The Women’s Issue


While working on this Women’s Issue, I reflected on how grateful I am for all the women in my life—my daughter, my sisters, my friends, and my female family members. The photo shown here was taken at a very sad time, but the strength of family got us through and brought smiles to our faces. Where would we be without the women in our lives?

It is that strength and female bond that is the focus of this issue. Read the following pages to get a glimpse of what women are up to here in Bend. Discover Gather in Bend, where we come together for enrichment, connection and authentic experiences. Meet six local women who share their perspectives on what it means to be part of our community. Get inspired by creative interior design ideas that you’ll fall in love with!

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Jane Rial, Publisher