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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.

Get 'Em Started Young: Winter Adventures, Preschool Style

In a region as amped on winter sports as Central Oregon, there's really no sense in delaying the inevitable with young children.

Make it a Special Occasion

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.





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