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Creating Family

An Inspiring Story of Connection
Over a decade ago, three Bend families were drawn together by the common heritages of their young daughters, who were toddlers at the time.

North Star Elementary

Harboring a community of families
Wearing a hard hat, Kevin Gehrig strolled through the almost-completed North Star Elementary on a recent afternoon. Gehrig, the principal of Bend-La Pine Schools' newest school, waved with an easy familiarity to builders adding finishing touches.

A Lifetime Commitment

Friends of the Children Central Oregon is here to stay
There are many children in the world who are born into circumstances that do not benefit them. Maybe their parents cannot support the family, so they grow up hungry, or maybe they are left mostly on their own because their parents are working all the time.

100 Years of Fun Since Day One!

1919-2019: Centennial Celebrations Abound at the Deschutes County Fair
There's only one spot in Central Oregon where funnel cakes, 4H, free concerts and ferris wheels all come together each year: The Deschutes County Fair & Rodeo.


Fly with Me: A Celebration of Birds Through Pictures, Poems and Stories

Spring Break Oregon Style

Skip the overhyped theme-park pilgrimage and enjoy a little home-cooked fun!
Not amused by the overpriced flights, tickets, food and souvenirs that seem to be an obligatory part of the theme-park experience?

The 12 Days of Sustainable Living & Giving

The most wonderful time of the year can also be the most wasteful. Between gift packaging and shipping, increased travel and energy use, the holidays create a great deal of excess.



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