Splurge or Save: mirrors can top off a room’s design

Well-placed mirrors can be a design game-changer. They can make a room feel brighter, create … Read more

Coloring the garden with Ultra Violet hues

The color-standards company Pantone has forecast Ultra Violet as the color of 2018. If you … Read more

These 7 former Olympic cities are worth revisiting

With the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games, we’ve been thinking about past Olympics: the retro … Read more

The acceleration of #vanlife

Years before #vanlife took on a life of its own across social media in the … Read more

Anniversary: Janice and Louis Rogerson

Rogerson Louis and Janice “Jan” (Dumler) Rogerson are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary in conjunction … Read more

Hard driving and smooth sailing in Coastal Connecticut

Mystic Seaport maritime museum lets visitors test their seafaring mettle

Because there are no city-sized theme parks in Southern Connecticut, you must find your thrills … Read more

Wheelchair users seek outdoor adventures

From local trails to the Grand Canyon, two Central Oregon residents pursue ways to explore

Jabe Couch rode his electric wheelchair down a familiar path near Lava Butte. A couple … Read more

Adoptable pet of the week

Levi Levi is a 5 1⁄2-year-old miniature Australian shepherd mix. He loves people and to … Read more

Restaurant review: the Sandbagger Saloon and Dinner House

Dining at Crooked River Ranch

Crooked River Ranch isn’t a place you’d pass through driving from here to there. You’ve … Read more

Small bite

More news from Central Oregon’s dining scene

No more burgers — The Bend Burger Company closed its original Franklin Avenue restaurant in … Read more

Chocolate and wine pairings to try this Valentine’s Day

Local wine shop owners and chocolatiers share pairings

The tables at the end of the aisles in Newport Avenue Market often act as … Read more

It’s not retro: ‘Archival’ is the hottest thing in fashion

It could be any boutique on Fifth Avenue. Italian tourists in fur coats browse a … Read more

Celebrate the Olympics with creative nacho recipes

AUSTIN, Texas — The global experience that is the Olympics return, which gives us a … Read more

Most recent restaurant inspections

Deschutes County restaurant inspections Highest scoring Mill Inn Bed and Breakfast: 100 Hilton Garden Inn: … Read more

Makeup steps to cut when you’re in a hurry

It was early, but I was running late. My train, miracle of miracles, was right … Read more

Exploring another side of Miami

Intellectual pursuits abound in a city known for its beaches

MIAMI — I have often said that I think Miami is America’s sexiest city. The … Read more

Some travelers seek out unusual accommodations

Vacation lodging used to mean a room with four walls in a hotel or motel. … Read more

In Georgia, President Carter’s Sunday school draws crowds

While driving through Southwest Georgia last fall, I drove past a cotton field, a crop … Read more

Local chefs, cyclists, whisk and spin for child hunger

Nonprofit Chefs Cycle raises money for food insecure children

Thom Pastor knows firsthand how a fundraising event can make a difference, even if its … Read more

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer leads quiet life in retirement

EVERETT, Wash. — On Oct. 11, 1974, Jerry Gay walked into The Seattle Times newsroom … Read more

Adoptable pet of the week

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Entrepreneur creates digital platform to help sex assault victims

It was a typical July grad-night party — fire pit, beers and friends who had … Read more

Restaurant review: Nam Tok Kitchen

Thai cuisine with a Laotian influence

Regional variations are common in national diets. Chinese and Indian cuisines, to name but two, … Read more

Persian quilt design is spreading to other household items

In recent months, several decorating books have been published that examine the interiors of some … Read more

Allium millenium is low maintenance, adaptable

Pollinator named 2018 Perennial Plant of the Year

The Perennial Plant Association consists of professionals in the herbaceous perennial industry. The association selects … Read more

Tips for relieving a bit of stress during a move

Moving typically is one of the most stressful times in a person’s life. But it … Read more

A greater understanding of bugs — the good and the bad

Reference books form a wall around my little desk. Three years may pass before I … Read more

Childhood decor transformed to fit adult personality

Even when keeping a few key pieces, a room can be renewed

It’s amazing how quickly kids grow. I’m gaining a new appreciation for this as my … Read more

Dayne Wood forges new sounds at The Firing Room

Engineer brings expertise, enthusiasm to local records

Recording used to be quite an ordeal for local roots-punk band Larry and His Flask. … Read more

Adoptable pet of the week

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Restaurant review: Dakine Cafe

Dakine Cafe specializes in açai ‘superfoods’

“Dakine,” is a Hawaiian Pidgin word with no real meaning, but with scores of partial … Read more

Make 2 lasagnas, and freeze 1 for later

A piping hot pan of lasagna takes the chill out of January. I fantasize about … Read more

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