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The Joys of Home Ownership

The Joys of Home Ownership

More to it than just a smart investment
The financial reasoning for homeownership is bountiful: increased equity and wealth building, great tax benefits and predictable monthly payments—especially evident in today's current rental situation with rents being raised frequently and excellent long-term investment potential. However, some of the lesser discussed advantages are more sentimental.

Take Me Home


Meet Joe Beige & Dawn Of The Dad

The moment you realize you've got the lukewarms for a guy is the moment you should break it off and move on
Meet Joe Beige I've been dating this guy for a month.

Advice & Fun

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.

Culture Features

This Modern World—week of March 26

Life in the Coronaverse

Advice & Fun

Free Will Astrology—Week Of March 26

You should find a way to carry advice by Aries poet Octavio Paz with meditative grace and effervescent calm.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Your oracle comes from Aries poet Octavio Paz: "The path the ancestors cleared is overgrown, unused. The other path, smooth and broad, is crowded with travelers.

Advice & Fun

Hygiene and Cannabis

A local grower weighs in
I have always been fascinated with the transition we've seen in cannabis, from a clandestine substance to a thriving legal adult-use product. In particular, this switch in legality has opened the door for conversations around proper cannabis consumption hygiene.

Smoke Signals

What the GOP is doing while struggle to breathe

We must not delay on this "Stimulus!"

Advice & Fun

Living in a Gamer's Paradise

Gamers have been preparing for self-isolation for years—it's time to jump on the bandwagon with these titles
Holing up in your apartment and not going out with friends might sound like a nightmare for some. But for video gamers?

Advice & Fun

Free Will Astrology—Week of March 19

As you've probably guessed, all of us are being invited to re-evaluate everything we think we know about what it means to be human.
We interrupt your regularly scheduled horoscopes to offer insights about the virus-driven turning point that the whole world is now experiencing. As you've probably guessed, all of us are being invited to re-evaluate everything we think we know about what it means to be human.

Advice & Fun

Callous In Wonderland & Waking The Dad

Be prepared for her to "forget" and attack you again.
Callous In Wonderland At family gatherings, my sister-in-law makes critical remarks about my appearance, like my shirt's very low-cut or I might want to lose weight before wearing the dress I have on.

Advice & Fun

A Push for a Performing Arts Center

Central Oregon Center for The Arts gets serious
Performers in Bend know the drill: Find a space that might work, then hope and pray it stays open, has good sound and can be easily accessible for your audience. The ongoing population growth in Bend has also meant a growth in performers and audiences.

Art Watch

Back to the YAC

Commissioners return a serve to LUBA in the case of a farm application started over two years ago
As I type this, all Oregon schools are closed, the federal government has declared a national emergency, and toilet paper is darn near a currency of its own. Still, legal wrangling over more marijuana farms in greater Deschutes County managed to sneak its way into the agenda for our County leadership.

Smoke Signals

COVID-19 and Real Estate

Market updates, new real estate practices & what lies ahead
Our news cycles, social media feeds and conversations are predominantly focused on the everchanging impact that COVID-19 is having on the economy, health care, social interactions, government guidelines and business. As a real estate professional, my phone and email is lighting up with questions about the impact of COVID-19 on the real estate market and mortgage rates.

Take Me Home

"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.

Culture Features

This Modern World—week of March 19

Pandemic advice from the invisible hand of the free market!

Advice & Fun

Coronavirus Spring Break

Hey hey, my covid crew!

Advice & Fun


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