Source on the Scene: The Worthy Hopservatory

Imagine being able to enjoy a cold beer and then traveling back millions of light years in time? Now you can at the brand new, only one of it’s kind, Hopservatory at Worthy Brewing. Central Oregon Daily’s Chris Biggs met up with Roger Worthington, the man with the vision, for a guided tour.

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Supper Club: TEDxBend

TEDxBend 2017 is this weekend at Bend Senior High School, featuring speakers and performers from all over the world, talking about technology, entertainment and design.

For this week’s Supper Club, Diane Dean sat down with Elise Jones of Astir Agency, and speakers for the event, Shannon Keith and Frank Patka, to find out what the TEDx experience is all about.

Supper Club is sponsored by Pine Tavern Restaurant and Great American Furniture Warehouse.

Bend Your Ear: School Board Candidates

We have coffee with three of the Bend-LaPine school board candidates this week at Strictly Organic in Bend. Julie Craig is the Code Enforcement Officer at the City of Bend and has two children in Bend-La Pine Schools. Angela Chisum is the owner of Celtic Lands, LLC and a substitute Educational Assistant in Bend-La Pine Schools and Cheri Helt is the co-owner of Zydeco Kitchen and Cocktails restaurant and has been on the Bend-La Pine School board since 2010.

Local Seventh-Grader Records New EP at the Legendary Hyde Street Studios

Maxwell Friedman already has a following in his hometown of Bend, Oregon, but his passion for music is taking him places! Maxwell stopped by Central Oregon Daily to play one of his new original songs – a song that will be an upcoming 3–song EP, which he recorded at the legendary Hyde Street Studios in San Francisco. Maxwell, who spoke at the 2016 TEDxBend, also has dreams of winning a Grammy and designing his own synthesizer. Keep up with Maxwell and his music making on Facebook, Instagram and Soundcloud at Maxwell Friedman Music.

Visual Artist Rodney Thompson Specializes in Portraits

Portrait artist Rodney Thompson brought several of his portraits by the Central Oregon Daily studios. Rodney specializes in fine portraiture and has won awards from Bohemia Journal, the Portrait Society of America and Drawing Magazine.  See more of his drawings and paintings at Rodney is available for portrait work for weddings, graduates and even pets.

Bend Chamber What’s Brewing: Healthcare – Navigating the Uncertainty

The policies and uncertainties forming around healthcare are discussed. Find out how this will impact your own healthcare services, your providers, insurance, individual states and more.
Patrick O’Keefe – Owner, Cascade Insurance Center
Iman Simmons – COO, St. Charles Health System
Michael Morter, Agent and Small Business Liaison, Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace, Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services
Del Johnson,  Senior Vice President, USI Insurance Services LLC

Celebrated Author Amber J. Keyser Talks About Her New Novel “Pointe, Claw”

Amber Keyser’s new book, Pointe, Claw, is getting starred reviews from Booklist and Publisher’s Weekly and is described as a novel exploring what it means to be a girl in a girl’s body. Amber reflects on how the book, which intertwines the stories of two teenage girls, is very personal to her. Amber is also the author of The Way Back from Broken (a finalist for the Oregon Book Award) and The V-Word (selected by the New York Public Library as one of the 50 Best Books of the Year for Teens in 2016).

Simple Cents: Credit Scores and Your Financial Life

Troy Reinhart of Northwest Quadrant Wealth Management talks about how credit scores can affect your financial future, how credit scores are determined and how it affects your daily life. He also talks about how you can check your credit score safely, what to look for on your credit report and how you can improve and rebuild your credit score if you have past issues that have hurt your credit.