Carrie DiTullio Moves to Coldwell Banker Morris Real Estate

Carrie DiTullio, billed as “Your Local Real Estate Concierge,” has joined Coldwell Banker Morris Real Estate in the Old Mill District. Formerly with Bend Premier,  Carrie has been helping buyers and sellers in Central Oregon for more than nine years and has been a Central Oregon Resident for two decades.  Carrie may be a familiar face to many long-time Central Oregonians. She was the former local news anchor and reporter for KTVZ where she learned much about the community. Following her years at KTVZ, she worked for the Bend-La Pine School District as a communications specialist where she worked to pass the school bonds that built High Lakes Elementary and Summit High School. Carries’ history in Central Oregon helps her to be a resource for all aspects of Bend, not just real estate. Carrie is pleased to offer a wide array of resources with Coldwell Banker Morris Real Estate to keep up with the changing industry and to provide the highest level of service to her clients.

Deschutes Public Library Debuts Write Here Programs for Central Oregon Writers

Writers in Central Oregon have expanding opportunities to develop their skills with Deschutes Public Library’s new Write Here series of programs, workshops, seminars and author events. 
Write Here is an ongoing series of programs designed to nourish the writing community of Central Oregon and will support three pillars of growth for writers of all levels: First, Writers Writing are workshops of up to three hours that provide the opportunity for writers to practice their craft, explore working within a new genre or polish a specific writing skill. Next, Writers Working explores the nuts and bolts of being a working writer. From the revision process to how to do a public reading, experts will help local writers learn how to embark on a profession of creative writing in today’s world. Finally, Writers Reading are author events where contemporary writers will be brought into contact with the local writing community. All Write Here programs are free, but advanced registration is required.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon, WinterFest 2018 Beneficiary

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon, a program of J Bar J Youth Services, was beneficiary of the 2018 Oregon WinterFest, held Feb. 16-18 at the Old Mill District.  Since 2008, Oregon WinterFest, a production of Lay It Out Events, has awarded more than $90,000 to local charities in support of the services they provide to the Central Oregon community.

Big Brothers Big Sisters provided more than 100 
volunteers to Oregon WinterFest. For every volunteer that supported the event, $50-100 was donated to their organization.