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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.

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 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!

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

Little Feet on the Street

We asked these day campers at The Athletic Club of Bend, "What would you do if you were principal for a day?"
We asked these day campers at The Athletic Club of Bend, "What would you do if you were principal for a day?" Poppy, 9: Teach about animals and why they are important to the planet.

Call Time

Local children's theatre group, BEAT, prepares for "Frozen JR." this fall
"Places everyone, places, AND action!" Listening to the detailed planning and logistics which funnels into each production at BEAT Children's Theatre, the operation could easily be mistaken for Broadway.

Death By Children

I Quit.
I quit. I am hip deep in laundry.

Quick & Easy Weeknight Family Dinners

Stock your pantry with fall staples for quick cooking
Between work, school and extracurricular activities, it can be tough to put healthy, family dinners on the table. Here are a few ideas to help with the weeknight food blues!

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The King of Kindergarten by Derrick Barnes illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton

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