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Creating Family

Creating Family

An Inspiring Story of Connection
Over a decade ago, three Bend families were drawn together by the common heritages of their young daughters, who were toddlers at the time.

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Editor's Note

A fabulous mix of articles that cover timely topics for the upcoming season
This issue we've put together a fabulous mix of articles that cover timely topics for the upcoming season.

Editor's Note

Fueling Classrooms

The Education Foundation for Bend-La Pine Schools unveils new Back-to-School Grants Program
When the 2019-2020 school year started, the Education Foundation for Bend-La Pine Schools was starting to implement a new program: Back-to-School Classroom Grants for Educators.



Beau Gilmore, MD, Pediatrician, Mosaic Medical
Q  Is it safe to give kids probiotics?

Expert Q&A

Holiday Baking with Kids

Simple Recipes + Imagination = Fun Memories
Whether holiday baking is a family tradition for your clan or not, these simple recipes and tips are designed to inspire even those who have never dared anything homemade or sprinkled a single Christmas cookie!


Meet this year's Clara!

Kyla Wilson will dance the lead role in the Nutcracker
The Nutcracker ballet has been a longtime tradition in Kyla Wilson's life—the 10-year-old has either watched or danced in it every year since she was three, when her sister, Shayla, started ballet. The dancing bug hit Wilson hard, and now the two of them dance at the Central Oregon School of Ballet.

Kids In Action

Little Feet on the Street

We asked these kids at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend, "What are some ways you spend special time with family?"
We asked these kids at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend, "What are some ways you spend special time with family?" Blakely, 6: When it's Thanksgiving, my grandparents have a big feast for our whole family.


Holiday Calendar

Fun family-friendly Holiday events


A Cultural Tradition — A Modern Girl

Local teen celebrates her quinceañera, honoring traditions while doing things her own way
It was the kind of summer day in Central Oregon that people live for—sunny skies, warm-but-not-too-hot temperatures and a stunning view of the Cascades looming overhead.


Are You Ready?

Help Keep Your Kids Healthy Through the Cold & Flu Season
While kids are getting excited about hitting the slopes, local families are bracing for a brutal cold and flu season. Although parents can't control everything, when it comes to their kids' health, there are preventative measures that may help limit the impact.


Winter Trail Adventures, Family Style

Escape Cabin Fever at a Sno-Park Shelter!
Central Oregon can be a winter paradise, especially for kids.


Nest News

At Bend's New High School, Construction is Just Part of the Fun By Isaac Biehl

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Bookshelf: Recommended by Paige Bentley-Flannery Community Librarian at Deschutes Public Library Croc & Turtle Snow Fun!


Reaching Out

Five nonprofits to support this holiday season
While the holidays can be a time of excess (food, gifts or money spent), that excess can also be a time to remind us of how fortunate we are to have that opportunity. Helping out a charity, through time spent volunteering, giving a cash donation or a donation of food/items can be a great way to get people, especially kids, thinking about how important it is to give back to the community.






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