Natural Beauty with Angelina Swanson  Yarrow and sage, prickly pear and wild rose are more than pretty wildflowers to Angelina Swanson, namesake and founder of Angelina Organic Skincare, a local artisan line of skin and beauty products. These are powerful botanicals that inspire natural creations. Transforming plants into skin-nurturing products has been a life-long passion for Swanson who describes her philosophy…

Musical Reflection

Travis Ehrenstrom’s life has been tied to music since he stumbled upon his older brother’s guitar and realized he could express his thoughts through songwriting. Serendipitously, Ehrenstrom was born and raised in Sisters, home of the Americana Project, an innovative music education program established by the Sisters Folk Festival. He worked hard to develop his songcraft and musicianship, spending hours…

Creating Holiday Memories When Memories Fade

This holiday season will be different for Don and Phyllis Rigney. In January 2018 they made the difficult decision to find a residential memory care facility for Phyllis Rigney’s 85-year-old mother Ida. Regular phone sessions between mother and daughter had hidden the progression of Ida’s dementia, so it was only after Ida suffered a stroke that the evidence was impossible…

5 Gifts that Tech the Halls

The season of holiday gatherings and gift giving is here and for those who desire the latest and greatest devices for the home, car and office, owner and operator of Technology Design Associates Ron Wanless offers the perfect gifts for those gadget obsessed friends and family. The marketplace for new technology is vast and while inexpensive devices and programs are…

Take Time for the Holidays

As the saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun. And time sure has flown by this year as we can’t believe we’ve put together the final issue of Bend Lifestyle in 2018! It seems like just yesterday we were sitting down to write our January letter to all of you—talking about resolutions and renewal—and … Continued

December 2018 Around Town

Mt. Bachelor Celebrates 60 Years Sixty years ago, the grand opening of Mt. Bachelor took place on December 19, 1958. That day will be commemorated at Mt. Bachelor this season with a 60th Birthday Celebration December 19. “This season will be a great party at the mountain with historical photos, videos and stories to share about … Continued

Winter Home

Before the boom years, Bend was a transitioning mill town with a ski mountain. And when there were few buildings west of Century Drive, there was First on the Hill, an eclectic neighborhood with a mix of log-, luxury- and family-styled places (plus an occasional geodesic dome) all with a close commute to Mt. Bachelor—the ultimate winter homes.

Giving in Style Showcases Fashion for Philanthropy

Local charitable organization BendGivesBack hosted the debut of their Giving in Style event October 12 at The Pavilion at Tetherow. The community-focused fashion show and fundraiser benefited Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend. The annual event was designed for an active, socially-conscious and philanthropic audience to support organizations in the community. PHOTOGRAPHY GWEN SHOEMAKER

The Center’s Senior Day at The High Desert Museum

The Center's Senior Day at the High Desert Museum   The Center Orthopedic & Neurosurgical Care & Research hosted Senior Day at the High Desert Museum October 18 by offering free admission to those 65 and older. The day included programs, animal encounters, tours, and information on programs offered by The Center all year. PHOTOGRAPHY KARI MAUSER AND CHERYL … Continued