As I write this in early Fall, I’m wearing a puffer jacket, admiring the the season’s first white blanket of snow on our mountains and thinking that last weekend, we were floating the river! So … I guess it’s already time to gear up for winter.
This issue’s focus is twofold; to kick-off the beginning of winter recreation and celebrate the season of giving as well. To start off your winter outings in style, we offer up a preview of some of the latest trend-setting winter gear. We also feature a story on a child’s first all-day backcountry ski adventure to get you motivated for the season ahead.
Be sure to turn to the article, “Live Here, Give Here” for a spotlight on six local charities. These organizations can greatly benefit from your support—whether monetary or in volunteer time—to help those in need. Learn about the Partners In Care HosPets program, where therapy dogs brighten the lives of hospice patients in our community. And lastly, as you’re planning your Thanksgiving gathering, read about party alternatives in our story on a Scruffy Friendsgiving.
As always, I want to express a special thank you to our advertisers for making this magazine possible. When you visit these local businesses, be sure to tell them you saw their ad here, in the pages of Bend Lifestyle.