October 2017 Around Town 1

Mill View Memory Care Opens, Names Executive Director

Angel Hunter has been named Executive Director of the new Mill View Memory Care location at 1290 SW Silver Lake Blvd. The memory care facility, located near Bend’s Old Mill District, provides a supportive environment for those living with Alzheimer’s or Dementia.

Hunter started with Mill View while it was still in the construction phase, but her experience with memory care began long before. In 2006, Angel decided Senior Care was her passion based on the fantastic relationship she shares with her own parents. Throughout her career in Senior Living, Angel has served as an activities director, business office manager and executive director. She brings her dedication to seniors, her love of memory care and her caring heart to her leadership of Mill View. MillViewMemoryCare.com
Local nonprofit Central Oregon Collective has set the dates of their Halloween fundraiser for October 26 through 31, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The cost is $7 and children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. All proceeds from their annual Frightmore Manor at Central Oregon Collective haunted house go to benefit their cause of serving individuals with different abilities.

Last year, C.O. Collective’s wheelchair accessible vehicles drove over 43,000 miles while assisting individuals looking to enjoy life to the fullest. Through their six homes and 24-unit supportive apartment complex, the local nonprofit supplies basic needs and extras, such as movies and parties.

Established in 1985, the Collective is a local 501c3, nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals with developmental/intellectual and/or physical disabilities, as well as other members of our community who experience barriers to full participation to community life, with a focus on support, quality of life, and community inclusion. InTheCollective.com

Atlas Cider Company Sweeps the 
Oregon Wine Awards

Bend’s Atlas Cider Company dominated the 2017 Oregon Wine Awards, walking away with the three highest awards. The Atlas Apricot cider impressed the judges and earned the highest score of all ciders, a “Best of Class” Double Gold, while the Atlas Blackberry won a Double Gold, and the Atlas Apple won Gold.

The nine-year-old Oregon Wine Awards lend integrity to their results by conducting blind taste testing. The judges, including Master Sommeliers, Wine Directors, Buyers, Makers, Masters of Wine and journalists score Oregon wines and ciders in eight different categories, such as aroma, flavor, complexity and finish. The top ranking entries are given Bronze, Silver, Gold and Double Gold Awards of Excellence, with only one receiving the Best of Class Double Gold.

Atlas Cider Company was founded in 2013 by owners Dan and Samantha McCoy. AtlasCider.com

Deschutes Brewery 
Wins at World Beer Awards

Bend’s oldest brewery, Deschutes Brewery, captured six awards at the 2017 World Beer Awards. Three of their beers won in the Overall Country Winner, USA division; The Dissident in the Dark Beer, Oud Bruin Category, Obsidian Stout in the Stout & Porter, Stout Category, and Mirror Mirror in the Dark Beer, Barley Wine Category. In addition, the Abyss took home a gold medal in the Imperial Stout Category and the Mirror Pond Ale and Pinedrops IPA brought home silver medals in their respective categories.

“This is great validation from the international beer community for our commitment to quality beer that people love,” said Veronica Vega, brewmaster at Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon.

Family and employee owned since 1988, Deschutes Brewery—Bend’s original brewpub—has become the cornerstone of Central Oregon’s flourishing craft brew culture. DeschutesBrewery.com