January 2018 Lifestyle Letter

 Get Fit!  Of all those New Year resolutions we’re about to adhere to, chances are good one of them is about getting in shape in the coming year. With that in mind, this issue focuses on fitness here in Bend.   For those workouts taking place inside rather than on the trails or mountain, you have a wide spectrum of workouts…

NeighborImpact’s 16th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Hundreds of community members bought handcrafted bowls and and dined on soup from local chefs at the Central Oregon Community College Campus Center in support of local nonprofit NeighborImpact on November 12. Photography Steve Giardini

January 2018 Around Town

January 1 marks the start of National Mentoring Month; as organizations around the country honor mentors and bring awareness to mentoring. Thank Your Mentor Day is January 19, and mentees and former mentees are encouraged to reach out personally or to use social media to thank their mentors for the influence they have had on their lives.


 “It’s really amazing to help people make the impossible, possible.”   Lotsie Cash, owner of Tula Movement Arts, is no novice to the importance of movement in life. For over 10 years, she was a professional ballet dancer in New York and Boston. She also practiced and taught various types of yoga for years prior to moving to Bend and opening…


 1. TRAINER CONFESSIONS  2. Motivational Fitness Advice  Keeping your eyes on the fitness prize can be challenging for even the most hard-core fitness fanatics. Sometimes all it takes is a friendly nudge from an expert. We asked three local trainers to share their most common fitness-based motivational words they say to their clients.

The Homeless Leadership Coalition

You may know First Fridays as the downtown Bend block party to end all block parties. Omnipresent art, free-flowing libations and snacks, and a who’s who of neighbor sightings at each stop highlight each event. 

Central Oregon Masters Aquatics

Most of us spent our childhood summers learning to swim. So much so that transitioning from the “doggie paddle” to a successful freestyle stroke has become a sort of right of passage. Swim lessons as a child—including the social aspect of learning with friends—turns into the camaraderie of being part of the high school swim team. 

January 2018 Trend Setter

1. 2018 Workout Gear for Her
2. Follow These Local Trends
3. Article Gregg Morris | Photography Mitch Wiewel

Warm Winter Beet and Pomegranate Salad

 Entirely dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan friendly. - Itzel Wiewel  3 medium beets peeled and cubed  1 tbsp olive oil