Publisher's Letter 7

The Beer & Wine Issue!

This month we take a closer look at our friends and neighbors who are working hard to make Central Oregon a better place to live. They are everyday people doing extraordinary things and performing not-so-random acts of kindness.

Inside, you’ll find stories about farmers and ranchers getting back to their roots while pioneering nontraditional crops—grapes and hops. In Local’s Choice, an expert picks his favorite craft beers while Culinary Creation lays out helpful hints on cooking with wine.

You’ll meet a couple who are dedicated to bringing Bend the best in independent films. And, we’ll give you some options for keeping your home a little cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.

We also shine a light on local non-profit KIDS Center, as they are dedicated to the prevention, evaluation and treatment of child abuse. And, we look at how a community can rally to help a high school student heal.

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