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LIFESTYLE LETTER

MAY 2020 PUBLISHER

Jane Rial | jane.rial@lifestylepubs.com EDITOR

Cheryl Parton | cheryl.parton@lifestylepubs.com

STRONGER TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY AS I WRITE THIS FROM BEND LIFESTYLE, OUR WORLD IS SPINNING WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING. Being homebound, we feel the loss of interaction and community. I sincerely hope that the arrival of this issue finds us recovering and returning to a semblance of normalcy. I have been so inspired with the outreach and ways that our community has come together (six feet apart) to help each other during this difficult time. I’m sure that support will only increase in the coming months. It shows the true character of our human spirit and compassion. During this time, we want to remind

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you to support local businesses now more than ever! We are especially grateful for our advertising partners. Please support them during the coming months. May brings brightness to the world with the celebration of Mother’s Day, and this issue features many women-focused stories. Discover unique and empowering women’s networking groups on our pages, along with ideas for a girls’ movie night. Meet artist Danae Bennett-Miller of Tumalo, whose bronze sculptures are central to public art in Bend and Sisters. Learn about her unique lost wax casting process and how her soulful animal art reflects our Central Oregon life. With the lesson that disaster can be real, now is the time

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we can prepare for fire season. Be sure to read about finding peace of mind by obtaining

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a virtual home inventory to protect your property and possessions in our “Inventory Goes

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Virtual” article. And May means getting back outside. May is also Melanoma Awareness

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Month, so be sure to protect your skin from our strong sun exposure using tips on page 24.

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Then check out our Facebook page Facebook.com/Bend-Lifestyle for ways to support

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local businesses and our new City Lifestyle website (City/Lifestyle.com/Bend-OR) for the best shopping, happenings and featured local businesses. This month reminds us of the women in our lives—our mothers, daughters, sisters and friends. Where would we be without them? Let’s take the time to celebrate our health and each other all month long. Thank you for your support, for reading…and be well!

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INSIDE THE ISSUE MAY 2020

FEATURES 12 Virtual Home Inventory Prepare for the Future to Create Peace of Mind

16 Trailblazing Women Local groups for Networking: On Bikes or In Boardrooms

20 Beautiful in Bronze Danae Bennett-Miller Sculpts Soulful Animals in Her Tumalo Studio

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24 Melanoma Awareness Month Tips for Taking Good Care of the Skin You're In

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DEPARTMENTS

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Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Tech Savvy

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Our Town

20 Artist’s Palette 24 Healthy Lifestyle 26 Giving Back 28 Locally Owned 30 DIY 32 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Local’s Choice


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GOOD TIMES

2020 MUSE CONFERENCE The 8th Annual Muse Women's Conference was held March 5- 8 at the Tower Theatre and local venues. The event brought together local women and teens with internationally recognized artists, authors, athletes, entrepreneurs, activists, and social change leaders to celebrate International Women's Day and kick off Women's History Month. PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHLOE O'NEILL

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INVENTORY GOES VIRTUAL PREPARING FOR THE WORST CREATES THE BEST PEACE OF MIND OF THE MANY CHALLENGES WE FACE IN LIFE, THE THREAT OF A NATURAL DISASTER OR CATASTROPHIC EVENT CAN ADD A LAYER OF ANXIETY ON TOP OF EXISTING STRESSORS IN DAILY LIFE. Our homes are our biggest asset, but according to the Insurance Information Institute, only 50 percent of homeowners have a home inventory which is essential to get a fair settlement in the claim process. “In the aftermath of a loss, you need to both identify what is gone and provide proof of possession. I’ve seen how emotionally draining it is to sift through ashes,” says Ken Aaron, founder of Virtual Home Inventory, a professional service in Central Oregon that builds a complete record of your property and possessions, assuring the insurance adjuster receives an accurate, visual account for a quicker, maximum settlement. “It’s difficult enough to remember everything you own when it’s there, and near impossible after it’s gone,” he says. Ken’s professional career as a commercial photographer of primarily architecture and hospitality (resorts) has given him a front-row seat to spectacular homes filled with art collections, yet, “People don’t realize that in a settlement situation, it’s beyond art,” he says. “It goes beyond the value of possessions to the value of the home itself: What are the ceiling heights? What are the finishes and fixtures?” Ken uses specialized 360 and 3D cameras to capture every faucet and chandelier, contents of each drawer and cupboard, as well as the individual high-end items that need specific documentation when filing a claim. Inventories are not just important in the event of a fire or loss but are used for family law and divorce asset verification, as well as financial and trust planning. The virtual inventory service is made simple for homeowners, saving them the time of trying to do it themselves. On average, it takes two-to-three hours to record a complete inventory, and about a week to finish and deliver the flash drive to back up and store off site, so it can be accessed easily. According to Insurance Journal magazine, nearly 80 percent of insurance professionals believe homeowners’ insurance claims are processed 50 to 100 percent faster when customers have completed a home inventory in advance. This is where peace of mind in a home inventory can help people sleep at night. “The right time to create a home inventory is now,” says Ken. Being prepared saves time and stress when it matters most because while disasters don’t plan ahead, you can. VirtualHomeInventory.com 12

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RETURNING TO RUNNING AFTER HAVING A BABY “People underestimate how long it takes to recover from childbirth,” said Bend Physical Therapist, Emily Bliss, PT, DPT. She would know. She is nine months postpartum and understands how challenging it can be to get back to where you were before pregnancy. One of Emily’s clinical practice areas of focus is women’s health. She’s on a mission to help moms return to running postpartum safely. That’s one of the reasons she created the successful Instagram page, @mumsontheRUNusa, where she journals personal struggles and wins as well as the realities of recovering from childbirth (a free downloadable postpartum return to run program can be found here too). After having a baby, moms are given a list of restrictions. These restrictions, however, are vague and often unrealistic. They also don’t explain how to safely return to exercise, something many women are eager to do. “I find that many women, especially here in Bend, have the desire to get back to their prepregnancy weight and fitness level quickly,” said Emily. “Starting too soon puts them at an elevated risk of injury.” Professionals like Emily do not recommend that women run until at least three months postpartum. They should be cleared by an OB-GYN before returning to any exercise, and gradually build up the strength and endurance required for running. This is because many women begin running only to find they are having issues with urinary leakage, pelvic organ prolapse, back or hip pain, among other things. “Running requires a certain amount of muscle strength, endurance, and coordination to hold in urine as well as abdominal stability to maintain the load of running on your body,” said Emily. Women also face other factors that can affect the

ability to return to running, such as breastfeeding, lack of sleep, type of delivery, and postpartum depression. Female Athlete Triad Syndrome is another concern, which is a medical condition caused by an energy imbalance, which can increase the risk of injury and slow healing. Signs that you are returning to running too soon include incontinence, feeling a heaviness, pressure, or bulging in the pelvic area, urinary urgency with exercise, diastasis recti, back pain, and hip pain, or injury, to name a few. Emily recommends that women have the following evaluated before returning to running postpartum: 1. Have a pelvic health assessment to check the strength, coordination, and endurance of the pelvic floor. 2 For women who have had a cesarean delivery, their scar should be evaluated for scar tissue extensibility (how the scar moves) and underlying abdominal muscle strength and coordination. 3 For women who have had a vaginal delivery, perineal tearing should be evaluated. 4 Women should be able to do a quick flick of the pelvic floor and also hold a Kegel for at least ten seconds. 5 Test if the body is ready for the impact of running by doing: 20x each single leg calf raises on each side, single-leg bridges on each side, single-leg sit to stand, and side-lying hip abduction. If given the all-clear, Emily recommends a nonaggressive program that builds over six to eight weeks combined with a strengthening program. If issues exist, physical therapy can help safely address and overcome them.


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FOUR NETWORKING GROUPS EMPOWER FEMALES IN AND OUT OF THE OFFICE

Women can support leadership for women with groups such as CEOX.

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PHOTO: Else Kerkmann, courtesy of Ladies AllRide

THE BEND COMMUNITY IS FULL OF FEMALE TRAILBLAZERS WHO HAVE LEADERSHIP ROLES AND RUN BUSINESSES ACROSS TOWN. Still, there is much work to do to keep growing the community of women leading change, equalizing the playing field in their careers, shredding up the trails and slopes, and raising the next generation of leaders, regardless of gender. We’ve rounded up four hubs for local women looking to connect and level up.

CEOX + WHAT IT IS: A company working to put more women in CEO roles. + WHO IT’S GOOD FOR: Women who are CEO-ready and businesses looking for their next female leader. + WHERE TO FIND IT: ProjectCEOX.com CEOX was created to find, vet, and connect qualified

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L A D I E S A L L R I D E + WHAT IT IS: An outdoor group for women looking to

female CEO and CEO-ready candidates to leadership

learn or hone their mountain biking skills.

roles in businesses of all types and sizes from startups

+ WHO IT’S GOOD FOR: All women with ability at any

to Fortune 500 companies. According to CEOX, some of

level of experience, any bike and any body.

the best performing companies have women in leader-

+ WHERE TO FIND IT: LadiesAllRide.com

ship roles, yet women only make up six percent of CEOs in Fortune 500 companies, which CEOX founder Luann

This group is geared toward improving lives and empow-

Abrams wants to change. After launching only a few

ering women outside the office, on mountain bikes!

months ago, the company has carefully built a roster of

Ladies AllRide Mountain Bike Skills Camps, founded by pro-

more than 100 highly-skilled female CEO-ready candi-

fessional mountain biker and skills instructor Lindsey Richter

dates, recommended and supported by successful CEOs

and business partner Meredith Brandt of Grit Clinics, is on a

and senior leaders, and they are assisting in three separate

mission to grow the community of female mountain bikers

leadership searches. Companies can search and connect

across the globe. They are based in Bend and offer events in

to relevant nominees or share open positions with CEOX.

epic riding locations like Arizona, Wyoming, Montana, Vermont and North Carolina, to name a few. Ladies AllRide has taught mountain biking skills to more than 5,000 women (and growing) with the goal of bringing them together to lift each other up, face their fears, believe in themselves and achieve more than they thought possible. This tends to enhance their lives on and off the bikes because it shows them what they're capable of accomplishing. All bikes, all women, and all levels are welcome. Camps sell out fast, scholarships are available, so register as soon as possible. You won’t regret it.

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WOMEN IN STEAM + WHAT IT IS: A networking and mentor group for women and girls interested in STEAM careers. + WHO IT’S GOOD FOR: Scientists, engineers, architects, designers, technology and software professionals, and more. + WHERE TO FIND IT: TechOregon.org/Get-Involved/ Communities-Labs/Bend-STEAM

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Women in STEAM, created by the Technology Association of Oregon (TAO), is a community-based organization working to create a gender-balanced environment for those in Central Oregon’s STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) careers. STEAM has three majors goals: to create paths for girls and women interested in STEAM careers; establish a platform for connections, resources and opportunities; and enable ongoing education opportunities for career growth and prosperity. The community group is managed by volunteer-led committees, who organize special events, mentorship programs, mixer opportunities and other projects in Central Oregon.

Members of Womens Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders (WEB). PHOTO: Suzette Hibble, SHE Photography

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ORGANIZING DECLUTTERING H O M E S TAG I N G Homes • Vacation Rentals • Small Business • Realtors

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+ WHERE TO FIND IT: WEB.WildApricot.org Sarah Swoffer and Jillian Wheeler founded WEB in January 2020 to support, honor, inspire and nurture women in the Bend community. The group provides meaningful and professional development, peer accountability and goal tracking, and gathers women who want to give back to the community where many of its members are building or already own businesses. WEB offers monthly network-

en-owned businesses. WEB also hosts mastermind meetings, give

Dr. Erika has a unique understanding of children's health. She trained at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences School of Medicine and the Walter Reed Army Hospital. Awarded the Young Pediatrician of the Year Award in 2010*, she served in the US Navy as a pediatrician and flight surgeon for 12 years, in such places as Haiti and Okinawa, Japan.

back projects and other meaningful growth opportunities. Meetings

*American Academy of Pediatrics, Uniformed Services

ing meetings the second Wednesday of every month, which include guest speakers, vendor tables and professional development rotations. The location changes every month to support local wom-

are open to guests. All women are welcome. CityLifestyle.com/Bend

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BENNETTMILLER EXPRESSING THE INNER BEAUTY OF ANIMALS IN BRONZE

DANAE BENNETT-MILLER GREW UP CONSIDERING HERSELF AN ARTIST. “I always thought art was just a part of life,” she says. The connection between art and life, particularly the life of animals, is what has inspired a career spanning more than 30 years. Danae’s bronze sculptures are part of the public art landscape in Central Oregon: long-legged cranes at the end of Minnesota Ave. at Lava Road, and the horse in “Bueno: Homage to the Buckaroo” of the Newport Ave. roundabout at 9th Street, and most recently a fourpiece group of antelope and an elk in “A Journey Through a Land of Contrasts” on Highway 20 at Barclay Dr. in Sisters. Danae earned an M.F.A. in Sculpture from University of Washington and taught sculpture at the University of New Hampshire, where she experienced a wide range of tools and processes, including the lost wax process she uses today. In the ancient process, sheets of wax are molded, shaped and textured, then sent to a foundry where a mold is created. The wax is melted away, and bronze is poured to create smaller individual pieces that Miller welds and finishes with polish or patina in her Tumalo studio. The artist’s life on a ranch gives space and reflective time needed for each sculpture. “Riding horses since I was eight, I find communicating with a living being fascinating and art is another form of communication.” DanaeMiller.com

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ARTICLE CHERYL PARTON

DANAE

ARTIST’S PALETTE


PHOTO: Cheryl Parton

INNER ENERGY “I try to express the soul of an animal. I am more interested in their inner energy— what’s inside that we can’t put a finger on.” Danae Bennett-Miller

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HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

May is Melanoma Awareness Month TAKE GOOD CARE OF THE SKIN YOU'RE IN

ARTICLE SUZANNE JOHNSON

MAY IS THE PERFECT MONTH TO PLAN SUMMER’S MUST-DO ADVENTURES, ESPECIALLY AFTER AN ISOLATING START TO SPRING, WHETHER HIKING TUMALO MOUNTAIN, BIKING PHIL’S TRAIL, OR FISHING THE DESCHUTES. Outdoor recreation under Central Oregon’s clear blue skies exposes skin to damaging UV rays, however, so May is also a time to protect your skin from melanoma and other skin cancers. Melanoma Awareness Month aims to educate people about the risks of excess sun exposure and empower them to seek early treatment for unusual spots or moles. Central Oregon has unusually high rates of skin cancer and melanoma, partly because of the altitude and

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the abundance of sunny days. “People in Bend spend their lives working and playing outdoors,” says Gerald Peters Jr., MD, FAAD, FACMS, of Peters Dermatology Center in Bend. “Our thin atmosphere is a poor filter— the ultraviolet rays are intense in every season,” he adds. Sunlight contains two types of damaging rays, known as Ultraviolet A (UVA) and Ultraviolet B (UVB). UVA rays penetrate skin and cause tanning. They also break down elastic and collagen, causing premature wrinkles. UVB rays hit the skin surface, causing burns and blisters. Both types are associated with early aging and skin cancers. So how can you protect yourself?

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EARLY DETECTION Dr. Peters recommends starting with a baseline skin exam, then developing an individualized care plan. “Proactive prevention is the best approach to avoid skin cancers,” says Dr. Peters. “Learn to monitor your skin and seek early treatment if needed—that’s the best way to convert a potentially serious problem into a temporary minor inconvenience.”

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VITAMIN D While UV rays do cause skin cells to convert pre-Vitamin D into its bioactive form, sunlight is not the only source for this essential nutrient. “Vitamin D is important for immune support, but it’s easily available through food and supplements, so why would anyone risk skin cancer to get enough Vitamin D?” says Dr. Peters. The average recommended daily dose of Vitamin D is 2000 units, or 50 micrograms.

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SUN PROTECTION Additional suggestions for reducing sun damage include packing a long-sleeved shirt and hat to shade the face and neck, heading indoors midday to avoid the most direct rays, and choosing a sunblock made with zinc oxide or titanium oxide. Be sure it’s broad spectrum, to protect against both UVA and UVB rays. No sunblock keeps working more than a few hours, so reapply generously. Peters Dermatology Center 2041 NE Williamson Court, Suite B, Bend PetersDerm.com

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GIVING BACK

Kindness Through Adversity CENTRAL OREGON DEFINES ITS SPIRIT DURING CHALLENGING TIMES

THIS SPRING, A CRASH COURSE IN COVID 19 EPIDEMIOLOGY

was Pandemic Partners Bend. Launched by members of First

VISITED CENTRAL OREGON ALONG WITH INCREASED

Presbyterian Church in Bend, the site coordinated nonemergency

SOCIAL ISOLATION. In search of silver linings, a community of

assistance in Bend, from picking up groceries and assisting with

solidarity grew out of the anxiety through small acts of kindness.

technology, to helping parents with children home from school

While headlines gave frightening news, the small print told stories

closures. “It’s simple,” writes Morgan Schmidt, a founder of the

of support: a professional athlete shopping for elderly strangers

group. “If you need help, ask. If you can help, respond out of the

as they waited in the Safeway parking lot; Free Little Libraries in

goodness of your heart.” Membership is at more than 11,000 (and

front yards transforming into small food banks; and nonprofits

counting) and it has become a model for similar groups across the

continuing services to our most vulnerable citizens. The Deschutes

country and world. Members can filter through “Success!” tags for

Public Library System saw a 196-percent increase in the number of

ways the community has made an impact, “Help Requests,” and

books checked out during the week they announced the closure of

a Helpline at 541.668.6117. Moderator Keith Matthews writes, “It’s

branch libraries to the public. Their online offerings have continued

amazing to be in a community where everyone can love and help

to provide essential resources for the community 24 hours a day,

each other out no matter what (our) differences.”

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PLACES WE LIVE AND PLAY. The safety and health of employees, guests and community were placed in the forefront as our strength and social infrastructure were adapted and put to the test. The challenge now is to PHOTO: Mike Albright

support each other and our local businesses—how we spend our dollars will uphold the economic health of the community we all love. Read on for highlights of a few of our intrepid partners, and for tips on how you can help support local businesses:

CASCADE FINANCIAL STRATEGIES TEAM EXPANDS Address: 243 SW Scalehouse Loop Phone: 541.678.5475 Website: CascadeFS.com

Cascade Financial Strategies, a comprehensive financial planning firm that specializes in Socially Responsible Investing, announced the expansion of their team. Adding to owner Jack Schniepp (CFP®, ChFC®), and financial advisor Neal Richards, Carrie Eacker joined CFS as director of operations. She brings more than 20 years of business development experience to the growing firm. Tracy Esquivel also recently joined the team as executive assistant. CFS serves individuals, families, small businesses The Cascade Financial Strategies Team: Carrie Eacker, Jack Schniepp (CFP®, ChFC®), Neal Richards and Tracy Esquivel of Cascade Financial Strategies. 28

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and non-profit organizations, and is the only firm in Central Oregon that is a member of the US Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investing.


SKIN FIRM OPENS TO OFFER ADVANCED ESTHETICS AND CELLULITE TREATMENT

M. JACOBS CELEBRATES 80 YEARS Address: Bend River Promenade, 2994 NE O B Riley Rd.

Address: 2955 N Hwy 97, Suite 103

Phone: 541.382.5900

Phone: 916.496.4320

Website: MJacobsFurniture.com

Website: SkinFirm.com

With six locations in Oregon, M. Jacobs celebrates its 80th anni-

Skin Firm, a full-body skin care center, recently opened in

versary in 2020. Founder Maurie Jacobs grew up in Chicago with

the Riverside Wellness Building. The focus of this esthetic

dreams of owning his own retail store. As newlyweds, he and

practice is the non-invasive treatment of mild to moderate

his wife Sylvia moved to Eugene, Oregon and opened Sterling

cellulite. Using FDA-approved technology, Synergie massage

Furniture. Its early success led to the concept of a full-line, brand-

tightens and tones skin by physically manipulating connective

name home furnishings center and the launch of M. Jacobs Fine

tissue to increase blood circulation and encourage collagen

Furniture in downtown Eugene with two floors and 50,000 square

production without discomfort. Lymphatic drainage removes

feet of showroom. In the early 60s, Maurie’s daughter Sheila and

excess fat and toxins stored in cells resulting in smoother

son-in-law Mike joined the business and grew it to include the

skin among other health benefits. Shannon Miller, owner and

current family of stores: M. Jacobs, Bend; Michael’s (Leather and

operator of Skin Firm, has been licensed since 2008 and also

Oak, Mattress Gallery and Leather, and Home Store) in Gateway

performs microdermabrasion and microneedling.

Center, Eugene; M.Jacobs Fine Furniture and Mattress Gallery,

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Downtown Eugene. Mike and Sheila Schwartz have continued Maurie and Sylvia Jacobs’ tradition of community involvement, support and dedication to beautiful homes in the northwest.

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HOMAGE HOME LIVING OPENS LUXURY SENIOR RESIDENCE AND PLANS OPEN HOUSE Address: 1630 NE Northview Dr. Phone: 541.230.3051 Website: HomageHomeLiving.com Homage Home Living opened a luxury concierge senior living residence in Bend. Founder Guinevere Johnson has 25 years of experience in the senior service industry to serve personal needs in areas of financial, legal, placement or healthcare matters. Homage concierge services are customized for each resident to provide resort-like amenities like private chef, spa bathrooms, activities for mind and body, laundry and room service, transportation and 24-hour security. An Open House is planned for June 17, 4:30 p.m., at 1630 NE Northview Dr., Bend.

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Buy gift cards from local businesses today for use in the coming year. Give a gift to a neighbor or friend, and consider buying gift cards for future use toward daily needs. The real gift is income for small businesses during these challenging times. Order take out or delivery. Not only does your order support a local restaurant, but it keeps their service workforce employed. Whether a favorite spot is open for sit-down business or not, there will be a delivery employee happy for the work (and tip)! Shop small business online. Many of our local favorite brick and mortar retailers have online ordering available. Make them a first stop before Amazon, and shipping is expedited when mailing local (some shops will even make personal deliveries). Check in with small business owners and their employees. Living in a small town, chances are these are friends and neighbors. Knowing they are supported by our community is encouragement during difficult times. Use your dollars to keep our community vital. When you have a choice, choose our local heroes—small-business owners—over the big guys. Remember the quote by Anna Lappé, “Every time you spend money, you're casting a vote for the kind of world you want.”

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PACK YOUR SMALL SPACES WITH A BIG PUNCH BY STARTING YOUR OWN CONTAINER GARDEN

IT MAY BE THAT YOU DON’T HAVE MUCH SPACE TO WORK WITH; MAYBE YOU ARE ALWAYS ON-THE-MOVE; OR, MAYBE YOU JUST SIMPLY COLOR TO YOUR SPACE. It doesn’t matter what your reason may be. Container gardening—the practice of growing plants exclusively in containers rather than in the ground—is a great way to pack some punch into a small (or portable!) space. With container gardening, there are almost endless possibilities. Whether you’re looking to grow decorative plants or edible ones, there’s likely an option for you— and it doesn’t have to be limited to simply growing herbs

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on your windowsill. There are several factors to keep in mind when you first start your container garden, the first of which being to decide whether you’re going to keep it indoors or out. Different plants grow best in different environments, so be sure to choose species that will thrive where you’ve decided to put them—making sure they are receiving the proper amount of sunlight and moisture.

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Here are a few other things to be aware of when you get started: CONTAINER SIZES: Large containers may be easier to grow plants in than small since

they have more space for large root systems and larger amounts of soil retain more moisture. + CONTAINER DRAINAGE: Your container must have a drainage system—even if it’s just a few holes you drill in it yourself. For plants that need to be watered more frequently, consider self-watering containers. + CONTAINER MATERIALS: The fun thing about container gardens is that you don’t have to limit yourself. Get creative with the containers you use (while keeping the above information in mind)! We love repurposing vintage items into unique containers.

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Why stick with one kind of garden? Once you’re a container garden pro, there are tons of different theme gardens you can create all around your home. CLEAN-AIR GARDEN Snake Plant + Spider Plant + Dragon Plant + English Ivy FRAGRANCE GARDEN Lavender + Lemongrass + Mint LEMON GARDEN Lemon Verbena + Lemon Balm + Lemongrass + Lemon Geranium

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in a team/pair to benefit the Mt. Bachelor

choices and positive self-image for first-

Ski Education Foundation. MBSEF.org

time racers and seasoned runners alike.

UPSTREAM FUNDRAISER

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along trails and the Deschutes River

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programs. Proceeds support hands-on stew-

The Central Oregon Symphony (COS) sea-

ardship experiences designed to education

son concludes with guest artist Amy Kolb, a

MOUNTAINSTAR’S COMMUNITY TABLE

Central Oregon students about rivers and

former COS principal oboe. Currently serving

The event for MountainStar Family Relief

streams through art and science projects.

as principal oboe for the Amarillo Symphony,

Nursery invites attendees to join their efforts

UpperDeschutesWatershedCouncil.org

Kolb will perform a baroque concerto played

to protect young children from abuse and

on the rarely heard oboe d’amore on May 16

neglect. A light dinner, drinks and dessert

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at 7:30 p.m., May 17 at 2:00 p.m. and May 18

accompany the compelling story of how

at 7:30 p.m. COSymphony.com

MountainStar’s work impacts vulnerable

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raiser and call to action: free, but a meaning-

HAPPY GIRLS HALF MARATHON, 10K, AND 5K

These events were scheduled as of

Riverbend Park

individual websites for the most up-to-

The Happy Girls runs support healthy

date information.

Brasada Ranch

The Upper Deschutes Watershed Council hosts their annual fundraiser, Upstream—a dinner and silent auction to raise community support for their environmental education

Mt. Bachelor and Old Mill District

The relay race with six legs that include alpine skiing/snowboarding, cross country skiing, biking, running, canoeing/kayaking/ stand up paddle boarding and sprinting to the finish. Complete the race by yourself or

The all-woman’s race mixes a course with paved trails. HappyGirlsRun.com

Bend High School Auditorium

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

children and families. The event is a fundful donation is suggested. MtStar.org

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