for Host & Hostess  The holiday season brings a circuit of connection to co-workers, friends and family. With festive anticipation, we feel the exhilaration of a door opening to an afternoon, evening, or overnight stay with the purpose of being together. As you cross the threshold of any event, show gracious generosity this year with a gift sure to please…

Capes & Crowns

Capes and Crowns Foundation (CCF) is an Oregon-based nonprofit dedicated to empowering children who are battling cancer and other serious illness, as well as those living with special needs. They provide one-of-a kind, inspired photography experiences for children to bring them joy, create memories and remind these real-life superheroes that their diagnosis does not define them. Founder and CEO Kylie…

December 2019 Around Town

National and Universal Human Rights Month December is the National and Universal Month for Human Rights to encourage people across the United States, and around the globe, to stand up for equality, justice, and the dignity of all humans. The month honors the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as proclaimed by the United Nations on … Continued

Happy Holidays

Having just wrapped up Bend Lifestyle’s final issue of 2019, I realized once more how our fast pace makes it hard to slow down and really be in the present. The deadline-driven nature of the publishing industry has us always looking toward the future. Because we’re in production and planning story ideas months in advance, … Continued

Giving In Style Supports Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend

The 2nd Annual Giving In Style charitable event took place October 4 at The Pavilion at Tetherow and raised $55,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend. The evening included a community-focused fashion show with clothing from local and national retailers, live and silent auction, plus music and dancing to the band Precious Byrd.  PHOTOGRAPHY AMANDA LONG 

ReachAnother Foundation Celebrates Ten Years

ReachAnother Foundation (RAF) celebrated their 10th Anniversary with a Gala Fundraiser October 19 at the United Universalist Fellowship Church. Founded by Marinus Koning, MD FACS, nonprofit RAF increases access to healthcare for some of the world's poorest citizens. Since 2009, it has saved the lives of more than 4,000 babies with neural tube defects through neurosurgical … Continued

Prints for Good

If companies could be heroes, then local business Good Prints is wielding the superpower of giving.  Founder Christian Rea has always been a dreamer, but as an entrepreneur and father to two young children, there was a moment his thinking crystalized into action. “At a certain point in your career, you ask yourself the legacy question,” he says. What would…

A Punch for Every Party

 RECIPE ONE  Cranberry Ginger Punch  16 servings

Winter from Days Gone By

While the storms of recent winters seem out of the ordinary, it really did used to snow a lot more in Bend during the past. In January of 1950, there were 56.5 inches of snow in just one month, and for many years the annual snowfall was between 70 and 90 inches. Since 2000, the average snowfall for Bend has…