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Farmer's Market Finds

Sunday Night Dinner
During the summer and fall months, the local farmers markets serve as my meal planner. I show up on Wednesdays and Saturdays sans grocery list and let the local, in-season produce tell me what's for dinner.

A Shoulder to Lean On

NeighborImpact bolsters our community in these uncertain times
When you scratch the surface of NeighborImpact, you'll find the myriad ways in which they help Central Oregonians. From immediate assistance with food procurement and a mobile food bank, to more long-term resources such as financial counseling, NeighborImpact improves the lives of those in need in so many different ways.

Just a Snip Here

Sew Teach Me offers kids the opportunity to learn how to sew.
On a recent afternoon, the classroom at BJ's Quilt Basket on the south side of Bend was full of energy. It was time for the Sew Teach Me program to begin.

Thriving Youth

Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend teach core values.
When you picture your child after school, you probably want an image in your head of them running around with friends, eating a healthy snack or doing some other kind of enriching activity. What you don't want to picture is them sitting around, staring at a screen all day long.

Little Feet On The Street

We asked these preschoolers at Inspire Early Learning Center: What would you like to do to make your mom feel special this Mother's Day?
We asked these preschoolers at Inspire Early Learning Center: What would you like to do to make your mom feel special this Mother's Day?

Spring Planting Project Puts Veggies on Table

Easy container gardening leads to fresh vegetable dishes
Central Oregon is famous for outdoor adventures, craft brews, gorgeous views AND a short growing season! But don't let that deter you from doing a little container gardening.

Bookshelf

Recommended by Paige Bentley-Flannery Community Librarian at Deschutes Public Library
Who Am I?: A Peek-Through-Pages Book of Endangered Animals

Little Feet on the Street

We asked these kids at Cottage Day Care: If you could make anything out of snow and have it come to life, what would you create?
We asked these kids at Cottage Day Care: If you could make anything out of snow and have it come to life, what would you create? Irie, 6: A snow puppy!

Apps Your Teens & Tweens Love

Parental involvement helps ensure a positive and safe experience
Navigating the adolescent years with your teen is tough. From friendships to school and social activities, discerning what's age-appropriate versus downright unsafe for your kids is difficult.

Support for a Better Community

J Bar J's programs lift up families and youth in Central Oregon
In 1968, Lyle Jarvis and Bill Jones realized there was a need in the Central Oregon community for a rehabilitation center specifically for boys. They got together and founded J Bar J, a live-in ranch for teenage boys who were considered troubled or on the road to jail.

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