Find your Tahoe adventure

It’s funny how a majestic Lake Tahoe vista, all lathered in snow, can bring out … Read more

Zip lines and more at Tahoe’s Treetop Adventure Parks

The most fun I’ve ever had while fearing for my life — that should have … Read more

Minnesota’s Hungry Hippie Hostel satiates Lake Superior travelers

The candy-apple red barn sits on a hillside above Lake Superior, with panoramic views of … Read more

Comedian Gary Owen offers his travel tips: Breakfast is a big deal

Like anything else, travel tastes can change as one gets older. The comedian and Cincinnati … Read more

Anniversary: Gordon and Kathy Friedman

Fahlgren Kathy and Gordon Fahlgren, of Prineville, are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary and, in … Read more

Want to really see Atlanta? Step 1: Get out of the airport

ATLANTA — I’ve always joked that when I die, whether I go to Heaven or … Read more

Boise, Idaho, serves up plenty more than potatoes

I landed in Boise seeking simplicity but left delighting in complexity. In Idaho’s City of … Read more

Senior’s woodworking preserves bygone timber era, sense of self

The 95-year-old has a workbench in his assisted living residence

A log hung high above the forest, suspended from a lead pulley system that would … Read more

Restaurant review: Portello Winecafe

When Portello Winecafe opened its doors in July 2006, NorthWest Crossing was in its infancy. … Read more

Bend-area nurseries, artists offer gift ideas

You can find everything from whimsical wood ornaments to useful gardening tools

We don’t know if it will rain, sleet or snow for the upcoming holidays. Is … Read more

Give your home a fresh look with pops of greenery

Think of centerpieces or greenery, and perhaps cut flowers come to mind. But these days, … Read more

Adoptable pet of the week

Ruby Ruby is a stunning 2-year-old feline whose sassy personality, curiosity and playful antics will … Read more

Channel your inner designer: 13 zero-cost ways to make your home feel fresh

There comes a time in the life of every busy person when a decor refresh … Read more

Give your host or hostess a different gift this year

If bottles of wine and scented candles have been your go-to host or hostess present … Read more

Splurge or save: Set high expectations for your holiday table

Entertaining over the holidays? Putting together a festive dining room table is an easy way … Read more

Use whatever you love to boost your holiday decorating

Before you start putting everything away so you can decorate for the holidays, stop. Those … Read more

Dreaming of a white (or pink) poinsettia?

In the six weeks leading up to Christmas, one plant seems to come out of … Read more

The heart of California wine country is open for business

The signs are everywhere, and their messages simple. “Thank you, firefighters,” reads one, “God bless.” … Read more

L.A.: ‘America’s capital of the 21st century’?

It’s been a long time since theme parks were the main reason to go to … Read more

5 ways to use your phone to ease holiday travel stress

Holiday travel is slated to reach post-recession highs this year, with more than 68 million … Read more

Wedding: Jenna Brady and Tanner Brown

Brady — Brown Jenna Brady and Tanner Brown, both of Prineville, were married July 29 … Read more

In Virginia, walking the steps of a slave’s Trail to Freedom

In an instant, the world changed. Rumbling cannon fire from across the river announced the … Read more

Art in L.A. goes beyond the movies

Not long ago, Hollywood film premieres and private parties dominated Los Angeles’ social landscape. Now … Read more

4 of L.A.’s best beaches, from popular Santa Monica to secluded El Matador

In Los Angeles, it’s beach weather all year-round. But in January you don’t have to … Read more

Sunriver Women’s Club provides warmth to children in need

Organization has raised and donated more than $537,000 since 1999

Patty Pitera’s Subaru Outback was crammed to the ceiling, as it typically is each year, … Read more

Adoptable pet of the week

Chuckie Chuckie is a shepherd mix who loves everyone. Chuckie has never had a bad … Read more

Restaurant review: Wild Oregon Foods

Elk, bison on menu of upscale deli

Christmas shopping can be a grueling task. Hours of scouring display shelves, sorting through tables … Read more

Central Oregon eateries, at a glance

Food critic John Gottberg Anderson’s reviews of Central Oregon eateries, at a glance … Read more

Central Oregon food retailers gear up for gift-giving season

Your guide to locally-made holiday food gifts

Most families have a member or two for whom it is notoriously hard to shop. … Read more

Use a slow cooker for this rich French onion soup

When it’s cold outside and you have ducked into a French bistro, nothing spells c-o-m-f-o-r-t … Read more

Meghan Markle’s new role: Unveiling a royal style

Royal watchers, fairy tale lovers and proponents of the “special relationship” between Britain and the … Read more

Jam bars are the easy answer for non-bakers

I love a good cookie swap. There is no better holiday tradition for the cookie … Read more

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