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The holiest plant of the Christmas season may be a raggedy shrub with peeling bark that seems to grow best in a dusty backyard in Tempe, Ariz. This is Boswellia sacra, better known as the frankincense tree. The shrub’s gum resin is one of the three biblical gifts that the wise men bestowed on the infant Jesus. Until recently, Americans who wished to cultivate their…... more
General Day Camps A Child's GardenKids learn about a different country each week through games, crafts, baking and language through this Waldorf-inspired preschool and kindergarten program. Ages: 1-6; When: June 1-Aug. 27, two to five days a week, 9 a. m. -1 p. m. with extended care option; Where: 2150 N. E. Studio Road, Bend; Cost: Varies; Contact: www. a childsgardenbend. com or 541-617-0434 .…... more
Move over, large lap pools. Smaller swimming holes are making a big splash. Sure, the economy is playing a role in making this luxury littler: Smaller pool equals smaller budget. But it's more than that, says Brett Berry, owner of Landscape Renderings, a Missouri business that designs and builds outdoor living environments. “You can create a fantastic sense of intimacy and atmosphere with a small…... more
In its many forms — from road to mountain bike to BMX — cycling and road rash go together like hiking and blisters. The former inevitably produces the latter. Because of their high speeds and close proximity, cyclists racing in a bunch are most susceptible to a tangle-up that results in a skin-burning slide across the road. This past weekend, however, at the BMX Great…... more
A federal grand jury has indicted Bend resident Eric Plantenberg, a personal development teacher and public speaker, on charges of income tax evasion and willful failure to pay tax for the years 2006-2008. The indictment, filed Oct. 9 in Madison, Wisc. , alleges Plantenberg concealed his income by routing it through a series of accounts and through the Utah-based Church of Compassionate Service, which the…... more