Children teaching children about difficult life events When John Armour died suddenly this past February, his widow, Shelley Ransom of Bend, sought grief counseling within days of her husband’s funeral for her daughters, Josie, 10, and Zoe, 8. The counselor suggested the children watch a...

Conscious Ink's quest to spread positive messaging with tattoos Shannon Claywell is fighting cancer, but she’s not doing it alone. Her girlfriends are surrounding her with love, both figuratively and literally. Claywell’s band of friends all got “love” tattoos to remind her of their friendship and...

The lasting legacy of one man’s rock revolution If you’ve lived in Central Oregon long, you’ve probably seen the giant green signs between Bend and Redmond directing you towards a place called “Petersen Rock Garden.” The roadside attraction of eclectic novelty architecture has been attracting visitors...

 BendFilm returns for its twelfth season BendFilm has grown and evolved over the last 12 years to become a cultural force and treasured event for the local community. In tandem, BendFilm’s reach has expanded among indie filmmakers all over the world. This year the festival, with...

An Oregon artist combines mediums in a new Sunriver Resort display Monica Setziol-Phillips has been combining hardwood and fiber in art for over thirty years. “When you carve wood you’re taking away to form what you want, when you’re weaving you’re adding to your building. So...

The High Desert Museum living history volunteers live and breathe characters from the past There’s never time for Frank Graham, 70, to get bored in retirement. He’s taken on several different personalities to keep himself occupied. There’s the army sergeant, the sheriff, the train station agent,...

Four Peaks Music Festival returns to Tumalo Eight years ago, four friends decided Central Oregon needed its very own music festival. Ever since, they have brought a mix of national, regional and local bands and musicians together to create the festival experience for locals each June....

Deschutes Dash sports festival   Go down to the Deschutes River on any given summer afternoon, and you’ll be treated to a spectacle of paddleboarders, aspiring rafters and sun-loving Bendites. What you won’t see every day is a group of over 450 people competing in everything from...