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In Search of Color

Notes from a quick road trip to Ashland
It's a given that we all love Bend, and most of us have our favorite season here. Autumn has always been mine, but sometimes I miss being surrounded by the glorious multicolored leaves that are reminiscent of where I grew up.

Basket Case

Disc golf is easy fun for all Central Oregon families
If you head over to Pine Nursery or Rockridge Park this summer, you might spot a group of friends or families cheering every time they manage to toss a small plastic disc into a big metal basket mounted on a pole. "BLACK ACE!" one might shout, if the player landed a totally crazy shot in an unintended basket.

Happy Centennial!

Bend's Iconic Parks Turn 100 this Year
In 2021, as Bend Park and Recreation District hosts the centennial celebration of two of our most cherished parks—Drake and Shevlin, take a moment to imagine life in Bend and specifically, in these parks 100 years ago.

Let's Get Out There!

Winter Activity Roundup 2021
If you live in Central Oregon, you know that winter is not a time for hibernating, but a time for getting out in the glistening snowy wonderland. As we jump into the full swing of winter amidst pandemic restrictions, you may be wondering what activities are still on offer for kids in Bend and beyond.

A Natural Remedy

Why children need to spend time outdoors
Kids these days! They spend way too much time on screens with distance learning, and then after school, they usually want to play video games or watch a show.





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