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A Different Kind of Memorial Day Weekend

A Different Kind of Memorial Day Weekend

This year's holiday won't be ordinary, but it might allow people to remember what the day off is really about
Normally, Memorial Day weekend would be a guaranteed celebration—an extra day tacked on to the weekend, right as summer begins to kick off. If this was like other years, Central Oregon would be busy playing party host to visitors and locals alike.

How to Waste Less Food in the Kitchen (and Eat Better, Too)

Saving money by using the whole plant, from Bend's Garden Betty
When people think about zero-waste living or eating more sustainably, the following usually come to mind: buying food in bulk and bringing your own containers, supporting local farms or composting at home.

Animal Crossing is the Ultimate Connector

The new Nintendo game has provided bliss for its players and one Source staffer
When the push to stay home began, Nintendo swept in to save us with the release of "Animal Crossing: New Horizons." I've spent countless hours playing the game, as have many around the globe.

Get Your Basketball Fix with Tremendous Upside Potential

If you're just getting wind of this online basketball phenom, you're just in time to catch its Final Four.
When the NBA, WNBA and NCAA had to shut down the remainder of their seasons, the world cried out for hoops and competition. If you're like me, you've probably been getting your fix in by watching "The Last Dance" (the new Michael Jordan documentary) every Sunday night, watching re-runs of classic games online or even heavily increasing your intake of video games.

Cinco de Mayo, Social Distancing Style

Four local taco joints offer Cinco de Mayo food specials, DIY margarita mix and no-contact pick-up
Local Cinco de Mayo food and drink specials to enjoy at home!

A Bend Photographer's Mission to Document Resiliency, from the Sidewalk

*New Images! - Locals share their stories and pose for photos during the pandemic
Many family owned businesses are torn between doing what's right and doing what's necessary to keep their business from flatlining. Most are trying to find the balance between keeping their business somewhat active and closing down.

Master Working From Home, From Three Bendites Who Do It All the Time

Three Bend entrepreneurs share tips for how to stay productive in the midst of a pandemic
Many white-collar workers in Bend have made the transition in the last month from a bustling office atmosphere to the chaos and comfort of working from home. A recent presentation from members of Bend Young Professionals offers some tips and tricks for maintaining productivity and a healthy attitude during the coronavirus crisis.

A Descent Into Movies and Madness

Your friendly local film reviewer copes amid the crisis by curating his own "film festivals"
I don’t go stir crazy, get cabin fever or enjoy the company of most people, so this self-quarantine is mostly business as usual for me. Being alone is my normal. I’m newly dumped, so I was already looking at this time as an excuse to love myself a little better and maybe stop being such a sad bastard all the time.

Stay Calm and Look to the Arts

Local options to help Central Oregonians stay creative and plug into the arts
It is not strange that in trying times we turn to the arts. That's what they were made for.

"Gypsy" marks company's theatrical debut

"Let me entertain you, Let me make you smile"
Editor's note: As of press time, "Gypsy" is still scheduled to continue its live performances. But in response to concerns around the spread of COVID-19, the producers are also working to offer live-streaming of the performance.

Update: "Evolve" Postponed at the Tower

Play exploring racial ecology and the relationship between cops and communities of color will likely run in Bend in November
Editor's note: In response to coronavirus concerns, the Tower Theatre announced today it would suspend all performances through April 9. On Wednesday night, Gov. Kate Brown announced a ban on all gatherings of over 250 people.


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