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...

 A European-inspired and outdoor-oriented home in Southwest Bend Bend, Oregon, is defined by its outdoor charm and adventurous attitude. Surrounded by forests and volcanic peaks, resident explorers are invited to play in nature. Therefore, it is only fitting that many Central Oregon homes take inspiration from the outdoors...

 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...

Bend’s Makers District on the rise Maker A person who makes something. A company that makes a specified product. A subculture that includes engineering-oriented pursuits as well as more traditional activities such as metalworking, woodworking and traditional arts and crafts. The Makers District is a new...

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,...