Monday, August 16, 2010

Application Process Opens for Deschutes County College - Citizens encouraged to apply by August 20

Another great example of our Deschutes County government's effort to encourage citizen awareness and involvement. Nice! -hoc
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Have you wondered how your county tax dollars are spent? Do you know what services Deschutes County provides to you? For the first time,
community members have an opportunity to enroll in Deschutes County College, a free and fun program aimed at educating the community about County government.

Deschutes County is committed to engaging the community in their county government and is providing citizens with an in-depth way to connect with the people and services of the County.

Deschutes County College will be held each Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. for eight consecutive weeks from September 14 through November 2. Each session will provide citizens with interactive programs and information about County services and the impact they have on their daily lives.

Participants must attend at least six or more sessions to graduate the program. People with little or no government experience are encouraged to attend. County College is a FREE program.

Sessions will include topics such as:
o Property assessment and taxation
o The Deschutes County's budget
o Public safety
o County governance & the policy making process
o Health services
o Road maintenance & solid waste
o Community development & land use planning
o Records & elections

Space is limited, an application and background check are required. Applications are due by Friday, August 20, 2010.

Get an application by contacting the Deschutes County Administration offices at (541) 330-4640, emailing annaj@deschutes.org or by visiting www.deschutes.org and clicking on "County College" on the home page under "Quick Links".

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Anna M. Johnson
Public Communications Coordinator
DESCHUTES COUNTY
(541) 330-4640 office
(541) 280-5263 cell
(541) 385-3202 fax
1300 NW Wall Street, Ste. 200
Bend, OR 97701
www.deschutes.org
www.deschutes.org/mostwanted/

"Enhancing the lives of citizens by delivering quality services in a
cost-effective manner."

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Congrats Source "Best of" Clients & Friends

Congrats to my clients and friends at Thump Coffee (Best Coffee-three years running, Honorable Mention-Best Tea), Kebaba (Best Vegetarian, Best Ethnic, Honorable Mention-Best Casual Dining, plus Best Twitter) and Pizza Mondo (Best Pizza-13 years straight!) on the "Best of Central Oregon" honors in The Source Weekly's annual reader's poll! -hoc

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Jackalope Grill August Events: Foods of Provence, Women Tasting Wine, New Outdoor Seatin

Upcoming events and news for The Jackalope Grill. -hoc

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Jackalope Grill Offering Outdoor Seating - Starting 8/10
Staring August 10, we will be offering outside seating. Come by and enjoy the beautiful summer evening weather! Seating available on a first come, first served basis.

Women Tasting Wine, Forgeron Cellars – Mon., 8/16
Marie-Eve Gilla, part owner and winemaker at Forgeron Cellars, received her Master's in enology/viticulture at the University of Dijon and has been making premium wines in the Northwest for more than 10 years. The August WTW seminar will feature Ms. Gilla and some of her truly remarkable wines, accompanied by Chef Tim's complementary food pairings.

"Forgeron" is French for blacksmith, as this winery/ tasting room was the former site of a blacksmith shop. The word "forgeron" also has a slightly different meaning in French, referring to artisans who build with their hands, combining experience with an extensive knowledge of their trade.

This is the vision that Marie-Eve Gilla, part owner and winemaker, brings to the winery each day, crafting complex, food-friendly wines from vineyards chosen for maturity and flavor profile.

WTW will meet on Monday, August 16, from 4:00-6:00, at Jackalope Grill. Cost is $45, and your payment is your reservation. For reservations and details, go to WomenTastingWine.com.

Tim's Supper Club, Foods of Provence – Wed., 8/18
This month's Supper Club will explore the foods of Provence. Some of the dished included in this event will be soup, salad, Moules Proven├žale, roast lamb and, of course, dessert. The cost for this feast will be $42.00. Corkage fee waived for this event. Wine pairings will be available for an additional $17.00.

Jackalope Grill Open Mondays In September
During the month of September, we will be open on Mondays, with the exception of September 20, which is set aside for Women Tasting Wine.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

8/4 Bend Roots Community Forum/Free Mostest Show/KPOV Spotlight: The Hump Day Hash!

Dear Bend Roots Family:

Please help spread the word about the Bend Roots Community Meeting at the Hump Day Hash tomorrow 8/4.  

Now is the time to come together as a community, get organized, and deliver the greatest festival that has ever been conceived: Live, Inspiring Performing Arts For The People By The People In Bend, Oregon: The Bend Roots Revival

Check out the new site (Century Center), learn more about what you can do to help, share ideas and GROW THE ROOTS at the Bend Roots Revival TOWN MEETING 8/4 at 6 PM. Participating artists, their families and fans, hipsters, sponsors, KPOVers, and the community at large:  young and old...YOU ARE ALL INVITED! Tell your people...

Wendesday 8/4

THE HUMP DAY HASH: BEND ROOTS COMMUNITY FORUM/FREE MOSTEST SHOW/KPOV SPOTLIGHT
AT THE NEW CENTURY CENTER (behind the new US Bank on 14th street in Bend)

This week WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4th: The Mostest is paired with 106.7 KPOV Bend Community Radio (this week's featured community action non-profit organization).

The event starts at 6 PM, is free, all ages and open to the public...with food and libations by Soupcon, El Sancho, Volcano Vineyards and Plum.

In addition to entertainment, food, drinks and info about KPOV's full-power project,BEND ROOTS SUPPORTERS, PERFORMING ARTISTS AND THE PUBLIC AT LARGE ARE INVITED TO COME DOWN AND JOIN IN A BEND ROOTS REVIVAL MEETING... SEE THE NEW SITE (CENTURY CENTER), LEARN WHERE THE STAGES WILL BE, AND HELP ORGANIZERS BRAINSTORM WAYS TO MAKE THIS YEAR'S REVIVAL A SMOOTH, SMASHING, SUCCESS.

To get there from Parrilla Grill and The Victorian Cafe: head south on 14th Street (Century Drive) past Commerce Avenue, the Fruit Stand, and Spork which are all on the left (maybe 2 minutes in a car from The Victorian Cafe).Turn LEFT at the new US Bank and go to the parking lot directly ahead. There is a courtyard BEHIND the large reddish-marroonish building before you. This courtyard is the home of the Hump Day Hash every Wednesday through August, and home of the 2010 Bend Roots Revival.

Please pass this announcement along to your people.
Thanks much for your continued support.
All the best!

Mark (541) 390-2940
http://www.bendroots.net