November 2017 Lifestyle Letter

Winter Already? 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.

Thrilla Cyclocross Series

Racers and spectators alike flocked to the Athletic Club of Bend for an ever-changing cyclocross course of steep climbs, steps, and obstacles September 14. Photography Gary Calicott

Bend Open Streets

Four Eastside Bend streets were closed to car traffic by the City of Bend and local nonprofit Commute Options September 17. Booths showcasing healthy eating, safety, and commuting alternatives highlighted the second annual event. Photography Gregg Morris

November 2017 Around Town

The Center Orthopedic & Neurosurgical Care & Research is pleased to announce the addition of Matthew R. Lilley, MD to their orthopedic sports medicine team. He specializes in the study, evaluation, and treatment of shoulder, hip, and knee injuries and conditions. Dr. Lilley completed his orthopedic sports medicine fellowship at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He…

HosPets

Pets have a longstanding history of providing faithful companionship and unconditional love for the humans in their lives. And, for hospice patients without four-legged family members, there is still an opportunity to experience meaningful interaction with therapy dogs through the Partners In Care HosPet program. Over a dozen volunteers serve in this program, each with one or more trained therapy…

A First (Light) Adventure

We all have childhood memories of waking up early for an adventure. A parent opens the door to a pitch black room. A sliver of light beams from the hallway, through the cracked door, and lands on the pillow. A groggy kid shakes off the request to wake up, sits up in bed, and tries to rub the night’s sleep…

Live Here, Give Here.

It is the giving season again; Thanks-giving, charitable giving, gift giving, giving hugs, giving someone a break. We are ready to do what we can do for others. Yet, who? How? Oftentimes, the larger, better-known charities get the bulk of our year-end financial support because they are better able to market themselves, and as a result we see and hear…

Soup is Good for the Soul

This is definitely the easiest and best way to make rich-tasting butternut squash soup, without having to peel and dice a large, awkwardly shaped vegetable. You start by cutting the squash in half lengthwise and roasting it in a hot oven. Scrape the roasted flesh from the skin, and simmer it with sautéed yellow onion, fresh sage, and a tart…

Stay On Track

Each year, innovative companies—from startups to established—come up with new products aimed at getting us outdoors and enjoying it more while we’re there. Sometimes it feels like they are simply eliminating our exercising excuses. Need help with your ski boots? Need a new pack? Want a new camp stove? Don’t like the weight of snowshoes? Try these new products and…

Scruffy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving can be a high expectations holiday. Family time-allotment and travel planning begins in July. A veritable arm-wrestling contest of “who’s turn is it” ensues. Pinterest overflows with crafty ways to decorate all house corners with every scrap of anything available. Mix in the preconceived notions each individual has of the “perfect” Thanksgiving and it’s a recipe for a complete…