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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 The Nugget Newspaper, Sisters, Oregon
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‘Celebration of Song’
Sisters Folk Festival will
present “Celebration of Song,”
an intimate concert showcas-
ing songwriters and artists on
Sunday, March 8, at The Belfry
in Sisters. The concert is a cul-
mination of the Americana
Song Academy for Youth
(ASAY), where select students
and their mentor/instructors
will perform. A headlining
set will be played by Welsh
songwriter Martyn Joseph;
performers will include Sisters
Folk Festival veterans Keith
Greeninger, Jeffrey Martin,
Dave McGraw and Mandy
Fer, as well as regional artists
Mosley Wotta, Brent Alan,
Slater Smith, Laura Curtis,
Benji Nagel and many more.
“The concept of Celebration
of Song is to share publicly the
great work being done over the
weekend of the Song Academy
for Youth,” said Brad Tisdel,
creative director of Sisters Folk
Festival. “Each year we hold
a private concert on Saturday
evening, and it is immensely
inspiring and a great way to
wrap up the students’ week-
end. This year, the Celebration
of Song concert will share the
variety of artists, the compe-
tency of the youth participating
and the excellence of the artists
“We have these amazing
musicians in town and we want
to showcase their work, com-
bined with performances by
ASAY is an inspiring
See CoNCERt on page 24
Quilt Show issues
call for artists
The Sisters Outdoor Quilt
Show is seeking fiber artists to
participate in the 12th Annual
Around The Block Fiber Arts
Stroll, noon to 4 p.m. on
Sunday, July 5, in Sisters.
The event is free and open
to the public.
Selected artists demon-
strate, display, and may sell
their artwork or craft in spon-
sor businesses. Artists will
be selected on the original-
ity of the work and a “fiber-
arts” theme. The art stroll is a
kick-off event for the week of
festivities for the 40th annual
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.
The art stroll draws visi-
tors from the Portland area,
Sisters, Bend and Redmond
as well as some of the 1,500
students in town for Quilters
Entry and image submis-
sion deadline for possible
inclusion in 2015 Fiber Arts
Stroll Poster is March 5.
Deadline for general entries is
April 15. For more informa-
tion about the art stroll or to
receive an entry form, contact
Karen Koppel, 541-549-0989
photo by diane Goble
Liam Hughes discusses proposed actions at Clemens Park with interested citizens.
Neighbors weigh in on Clemens Park
By Sue Stafford
Security and cleanliness of
a planned restroom facility are
the two concerns on the minds
of neighbors of Clemens Park.
In response to an invita-
tion from the Parks Advisory
Board (PAB), about 25
neighbors and other users
assembled at the park on
Wednesday, February 18, to
hear the plans for installing a
restroom in the park’s south-
east corner and to share their
concerns or support.
The restroom is the only
element of the 2008 Master
Plan that has not been
installed. The split-rail fence,
entry sign, and doggie stations
are all in place as is the chil-
dren’s play structure, which is
bringing more and more fami-
lies with young children to the
park. Where there are young
children (or anyone else),
there is a need for bathroom
In 2011 the bathrooms
were again listed as a Priority
1 for Clemens Park. The PAB
has reviewed all of the Priority
1 items on the current Parks
Master Plan, and the Clemens
restroom facility is at the top
of the list. What makes this so
relevant right now is the April
1 application deadline for an
Oregon Parks and Recreation
Department “Close to
Home” grant that would
fund the facility with a 20
percent match from the City.
To answer the neighbors’
concerns regarding cleanli-
ness and security, Community
Pauline Hardie assured the
neighbors that the doors are
secured at night by program-
mable automatic locks. The
Deschutes County Sheriff’s
Office substation is right
down the street.
The public works depart-
ment will perform mainte-
nance of the facility. The
prefab building is designed
with drains in the floor so
each bathroom can be com-
pletely hosed out if neces-
sary. Automatic hand-dryers
eliminate the need for paper
towels, cutting down on paper
expense and reducing the pos-
sibility of overflowing gar-
bage cans and litter.
One of the citizens sug-
gested that a sign be installed
on the building with the public
works emergency number so
that any problems or concerns
could be addressed in a timely
manner. The PAB is consider-
ing placing those signs in all
At the conclusion of the
meeting, there appeared to
be general consensus that the
restroom facilities at Clemens
Park, which will be less than
half the size of those at Fir
Street Park, are needed and
would be a welcome addition.
As one young father who
lives near the park said, “If
we’re going to do this, we
need to do it right.”
SISTERS AREA MEETING CALENDAR
Central Oregon Fly Tyers Guild
4th Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For
location information: 541-549-2072.
ALANON Monday, noon, Shepherd
of the Hills Lutheran Church •
Central Oregon Woodworkers
Wednesday, 6 p.m., The Episcopal
Guild 1st Monday. 541-610-9022.
Church of the Transﬁ guration.
East of the Cascades Quilt Guild 4th
541-549-8737 or 541-549-1527.
Wednesday, September-June, Stitchin’
Alcoholics Anonymous Thursday &
Post. All are welcome. 541-549-6061.
Sunday, 7 p.m., The Episcopal Church
Friends of the Sisters Library
of the Transﬁ guration • Saturday,
Board of Directors 2nd Tuesday,
8 a.m., The Episcopal Church of the
9 to 11 a.m., Sisters Library. Public is
Transﬁ guration • Monday, 5 p.m.,
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
• Tuesday, noon, Big Book study,
Heartwarmers (ﬂ eece blanketmakers)
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church • 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 1 p.m., Sisters City
Thursday, noon, Sober Sisters Women Hall. Just bring scissors! 503-880-5832.
Meeting, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Hero Quilters of Sisters Thursdays,
1 to 4 p.m. 541-549-6933.
Authors Support Group 2nd Friday,
Military Parents of Sisters 2nd
10 a.m., Sisters Area Chamber of
Thursday, 5:30 p.m., Ray’s Food Place
community room. 541-647-7483.
Black Butte Macintosh Users Group
3rd Thursday, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Sisters Oregon Band of Brothers – Sisters
Library community room. 541-549-1471. Chapter Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.,
Takoda’s Restaurant. 541-408-5594.
Black Butte Ranch Bridge Club
SAGE (Senior Activities, Gatherings
Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m., Black Butte
& Enrichment) Wednesdays, 1 to
Ranch community room. All welcome;
4 p.m. at SPRD. 541-549-2091.
partner required. 541-595-6236.
Sisters Area Photography Club
Central Oregon Council on Aging
Senior Lunch Tuesdays, noon, Sisters 2nd Wednesday, 4 p.m., Sisters Library
community room. 541-549-6157.
Community Church. 541-678-5483.
BOARDS, GROUPS, CLUBS
Sisters Area SketchUp Users Group
2nd Wednesday, 7 p.m., Earthwood
Timber Frame Homes. 541-549-0924.
Sisters Astronomy Club 3rd
Tuesday, 7 p.m., SPRD. 541-549-8846.
Sisters Bridge Club Thursdays,
12:30 p.m., The Pines Clubhouse.
Novices welcomed. 541-549-9419.
Sisters Cribbage Club Tuesdays,
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Ray’s Food Place
community room. All are welcome.
Sisters Habitat for Humanity Board
of Directors 4th Tuesday, 6 p.m.
Location information: 541-549-1193.
Sisters Kiwanis Thursdays, 7 a.m.,
Brand 33 Restaurant at Aspen Lakes.
Sisters Red Hats 1st Friday.
Location information: 541-389-9554.
Sisters Rotary Tuesdays, noon,
Aspen Lakes Lodge. 541-977-6545.
Sisters Trails Alliance Board
Meeting 2nd Thursday, 8 to 9:30 a.m.,
The Pines Clubhouse. 541-719-8822.
Sisters Veterans Thursdays, noon,
Takoda’s Restaurant. 541-903-1123.
Three Sisters Irrigation District
Board of Directors 1st Tuesday,
4 p.m., TSID Ofﬁ ce. 541-549-8815.
Three Sisters Lions Club 3rd
Monday, noon, Ray’s Food Place
community room. 541-595-6967.
VFW 8138 & American Legion
1st Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Sisters
City Hall. Service ofﬁ cer available.
541-903-1123 or 541-549-1132.
CITY & PARKS
Sisters City Council 2nd &
4th Thursday, 7 p.m., Sisters City Hall.
Sisters Park & Recreation District
Board of Directors 1st Tuesday,
5:30 p.m., SPRD building. The public is
Sisters Planning Commission
3rd Thursday, 5:30 p.m., Sisters
City Hall. 541-549-6022.
FIRE & POLICE
Black Butte Ranch Police Dept.
Board of Directors Meets monthly.
541-595-2191 for time & date.
Black Butte Ranch RFPD Board of
Directors 4th Thursday, 9 a.m., Black
Butte Ranch Fire Station. 541-595-2288.
Cloverdale RFPD Board of Directors
3rd Wednesday, 7 p.m., Main Station,
George Cyrus Rd. 541-548-4815. See
the agenda at www.cloverdaleﬁ re.com.
Sisters-Camp Sherman RFPD
Board of Directors 3rd Tuesday,
5 p.m., Sisters Fire Hall, 301 S. Elm St.
Sisters-Camp Sherman RFPD Drills
Mondays, 7 p.m., Sisters Fire Hall,
301 S. Elm St. 541-549-0771.
Black Butte School Board of
Directors 2nd Tuesday, 5 p.m.,
Black Butte School. 541-595-6203.
Sisters Christian Academy Board
of Directors 2nd Thursday, 8 a.m.,
RE/MAX Revolution ofﬁ ce at Outlaw
Sisters School District Board of
Directors One Wednesday per month
at the School District Administration
Building. See schedule online at
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