Category Archives: Community

Bend Oktoberfest, Sept. 20, 21

Bend Oktoberfest, Sept. 20, 21

Join BendBroadband on Sept 20 & 21 for Downtown Bend’s largest fundraiser, Bend Oktoberfest.

More than 15,000 people gather at this free, community event in downtown Bend. Enjoy numerous feats of strength and silly games, live music, great food and local beer! Bring the entire family to enjoy the wiener dog races, stein hold competition, tricycle races, a bratwurst toss, a yodeling competition, and a costume contest!

Friday night on the Main Stage, there will be music by Mirko Pressler Band starting at 4 p.m. The Yodeling Contest starts at 7 p.m., with the Bend Beer Choir on stage at 9:15 p.m.

On Saturday, BendBroadband enjoys the weiner dog races, which benefits a BendBroadband-supported agency — The Humane Society of Central Oregon.  The races are located at the Irving Street Arena. Race registration is from 3 to 4 p.m. The cost to race is $10 per dog. Races kick off at 4 p.m., with the winner announced around 5 p.m.  Don’t miss this fun event.

The Oktoberfest Olympics kick off Saturday at 7 p.m. The Chicken Dance Contest starts off the evening and then the costume competition is next. Don’t miss the sausage toss, the barrel role and then the running of the steins. Prizes are awarded and there’s no pre-registration or cost to participate – just show up and have fun!

We suggest you pre-purchase your steins and tokens to skip the line.  Bend Oktoberfest is the most engaging festival of the year, and the only festival where 100% of the funds raised go directly back into Downtown Bend!

 

 

Scout Spotlight: Abilitree

Scout Spotlight: Abilitree

BendBroadband created the Scout Spotlight to thank those who help our community to grow and thrive. This month’s Scout Spotlight is Abilitree — Connecting people with disabilities in Central Oregon to resources, education, and opportunities.   Learn more about Abilitree’s programs and support groups or donate at abilitree.org. Thank you Abilitree for making a difference… Continue Reading

From blues to bluegrass at Sisters Folk Festival, Sept. 6-8

From blues to bluegrass at Sisters Folk Festival, Sept. 6-8

The Sisters Folk Festival is a three-day celebration of music from blues to bluegrass. The Festival hosts 11 stages, including a 900-seat venue at the Village Green Park in downtown Sisters and 1,100 seats at Sisters Art Works. BendBroadband is a premier sponsor of the Sisters Folk Festival. The festival includes hundreds of performers, a… Continue Reading

N11 codes; Suicide hotline may change to 3-digit code

N11 codes; Suicide hotline may change to 3-digit code

The North American Numbering Plan (NANP) establishes what telephone numbers exist. It would be safe to say that most people know that 9-1-1 will connect callers with police, fire, and ambulance and rescue services. But do you know what the seven other short code numbers stand for? N11 numbers, or telephone short-codes, provide callers quick… Continue Reading

First all-company school supply drive is major success

First all-company school supply drive is major success

This past week, BendBroadband and TDS Telecom employees from across the country participated in the organization’s first-ever All-Company School Supply Drive. Offices in Oregon, New Mexico, Wisconsin, Utah, and Minnesota all collected items to be donated to their respective, local schools. The outstanding efforts of all the participating offices resulted in a collection totaling more… Continue Reading

Brad Logan featured in Bend Magazine for his beautiful hobby

Manager of Field Services by day and stained glass artisan by night, BendBroadband’s Brad Logan is beautifying homes by bringing back an ancient art form. “I moved back to Southern California after getting an art degree from Dixie College University in St. George, Utah, and got a job working in a glass shop, hoping to do anything… Continue Reading

Scout Spotlight: The Shield

Scout Spotlight: The Shield

BendBroadband created the Scout Spotlight to thank those who help our community to grow and thrive. This month’s Scout Spotlight is The Shield: Providers of specialized mental health services at no cost to Central Oregon veterans and first responders. Helping those who have sacrificed to serve us all. Learn more or donate at shieldcentraloregon.org. Thank… Continue Reading

CrossFit Games 2019: Cheer for April Watkins

CrossFit Games 2019: Cheer for April Watkins

If you are into fitness – and even if you’re not – chances are you’ve heard of CrossFit. Started in 2000 by former-gymnast, Greg Glassman, “The Sport of Fitness” has taken the exercise world by storm. By incorporating cardio, bodyweight movements, and weightlifting in a timed environment, CrossFit has positioned itself as quite possibly the… Continue Reading

Scout Spotlight: Deschutes River

Scout Spotlight: Deschutes River

BendBroadband created the Scout Spotlight to thank those who help our community to grow and thrive. This month’s Scout Spotlight is The Deschutes River Committee — Enjoy. Protect. Respect. The Deschutes River Committee seeks to raise public awareness to encourage locals and visitors to practice river stewardship, enjoy the river safely, and protect the habitat… Continue Reading