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Free the Ocean

Kids help remove plastic from oceans and beaches while answering daily trivia questions
Bend native Mimi Ausland, who, with her dad, started the site freekibble.com when she was a kid, has a new venture into the world of doing good things — this time saving our oceans from destructive plastic pollution.

2020 is the Year!

Winter excitement at Mt. Bachelor
If you're new to Bend or even if you've lived here a while, it's time to head up to Mt. Bachelor to check out what's new for 2020. This season, Central Oregon's famed ski area, the sixth largest in North America, has ramped up activities to guarantee that everyone falls in love with the snow.

Winter Trail Adventures, Family Style

Escape Cabin Fever at a Sno-Park Shelter!
Central Oregon can be a winter paradise, especially for kids.

Starry Nights

Autumn skies make great stargazing
Where can you find a winged horse, a dragon, a warrior and a swan, all on the same evening? Just look up!

Monkeying Around

How to turn up the volume on a backyard kid's zone
When I was a girl, my dad heroically took play time to the next level. Having no backyard, he put a public park-style 10-foot steel slide in the living room of our Portland studio apartment.

Be a Bee Friendly Family This Summer!

The spring thaw is approaching, and Central Oregon families are dreaming about bountiful gardens and lovely lawns, with pots of blooming color and nary a weed in sight.

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