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A new pizza restaurant, The Fold, is opening in The Village at Sunriver later this month Page 14

INSIDE THIS ISSUE SROA News.................... 4 Nature Center................ 8 Calendar...................... 11

SHARC Info.................. 18 Public Safety................ 21 Classifieds................... 31

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Another tragic chapter in Sunriver’s swan love story It is with a heavy heart that we share news that Grace, Sunriver’s resident female trumpeter swan, was lost to predation – likely by coyotes. Grace had last been seen alive on Oct. 9 and was found on Oct. 16. “Our team, and many community partners, conducted an exhaustive search by foot, air and water to locate her,” said Amanda Accamando, Sunriver Nature Center Manager. “Her mate, Gus, remains alive and well on Lake Aspen.” Although coyotes and other predators are a natural threat to swans in the wild, the loss of Grace is no less devastating. Grace has resided at Lake Aspen since 2015 when she was first paired with male trumpeter swan, Chuck, with the hopes that they would mate and produce young that would help to establish a breeding population of swans in Oregon. Since then, 13 of Grace’s offspring have gone on to Summer Lake Wildlife Area helping in part to restore Oregon’s natural heritage of trumpeter swans. Sadly, Chuck was illegally killed in Sunriver by a hunter in November

Rock violinist Aaron Meyer

Christmas concert is a go; SRMF director finalists announced

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Firewood: the good, the bad and the ugly By Susan Berger, Sunriver Scene SROA NEWS – There’s nothing more cozy than a warm crackling wood fire on a chilly fall or winter day. In Sunriver, owners are allowed to collect and store up to five cords of firewood annually for home heating purposes. The wood is often generated through SROA’s ladder fuels reduction pro-jects and requires a free permit to collect. Over the years, owners have become quite creative in how they use their

wood and have constructed walls, fences and even dog runs with the wood. In response, the rule for how firewood can be stacked changed in June 2020 and specifically summarizes that wood can no longer be used for creating fences, walls, delineating property lines, etc. and must be stacked in orderly “cords” no larger than 4x4x8 feet (read sidebar for exact rule language). Starting spring 2021, SROA’s compliance officer will begin checking Turn to Firewood, page 10 SUNRIVER SCENE SUNRIVER OWNERS ASSN. VOLUME XLVI • NUMBER 11 P.O. BOX 3278 SUNRIVER, OR 97707

It’s a lively time for the Sunriver Music Festival. First, live music returns to Sunriver on Saturday, Dec. 5 with the annual Traditions Christmas Concert. There will be two live concerts, 4 and 7 p.m., at the Sunriver Resort Great Hall featuring headliner Aaron Meyer, concert rock violinist with his fantastic pianist Jean-Pierre Garau. Violinist John Fawcett opens the concerts. A very limited amount of tickets are available for these special, socially-distanced, live concerts featuring renowned musicians. Ticket prices range from $20-$65 and are also available for a livestream experience. Visit the festival’s website (www. sunrivermusic.org) for more details and to purchase tickets. “We’ve designed these concerts following all public health considerations for COVID to ensure your safety and enjoyment,” explains Meagan Iverson, SRMF executive director. “Therefore, since tickets will be quite limited, we encourage you to reserve now or sign up for the livestream!” Presented in partnership with Sunriver Resort, these concerts are part of the Resort’s Winter Traditions celebration offering an abundance of family-friendly events. Find out more about Traditions and the Resort’s lodging packages at www.sunriver-resort.com.





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SCENE November 2020 Volume XLVI, 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: “Maintaining Sunriver as a premier residential and resort community, protecting and enhancing its quality of life, natural environment and property values.” 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.

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Iverson also shares the longawaited announcement of the two finalists for Sunriver Music Festival’s new artistic director: maestros Kelly Kuo and Brett Mitchell. Previous maestro George Hanson successfully ended his 10 year tenure with the festival earlier this year after accepting a position in Washington D.C. “For the last 12 months, the board and search committee have been reviewing candidates and we are excited to have two dynamic finalists who will both perform and lead the Festival Orchestra this coming summer (August 2021),” adds Iverson. Full finalists’ bios are available on the festival’s website. SRMF announces artistic director finalists Kelly Kuo, current artistic director of the Oregon Mozart Players, is an Oregon native praised by the Cincinnati Enquirer as “a leader of excep-

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2017. Grace received a new mate, Gus, in May 2019. The pair hit it if off immediately and produced four cygnets on July 4 of that year. Grace and Gus also successfully hatched three cygnets in June of this year, which have since been relocated to the Summer Lake Wildlife Area.

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Brett Mitchell

tional musical gifts, who has a clear technique on the podium and an impressive rapport with audiences,” Kuo brings a dynamic versatility and nuance to a diverse repertoire, which includes over 90 operas and an expansive symphonic repertoire as well. Recent engagements have included productions with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Seattle Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Indianapolis Opera and the Janiec Opera Company of the Brevard Music Center and concerts with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Lexington Philharmonic, and Ballet Fantastique. In 2008, Kuo became the first conductor of Asian descent

to lead a performance at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, making his company debut with Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. Kuo continues to concertize as the only pianist to have studied with two pupils of Russian virtuoso Vladimir Horowitz. Brett Mitchell, current music director of the Colorado Symphony since 2017, has been hailed for presenting engaging, in-depth explorations of a variety of classical programs. Throughout his Colorado tenure, he has led the orchestra in the majority of its classical performances, as well as a wide variety of special programs featuring such guest artists as Renée Fleming, Yo-Yo Ma, and Itzhak Perlman. From 2013 to 2017, maestro Mitchell served on the conducting staff of the Cleveland Orchestra. From 2007 to 2011,

Grace’s legacy, through her offspring and the messages of conservation she brought to so many, will have lasting impacts for generations. As we all mourn the loss of Grace, we know you may have questions as well as memories to share. “While we need the time to process the loss and plan for the future, we look forward to celebrating her remarkable life in the coming weeks,” said Accamando.

Mitchell led more than a hundred performances as assistant conductor of the Houston Symphony. Mitchell is also in demand as a guest conductor. His 2020-21 season features return engagements with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra and Houston Symphony, as well as debuts with the North Carolina, Fort Worth and Pasadena symphonies. Other recent guest engagements include the Dallas, Detroit, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Oregon, San Antonio, San Francisco and Vancouver symphonies, and a two-week tour with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Both conductors will present programs during the festival’s 44th season (2021). “This way, our members and community receive the unique opportunity to see these two outstanding professionals in action as they lead our talented Festival Orchestra,” said Iverson. Keep your eyes on sunriver music.org for additional details or email the festival at informa tion@sunrivermusic.org if you have specific questions.

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sroa president’s message

As winter approaches, your and staff. SROA Board, staff and volunIn recent years, the SROA teers are preparing our assets Board of Directors and owners established a and programs accord30-year target ingly. for funding Our budgets for 70% of the 2020 and for 2021 SROA as have and will reflect a focus on “fit for set values for purpose.” This is acreplacement of SROA incomplished by the preservation of physfrastructure ical assets through and amenischeduled mainte- Brad Skinner ties (land, nance and replacebuildings and ment cycles consistent with equipment). As a part of that SROA’s reserve policies. In this process, monies are cycled and vein, SROA continues to reflect expended to preserve, maintain high standards and practices and enhance the capital comadopted over the years by your ponents within our commuprevious and current boards, nity. Funding for those reserves and through the votes and ini- are approved with each annual budget with a 5% increase each tiatives of our ownership. I am pleased to report that year. Because of our commitment the Felix Reserve Group has conducted its every third-year to building our reserve funds, analysis for SROA to identify SROA stands as an example for and audit scheduled replace- other large-scale planned comment and refurbishment of the munities on how to properly Associations capital assets. As analyze, fund, and treat capital has been the case in the past, we investments with strong fiduhave exceeded industry expec- ciary standards and practices. tations and our own goals for Through our reserve funding maintenance, care and replace- practices we (Sunriver ownment of our capital assets. This ers) collectively contribute to due to the continued diligence and assure the financial health and work of our past boards and sustainability of SROA

for many years to come. It was good to hear the Felix Reserve Group report and reflect on the importance that a part of our annual maintenance fees sustain those capital asset schedules. The SROA maintenance fees represent one of the best values compared to any HOA throughout Oregon (especially those in Central Oregon). We are able to keep our maintenance fees modest due to the size and scope of our owner base representing 4,175 owner units. I have personally belonged to seven HOAs throughout my lifetime, and none offers the diversity of services and quality of life per dollar spent that I experience daily in Sunriver. We are fortunate to live here and, as owners, to support our mission statement of “Maintaining Sunriver as a premier residential and resort community, protecting and enhancing its quality of life, natural environment and property values.” I am also pleased to report that we are making good progress on the objectives which I described in my September and October letter to include: 1) Finalizing a 2021 budget that will include the comple-

tion and opening of our member pool in June, and address other improvements to our parks, pathways and roadways. 2) Our Telecommunications Task Force continues to assess best options for strengthening television and internet service capabilities. 3) Our Rental Registry Task Force held its first session and will continue to focus on broader education and enforcement options related to our association rules as Sunriver continues to grow as a haven for full and part time owners and visitors. 4) The Recycle Facility Task Force is meeting and should be able to recommend an option for board and owner consideration by December. 5) We will begin looking at a process to update our 35-yearold Design Manual, focusing on standards which will assure the continued ambiance and consistent with Sunriver’s original “sense of place” goals and objectives. Additionally, a number of administrative improvements are underway, these include: improvements to the function Turn to Message, page 5

Monthly highlights, actions of the SROA Board of Directors meeting The Sunriver Owners Association (SROA) Board of Directors meeting was held Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. Board members present: Brad Skinner, Mike Gocke, Keith Mobley, Jackie Schmid, Gerhard Beenen, Mark Murray, Bill Burke, Scott Gillies, Clark Pederson. Staff present: James Lewis, Susan Berger, Jesus Mendoza. Owners forums From Oct. 16 work session • Jane Boubel noted that a letter and token of appreciation will be sent to volunteers thanking them for their service in lieu of a live event due to COVID-19. She also mentioned that during the upcoming review of the Design Manual, she would like to see it include a requirement that any proposed home construction project be compatible (size, style, etc.) with existing homes within the neighborhood. • Lee Haroun thanked the board for previous improvements to Mary McCallum park but would like to see more done to expand paths, add restrooms, bike racks and benches as well as restoring the riverbank and to block floater Page 4

access. FINANCIAL REPORT • Cindy McCabe also would like to see more Year-to-date through Aug. 31, 2020 amenities at Mary Mc(unaudited) Callum park. She also • Total Revenues $7,121,621 • Total Expenses $8,000,450 mentioned the north • Operating Deficit -$881,189 end of Sunriver being inundated with dust due to the Resort’s vans/ • Approved minutes of the trailers traveling up and down Sept. 19, 2020 SROA regular the Canoe Takeout Road at board meeting as written. high speed. She appreciates the • Approved Sept. 30, 2020 fiformation of a Rental Registry nancial statement (unaudited). Task Force to address issues • Approved appointments of primarily related to visitors not Dave Clark, Paul Coughlin and knowing and violating SROA Bob Nelson to the Covenants rules. Committee. From Oct. 17 regular meeting • Approved the following • Marilyn Johnson has con- committee chair appointments: cerns about bicyclists riding at Patty Smith, Covenants and dusk/dark without reflectors. Election; Gerhard Beenen, • Bob Stillson said that since Finance; Laurence MacLaren, he moved here three years Nominating; Dan Hilburn, ago he has noticed an overall Owner Enrichment; Jane degradation of facilities due to Boubel, Owner Enrichment a spike in growth – especially secretary. along the river and requested • Approved the following that the association create a board liaison appointments: comprehensive river plan to Keith Mobley, Covenants; specifically look at river access Scott Gillies, Design; Geralternatives. hard Beenen, Finance; Jackie Schmid, Owner Enrichment. Board actions • Approved the transfer of • Approved minutes of the $687,554.40 from the Reserve Sept. 18, 2020 SROA board Fund to Operating Fund for work session as amended/cor- the 2020 Third Quarter Acrected. quisitions. www.sunriverowners.org

• Approved proposed revisions to the SROA Employee Handbook to update the antiharassment policy to comply with the Workplace Fairness Act. Also deleted a Sunriver Resort health club benefit in favor of access to the fitness center at SHARC. • Approved SROA general manager to populate an Owner Survey Workgroup consisting of owners, an SROA board member and staff to assist in formulating the appropriate questions for the upcoming comprehensive owner survey – with the survey to take place in early 2021. Other business • Received and reviewed an executive summary report of the 2020 SROA Reserve Study conducted by The Felix Reserve Group. • Sunriver received the official 40th year acknowledgement as a Tree City USA, which was delayed due to COVID-19. Sunriver has the distinction of being the only unincorporated community in Oregon to receive the award. • Legal training for the board Turn to Highlights, page 7

By Gerhard Beenen In last month’s column I pointed out some of the challenges SROA faces with respect to the 2021 budget. At that time, there was a great deal of uncertainty about what the SROA 2021 budget would look like and how that would impact assessments for 2021. As I write today, things are much clearer although not finalized. Controller Joe Healy, General Manger James Lewis and the SROA management team have put together a preliminary budget that has been reviewed by the SROA Finance Committee. The news is good. While our annual assessments will go up close to the maximum allowed without a vote of the ownership, 6%, we believe we have found a path to financing 2021 without the need for a special COVID assessment. As noted in previous columns, SROA will run a deficit this year, now estimated to be around $900K. The deficit for 2021 is currently projected to be $1.1M. Knowing this, you might ask: with these large deficits how is SROA avoiding bankruptcy? For a nonprofit entity like SROA, profit and loss are a bit meaningless. In most years, we budget to break even (revenues equivalent to expenses). What does matter to SROA is cash. That is, do we have sufficient cash available, throughout the year, to meet our expenses. And here lies the secret to our how we can run a deficit two years in a row and avoid bankruptcy proceedings. SROA has a strong balance sheet, with assets far exceeding liabilities, a large portion of our assets are in cash and cash equivalents and liabilities are short-term in nature. Most revenues for next year are well understood and predictable, with little downside risk and some upside potential, should COVID restrictions be relaxed. In addition, SROA receives most of its operating cash near the beginning of the fiscal year. That is, a majority of owners pay their annual assessment in January or, in many cases, in December before the beginning of the fiscal year. RPP and MPP payments are also typically received in the first half of the year so owners and their guests can take advantage of our recreational facilities for the full year. Finally, we will be using funds from our Recreation Operating Reserve account to cover part of this year’s deficit. The point is, having a strong balance sheet with Turn to Report, page 5 SUNRIVER SCENE • NOVEMBER 2020

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of our administrative data bases; focused efforts on our 2030 Strategic Plan; conducting a comprehensive owners survey in early 2021; updating our pathway and park master plans; and, working with the Sunriver Service District (police and fire) to strengthen our Emergency

Operations Plan. As always, it is busy time for our community and we are ambitious in the projects we are proposing – all for the betterment of the community. Despite the impacts of COVID-19, we have much to be grateful for. I wish each of you a blessed and meaningful Thanksgiving holiday.

2021 SROA Maintenance Fee Want to CHANGE how you currently pay your maintenance fee? Yes, I want to pay annually and save 3%* o MAIL me the Annual Prepayment Invoice o EMAIL me the Annual Prepayment Invoice

CDC updates how COVID-19 is spread On Oct. 5, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) issued updated guidance to its website (www.cdc.gov), which includes information about the potential for airborne spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. The CDC continues to believe, based on current science, that people are more likely to become infected the longer and closer they are to a person with COVID-19. The update acknowledges the existence of published reports showing circumstances where people with COVID-19 infected others who were more than 6 feet away or shortly after the COVID-19-positive person left an area. In these instances, transmission occurred in poorly ventilated and enclosed spaces that often involved activities that caused heavier breathing, like singing or exercise. Such environments and activities may contribute to the buildup of virus-carrying particles. COVID-19 spreads very easily from person to person How easily a virus spreads from person to person can vary. The virus that causes COVID-19 appears to spread more efficiently than influenza but not as efficiently as measles, which is among the most contagious viruses known to

Yes, I want to make automatic monthly payments via SROA’s pre-authorized payment program** o MAIL me the automatic monthly payment enrollment form o EMAIL me the automatic monthly payment enrollment form

Yes, I want to make my own standard monthly payments: o EMAIL me the packet of monthly invoices (Monthly invoice packet is sent automatically via MAIL)

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DATES & DEADLINES RETURN COMPLETED FORM BY NOVEMBER 16 Drop off in the foyer at SROA or mail to: SROA - Invoice • PO Box 3629 • Sunriver, OR 97707 OR complete the online form at www.sunriverowners.org Click the Maintenance Fee Payment button on the homepage *Annual payments are due in full by January 25, 2021 **Monthly payments are always due on the 1st of each month

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a large portion of our assets in cash or cash equivalents, gives SROA the financial “capacity” to weather challenging years like 2020 and 2021. Other good news about the 2021 budget is that we have budgeted for the new North Pool to be open and staffed for Sunriver Owners starting next June, SHARC to be open seven days a week during peak season and significant new investment in renewing Sunriver

affect people. COVID-19 most commonly spreads during close contact • People who are physically near (within 6 feet) a person with COVID-19 or have direct contact with that person are at greatest risk of infection. • When people with COVID-19 cough, sneeze, sing, talk or breathe they produce respiratory droplets. These droplets can range in size from larger droplets (some of which are visible) to smaller droplets. Small droplets can also form particles when they dry very quickly in the airstream. • Infections occur mainly through exposure to respiratory droplets when a person is in close contact with someone who has COVID-19. • Respiratory droplets cause infection when they are inhaled or deposited on mucous membranes, such as those that line the inside of the nose and mouth. • As the respiratory droplets travel further from the person with COVID-19, the concentration of these droplets decreases. Larger droplets fall out of the air due to gravity. Smaller droplets and particles spread apart in the air. • With passing time, the amount of infectious virus in respiratory droplets also decreases.

infrastructure/amenities: roads, pathways, parks, tennis and pickleball courts. A 6% increase in annual assessments is not something SROA management, the Finance Committee or the SROA Board of Directors takes lightly. However, all current Sunriver owners have benefited from past investments made in our community and will benefit again from planned future investments. Our infrastructure (roads, pathways, tunnels, etc.) has never been in better shape. Our recreational facili-

ties (SHARC, North Pool, boat launch, tennis courts, pickleball courts, Fort Rock Park, etc.) have greatly expanded. Annual assessments keep SROA financially strong with wellmaintained infrastructure and expanding amenities. And despite a 6% increase in assessments, SROA remains the most desirable and lowest-cost resort community in Central Oregon. –Gerhard Beenen is the treasurer of the SROA Board of Directors and chair of the Finance Committee. beenen@srowners. org


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will take place at the November work session. • Community Wildfire Protection Plan will also be coming to the board in November for review and adoption. Association operations • Administration: Continue to monitor the 2020 budget for revenue and expenditure impacts related to the effects of COVID-19. Worked with the Recreation staff to implement modified operation plans for fall operations, including modified hours for SHARC and other recreation amenities. Working with various staff regarding response to owner comments over pathway and river use, including direct responses to owners. Met with database consultant and staff to finalize contract for services to remedy short- and longterm needs. Meetings continue with Accounting and department heads about their 2021 budgets. Work continues with the Telecommunications Task Force in relation to the BendBroadband/TDC contract proposal. Prepared synopsis of workplan, timeline and participants for a Rental Registry Task Force. Participated in initial meetings for the Recycling

Facility Task Force. Met with Sunriver-La Pine Economic Development board regarding coordination with south county economic efforts. • Accounting: Worked with reserve specialist with the onsite reserve study. Worked on 2021 operating budget and replacement reserve expenditures with department heads. Coordinated department head presentation to the board and the Finance Committee. Worked with auditors on the Sunriver Service District financial audit. Processed just under 50 home ownership transfers. • Communications: Advertiing remains low as businesses cut back to save money during the pandemic. SHARC’s new site successfully launched and will continue to include information as things change under coronavirus/health authority guidelines. Communications tech Linda Donahue will be out on maternity leave and will return in January. • Community Development: There are currently more than 200 active projects/ building permits that have been reviewed/approved by staff/ Design Committee – including new homes, major additions and small-scale projects. Overall activity for September remains high, but shows that year-to-date percentage down

compared to a year ago. There has been a significant increase in building permit final inspections as projects are completed. The department added a threequarter employee to assist staff. • Natural Resources: Continued ladder fuels reduction on commons. Performed annual LFR inspections in the north end of Sunriver. Continued to pull noxious weeds on commons. • IT: Addressed several issues following a brief power outage in Sunriver. Created email accounts for board members. Set up accounts for new aqua tech and temporary admin position. Jesus Mendoza spends much of his time setting up and coordinating numerous Zoom/virtual meetings. Configured the new gate at the south RV storage yard. Revamped SROA’s weather information to better display on the SROA website and now includes air quality monitoring. • Public Works: Tennis/pickleball remain active and have required additional court cleaning. Ongoing daily park safety checks, restroom cleaning and trash rounds (normally on a weekly schedule this time of year). Fall landscaping cleanup with staff and contractors. Contractor selected for fall road projects, Circle 11 redo and the parking lot at North Pool.

Roadside ladder fuels pickup has ended for the year. Annual servicing of heavy equipment and snowplows is ongoing. South RV storage gate installation complete. Painting of the Public Works building is ongoing. Replaced pumps, checked valves and lighting at main entry circle. • Recreation/SHARC: Reviewing fall operations. Member fitness classes are returning under health authority guidelines in October. Looking at operations for the tubing hill and Blacklight Blast events this winter. Reorganized SHARC’s entry and check-in process to safely queue people inside the facility during inclement weather. Winterized all out-

door aquatics. The meeting adjourned at 10:20 a.m. The next SROA board work session will take place at 9 a.m. Nov. 20 followed by the regular board meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. Owner meeting attendance is first come, first served as space allows for social distancing. To watch the meeting virtually, visit the meeting date on SROA website calendar for details and link to YouTube. Meetings are also recorded and available on YouTube for later viewing. Approved minutes of the meeting are posted, as available, on the SROA website at www. sunriverowners.org

Reporting streetlight outages Sunriver has 476 streetlights which, occasionally, burn out. Owners can report a Sunriver streetlight outage by calling Midstate Electric at 541-536-2126. Each streetlight is identified by a numbered metal tag affixed to the pole. Be sure to get that number before you call as it will help Midstate know exactly which bulb needs replacing. In 2014, Midstate started a program in Sunriver to change out every streetlight with new, metal poles and energy-efficient LED lights. Approximately 50 poles will be changed out each year and expected completion by 2023.

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A season of gratitude at the nature center By Abby Rowland, SNCO Executive Director As we approach the final stretch of what has become an unprecedented year for all of us, we are also reminded that it is the season of expressing gratitude and giving back. At Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory, we have a lot to be thankful for this year but know that challenging times are still ahead. The COVID pandemic has not stifled our curiosity of nature and the cosmos above. Just the opposite. We’ve found refuge, solace, and reinvigorated purpose in our mission as we connected with the natural world around us over the last seven months. And we know we are not the only ones. So many of you have reached out to us during this time to share with us your animal sightings, your photographs, your nature stories, your concern for wildlife. In fact, the number of phone calls, emails, and even drop-in inquiries we have

received from Sunriver owners this year has more than doubled compared to last year. We like to think that this reflects a renewed awareness of, and more time spent, in the natural world. Something we can all celebrate. This month, as you give thanks, we hope you will reflect on the role that Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory has played in your year. Perhaps you visited off-hours and took a stroll along Lake Aspen to view the swans. Or maybe you visited with your family spending an evening under the stars or getting to know our newest resident owl. Did you purchase a ponderosa tree or native wildflower seeds that will flourish in your landscape for years to come? Or maybe through your dedication to lifelong learning you found yourself masked and socially distanced on a bird walk, garden tour, or twilight talk. Whether you engaged with us in person, online, or just


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Meteor shower, lunar eclipse on the night sky menu for November By Bob Grossfeld, Observatory Manager The nights are growing longer and colder, and the familiar star patterns of winter are beginning to appear in the night sky. We are excited to offer viewing this month by reservation only, two one-hour sessions on Wednesday and Saturday nights at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Another option is our private exclusive programs on Tuesday and Friday nights, also in two sessions at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Our daytime hours will be 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with private programs also available. We are also going to be con-

tinuing our Cosmic Adventures programing, with optional programming which will include multiple offerings such as rocketry and solar system programs on Wednesday and Thursday. As part of our fall lecture series, we are excited to have physicist Shane Larson join us for a “virtual lecture” on Monday, Nov. 23. If you missed his talk here in 2019, here is another opportunity to join us for “a storm of stars,” as we look into what the Milky Way is all about. Reservations can be made at www.snco.org. November will be an excitTurn to Menu, page 9

Lecture: Photographic storytelling of Central Oregon landscapes Join Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory for a virtual lecture and photographic journey led by Bend-based professional photographer, Christian Murillo, on Dec. 10 at 6:30 p.m. Between the high desert, soaring mountains, alpine lakes and its flowing rivers, Central Oregon provides ample stunning wilderness to immerse yourself in and is a photographer’s dream. Murillo will explore the idea of what it means to tell the story of Central Oregon’s wilderness areas and how he has found intriguing subject matter and inspirational moments in our local environment. Register at www.snco.org for this webinar. Registration is $5 per household. The webinar is free for SROA members but require a discount code to register. Call 541-593-4442 or email info@snco.org for the code. Non-SROA members can register online at www.snco.org. SUNRIVER SCENE • NOVEMBER 2020

Tern readies toys, games for holiday buying By Wes Perrin Children’s toys have always been a popular item at Sunriver’s Second Tern Thrift Store, and are especially prized as the holiday gift season approaches. Throughout the year the store has been gathering a large and varied assortment of toys, games and puzzles, under the direction of Carol Malcom, the Tern volunteer who heads up the collection. Many have been donated new and unopened, and she has announced that a shelf of these brand new toys will be available to shoppers the

first week of November. Malcom has been in charge of the toys section for several years and declares, “I love it!” She personally takes home many of the pre-owned donations for maintenance and cleaning. “We want to be sure that games have all their proper parts, and that toys are functioning,” she says. “You will be surprised by how a good washing will make a stuffed toy look like new.” “She’s our toy person extraordinaire,” says store manager Susan Ertsgaard. “Rest assured, she does everything possible


spectacular meteor shower. The crescent moon will set early in the evening giving us dark skies for what should be an excellent show. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Leo, but can appear anywhere in the sky. We end the month with penumbral lunar eclipse. On Nov. 30, the moon passes through the Earth’s partial shadow, or penumbra. During the eclipse, the moon will darken slightly, but not completely. But you need to stay up late, as the eclipse begins at around 11:30 p.m. and done by 4 a.m. locally. It has been a very interesting year for all us. The support you have given us has made 2020 a very special year. I look forward to the winter months and the dark skies of the season. I hope the weather allows us to get some viewing in. Check in with us, you never know what we might be looking at. Visit us at www.snco. org and our Facebook page for current information.

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ing month, with great views of Mars being a prime target, along with Jupiter and Saturn as they set in the west. The winter sky has some awesome views of galaxies and other jewels of the night, the Pleiades (M45) is bright in the sky as is Taurus the Bull, and 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 seen on Earth in the year 1054. Later in the month is one of the most consistent meteor showers, the Leonids peaks Nov. 17-18. This shower traces its origin to 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 this

to bring smiles to the children who receive our merchandise.” Malcom did admit to having to draw a line when it came to boxed puzzles. “Can’t count all those pieces,” she says with a smile. She added that she had yet to receive any complaints from puzzle purchasers. As the holidays loom, patrons will continue to be greeted by a wall of games and puzzles

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at the store entrance, and the compact toy department will be crammed with items for all ages and genders. “We’ll keep our prices low, and, of course, we’ll have some great bargains on our half-price shelf,” said Ertsgaard. Second Tern is located a short distance west of Harper Bridge

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October update: Telecommunications in Sunriver By Gerhard Beenen In early October, SROA received BendBroadband’s proposed service agreement for upgrading their telecommunications network in Sunriver to a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network and providing telecommunications services to our community. It is not my intent to go through the details of their proposal but rather to point out how the Telecommunications Task Force is responding to their proposed agreement. There is a lot of “good” in the BendBroadband proposed services agreement and there are other areas where changes are needed. At a recent task force meeting the team reviewed the proposed services agreement, section by section, paragraph by paragraph and ultimately line by line. Each member of our team of 12 individuals (board members, SROA staff, Sunriver owners) provided feedback, indicating which parts were acceptable, which needed further clarification or must be modified to be acceptable. The team’s input was summarized and provided to James Lewis, SROA General Manager and leader of the SROA’s BendBroadband negotiation team. The outcome of these negoti-

ations are uncertain at the time of my writing. It is possible these negotiations will result in an acceptable services agreement. It is also possible that BendBroadband is unable or unwilling to meet what we believe are the long-term needs of the Sunriver community. In the event we reach an acceptable agreement, BendBroadband would upgrade their network in Sunriver to a FTTH network and SROA would agree not to develop or promote a competing broadband telecommunications service in Sunriver for a period of time (the duration of the services agreement is a negotiated item). A reasonable question you may have is: What happens if we are not able to reach an acceptable agreement with BendBroadband? Having an alternative to BendBroadband has been and remains a key focus of the Telecommunications Task Force. We have had discussions with communities who have built their own networks, industry experts, utilities, contractors, Sunriver owners and telecommunications service providers. The work has been time-consuming and rewarding. The good news is that there are multiple alternatives available to Sunriver.

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space, wood should never be stacked and stored up against a home, deck, hot tub wall, etc. SROA-generated wood cannot be sold, but for those that have wood and no longer need it can consider donating it to programs such as Care and Share – who can provide the wood to those who can’t afford to purchase it on their own.

Sunriver’s Firewood Regulations Design Committee Manual of Rules & Procedures 29.03 Firewood is to be stacked neatly. If wood is to be covered, the covering shall blend with the natural environment (reference should be made to the Sunriver Rules and Regulations for permitted colors). Firewood stacked outdoors from a wall, privacy fence, decorative feature, or to mark property boundaries is not in keeping with the design concept of Sunriver as noted in Section 17.08* of the rules. If firewood is stacked compactly as follows, it is acceptable with condition. 29.03.1 A single row of firewood shall be straight, shall not change direction, and shall not be longer than 8 ft. in length and 4 ft. in height. Additional firewood shall be stacked against the first row until a cord is formed (compactly stacked pile 8 ft. long, 4 ft. wide and 4 ft. high). Additional firewood shall be stacked in the same fashion. The total amount of firewood shall not exceed five cords per Section 4.02.c** of the Sunriver Rules and Regulations 29.03.2 In no case shall firewood be stacked beyond the property boundary. All firewood storage shall conform to the Sunriver Ladder Fuels Reduction Plan and the Sunriver Rules and Regulations Section 4.02c, d, and e. The Design Committee in its sole discretion, shall determine whether any stacked wood conforms to the intent of this section. *17.08 The design concept of Sunriver is one that promotes a feeling of open spaces. Therefore, fences or privacy screens are not permitted as a general rule. However, privacy screening may be permitted at the discretion of the Design Committee provided that no screen shall be erected that is not required pursuant to Section 17.07 or which does not meet a need for privacy specific to the lot on which it is proposed. If for any reason the item required to be screened from view is removed, the associated screening may also be required to be removed at the discretion of the Design Committee. **Sunriver Rules & Regulations 4.02 C Firewood shall be neatly stacked and not exceed five (5) cords in quantity. A standard cord of wood is approximately 4x4x8 ft. in size. Firewood may not be utilized as “fence building” and must be stacked in a rectangular pattern, not in linear fashion. The Design Committee, in its sole discretion, shall determine whether any stacked wood conforms to Design Committee Manual Section 29.03.

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Return for Pacific Crest, but not inside Sunriver proper By Susan Berger, Sunriver Scene COVID-19 may have forced the Pacific Crest Endurance Sports Festival to go virtual in 2020, but Why Racing, the parent company of the event, has plans to bring back a live event in 2021. Previously held in The Village at Sunriver, the contract to use the village expired. Village management opted not to renew – necessitating Why Racing to look at other Central Oregon locations and venues. After searching across the region, Why Racing plans to return to the Sunriver area and selected Three Rivers School in the Sunriver Business Park as their “base” for the 2021 event, scheduled for June 25-27. Due to the flood of visitors experienced this summer, the Sunriver Owners Association Board of Directors formally stated at their Oct. 17 directors meeting that Why Racing would not be allowed to use Sunriver’s roads, pathways or

facilities for their race events. The Sunriver Service District has also noted that they would not provide their volunteer Citizen Patrol support to the 2021 event if COVID-19 remains an issue. The added pressure of thousands of athletes using the pathways and other infrastructure within Sunriver during an already busy summer weekend has been a growing problem over the past few years. It is unknown at this time what the status of the coronavirus will be by summer of 2021. “When talking with stakeholders and owners, the evolution of this event and overall impacts to Sunriver outweighs the benefits that Pacific Crest once brought to the community,” said James Lewis, SROA general manager. “Sunriver is at capacity – with or without Pacific Crest. By deciding this now we have provided (Why Racing) enough advance warning to plan accordingly and find alternate racing routes.”

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By Deni Porter The artists at the Artists’ Gallery Sunriver have much to be thankful for. During the COVID-19 quarantine, both residents and visitors have demonstrated support by continuing to visit the gallery and make purchases. It may not be the gallery’s best sales year, but it certainly has been a memorable one. Multiple new artists have joined the gallery and slower work hours have allowed existing artists to blossom. Displays at the gallery have never been better. One of the new artists at the gallery is Christian Murillo, a natural landscape photographer specializing in mountain compositions. Murillo focuses on capturing minimalistic patterns, dynamic light and unique moments in time. His photographs are printed on metal and provide a truly fine art approach to the media. The pieces humble and inspire with the grace and power of mountain landscapes. They also highlight the vulnerability of alpine environments to climate change. These compositions motivate the viewer to get outside to enjoy and protect the wilderness areas that enrich humanity so greatly. Mosaic artist Jesica Carleton is prolific as she is talented. That is a good thing because her work moves out of the gallery door quickly. Carleton THE REAL ESTATE EXPERT YOUR FRIENDS RECOMMEND! John Gibson

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inspired by the earth’s geology, flora and fauna. Collecting rocks and minerals throughout the western U.S. and Canada, Pfeiffer later turns these earthly treasures into the stones she uses to enhance her jewelry creations. Reflecting nature, her jewelry can best be described as organic. All metal is hand forged, and she uses recycled metals whenever possible. Occasionally she incorporates gold collected in Alaska into her designs, featuring stones she has personally collected, shaped and polished into her jewelry. Christmas elves will be extremely interested in these reasonably-priced gifts. Painter Bonnie Junell has a personality that is as dynamic as her wonderful creations. Junell is a co-owner of the gallery and her work has delighted collectors since the gallery opened. The artist considers herself an expressive realist plus impressionist painter. She desires to convey moods, emotions and energy with textures and color, and she is successful in achieving this desire. Bonnie’s large statement pieces, many of which are sweeping vistas of Central Oregon, are breathtaking. Many collectors do not have the wall space for a large piece so Junell has accommodated those needs with a wonderful collection of miniatures such as sweet hummingbirds and other creatures. She has just delivered a series of 6x6” oil paintings on stained wood that represent specific birth month flowers and hummingbirds. These pieces are a perfect “one of a kind” gift. The artist is also well known for her popular “Sip and Paint” classes that are held monthly at the gallery (classes are currently being held with masks and social distancTurn to Gallery, page 13

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FireFree fall cleanup event With wildfire and defensible space on all of our minds, now is the time to take advantage of opportunities to increase your preparedness for wildfire. Through Nov. 7 (closed Sunday, Nov. 1) Deschutes Recycling, located at Knott Landfill on Southeast 27th Street in Bend, is offering residents an opportunity to recycle their yard debris at half price, only $2 per cubic yard. Residents are encouraged to improve the defensible space around their homes and other structures by participating in the half-price yard debris recycling event. The FireFree program helps residents by reducing the cost of their fall clean up and maintenance of their defensible space. It’s made possible through a generous partnership with Deschutes Recycling, now Republic Services. By bringing grass clippings, brush, plant prunings, pine needles, pine cones, weeds, trimmings and branches, stumps or trees less than 12 inches in diameter to Deschutes Recycling during this event, our communities become more resilient to wildfire. Residents can also use this event as an alternative to fall burning. Burning yard debris is not allowed inside Sunriver or the city limits of Bend. Outside of city limits, residents should call their local fire department’s burn information line to find out if burning is allowed. FireFree is a program with key tips that encourages taking action to reduce the damage from wildfires in Deschutes County. For more information about FireFree, call Project Wildfire at 541-322-7129. Visit the FireFree website at www.firefree.org for detailed event information and defensible space tips.

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What’s cookin’? New pizza place to open in The Village at Sunriver By Cayla Clark Already home to numerous bars, breweries and restaurants, Sunriver has no shortage of options when it comes to settling on a place to dine out. According to Lauren Copelan, however, the quaint town is missing something – and she’s fully prepared to bridge the gap. “There aren’t really any latenight restaurants,” said Copelan. “There’s nowhere for restaurant employees to grab a nice meal and a beer after a long shift. So our restaurant, The Fold, is going to cater to those needs. We’ll be open from 11am to midnight seven days a week.” The Fold, a farm-to-table, scratch kitchen pizza restaurant, is taking over the space that Ponderosa Pizza inhabited until three years ago. “The building came with two giant pizza ovens,” Copelan explained. “Our concept is upscale pizza, highlighting these ovens and utilizing locally sourced produce and the abundance of incredible seafood that the Pacific Northwest has

to offer.” Copelan plans a full bar with local wine, craft beer and cocktails. The restaurant will be upscale and familyfriendly, with a nice big patio and outdoor dining area. With late night to-go and delivery options being a big need in the community, Copelan aims to also fill that role. Copelan and her twin sister, Lisa Cassity, are no strangers to the food service industry. “We own two restaurants and a bar in California,” she explained. “Our restaurants are very farmto-table style, and we source as much local and organic produce and meat as possible. We’ve been operating those for seven years. Both my sister and I have been in the restaurant industry for over 20 years, doing everything from scrubbing toilets and hostessing to managing staff members and running the business side of things. Opening a restaurant was always a pipe dream of ours.” Copelan noted that moving to Central Oregon had long been a dream of her and her husband’s. “My family has had a home in Bend since the


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’80s,” she said. “When this opportunity came up in Sunriver we jumped on it. We found the property in February, did a full walk-through in July and decided to move forward. October 1 was our official movein date, and we’re now in the demolition and construction phase. We’re giving the entire building a facelift.” Copelan added that while COVID-related guidelines had not negatively affected the process so far, the risk involved in opening a restaurant in the midst of a pandemic certainly looms. “Opening a restaurant right now is a little bit scary,” she said. “Things aren’t busi-


ness as usual. Seasonal events that bring in large crowds, like the Tree Lighting Ceremony, won’t be happening. I’m curious to see whether or not there will be as much of a pull. But our goal is to be viewed as a year-round restaurant and a staple of the community. Things are definitely uncertain, so it’s important to stay flexible and be able to pivot on a dayto-day basis. You just do what you gotta do.” The Fold is slated to open during Thanksgiving week. –Reprinted with permission by the Source Weekly. Visit www. bendsource.com

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In Deschutes County winter weather is the No. 1 threat to the region – followed by wildfire. As some may say, “we have six months of good skiing and six months of bad skiing.” Winters in Sunriver can be brutal due to snow, icy roads and below-freezing temperatures. Freezing conditions can quickly result to frozen pipes and breakage – flooding a home and causing substantial damage. If your Sunriver home is unoccupied during the winter months, it is recommended that you leave the thermostat set warm enough (no lower than 55 degrees) to keep pipes from freezing. Cabinet doors can also be left open to expose pipes to warmer interior air – especially if the plumbing runs along the outside walls of the home. Occupied or not, your outdoor crawl space vents should now be closed and vent plugs in place. Put away garden hoses and insulate outside faucet heads with an insulating cover. Non-resident owners should make arrangements with a neighbor or a home service or property management company to periodically check on their home throughout the winter months. The Sunriver Owners Association does not provide home checks, property management or security services. The Sunriver Service District also has written a winter preparation story on page 21. Additional winter information can also be found at www.ready. gov/winter-weather Snow removal Once the snow flies Sunriver owners, or those who hire someone, are asked to do the following when it comes to removing snow from their driveway, walkway, deck, roof or patio: • Make sure your snow is not dumped on or around a fire hydrant. • Removed snow is to remain on your property... ...not plowed or blown onto commons, including islands in the cul-de-sacs Turn to Ready , page 15 SUNRIVER SCENE • NOVEMBER 2020

Enhance holiday dining with bake sale items The Visions of Sugar Plums Food/Bake Sale Extravaganza sponsored by Sunriver Christian Fellowship will be held Saturday, Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year we will be holding Visions of Sugar Plums at Sunriver Resort’s Great Hall, which provides almost three times the space we have had in the past. The additional space will allow us to adhere to recommendations made by the Oregon Public Health Department in regard to stopping the spread of COVID-19 while still helping our neighbors. All attendees will be required to wear a mask and social distancing will be strictly observed. This has been a difficult time for all of us, but it

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...not plowed or blown onto a neighbor’s driveway or property ...not pushed into the street Watch for plows and sanders • Sunriver Owners Association’s Public Work crews are available 24/7 in the winter months to help keep Sunriver roads clear of snow and ice. Crews follow a priority checklist for what gets plowed first. Find more information at www.sunriverowners.org/ departments/public-works/ snowplowing • Motorists should be vigilant in maintaining at least three car lengths behind any plow or sander and to allow extra time to get where you need to go during inclement weather. • Drivers should never attempt to pass a plow or sander in Sunriver. Snow being plowed or blown off the road can create visibility issues as well as contain rocks and other debris that can damage a vehicle. The road behind a snowplow will be in much better condition than the road ahead. • If weather conditions are severe enough to require the attention of a snowplow, drivers should use extra care when trying to accelerate or pass other vehicles as conditions make it difficult to control any vehicle at higher speeds. It is illegal to pass a snowplow on the right while on a state highway. Winter driving • SLOW DOWN! Crashes occur because the driver is going too fast for conditions. And four-wheel drive does not mean four-wheel stop. Adjust your speed to match road conditions and leave early to SUNRIVER SCENE • NOVEMBER 2020

Visions will take place at the Resort’s Great Hall this year.

has been especially difficult for those in our communities that were already struggling. Over the last four years Visions of Sugar Plums has raised nearly $50,000. The proceeds go to local charities such as Care for Kids, Neighbor Impact, provide the extra time needed to where you are going. Better yet, if you don’t need to travel, stay off the roads. • Check www.TripCheck. com for road conditions, highway camera images, driving tips and tire chain requirements and information.

La Pine-Sunriver Habitat for Humanity, Care and Share and La Pine Health Clinic, to name just a few. This is a great way to stock up your freezer for the holidays with all kinds of delicious desserts, appetizers and main courses. There will be every kind of baked good imaginable, including gluten free options, as well as some amazing gifts for your holiday entertaining. This event is the gift that keeps on giving. To see pictures of the many amazing items join Facebook at “Vision of Sugar Plums” or email vspsunriver@gmail.com with any questions or comments.

Resort offering carriage rides There’s nothing more magical than a horse-drawn carriage ride. Treat your family to this new autumn tradition. The Victorian-style carriage comfortably holds up to four adults and two children under 55 pounds. Carriage rides are weather dependent. Rate: $35 • • Hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Dates: Saturdays through Nov. 28 • Carriage rides run every Saturday through the end of November and on Friday, Nov. 27. The rides are approximately 20 minutes long and begin at the circle in front of the Sunriver Resort Lodge. Visit www.destinationhotels.com/sunriver-resort/activities/ fall-carriage-rides to book a ride.

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sunriver women’s club President’s message Happy Thanksgiving to our SRWC members and their families. Are you new to Sunriver or the surrounding community? The SRWC is a great way to meet people even during this pandemic. To learn more about the SRWC, go to sunriverwomensclub.com where you can find out about our social activities, philanthropic endeavors and how to join us. Stay safe and healthy! –Nancy Fischer, SRWC president • Membership: The SRWC membership year runs from Oct. 1 through Sept. 30. New members are welcome to join in any month. If you have not yet renewed your membership, go to the Sunriver Women’s Club website and click on Join Us to renew, or select Annual Membership to become a new member. When renewing your membership, please consider making a donation to the SRWC philanthropy funds. Join the SRWC in social activities and philanthropic endeavors. Many of our activities and our monthly programs are virtual right now. We are staying

safe while staying socially connected. For questions, contact srwcmembership@gmail.com • Power of 100 Program: Be an ongoing loyal supporter of Power of 100+ or start today by contributing $100. You will be a part of a community of 100+ people supporting our 2020 project Neighbor-Impact’s Fresh to You. This project will bring fresh food to south county residents, especially those with diet-modifiable diseases such as Type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity. It will be an effective partnership with the La Pine Community Health Center. These diet modifiable diseases have proven to be a critical risk factor associated with the ongoing coronavirus. This project will help clients take positive action steps to address their vulnerability. Go to www. sunriverwomensclub.com/ Donation-Page to participate. • COVID-19 Nonprofit Fund: The pandemic continues to affect all of us, but especially those most vulnerable in our community. We are so thankful to our south Deschutes County nonprofits for continuing to provide essential services to

those in need and to the many SRWC members and community partners that have given generously to support them. If you wish to join us in our goal of ensuring that the nonprofits can continue to meet the increased needs of our neighbors, donate at www.sunriverwom ensclub.com/Donation-Page. • Lunch with Friends: Lunch with Friends will have their virtual lunch on Monday, Nov. 2. This lunch is open to all SRWC members or potential members. Please RSVP to Nancy Fischer at sunrivernancy@ gmail.com to get the Zoom link. On Nov. 2, 12 noon, grab your lunch and join us for conversation with SRWC members. See you on Zoom. • Monthly Luncheons: Plan to join SRWC for our Nov. 17 luncheon via zoom from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This month we will be “Stepping Out” to Savory Spice in Bend where the owner, Matt, will help us “spice up the holidays.” • Legacy Bricks: Looking for the perfect gift, or to memorialize a special life in Sunriver? The Sunriver Women’s Club is once again selling two sizes of laser engraved bricks that will


be permanently displayed as part of the walkway surrounding the amphitheater bowl at the SHARC. Place your orders at www.fundraisingbrick. com/online-orders/sunriver/ or email us at srwcbricks@ gmail.com. • Sunriver Art Fair: The 2021 Sunriver Art Fair team is looking forward to seeing everyone again in the beautiful Village at Sunriver. Join us Aug. 13-15, 2021 for art, entertainment and fun, if large gatherings are again allowed. In the meantime, you can get a jump on your holiday shopping while supporting our 2020 Sunriver Art Fair artists by visiting their websites and purchasing their art directly. Go to www.sun riverartfair.com/artists/ to find all of your favorites, and meet some new ones. • Fred Meyer Rewards: You can help the SRWC earn donations every time you shop by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to the SRWC at www.fredmeyer.com/com munityrewards. Search by our name, “Sunriver Women’s Club” or by our nonprofit number BQ165. As always, you will still earn your rewards points, fuel points and rebates. • Amazon Smile: If you use Amazon for any of your online shopping, please consider using Amazon Smile and select the Sunriver Women’s Club: https://smile.amazon.com/ ch/51-0186089. • 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 coordinator, Lynne Haroun, at srwccorres pondingsecretary@gmail.com 20837359R

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Fly Tying Corner: October caddis soft hackle By Phil Fischer The soft hackle October caddis is a fly I learned many years ago during a very late-night fly tying jam with Andy Puyans, my fly tying mentor. I first used this pattern for the notoriously finicky trout in California’s Hat Creek. I was on a steep fly fishing learning curve in those days and this pattern helped me solve the mystery to catch several nice trout that day. The natural October caddis is an honest size 8-10. It hatches during its namesake month, but is available as larvae throughout the season. It is a caddis that builds a case and spends most of its life on the bottom of rivers. However, it is also prone to behavioral drifts when it leaves its case and drifts with the current until it builds a new and larger case. It is especially susceptible to feeding trout during these times, which occur usually later afternoon during June and July. But I have found a drifted soft hackle pattern can work well at any time of year; it is a large meal for the trout. The original pattern used slightly different materials, as I have made updates using a variety of materials not avail-

A real caddis, above, and the tied version, below.

able back then. But the main concept is still the same. I have used a dubbing for the abdomen that has elements of flash and pearlescent flash ribbing that can give an impression of air bubbles in the natural. Also, I have added CDC to the underwing of this pattern to capture air bubbles, much like the natural. In the example, I tie this with a tungsten bead and a few wraps of lead wire to get the pattern down quickly. But I also fish it lightly weighted, depending on the depth of water I am fishing. I like this pattern for both trout and steelhead. I’ve fished it on many trout rivers, such as the McCloud and Upper Sacramento in Northern California. But also for steelhead on the Trinity and Lower Deschutes. I use two primary techniques: tight-line nymphing, or casting and drifting the fly dead drifted under an indicator. Both meth-

ods work. But I also pick up quite a few fish by swinging the fly at the tail end of the drift. I have always remembered those lessons the trout on Hat Creek taught me and still go back to this pattern every fall as October caddis time approaches. Materials list Hook: Daiichi 1260, size 8-10 Thread: Veevus 14/0 black Bead: Canadian llama 7/64 black tungsten Additional weight: .025” lead wire Abdomen: Spirit River brite blend polar orange Rib: Pearlescent flat flash small Wing pads: Natural turkey CDC: Trout Hunter dark pardo Hackle: Whiting Farms brahma hen – natural brown Horns: Ringneck pheasant tail barbs Thorax: Peacock herl Tying instructions and steps are in video form on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Sun riverAnglers/ or YouTube at https://youtu.be/kmh4W ELoXg Learn to tie this fly pattern and fish it in rivers which feature October caddis, such as the Lower Deschutes. If you have questions, please email me at philfischer@sbcglobal.net.

As COVID-19 continues to spread, a flu shot is more important than ever Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is urging everyone 6 months and older to get an annual flu shot, especially as COVID-19 cases increase in Oregon, and the pandemic persists. “Flu vaccines are safe and effective, and with ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks, it is more important than ever to get a flu shot to keep the people around you healthy,” said Paul Cieslak, M.D., medical director for communicable diseases and immunizations at the Oregon Health Authority. While it is unclear how the pandemic will affect the flu season, OHA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are preparing for COVID-19 and seasonal flu to spread at the same time. A “twindemic” of two potentially fatal viruses circulating at the same time could burden the state’s health care system and result in many illnesses, hospitalizations and deaths, Cieslak said. Getting a flu vaccine is something easy people can do to protect themselves and their loved ones and help reduce the spread of flu. The flu vaccine may take up to two weeks to become effective, so getting it earlier in the season – like now is ideal. Flu vaccine is available from health care providers, local health departments and many pharmacies. The vaccine is free or low cost with most health insurance plans. To find flu vaccine clinic, visit www.flu.oregon.gov/ and use OHA’s flu vaccine locator tool. Additional ways Oregonians can help prevent the spread of flu include: • Staying home when you are sick and limit contact with others. • Covering your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze. • Washing hands frequently with soap and water. Use an alcoholbased hand rub if soap and water are not available. • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth. • Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and objects that may have flu germs on them. • Avoiding getting coughed and sneezed on.

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Indoor Pool (Max Occupancy - 35 People) Limited Shower/Locker Room Access Restrooms/Family Changing Room H2O Refilling Stations Lap Swim* (Reservations Required - link available at www.sunriversharc.com)​

* 40 min sessions, 6:30am-9:25am available to SROA Member Preference IDs and SROA Recreation Plus Program cards and SROA Guest Passes ONLY.

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All Outdoor Aquatics (closed for the season) Basketball Hoop (Indoor Pool) Volleyball Net (Indoor Pool) Hot Tub Drinking Fountains (bottle refill stations available) Lockers Lounge Chairs (bring your own folding chair) Swim Lessons Splashy Hour/Central Oregon Sundays SHARC Bite Cafe

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Sanitize your hands regularly Stay home if you are sick Face covering required (No masks allowed in pools) Maintain social distancing Limit group size (10 ppl or less) Reusable swim diaper required for small children not potty trained 7. Break for the bathroom regularly 8. Stay hydrated (refilling station available) SUNRIVER SCENE • NOVEMBER 2020

Two Sunriver boutiques earn ‘best of’ honors By Andrea Hine When readers of “Source Weekly” cast their votes in the Best of Central Oregon 2020 competition, the winner for Best Boutique in Sunriver was The Lazy Daisy, followed by No. 2 Village Threads – both owned by Brandi Smith. “Our success is a group effort, and we have outstanding staffs,” she said, looking back 10 years when “My husband talked me into starting Lazy Daisy (followed by Village Threads two years later), and everyone told us we were crazy to take such a gamble.” Admitting that she brought extensive retail experience to bear, Smith nevertheless started out as a novice boutique owner. “I couldn’t even afford to hire any employees, so a very dear friend offered to help, followed by others – one of whom still works with me. And the community of Sunriver has

supported me all the way – a local homeowner even updated our logo. “Sunriver is a very special place,” emphasized Smith, “with a lot of neat, genuine people. I almost feel as if I’ve grown up with the locals. My husband and I met while working at Sunriver Resort, and we got married in Sunriver. Before we had our first child, friends and employees threw a baby shower in my store – how kind, thoughtful and generous that was. Smith noted that the best thing about having the two stores is the people they get to meet. “I want the boutiques to be happy places, and it’s important that every person who comes in leaves with a smile. If not, we didn’t do our job. Nor would we still be here if we didn’t have both homeowners and visitors as customers – each plays a vital role,” she said.

“Whether people come in regularly, or are from outside the area, we know that if you treat customers well, they will always come back. Those more familiar with competitiveness in the retail industry will be surprised to learn that Smith doesn’t view other merchants in The Village at Sunriver in that light. “We have complementary relationships with each other. We’re all in this together, and have different things to offer. So, if Lazy Daisy or Village Threads doesn’t have what a customer is looking for, we’ll refer them to other merchants. And we gladly share ideas. It’s a big circle, and we all come back to each other in the end.” Both shops are located in The Village at Sunriver. For more information, call The Lazy Daisy at 541-593-4654 or Village Threads at 541-593The Lazy Daisy is ready for the holidays. 0114.

COVID-19 and face coverings: the different types and why it matters what you wear Your neighbor is selling fashion masks. Your uncle – expert at everything – wears a sophisticated respirator with a valve. Your dental hygienist wears a medical mask. Your kid is running off to sports practice in a team-supplied neck gaiter. Is there a difference between these face coverings? In the U.S., more than 7 million people have been infected by COVID-19 and more than 210,000 have died. According to health authorities, the virus that causes COVID-19 predominantly spreads when people talk, cough and sneeze. In addition to measures such as maintaining physical distancing and frequent handwashing, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently recommends everyone wear a cloth mask when out in public, especially in areas where physical distancing is a challenge, to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Since respirators are in critical supply and the global personal protective equipment (PPE) industry can’t make enough to meet this current demand, respirators and medical masks should be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical

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Tutoring ConNEXTion in Sunriver Free tutoring for Sunriver/ Three Rivers students meets Wednesday afternoons (1:00 pm to 4:00 p.m.) for the purpose of assisting students with schoolwork and/or improving their reading or math skills. The tutoring is for “Strengthening the NEXT generation in subject comprehension, Boosting confidence, and Developing important learning skills” Held at Community Bible Church in Sunriver (1 Theater Drive), this is a free service for all students in kindergarten through 12th grades. Parents may schedule a twohour appointment for their student at children@cbcsunr iver.org. All tutors have been screened to safeguard each student – many are college graduates, successful businessmen/

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women and involved community members. Please include the following information in your email: student name, grade, subject(s) to be addressed and parent cell number. All students must have a completed registration and parent/guardian signed medical consent and liability form on file with CBC. A copy will be emailed upon receipt of your interest. For more information, call CBC office with questions at 541-593-8341

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affiliate’s 25 mortgage-holding homeowners, a significant percentage were having difficulty making their payments as a result of reduced or suspended operations in these two segments, and resultant loss of income. “Habitat quickly reached out to several donor organizations to enable us to ‘stand in’ for our homeowners during this crisis,” said Krumme. “As a result of their responses, not a single mortgage payment has been late while wage-earners are out of work.” Grants totaling $25,000 were awarded by the Oregon Community Fund ($7,000), United Way of Central Oregon ($4,000), Ford Family Foundation ($10,000), and Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council ($4,000). In addition, the Sunriver Women’s Club donated $2,500 for personal protective equipment (PPE) and volunteer coordinator support. “Our Habitat family is most grateful for the generous relief provided by our donors during these most difficult of times,” he said.

By Andrea Hine “A world where everyone has a decent place to live, which, in turn, provides the strength, stability and self-reliance that families need” has been the unwavering vision of Habitat for Humanity since its formation in 1976. And, as explained by Dwane Krumme, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of La Pine-Sunriver, “when COVID became our country’s reality, and quickly hit the leisure and hospitality sectors, we became concerned about our homeowners whose livelihoods were impacted – especially as the temporary moratorium on foreclosures did not absolve them from the obligation to later make up any missed payments.” In Oregon, leisure and hospitality were the industries hardest hit by pandemic-induced layoffs, with more than 50 percent of jobs lost in April alone. (Nationwide, the job loss in these industries totaled 38 percent, which translated to 7.7 million jobs.) Of the local Habitat

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SSD board monthly meeting summary public safety The Sunriver Service District Managing Board held its regular meeting on Oct. 15, 2020. Board members present: Bill Hepburn, Dennis Dishaw, Mark Murray, Ron Stephens, John Ralston, Robert Foster and Jackie Schmid. SSD staff present: Chief Cory Darling, Chief Tim Moor, Debbie Baker, Candice Trapp, Mindy Holliday, Lt. Mike Womer. Public input -None Consent Agenda –Approved Sept. 17, 2020 regular SSD board meeting minutes as written. –Approved SROA monthly invoice in the amount of $15,912.67. –Approved purchase order for budgeted turnouts for new fire employees in the amount of $5,500.

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–Approved purchase order for budgeted annual hose testing in the amount of $5,112.13. Old business –Strategic Plan: The board was presented an outline for next steps to present the strategic plan to the public. A list of potential participants was presented and included resident/non-resident owners, representation from a variety of

Are you ready for winter? traveling too fast for road conditions and too close to other vehicles. Expect a much longer travel time during winter weather and slow down for safety, keep a following distance from the car in front of you that is significantly greater than during the summer dry-roads season. Make sure your vehicle is equipped with the right winter driving equipment for conditions (snow tires, chains, four-wheel/all-wheel drive, etc.). Winter weather can move in quickly and every year there are stories of persons stuck in their vehicle due to unpassable roadway conditions, or a car that stalls out in subzero temperatures. Are you prepared?

By Jim Bennett It’s time to switch gears from the summer and fall to winter safety. The focus of wildfire prevention swings to home fire prevention as fireplaces roar, candles decorate our homes and we spend more time indoors. Here’s our list of winter preparations, but don’t hesitate to add to it with your home and vehicle specific safety preparations. Vehicle safety The roads are going to get slippery and may, at times, be covered in some serious snow. Traffic accidents occur for a variety of reasons during the winter weather months, but top of the list is vehicles not equipped for winter driving, as well as simply

Sunriver stakeholders including the Sunriver Nature Center, Sunriver Resort, businesses, clubs and property managers. New business –Jackie Schmid was sworn in as new SSD board director to Position 1. –Approved appointment of SSD director Robert Foster to the SSD Budget Committee. –Discussed addition to disBasic safety equipment for your vehicle includes: flashlight and batteries, blankets, snow and ice removal tools (small shovel and window snow scrapper), water, snacks, cellphone and charger/extra battery, roadway distressed vehicle devices (flares or lighted traffic cones), first aid kit and a fire extinguisher. Monitor road conditions before venturing out (Tripcheck from the Oregon Department of Transportation has road cams and road condition information at www.tripcheck.com).

trict policy regarding board director use of district-provided iPads. –Approved Sept. 30, 2020 unaudited financial report. –Sunriver Service District financial audit process was underway and expected completion by the end of October. –Approved Resolution 2020008 establishing board director signature authority. –Discussed annual meeting with the Deschutes County Board of Commissioners to share what the district is doing, any updates and managing the district professionally. Looking at holding it at SHARC for social-distancing purposes sometime in December. –Review of draft for employee handbook changes was tabled to November. –Executive Advisory Committee: discussed issues cropand debris will build up in the chimney over the years; and the risk exists that under the right circumstances they could ignite or spread hot embers. Have your chimney cleaned and make sure that your fireplace doors and screens will safely contain burning wood, sparks and embers that may attempt to sneak out. Remove flammable materials near the fireplace that a spark could ignite such as papers, rugs, wood, drapes and other

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ping up in the community such as fire pits, electric bikes, river access, tarps, hammocks, Cardinal Bridge, nuisance homes, etc. Looking at putting everything all on the table to figure Turn to SSD, page 29

potential flammable items. When it’s time for cleanup of the fireplace, use a metal ash can (they are available for purchase at the fire station and elsewhere). Make sure the ashes and partially-burned materials are cool to the touch and placed only in an approved ash disposal can. And make sure not to place the can on or near flammable surfaces such as a wood deck. Turn to Winter, page 23


Home safety There are still plenty of wood fireplaces in Sunriver and they pose a risk when left unattended or when appropriate fire prevention steps have not been taken. Chimney sweep time – oils

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‘Know Fermentation’ with Deschutes Public Library shop exploring self-discovery through the stages of fermentation. Breyn Hibbs is a fifth-generation Oregonian currently working in plant-based, sustainable and upcycled food. Registration required. • Make Your Own Hot Sauce – Sunday, Nov. 22, 3 p.m. Make your own fermented hot sauce that has a deeper and more complex flavor profile than the store-bought brands. Ahja King walks us through a basic recipe that results in endless options for creative cooks. • The Biochemistry of a Dark and Stormy – Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2 p.m. Explore the biochemical process of fermentation through the famous Dark and Stormy cocktail, recipe included! Learn the science behind fermented foods as markers of cultural identify with Jeanne Garbarino, Scientist and Educator at The Rockerfeller University.

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Check your smoke alarm for appropriate functionality and make sure they are located at each bedroom and in living areas through the house. Change the batteries annually. Have fire extinguishers appropriately placed in the house – most importantly in the kitchen and near your fireplace. Check to make sure they are fully charged. Have plenty of flashlights and battery-operated lighting in your home in the event of a power failure. Candles are not recommended to provide lighting during a power outage. If using portable heaters make sure they have an automatic shutoff if they were to tip over and just like the fireplace, keep them away from flammable materials. If fire disaster in the home were to strike do you have a plan for escape? You should have at least two escape routes from each room. Practice what CCB#204377




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escape would look like and identify a place outdoors where all family members can meet after evacuating the house. There have certainly been instances over the years where there were storms that delivered lots of snow, making roadways impassable for a period. Be sure to have food resources to carry you through for a few days if there is just too much snow between you and the nearest store. Our emergency alert system is a year-round tool to help us evacuate in the event of any emergency, not just a wildfire. If you haven’t already, signup through www.sunrivereme rgencyinfo.com and while you are on the site check out what to do in the event you hear our emergency alert sirens. Prepare now for a safe winter season by following our checklist and your own home specific safety steps. Happy winter! Jim Bennett is the public information officer for the Sunriver Fire Department.


author of Wild Fermentation and The Art of Fermentation. Registration required. • Make Your Own Kombucha – Sunday, Nov. 8, 3 p.m. Find freedom in brewing kombucha starting with growing your own SCOBY (symbiotic culture of yeast and bacteria). Carly King breaks down the scientific art of kombucha so you can experiment with this living, breathing organism. Don’t forget to feed it! • Make Your Own Kimchi – Thursday, Nov. 12, 6 p.m. Kimchi is a staple in Korean cuisine and incorporates versatile ingredients to excite the taste buds. Follow along with Ahja King to learn the craft of kimchi and add this staple to your recipe box. • Healthy Gut with Fermented Foods & Probiotics – Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2 p.m. Have you ever heard that your gut is your second brain? It’s true! Learn about the gutbrain connection and tools to maintain a healthy gut with Nutritionist Nicole Lamb as she shares tips for healthy living in today’s world. • Norworegon Documentary – Wednesday, Nov. 18, 6 p.m. Watch the short film Norworegon (pronounced ‘no war again’) about preserving an ancient brewing technique that is still alive with a small group of Norwegian farmers and brewers today. Paul Arney, owner of The Ale Apothecary in Bend, discusses his inspiration behind the video and current brewing projects. • Fermentation as Personal Transformation* – Thursday, Nov. 19, 6 p.m. Take part in this mini-work-


Sour, tangy, funky and bubbly. Cultivate creativity and revel in the strange appeal of fermented foods as we Know Fermentation this November. Explore the biochemistry of a Dark and Stormy, see an ancient brewing technique preserved in Norwegian culture and learn tips to maintaining a healthy gut. Incorporate the ancient, transformative power of fermentation as we present DIY kimchi, kombucha and hot sauce. Attend a virtual cheese tasting and live dosa demonstration with a well-known food revivalist. All programs are presented online. Programs marked with an asterisk (*) require registration. For more information about these programs, please visit www.deschuteslibrary.org. People with disabilities needing accommodations should contact Liz Goodrich at lizg@ deschuteslibrary.org or 541312-1032. • Cheese Tasting with Market of Choice* – Thursday, Nov. 5, 6:30 p.m. Enjoy one of the most versatile fermented foods – cheese – in a completely new way. Market of Choice Cheese Steward, Chef John Butera, leads participants through a live virtual cheese tasting of five classic cheeses. Registration required. • Dosa Demonstration with Sandor Katz* – Saturday, Nov. 7, 2 p.m. Fermentation Revivalist Sandor Katz demonstrates simple fermentation techniques to make beans and grains more nutritious and delicious. A selftaught experimentalist, Katz conducts workshops on fermentation around the world and is




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Fond farewell to long-time Stars members The Sunriver Stars would like to wish a warm farewell to long-time board members Fred and Sharon Sackett. After nearly a half decade of service, the Sacketts have decided to set sail on a new adventure across the United States. Fred and Sharon first moved to Sunriver in July 1997 and joined the Sunriver theater community in 2015. Sharon has been acting president of the board and in her time starred, directed and co-directed many wonderful shows. Fred was a steady voice of publicity for the theater and wowed audiences time and again with his talented singing. Sharon will always fondly remember co-directing “Drinking Habits” with local personality Ron Pugh. “It was a great show mostly thanks to the comedic talents of our local actors,” Sharon recalls with laughter. Fred on the other hand will never forget the challenge of a more dramatic role as Mr. Brownlow in “Oliver.” Fans may recall his sparkling performance as Drosselmeyer in the thrilling rendition of “The Nutcracker” presented last holiday season.

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BAC = Blood Alcohol Content DCJ = Deschutes County Jail DCSO = Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office DOA = Dead On Arrival DUII = Driving Under Influence of Intoxicants DWS = Driving While Suspended GOA = Gone On Arrival MVA = Motor Vehicle Accident

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Both Fred and Sharon would like to extend a word of thanks to creative director and founder Victoria Kristy. “It is because of her love of theater, kindness of heart and giving spirit to children and her community, that the Stars have been able to shine so brightly.” The Sacketts wish the remaining board the very best and know they will continue to bring theater magic to the community of Sunriver. Much admiration and good spirit is expressed for the perseverance of the board during these trying times of 2020.

The Sacketts will soon be off to Pennsylvania to spend time close to their daughter. They are looking forward to the change but will live on in their service to the Stars. Thank you Sacketts! The Sunriver Stars is currently seeking a treasurer. Responsibilities would include a knowledge of QuickBooks and ability to attend one Zoom meeting per month, until in person meetings may resume. Any inquiries can be sent to creative director Victoria Kristy at sunriverdiva@gmail.com

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9-1 Suspicious male at a Beaver Drive location. The male was described as bald, overweight, wearing a green shirt, cargo shorts and carrying a black satchel. 9-2 Bicycle crash with injuries near Circle 6. A male was transported to the emergency room via private vehicle. 9-3 Those darned squirrels are up to their antics again. An officer was dispatched to a Lofty Lane location regarding two squirrels on the back deck who appeared injured. It was determined the young squirrels were capable of climbing a tree adjacent to the deck when properly motivated. 9-4 Report of a marina guest refusing to pay to launch his watercraft. Officer met with the party who indicated he was an owner, but forgot his ID and decided to use the Resort launch. The gentleman agreed to pay the access fee and then contact the resort for a refund once he located his member ID. 9-5 Responded to noise complaint near a Poplar Lane location and observed several cars parking on the lawn and natural surroundings. Contact made with the party and was advised all vehicles needed to be parked on pavement. Advised of the SROA R&Rs as well as fire danger. Vehicles were actively being moved prior to officer’s departure. 9-6 Animal control problem on Pyramid Lane with dogs continually running loose outside with no food or water. Dogs were placed back inside the residence and attempts were made to notify the owner. Returned to the residence later and contacted a male who stated he was leaving the next day and would not leave the dogs unattended again. 9-6 Dispatched to Kinglet Lane location for parking violations as well as a camping tent set up in the yard. Officer made phone contact with renter at who said he would take down the tent and move the vehicles. 9-7 Noise complaint at Rogue Lane address. An unknown, intoxicated subject was verbally abrasive and hostile during the interaction. The male subject insinuated a physical altercation several times. Verbal warning issued. 9-10 Burglary of the wellhouse on Circle 6. A large amount of copper items, a compressor and gauges were stolen. 9-12 Report of a suspicious vehicle on Cottonwood Road. Located the vehicle and the individuals were picking up cans from the side of the road. 9-15 Officer located a horse stuck in the fence on River Road. Officer freed the horse. Calls made to the two emergency contact numbers for the Sunriver Stables, but nobody answered. Messages left. 9-18 Verbal dispute over branches needing to be chipped on Tournament Lane. RP confronted individual and riled him enough that he became agitated and started yelling about the RP to his co-workers. No physical contact or crime. Work party continued to work in the area. Officer spoke with the RP regarding the call and about confronting people. 9-20 RP reported a subject was at a Spring River Road location after being told the previous day he was no longer welcome. The RP requested the subject be trespassed. Officer located the subject still on scene and explained to him that he was trespassed from the listed address. The subject left the area on request. 9-21 Theft of pine needles, trash bags and a tarp from garbage enclosure at Abbot Drive location. 9-25 RP called to report that he had shot a deer with an arrow, in a legal hunting area off Cottonwood Road, but tracked the deer into Sunriver. The deer was located by officers and seems to be doing fine. Legal paperwork for the hunt on file if the deer has to be put down at a later date. 9-27 Loose dog in custody. Officers located the owners a few lanes away on Quail Lane. “Remi,” a small female golden retriever, is new to the area with her owners. 9-29 A vehicle parked in neutral rolled halfway across the large parking lot at Woodlands golf course, striking two other vehicles. The second struck vehicle was pushed into an adjacent parked vehicle. A total of four unoccupied vehicles were involved. These events were corroborated by a witness. 9-30 RP reported hitting a deer which needed to be put down. On arrival, the deer was already deceased and out of the road. The RP’s car also veered off the road and was stuck on the cinder embankment. RP had already called for a tow. Officer did not see any damage to the vehicle and ODOT was requested for deer pickup.

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November Book Club discussions

By Deon Stonehouse Staying in touch is important, while gathering in groups is not advisable due to COVID-19, we can still get together on Zoom to discuss good books. To attend a Book Club discussion, send an email to sunriverbooks@sunriverbooks.com and I will send you the link the weekend before the Book Club meeting. Book Clubs meet at 6 p.m. on Mondays. • Nov. 2 the Mystery Book Club discusses “The Darwin Affair” by Tim Mason. Charles Darwin’s “Origin of the Species” caused quite a stir. Scientists were dazzled by its theories; the church was not best pleased. A psychotic serial killer was willing to take down an empire to stop Darwin’s conclusions being universally accepted. Chief detective inspector Charles Field is not happy about Charles Dickens using him as the inspiration for detective Buckle in Bleak House. He just wants to do his job and not be confused with a fictional character. The day the story opens, he saves Queen Victoria from an assassination attempt. A few blocks away, a thief is found brutally murdered with his ear cut off. What links these events? Who is after the queen? Is she really the target? Elegant writing, a story salted with many real characters from history, and a clever plot make it a mystery you won’t want to put down. • Nov. 16 the Fiction Book Club discusses “Unsheltered” by Barbara Kingsolver. A brilliant novel set in two different centuries, both eras where lies trumped truth, and superstition overruled science. Kingsolver uses real historic characters, such as Mary Treat and Charles Landis. Vineland was established as a utopian society in 1862; it was a society that professed to be

Notice of intent to dispose of unclaimed property The Sunriver Police Department has in its possession numerous items of unclaimed property. Pursuant to ORS 98.245, if you have ownership interest in any of this unclaimed property, you must file a claim with the Sunriver Police Department within 30 days from the date of publication of this notice or you will lose interest in the listed property. You must provide satisfactory proof of ownership. The unclaimed property includes: bicycles, fishing equipment, keys, personal ID, credit/gift cards, cash, water toys, handheld radio, cell phones, ring/watch, wallet/ purse, glasses, tools/power tools and trailer hitch. Information: Sunriver Police Department, PO Box 4788, 57455 Abbot Drive, Sunriver OR 97707, 541-593-1014.

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risk-takers. Daredevils looks at the people who have tested the limits, from Evel Knievel to Kitty O’Neil, attempting death-defying feats such as jumping a canyon or going faster than anyone thought possible. Free with museum admission. Learn more at high desertmuseum.org/daredevils/ • Through Jan. 3 Infinite Moment: Burning Man on the Horizon: This exhibit explores the art and culture of Burning Man. Through immersive works of art that invite participation, the exhibition offers a view into the multisensory, community-driv-

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• Donate cash or checks in our local community who toward the purchase of gifts could use our help. and perishable food items. Giving Trees (donation enveHere’s how you can help • Pick up and fill a gro- lopes) will be located at the cery bag with food. Bags are Community Bible Church, available after Tuesday, Nov. The Door church and First 10, at the following sponsors: Interstate Bank from Sunday, Community Bible Church, Nov. 29 through Monday, The Door, SROA/Sunriver Dec.14. Monetary donations Fire Station, Sunriver Library, can be dropped off at the above Sunriver Post Office, Salon locations on or before Dec. 14. • Become a Sponsor. A busiSunriver, First Interstate Bank, SHARC, Sunriver Women’s ness or organized group can Club, Sunriver Men’s Club, become a Sponsor by providSunriver Chamber of Com- ing a location for the public merce and Sunriver Rotary. to pick up grocery bags, or Drop off filled bags at the be a drop off point for filled Community Bible Church, grocery bags. Sponsors can also The Door, First Interstate Bank be a location for giving trees (Sunriver Branch), Sunriver (donation envelopes) where Chamber of Commerce or the individuals can make monetary Sunriver Fire Station through Dec. 11. Turn to Sharing, page 29


• Nov. 23 the Non-Fiction Book Club discusses “Aloha Rodeo” by Julian Smith and David Wolman In 1793 the HMS Discovery sailed into Hawaii under the command of Captain George Vancouver. Great Britain was determined to extend its influence to the Hawaiian Islands. They decided the way to do this was give the islanders cattle. Admonished by the Brits not to harm the cattle, they got on with the business of procreation and by 1830 the island of Hawaii had approximately 20,000 cattle laying waste to the environment and threatening the populace (remember these were longhorns, not the most docile of cattle). Something had to be done, the answer was cowboys. Meanwhile back on the mainland Cheyenne, Wyoming had fallen on hard times by 1898. The population had dropped from 10,000 to about 1,500 hardy souls. Something had to be done to rejuvenate the town. Thus was born Cheyenne Frontier Days and the beginnings of rodeo. Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West Show provided the opening act. It was a grand success. By 1908 Cheyenne’s Frontier Days rodeo was internationally famous. Three Hawaiian cowboys were entered; Ikua Purdy, Jack Low and Archie Ka’au. At first the Wyoming crowd assumed their boys would have an easy win, but the Hawaiians were game, and it was soon clear this was going to be a real competition. Sunriver Books & Music is located in building 25 in The Village at Sunriver. Call 541-593-2525 or visit www.sunriverbooks.com for more information.

The Sunriver Community Christmas Sharing Program provides the food for a Christmas meal for deserving families and a Christmas present for children in our 97707 Zip code area (Sunriver and Three Rivers). With your donations children’s gifts and holiday turkeys and hams will be purchased from local businesses to give to local families. Volunteers will gather to buy, wrap, sort and distribute gifts and food to OUR neighbors. More than 6,300 people live in the Sunriver-Three Rivers community. More than 60% of the 375 students in our local Three Rivers School are eligible for free and reduced meals because their family’s incomes fall below the poverty level. There are many deserving families


forward thinking but embraced many lies and miscarriages of humanitarian principles in the treatment of its poorer residents and immigrants. Kingsolver cleverly drops her fictional characters into a falling down house in this community during two time frames.


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Sunriver Mens Golf: official season ends; club leadership changes a good competitive By Paul Grieco season under trying Dave Buhaly, prescircumstances. The ident of the SRMGC experience and talfor the past two years and VP for the two ent on the Board preceding years, sucserves the club well in maintaining a cessfully completed his well-organized apterm on Oct. 31. He said that he thought Paul J.Grieco proach to meeting he had one relatively challenges. I am easy “by the book” also very confident first year and one difficult that I am leaving the club’s year to navigate. To say that leadership in good hands, with he did it nimbly would be an Mike Dooley taking the reins as understatement considering the president in November and an COVID-19 pandemic, while enthusiastic first year member, at the same time also serving as Don Nolte, stepping in as vice president of the Sunriver Nature president." Center and Observatory. Buhaly will remain active on When asked what he enjoyed the board as a director at large most about his term heading for two more years in his role as the SRMGC, he replied: "I was immediate past president. happy to serve the club in my Approval of choices for ofrole as president for the last two ficers normally comes by mayears. Despite the many chal- jority vote of members at the lenges and disruptions caused annual meeting, which was canby the coronavirus in 2020, the celed this year due to health and members were very understand- safety concerns. Instead the vote ing and always great as playing was done by email, confirming partners. I was proud of the job the selection of Mike Dooley the Board did –board members and Don Nolte as president and willingly pitched in and made it vice president respectively. The “Play to play great. Don't play not to play poorly.” – Dr. Bob Rotella, sports psychologist

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Dave Buhaly teeing off on Woodlands 11th.

other two officers, Steve Phares (treasurer) and Mike Stamler (secretary) were approved for their three year terms last year. Two minor changes to the constitution giving the board more flexibility in emergency situations were also approved. The SRMGC golf season has to be considered a great success given the trials and tribulations that the club – as well as the Resort – were faced with this year. We weren’t alone in this, of course, as clubs everywhere had decisions to make to keep players’ and guests’ vulnerability

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by the wearer. Designs with unfiltered valves, such as those with drinking straw holes, or any visible gaps, are not sufficient face coverings under some government guidance. General use masks should not be overly tight and should feel comfortable to wear. A face mask is not the same as a medical mask or respirator. Medical masks: health care workers. Medical masks are designed to be used by health care workers to help provide a barrier to high-velocity streams of liquid, as well as a barrier to

to the coronavirus at an absolute minimum with intelligent guidelines (that were only as good as participants adherence to them) of play and etiquette established by the Resort and the club to keep players and Resort staff safe. 18 Hole Challenge and most improved awards Most improved award winners in each of four flights are measured by the greatest relative improvement in handicap from one season to the next, needing eight official rounds to qualify. Art Cervantes in Flight 4 was the overall most improved player across all handicap groups with an improvement of 8.5 strokes (37 to 28.5). Other winners: Flight 1, DonWright (9.0 to 6.9); Flight 2 Greg Cotton (13.5 to 11.0); Flight 3 (Mike Stamler (20.1 to 19.3). The 18 Hole Challenge winners, which takes the best net and gross scores posted on specified holes during the course of the year are as follows: Gross Competition 0–18 handicaps:

Bret Mackay, Mike Calhoun, Scott Brown, Mike Davis and Don Wright; Net Competition 0–18 Handicaps: Tim Swezey, Dave Wightman, Tom Woodruff, Frank Schultz, Kevin Baker, Gene Whisnant, Don Wright, Dan Burkhalter and Don Nolte; Net Competition 19–36 handicaps: Don Larson, Mike Applegate, Mike Sullivan and Dennis Wood. SRMGC membership New members are welcome. Sunriver residency is not a requirement. Find the SRMGC online at www.srmensgolf. com. Apply for membership using the Annual Membership Registration tab in the menu (on the lower left side of the home page). For more information email SRMGC president Mike Dooley at dooleymiked@ aol.com, or me at the address below.

particles that might be expelled by the wearer. This second reason is why health care workers wear medical masks – to help protect patients. Patients may also wear them to help protect others around them. Medical masks meet specific standards and are FDA-cleared for hospital use in the U.S. They fit loosely on the face, so do not provide respiratory protection. N95 Respirators: health care and critical frontline and certain other essential workers. When used correctly, N95 respirators are designed to create a tight seal to the face and provide respiratory protection. Because the entire surface of the respirator is a filter, it is effi-

cient at capturing at least 95% of non-oily airborne particles that the wearer might breathe in, including liquid droplets that may contain viruses and germs. Respirators with valves are not recommended by the CDC for use in certain settings, such as health care environments that require a sterile field. For more information on different face coverings, visit www.3m.com. To stay up to date, consult the CDC and other health authorities for the latest guidelines, updates and recommended precautions around COVID-19. –Source: StatePoint

–Paul J. Grieco is a director of the Sunriver Men’s Golf Club and may be reached at pjg3sr@ gmail.com





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44’W x 37’D x 14’T | $155,000

Classic Sunriver home tucked away in the private, gated North Course Estates neighborhood. Open kitchen w/ quartz counter tops, ss appliances, and generous master suite.

T-Hangar will accommodate most single engine and smaller twin aircraft. The bi-fold door is approximately 44’W x 14’T, and the depth is 37’. This hangar is insulated and includes lighting.


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ANNIE WAYLAND LICENSED OREGON BROKER Broker 541.280.3770 annie.wayland@cascadesir.com anniewayland.cascadesothebysrealty.com

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donations. Sponsors may also make charitable donations or offer products or services free or at reduced prices to these deserving families. • Encourage deserving fami-

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these issues out. Also asked about emergency preparedness and what SSD board members should do in the event of an emergency. Also touched base on performance reviews of management staff and the hiring processes within both the fire/ police departments. Chief reports Fire –In September, there were 65 calls for the Sunriver Fire Department, which included 23 EMS transports, 2 hazardous conditions, 2 vehicle fires, 1 brush fire and 2 motor vehicle crashes. –Chief Moor noted this year has been the worst fire season in Oregon history. Information from these catastrophic wildfires is being digested and will provide valuable learning about wildland fires. Deputy chief Rod Bjorvik took part in fires in California and just returned after several weeks of fighting the Beachie Creek fire in Marion County. Bjorvik also received his certification as a Division Group Supervisor for wildland fires. –Two new, full-time firefighter/paramedics have been hired and will have gone through training in late October. –Participating in the Rental Registry Task Force to find ways to educate visitors about the rules and regulations of Sunriver and well as preparedness and safety in the event of

lies to participate. Applications are available on Oct. 30 and Nov. 20 from the Care and Share Program regular monthly pickup site. Applications will be available anytime after Nov. 1 at Three Rivers School, Second Tern Thrift Store, Sunriver Fire Station, and the churches listed above. Friday, Dec. 4 is

the deadline for applications. Pick up an application and provide to a family in need. You can also receive applications by email or text or return an application by photo/text to Tim Loewen at loewentim12@ gmail.com or 503-871-2810. For the safety of all participants during this COVID-19

an emergency. –The Community Wildfire Protection Plan update review is still underway. –Fire crews were trained in roof/ventilation techniques thanks to a prop on loan by Department of Public Safety Standards & Training. –Working with Sunriver Resort and La Pine Fire on a wildfire prevention program. Police –In September, the Sunriver Police Department received 621 calls for service, 70 of which were emergencies. Officers made 93 traffic stops and gave 72 verbal warnings; investigated 52 cases; responded to 37 suspicious person/prowler, 25 animal issues and 20 noise complaints; conducted 138 security checks and took 21 lost/found reports. –Held candidate interviews and gave a conditional job offer for an opening officer position. Awaiting background checks. –Officers Paranto and Thompson attended a threeday defensive tactics class for female officers. –Chief Darling is also participating in the Rental Registry Task Force.

Administration –A SAIF dividend in the amount of $10,192 was received for FY 2018/19. –Prepared board orientation for new, as well as current, SSD board members. –Three applications were received to fill a part-time office admin position. Mindy Holliday was selected and started on Oct. 13. Holliday has a background in marketing, PR and media relations. –Worked with attorney Dee Rubanoff on updates to the employee handbook. –Participating in the Rental Registry Task Force. Other business –The next regular meeting of the Sunriver Service District Managing Board is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 19, 3 p.m. Directions for attending the meeting virtually are posted on the SROA calendar under the SSD meeting date. The meeting adjourned at 4:45 p.m. and moved into an executive session. Approved meeting minutes are posted to www.sunriversd. org as available.


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• We clean both carpet and upholstery, two surfaces that harbor potentially threatening viruses, bacteria, and other micro-organisms


* This vacancy period is a good time to fully clean all carpeted and upholstered surfaces in vacation homes


✔ An immediate threat to life ✔ An immediate threat to property ✔ A crime is in progress

sponsorship questions contact Carol Cassetty at 541-6108483 or Madeline Bednarek at 541-593-3653. Please join in helping spread Christmas joy to a local family.

Blood Drive Monday, Nov. 9, 12-5 p.m.

A Sunriver community blood drive will be hosted by Community Bible Church (1 Theater Drive in Sunriver) • To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit RedCross Blood.org and enter sponsor code: SunriverCommunity • All blood donations are now tested for COVID-19 antibodies. redcrossblood.org/antibodytesting

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Letters from readers Cash flow vs cash cow By Doug Hoschek & Tina Machuca Oregonians lost nearly $1 billion in homes and belongings during the September months wildfires. Torching more than 4,000 residences. Sunriver has 4200 plus homes of which only 1500 are declared as residences. Myself and my wife among the chosen. The Oregon Office of Economic Analysis Josh Lehner has shared homes and personal property destroyed are not the final numbers. Wildfire damaged the states outdoor recreation industry, its timber sector and the states image as a healthy active place to live. Reading the October Sunriver Scene we are told about the annual Sunriver Ladder Fuels Sunriver Holy Trinity Church Please join us for mass • Saturday at 5:30 pm • Sunday at 8 am

Plan which was founded in year 2005. What makes this year’s wildfires different from the past few years? This year’s fires are much closer to cities and towns compared to recent years. As residents of Oregon for US there are many daily news letters available from State Legislatures both Senators and House Representatives. COVID and Wildfires being shared almost daily since June. In a brief visit here at our property in September with our new General Manager I was told 45% of homes in Sunriver are in rental programs. The majority are in what is called Short Term Rentals managed by companies/ corporations licensed as Property Managers. The words Property Managers is not found in the Consolidated Plan for Sunriver nor in interviews I have found by both founders that created Sunriver in 1968. Often, I have found

talking with rental homes owners there are multiple owners of the homes including as many as four owners. Mr. Lehner, Oregon Economic Analysis has said “the 4,000 homes were worth around $575 million and that residents lost another $340 million in belongings.” How safe are we from these destructive wildfires? Oregon has what is called the Oregon Defensible Space LAW which enlists all property owners to “self certify” through today what is called Oregon Explorer. This is required every five years. And will support benefits in insurance claims from wildfires. Information at wildfire.oregon. gov/cleanup is available to ALL Owners of Sunriver properties. “Self certifying” using the Oregon Defensible Space Law WE have found is much more important than the Sunriver Ladder Fuels plan and the reporting done by an SROA staff.

Donate your Redeemable BOTTLES & CANS

Proceeds will benefit youth activities at all area Holy Redeemer Catholic Parishes BOTTLE/CAN DROP

Holy Trinity Church South Parking Lot 18143 Cottonwood Rd Sunriver, OR

Thank you for a perfectly imperfect wedding By Mary Kay & Curt Kimball In mid-September we held a wedding at our vacation home in Sunriver and we would like to thank everyone in this community who helped make it an amazing weekend, despite COVID-19, fires, evacuations and smoke. The Sunriver Owners Association helped us print vows since we had evacuated our homes in the valley. Our neighbors offered vacant homes and driveways for our guests. South Bend Bistro hosted our rehearsal dinner with kindness, flexibility and amazing food. It hailed at the ceremony at Sparks Lake, but Elyseyes Photography made magic out of clouds, smoke and a beautiful bride and groom. Our guest list had been pared to 20 people, a family group we could space safely in our back yard. It was not the venue originally dreamed of, but what can be more beautiful than tables in our rustic forest, lit by (faux) candles and Italian lights, with deer nibbling on the floral arrangements. Cafe Sintra prepared beautiful pastries for a farewell brunch in the morning. As our bride said, “it was “perfectly imperfect,” a difficult year made perfect and wonderful by the kindness of so many people. We will treasure these memories every time we visit. Thank you, Sunriver!

Scene Opinion Policy To support a free and open exchange of information and ideas, the Sunriver Scene welcomes letters to the editor up to 200 words, and Chorus of One submissions up to 400 words, on topics of relevance to Sunriver. All letters are subject to editing for brevity, grammar, clarity, civility and legal concerns. Opinions expressed are those of the writer and do not necessarily represent the Sunriver Owners Association. Submissions open only to Sunriver owners in good standing. Submissions must include Sunriver property and contact information which we may use to verify authorship or clarify questions. • Letters will run as space allows. • Letters of a personal nature or attacks on individuals will not be published. • Letters perceived as advertising for a company, product or a candidate will not be published. 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 can be mailed to Sunriver Scene, P.O. Box 3278, Sunriver, OR 97707. Deadline: The 15th of the month (e.g. March 15 for April issue). We accept one letter per person per month.

SUNRIVER MARKETS Proud to be your “Hometown Supermarkets” Our stores feature some of the finest wine selections in Oregon

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Global offerings include wines rated by Wine Spectator and Wine Advocate magazines

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Both stores offering: Produce & Meat Departments • Hot Deli • Daily Lunch/Dinner Menus • Beer & Wine Full Liquor Stores • CBD Products • Cigars • Lottery • Video Rentals • Money Orders • FAX • Copies The Marketplace also features Post Office & UPS • Full Service Gas Station • Carpet Cleaning Rentals at Visit our website ores.com st ry ce ro www.sunriverg

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Country Store • 541.593.8113 The Village at Sunriver Sun.-Thurs. 7am-9pm; Fri.-Sat. 7am-10pm Summers & Holidays 7am-10pm daily www.sunriverowners.org



Spend $25, $50, $75 or $100 on in-store purchases* at The Marketplace or Country Store and save .04/.06/.08/.10 cents per gallon

Coupons valid only at Marketplace Shell Station *Grocery purchase is on a per visit basis. Excludes hard liquor sales. One coupon per grocery order. Expires 7 days after issue date, one coupon per vehicle.

Marketplace • 541.593.8166 Cottonwood Road Sun.-Thurs. 7am-8pm; Fri.-Sat. 7am-8pm Summers & Holidays 7am-9pm daily SUNRIVER SCENE • NOVEMBER 2020

Submit a classified ad via our website at www.sunriverowners.org and click on Departments in the main menu bar

classifieds SIP & SNIP CENTERPIECE WORKSHOP Coming to Wild Poppy Florist. Call 541-593-2027 for details. We can deliver floral arrangements and local artist gifts. Online ordering at www.bendoregonflorist. com. Serving Sunriver, Three Rivers, Bend and La Pine. Sunriver Resort Preferred Vendor AUTO WILD

PEACHY CLEAN! Specializing in secondary homes. Licensed and Bonded. Contact Katie Thompson at 541-408-6977 or thompsonkatie26@gmail.com for a free quote AUTO THO

PAINT STAIN & PRESSURE WASH 10% off Interior paint or stain if you mention this ad. Call Earth & Sky Construction and Paint today 541-815-7469 AUTO EARTH

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. 12/20 ROG

HOME SERVICES, CLEANING & MAINTENANCE A1HomeServices for all your vacation rental needs. Housekeeping, spa services, maintenance, yard care, security checks. Licensed, bonded and insured CCB #229890 541-797-8182, 541-633-6544 AUTO A1

DEPENDABLE 5 STAR QUALITY VACATION RENTAL CLEANING Specializing in owner operated vacation rentals. I will be your eyes and ears for everything your rental needs. Convenient monthly invoicing. I have excellent references, long-time employees, quality products too. www.vacationrentalcleans.com Donna James 541-410-1770 Girl Friday Cleaning AUTO JAM

BRIDGEPORT CONSTRUCTION Honest, reliable remodeling/ handyman. 40 years experience. Call Will at 503-309-0790. Many references available. Licensed/Bonded/Insured. ccb#76152 3/21 PIC 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. ccb #202618 AUTO TIG

REMODELING WITH INTEGRITY 35 years of experience. Specializing in: Kitchens, Bathrooms, additions and Decks. Desert Enterprises Inc. # 181623 Call Ron 541-788-7574 12/20 DES

JILL OF ALL TRADES HOUSE CLEANING 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 01/21 COCH

SUNRIVER REMODEL Custom bath remodels! Trex Decking with hidden fastener system. Custom bathroom remodels and handyman services. 503-680-1046 Rick Sticka LLC CCB # 190259 AUTO STI

HOME RESTORATION & UPGRADES Kitchen, bath and living space. Custom railings, gates and metalwork. Affordable, custom craftsmanship. Call Ken Olson Building and Design, LLC. 541-213-8861 Licensed/Insured ccb#205419 AUTO OLS


DAILY MONEY MANAGEMENT AND BOOKKEEPING For individuals and families. Keep control of your finances, let us do the work. Remote or on-site bookkeeping, Portland or Sunriver. Experienced with property management and vacation rental ownership accounting. Small business bookkeeping also available. We work with your CPA, attorney, other professionals. Contact Jen Zelen 971-238-2461 AUTO ZEL

VACATION RENTAL BIKES? 15% off 3 or more... “Tune-Up Special!” Your Site, Fleets Fixed Right! 541-639-4309, cell 541-598-5134 www.gotobikeguy.com Mobile Bicycle Repair Service AUTO MAR

NEED A RELIABLE PERSON FOR: • Security home checks • Take care of mail and plants • Sewing projects Serving the Sunriver area for over 45 years. Call me, Grace Phillips. It’s a matter of trust! 541-788-0199 AUTO PHI

NEW ROOF DE-ICING SYSTEM Invisible, Permanent Installation under Asphalt Comp Shingles, Gutter/ Downspout Heavy Duty Ribbon completes the system. USA Made, Available at Roofline Supply, Bend 541-389-6790 11/20 POW

TUBS ALIVE Hot tub, deck repair and refinishing, sales, installation, inspections and maintenance in Sunriver since 1992! 541-593-5163 www.tubsalive.com License #97643, bonded, insured. AUTO TUBS

CLEANING SERVICES K2 Business Services, LLC has been cleaning inside Sunriver and the outlying areas since 1989. We specialize in cleaning of residential private homes for year-round residents and in privately owned family vacation homes that are used by family and extended family. Licensed and insured. Email KKBendOregon@yahoo.com or text/call Sarah at 541-610-8613 & 541-419-9248 AUTO KIE


CUSTOM BUILDING & REMODELING Hardware Floors, Custom Tile, Interior Trim, Masonry, Concrete Countertops, Additions, Renovations, Kitchen & Bath Remodeling, General Contracting for over 20 years. CCB #217472, 541-678-3792


TAN OAK CONSTRUCTION Sunriver based contractor providing deck/fence installation, refinishing and repair, as well as light home construction, repair and maintenance. Proudly serving Sunriver, Three Rivers, La Pine and Bend. Tan Oak Construction, LLC CCB# 230748 Bonded & Insured. For more information, contact Tanner Hanson, 541-640-6571, tanoakconstruction@gmail.com.

SR BLIND LADY Bend Window Works/Bend Blinds has a special just for Sunriver area homeowners for new or replacement window treatments! Free laser measure, free take down/disposal of old blinds, free installation! And remember, fresh new blinds help rental homes rent faster! BendWindowWorks.com 541-593-8372 AUTO BWW


NEED YOUR HOME CLEANED? Cleaning services available! Specializing in everything from vacation homes to construction clean ups and everything in between!! We do everything! Licensed and bonded. Fresh and So Klean Klean Cleaning Services LLC contact Sarah, 541-280-7222 or pghensley@ gmail.com AUTO WOO

DO YOU NEED DECK WORK? Deck refinishing, Deck rebuilding, Enclosures, General contracting, licensed, bonded, insured since 1992 CCB #97643, Tubs Alive, Inc 541-593-5163 Info@tubsalive.com AUTO TUBS

REMODEL & ADDITIONS Decks, windows, tile, miscellaneous carpentry and roof repair. Ryan Carroll 541-420-0675. ryancarrollconstruction.com ccb#193727 AUTO CARR

HOT TUB MAINTENANCE Repair, Service and Sales. Excellent customer service at affordable rates. Your local Cal Spas dealer. Three Rivers Pool & Spa. www.threeriverspoolandspa.com 541-410-2494 AUTO THR

PET SITTING BY LAURIE In our home or yours. Member of PSI. Insured & references. For information, reservations or rates, call 541-419-6229 AUTO SKO

LOST RING Man’s ring near Sunriver Village on 9/28. Gold band with two small diamonds on top and inset with small gold nuggets along sides. REWARD Call Sharon 916-3358736 or turn in to Sunriver Police Department report #2071854

LET LITTRELL DO IT - FULL HOUSE MAINTENANCE Housekeeping, Security, yard, carpet & window cleaning. Over 12 years experience. Insured and Bonded. Call Brandy 541–536-4205 AUTO LIT

FLOOR COVERINGS Carpet restretching & repairs. Jim Holmdahl 541-815-2317 Insured/Bonded. CCB# 214314 28 yrs experience. AUTO SSD

SNOW REMOVAL Licensed, bonded, reliable snow removal for driveways & decks. Call Dan at 541-593-9920. #54565 AUTO CLEAR

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MICHAL G. C. SUCHYTA L.Ac. Chinese Deep Tissue Massage with Acupuncture, Cupping and Gua Sha weekends in the Old Mill District. Mobile-in-home acupuncture weekdays in SR and DRRH. 541-480-1645. 11/20 SUC

NEED A HOUSE SITTER? ISO long or short term house sitting opportunity. Preferably long-term as I am remodeling my house over the winter. Professional house cleaner as well. Professional, work locally with one well-behaved German shepherd. References available. Call or email 541-728-1011 or kellianne@bendmaketracks.com 11/20 NEU

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OUR SALES ACTIVITY IN Total market share in the region 6.2x SUNRIVER IS VERY HIGH More sold volume than our nearest competitor

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Our objective is to sell your property for the highest price in the shortest amount of time. Contact Marta Boelens our Principal Broker, to connect you with the right broker whether you are looking to buy or sell anywhere in Oregon. Marta.Boelens@CascadeSIR.com 541.390.3865


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Profile for Sunriver Scene

November 2020 Sunriver Scene  

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

November 2020 Sunriver Scene  

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