Bend Your Ear: “Sense & Sensibility” at Redmond High Dec. 8-9 

In this Strictly Organic Coffee Arts & Culture Chat, Donna visits with two young actresses appearing in Redmond High’s Advanced Theatre Ensemble class’ production of “Sense and Sensibility”. This playful, family-friendly adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel is the Central Oregon premiere of this fresh, Off-Broadway hit.

Supper Club: Working in the Trades

In this week’s Supper Club conversation, Donna got the chance to talk with Gary North, vice president of R&H Construction, Laura Handy, executive director of Heart of Oregon Corps and Rosa Madrid, an intern with the COCC Automotive Program about the shortage of trade workers, the renewed interest in young people getting into the trades and how making a living in the trades is quite viable

Thanks to Rosa, Laura and Gary for joining us.

special thanks to our Supper Club sponsor, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region every Tuesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Supper Club: Central Oregon’s Brewing Industry

Central Oregon has become a hub of the craft brewing industry since Deschutes Brewery made its debut in 1988. Today, there are dozens of newcomers on the scene.

For this week’s Supper Club, Donna Britt sat down with the founders of three new craft breweries in Central Oregon, Kobold Brewing, Monkless Belgian Ales and Bridge 99 Brewing, to see what they are hoping to do to carve out their own niche in this crowded world of craft beers.

A special thanks to our Supper Club sponsor, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region every Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon on Central Oregon Daily.

Supper Club: The Future of La Pine

In this week’s Supper Club conversation, Donna Britt sat down with the mayor of La Pine, Dennis Scott, La Pine’s city manager, Corey Misley, and the La Pine-Sunriver EDCO director, Ryan Culp, to talk about Oregon’s newest city and its optimistic future.

A special thanks to our Supper Club sponsor, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region every Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon on Central Oregon Daily.

 

Supper Club: Housing Challenges Remain for Renters

Hundreds of new apartments have opened up in Bend in the last few months, and hundreds more are on the way. For renters, it’s still a tight market to try to find a place to live. For this week’s Supper Club, Donna sat down with Bend city councilor Nathan Boddie, Bend city staffer on affordable housing Jim Long, and Hasson property manager Melody Luelling, to talk about what’s being done to address the problem.

A special thanks to our Supper Club sponsor, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region every Tuesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Bend Mother Shares Near-Death Birthing Experience

The United States has the worst record for women dying from pregnancy-related complications of any country in the developed world.

For tonight’s cover story, a Bend mother shares her near-death experience after giving birth, in the hopes that it can save the life of other mothers in the future.

Supper Club: Bend Venture Conference

The Bend Venture Conference has become the second-largest Angel Conference in the country, and it’s just a couple of weeks away.

For this week’s Supper Club, Donna Britt sat down with the founders of two start-ups, BladeRunner Energy and Tribe Pilot, who are competing for funds, and  Pam Stevenson, who works with the entrepreneurs to help them perfect their pitches that could be worth millions of dollars.

Bend City Councilor Announces Candidacy for Oregon House Seat

Dr. Nathan Boddie, Bend City Councilor, has announced he is running for the Oregon House seat being vacated by Knute Buehler in Buehler’s run for Governor. Dr. Boddie says he will run as a Democrat for the District 54 seat.

Dr. Boddie is a local primary care physician, who has served on the Bend City Council since 2014. He also sits on the boards of the Deschutes River Conservancy and Upper Deschutes Watershed Council. In the press release announcing his candidacy, Dr. Boddie says, “It is an honor and privilege to serve the people of Bend on City Council, and I’m eager to represent all our residents at the state level next year in Salem. Until then, I’ll be continuing my work at the clinic on behalf of my patients and on City Council, and I look forward to earning the votes of my fellow residents again.”