• Bend Dreams Realty is sponsoring a holiday food and pet items drive through Dec. 8 at the The Humane Society of Central Oregon. Collected items will benefit the animal shelter and NeighborImpact.

• KIDS Center has been awarded a $10,000 grant from Portland General Electric Foundation to help support its Project THRIVE (Treatment, Healing, Resilience, Inspiration, a Voice and Encouragement) Program, which will support child-friendly medical exams, family support and therapeutic services to help 100 new children and families impacted by child abuse.

• The city of Bend has qualified for a matching grant up to $50,000 from Partners for Places, a national program that invests in local projects. Funding will support Bend working with the community to increase energy efficiency and reduce fossil fuel consumption. The Bend project is planned to unfold over a two-year period at a cost of $175,000 per year.

• Family Access Network has earned the Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Seal of Transparency, which is the highest level of recognition offered by the world’s largest source of nonprofit information.

• Mid Oregon Credit Union celebrates its 60th anniversary. Since its inception in 1957, the credit union has opened a network of branches across Central Oregon, reaching $275 million in assets in early 2017.

• Sisters Meat and Smokehouse, 110 S. Spruce St., Sisters, filed an application Nov. 1 with the Oregon Liquor Control Commission for an additional privilege, an off-premises sales license, which allows the sale of malt beverages, wine and cider in factory-sealed containers for consumption off the licensed premises and allows approved licensees to offer sample tasting of malt beverages, wine and cider.

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