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Sunriver Art Fair, Aug. 10-12

Sunriver Art Fair, Aug. 10-12

Located in central Oregon, Sunriver attracts those near and far with the natural resources in its backyard. Of the 1,393 people that call Sunriver home, they are lucky enough to be surrounded with resources suitable for biking, water recreation, and skiing.

And, there’s also room for art.  Sunriver will host its annual art fair on Aug. 10-12. The Sunriver Art Fair was named America’s Best Small Town Art Fair for the second consecutive year. The fair provides an opportunity for artists to interact with the community, and hosts live entertainment each day. Ti runs 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 9:30 to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

This year, BendBroadband is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of the fair. Net proceeds from the fair support non-profit agencies in Deschutes County.

Here are some additional fun facts to know about Sunriver:

Sixty years ago, the area was a World War II training facility called Camp Abbot. It was active for less than 16 months, the U.S. Army camp was used to train combat engineers during World War II and was named for Henry Larcom Abbot.

A large part of site is now Sunriver Resort, and the rest has been incorporated into the Deschutes National Forest. The only remaining structure from Camp Abbot is the officers’ mess hall; now part of the resort and known as the Great Hall, it is used for large conferences and special events.

In the early 1990s, Sunriver was in the process of becoming the recreational and beautiful village we know it as today.

Known as “Oregon’s original bike friendly vacation spot,” Sunriver contains over 50 miles of dedicated, paved biking and walking trails. The village is also the beginning of the pristine Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway, one of the prettiest drives throughout the region. Looping through Cascade Mountains, around Mt. Bachelor, and near mountain lakes; it doesn’t get much better than this.

Off of the bike path, there is still fun to be had on the Deschutes River, just west of Sunriver. Many jump in the river to cool off – but not for long as the high temperature is around 60 degrees. Hoping in a kayak, raft, canoe, or on a paddleboard is the best way to experience the Deschutes River and the surrounding beauty.

In the winter, the fun doesn’t stop with snow – it keeps going. Mt. Bachelor, one of the ten largest ski resorts in the nation, is the “crown jewel” for winter sports in central Oregon. Residents and visitors are lucky to have this beautiful and fun resource nearby.

But if downhill and speed is not your cup of tea, Sno-Parks, suitable for cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling, are perfect for those looking to enjoy central Oregon’s winter beauty at a slower pace.

The natural beauty of Sunriver also provides a great place for an observatory. The Oregon Observatory has a regular schedule of daytime and nighttime viewing, school programs, and availability for private parties.

By Morgan Grunow, Communications Intern

Lettuce headlines Newberry Event Music & Arts Festival, July 27-29

Lettuce headlines Newberry Event Music & Arts Festival, July 27-29

Central Oregon’s 6th Annual Newberry Event Music & Arts Festival – Charity Fundraiser to Defeat Multiple Sclerosis is an outdoor ticketed three-day festival well-known as a great time for a good cause. This fun summer getaway is from July 27-29 and includes free tent camping, with RV sites also available. The festival, sponsored in part by… Continue Reading

BendBroadband sponsors Uncorked, Sept. 15-16

BendBroadband sponsors Uncorked, Sept. 15-16

Nothing goes better together than wine, cheese, chocolate, and live music. Attend the two-day wine tasting event “Uncorked, Sunriver Style” on Sept. 15-16 and you’ll experience the wines from the Pacific Northwest. While at this fun event, be sure to stop by the BendBroadband booth and meet Sunriver’s dedicated representative Kelsie Bixler. For you football… Continue Reading

Sun to Blame for TV Outages

Sun to Blame for TV Outages

 When: Oct. 5–14, 8 a.m.–3 p.m. We’re not making this up: An astronomical phenomenon called sun outage disrupts cable TV service twice a year. For those of you who are into astronomy, solar outages occur around the spring and summer equinoxes. At these times, the sun’s low path in the sky takes it directly behind… Continue Reading

Continued improvement in service quality

System fine tuning continued during August, following the conversion to the new network on July 30th.  Our technical teams, acting as detectives, tracked down the source of a fleeting and mysterious tiling issue on TVs in Sunriver. Engineers were able to identify and replace a faulty video transport unit, which eliminated the tiling issue.  Thanks… Continue Reading

October billing change: Internet Usage Allowances

Sunriver customers will be billed for exceeding Internet usage allowances for the first time in October. Starting with October statements, Sunriver customers will see a per Gb charge if they exceed their Internet usage allowance.  The October statement will contain usage for the month of September. Only a small percentage of customers exceed the monthly… Continue Reading