Source on the Scene: Uncorked…Sunriver Style

It’s Friday, and that means it’s time for “Source on the Scene”.
Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker previews the Uncorked… Sunriver Style festival happening this weekend at SHARC – Sunriver Homeowners Aquatic & Recreation Center.

For all the latest arts and cultural listings pick up the latest issue of The Source Weekly, or go to their website at www.bendsource.com.

Also 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.

Origin Story: DYAD

In our Origin Story series, we introduce you to Central Oregonians who turn their passions into a profession.

Selling plants and handmade jewelry out of an Airstream trailer, outside of Spoken Moto, might sound like an unconventional business model, but Bend woman Courtney Willis is making it work with her company, Dyad Adornment.

The Dyad truck is open Tuesday through Saturday right outside Spoken Moto next to the Box Factory in Bend, Oregon. You can follow Courtney on Instagram at dyadadornmentco and visit her website at dyadadornment.com.

Dyad(n.) Something that consists of two elements parts.

Source on the Scene: Melody Youngblood

The Sisters Folk Festival is more than an annual event in Sisters, Oregon. It also raises money for the Americana Project, a series of classes and workshops that help budding singers and songwriters find their voice. One of those budding musicians was Melody Youngblood, who turned that initial education into a music career. She will be back in Sisters this weekend playing at the festival that helped make it happen and Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker was able to chat with her about how she made her dreams a reality.

For all the latest arts and cultural listings pick up the latest issue of the Source Weekly, or go to their website at bendsource.com.

Also 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.

Origin Story: Wildcrafted Fire Fuel for Your Campfire

In our Origin Story series, we introduce you to Central Oregonians who turn their passions into a profession.

There is nothing more quintessential Bend than going for a hike, smelling the juniper in the air and taking in the High Desert landscape. Sisters-in-law Julie Connell and Allison Schultz have taken that to a whole new level with Light My Fire, their handmade, wildcrafted fire fuel.

Currently, Light My Fire bundles are available around town at lululemon, Hot Box Betty, and barre or you can buy them online at conlocommon.com. But Allison and Julie want to remind you to use responsible fire practices while burning your bundle.

Source on the Scene: Portugal. The Man

Fresh off of their first Grammy award earlier this year, Portugal. The Man is a band that formed more than 15 years ago but really hit it big with their latest album “Woodstock.”

Tonight, fans of the Portland-based band will get a chance to hear hits like “Feel it Still” at the Les Schwab Amphitheater. Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker has a preview of tonight’s performance.

For all the latest arts and cultural listings pick up the latest issue of the Source Weekly, or go to their website at www.bendsource.com.

Also 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.

Local Bikers Seek Safety Off Crowded Roadways

More people are turning to buying custom bikes made for trails and off-road, because many are concerned about riding on public streets. Local bikers and bike shop owners have seen this trend away from road bikes in the wake of a recent death of a rider, and several accidents in recent years.

Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker explores the reasoning in the recent shift away from road bikes.

Homegrown Film Hits Big Screen

“Translated” a Film Created in Oregon Hits Bend Theaters

“Translated” is a faith-based film that is grown out of Oregon talent. The film’s writer and director is Cottage Grove native Jerry Thompson and the whole film was funded, shot and produced in Oregon, with a cast made up of almost entirely Oregonians.

“Translated” is now on the big screen at Regal Cinema in Bend and Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker has more on the Oregon grown project.

Origin Story: Project Bike in Bend

It’s not often that a person’s childhood hobby becomes their adult career, but John Frey could not ignore his lifelong passion for cycling. But in a place like Central Oregon, where cycling is a big part of the outdoor community, John is changing up the bike retail game and offering bike people like himself a personalized bike shop experience.

Project Bike is located at the corner of Bond and Colorado, right across the street from Palate Coffee. Stop in, grab a beer from the 10 Barrel vending machine … they’ll provide the nickel … and say hi to John and the bike guys.

Source on the Scene: Airshow of the Cascades

Most visitors to the airshow in madras this weekend will be watching from the ground as pilots from all over the country show off some vintage planes, but Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker got a once-in-a-lifetime chance to go up in one of those planes.

The plan is called the SBD Dauntless, and it was one of the primary fighter planes used in the battle of midway.

You can check out the SBD Dauntless and plans like it at the Airshow of the Cascades tonight and tomorrow at the madras municipal airport.

For all the latest arts and cultural listings pick up the latest issue of the Source Weekly, or go to their website at bendsource.com

Also 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.

Aerial Support

When firefighters on the ground in Central Oregon need aerial support there are eight air tankers on stand-by in Redmond, ready to drop retardant on fast-moving wildfires.

Kassidy Kern of the U.S. Forest Service said she encourages people to come out to the Redmond air tanker base, located right next to the Redmond Airport, to get a first hand look at the tankers getting prepped and ready to take off to assist with fires burning across Oregon and in southern Washington.

Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker did just that, and went out to the base to see how they’re handling this potentially record-breaking fire season.