Love Stories: Carly & Darrick

Supporting your partner has never been more true than with Carly and Darrick. She was born with a rare progressive muscle disease that has rendered her permanently to a wheelchair and he suffered from seizures as a child which resulted in brain damage affecting his long-term memory. But despite their challenges, these two build each other up and maintain an adventurous and active lifestyle.

People from all over Central Oregon shared their love stories with Central Oregon Daily for a chance to win diamond jewelry from Saxon’s Fine Jewelers, a two-night romance package from Pronghorn Resort and roses from Donner Flower Shop.

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Origin Story: A Passion for Baking

Can you imagine finding your calling at age 7? Shelbi Blok did just that, and mapped out her bakery dreams with just a crayon and her imagination. In this week’s Origin Story, Allison Roecker introduces us to the owner of Bend’s newest Late-Night Dessert Bar, Too Sweet Cakes.

Every Sunday on Central Oregon Daily’s newest feature, Origin Story, Allison Roecker introduces us to a passionate person who is making their dreams come true. 

Source on the Scene: “Ice Portals” Photo Exhibit

For anyone who lived through “snowmageddon” in Central Oregon last winter, “pretty” might not be the first word that comes to mind when describing the season, but one local photographer found beauty in the snowy scenery, and the result is a new photo exhibit called “Ice Portals,” now showing at the Bend Art Center.

In this week’s Source on the Scene, Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker got a chance to spend some time with the photographer to see the world through her lens.You can see more of Alyson Belcher’s work at

For the latest arts and culture listings in Central Oregon, pick up the latest issue of The Source Weekly or head to their website at A special thanks to our “Source on the Scene” sponsor, Indian Head Casino, for giving us the time and resources to bring you the best arts and culture that Central Oregon has to offer every Friday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Hayden Homes Dream Backyard

Champagne was flowing Tuesday afternoon in Redmond where a local family was surprised with a $25,000 dream backyard giveaway from Hayden Homes.

The Limbeck family of Redmond was the recipient of the third dream backyard given away by the local homebuilder.

“This is the third dream backyard we have given away,” said Hayden Homes president Steve Klingman. “We do it because generosity is our mission and we love to give back to the community of Redmond.”

The Limbeck family bought their home in Redmond in September and did a walk through on Tuesday before being escorted back to the Hayden Homes model home under the guise of getting some hot chocolate to warm up.

Instead a house full of people surprised the family with a check for $25,0000.

“Today was just supposed to be a normal walk through,” said Scott Limbeck. “We never expected all this.”

Just a few minutes after the big surprise the Limbecks already started plotting their dream backyard.

“We want put a grill and a hot tub and a fireplace,” said Bibiana Limbeck.

World Renowned Violin Player Teaches Music Lessons

Aaron Meyer is not just another violin player, he’s a one-of-a-kind rock violinist who’s known around the world for his awe-inspiring performances.

Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker has the story of some students from Three Rivers School in Sunriver who had the chance to hang out with Aaron, ahead of his Friday night performance in Sunriver, and learn a little something about music along the way.

Source on the Scene: Discovering Your Roots at the Heritage Fair

The mission of the Deschutes County Historical Society is to preserve our region’s history and educate future generations about our past. This weekend, the Society hosted an important fundraiser at the Deschutes Historical Museum that gave visitors a chance to learn more about themselves too.

Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker took the opportunity to learn more about her own family’s history for this week’s “Source on the Scene.”

For the latest arts and culture listings, pick up the latest issue of The Source Weekly, or go to their website at
And thanks to our “Source on the Scene” sponsor, Indian Head Casino, for giving us the time and resources to show you some of the best events and entertainment that our region has to offer, every Friday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Surfing Legend Opens New Business in Central Oregon

Surfing legend Laird Hamilton knows a little something about competing in extreme sports, and he’s bringing that knowledge to his new business venture being headquartered right here in Central Oregon.

For tonight’s cover story, Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker looks at how Hamilton and his business partner, with Laird Superfood, are trying to make a splash in another extreme sport, to tell the story of how Hamilton has gone from surfing to Sisters.