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Best of the Nest 2021

Best of the Nest 2021

We present to you the 2021 Best of the Nest winners
We heard your voice! Thank you sincerely for showing up in record numbers to cast your votes.

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Best of the Nest 2021

Best Children's Consignment Store - Stone Soup Kids, Juli Parlan, Owner
Best Children's Consignment Store - Stone Soup Kids, Juli Parlan, Owner

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Best of the Nest 2021

Best Place for a Child's Birthday Party - Mountain Air Trampoline Park, Eliot Collins, Manager
Best Place for a Child's Birthday Party - Mountain Air Trampoline Park, Eliot Collins, Manager

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Best of the Nest 2021

Best Learning Specialist - Sylvan Learning Center, Audra Bohn, Director
Best Learning Specialist - Sylvan Learning Center, Audra Bohn, Director

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Best of the Nest 2021

Best Children's Orthodontist Practice - Struble Orthodontics, Blair Struble, Owner
Best Children's Orthodontist Practice - Struble Orthodontics, Blair Struble, Owner

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Best of the Nest 2021

Best Family Takeout - Wild Rose Northern Thai Eats, Rosie Westlund, Owner
Best Family Takeout - Wild Rose Northern Thai Eats, Rosie Westlund, Owner

Best of the Nest

Expert Q&A

Expert Q&A
Ciara Thomson-Barnett - Certified Nurse Midwife, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner East Cascades Women's Group

Expert Q&A

Seeds of Comfort

A group that uses gardening for healing
The creation of Comfort Seeds, a group that uses gardening for healing, is a tale full of heartwarming hope and inspiration. When asked about her experience with Comfort Seeds, founder Katie Diez replied, "I never imagined such a positive reaction."

Culture

Make Your Kitchen a Creative Hub

Get everyone involved in fun activities
As spring slowly emerges over the high desert, getting outside is certainly something to look forward to. Yet, there are still days and times when we're stuck indoors.

Culture

It Truly Takes a Village

COPY steps in for families facing parental incarceration
Imagine growing up as a child with a parent behind bars. You receive no goodbye morning hugs, no nightly bedtime stories and no special birthdays with them by your side.

Culture

The High Desert Calls

Local students invited to submit entries to the Waterston Student Essay Competition
From memoirs to poetry, the rugged natural beauty and stark landscapes of the Oregon High Desert have been inspiring writers for centuries. Now, our unique environment is inspiring young writers to explore their creativity as part of the 2021 Waterston Student Essay Competition, hosted by the High Desert Museum.

Culture

Back to Basics

Social trends towards simplicity spark interest in all-natural, eco-friendly children's products
Organic, all-natural, eco-friendly children's products and toys are all the rage these days, with many parents seeking healthier options for their youngsters that are also better for the environment. In a place like Central Oregon, where the wild beauty of nature meets a spirit of local artisanship, this trend is particularly on point.

Culture

Pint-Sized Powerhouse

16-Year-Old Female Cattle Rancher Earns the Oregon FFA State Degree
Olivia Rooker's voice is calm and possesses the confidence of a seasoned professional woman. It's hard to believe that she is only 16.

Kids In Action

Happy Centennial!

Bend's Iconic Parks Turn 100 this Year
In 2021, as Bend Park and Recreation District hosts the centennial celebration of two of our most cherished parks—Drake and Shevlin, take a moment to imagine life in Bend and specifically, in these parks 100 years ago.

Outdoors

Student Artists Earn Top Scholastic Honors

12 students earn Gold Key awards
Student artists in Bend-La Pine Schools were recently recognized by the Central Oregon Scholastic Art Awards program for their artwork, taking home numerous awards, including 12 Gold Keys—the organization's highest honor. This year, 14 middle and high schools throughout Central Oregon participated in the awards competition with 82 students in Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties earning a total of 194 awards, including 21 Gold Keys.

Nest News

Dental Care for all Central Oregon Children

Mosaic Medical Announces Creation of "Kemple Children's Dental Fund"
Mosaic Medical, a community health center with 15 clinics across Central Oregon, is proud and grateful to continue the vision of the late Dr. H.M. Kemple with the creation of the Kemple Children's Dental Fund. The fund has been established with a generous gift of $81,000 from the Kemple Memorial Children's Dental Clinic, which closed its doors last year after more than 20 years of service to our community.

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