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Chick-fil-A Set to Open, Minus Major Protests

Chick-fil-A Set to Open, Minus Major Protests

For some LGBTQ+ community members, boycotting new restaurant is an individual choice, but not a public display
Chick-fil-A slated to open a restaurant in Bend, though not all community members will be willing to offer the fast food chain their support.

Finding the Will to Live

For one Eugene-based comedian, speaking out about suicide led to a book dedicated to men's mental health
In the U.S., one person dies by suicide every 11 minutes, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Frank King, "The Mental Health Comedian," has been familiar with suicide from an early age, having found his great-aunt after she killed herself when he was just four years old.

The Future is Now

As 2020 dawns, a professional "futurist" looks at what the next decade has in store
Steve Brown, aka "The Bald Futurist," makes a living figuring out what the future will look like. No crystal balls, no tarot cards, no tea leaves.

A Personal Top 10 Reading List

The books worth reading from 2019
Editor's note: Who better than a bookshop owner to review what books stood out in 2019? We asked Tom Beans to do just that.

Sober Holidays

Abstaining from booze in a town that loves to drink
Nothing screams Christmas quite like a piping hot mug of spiked eggnog. Nothing signifies the end of a year like countdown followed by an enthusiastic champagne toast.

Reducing the Yuletide Waste Stream

Simple solutions for cutting consumption during the holidays
'Tis the season to shop and eat. But are the holidays a carte blanche for throwing eco-consciousness to the wind?

Growing Pains, Theatre Edition

Artists struggle to find affordable performance space in Bend
The first thing I did when I moved to Bend was storm into 2nd Street Theater and beg to be included in any way possible. Sandy J. Klein, the managing director of Stage Right Productions (the nonprofit that used to operate out of 2nd Street), graciously offered me a stage-managing role.

Oregon's Tree Dilemma

Statewide Christmas tree shortage leads to hiked-up prices
Since 2012, Oregon has been the top national supplier of Christmas trees, with over 6.4 million trees produced in that year alone, as reported by the Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association. Currently, the state boasts 383 licensed growers producing about 4.7 million trees per year, raking in $120.6 million annually.

My Mom, Ma Boyle

For one Central Oregonian, she was more than "one tough mother." She was her actual mother, too.
Kathy Deggendorfer has made quite a name for herself in the town of Sisters, Oregon. She's a prolific artist, founder of the Roundhouse Foundation—which supports creatives and fellow artists—and a major benefactor to the Sisters Folk Fest.

Games For The Whole Family

The owner of Bend's Modern Games fills us in on great board games for the holiday season
Getting together with the family over the holidays is great—but to keep the good mojo going sometimes you need a little extra help, and board games are often an easy solution to bring everyone together.

Shop Small Matters

From hiking the PCT as a spiritual endeavor to living off-grid, these outdoor-loving books make great gifts
Small Business Saturday drops this weekend, and in case you're wondering why it matters to support that locally owned shop down the street...

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