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Holiday Tree Hunting in the High Desert
With the holidays fast approaching, many Central Oregon families soon will be wanting an evergreen yuletide centerpiece for their home. Weather a visit to the national forest or to a corner lot fits the bill, this guide to finding the perfect timber (plus post-mortem options) should set everyone on their way to finding that ideal holiday icon.

Exotic Extravaganza

Welcome to Gramma Rose's keeper of peepers
Peter, a friendly Patagonia cavy, sniffs and greets us, while checking out the van.

Community Connection

Amiguitos: opening access for all youth
Milagros Aparicio greets children and their parents with a smile and a hug as they arrive at Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe for their first paddle lesson.

Summer Camps

Athletic Club of Bend offers a wide variety of summer day camps with activities for kids ages 3-12.

School Gardens

Cultivating Growth: for Plants and youth
During their lunch break, a handful of tweens bounce back and forth from several giant containers of water and a long table scattered with test tubes, eye droppers, additives and charts associating colors with chemicals in parts per million.

Not your grandma's stickball

Lacrosse gains ground on the west coast in the high desert
Lacrosse (LAX), originally known as stickball, got its start as a major community event played by Algonquian tribal members (near the Great Lakes), over several days and involving 100 to 100,000 players.

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