Shakespeare in the Park What light from yonder window breaks? ‘Tis Shakespeare in the Park performed by the Northwest Classical Theatre Company. The Portland-based thespian troupe will fill the Central Oregon air with three performances of Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors this summer. The 5th annual cultural event...

Encouraging kids to take outdoor fun to the next level For children, summer is about riding bikes, exploring neighborhoods and climbing trees. With plenty of free time and good weather, summer is also the perfect time to encourage kids to take that neighborhood stroll or...

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...

 Officers and Bend K9s team up to save and protect lives You’ll have to forgive Bend Police Officer James Kinsella if his uniform isn’t perfectly tidy. He spends 24/7 with Haras, a 60-pound Belgian Malinois police dog whose furry coat has a particular affinity for...

 Community gardens yield a bounty of benefits to local neighborhoods Organic produce is all the rage in Oregon, and there’s no better way to ensure your veggies are toxin-free than to grow them yourself. But building a home garden takes work and planning. You need to...