Jaynee Beck – Managing Principal Broker (CRS, GRI, ABR)
57100 Beaver Dr. Bldg. 25 suite 110 / Sunriver, OR 97707
To support regional educational and public programs, Bob Grossfeld founded Cascade Astronomy & Rocketry Academy (CARA). CARA’s primary goal is to promote and conduct astronomy and rocketry educational programs in schools and the greater community. Long range plans include building a new observatory in Central Oregon, which will be Central Oregon’s only public access facility and science center for the community. Bob loves Central Oregon, and envisions CARA as a way to inspire, engage and educate the next generation of explorers through space science.
Founded by Bob Grossfeld (NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador since 1999), Oregon Astronomy & Rocketry is Central Oregon’s first astrotourism provider. Oregon Astronomy & Rocketry is a full-service company offering stargazing services and astronomy related educational programing. In
addition, it is Central Oregon’s only full-service retail company that offers science related products, including telescopes, optics, and space science learning tools.
Oregon Astronomy & Rocketry offers:
- Stargazing Tours: Experience a personalized tour exploring the day and night skies with professional telescopes and experienced guides.
- Optics: Offers telescope and accessory sales, consulting, and telescope repairs, and adjustments. It offers products from all the top brands at competitive prices. Their service is second to none, with more than three decades of experience. They offer outreach at regional star parties.
- Rocketry: They have more than three decades of rocketry experience and attend all the major launches in Pacific Northwest with a full selection of motors, kits, and supplies. They support both educational organizations and local flyers.
Melinda Young describes herself as a “style, fashion and closet whisper.” The owner of Heart of
Your Style, Young helps people pare down what clothes they love, find their style and offers suggestions of her Cabi clothing line.
Whether you are trying to find an outfit for an event, going on a trip or need to refresh or update your wardrobe, Young can help you put together the perfect outfit.
“I provide fashion experiences in your home or mine with your girlfriends. With my Cabi
clothing line, I’ll share the latest trends, give style tips and offer advice,” Young said. “I help women make it a bit more interesting and a whole lot more enjoyable getting dressed every day.”
View her Cabi collection at
A husband’s birthday wish wasn’t for himself.
Rather, it was for his wife to use her creativity to open a boutique.
And that’s the start of the story of Happen, a home and gift boutique in The Village at Sunriver.
Sierra Gealon and her mother, Gretchen Weaver, are the co-owners of Happen.
They invite community members to attend the boutique’s grand opening 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13. There will be a ribbon cutting at 5:15 p.m. along with a chance to win a gift card to the store. There will be a discount on items for local community members.
Back to how Happen happened.
“My children and I took my husband to breakfast for his birthday, and he made a wish for me to start a business,” Sierra, 32, said. “We went for a walk in The Village and saw the store front near Hot Lava Bakery was available. He said to me, let’s make this happen.”
A builder of custom homes, Ikaika Gealon helped her design and build the store’s interior.
“My mom and I always wanted to do something together,” Sierra said. “My sister makes jewelry that we sell at the store and my mom makes custom handbags.”
Warm and cozy, the store has something for everyone and every occasion. There are candles to cards, infant clothes and children’s toys, glassware to vases and linens to baskets.
“Every item has a story because my mom and I carefully consider what we want to sell, making an effort to sell locally made items along with items made by women or women-owned businesses,” Sierra said. “We are planning on having holiday items in November.”
They also plan to have workshops such as how to make a wreath, how to wrap gifts, holiday decorating, flower arranging and ideas for table settings.
“My mom and I always dreamed of opening a boutique together,” Sierra said. “We want to be a part of the Sunriver community where locals can find unique, meaningful and heirloom gifts or for their own homes.”
Db Appraisals in the
Sunriver Business Park
After retiring as the owner of The Wooden Jewel, Denise Bryant has launched a new career as a “jewelry detective.”
Her new business is Db Appraisals where she assists her clients in investigating their jewelry to provide a certified appraisal.
“The primary reason for a certified appraisal is for insurance and legal purposes,” Denise shared. “A certified appraisal is a higher standard to evaluate jewelry pieces, and it is held up in a court of law. Insurance companies would prefer to have a certified appraisal as well so they know it will hold up in a court of law.”
A member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraiser, Denise has earned several certificates to qualify to provide certified appraisals.
“I enjoy the science side of gems and jewelry,” she said. “I love looking for clues including the jeweler’s stamp and the cut and quality of the gems. An antique piece of jewelry may take time to investigate when and where it was crafted.”
Denise said a certified appraisal is more than weighing the metal such as gold or looking at the quality of the gems.
“There are high standards that go into evaluating a piece including testing the stones and the metal,” she said. “I recently evaluated a ring where the gold band was marked 18K and it was only 14K. I also make sure the gems are authentic and not man made.”
An appraisal for one piece of jewelry is $165 and each additional piece of jewelry is $130. It takes one to two weeks to have a piece evaluated. If you are interested in learning more or making an appointment, please contact Denise at 541-390-0830 or Denisebryant3433@gmail.com to arrange a time to visit her in her Sunriver office.
Sunriver residents Amanda and Michael Sumpter invite locals and tourists to visit Whiskey River Bar in the Sunriver Business Park to watch a sporting event, play pool, throw darts, enjoy a meal, listen to music or try a signature drink.
“We wanted to create a place that would be a nice addition to the Sunriver area and that combines our many years of experience,” Amanda Sumpter said.
Guests can enjoy signature seasonal cocktails created by bartender and food prepared by their two chefs while sitting on the outdoor patio or inside the rustic themed bar.
The Sumpters are planning to offer breakfast this fall for guests watching football games, and they are planning to have live music. Whiskey River Bar is for guests 21 years and older.
“We noticed there wasn’t a place for adults to gather after 9 p.m. so we decided to fix that by opening Whiskey River Bar,” Amanda Sumpter said.
The bar is open 3 to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 3 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday.
“We created Whiskey River Bar to be a timeless place where everyone feels welcome,” Amanda Sumpter said.
Nobility is Nobleness of mind, character, body, and spirit. Our goal is to create a studio that helps individuals conquer their goals though personal training.
We believe there is a difference between exercise and training. Exercise is movement done for the effect you get out of it today. Training is when you exercise in specific ways to achieve a long term goal with each workout intended to create progression and results. We enjoy helping others take the necessary steps toward achieving their goals. We know that with education, motivation, and the accountability we can provide the results you have been looking for.
Co-owners and healthcare providers Joel and Talisa offer a wealth of knowledge and experience. Joel received his Masters of Medical Science from Emory University Medical School in Atlanta, Georgia in 1998. He has 24 years of combined experience in Primary Care and Emergency Medicine. Talisa received her Registered Nursing degree from Excelsior University. She has extensive experience in Emergency and Urgent Care Medicine and Aesthetics. Talisa is a native Oregonian, growing up in Powell Butte. Joel is originally from New Mexico. They both share a love for their pets (they own three dogs), the outdoors (they both love to ski, mountain bike, hike and play pickleball), and their religious Christian faith.
MountainStar Family Relief Nursery’s mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect through community support and therapeutic services that help vulnerable children and families succeed.
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