In 1979, Friends of Hospice formed in Central Oregon as an all-volunteer patient care organization. It was the first hospice in Oregon to begin seeing patients. Over the past 37 years, it evolved into what is now Partners In Care.
Rescue Collective, which began in 2006 as a small consignment store offering premium women’s and men’s clothing, has grown over the last 10 years to become one of Bend’s premier purveyors of locally made goods. In July, Rescue opened a new chapter in their story. Renamed Cosa Cura, which loosely translates to “Things Curated,” the store now offers furniture and…
Each year, thousands of Central Oregon teenagers attend school, play sports, and work part time jobs. Some tackle gigantic work loads that make “walking barefoot, uphill both ways in the snow to school” seem like a picnic. Others altruistically volunteer at non-profits, while seeking to make the world a better place. Still others focus on a singular passion as they…
I have always been a fan of libraries. The public library was where the junior high version of myself went to read dark, macabre stories about murder and torrid love affairs, at a time when most of my peers were reading Judy Blume novels.
The local non-profit’s “Pass Program” provides up to $50 in registration fees, up to four times each year, to any Central Oregon child 18 and under. The only criteria are that the funded activity be one in which there will be regular, supervised movement and the student must get a letter of recommendation from a non-relative.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But, in the case of Bend-based Beautiful Wrecks, owners Lisa and KC Flynn resurrect beauty in motorhomes, trailers and camper vans from past-their-prime to full glory. The result is stunning, highly-personalized recreation vehicles causing anyone to be star struck.
Most people wouldn’t automatically pair ladies with rugby. However, women in Central Oregon are quickly taking to the sport—which dates back to 1823—and eagerly working to share the fun with the younger generation.
Top riders from the Western United States and Canada competed in the premier AA hunter/jumper competition July 19-31. Proceeds from the event support five youth-serving agencies parented by J Bar J Youth Services. Photography Barbara Dudley