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This issue spotlights some unconventional—and beautiful—ideas for weddings. Be sure to turn to the pages of “Southern Oregon Love” for spectacular photos of a wedding set in a natural forest setting. And, if you’ve ever thought about planning a wedding that gives back, we’ve got some creative ideas for you. With summer fast approaching, we’ve also included some unique travel ideas. Explore the vast areas east of Bend on the Oregon Desert Trail, with many sections still untouched since its formation six years ago. On your next trip to the Oregon coast, take a tour of a traditional lighthouse. For adventurous souls, or if you want to step out of your comfort zone, try fishing in Belize.

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Lifestyle Calendar

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Parting Thoughts

14 Spread the Love

Plan a wedding that gives back.

16 Southern Oregon Love

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LOCAL STUDENT ARTISTS CELEBRATED Nearly 300 award-winning pieces of art created by local student artists are being showcased during a special exhibit as part of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, a national competition that highlights the best work from young artists and writers. The exhibit—which began with a special awards ceremony—runs through spring at the Pinckney Gallery and Auditorium at Pence Hall at Central Oregon Community College. The event is free and open to the public. Bend-La Pine Schools students in grades 7-12 earned 191 awards including 40 Gold Keys, 43 Silver Keys and 108 Honorable Mentions. All of the Gold Key winning pieces will move on to national judging and some artists will be invited to attend the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards at Carnegie Hall in New York City later this spring. Mountain View High School senior Hailey Kavanagh also picked up an American Vision Nomination. Kavanaugh—who received the award for her innovative fashion designs— was one of just five students to receive this honor in Oregon. The awards are open to students in grades 7-12 from schools throughout the region. Categories include ceramics, painting, digital art, fashion, photography, writing, poetry and more. Bend.k12.or.us

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Stringdusters and Sierra Hull, funk saxophonist Karl Denson, 4 Peaks favorites Poor Man’s Whiskey, and British Blues Hall of Fame Guitarist Matt Schofield will all add to this year’s diverse lineup. 4 Peaks’ mission is to provide a multi-day music event in beautiful Central Oregon, featuring an array of eclectic, national, regional and local bands for music enthusiasts, community members and families. The stage is set for the 10th year, and attracts people from all over the region, benefitting the economy of Bend and its surrounding communities. Tickets for the 2017 festival are available now locally at The Cosmic Depot and online at Eventbrite.com. Full lineup can be found at 4PeaksMusic.com.

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Giving Back

PLAN A WEDDING that gives back

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he love of our Central Oregon lifestyle and beauty of our natural surroundings is contagious. As is the love you feel for your fiancée and those who celebrate with you. If you’re interested in creating lasting memories and a

positive impact on our community at your wedding, consider planning one that gives back. Methods of incorporating this theme into your special day are truly limitless, but we’ve compiled some accessible and modifiable ideas for Central Oregon weddings to get you started. 

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• The Giving Plate offers boxes of food to an average of 2,000 individuals every month in Bend. Groups participate in their Clean and Stock Wednesdays in preparation for food box distribution.

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T R E A D L I G H T LY ON THE EARTH According to Phil Torchio of The Broomsmen, a Bendbased event services company, weddings typically produce between 600 and 800 pounds of waste. Multiply that by the roughly 5,000 Central Oregon marriage licenses issued each year and you can see a huge opportunity to model our love for the natural surroundings by minimizing the waste and maximizing the awesomeness.

• Hire The Broomsmen to help your event adhere to the highest level of “leave no trace” principles. They handle all set-up and clean-up, including recycling management on site. Com-

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• Ask that gifts be minimally packaged and wrapped. • Recommend carpooling if your ceremony and/or reception will be some distance from where most guests are staying. Better yet, hire a clean energy option, such as The Bend Tour Company!

• Keep the guest list on the shorter side.

• Have table décor double as wedding favors. • Locally source your food and drink.

• Use natural elements for place cards and wedding favors. • Check in with the team at the Environmental Center for ideas! • If nothing else, please be sure to avoid single-use plastics like water bottles and disposable cups. 

• Get Creative! • Take your photo session up several notches. Instead of carrying flower bouquets, the bridal party carries or walks adoptable animals from the local shelter, giving them visibility to a potential forever home match.

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• For wedding invitations or party favors, choose paper that incorporates wildflower seeds, so that they can be planted and grow into something beautiful.

• Look for vendors whose values match yours. Hire a photographer with a soft spot for families who can’t afford photo sessions. Choosing that photographer for a paid gig helps them afford to spend time on those families. Book a caterer that regularly donates meals to cancer patients, or a DJ who provides music at retirement homes. The ideas are limitless.

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regon has a myriad of diverse locales—including big cities, lush forests and coastal beaches—for the perfect destination wedding. Each with its own unique environment,

weather and landscape, these regions play host to thousands of weddings each year. One such area, Southern Oregon, provides an ideal backdrop for couples in love to tie the knot. Ashleigh Cropper, owner of Red Aspen Photography, was born and raised in Ashland and loves to shoot weddings that take the natural elements of the region and make it the central theme of the event.

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“Simple elegance can be easily accomplished when nature has so much to offer,” says Cropper, who grew up around tall evergreens, creeks, plentiful ferns and all the wild blackberries you can pick. In the summer months, Southern Oregon’s mossy forests provide an earthy color palette that is easy to layer with soft or bright colors. Local greenery, flowers and berries provide natural décor and embellishments, drawing together a truly organic setting. “The ‘forest-themed’ weddings have become a trend over the past two years, especially on the West Coast,” says Cropper. “The traditional type of wedding with ceremony and reception in the same place is starting to fade. A more intimate ceremony location with a small reception to follow is becoming very popular.” In this wedding pictorial, Daniel and Marisa wanted the Southern Oregon valley to be a focal part of their story. While the impending newlyweds are always the focus of any wedding, the amazing and colorful backdrop of the Wagner Creek Interpretive Trail in Talent, Oregon is nothing short of a romantic fairytale setting. 

“Simple elegance can be easily accomplished when nature has so much to offer” - Ashleigh Cropp er

As they walk hand in hand through the forest, winding around giant trees and lush hills, it’s evident that they have a deep love for nature, as well as each other. An intimate wedding table with a combination of elegance and nature is set nearby. It was a must that local wild blackberries were to be used for the table garland, bride’s bouquet and groom’s boutonniere, all arranged by Jacklily Seasonal Floral Design. The wedding cake made for two is also embellished with local blackberries. Hand-dyed pillows and napkins— made by Vartan and Noun Textiles—used in the ceremony were also made from elements found in the hills of the region.  Cropper hopes that when other couples see her wedding photography in this particular area, “…it (will) inspire couples to choose simplicity, let nature shine and to delight in their love.” 

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One More Reason to Visit the Oregon Coast

OREGON’S SEA SENTINELS ARTICLE SARAH WOLCOTT | PHOTOGRAPHY STEVE GIARDINI

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he simple joy of taking a morning walk on a sandy beach is reason enough for me to hop in the car and head to the Oregon Coast. For those who require a more structured reason to visit Oregon’s bountiful coastline, consider taking a trip to see Oregon’s original lighthouses. These coastal workhorses—still providing light and safety to sea travelers today—are historical treasures not to be missed and offer up the perfect excuse to get away for the weekend.

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HECETA HEAD LIGHTHOUSE There are 11 lighthouses lining Oregon’s coastline, seven of which are open to the public. Heceta Head Lighthouse, pronounced “He-see-tah,” is named after Portuguese explorer Don Bruno Heceta—sailing for the Royal Spanish Navy—who is credited with exploring much of the Pacific Northwest coastline. Today, Heceta Head Lighthouse—sandwiched between Yachats and Florence—is one of the most visited lighthouses along the Pacific coast. Open to the public seven days a week, Heceta Head Lighthouse offers daily tours and the grounds include a seven mile hiking trail system. For visitors keen on an out-of-this-world lighthouse experience, the Heceta Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast offers 15 rooms set in the historic assistant lighthouse keeper’s house. “The lighthouse shines 21 miles out to sea,” says Inn Manager Misty Anderson. “(Stay for) the famous seven course breakfast of food sourced from local Oregon artisans and the ocean views during the nightly wine socials.”

UMPQUA RIVER LIGHTHOUSE The Umpqua River Lighthouse, a “sea sentinel” guarding the convergence of the Umpqua River with the mighty Pacific Ocean at Winchester Bay, was the first lighthouse built in the Oregon Territory. Commissioned in 1857, the original lighthouse suffered a number of hardships, including massive winter flooding damage from the thundering waters of the Umpqua River, that required a rebuild. Resurrected in 1894, the present-day Umpqua River Lighthouse towers over the sometimes treacherous entrance to Winchester Bay. The Umpqua River Lighthouse’s signature light—each lighthouse has one—operates with a French “1st Order Fresnel Lens” that emits a red glow, followed by two white flashes. The lighthouse is one of only two containing a Fresnel Lens that visitors can climb into and experience first hand.  The Umpqua River Lighthouse—a two hour drive from Eugene—offers daily lighthouse tours for a nominal fee, as well as the occasional nighttime tour. The Lighthouse Museum, a “lovingly restored Coast Guard barracks,” offers historical disCONTINUED > plays and memorabilia and is open seasonally.

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These coastal workhorses—still providing light and safety to sea travelers today—are historical treasures not to be missed and offer up the perfect excuse to get away for the weekend.

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Yaquina Head Lighthouse

YAQUINA HEAD LIGHTHOUSE The Yaquina Head Lighthouse, Oregon’s tallest lighthouse with a 93-foot tall perch above the Pacific Ocean, encapsulates Oregon’s pioneer spirit. At the time of its construction in the 1870’s, there were no accessible mainland roads and all materials were transported via the Pacific Ocean. Located just four miles north of Newport, the modern-day visit to Yaquina Head Lighthouse mirrors times past and can be combined with other coastal hot spots like the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Visitors may tour the Yaquina Head Lighthouse via ranger-led tours offered by the Bureau of Land Management, the operating arm of the lighthouse. Tours are offered daily during the summer and can be reserved in advance.

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ONDA TRAIL WORK TRIPS ALONG THE ODT Badlands Wilderness Trail Work 6/2 - 6/4 Volunteers will gather lava rocks and build cairns to mark new sections of the Mazama Ash Trail, and add cairns to aid in navigation of the existing Sand Lilly Trail. Fremont National Recreation Trail Work 6/22 - 6/25 This volunteer work group will clear trees from the shared trail corridor in the Fremont National Forest Photo by Jeremy Fox

and—with the help of a trained sawyer—brush and maintain the trail tread on a stunning ridge-top section of the Fremont National Recreation Trail.

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Steens Mountain Wilderness Trail Work 8/3 - 8/7 Volunteers will backpack into and work along the Big Indian Gorge Trail, clearing downed trees, as well as brushing and maintaining the trail tread in this iconic high desert landscape. Steens Mountain Wilderness Trail Work 8/17 - 8/20 Volunteers will maintain several miles of the trail out of Page Springs Campground, up the Donner und Blitzen River. This trail provides an interesting alternative to the current ODT route, and the work to maintain the popular trail will help others discover this beautiful river canyon.

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Travel Destination

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“The biggest challenge for me was being promoted to a position that involved so much responsibility at such a young age. I'm so grateful for the opportunity because I was able to grow and learn about myself.” - KT Ainsworth

While this is the most pricey travel option on our list, it is important to note that it is also the most all-inclusive. There are many learning-centered experiences, transportation needs and host family expenses included. These days, college is expensive, however, there are scholarship options available. Johnson is using this time to immerse herself in learning Spanish, try classes she might not consider at home, as well as learn to trust her own strength and resilience. The experience of letting go the pursuit of the highest level classes and credits each semester is a positive one.

* Costs are listed as the total cost for travel, lodging and food. Entertainment and other incidental costs are not included.

“So far, my best memory made here is just a day I spent exploring where I live with a friend in the program.”

- Jessica Johnson

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April

APRIL 7 - 9 BEND SPRING FESTIVAL NORTHWEST CROSSING NEIGHBORHOOD NorthWest Crossing Drive will come alive as we utilize art, food, spirits, music, and family-oriented activities to usher in Spring! Enjoy live music with Chiringa!, Redmond Son, and Larry & His Flask. C3Events.com

APRIL 1

APRIL 7

HIGH DESERT STAMPEDE

SPRING ART HOP

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Celebrate First Friday Art Walk with a wide assortment of lo-

return of the High Desert Stampede to the Bank of the Cascades

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Center. High Desert Stampede will present  a full rodeo perfor-

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APRIL 1 APRIL FOOL’S DAY DASH SUNRIVER RESORT This is no April Fool’s Joke! Sunriver Resort is hosting an April Fool’s Day 5k Dash! We will be awarding prizes to the Most Foolish Family, Most Foolish Couple, Most Foolish Individual and more, so come dressed like a fool. $30. Eventbrite.com

APRIL 6 - 8 BEND BIKE SWAP BEND NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY The Bend Bike Swap is a 100% volunteer event organized by the Boneyard Cycling Team and supported by volunteers from our beneficiary organizations and the community. The event serves as an opportunity for individ-

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APRIL 9 SALMON RUN BEND ARMORY Traversing beautiful dirt and paved trails along the Deschutes River, the race winds through some of the most scenic trails in town and attracts 400 to 500 racers every year. RunSalmonRun.com

APRIL 12 GEEKS WHO DRINK TRIVIA NIGHT WORTHY BREWING Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night will take place at Worthy Brewing in the new Hop Mahal banquet room each week through mid-April. Bring your friends and take home some cool Worthy Brewing prizes. WorthyBrewing.com

APRIL 13 RIVERHOUSE JAZZ WITH THE RAVI COLTRANE QUINTET RIVERHOUSE ON THE DESCHUTES Ravi is well known as the second son of jazz legends, John and Alice Coltrane. Ravi was raised by his mother, who was a significant influence on Ravi’s development as a world-class musician in her own right.  The post-bop Grammy-nominated saxophonist has released six albums as a bandleader. Riverhouse.com

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APRIL 22 MUSTACHE BASH GOODLIFE BREWING Bend Fire Community Assistance Program's first Mustache Bash is a family-friendly, charity mustache competition, featuring live music by Trailer 31, beer, and a raffle. Prizes for mustache categories of natural, groomed or fake! BendCommunityAssistance.org

APRIL 23 SNOW GOLF TOURNAMENT

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Parting Thoughts ARTICLE SARAH WOLCOTT | PHOTOGRAPHY CHARLOTTE OAKES

arms that had not seen sun in many months, I managed to hear Garbutt say one small thing. This one tip—relatively simple sounding if you take it just off the cuff—changed my fly-fishing life. “Sarah, pretend your elbow is resting on a table when you cast,” he explains. “Your cast is most efficient if your whole arm doesn’t move.” With just a few practice casts utilizing Garbutt’s new visual, I was able to cast my fly line and land my artificial fly—colorfully named “gummy minnow”—an additional 15’ past where I was able to cast it previously. The extra 15’ of length was enough to get in front of a handful of bonefish—a wily, hard-pulling species that cause even veteran fly-fishermen to scream with delight when they hook one. Garbutt’s one simple suggestion allowed me to land my first bonefish and in the beautiful, inviting country of Belize.

THE LIGHTBULB JUST WENT OFF

M

in Belize

A QUINTESSENTIAL QUESTION ABOUT MY MARRIAGE:

had I really been listening to Michael all these years?

y husband Michael has been row-

of my fishing career. Unfortunately, this is not

ing a drift boat down Oregon riv-

the case. Which begs a quintessential ques-

Michael wasn’t with me when I landed

ers as a fly-fishing guide for over

tion about my marriage: had I really been

my first bonefish. He had graciously taken

listening to Michael all these years?

a day off to allow myself, and two other

two decades. He’s memorized every rock, eddy and bend in the waters that he consid-

Recently, we had the great fortune to

friends, to fish with Garbutt in his smaller,

ers his other “homes.” He has taught scores

partake in several days of guided fly-fishing

flats boat for the day. On one hand, it would

of people how to fly-fish and introduced

in the Caribbean country of Belize. Famous

have been nice for Michael to be present

veterans to the secret holding waters on the

saltwater guide, Eworth Garbutt, was our

as I hooked this exciting gamefish. But,

McKenzie, Deschutes and Rogue rivers.

guide and the person responsible for finally

on the other hand, perhaps this fishing

turning my fly-fishing lightbulb on.

outing—sans the fly-fishing guide hus-

I, too, love to fish. After years—15 to be exact—of listening to my husband, you would

In between swatting the “no-see-ums”

think that I would be nearing the expert stage

and applying sunscreen to Central Oregon

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band—was exactly what I needed to have my breakthrough moment in Belize.


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