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Wasted in Bend: Single-Use Face Masks

Wasted in Bend: Single-Use Face Masks

Protection from COVID creates new source of microplastics
Editor's note: Wasted in Bend was a series we rolled out in the year before the pandemic, highlighting the waste stream and how locals can make choices to improve it. The intermittent series returns this week with a look at a timely pandemic-related waste problem.

The Third Act

Order and Counter-Order
Decades ago, my father, a semanticist, published a book about dualism in Western culture titled Order and Counter Order. It is most definitely not what anyone would call light reading.

Stop, Collaborate and Listen

Open Space Event Studios makes room for art
When 2nd Street Theater closed its doors shortly before Platypus Pub was torn down to make room for another Starbucks, it felt like that little burgeoning Bend Central District was dismantled before it really lived up to its full potential. With Humm Kombucha there and the astoundingly delicious Manzanita Grill, the area has enough touchstones to really make a go at being a new district that tourists and locals alike would frequent regularly.

Awakening Your Inner Hero

Bananas in Bend
Hmmm. Think about it for a second.

Stay Cool and Celebrate the 4th

Whether you're new here or you're just looking for a day out, these are the things to put on your Independence Day radar
With weather on the Fourth of July promising to be hot and sunny—but not quite as scorching as the temperatures we're experiencing as we write this—the name of the game for this Central Oregon Independence Day is, hopefully, staying cool and calm. With this week's heat wave, the City of Bend has declared a state of emergency that makes shooting off any kind of fireworks illegal and subject to a fine of up to $750.

A New First Friday Tradition

COBLA launches The Colors Store to showcase local creativity
First Friday is a local tradition that's just getting back on its feet in downtown Bend (and Redmond, too), inviting people to browse downtown shops and see local art on display. June brought the first First Friday of the year, with the next event scheduled for this week, on July 2.

Three great summer reads

Books for your radar this summer
Ah, the heat of summer—and this month, like last month, First Friday is back on the streets of downtown Bend. While you're strolling for new art or sipping complimentary beverages from one of the many participating businesses downtown, consider stopping and checking out one of these recommended reads from your friendly local bookshop.

The Third Act

COVID leveled the playing field when it came to Fear of Missing Out. After all, no one was having soirees or headed out on a camping trip or meeting at a brewery without you.

Where Did the Time Go?

Awakening Your Inner Hero: A column to help locals live a kinder and more courageous life
Where Did the Time Go? As many of you know, I am a recent resident of Bend.

Wellness Hits the Road

Q&A with Gather Sauna House, a new mobile sauna
Not long ago I chatted with Halina Kowalski and Amber Holm, the team behind a new mobile sauna house, while getting my own steam on. Stepping into The Coyote Den with the Gather Sauna House nestled on its property, truly feels like you are being transported into a Baltic spa getaway.

Mural Takes Shape in Franklin Tunnel

Proyecto Mural initiative brings more public art to the Bend Central District
A community mural project aimed at celebrating and bringing more visibility to Central Oregon's Latinx community is nearing completion in the Franklin Avenue railroad tunnel in downtown Bend. The project, titled Proyecto Mural, brought together local artists, a group of stakeholders from the Bend Central District and dozens of volunteers to complete the mural that now adorns the southern pedestrian tunnel under the railroad tracks along Franklin Avenue.


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