New theater program gives the stage to children with special needs

ANOKA COUNTY, Minn. — When the music flips on, something electric strikes 14-year-old Nick Motlomelo’s … Read more

Feature photo: Bend Brewfest begins

This year’s Brewfest features more than 200 craft beers and ciders from more than 70 … Read more

How does a brewer increase sales?

For the parent company of Corona, it’s by investing in a cannabis company

Constellation Brands, which owns Corona and Svedka vodka, announced Wednesday it invested $4 billion in … Read more

Restaurant review: Fix & Repeat

Box Factory eatery supports athletes with the environment

As anyone who reads this weekly column knows, I am not a vegan. Neither am … Read more

College fashion is often affordable yet personal

Choosing college threads is a careful balance between comfort, price and staying true to oneself

College is a time to explore your personality, a time to indulge in introductions to … Read more

Yes, you can make crispy, juicy fried chicken at home

Of all the arguments that can be made for cooking at home, most come down … Read more

A new system is needed for sizing women’s clothing

On Friday, “Insatiable,” a drama about an overweight, bullied teenager who slims down after a … Read more

Manafort’s jacket sums up Manafort

Where to begin in the dumbfounding tale of Paul Manafort and his fashion habit? The … Read more

Plumcots, apriums and pluots, oh my

How to keep track of all those hybrid fruits

The choice presents itself to you in the produce aisle like a word puzzle. There … Read more

Most recent restaurant inspections

Deschutes County restaurant inspections Highest scoring Backporch Coffee Roasters (Newport Ave.): 100 Blondies Pizza: 100 … Read more

Go from Los Angeles to Seattle by rail aboard the Coast Starlight

We were nearly 300 miles into our 1,400-mile trip on Amtrak’s Coast Starlight when it … Read more

Birthdays: Liz and Dale Anderson

Anderson Liz and Dale Anderson, of Bend, celebrated their 90th birthdays with a dinner party … Read more

Restaurant review: Foxtail Bakeshop & Kitchen

More than just a bakery, Foxtail thrives in its new location

Sweet and savory. That balance is what makes the newly reborn Foxtail Bakeshop & Kitchen … Read more

Tuning up for tomato time

As harvest time approaches, here are hints to make sure you get the best crop

It’s time for some tomato talk. Not to sound like a snob, but unless the … Read more

The rewarding buzz of watching honeybees at work

Carin Celebuski is a beekeeper and horticulturist who moved from a small yard in suburban … Read more

Artist captures ’ghost voices’ of an abandoned past

Once the structural elements of a garden are built and the landscape is planted, it … Read more

How to design a modern, but still playful, nursery

Nursery design has come a long way from pastel pinks, blues and yellows. Now home … Read more

Bend 12-year-old pours lemonade for charity

Pour your heart out

Rosie Renton’s lemonade stand had only been open for a few minutes, yet business was … Read more

DNA test connects California woman to long lost family

Crescent City woman finds relatives with help from a DNA test

For more than 80 years, Pamela Maier wondered what her mother looked like, so when … Read more

Adoptable pet of the week

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Restaurant review: The Boathouse Restaurant at Suttle Lodge

Events at restaurant beckon foodies from near and far

Perhaps the most beautiful place to enjoy a meal in Central Oregon is on the … Read more

SMALL BITE: Sintra ends dinner service

Portuguese detour — Despite acclaim for its authentic Iberian dinner menu, ranging from chicken piri-piri … Read more

Fashion is trolling us

Fanny packs, Crocs and prairie dresses are aesthetic provocations

“You go to your closet and you select out, oh I don’t know, that lumpy … Read more

Films look beyond the runway

They came from humble backgrounds, far from the glamorous fashion world. They rose to the … Read more

Shake up your Caprese salad — or perfect the classic combination

Eating a ripe, juicy tomato in summer is a delight. Sometimes that's all you need … Read more

Condiment gets its due

The sauce might be red, or green. It might have mint, or jalapeño, or fenugreek, … Read more

Everything you need to know about grilling steak

Hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken are fine in their way, but when it comes time … Read more

Most recent restaurant inspections

Deschutes County restaurant inspections Highest scoring Comfort Inn and Suites: 100 Starbucks #445 (Downtown): 100 … Read more

Outdoor pursuits abound in Boulder

“So Boulder.” I heard it first from friends who moved there, as in: “The woman … Read more

Take a trek to a German philosopher’s writing hut

Stuck behind the wheel of a cramped rental car during a six-hour drive from Paris … Read more

Anniversary: Rodney and Susan Napier

Napier Rodney and Susan (Sanders) Napier, of Fall River, Bend, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary … Read more

Anniversary: Bill and Joyce Scott

Scott Bill and Joyce (Brant) Scott, of Bend, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary by … Read more

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