail. com. Please include whether you are bringing a salad or entrée. The monthly potlucks occur on the second Wednesday of each month from October to May. For information about sponsoring a potluck, contact the Sunriver Chamber of Commerce at 541-593-8149.

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Add heavenly viewing to your turkey day feast By Bob Grossfeld, Observatory Manager As nights grow longer and colder, the familiar star patterns of winter begin to reappear in the evening sky. The observatory will be open for private star parties and during the Thanksgiving holiday. But the sky is the real treat. The Pleiades (M45) is bright in the sky as is Taurus the Bull. Perhaps the most interesting objects in Taurus is the Crab Nebula (M1). This smudge of a cloud is the remains of a massive star that exploded. This supernova explosion was first seen on Earth in the year 1054. Later in the month is one of the most consistent meteor shower, The Leonids, peaking on Nov. 17-18. This shower traces its origin to that comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle. Meteors, or “shooting stars,” as they are sometimes called, are actually tiny bits of comet dust that burn up when they hit Earth’s upper atmosphere. Each November, Earth runs into this stream of dust, giving us a meteor shower. The big problem this year is that the moon will be full, so it will be hard to view this shower. The best time will be after midnight, when the Moon is no longer a issue. I know the staff will be out if the weather is clear. By the way… can anyone control the weather for us? The staff is working on plans for 2017. We have started our fundraising efforts for our new roll off roof expansion. In addition, we are working to update and upgrade our equipment during the off season. We are also working hard to get the final touches on new programs, which will include changes to our solar program, adding

The Sunriver Nature Center will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Nature Center is closed Thanksgiving Day). The observatory will be open on Saturday, Nov. 26 for solar viewing from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and night viewing 8-10 p.m. Call 541-593-4394 for more information.

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new kids classes and our new in-depth viewing program. In addition to planning, we are getting our astronomy store stocked for the holiday season and expanding our rocketry store. Is there something you are looking for or think we should stock? Please let us know. Staff is also busy getting the new observatory at Worthy Brewery in Bend up and going. We have been quietly working on the telescope there, and our staff will be operating the facility once it is ready, which we hope will be very soon. Be sure to watch our website and our Facebook page for the most current update. The staff at the observatory has much to be thankful for during this upcoming holiday season. The support you have given us has made 2016 a wonderful year, I hope you and your family enjoy the holidays. I look forward to the winter months in Sunriver and to the dark skies of the season. I hope the weather allows us to get some viewing in. If the weather is decent, check in with us, you never know what we might be looking at.

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By Chris Emmett, Naturalist With the changing of the seasons comes a changing of the birds. Gone are many of Sunriver’s summer residents, heading south for warmer weather, but there is a near equal cadre of birds that arrives to replace them. With the cooler weather comes a decrease in pesky insects, such as mosquitos. While this is a great relief for many people, it is less than ideal for the birds that rely on these insects for food. These birds, such as swallows and warblers, follow their food sources to more habitable climes, typically the southern United States or Mexico, which have a large population of insects, even through the winter months. Other, non-insect eating birds, such as hummingbirds, also migrate. Hummingbirds’ diets are almost entirely sugar-rich nectar from flowers. The most common Sunriver hummingbird is the rufous hummingbird. These tiny, brilliantly reddish orange or green birds are common visitors to flowers and hummingbird feeders in the summer months, and will fiercely defend food sources within their territory. But, when autumn approaches and the nectar supply dries up, these tiny, three-inch long birds migrate all the way to Mexico’s southwest coast, a trip of more than 3,000 miles from Central

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Oregon. Other birds consider Sunriver’s colder months just perfect, and overwinter here. The most common of these is the darkeyed junco. A variably colored species of sparrow, there are seven different morphs of the junco across North America, but the most common here is the Oregon junco, with its brownish body and dark grey or black head. These birds are very social and can arrive in flocks of several dozen birds at once. Other prominent birds that arrive in the winter include the Western goldfinch and pine siskin. These diminutive finches bring welcome splashes of yellow to otherwise drab yards, and can monopolize feeders in the early months of the year. For those interested in feeding and watching Sunriver’s Turn to Birds, page 9

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SRNCO a ‘healthy organization’ By Wes Perrin “We’re a very healthy organization,” said Harry Hamilton, Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory board president during the organization’s Oct. 13 annual meeting. “And we’re also very creative,” he added. More than 40 members and supporters attended the session, which featured a detailed financial analysis for the past year by treasurer Mike Gocke as well as a report by Hamilton on current activities and future plans. Hamilton made special mention of the long-awaited final construction of the new bird of prey enclosures. By unanimous vote three vacancies were filled on the board. Elected for three-year terms were newcomer Ken Arnold and returning directors Harry Hamilton and Dave Buhaly. Hamilton also introduced Lori Slaughter, the director of philanthropy, noting she would be heading up a comprehensive campaign to raise funds for future expansion. In responding to a question from the audience, observatory manager Bob Grossfeld acknowledged that the forthcoming solar eclipse on Aug. 21 “will be a very big deal in Central Oregon, and thousands of people are likely to visit.” The observatory is planning to provide programs for residents and visitors. The early morning meeting included a breakfast prepared by Teresa Bowerman. In accepting the applause of the gathering for her culinary expertise she complimented her husband, Jay, for serving as “sous chef.” She commented that she has now logged 44 years of volunteer work in a wide variety of capacities for SNCO. The organization has served the community since its founding in 1968.

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avian winter residents, a suet feeder is indispensable. Widely available at many local retailers, suet blocks are solidified beef tallow, often mixed with seed or dried fruit. Suet is an incredibly energy-rich food source for birds, packing a massive 240 calories per ounce. Birds absolutely love the energy-rich suet. A mountain chickadee needs only 10 calories of food per day, so a single block can feed dozens, if not hundreds of hungry birds. Unlike many summer birds, who prefer bird feeders with perches, many winter residents are ground feeders. Dark-eyed juncos, for instance, forage by hopping along the ground and pecking up whatever morsels may be around. They can be fed by spreading seed on the ground;

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however, this method can attract undesirable wildlife, such as squirrels. Instead, a platform feeder provides an ideal surface for the bird to forage on, while keeping seed off of the ground. Pine siskins and goldfinches are unique amongst local birds in that they are the only species that will eat nyjer, more commonly known as thistle seeds. These seeds are available in ready-to-hang sock type feeders. Offering a meal to these birds couldn’t be simpler. If you have any questions or concerns regarding Sunriver’s avian life, or would like advice on how best to feed and observe birds during the winter months, please call the Sunriver Nature Center at 541-5934394. The nature center is open Thursday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or reachable by cell at 541-7974438 Monday-Saturday.


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Second Tern receives extensive doll collection A remarkable collection of dolls said to be “highly collectible,” has arrived at the Second Tern Thrift Store, thanks to a generous donation from the family of Myrtle Hosier — a Central Oregon resident since 1968. “The total collection probably approaches 100 dolls, too many to exhibit at one time,” said Jay Bowerman, Tern volunteer who first examined the donation. “We only have space to display a few at a time in a special cabinet, and will add others as sales take place. Right now we don’t have a detailed inventory so anyone interested in learning which dolls will be coming online should go to manager@secondtern.com to be added to a contact list.” The dolls come from a number of prominent makers of collectibles including Reeves International, Danbury Mint and Franklin Heirloom. Several specific collections are represented, among them “Important Women of the World,” “American First Ladies” and “States of the U.S.A.” In addition there are Elvis dolls, and several examples portraying British royalty such as Princess Diana and Prince William. Doll collecting has long been a popular pastime, and proof that it continues to be a popular

today can be seen in the circulation figures of several national publications. “Doll Reader” claims to have a readership of “20,000 doll enthusiasts” and “Dolls Magazine” boasts its eblast “reaches 21,000 subscribers.” Actress Demi Moore has been reported to be the “world’s highest-profile doll collector” — at one time filling an entire residence with more than 2,000 of her favorites. “I guess you could say, our store is about to get really ‘dolled up,’ said Colly Rosenberg Tern manager. “Needless to say we are extremely pleased

to be able to add this amazing collection to our inventory of very special merchandise. We want to express our deepest appreciation to Hosier family for thinking of us when deciding how best to bequeath the collection.” Second Tern Thrift Store is located on Spring River Road, 1/4 mile west of Harper Bridge, and is open Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All sales benefit the non-profit Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory. Call 541-593-3367 or visit www.secondtern.com

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Anglers club guest talks about benefits of dry flies On Thursday, Nov. 17, Nate Brumley of Meridian, Idaho, will be the speaker for the Sunriver Anglers Club. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. with Brumley offering a fly tying demonstration. There will also be a short business meeting at 7 p.m., followed by Brumley’s multimedia presentation titled “Winter Fishing on Dry Flies.” Brumley is a fly fisherman who wants to educate us to

become better fly fisherman. He is not holding back. This energetic speaker has fly fished for more than 40 years, always using a dry fly. There are no nymphs, streamers, or wet flies in his fly box. Brumley is the owner of www.dryflyinnovations.com, an online company that specializes in dry flies, fly tying materials, books and DVDs. Brumley has produced many DVDs on fishing techniques

and fly tying. He just released a new book on dry fly fishing titled “Addicted to the Rise.” His book is truly multimedia, and includes still pictures, descriptions and a DVD with 43 different video clips. Fisherman can learn his techniques by seeing, reading and viewing. He talks a lot about searcher flies, fishing outside of the hatch, and luring


She also recalls you could drive to Bend and back and never see another car. “It blows my mind how much traffic there is now.”

that, and definitely Marcello’s. They are the best people and the best crew I’ve ever worked for.” Beck’s retirement plans include “being a tourist” and enjoying local hikes, mountain biking and all that the area has to offer. “Then maybe hit the road and travel a bit,” she said. “But we’ll be sticking around, all my friends are here.”

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bad they’d fog between lunch and dinner and spray down the customers as they came through the door.” • The early 1990s infestation of Pandora moths. “I would ride my bike to work and it was solid caterpillars everywhere… you ran over them. The walls were covered in moths. Some people thought they were hummingbirds, and we didn’t tell them differently.” • Due to lack of snow Mt. Bachelor didn’t open one winter. “I think it was in the late 1970s.” • The winter of 1992-1993 and its 12 feet of snow. “Another thing I have noticed is temperatures are so much warmer now,” said Beck.

Cultural changes In all her years in the business, it saddens Beck to witness the shift in common courtesy and family dynamics. “Get off your cell phone and enjoy your family and friends during dinner. Remember why you are here — to relax and enjoy,” Working the past eight years as a server at Marcello’s, Beck is looking to retire by June. “What a great ride it was. All the people I’ve known and all the generations. Babies being born, deaths, the locals and those that only come once a year,” said Beck. “It’s like a parttime set of families. I’ll miss

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Fly Tying Corner: Caddis stimulator By Phil Fischer Have you noticed those big lumbering mothy-like bugs flying over the Deschutes or Fall rivers lately? Chances are you were seeing the adult October caddis. This caddis emerges in late September and October throughout many rivers in Oregon and Northern California. WestFly, the well-known fly fishing and entomology website in the Pacific Northwest, nicknamed this bug “the Great Pumpkin of Western Rivers.” It is a big bug, and for a few short weeks in the fall can be important to imitate, as these insects make a tasty treat for rising trout. A steelhead will occasionally take this pattern on the surface as well, skated at the tail out of your favorite steelhead run. It is an honest size 8, which makes it a pattern that is easy to see on the water. And one doesn’t have to cast delicately with this fly. During egg laying flights the October caddis daps the water’s surface to deposit its eggs. It is often this behavior that we are trying to imitate as fly fishermen. So a little “splat cast” on the water is a good thing. You generally won’t see lots of these bugs about, but the trout know they are there and will take them eagerly. Look for the egg laying flight in the afternoon and evening. Even if you don’t see the naturals about, this fly can be a good searching pattern and will often Turn to Caddis, page 12



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Library holiday exhibit features two local artists During the holidays, two local artists will exhibit their work at the Sunriver Area Library. Donna Rice creates amazing fabric wall art, while Greg Cotton works in wood to produce beautiful, yet practical pieces. Visit the library during this three-month show through Jan. 28. Consider purchasing a unique gift for someone on your holiday list. The library is open Tuesday through Saturday. Woodworking artist Greg Cotton is a retired math teacher and track/cross country coach. As a geometry teacher for many years, he is intrigued by angles and the many different designs created when joining them together. A long time fan of M.C. Escher and his threedimensional drawings, Cotton often taught his students how to draw Escher’s interlocking figures or tessellations.

Cotton loves the problem solving and logistics necessary to create a project in wood. He will spend days visualizing and planning out the building process of the project before making the first cut. Cotton and his wife, Nancy, live in Sunriver and enjoy outdoor activities including golfing, RVing, and flyfishing. You may have seen his artwork displayed at the Artists’ Gallery Sunriver, the Sunriver Art Fair, or the Traditions Holiday Marketplace in Sunriver. As a child, fabric artist Donna Rice was inspired by her grandmother’s and her mother’s talent for knitting, sewing and hand/machine work. To this day, Rice keeps returning to fiber as a touchstone. Rice’s artistic journey has taken her from sewing bed quilts to creating enjoyable, meaningful and interesting

fiber art. The creative process is what Rice enjoys the most, and her work has been recognized with awards during local and regional competitions.

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raise a wary trout looking for a large meal. The October caddis stimulator is a pattern I have tied for years to imitate these big bugs on California’s McCloud and Upper Sacramento rivers. When we relocated to Sunriver, I dug this fly out of my box one day on the Lower Deschutes and it performed magically! The bushy hackle and wing will give a convincing impression of a caddis. This fly is designed to float high on the water, and can be skated and skipped on the water much like the naturals. I’ve even recently heard of fly fishers casting October caddis imitations like this one on Crane Prairie, skating them

‘Flowers & Vases’ fabric art by Donna Rice, right, and ‘Chinese Checkers’ wood piece by Greg Cotton, left.

similar to traveling sedge. I continue to adapt this pattern by using a darker wing and hackle, and adding just a bit of Krystal Flash to help the fly shimmer on the water’s surface. Next time you are out fishing, look for that big mothylooking October caddis in the evening as the natural returns to the stream to lay its eggs, and be ready to splat and skate this fly along the banks and riffles in search for rising trout. Caddis CDC pattern recipe: Hook: Tiemco 200R or 2312 hook in size 8-10 Thread: Ultra UTC Fluorescent Red 210 Denier (6/0) Tail: Dark dyed elk in burnt orange Abdomen: Spirit River UV2 scud shrimp golden stone Abdomen Hackle: Whiting

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meetings & gatherings NOVEMBER

SROA Committees Contact the chair if you have questions about a committee or the projects they are currently working on

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Citizens Patrol ----------------------------------------3:30pm SROA Admin Magistrate --------------------------------------------10am SROA Admin Community Potluck-------------------------------6pm SHARC Men’s Club Luncheon ---------------------------11:30am Crosswater Grille Design Committee --------------------------------10am SROA Admin Second Saturday Artist Reception ---------4pm Artists Gallery Sunriver Finance Committee ------------------------------9am SROA Admin SSD Board Meeting -------------------------------3pm Fire Station Sunriver Anglers Club -----------------------------6:30pm SHARC SROA Board Work Session ----------------------9am SROA Admin SROA Board Meeting ----------------------------9am SROA Admin Design Committee --------------------------------10am SROA Admin SROA Offices Close for Thanksgiving Holiday SROA Offices Close for Thanksgiving Holiday


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Interested in joining a committee or participating in a future task force or special project? Contact the chair person for a particular committee or to be on a task force/special project contact Becki Sylvester at SROA by calling 541-593-2411.

Church Services Holy Trinity Catholic

Mass: 9:30am Thursday; 5:30pm Saturday; 8am Sunday 18143 Cottonwood Road 541-593-5990, 541-536-3571 www.holyredeemerparish.net Rev. Theo Nnabuga

Community Bible Church at Sunriver

10:15am Sunday Worship 11:30am Coffee Fellowship 6pm Children Youth Group 6pm Wed. HS Youth Group 57175 Theater Drive 541-593-8341 www.cbchurchsr.org Pastor: Glen Schaumloeffel

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10am Sunday at Holy Trinity Church, Cottonwood Road. Episcopal & Lutheran traditions. 10 a.m. Sunday school, ages 4-12. 541-593-1183 www.sunriverchristianfellowship.org Pastor: Nancy Green

Alzheimer’s Association offering class in Sunriver “The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease” and “Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior” to Provide Helpful Information The Alzheimer’s Association Oregon Chapter will be holding a two-part class, “The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease” and “Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior” from 1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at the Sunriver Public Library, (56855 Venture Lane). Alzheimer’s affects people in varying ways and ripples out to impact the lives of those who interact with them. Understanding what is happening to a person with Alzheimer’s is key to interacting effectively and providing quality care. This class includes information from expert professionals

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fish to the surface using flies that simulate a hatch. The last chapter in the book contains recipes for his top 12 dry fly patterns. Brumley’s website includes a blog about his days on the water fishing — good or bad. In just a few words, he describes how to be persistent and observant on the water. He is willing to sit and wait, watching for those few rises on those slow days, checking out what bugs are on the water. Following his lessons, we all can improve our dry fly fishing skills. His river reports list the date, the water, weather and size and pattern of fly that caught fish. Spend some

in the field and first-hand accounts from people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join the Alzheimer’s Association Oregon Chapter to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease. This class is free, but registration is required. To register, call 800-272-3900. For a list of upcoming classes, visit www.alz.org/oregon.

time on his website, there is a lot to see and learn. His custom flies are all tied in the United States by master fly tiers, and he sells more than 170 of his own original patterns. He has sets of flies that are specifically chosen for certain rivers and lakes. On his website, a set can be found for the Crooked River, as well as other Oregon waters. Here is a fisherman who is telling us what worked, when and where. No secrets, Brumley is willing to share. He is a very exciting speaker and has a pro-

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gram that no one should miss. In June, our speaker was Chris Wharton, who guides on Nevada’s Pyramid Lake. He spoke of the Lahontan cutthroats that inhabit this lake and grow up to 25 pounds. His talk and pictures were so motivating that close to a dozen Sunriver anglers are traveling to the lake the week before our November meeting to try this fishery. Pictures and stories will abound. Come and find out who really has bragging rights and caught the big one.

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Monday Ladies Lunch and Bridge 11:15 a.m. Village Bar & Grill. Sign up at the Marketplace Alcoholics Anonymous 7:30 p.m. Pozzi building at the Sunriver Nature Center

Tuesday Caregivers Support Group 9:30-11:30 a.m. third Tuesday of the month. Crescent room at SHARC Mountain Meadow Quilters 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. second & fourth Tuesday. Crescent room at SHARC Couples Bridge 6 p.m. Crescent room, SHARC Sign up at the Marketplace Info: 541-556-6408

Wednesday Sunriver Rotary 7:30 a.m., Hearth Room at the Sunriver Lodge Info: 541-593-1756 Mountain Meadow Quilters 10 a.m., third Wednesday. Crescent room at SHARC.

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Don’t feed the deer and elk Deer and elk are as part of the Sunriver experience as pine trees and sunshine, but people don’t realize that feeding these ruminants may also put themselves, and the animal, in danger. As deer and elk hang out and move through residential neighborhoods, well-intentioned people often feed them without realizing the problems it can create. In Sunriver, only the feeding of birds is allowed in Sunriver. Feeding deer or other wildlife is a Class D offense of Sunriver Rules & Regulations (Section 3.04). The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) notes the following issues of people feeding wildlife: • Artificial feeding concentrates wildlife, which leads to the easier spread of disease and parasites and easier take by predators. • Feeding deer and elk attract natural predators like cougars and coyotes to areas of human activity. • Once wildlife associate people with giving them food, they come to expect it. Feeding Small company… big company results!

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will invite more deer and elk to your property and encourage them to stay. • Artificial feeding can cause deer and elk to become habituated to humans and aggressive towards them. • Concentrating deer and elk in human-settled areas can lead to an increase in vehicle collisions and conflicts between wildlife and pets. • Concentrating deer and elk can hurt habitat by encouraging excessive grazing. Every year, ODFW also sees seemingly healthy deer and elk die because they are fed the wrong food by people. According to the Mule Deer Foundation, the digestive tract of deer is different from cattle and elk in that they have a smaller rumen in relation to their body size, so they are more selective in their feeding. Diet requirements also change with the season and are best met by native forage, which consists mostly of weeds, leaves and twigs of woody shrubs. Deliberately feeding deer and elk may inhibit proper digestion and lead to starvation or infection. The ODFW does feed deer and elk at wildlife areas during the winter to keep them off adjacent agricultural lands where they damage crops. These feeding programs are long-term commitments that require significant financial and staffing resources. Feeding starts early in the season and continues daily until forage conditions improve. Feeding

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areas are located away from human-populated areas to decrease conflicts. ODFW also conducts disease testing at these feeding sites. For more information, visit ODFW’s website at www. dfw.state.or.us or call the local ODFW field office or headquarters at 800-720-6339.

have perished there but for the dropping of the two atom bombs in August 1945, which ended the war and liberated the death camps. At the luncheon, Thomas will retell his story of life in the concentration camp. It’s a fitting story to honor veterans this time of the year. Hope you can come and help celebrate a part of our history. After World War II, China was embroiled in a civil war, so the Thomas family decided to follow his grandparents to Turn to Luncheon, page 18

Candidates sought for UDRC board positions The Upper Deschutes River Coalition is seeking nominations for officers and committee chairs and alternate chairs for a two-year term starting on Nov. 15. Officers, board members, committee chairs and alternate chairs can nominate themselves. Other interested individuals may also nominate themselves. Nominations are due Nov. 10 and should be mailed to the Nominations, UDRC, PO Box 3042, Sunriver, OR 97707. The UDRC Board of Directors wish to thank the current officers and committee chairs and co-chairs (alternate chairs) for their service and look forward to receiving nominations for the 2017-2018 terms.

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Sunriver resident Terry Thomas will address the Sunriver Men’s Club on Thursday, Nov. 10 at the Crosswater Grille. The talk is entitled “Rescue from China.” Thomas’ dramatic story begins in China. He was born of British parents in Tientsin in northern China. The first family members had arrived in China in 1863 and had developed a family business in the manufacture and export of Tientsin carpets. With the hostilities of WWII, the entire family was sent to a concentration camp in March of 1942. They likely would


Background information The UDRC planning team consists of the officers and committee chairs and alternate chairs. The team is responsible for working with the board of directors to bring new services and value to the coalition’s communities, improving our communications, enhancing our partnerships, developing clearer mission, goal priorities, funding to support the mission and goals and continuing to work with our federal, state, county and others to fund fuel reduction and water enhancement projects. The planning team meets monthly before the coalition’s board and partner meeting to plan the agenda and work on the mission, goals and projects.

Meetings are 1 to 1.5 hours. The president facilitates the monthly board and partner meetings, which are held every month except December and January. The meetings take two hours plus one hour for setup and tear down. Other duties include facilitating the annual operations plan, neighborhood meetings and fund raising. In the absence of the president, the vice president assumes the duties of the president and takes on special projects such as the annual appreciation meeting held in September and fundraising. The secretary’s duties Log attendance and determine a quorum of board members at meetings. Take written meeting minutes and distribute within one week for review. Maintain archive of meeting minutes, update and maintain bylaws. The president, VP and secretary positions take about 10 hours of work a month. The treasurer’s job takes about five hours a month. This position is responsible for reviewing the monthly accounting reports and monitoring cash accounts. The preparation of state and federal tax returns is done by the treasurer or past treasurer. The time required by the committee chairs and alternate chairs varies by committee but generally spend about 10 hours a month. The E-News editor compiles the E-News which is published up to 10 times a year and requires about five hours a month. For information, visit www.udrc.org or email carlj@ searchna.com


Former Mavericks property opening as fitness, aquatics center While work continues to obtain owner approval to change language in the River Village declarations to allow a permitted use of the former Mavericks property to include “assisted living facility” — new coowners Christian Myers and Benjamin Clapa will reopen Mavericks as Sunriver Fitness and Aquatics. “We are still pursuing the assisted living facility use,” said Myers. Of the 2,020 properties located in the River Village Master Village, 75 percent of

those properties must approve changing the declarations. Myers has received just over 1,000 approvals to date, and is still trying to reach some 700 who have yet to respond. “We need to obtain an answer one way or another,” said Myers. A soft opening of the fitness and aquatics is expected closer to the end of the year. Some swim offerings, including swim and a water polo teams, are expected to start utilizing the pool in early November. A new logo has been designed and work is underway

HD Museum November events REGIONAL EVENTS – Nov. 2, Museum and Me: A time for children and adults with physical, cognitive, and/ or social disabilities to enjoy the High Desert Museum after hours. Explore the museum’s newest exhibits and revisit your favorites. 4-7 p.m. Free for individuals, friends and family. RSVP: highdesertmuseum. org/rsvp • Nov. 5, Thorn Hollow String Band. Stomp your feet and do-si-do to the pioneerinspired tunes of the frontier. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. • Nov. 5-6, Photography Workshop. Capture the beauty of the Oregon Badlands Wilderness with photographer Jeff Jones for a two-day workshop that culminates with a field trip to the Badlands. Learn and practice photographic strategies that can be applied at the museum and the Badlands. $40, participants responsible for equipment and transportation RSVP: highdesertmuseum.org/ photography-workshop

Nov. 8, Wildfires in the West: Wildland fire management presents numerous and interconnected social, ecological and economic challenges for the West. Join Dr. Crystal Kolden, assistant professor of the College of Science at the University of Idaho, for a fascinating discussion of the complexities of fire ecology and approaches to building “fire adapted communities” Turn to Museum, page 21

on new signage. Myers is also networking and researching what sort of programs they may offer. “We want to breathe life back into this facility,” said Myers. The property still includes the FlowRider wave machine, indoor pool, outdoor hot tub, fitness equipment, indoor and outdoor climbing walls, half basketball court, tanning bed and office spaces. The “living room” common area will also be available to rent for meetings, parties, reunions, weddings, etc. Despite being vacant for two years, Myers noted everything is in pretty good shape, but is doing some routine mainte-

nance including cleaning and painting. “Last winter a frozen pipe broke and flooded the living room,” he said. “Fortunately, the bank took care of new carpet, sheet rock and painting.” Use of the facility will be membership based designed around four primary functions: 1) to serve Sunriver’s residents

2) vacationers/renters 3) hosting events 4) and La Pine/Bend area residents. Myers is open to thoughts and ideas of what you’d like to see at the property, whether that includes year-round outdoor aquatics, activity field, a park or pickleball courts — whatever the idea, big or small — they’d like to hear from you. They are also looking for partnerships to offer a variety of services from fitness classes and SCUBA lessons to massage/ physical therapy offerings and activities for youngsters. “We are committed to Sunriver, are here to stay and serve the community,” said Myers. Email christian@sunriver fitness.com, call 503-961-5009 or visit www.sunriverfitness andaquatics.com (website expected to be live on Nov. 1).

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Glass artists shine bright at Artists Gallery Fall doesn’t have a lock on all of the beautiful colors of the season. At the Artists Gallery Sunriver, color will glow in the windows by catching the brilliance from featured glass art that is positioned there. You have only to walk by the gallery to enjoy, but it is so much better if you come inside. A really good time to visit would be the Second Saturday celebration on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 4 to 6 p.m. Be prepared to enjoy not only conversation with the resident artists, but have a glass of wine, beer or soda and a bit of something to eat. Glass fusion artist Marily Badger has provided a new method for displaying her many art pieces by utilizing custom metal stands. The glass art fits seamlessly into the metal stands to make a beautiful way to optimize a light source to show off the pieces. Badger’s subject matter has enlarged from her whimsical Hawaiian-themed pieces to include some unique nature scenes. She uses a technique known

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as kiln casting, a process in which objects are cast by directing molten glass into a mold where the glass solidifies. This technique has been used since the Egyptian period. Modern cast glass is formed by a variety of processes such as kiln casting – casting into sand or graphite or metal molds. Some of the artist’s pieces have more than 100 hours of slow and careful time in the kiln mostly during the slump

phase. One of Badger’s featured pieces is a 17 x 18 inch design titled “Dragon Fly Mist.” It was hand cast with hand cut pieces on a streaky, fully fused piece of glass. New to the gallery this year is stained glass artist Becky Henson. Her beautiful pieces are already a favorite of customers. The artist uses more traditional techniques to produce pieces with a modern flare. Central Oregon is an obvious inspira-

tion of her works — especially in a circular piece called “Three Sisters.” As with the incredible lighting and views of Central Oregon, no two pieces of the artist’s work are the same. Some pieces evoke a strong sense of quilting with the play of shape, pattern, and color that is so attractive on fabric but also lends itself beautifully to glass jewel tones.

Most recently, Henson created windows with secondhand items such as bevels from old lamps or old window frames giving the glass a wonderful new interpretation. Artists Gallery Sunriver is located in building 19 in The Village at Sunriver. For more information, call 541593-4382 or visit www.artists gallerysunriver.com

HOLA to reopen Nov. 21-Jan. 8 Although HOLA closed for the season in late October, the Mexican-Peruvian restaurant plans to reopen daily during the peak holiday season between Nov. 21 and Jan. 8. HOLA will be open daily 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. offering a full lunch and dinner menu. Located on the lagoon next to the Sunriver Marina, the restaurant offers views of the lagoon and Deschutes River.

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OREGON’S #1 REAL ESTATE TEAM - SELLING SUNRIVER Another award for Sunriver Brewing Co. In late September, Sunriver Brewing Company brought home a silver medal for D’Bomb from the Oregon Beer Awards Fresh Hop Competition in Hood River. The competition included 76 fresh hop beers from 51 different breweries from around the state. D’Bomb Fresh Hop IPA is loaded with fresh hop Amarillo hops from Crosby Hop Farms, located in Woodburn. “We love the fact that we can produce such a fantastic fresh hop beer from farms so close to home,” said Ryan Duley, Sunriver Brewing Company director of sales and marketing. In October, Sunriver Brewing also brought home a silver medal for Rippin Northwest Ale in the American-Style Strong Pale Ale category during the Great American Beer Festival. This category is the third largest amongst the 96 beer style categories at this nationally recognized and prestigious competition. “Winning a silver medal is a tremendous victory for the entire Sunriver Brewing team,” said Brett Thomas, head brewer. “We’re honored to be competing at this level, especially against some of the finest hop-forward breweries in the nation” Sunriver Brewing Company’s pub in The Village at Sunriver opened in the summer of 2012. Recognizing the original pub would soon outgrow demand, a 12,500 square foot building was purchased in the Sunriver Business Park in January 2014, and the company began brewing at a capacity of 2,100 barrels. Since then, the brewery has expanded several times to brew more than 6,000 barrels this spring. Another expansion is proposed to start early next year. Head brewer Brett Thomas prides himself on making the highest quality beer. Since 2014, Sunriver Brewing Company has garnered nine national/international awards including three gold, three silver and one bronze at the North American Brewers Association, a silver medal at the


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SRWC offering a variety of themed activities sunriver women’s club

www.sunriverwomensclub.com “We rise by lifting others” is this year’s club theme and we have been highlighting things that rise like the sun, bread, balloons and summer temperatures. November brings the opportunity to raise our awareness in the general election, raise our glasses to toast friends and family at Thanksgiving and raise our voices in praise. It is also time to make your reservations for the Winter Gala, our second largest fundraiser, to help raise money for our philanthropy fund. “Sleigh Bells in the Snow” is Dec. 12 at the Great Hall and is open to the entire community. Look for the reservation form on page 23. Come join us and let your spirits rise. Our new membership year started in October and our numbers continue to rise. New directories are now available; check with Rae Klein or Christine Dishaw. Our regular monthly luncheons have resumed with inspiring speakers to peak your interests. Mark the third Tuesday of each month on your calendar. New book clubs are also organizing with some good books this winter. You can contact Gloria Rasmussen, Susan Huseonica or Mary Legg to be included. The colder weather also raises

awareness of local children who are not properly outfitted with warm outerwear. Patty Pitera is organizing our Coats for Kids program for the area elementary schools. Thank you for raising your hand to share in all the SRWC has to offer and for helping us rise to new heights! — Cheers, Stephanie and Corinne Programs and luncheons The Nov. 15 luncheon is at Crosswater Grille with check-in at 11:30 a.m. cost is $20. Deadline for reservations is Nov. 11. Featured speaker is Matt Perry of Savory Spice in the Old Mill with tips on the use of spices. Perry presented “Spices 101” a couple of years ago; this will be “Spices 102.” RSVP to srwc programs@gmail.com. Dinner Club Mouth watering, tantalizing Italian dinners are being prepared and enjoyed around Sunriver this month as the Dinner Club experiments with recipes from Brunetti’s Cookbook by Donna Leon. For more information or to join contact srwcdinnerclub@gmail.com. Birthday luncheon Melodee Munckton will be the host for November; information will be posted on the

SRWC website. Coats for Kids The SRWC is collecting donations of new or gently used outerwear for Deschutes County children who are in need. Collecting will continue through January. Please contact Patty Pitera for questions or donation pick-up. Monetary donations allow us to purchase specific items needed. Make checks payable to SRWC and mail to SRWC, PO Box 3334, Sunriver, OR 97707, with a notation Coats for Kids. Thank you for helping get the children geared up for winter.

We Care If you are aware of members who could use a word of support to lift their spirits, a note of sympathy or congratulations please send the information to our We Care coordinator, Sandra, srwccorrespondingsecretary @gmail.com. Membership Open to all women in Sunriver and the surrounding communities. Active memberships are $20 and an Associate membership is $35. Applications are available on our website, www.sunriver womensclub.com. For more information, contact srwc membership@gmail.com.

Winter Fun The schedule-forming meeting is Monday, Nov. 14, 5 p.m. at SHARC. If you signed up or are interested (cross country skiing, snowshoeing and/or ice skating), please come with an appetizer to share, your calendar and offer to lead an outing, as we set this year’s schedule.

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Winter Gala Sleigh Bells in the Snow will be held Dec. 12 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Sunriver Resort Great Hall. Appetizers and a choice of entrée prepared by Sunriver Resort chefs will be served. Cocktail hour entertainment will be provided by Two Thirds Trio, followed by music you can dance to with The Soul Searchers. Cost per person is $80, reservations required. Cochairs: Sandi Merrigan and Ann Juttelstad (srwcwintergala@ gmail.com).

California. Terry met his future wife Carol at UCLA. After his military service, he attended the American Institute for Foreign Trade in Glendale, Arizona in order to prepare for a career abroad. Thomas spent more than 30 years working for several U.S., Asian and European merchant banks in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong. The couple retired in 1999 and moved to Sunriver. For the luncheon, doors open at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon, followed by the program at 12:30 p.m.

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Whimsical creatures highlight Resort exhibit By Billye Turner The Sunriver Resort Lodge Betty Gray Gallery joins the annual Traditions celebration with an exhibit titled “Natural and Whimsical Creatures” — featuring the work of Barbara Slater in the upper gallery and Karen Bandy in the lower gallery. The exhibit opens the gallery’s winter quarter on Nov. 22 and is open through Feb. 24. Karen Bandy, an artist since childhood, studied art at the University of Oregon exploring drawing, painting, sculpture and jewelry design. Bandy created a career in jewelry design while living in Portland, but upon moving to Bend in 1987, began a second in painting. Bandy was inspired by, “the natural beauty of the sage and juniper, pines and bitterbrush as well as seeing and being seen by animals great and small.” The artist’s acrylic paintings of

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cottontails in soft pastel hues and gnatcatchers in vivid blue and red, convey the whimsy and gentleness of the creatures, and reveal the high desert’s

magical influence not only in her paintings but her heart. Barbara Slater’s oil paintings in the upper gallery (second floor) exemplify her devotion

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cusses volcanoes and volcanic processes, followed by a chance for you to compare some important volcanic rocks from Crater Lake and Mt. Rainier National Parks. Thursday, Nov. 3, 12 p.m. Sisters Library, 110 North Cedar Street, Sisters. Thursday, Nov. 3, 6 p.m. East Bend Library, 62080 Dean Turn to Parks, page 21

to barnyard animals. The artist shows elegant roosters, soulful cows, playful goats and a barnyard full of endearing and realistic animals. Her affection for and skillful grasp of their nature manifests in her subject’s expressive eyes and her painstakingly accurate imagery. An art minor at Utah State University and a gifted painter with more than 40 years of painting in oil, the artist continues to stretch her technique — “to attract the muse.” Her work has appeared in numerous exhibitions including the prestigious Richard Schmid Art Auction in Fort Collins, Colorado. Juried into four consecutive shows beginning in 2008, the 2011 event also featured her artwork in the live A Full Service Tree Co.

auction. The fall quarter exhibition, Fall in the High Desert, featuring landscapes in seasonal hues painted in realistic, expressionistic and abstract genres, now extends through Nov. 17. Exhibiting artists include JM Brodrick, Joanne Donaca, Mary Rollins and Gary Vincent. Sunriver Resort welcomes the public to these exhibitions and to the Traditions celebration commencing with the Grand Illumination on Friday, Nov. 27. Billye Turner is an art consultant and the Resort’s gallery curator. For more information, call 541.382.9398 or email billyeturner@bendnet.com

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Traditions starts off holiday season with Nov. 19 Grand Illumination • Grand Illumination, Nov. 19: Join us at the North Pole tent, adjacent to the Main Lodge, for holiday fun for the entire family. The North Pole will feature children’s craft projects, entertainment from Mr. Magic, face painting, work from select local artisans and huggable characters. Enjoy pony rides and a petting zoo from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Save your appetite for local vendors during the festivities or dine indoors at Resort outlets. Live entertainment starts outdoors on the main stage from 4 to 8 p.m. Our Grand Illumination parade and lighting of the Resort will include music, fireworks, a visit from Santa, crafts, elf tuck-ins, a petting zoo and sleigh rides and will commence at 5:30 p.m., with pictures with Santa from 6 to 7:30 p.m. • Holiday Marketplace, Nov. 25-26, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. The 15th Annual Sunriver Resort Holiday Marketplace is located in the Homestead Building, Heritage Room and Gallery in the Great Hall. Find a unique gift or holiday ornament at our

annual arts and crafts show. Regional artists will feature work including pottery, jewelry, fine arts, textiles, metalwork, woodworking, stained glass and more. • Brunch with Santa, Nov. 26, Dec. 17, Dec. 24, 8:30 a.m. –1 p.m.: Have brunch with Santa and all of his Sunriver friends in the Great Hall. There will be great food and fun holiday characters to mix and mingle with. Cost: $49 adults; $25 children 6-12; complimentary for children 5 and under. Reservations required/36-hour

cancellation policy. Please call 541-593-1000 for reservations. • Elf Tuck-Ins, Nov. 26, Dec. 9-10, Dec. 16-24, 5–9:30 p.m.: Visions of Sugar Plum Fairies will dance in their heads after Santa’s helper reads your children a favorite Christmas story and says good night with warm holiday wishes and a special goody bag. Appointments available from 5 to 9:30 p.m. to Sunriver, Crosswater and Caldera Springs communities for ages 12 and younger only. Reservations required with a 24-hour cancellation

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policy or full program fee will be charged. Resort guests: $30 per child; $40 per child on Christmas Eve. General public: $40 per child; $50 per child on Christmas Eve. • Santa’s Workshop, Fridays, Dec. 2-16, 3–5 p.m.; Saturdays, Nov. 26 – Dec. 17, 1–5 p.m.; daily, Dec. 20-26, 1–5 p.m. (closed Christmas day): Step into the magical world of Santa’s Workshop and create your own hand-crafted holiday keepsake. Choose from a fused-glass ornament, night light or handpainted ceramic mug worthy of Mrs. Claus’ hot cocoa and perfect for any holiday gift or keepsake. Santa’s Workshop is located in The Outpost between Fort Funnigan and the Bike Barn and is open only during craft sessions. Once you’ve completed your creations, head over to Fort Funnigan for the complimentary Hot Cocoa Bar. For the adults we will have the perfect adult additions such as peppermint Schnapps. Cost: $20-$40 for fused-glass projects, $10-$30 for ceramic projects. Hot cocoa bar is complimentary for all purchasing

participants, alcoholic additions have an additional fee. • Gingerbread Junction, Dec. 3 – Jan. 1: Sunriver Resort presents the 21st Annual Gingerbread Junction! Build fond memories and a spectacular gingerbread house, while helping your community. Proceeds from “lot” sales for Gingerbread Junction will be donated to the Newberry Habitat for Humanity. Sunriver Resort will match donations dollar for dollar up

to $2,500. Gingerbread houses will be on display in the Abbot Room of the Sunriver Resort Lodge from Dec. 3 through Jan. 1. Visit sunriver-resort. com/gingerbread to sign up. For a full schedule, visit www. sunriver-resort.com/landingtraditions to download a pdf document of all holiday offerings.

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that can coexist with wildland fires. In partnership with The Nature Conservancy. 7 p.m. (Doors open at 5:30). Food and beverage sales in Father Luke’s Room help support this popular lecture series. Seating is limited and RSVP is required. Free. At McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond

St., Bend. RSVP: highdesert museum.org/rsvp • Nov. 10, Mic Crenshaw - Global Hip-Hop and Cultural Activism: The University of Oregon presents Oregon Folklife Network artist Mic Crenshaw, top-selling MC and hiphop artist and social activist, at the museum. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. RSVP: http://goo.gl/ WsMz4M • Nov. 11, Artist Talk - DJ


Spooky and “Heart of a Forest”: Join renowned artist Paul D. Miller as he discusses the intersection of music, art and science. Miller rose to worldwide fame as hip-hop turntablist “DJ Spooky” and is known for his multimedia art, catalogue of music and social justice work. 6 p.m. No-host bar. Members $3, non-members $7. RSVP: highdesertmuseum.org/rsvp • Nov. 12, Wasco Sally BagMaking Class with Pat Courtney Gold: Cylindrical baskets, known as sally bags, are a hallmark of Columbia Plateau weaving. They were used to carry food, medicine and personal items. In this hands-on workshop, Pat Courtney Gold will teach you how to make a sally bag using commercial fibers. Gold is a member of the Wasco Nation of the Confederated Tribes of the Warm

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Swift Road, Bend. What the Great Lodges Tell Us about Park History Author and architectural historian Christine Barnes explores the history and architecture. Follow the saga of the construction of the historic lodges of our national parks from Old Faithful Inn (1904) to Glacier Bay Lodge (1966) and how each reflects the times. Sunday, Nov. 6, 2 p.m. Downtown Bend Library, 601 NW Wall Street, Bend Saturday, Nov. 19, 2 p.m. Sunriver Library, 56855 Venture Lane, Sunriver Climate Change at Crater Lake From the wildlife that call it home to the color of the lake to the snow pack to recreation, the Crater Lake region is starting to experience impacts from climate change. We’ll learn what has already happened, what we

expect in coming years, and explore potential solutions for how we can help make a difference for Crater Lake and the surrounding forests. Wednesday, Nov. 9, 6 p.m. Downtown Bend Library, 601 NW Wall Street, Bend Coloring Book Artist Dave Ember Color with artist Dave Ember and hear about the inspiration behind his National Parks adult coloring book series. Books will be available for sale. Monday, Nov. 28, 6 p.m. Downtown Bend Library, 601 NW Wall Street, Bend Tuesday, Nov. 29, 6 p.m. Redmond Library, 827 SW Deschutes Avenue, Redmond For more information, visit the library website at www. deschuteslibrary.org. People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Liz at 541-312-1032.

one of ours. Be inspired by the work of Ansel Adams before using your new skills around the museum. 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Paired pricing for one adult and one child: Members $10, non-members $15. Each additional participant $5. Registration and pre-payment required: highdesertmuseum. org/workshop • Nov. 19, Mule Deer Migration: Join a High Desert Museum wildlife biologist for a trip to Pine Mountain to learn about migration and ecological significance of mule deer. 7 a.m. - 12 p.m. Members $10, nonmembers $20. Transportation provided. Registration and prepayment required: highdesert museum.org/field-trip The High Desert Museum is located 15 minutes north of Sunriver off Highway 97. Visit www.highdesertmuseum.org


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Thanksgiving Break Indoor open swim and outdoor adult hot tub November 19-26, 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. No evening lap swim during holiday break Tubing Hill: November 19-27, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Christmas Break Indoor open swim and outdoor adult hot tub December 17-31, 10 a.m. to 8:30pm December 24. Open swim 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (fitness 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. members only) December 25. Open swim 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (fitness 8 a.m.. - 9 p.m. members only) December 31. Open swim 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (fitness 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. for members only) January 1. Open swim 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (fitness 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. for members only) No evening lap swim through holiday break Tubing Hill: December 17-January 1, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Indoor open swim & outdoor adult hot tub Nov. 1-17: Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Nov. 18-26: 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Nov. 27: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Nov. 28-30: 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Lap Swim-Indoor Pool 6-10 a.m. daily: 2016 Member Preference ID and SROA Guest Pass 8-10 a.m. daily: Recreation Plus card holders and general public General admission is $10 for morning lap swimming and cannot be applied to open recreation swim admission fee.

6-10 a.m. daily (one lane 9-10 a.m. Monday-Thursday) 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday (one lane) accept holiday period – Nov. 18-26

Water Fitness Monday-Thursday 9-10am Water-based workout, low-impact and perfect for all levels and abilities. (Please bring swim suit, towel, and water bottle. Water shoes and water shirt are optional but strongly encouraged.) 2016 Member Preference ID & SROA Guest Pass drop-in rate $5 or 11 punch pass - $50 General public drop-in rate $10 or 11 punch pass - $100

Swim Lessons Nov. 1-16: Six, 30-minute classes Monday & Wednesday Please note that during the first week of lessons, the lessons will be on Tuesday and Wednesday Nov. 1 and 2. Level 1: 3:45-4:15pm Level 2: 4:30-5pm Level 3 & 4: 5:15-5:45pm SROA members w/ current ID $40, general public $45 Level 1A: Ages 2-5 yrs. This is an introductory level class concentrating on water comfort, supported floating, bobbing with bubbles and flutter kicks. Level 1B: Ages 6-12 yrs. This is an introductory level class, for older students who have not had lessons, but want to learn to swim. Students will be concentrating on water comfort, supported floating, bobbing with bubbles and flutter kicks. Level 2A: Ages 2-5 yrs. Participants will progress from floating to forward motion in the water. Both front and back arm strokes will be introduced and breath control will progress to side breathing. Level 2B: Ages 6-12 yrs. This class is a progression from floating to forward motion in the water. Both front and back arm strokes will be introduced and breath control will progress to side breathing.

Save the date! Winter Recreation Sampler November 15 • 8 a.m.

Join us for this annual kick off to winter informational session in the Pringle Room at SHARC. There will be representatives from many of the recreational based businesses, guides and outfitters that offer services to the greater Sunriver community. They will each give a five-minute overview of their upcoming season, a look at what’s new and brochures of all their winter offerings. A perfect way to find out what’s happening in your backyard and get out to enjoy all that Central Oregon has to offer this winter. Free.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT TEEN NIGHT November 23 • 8 p.m. This teens-only event starts with an ice cream float social followed by water basketball/volleyball, contests, relays, use of the hot tub and other aquatic-themed activities. Open to anyone age 12-18. Admission is $7 with 2016 Member Preference card; $10 general public. Pre-register for this event.

BIG SCREEN FOOTBALL AT SHARC WASHINGTON APPLE CUP • Huskies vs Cougars Friday, November 25 • 12:30 p.m. OREGON CIVIL WAR • Ducks vs Beavers Saturday, November 26 • Time TBA Come watch the games on our super sized Screens. SEE ARTICLE ON PAGE 23

BLACK LIGHT BLAST Saturday, November 26 • 6-8pm SHARC tubing hill SEE AD ON PAGE 31

Member only event December 28 • 5-7 p.m. Homeowners’ Holiday Open House for Sunriver owners and their families, hosted by the SROA Board of Directors in Benham Hall. Celebrate the holiday season with live entertainment, catered light hors d’oeuvres, beverages and a hosted bar.

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(541) 585-3147 www.SunriverSHARC.com Level 3: Rhythmic breath control is required for this level. Participants concentrate on elementary back stroke, breaststroke and freestyle. Focus will be on coordination of arms and legs. Mastery of side breathing will be required to progress to level 4. Level 4: Participants in level four will be concentrating on sidestroke and butterfly, with emphasis on water fitness and endurance.

Private Lessons Private or semi-private (2 students) are offered at SHARC. Private lessons are scheduled independently based on instructor availability. Call 541-585-3714 to schedule lessons. 2016 Member Preference ID card holders: $30 per 30 minute private lesson Guests and general public: $35 per 30 minute private lesson Page 22


Semi-private, $15 for second person per 30 minute lesson

Swim Club Nov. 1-17:Tuesday &Thursday 5-6 p.m. Structured, non-competitive program to refine & strengthen swim technique in freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, & butterfly. Ages 6-18. (Participants must pass swim test) Daily drop-in $5, Monthly SROA member w/ current ID $25, general public $30

Tubing Hill Nov. 19-27 11 a.m-3 p.m. Daily general admission to SHARC includes tubing hill.Tubing only: $10/ person or 5 run punch pass. Special tubes are provided. No personal sleds or tubes allowed. Riders must be at least 4 years old and able to ride alone.



Visions of sugarplums BAKE SALE

You’ll want to come to SHARC on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a bake sale extraordinaire and holiday gift sale sponsored by Sunriver Christian Fellowship. Find delicacies such as fudge, spiced pretzels, vinegars, dog treats and frozen appetizers along with a variety of cakes, cookies, pies and specialty breads. In addition, you’ll be able to shop for holiday gift items with a home-entertainment flair — aprons, placemats, table runners, place card holders, etc. Tickets for raffle items will also be for sale. All proceeds will benefit local charities.

Massage therapy available at SHARC Although the main office has relocated to the Sunriver Business Park, Rebound Physical Therapy is now offering massage therapy at SHARC. Michelle Thorstrom, LMT, will be providing massage therapy in the private treatment room adjacent to the fitness center. Thorstrom believes her strengths include understanding and listening to her clients needs. She then creates an individualized custom massage, incorporating various techniques to achieve the best outcome for her clients. Thorstrom has lived in Central Oregon for more than 14 years. She has embraced many

outdoor activities that Central Oregon has to offer. She loves all disciplines of cycling from competition to touring. She enjoys skate and traditional skiing, and looks forward to getting into backcountry skiing, paragliding and is also looking forward to getting her pilot’s rating in the sport as time allows. Massage rates will be $80 for a one-hour treatment or $115 for 90 minutes. SROA members receive a 10 percent discount if they present their valid SROA Member Preference ID card. To schedule an appointment, call 541-585-3148.

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College football fans unite

Who’s ready for some football rivalry? SHARC will be hosting two big college games over Thanksgiving weekend. Don’t miss the Washington State Cougars play their rivals, University of Washington Huskies on Friday, Nov. 25 at 12:30 p.m. On Saturday, Nov. 26, the University of Oregon Ducks battle against Oregon



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food, beverages, games and prizes – all you’ll have to do is root for your team. An hour before kickoff and until middle of second quarter, SHARC will provide a lunch fit for any tailgate party. Enjoy a chili bar with baked potatoes, hot dogs, salad and all your favorite chili fixings. At half time, enjoy apple pie a la mode during the Apple Cup and Civil War sundaes during the games. There will also be table snacks and a noState Beavers (game time host bar serving beer, wine TBD). Watch both games on and soda. Along with big screen rivalthe large projector screens in ry and tailgate food favorites, Benham Hall. you’ll have the opportunity to Forget the bother of hosting a game yourself and let win fun prizes. Dress in your SHARC take care of all the team’s colors for your chance details. Gather your friends, to win “Best in Spirit.” One family and fellow football fans fan from each team will win and head over to SHARC for a $25 “Best in Spirit” gift game day fun. There will be Turn to Football, page 25

6-7pm Cocktail Hour • 7-10pm Dinner & Dancing

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Sunriver Stars present ‘Winter Wishes’

Winter jazz+ski+stay package offered REGIONAL EVENT – Riverhouse on the Deschutes hotel and Mt. Bachelor have announced a special package targeted to visitors during the winter months. For the price of $575 (plus lodging taxes), the Jazz + Ski + Stay package can be purchased online at www.riverhouse.com, and includes: • Two tickets to Mt. Bachelor Riverhouse Jazz: Available Dec.

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The Sunriver Stars Community Theater is pleased and excited to present “Winter Wishes,” directed by one of our veteran actresses and directors, Susan Evans Inman. This Readers’ Theater style production will feature adaptations of O. Henry’s “The Cop and the Anthem” and “The Gift of the Magi,” as well as several of Aesop’s Fables. The performances will be held at SHARC the weekend of Dec. 2-4. Exact times will be posted on our website at www. sunriverstars.org. This presentation will be appropriate and delightful for both adults and children. Tasty seasonal goodies and beverages will be available for purchase before the show and during intermission. We can’t think of a better way to kick off the holidays than to come to this magical presentation of several classic and beloved tales. Another interesting note about this show is that we’ve been invited to perform an abbreviated version of “Winter Wishes” at the Deschutes County libraries in La Pine and Sisters. Visit our website for further information.

munity Theater, would like to honor the “movers and shakers” of Sunriver history by including them in an original play. Who was Mary McCallum and why was the beautiful park named after her? Who started the Sunriver Nature Center? Whose idea was it to start an observatory and how did that happen? How did the women’s club come into being? Who founded the Artists Gallery? Who was in charge of the circle layout when designing Sunriver? Who brought in the shops and restaurants ? The list goes on and on. Kristy would like to hear the stories of these “doers” and bring them to life on stage at one of the Sunriver potlucks next year. If you have a story to tell, please contact her so she may include this founder of Sunriver history in the play. Please don’t hesitate to let her know about someone who made things happen in our community. It is all here because someone had an idea and worked hard to bring their vision to reality. You may contact Kristy via email at dramama@comcast. net.

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How you can help the Christmas Sharing Program

By Tim Loewen The Sunriver Community Christmas Sharing Program will distribute food and children’s gifts to deserving families in the Sunriver and the surrounding community. Each family receives food for a full Christmas dinner as well as gifts for the children. It is only possible with the generosity and participation of individuals and the community at large. More than 200 children and families were served in 2015. This Christmas food and gift program replaces the monthly Care and Share food distribution to needy families. Last month a Bingo Night was held at SHARC with all proceeds benefitting this cause. More than 130 people attended and participants enjoyed food and beverages provided by Good2Go, beer

from Sunriver Brewing and other beverages provided by Obsidian Hair spa. Local businesses donated services and products as prizes for winning bingo players. If you missed Bingo Night, there’s still ways to support the cause: • Encourage deserving families to participate. Nov. 28 is the application deadline for families to request food and gifts. Applications are available at any of the locations listed below. • Pick up and fill a grocery bag with food. Bags are available after Tuesday, Nov. 15, at Holy Trinity Church/Sunriver Christian Fellowship, Community Bible Church, Obsidian Hair Spa, Sunriver Fire Department, Sunriver Library, Sunriver Post Office, SROA and through the Sunriver Women’s Club and Sunriver Men’s Club. Drop

off filled bags at the churches or Sunriver Fire Department by Dec. 9. • Donate cash or checks that will be used to purchase gifts and food. Giving trees will be located at Holy Trinity Church/Sunriver Christian Fellowship, Community Bible Church, The Door and Obsidian Hair Spa until Tuesday, Nov. 15. Giving tree donation envelopes can be dropped off at the locations listed above on or before Dec. 9. • Have your hair cut and styled. On Friday, Dec. 9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Obsidian Hair Spa will donate 100 percent of their proceeds, including tips, to the Christmas Sharing Program. Call Dawn or Pennie at Obsidian Hair Spa to make an appointment, 541593-1978. Last month’s Bingo Night raised more than $1,500 for the Sunriver Please join in helping spread Community Christmas Sharing and Care and Share programs. SageMassage_SunriverScene(10-12)_2.pdf 1 10/12/16 11:16 AM Christmas joy to a needy family.


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Rotarians continue to support local nonprofits By Mark Dennett In this column we share what local Rotarians, your Sunriver friends and neighbors, are doing to help south Deschutes County. Rotarians participate in first Newberry Nibble The La Pine Community Kitchen and St. Vincent De Paul Social Services of La Pine presented an evening of food and fun at a joint fundraiser in October called the Newberry Nibble. Think “Bite of Bend” but on a smaller scale. While a sell-out crowd mingled and sampled food from Sunriver area restaurants, an interactive mur-

der mystery “Murder in the Ice House,” written by Teri Myers, was unfolded featuring Rotarians including myself, Janice Dost and Kim Hafermalz. A special thank you to everyone who attended to help raise money for these local nonprofits. Hitting the road, again In 2015 the club joined Oregon’s Adopt a Highway program providing trash clean up along Highway 97 between the Cottonwood and Sunriver exits. Under the direction of the club’s service project director, Rotarian Laurie Henberg, a team of Rotarians spent several hours cleaning

the road in early October. A special thanks to the following Rotarians for their “service above self ” effort: Cheri Martinen, Ron and Jackie Schmid, Rob Foster, Ray Kuratek, Dennis Smeage, Bette Butler, Jeff Ruble, Marv and Laurie Henberg. Looking for project ideas The Rotary Club of Sunriver will be selecting a community project in 2017 to support with a major $50,000 gift, which was put aside over the past 20 years from annual fundraising projects. A Rotary committee is now exploring a permanent Turn to Rotary, page 33

THANK YOU Newberry Habitat for Humanity would like to thank Sunriver Resort for raising over $61,000 during The Showcase and Crosswater Invitational on August 26-27, 2016. All proceeds were donated to Newberry Habitat for Humanity.

Half price yard debris recycling Through Nov. 12 (closed Nov. 6 & 11) residents are encouraged to define their defensible space by taking advantage of the half price yard debris days. Residents can recycle their yard debris at Deschutes Recycling in Bend for half price at $2 per cubic yard. FireFree encourages residents to complete their fall clean up and maintenance of defensible space by bringing branches, leaves, shrubs and pine needles to Deschutes Recycling during this event. Residents can take advantage of this event as an alternative to fall burning and recycle the combustible vegetation inside the 30-100 feet of defensible space around their homes. “Burning yard debris is not allowed in Sunriver and inside the city of Bend, so FireFree pro-

vides this option for residents to recycle their debris inexpensively and legally,” said Alison Green, FireFree coordinator. The fall event is a great opportunity for residents to get a jump-start on preparing their property for next fire season. “We hope residents will use this half-price event to clean up their leaves, pine needles, and yard debris to provide a safe defensible space around their homes,” said Brad Bailey, president of Deschutes Recycling. “Taking these steps early is key to our community being prepared for next summer’s fire season.” FireFree is a year-round effort to educate community members and increase resident participaTurn to Recycling page 32


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Sunriver Service District October meeting summary public safety The Sunriver Service District Managing Board held its regular meeting Oct. 13, 2016. Board members present: Jim Wilson, Bob Nelson, Greg Keller, Jim Fister and Mark Johnson. SSD staff present: Marc Mills, Art Hatch, Evan Kennedy, Debbie Baker, Andrea Benedetto. Public input -None.

ly invoice in the amount of $15,503.27. –Approved revision to employee handbook to reflect health and life insurance effective eligibility start date on the first of the month following the date of hire. –Approved September 2016 unaudited financials. It was noted that revenue was on target and the SSD was under budget on expenses.

Financial report Year-to-date as of September 2016: Resources………. 3,395,352 Board discussion –SSD received a dividend Police: in the amount of $17,878 Wages & Benefits.. .....329,285 from SAIF, and will continMaterials &Services.....37,835 ue with them as the SSD’s Bike Patrol....................42,842 insurance carrier. –PERS employer rates Fire: are up about 2 percent and Wages & Benefits.......432,400 need to be budgeted for Materials &Services.....80,049 next year. Non-departmental......34,745 –Heard an update on the SDAO/SDIS Best Practices Board actions Program. The district can –Approved minutes of receive up to a 10 percent the Sept. 15, 2016 SSD discount on general liabiliregular meeting. ty, auto liability and proper–Approved SROA month- ty insurance contributions

by following and performing five requirements: online training, SDOA/SDIS training or board practices assessments, membership to affiliate organizations, having a best practices checklist and an Oregon Ethics Law Policy. –An update on risk management services through the SSD’s insurance agent, Brown & Brown, noted that all policies and practices, having a safety committee, etc. are up to snuff. –It was proposed that the annual Board of County Commissioners and SSD breakfast meeting be held at 8 a.m. on Dec. 15. If that date doesn’t work, an alternate date will be decided.


nity, and some community members may feel that officers are unapproachable on the street.

included: firearms, pursuit management, use of force, traffic stops and building searches and more. –Participated in three community events: Three Rivers barbecue to kick off the school year, held a lock down drill and traffic control for Marathon for a Cause. –Two reserve officers, Dallas Wilson and Taylor Ross, will be leaving SRPD as they have been hired full-time with other law enforcement agencies in the state.

Police – I n S e p t e m b e r, t h e Sunriver Police Department received 1,333 calls The meeting adjourned for service, 45 of which were emergencies. Offic- at 3:40 p.m. The next regues investigated 50 cases, lar meeting of the Sunriver 30 suspicious persons or Service District Managing prowlers, 23 lost/found Board is scheduled for properties, made 337 traffic Thursday, Nov. 17, 3 p.m. Chief reports stops, provided 353 com- at the Sunriver Fire Station Fire: –In September, there were munity-policing responses, Training Room, 57475 53 calls for the Sunriver there were 122 violations Abbot Drive in Sunriver. Fire Department, which of SROA Rules & Regu- Approved meeting minutes included 27 EMS calls, 3 lations and 482 pathway are posted to www.sunriversd.org as available. hazardous conditions, 3 violations. –Chief Mills noted that medical assists, 4 fire and 2 public service assistance speeding in Sunriver is up and that he wants get that number back down. –Officers participated get to know our officers,” in a multi-agency effort to SEPTEMBER 2016 said Sunriver Police Chief stop speeders through the Bike Patrol: 29 Marc Mills. “These interac- Highway 97 construction Events: 117 tions are the foundation of zone between Lava Butte Training: 19 building community part- and Bend. Admin projects: 35 nerships.” –Officer Evan Kennedy Patrol Hours: 61 Coffee with a Cop is was elevated to acting serOther: 70 a national initiative sup- geant in October during Total: 331 ported by The United the planned absences of House Checks: 33 States Department of Jus- Sgt. Beatty and Sgt. Pattice, Office of Communi- node. Public Assistance: 89 ty Oriented Policing Ser–Department training vice. The program aims to advance the pracProviding Professional Service Since 1981 tice of community policing through improving relationships between HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL! police officers and Haley Dahlquist community memOwner/Principal Broker Contact Haley – Your Sunriver Specialist CRS, SRES, SFR, ABR, ePRO, GRI bers one cup of cofwww.haleydahlquist.com fee at a time. 541.815.9002 haley@haleydahlquist.com Please contact PO Box 4562, 9 Landrise Lane Sunriver, OR 97707 Licensed in the State of Oregon Tiffany Hughes with questions at 541-593-1014 or t i f f a n y. h u g h e s @ d e Gail Smith, P.T. schutes.org.

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SUNRIVER POLICE LOG Selected log entries from the Sunriver Police SCMC = St. Charles Medical Center R&Rs = Rules & Regulations RP = Reporting Person GOA = Gone On Arrival UTL = Unable To Locate DUII = Driving Under Influence of Intoxicants SBC = Settled By Contact DOA = Dead On Arrival BAC = Blood Alcohol Content

DCJ = Deschutes County Jail SFST = Standardized Field Sobriety Test DCSO = Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office SFD = Sunriver Fire Department OSP = Oregon State Police MVA = Motor Vehicle Accident DWS = Driving While Suspended BOLO = Be On the Look Out RO = Registered Owner

Volunteer writer Kathie Thatcher puts her humorous spin on the monthly logs provided by the Sunriver Police Department. This is only a sampling of the month’s total call log. 9/1 - Assist with an intoxicated male who fell and hit his head. He was transported to SCMC. 9/1 - RP found a bag of drugs in her driveway. The drugs will be destroyed. 9/2 - Report of a boat parked on Aspen Lane outside the allowed time frame. Another officer had written a warning two days before. Citation issued. 9/2 - Parking problem on Bittern Lane. There were at least 10 vehicles at the residence, several spilling out on to the roadside and common area. Citations were issued. 9/3 - Report of subjects from two different vehicles acting suspiciously in the Sunriver Business Park. Upon arrival, one vehicle GOA. Officer made contact with the two people in the second car. Both were DWS and were advised not to drive. One of them stated she would contact a friend. RP was told to call back if the vehicle left which it did. Officer on the lookout. 9/4 - Conducted a consent search in vehicle on South Century Drive. Passenger cited for possession of methadone. 9/6 RP reported losing a key chain with a Honda key fob, a Subaru key fob, another car key, two house keys and a mailbox key. Looks like they’ll probably be staying pretty close to home (if they can get in). 9/7 - Subject needed help locating his residence. Officer contacted his brother who provided the address. 9/8 - Report of intoxicated subjects at the lodge. One was evicted for being loud and rude to the staff. Upon officer’s arrival, the subjects were still at the guest room, packing to leave. They were advised they couldn’t drive in their condition, so they called a taxi. Twenty minutes later their vehicle had left. 9/10 - Responded to a call of a female yelling, “I’m lost!” A woman was contacted near Wild Lily and Abbot Drive. She said she was fine and appeared to be acting normally. While checking the area, office noticed her talking to a man near the bike tunnel by circle 1. She started crying and talking loudly. The man stated they were having a domestic issue. They then walked back to their rental on Squirrel Lane and advised that they were going to bed. 9/15 - Conducted traffic stop on a vehicle after observing it driving on the bike path near Cottonwood Road. Driver was arrested on charges of kidnapping, custodial interference DUII, reckless endangering and DWS. Things can’t get much worse.

Cooler temps puts an end to fire season The Central Oregon Fire Chiefs announced that with cooler and damper weather, along with more of the same in the forecast, wildland fire season officially ended on Oct. 15. The fire chiefs thank everyone for their vigilance in getting all our communities safely through another wildland fire season. In select areas, residential debris and pile burning, is now permitted. Check with your local fire department for details, requirements, and a permit. Note: Some municipalities and homeowner associations, such as Sunriver and the City of Bend, do not allow open burning at any time during the year within their jurisdictions.

The Central Oregon Fire Chiefs Association urges homeowners to prepare their property for the next fire season by thinning and removing ladder fuels from their property as well as other Firewise measures. Chipping on site and/or hauling to the local transfer site are viable options. Central Oregon Fire Chiefs federal partners (U.S. Forest Service & Bureau of Land Management) will be executing prescribed burns throughout the region this fall. These prescribed burns will be conducted under carefully planned conditions with federal fire resources, professional fire managers and firefighters on scene, during favorable weather

conditions. These prescribed burns improve forest health and reduce the forest fuels in order to lower the wildfire risk to our communities in the future. Residents are strongly encouraged to contact their local fire protection agencies for additional burning information and regulations. All Central Oregon fire departments and rural fire districts will continue to monitor weather and fuel moisture conditions in their districts and may make modifications on a day-to-day basis. Please call your local outdoor burning information line for current conditions. If conditions become dryer, individual agencies may choose to close burning.

October proclaimed as fire prevention month

In support of the theme of National Fire Prevention Week, and at the request of the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal, Gov. Kate Brown has proclaimed October as Oregon Fire Prevention Month. Oregon’s theme mirrors the national theme “Don’t Wait Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 years.” “Smoke alarms are your first line of defense against deadly fire, but they can’t protect you if they don’t work,” said Jim Walker, State Fire Marshal. “Smoke alarms don’t last forever, if your alarm is more than 10 years old, replace it.” As a service to owners, the Sunriver Fire Department will install and test your purchased battery-operated smoke detectors. “We also conduct home safety inspections that goes well beyond smoke alarms and fire safety,” said Art Hatch, Sunriver Fire Department chief. Home safety inspections include checking that all detectors are in working order as well as providing a general exterior and interior inspection of the home looking for any hazards relating to cooking, heating and electrical to the garage, hazardous materials

storage as well as general fire and life safety. Inspections are also available to Sunriver-area businesses. Between 2011 and 2015, home fires killed 143 people and injured another 980 in Oregon. Working smoke alarms provide an early warning of fire, allowing vital minutes for you to escape, and increase your chances of survival. Here are some additional fire safety tips: • For increased protection, have working smoke alarms on every

level of your home (including the basement), in each bedroom, and outside any sleeping area (hallways). • Look at the date on the back of your smoke alarm, if it’s 10 years or older replace it. • Follow the manufacturer’s recommendation for the type of battery to use in your smoke alarm. • Smoke alarms with a non-replaceable (long-life) battery are designed to be effective for up Turn to Fire, page 37

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9/15 - RP reported losing her prescription sunglasses. She later called beck to say that she had found them under items in her vehicle. Time to clean house? 9/18 - Report of a missing female. She was ultimately located off a forest service road near Ochoco Lane and brought home. 9/20 - RP on Fir Cone reported suspicious subjects had been hanging around the house next door all afternoon. Upon arrival, officer recognized the involved vehicle belonged to house cleaners. There were several types of cleaning equipment visible from the street. RP was reassured that everything was legit. 9/21 - Officer observed a large sticker illegally affixed to a traffic sign at circle 10 and removed it with a penknife. The sticker was the corporate logo of a weed store in Bend. 9/29 - RP reported that someone had possibly been squatting for two weeks in one of the Tennis Village condos.

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By Deon Stonehouse, Sunriver Books and Music Saturday, Nov. 12 at 5 p.m. we will explore the early days of flight and the role of women through a presentation by Laurie Notaro on her historic fiction, “Crossing the Horizon,” centered on three real women who risked all for the freedom of the skies. The presentation will include a visual component too, always an interesting addition. The three main characters could not be more different. Elsie Mackay thrived on adventure, a British aristocrat who wanted to go faster, higher. During World War I she volunteered, the woman could drive like a maniac and the soldiers adored her. One of the flyboys, Tony Joyson-Wreford, taught her to fly and she was hooked. Lord Inchcape doted on his impetuous, brave daughter, even though she caused him

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many a tense moment with her high jinx. They suffered a period of estrangement when she wed against his wishes. Ruth Elder hailed from Alabama. She won a beauty queen contest becoming “Miss Sudsy Soap,” pocketing the prize money to finance her flying lessons. A fine looking woman she might be, nonetheless she was no pushover, when the guys got fresh she was able to wallop them. Lyle, her husband, encouraged her passion for flight. Mabel Boll was a dame who

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Fall is a great time to curl up with a good book Nov e m b e r i s a g r e a t month for Book Clubs. The weather invites days spent with a good book then enjoying an evening’s discussion with other passionate readers. The Book Clubs at Sunriver Books & Mu s i c m e e t Monday evenings at 6:30. Clubs are free and everyone is welcome. Nancy Nelson reviewed the Mystery Book Club’s Nov. 7 selection, “The Bone Tree,” by Greg Iles. This is the second novel of the Natchez Burning trilogy. In part I we see that the highly respected


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Sony has snapped up film rights to this amazing story for the big screen. There is a lot of well-researched history in this marvelous book, but it reads like a thriller, because that was the way Pappy Gunn lived, full speed ahead and the Devil takes the hindmost. Check www.sunriverbooks. com for information and changes or additions to the schedule. Call 541-593-2525 or email sunriverbooks@sun riverbooks.com or stop by Sunriver Books & Music in The Village at Sunriver to sign up to attend this free presentation. There will be drawings for prizes and light refreshments.

Dr. Tom Cage is accused of murdering his former nurse Viola. His son, Penn, who

is the mayor of Natchez, is trying desperately to prove his father’s innocence. Dr. Cage has since been silent and on the run, hiding from the law and from the very nasty group called the Double Eagles as well. In part II, The Bone Tree, Dr. Cage is still hiding from everyone. Though he would like to turn himself in and have his case handled through the courts, he knows that he cannot do that and expect to live. The Double Eagles are similar to the mafia in that their people are everywhere. The FBI has reason to believe that this group is at least in part responsible for the death of President Kennedy as well as many civil rights workers of the 1960s. John Kaiser, who is leading the ongoing investigation, also believes that Dr. Cage may have been a part of that conspiracy. The Double Eagles want him dead because he

and Louis live alone in the one of those special books, big houses they raised their so rare and so wonderful knows way too much. Tom families in before their to read. R i c h St o n e h o u s e r e Cage has lived his life caring spouses died. Addie was for people. He has treated friends with Louis’s wife. viewed the Non-Fiction Now they are old and alone. Book Club’s Nov. 28 selecOne day in May tion, “Dead Wake” by Erik Addie calls on Larson. The tragic fate of L o u i s a n d a the passenger cruise ship friendship be- Lusitania in 1915 is well gins, deepening known, but Larson is a masinto something ter at creating a compelling t h a t d e f e a t s narrative of a known event t h e l o n e l i n e s s that is thrilling and filled i n t h e i r d a y s . with anticipation until the This friendship very end. Combining an inis precious, but teresting examination of the will it endure? politics leading up to and This lovely sto- during World War I, nautiry tells of their cal craftsmanship, and the adventures, their strategy of the two involved laughter, the re- vessels, Larson weaves a tale capturing of life’s goodness, that brings a human face to most of the population of and of their sorrows. It is a well-known tragedy. Natchez, Mississippi. Thus there are quite a few people who highly regard him, and some who would risk their lives to protect him. As the story continues, we see the nature of the Double Eagles, and the hold they have on virtually everyone. This is a dangerous cat and mouse “game” in which some will die, some will miraculously and courageously live, and Nov 26 • Dec 23 • Dec 30 secrets will come pouring out like the pestilence from Jan 14 • Feb 4 • Feb 18 Pandora’s box. “The Bone Tree” is a page-turner of the BLACK LIGHT first order, and I can barely GLOW RUNS wait to read part III. On Nov. 14 the Fiction LASER LIGHTS Book discusses “Our Souls MUSIC & MORE! At Night” by Kent Haruf. Set in the ranching community of Holt Colorado, this INCLUDES TUBE & is a haunting, beautifully UNLIMITED RUNS written story, showcasing Haruf ’s tremendous power Limited Space! RSVP 541.585.3147 in portraying the extraordinary grace in the lives www.sunriversharc.com/calendar of ordinary people. Addie

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Pandora moth leaving its mark on the forest By Robbie Flowers, USDA Forest Service Entomologist What is causing recent defoliation of pines in forest areas to the west and south of Bend? This defoliation is caused by the Pandora moth, Coloradia pandora, a native defoliator of pine forests in the western United States. Outbreaks have occurred commonly in Central Oregon. for these insects to complete their life cycle. Tree ring analyses Why have I not observed this of old growth ponderosa pine damage before? suggest that up to 22 Pandora Outbreak levels of Pandora moth outbreaks have occurred moth occur intermittently. The here over the past 600 years. first recorded outbreak in central Oregon was in the 1890s on the What type of forest damage Klamath Indian Reservation, does Pandora moth usually and many other outbreaks have cause? been documented here since that Larvae feed on the foliage of time. Outbreaks tend to occur several species of pines, with in areas with loose, granular the primary hosts in central volcanic soils, which are needed Oregon being ponderosa and

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August and during outbreaks, large numbers can be seen on trees or resting on homes or other structures nearby, especially near outdoor lights. The females lay eggs in the fall, which hatch into larvae that feed in small colonies on the current year’s foliage. The larvae overwinter at the base of needles and resume feeding the following spring; this is when the heaviest defoliation occurs. Larval feeding is usually completed by late June and larvae crawl down from the trees and burrow into the soil where they transform into pupae. This is when they are most often observed, especially along roads and trails within outbreak areas. Adult moths then emerge the following summer.


What is currently being done to manage the Pandora moth outbreak? Pandora moth outbreaks are usually allowed to subside naturally. A large number of natural enemies generally keep populations at low levels or contribute to the collapse of outbreaks. One of the most important is a disease caused by a virus, which rapidly infects larvae. Small mammals also feed on pupae in the soil and have been reported as an important natural control. Several birds are also predators, feeding on eggs and larvae, as well as parasitic wasps, which also attack eggs and larvae. Periodic management of pine stands, including thinning, prescribed burning, or other treatments focused on maintaining the appropriate species and densities for the site are an important factor in allowing affected trees to withstand the effects of defoliation and to recover after it occurs. Management efforts such as those recommended by the Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project in forest areas accomplish many objectives, included increasing space between trees, which help to mitigate the impacts of defoliators like Pandora moth and reduce tree mortality from other damaging insects like bark beetles.

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Bend bat tests positive for rabies A bat found in late September on the west side of Bend has tested positive for rabies. Rabies is transmitted through the bites of an infected animal and while post exposure vaccination is effective, the best plan is prevention. Deschutes County Health Services reminds you to take necessary precautions to protect yourself and your pets from rabies: • Avoid physical contact with bats whether or not they appear healthy, sick, alive or dead. Be sure to keep children and pets away from bats.


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project that would serve the community and would provide Rotary with name recognition. If you have an idea for a project, please email Rotarian Mark Dennett (Mark@den nettgroup.com). Share your story The Rotary Club is looking for programs for next year to share with our members during our weekly Wednesday, 7:35 a.m. meetings. If you would like to be a speaker at a Rotary meeting next year, please email me at Mark@den nettgroup.com

• Do not hand feed or otherwise handle stray animals and wildlife. • Vaccinate all dogs and cats against rabies. This protects them and provides an immune barrier between humans and wild animals. Bats have, on occasion, accidentally managed to work their way into Sunriver homes — either through an open door or window or by wriggling through any small hole in your chimney, attic space, etc. Bats generally hibernate between November and April. Leaving a door or window open will often lure the bat to move back outside, but should you be unable to vacate your unwanted guest, you can

contact the Sunriver Nature Center at 541-593-4394. While a healthy bat poses little threat to humans and

play a valuable role in nature, direct contact should always be avoided. A bat that is sick may be seen flopping around on the ground or otherwise acting unusual. If you find a sick bat or other sick wildlife on your property, take children and pets indoors and call the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife at 541947-2950. To protect your pet, make sure their rabies vaccinations are up to date. Dogs, cats and

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Sunriver Mens Golf Club: Season ends on high note, some big winners

By Paul Grieco A record number of attendees filled the Crosswater Grille for the Sunriver Mens Golf Club (SRMGC) annual banquet and meeting. More than 60 members and guests gathered to celebrate the ending of a well-contested season, election of officers, and a changing of the guard, as outgoing president Don Larson welcomed in new president Don Wright, who will preside over board meetings for the next two seasons. Along with Wright, currently sitting officers Scott Brown (treasurer) and Paul Grieco (secretary) were approved for another three-year term, while new vice president, David Buhaly, was also approved. Continuing members of the board are Tom

themselves in their service to the though golf, for veterans from SRMGC. all branches of the armed serBrown discussed the bal- vices. Mink urged SRMGC anced financial position of the members to continue their SRMGC explaining that many contributions. For more info, of the club’s events including go to www.veteransclub.org luncheons, banquets, Resort Cup and Sunriver Cup, are Winners, auctions and raffles The first place winners of either fully or partly subsidized by the club. Brown noted we various tournaments and chalhad 103 members, including lenges were presented with their 17 new members, this year. awards and recognition to those Cotton added that 950 member who finished second and third rounds were played in at least 25 in their categories. events held at Sunriver courses Most improved player awards and revealed how rewarding it in four flights were recognized was and how much it meant to by virtue of their handicaps Don Wright (L) succeeds Don Larson as president of SRMGC. him to serve the club over the dropping by a significant perpast seven years as competition centage: Overall and third flight Woodruff as director-at-large as director-at-large and Frank director. winner was Gary Brooks (20.4 and Roger Mink as handicap Schultz as to 16.0); first chair. Newly appointed di- new comflight, Grant rectors include Mike Hughes p e t i t i o n “No golfer can ever become too good to practice.” S e e g r a v e s d i re c t o r, ~ May Hezlet, five-time Irish Ladies Champion (7.2 to 6.4); replacing second flight, outgoing Louis Movitz director, Greg Cotton. Cotton Mink, in a role unrelated (10.3 to 7.7); fourth flight, Art was honored with the third to his official duties, reported Cervantes (38.7 to 34.0). ever “Woodie Award.” Previous that the club collected more The night turned out espewinners were Woodie Thomas than two “SUVs full” of golf cially well for Brooks who not Show proof of residency in (2008) for whom the award is equipment for the Veteran’s only copped the award for overnamed and Dave Hennessy in Golf Club of southern Oregon, all most improved and a first Deschutes, Jefferson or Crook County 2009. The Woodie is awarded which provides emotional supto those who have distinguished port and physical rehabilitation, Turn to Golf, page 35

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ing three foursomes at private clubs awarded at a special auccontinued from page 34 tion, with the proceeds going in the 18-Hole Challenge, but to SRMGC which will be given also took first place in the third back to the membership in the flight Match Play event earlier form of luncheons, beer blasts in the year. Kudos to Brooks and other events. Lastly, memwho perhaps only facetiously ber Tor Bjornstad graciously claimed that losing 25 pounds donated a top-grade custom has helped him “get around on rangefinder for the auction,

Season highlights of Sunriver Women’s Golf Association By Debbie Wightman After 20 years volunteering as our group’s secretary plus one term as president, Carol Woodruff retired in September at the fall meeting. She will continue to enjoy her golf and tennis. Next season we will have Sue Br aithwaite, president; Marilyn Rivenburg, vice president; Barb Smith, s e c re t a r y ; Di a n e Wortsmann, treasurer and Deb Coulter, past president. Carol Woodruff and Deb Coulter This year we wel-

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Three-way winner Gary Brooks is smiling despite a frosty October morning

his swing” better – or better able to carry all his trophies home. Sole hole-in-one leader Jim Robertson will be holding his breath that his official ace holds for one more month. If no other member cards a “1” during an official event before the season ends, Robertson will not have to share the $750 prize money. Lyndon Blackwell ironically also aced the same hole as Robertson, No. 12 Woodlands. Alas, it was during a non-official event, but Lyndon was awarded a gift certificate for his effort. Donated items were raffled off during the evening. Those groups who helped support our club deserve our support as well, and alphabetically include: Marcello’s Restaurant, Pro Golf of Bend, Sage Springs, Sunriver Brewing, Rat Hole Restaurant and Village Bar and Grill. Sunriver Resort gave equipment and clothing at cost for the raffle, as well as arrang-

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comed eight new members for a total of 62 members. Our group had 16 weekly play days at the Meadows or Woodlands courses here in Sunriver. We want to thank all the staff at both golf courses that helped make this a very enjoyable season. Sue Braithwaite, captain of our competitive traveling team reported that we had 19 members on the roster with six players competing at each of the eight matches. They enjoyed playing at Awbrey Glenn, Eagle Crest, Crooked River Ranch, Bend Country Club, Juniper, Prineville and Widgi Creek. We enjoyed fun Turn to Highlights page 36


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Forest Service reminds recreationists about e-bikes Given the growing popularity of electric bikes (e-bikes) in Central Oregon, the Forest Service wants to remind the public about how e-bikes can be used to recreate on national forest lands and where e-bikes are not appropriate. Although e-bikes are allowed on Sunriver’s pathways, they are not allowed on the Sun-Lava path from Sunriver to the Benham Falls Day Use or Lava Lands Visitor Center. “The Sun-Lava path is designated a non-motorized trail,” said Lisa Machnik, USFS Deschutes National Forest recreation, partnerships, lands and archaeology staff officer. E-bikes are not allowed on trails designated for non-motorized use. Non-motorized trails

include trails like hiker, horse or mountain bike trails. E-bikes, like other motorized transportation, also are not allowed to travel cross-country off trail. There are no exceptions. E-bikes are not considered an assistive device meeting the legal definition of a wheelchair or mobility device giving them an exception to the Forest Service’s Travel Management Rule. The Department of Justice, under their Rule on Other Power Driven Mobility Devices in September 2010 affirmed that the use of any Other Power Driven Mobility Device is limited to where the use of that device (i.e. an e-bike) is designated for use by all. Under the Forest Service’s national Travel Management Rule e-bikes are classified as self-pro-


pelled motor vehicles. Under this classification, e-bikes are allowed continued from page 35 where the Travel Management competitive matches with Rule designation is: the ladies of the Central • Roads open to all vehicles Oregon Women’s Team Play. • Trails open to all vehicles The Central Oregon se• Trails open to vehicles 50 niors invite women golfers inches or less in width who are 50 or older with a • Trails open to motorcycles handicap. Those ladies who only participated had the opporTherefore, like other motorized transportation, e-bikes are allowed on more than 8,000 miles of road and 350 miles of trail on the Deschutes and Ochoco national forests and Crooked River National Grassland. For more information about e-bikes and the Forest Service’s Travel Management Rule, contact Lisa Machnik at 541-3835533 or lmachnik@fs.fed.us.

had 81 ladies from area clubs we have visitations with and enjoyed a day of golf and lunch. We also were happy to announce that “The Mountain Star Nursery, Birdies for Babies” raised more $1,000 this year. The two tournaments this year were the Partnership Tournament and the Club Championship Tour-



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nament. Both were flighted by handicap. The Partnership Tourney winners in the first flight were Suzy Carver and Julie Sagalewicz. Barb Smith and Diane Wortsmann won the second flight. The club champion was Susan Wengel this year. The low net champion was Marianne Martin. First flight low gross was Sue Wassom and low net was Carol Woodruff. Second flight low gross was Roxie Oglesby and low net was Andi Northcote. Next year our goal is to welcome more ladies to our group and create new friendships. Our membership application is on the Resort’s website at http://www. sunriver-resort.com/golf/ sunriver-golf-membership.

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$100,000 by Business Oregon at the Bend Venture Conference, CWT is poised for success. This selection was made from a large number of competing companies. “We are very proud to be selected for this honor,” said David Schaefer, president and CEO of CWT. “These resources will enable a strong launch into our targeted sectors”. Currently, clinical trials are being done at Colorado State University’s Equine Department and

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Paulina Peak access closes for the season Not all roads will be Winter weather has argated, and those that rived to the higher elevaare blocked by snow or tions on the Deschutes water should be conNational Forest and forest sidered impassable for officials have now closed public safety as well as the Paulina Peak road for the protection of natural the season. Access to Pauresources. The public lina and East lakes is curneeds to be prepared at rently still accessible, but all times, whether it is a usually closes once the first SUSAN BERGER PHOTO short or long journey into big snow flies. conditions change, the public the forest. Paulina and East lakes, a For additional information, popular fishing and recreational is reminded that they may enarea, are located east of Highway counter sudden seasonal closures please contact the Deschutes 97 between Sunriver and La or hazardous road conditions in County Road Department at the forest. 541-388-6581 or operations Pine. Please take all precautions as manager Tom Shamberger at As the season progresses and weather and road conditions can 541-322-7120. change rapidly. Be prepared for Fire winter driving, limited sight discontinued from page 28 tance and bumpy driving on all to 10 years. If the alarm chirps, forest service roads. Stay prepared immediately replace the entire for changing weather conditions. Bring extra clothing, food, water, smoke alarm. • Never disconnect or remove blankets, first aid kit, shovel, tire batteries from smoke alarms for chains and let someone know your destination and an expected other uses. • Smoke alarms are available day/time of return. for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. • Ensure you have a home fire escape plan and practice it with your family. • Keep exits clear and know two ways out of every room. For information about replacing your smoke detector or a home safety inspection, contact the Sunriver Fire Department at 541-593-8622.

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coming from our friends at Riverhouse on the Deschutes.” Mt. Bachelor Riverhouse Jazz kicked off in October with Portland’s “Godfather of Jazz,” Mel Brown, who brought his septet to Bend for the first time in three years. “What’s great about our new jazz room is that all seats provide an excellent view, and the rectangular shape of the room brings all tables close. Coupled with our new Steinway-designed Boston performance edition grand piano, the ambiance will be fantastic,” said Marshall Glickman, Mt. Bachelor Riverhouse Jazz executive producer. November’s show with the Benny Green Trio will feature a septet with Glickman’s son, Laz, on piano. Two groups from Bend will also be featured – the Bend Student Jazz & Funk Ensemble, and the Jazz Bros., a trio of Bend’s finest jazz musicians with Georges Bouhey, Andy Armer and Warren Zaiger. Musical lineup and dates • Nov. 18-19, Benny Green Trio: No. 6 on the list of the 50 Greatest Jazz Piano Players of All-Time. Opening: Alan Jones Academy of Music. http://ben nygreenmusic.com. • Dec. 23-24, Alan Jones Sextet featuring Nicole Glover: Intense… innovative…surprising group from Portland, featuring one of the

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HOME SECURITY SERVICE For absentee owners, licensed/bonded. In business since 2000, referrals available. Goodman Security Cell: 541-280-216711/16 GOOD

SUNSTONE CONSTRUCTION SUNRIVER HANDYMAN Remodels • Decks • Painting No job too big or too small Affordable, fast service 541-815-9256 CCB#207982 11/16 SUN

IT’S A GREAT TIME TO BUY AND SELL IN SUNRIVER Contact Mary Cascio with Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty today! 503-593-8155 www.sunriver homeowners.org Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated. Equal Housing Opportunity. 10/16 CAS READY FOR WINTER? Par Engine Repair has all your automotive needs! Tune-up specials, oil change specials, brake specials! Give us a call 541-280-6849 11/16 PAR DECKS Trex-Timbertech-Hardwoods Steel Framing Experts 541-728-3830 5elmsConstruction.com 11/16 5EL NEED HELP ORGANIZING YOUR CLOSETS, DOWNSIZING OR STAGING YOUR HOME? Hire a professional to de-clutter, renew and optimize your space. Call me today! Launa@206-947-1372 11/16 DAV TIGHTLINE QUALITY PAINTING For all of your Exterior or Interior painting needs. From the largest home to the smallest project. Call 541-480-2716 for a free estimate. 2/17 TIG

THE BOMB SQUAD: CANINE LANDMINE REMOVAL! One time clean-ups, weekly service Senior discounts Schedule a service at: k9bomb.com 541-617-1900 11/16 BOM METAL FABRICATION, WELDING & REPAIR Custom metal fabrication, welding, and repair work. Shop located just outside of Sunriver. 25 years experience. Specializing in custom orders. Tony 541-815-2178 12/16 WES CAPTAIN CLEAN SERVICES Housekeeping 541–536-4205 11/16 CAP

BLINDS & SHADES For Updates, Remodels or New Construction. Great Prices! Free Estimates! Amy Hedeman, Hunter Douglas Showcase. Priority Dealer in Sunriver 214-535-1429 amyhedeman@msn.com 12/16 HEDE PET SITTING In your home while you are away, or will walk/feed daily, etc. For information, call Bonnie Rogers at 541-419-4647. Sunriver references available. 12/16 ROG

DECK REFINISHING, HOME IMPROVEMENT & REPAIRS Call Randy Parmele. ccb#147087 541-410-3986 11/16 PARM

REMODEL & ADDITIONS Decks, windows, tile, miscellaneous carpentry and roof repair. Ryan Carroll 541-420-0675. ryancarrollconstruction.com 12/16 CARR

HOUSEKEEPING Alison’s Resort Housekeeping is now accepting new clients. Specializing in VRBO rentals, back to backs, security checks and private vacation rentals. Bonded with references. Call for estimate 541-213-5288 3/17KIR

PAR ENGINE REPAIR RENTALS You’ll be able to rent Boats, Lawnmowers, Chainsaws, Weed Eaters, Flat-bed trailers, and Much More! 541-280-6849 11/16 PAR

PERSONAL CHEF For group events, vacationers or for anyone who doesn’t like to cook, Smiles Kitchen will provide a chef in your kitchen. Contact 541-382-0201 for details. 11/16 CAP

SUNRIVER COMPUTER SERVICES Offering residential and business services. Wide range of experience in PC & MAC. We make housecalls! Located in the business park! 888.713.2090 11/16 SCS

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JILL OF ALL TRADES 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 4/17 COCH THE BLIND LADY Custom blinds and shades from Sunriver’s 1st and oldest window covering business, with over 15 years of happy Sunriver customers. Choose from Hunter Douglas, Graber, Skandia and more. Free estimates, fast service. We also do décor updates and spruce ups for homes on rental programs. 541-593-8372, heather@bend windowworks.com 11/16 HOME

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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 SUNRIVER SCENE •


Letters from readers Chorus of One:

Protecting Sunriver from wildfires

By Ernst H. Gemassmer Forest fires are an existential threat to Sunriver and our actions should reflect that reality. The forest fire outside of Sunriver was a grim reminder we have to be vigilant in protecting our community. I decided to write as a call to action. I purchased my Sunriver lot decades ago and built my house 25 years ago. At that time my lot, and the surrounding common area, were covered by an abundance of small lodge pole pines. Vegetation was dense, making it impossible to pass through. When clearing my property, the contractor was only permitted to cut and thin trees a few feet beyond the perimeter of the house. The house had to have a shake roof and no other roofing materials were permitted. I remember having discussions with SROA staff regarding actual fire danger from the densely forested area around my house as well as across the river. A few years ago I decided to replace my shake roof and was informed that the rules had changed. New regulations now required fireproof roofing. I gladly complied. Removing lower limbs from trees on private property, keeping limbs from touching the structures, as well as removing flammable bushes became an integral part of fire protection. It is most regrettable to note that many Sunriver owners have not followed these essential rules. Their inaction endangers

Community garden

Ed Lavery, Sunriver Wouldn’t it be great if the Sunriver Resort or the Sunriver Homeowners Association sponsored a community garden? Initial costs would be minimal; a few acres of unused land, deer fencing, raised hot beds, irrigation. Potential participants probably already have the necessary gardening tools. The Resort could use the vegetables and herbs in their restaurants and spa, as well as share them with the participating Sunriver community. It’s the new tennis/golf club for high-end resorts. Share the risk; pay to play. Eat the harvest in most years; eat the loss if there is a bad one. I wonder who will do it first?

Recycling center needs updating

Alex & Nancy Beattie, Sunriver Our family has been coming to Sunriver for the last 13 years. During this time we have seen significant improvement in the amenities offered and the infrastructure. The paths and roads are in great shape, the village is much improved as is the boat launching area. However, the recycling center is worse than ever. Twice during our current stay all of the bins were overflowing and trash was left to accumulate on the ground. In times past, a SUNRIVER SCENE •

person had to wait to park so they could deposit their trash. The existing area is clearly too small. Nancy and I only come to Sunriver in the spring and fall and have experienced the above noted problems. One can only imagine what it must be like in the summer! Solution to these problems clearly requires increasing the capacity to handle recycled materials. However, the existing site is limited in its ability to expand and another site or an additional site seems to be a logical solution. An additional site would reduce the driving for many residences and perhaps increase the amount of recycling. I am sure that other solutions are feasible; the board of directors just needs to give this issue some priority and serious study. The SROA has spent a lot of money in the past couple of years on the roads and paths. We believe that this activity has been pretty much completed and that there should be money available for updating the recycling center. It is long overdue.

our entire community. A number of issues require urgent, corrective action. • Oblige owners to remove tree limbs touching structure, cut limbs to a certain level above the ground, remove flammable bushes. • Remove trees, which have fallen due to disease or storms, on private and common property. • Establish a more aggressive tree-thinning program, to ensure fire safe spacing between trees. The thinning performed on Cottonwood should serve as a good example of tree spacing. • Enter into discussions with the Forest Service and other stakeholders to ensure thinning and dead tree removal from both sides of the river. • Establish a Board level task force to address and resolve the above issues as soon as possible. Thinning on common property is performed by the association, representing good progress towards fire protection. However, challenges continue on both sides of the river. There are numerous dead trees killed by the beetle infestation. No thinning has taken place in an area near the airport. Is it really impossible to convince the Forest Service to reduce fire danger? We have to do everything possible to ensure the USFS actively engages in remedial work. We love the natural beauty of Sunriver and its surroundings. However, we must do everything possible to ensure that there is a practical fire protective zone around Sunriver, as well as fire safe practices in Sunriver. married in 1964. Through thick and thin the couple raised three children — Ken, Robert and Laura (Smith). Eight grandchildren, many in-laws and family members

Midge Thomas

survive to mourn the loss of this extraordinary woman. Midge was raised on a homestead family ranch in Tiller, Oregon southeast of Roseburg. Her parents started with 40 acres, operating a true cattle ranch. This was the backdrop of her life; love of family, the natural Margarette “Midge” Ann landscape around her, a hard work ethic and love and Thomas June 24, 1947 - affinity with creatures great and small. Whenever Gene September 1, 2016 On Sept. 1, Midge Thom- thinks of his bride of 51 as lost her long, brave battle years, he thinks of Midge’s with cancer. Long known for tenderness and affection her tenacity and strength, for all four-legged critters. she leaves behind a legacy Midge rescued cats and had the humorous moniker of and a large loving family. Midge and Gene Thomas “crazy cat lady” within her



family. She lovingly wore the title with pride (and a grin). Her zeal for life included a variety of business endeavors throughout her lifetime. These included horse stabling, drafting instructor at the community college, partner in husband Gene’s construction company (Heritage Homes), floral shop owner with daughter Laura and real estate agent and founder of Artists Gallery in The Village at Sunriver. Gene and Midge moved to Sunriver in 2007, and found retirement was no time to slow down. Golf fueled Midge’s spirited and competitive nature, and she played regularly with the Sunriver Women’s 9 Hole and Central Oregon Senior Women’s Golf Association. As her cancer progressed, she played with son Robert and Gene whenever she was able. In spite of the ravages of her cancer, Midge spent the last five-plus years doing the things she loved and helped create the large art family at Artists Gallery Sunriver. She and Gene managed space and helped steer the gallery’s accounting. Mostly she helped to make the artists feel her love and passion

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How to submit: Email susanb@srowners. org. Write the letter in the body of the email, or attach it as a Word document. Mail typewritten letters to Sunriver Scene, P.O. Box 3278, Sunriver, OR 97707. Deadline: The 12th of the month (e.g. June 12 for July issue). We accept one letter per person per month.

for art. Midge mastered the skill of metal art through perseverance, and produced lovely and sought-after pieces. The last 18 months of her life she apprenticed her daughter Laura and grandson Ryan in creating metal art — continuing her legacy in the gallery just as she intended. Midge gave her all to create a life full of meaning, passion, enthusiasm and love. The greater family she created in Sunriver and beyond feel the loss deeply. The Thomas Family invites you to attend Midge Thomas Celebration of Life scheduled for Nov. 5, 2 p.m. at Sunriver SHARC located at 57250 Overlook Rd, Sunriver, OR 97707. This is open to the public. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Partners in Care Hospice (partnersbend.org) and the American Cancer Society (donate.cancer.org). Page 39




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OUR CLIENTS: SOMETHING TO BE THANKFUL FOR! As home owners in Sunriver, we made the decision this year to capture income from the busy vacation rental home market. We chose Sunset Lodging and they truly made our summer a breeze. They are honest, responsive, dependable, and 100% involved, but more importantly, they are proactive. -Faith Jacobs, Three Iron 6 We have been a member on your program for over 18 years. With retirement we are down sizing. The entire staff at Sunset has shown exemplary results in dealing with all aspects of homeowner management, from the front line desk professionalism to cleaning & maintenance and emergency repair. -Joe McDowell, Alta 2

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November 2016 Sunriver Scene  

Monthly publication of the Sunriver Owners Association in Sunriver, Oregon.

November 2016 Sunriver Scene  

Monthly publication of the Sunriver Owners Association in Sunriver, Oregon.