December 2017 Lifestyle Letter

 Let the Holidays Begin!  The holidays are here! As we come gather together to relish in the holiday festivities and celebrate the year, hopefully we can find moments to reflect on the things we’re grateful for.   As we busily shop for the perfect gifts, one way to make gift-giving more meaningful is by giving back. In this issue we’ve showcased…

Bend Roots Revival

Over a hundred local and regional bands performed over three days for the Bend community at the free 2017 Bend Roots Revival. 
Photography Gregg Morris

December 2017 Around Town

Southeast Bend’s Father's House Church is partnering with local and international organizations selling Christmas trees to meet needs across the street and around the world. BUY A TREE. CHANGE A LIFE works in partnership with People for Care & Learning to help children globally and locally. This year’s program begins on Friday, November 24 at 61690 SE Pettigrew in Bend.

TOP PICKS 
for a Home Gym

Kevin Roll has sold and serviced exercise equipment in his BACK IN ACTION! Fitness Equipment shop since 2012. Last year—in an effort to accommodate demand and increase the product lines he carries—Roll moved his storefront to a new 4000 square foot facility. Here are some product suggestions Roll has to move your home gym into the 21st century.

HOLIDAY HITS!

The holidays are a time that will always elicit warm memories of home; fuzzy socks sliding on wood floors, the sound of classic Christmas movies coming from the living room, and mouthwatering scents of comfort food wafting throughout the house. In other words, magic.

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

Looking for Holiday gift ideas? Take a look at these exciting new products.

How to Make a Ribbon Wreath

This is a great way to repurpose ribbons from past Christmases, making an elegant decoration for your holiday celebration. Coordinate colors with your Christmas theme or with your home’s interior design to create a festive and stylish seasonal design. Have fun and be creative!

Mission: Spread Joy

If you shopped or dined in Bend last winter, chances are you saw and felt the effects of the Bend JOY Project. The bright orange banners, set against the record-shattering piles of snow, and the preponderance of kind actions were dead giveaways. 
Noelle Fredland, Marketing Director for the Old Mill District in Bend, was the bold visionary and Bill Smith,…

Gifts that Give Back

The holiday season seems to divide people into two distinct categories; those who love diving right in to the shopping fray and those who lock up their wallets for safety until after the New Year.

Elf’n PJ’s

It’s Christmas Eve. My six-year-old self is sprawled out on the living room floor, staring up at the kaleidoscope of colors that make up our Christmas tree. My German Shepherd wags her tail as I rest my head on her, closing my eyes as I giddily imagine what lies underneath the ribbons and wrapping paper…