Mt. Bachelor Celebrates 60 Years

Sixty years ago, the grand opening of Mt. Bachelor took place on December 19, 1958. That day will be commemorated at Mt. Bachelor this season with a 60th Birthday Celebration December 19. “This season will be a great party at the mountain with historical photos, videos and stories to share about our cherished history and the personalities who shaped it,” John McLeod, president and general manager of Mt. Bachelor says. Mt. Bachelor’s 60th birthday event will include exciting announcements and special events throughout the day. Find out more at


Father’s House Church is partnering with an international nonprofit to sell Christmas trees and meet needs locally and around the world. Starting in one church in 2012, BUY A TREE. CHANGE A LIFE has now sold more than ten thousand trees in 14 states to raise $481,047. The program is part of People for Care & Learning, a 501(c)(3) that combines training opportunities to create a holistic, systematic approach to break the cycle of poverty. Buy your tree starting Friday, November 23 at 61690 SE Pettigrew in Bend.


Cosa Cura Opens in Northwest Crossing

Cosa Cura, which began in 2006 as a Rescue Collective, reopens early December at their new location in the Northwest Crossing neighborhood. The store has grown over the last 12 years to become one of Bend’s premier purveyors of locally-made and consignment goods. Loosely translated from Italian to mean “Things curated,” Cosa Cura represents more than 130 independent artists and designers and carries fashion from 8,000-plus consignors. Owner Angela Dietrich and her staff hand-pick an inventory that support social responsibility with an eye on sustainable style, by reusing and recycling goods and clothing.  Cosa Cura also donates to nonprofits throughout the year, both through their own charity fund and by donating approximately $80,000 worth of clothing each year to local shelters and organizations.  Their new store is located at 2735 NW Crossing Dr. #101, Bend.


BendFilm celebrated its 15th year and awarded 16 films and filmmakers prizes at the 2018 BendFilm Festival. Awards were selected by a jury of industry professionals as well as more than a record 9,600 attendees.

“This year’s celebration of independent film has been anything but what is now considered normal. From the spontaneous live performances in the streets, to the unique and moving stories told on screen, we relish in creating community around the unconventional and the human desire to connect,” says Todd Looby, executive director of BendFilm.

Best of Show award went to Roll Red Roll, a documentary feature that explored a high school sexual assault scandal. Best Narrative Feature went to Pet Names, directed by Carol Brandt; Best Cinematography was This Teacher, cinematography by John Barr and directed by Mark Jackson; Best Documentary Feature was The Rescue List, directed by Alyssa Fedele and Zachary Fink. The Katie Merritt Audience Award went to The Push, directed by Grant Korgan and Brian Niles, a documentary about the first spinal cord-injured athlete to literally push himself to the South Pole.