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

Most recent restaurant inspections

Deschutes County restaurant inspections Highest scoring Takodas: 100 Starbucks No. 445 (Downtown): 100 Bottoms Up … Read more

Perfect your foundation by avoiding these common pitfalls

Foundation is the, well, foundation of your makeup routine, and it’s also the step most … Read more

Chet Huntley’s Montana resort lives up to its billing

Big mountain, big snow, big sky

BIG SKY, Montana — There are some giant ski resorts in this country. Park City … Read more

Find a bullish cuisine scene in Durham, North Carolina

In the past decade, the food scene in Durham, North Carolina, has catapulted from a … Read more

Outside Minneapolis, French cuisine with tradition and charm

Gavin Kaysen, previously the chef de cuisine at Café Boulud in New York, where he … Read more

Religion listings

To submit service information or announcements for religious organizations, email calendar@bendbulletin.com or call 541-633-2117. Services … Read more

Honoring a pet: the path from mourning to adoption

A Bulletin reporter grapples with grief over his cat’s death by opening his home to 2 new felines

“Uh, Miss?” The New York Police Department officer said after conferring with his colleagues. “What … Read more

Adoptable pet of the week

Finnegan Finnegan is a 2-year-old pit bull terrier mix who came to the High Desert … Read more

Experts worry about rise in stick-and-poke tattoos

About this time last year Madie Ley did something daring. Or foolish — depending on … Read more

Six easy entertaining upgrades

Disposable plates and red Solo cups are fine for frat parties and tailgates, but a … Read more

Vegetables and herbs rooted in history

In this super technical world of gadgets that make daily chores easier, tell time (as … Read more

Make your mantel marvelous for the holidays with these tips

Next to your tree, your fireplace mantel is the most important part of your holiday … Read more

Splurge or Save: Set the bar, if not the budget, high

These days, it seems as though every home featured in a design blog or magazine … Read more

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