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Indoor dining, you were fun. For those of us who have bought and sold the notion that having our society get vaccinated would be the key to never seeing our bars, restaurants and other establishments closed to COVID-19 ever again, the advent of another round of Extreme Risk for Crook and Deschutes and 13 other counties is nothing short of a total disappointment. Alas, so is seeing a loved one die of the virus. As of this writing, 87,848 people—or about 45.5%—of Deschutes County is vaccinated. According to the World Health Organization, it took roughly 80% of the population to be vaccinated to achieve herd immunity for polio, and 95% for measles. While it’s felt like our county leaders have moved mountains and have achieved great things through the mass vaccination clinic at the fairgrounds, the reason for getting more adults—and now, teenagers 16 and over—through that hurdle becomes all the more apparent. Endless lockdowns and reopenings are a type of whiplash none of us want to experience… and yet here we are. As your friendly, family-owned newspaper, we are feeling the crush of this as much as you are. We hope you have a safe and healthy week, and that next week brings better news on the virus. And if you want to keep up on the daily numbers of vaccinations, hospitalizations and virus cases, be sure to subscribe to our Cascades Reader, where we aggregate new numbers from St. Charles and the Oregon Health Authority every day. Find the Reader at bendsource.com/newsletters.
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Letters must be received by noon Friday for inclusion in the following week’s paper. Please limit letters to 250 words. Submission does not guarantee publication. Opinions printed here do not constitute an editorial endorsement of said opinions. Letter of the week receives $5 to Palate! Congress a few years ago that said: “Thinning large trees, including overstory trees in a stand, can increase the rate of fire spread by opening up the forest to increased wind velocity, damage soils, introduce invasive species that increase flammable understory vegetation, and impact wildlife habitat.” The Congressional Research Service reached a similar conclusion: “From a quantitative perspective, the CRS study indicates a very weak relationship between acres logged and the extent and severity of forest fires. … the data indicate that fewer acres burned in areas where logging activity was limited.” I could provide many more such quotes and conclusions. What this suggests is that need to focus attention on fire-safe procedures for communities, not trying to modify the forest. If the home cannot ignite, it won’t burn. Typically, any fuel reduction that is more than 100 feet from a home provides no benefit. Reducing ignitions is relatively simple. Remove fine fuels like pine needles from roof and gutters. Keep flammable grass, pine needles, and dead shrubs away from the home. Get rid of combustible lawn furniture. Put screens on attic vents. These and other measures will significantly reduce the chance of home loss or fire spread through the community. Chainsaws don’t change the climate/ weather. Given that the current mega drought, we need to rehink how we adapt to the inevitable wildfires. We must start at the home and work outward. — George Wuerthner is an ecologist and author of 38 books dealing with environmental and natural history topics. His most recent book is “Protecting the Wild: Parks and Wilderness the Foundation for Conservation.” He resides in Bend.
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We need to have a robust community dialogue on parking. Decisions should be based on local data that accurately describes the parking need and the parking supply. The public needs to know that potential Council decisions may cause cars to overflow into someone else’s parking lot or into an adjacent residential neighborhood. The Galveston Avenue neighborhood is a perfect example of how the existing parking requirements were insufficient to provide a parking supply that matched the parking need and now, advocates of no minimum off-street parking requirements want to further reduce the provided parking? Let’s deal with facts and not follow trends with little or no evidence of achieving the benefits hoped for. The author of this opinion piece is right two on points; a) theories don’t always pan out and we absolutely need to have a community conversation. Meanwhile, we need effective solutions for housing that is affordable for all income levels. We need to think outside the box on housing to stop the gentrification of Bend. —Mike Walker via bendsource.com While many look to alleviate the parking issue with mass transit, bikes, and other laudable efforts, cars will be a problem for many years to come. Some ideas need to be discussed that have been ignored too long: We hear about infill for housing, how about infill for parking? Parking structures utilize valuable property more efficiently
than parking lots, putting more cars per square foot on land which is increasing in value every year. Structures could be designed to include exterior areas with terraced gardens, and roof coverings of solar panels. Making downtown Bend a pedestrian only area would certainly improve the appeal. That may be too extreme for most, but at least remove one side of angle parking and widen the sidewalks. Restaurant tables now take up walking space and a stroll is now an obstacle course. Snow, anyone? Clearing streets and parking areas and sidewalks is never adequately done in Bend. Include in planning enough space to pile snow. And include ways of dealing with the big, extra-long trucks that should be required to park in special areas. Revenue: Parking structures could be revenue generating. As all parking could be, for Bend or for private enterprises. But please consider that not everyone has the latest smart phone that can utilize parking apps. Please provide a way for anyone to pay for parking, and keep signage updated with whatever the latest regulations are. — Mathieu Federspiel
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A recent study concluded that much of the West is experiencing the second-most severe drought recorded in the past 1200 years! Currently, 80% of Oregon is experiencing drought. Severe fire weather, of which drought is a significant factor, explains the spate of large blazes that have charred much of the West. What drives all large blazes is extreme fire weather which consists of drought, combined with high temperatures, low humidity and most importantly wind. All these conditions are exacerbated by climate change. One hears continuously that “fire suppression” and “fuel build up” as the prime factor in the rising acreage burned annually, but fuels do not drive large fires. If that were the case, we would expect the largest and most frequent fires on the coasts of Oregon and Washington where there is more “fuel” (biomass) than anyplace else in the West. Despite the assertions from the timber industry and its supporters that thinning and other forest management will reduce fire spread, most “active forest management” enhances fire spread. Almost all of the largest blazes in the West occurred under extreme fire weather conditions. They burned aggressively on lands that were logged, thinned or otherwise managed, whether it is the recent fires that charred the western slope of the Oregon Cascades, or the Camp Fire that destroyed 19,000 homes and killed 87 people in Paradise, California. All significant blazes occurred during episodes of high temperatures, low humidity, drought and high winds. Logging does nothing to change the climate/weather. This is one reason why more than 200 scientists (whose jobs do not depend on logging) signed a letter to
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The structures built in downtown Bend parking spaces will remain up throughout 2021 By Jack Harvel
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hole industries fought for survival after state mandates across the country sought to reduce exposure to COVID-19 last spring. Restaurants in particular scrambled to find ways to stay in business through carryout and delivery, but were largely unable to recoup their losses. “Not every business model would have made sense to just go over to curbside pickup,” Bend Parking Services Division Manager Tobias Marx told the Source. “Restaurants were hard hit with COVID-19, they were not able to have the occupancy that they needed to really sustain themselves.” Under an emergency declaration the City of Bend implemented a “parklet” program that allowed downtown businesses to expand into the parking spaces directly in front of their locations. So far eight parklets, which refer to any non-parking use of parking spaces, were built for 12 businesses, with several filing joint applications. Nearly all parklets so far are made for outdoor dining, with a few exceptions like The Good Drop Wine Shop. “Bos Taurus and The Good Drop Wine Shop, they kind of joined together because it was more feasible because it’s a significant investment on a business,” Marx said. “Moving forward with a more permanent program, it will open up more to commercial parklets.” The Bend City Council voted unanimously in favor of a permanent parklet license program at its meeting April 21. The program is restricted to the downtown district, and will allow for up to 90 parklets, 5% of all available on-street parking, to be converted to parklets. The eight parklets installed now take up 20 parking spaces, and Marx is confident that the expansion won’t meaningfully impact parking in downtown.
“Even with that increased demand or requests for parklets than what we have seen before, we are still not even to half of that 90 spaces,” Marx said. Businesses applying for a license will have to meet certain requirements, including maintaining ADA accessibility, regularly maintaining and removing snow from their parklets, creating emergency protection plans, getting the parklet insured, securing approval from the property owner and be on a street with a maximum speed limit of 25 mph. The counties deemed “Extreme Risk” by the state’s guidelines, which were updated April 27, are prohibited from offering indoor dining entirely but allow up to 100 customers outside. Even at the lowest risk category indoor dining is restricted to 50% occupancy. At Deschutes Brewery’s downtown pub, its parklet spans the width of the building. “With the restrictions as they were and basically no inside dining, we’re relegated to just to-go and delivery— and then realize with the opportunity of having the parklets when the city opened it up, we wanted to jump on it,” Food and Beverage Director at Deschutes Brewery Mike Rowen said. “Really, we have more potential seating outside than we do inside right now under current restrictions.” Most of the businesses that have invested in parklets expressed interest in keeping them after COVID restrictions end, both for the expanded capacity and for the character of a downtown area. “It adds a level of vitality to the downtown that, I guess to me, it makes it more vibrant, more special. Hopefully it will continue for a while because I think once everyone gets used to the idea and they see how active the streets
If downtown parklets like this one at Zydeco Kitchen & Cocktails prove to be a success, they could become permanent.
are and how many people are drawn to it,” Rowen said. The program was warmly received over the past year by both businesses and residents, with the city’s Licensing Program Manager Lorelei Williams saying they had received a “very minimal” number of complaints. “So far we I think if we hear from the community, from the majority of community, they’re really enjoying these parklets and enjoy that they could support downtown businesses,” Marx of Parking Services said. After 2021 the city will review the parklet license program and assess whether it should continue—or even expand. “This is not a program that you can,
I think, say generalized would work all over the city. I think it can work in very certain business districts and in some areas it might not,” Marx said. “I think we want to see how did this work for the 2021 season until the end of the year, and during that process do a lot of community outreach with local businesses that are doing parklets and local businesses that are not doing them and to really hear from all sides. Does it work? Does it not work? How does it affect your neighbor, meaning a business?” Marx said. Marx said there could be opportunities for more parklets in Northwest Crossing, on Newport Avenue and, if parking pains can be relieved there, on Galveston Avenue as well.
Half of Oregon counties moved to a higher risk category; Deschutes, Crook among counties shuttering indoor dining By Jack Harvel
eschutes County and Crook County, along with 13 others, were designated as Extreme Risk by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Tuesday, after the number of hospitalizations in the state rose above 300. The change in status will go into effect on Friday, and county data will be evaluated on a weekly basis for at least the next three weeks in an attempt to return to lower risk categories faster. “If we don’t act now, doctors, nurses, hospitals and other health care providers in Oregon will be stretched to their limits treating severe cases of COVID-19,” Gov. Brown said in a press release.
“Today’s announcement will save lives and help stop COVID-19 hospitalizations from spiking even higher. With new COVID-19 variants widespread in so many of our communities, it will take all of us working together to bring this back under control.” Nine counties will be considered “high risk” on Friday, four “moderate risk” and eight “lower risk.” Under Extreme Risk, indoor dining is prohibited, and gyms and movie theaters are limited to no more than six people indoors. Indoor visits to nursing homes are also not allowed. In light of
the renewed restrictions, Brown also announced a $20 million small business emergency relief package to continue to fund the commercial rent relief program for businesses in extreme risk counties. “I recognize the burden these restrictions place on Oregon businesses and working families. My goal is to lift these restrictions as soon as it is safely possible, and keep Oregon on the path for lifting most health and safety requirements by the end of June so we can fully reopen our economy. But we will only get there if enough Oregonians get vaccinated,” Gov. Brown said.
Changes were made to the Extreme Risk guidelines, and outdoor capacity limits will be raised from 50 to 100 in Extreme-Risk counties. The governor stated that counties will remain in the extreme risk category for a maximum of three weeks, and will be able to move to a lower category if they bring countywide cases down, if Oregon moves below 300 statewide hospitalizations or if the seven-day hospitalization average percent increase falls below 15%. If none of these criteria are met within three weeks, the Oregon Health Authority will evaluate why and make recommendations to the Governor’s Office.
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os Condados de Crook y Deschutes, junto con otros 13 condados, fueron designados el martes por la Gobernadora del estado de Oregon, Kate Brown, como condados de riesgo extremo, luego que el número de hospitalizaciones en el estado aumentará a más de 300. El cambio de nivel entrará en efecto el viernes y los datos del condado serán evaluados semanalmente durante al menos las tres semanas siguientes, con el intento de regresar más pronto a las categorías de menor riesgo. “Si no actuamos ahora, los doctores, enfermeros, hospitales y otros servidores de atención médica en Oregon llegaran a su límite con lo que respecta al tratamiento de casos de COVID-19,” comentó la Gobernadora Brown en un comunicado de prensa. “El anuncio de hoy salvará vidas y ayudará cesar las hospitalizaciones debido a COVID-19 y evitar que aumenten. Con las nuevas variantes
de COVID-19 extendiéndose en muchas de nuestras comunidades, será necesaria la participación de todos nosotros para tener de nuevo esto bajo control.” El viernes, nueve condados serán considerados de “alto riesgo,” cuatro de “riesgo moderado,” y ocho de “bajo riesgo.” Al estar bajo riesgo extremo, está prohibido comer dentro de los restaurantes, y los gimnasios y cines están limitados a tener una entrada limitada de hasta 6 personas en el interior de las instalaciones. Las visitas a las instalaciones de los asilos tampoco son permitidas. A la luz de las nuevas restricciones, Brown también anunció un programa de asistencia de emergencia para pequeñas empresas de $20 millones para continuar costeando el programa de alivio para la renta comercial para las empresas en condados con riesgo extremo. “Reconozco la carga que causan estas restricciones a los comercios y
las familias trabajadoras de Oregon. Mi meta es quitar estas restricciones tan pronto como posible y seguro para los habitantes y mantener a Oregon en el camino debido para quitar la mayoría de los requisitos de salud y seguridad para finales de junio para que podamos abrir por completo nuestra economía, pero solo llegaremos a ese punto si un número idóneo de habitantes de Oregon son vacunados,” comentó la Gobernadora Brown. Se hicieron cambios en las guías de riesgo extremo y los límites de capacidad para actividades al aire libre pasaron
de 50 a 100 en los condados de riesgo extremo. La gobernadora indico que los condados permanecerán en la categoría de riesgo extremo por un máximo de tres semanas y podrán pasar a una categoría más baja si los casos a nivel condado bajan, si Oregon baja a menos de 300 hospitalizaciones a nivel estatal o si el aumento promedio por semana de hospitalizaciones baja a más del 15 por ciento. Si no se cumple con alguno estos requisitos dentro de las tres semanas, la Autoridad de Salud de Oregon evaluará el por qué y dará recomendaciones a la oficina de la gobernadora.
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A bill that would stop insurance providers from excluding those with pre-existing conditions passes the Oregon Senate—despite many obstacles By Daniel Pearson Courtesy PhotoAtelier / Wikimedia Commons
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pre-existing conditions include ridiculous exclusions for things like pregnancy or diabetes.” However, SB 699 also states insurers still may impose a pre-existing condition exclusion if medical advice, a diagnosis or care is provided to an individual for a specific condition in
A joint study by the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services says the ACA protects more than 1.6 million Oregonians from being denied coverage or being charged higher premiums by insurers due to pre-existing conditions. tion as a precondition of approval, and from denying anyone coverage based on information provided in their application. Most importantly, Knopp said, the bill also prohibits insurers from denying coverage for pre-existing conditions to individuals who have had the same health care plan prior to 2010. These so-called grandfathered plans were obtained by people through their jobs or purchased on their own either privately or through the Oregon Health Plan, he said. “Mind you, pre-existing conditions are not always back injuries or workman’s compensation claims,” Sen. Knopp said. “For some health plans,
the six months immediately preceding the date that person’s insurance coverage began, but the exclusion must end six months after his or her coverage becomes effective. The bill also excludes the imposition of waiting periods for coverage, and insurers cannot offer different terms and conditions, or increased premiums, to customers with any pre-existing condition. A joint study by the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services says the ACA protects more than 1.6 million Oregonians from being denied coverage or being charged higher premiums by insurers due to pre-existing conditions. Yet, no one knows exactly
how many plans were grandfathered in before 2010, Knopp said. “There are an unknown number of grandfathered health care plans out there,” Knopp said. “No one tracks the number of individual plans—the only tracking I’m aware of is when health plans that are being sold to the public come before the insurance commission for rate reviews. That’s why the easiest way to establish the law is to say you can’t be disqualified for pre-existing conditions at all, no matter how old your plan is. It solves the problem.” SB 699 passed by overwhelming bipartisan support, with a 29-1 vote. Sen. Dallas Heard (R-Roseburg) cast the single “nay” vote. Heard is committed to not voting on any piece of legislation this year because he believes the 2021 session is illegal since the Capitol is not open to the public (see sidebar for Heard’s official vote explanation), though the public can view committee meetings and hearings online. SB 699’s passage not only shows there actually is a desire for bipartisan legislation among the 18 Democrats and 12 Republicans who make up the 30-member Oregon Senate; it also highlights the fact that some things just make sense for all Oregonians, Knopp said. Seemingly agreeing with Knopp’s assertion, a Heard spokesman said the senator has no problem with SB 699 itself and eliminating pre-existing conditions, but it’s the principle of the session itself that he is voting against.
“We have to remain consistent on that throughout the year,” he said. “The bill also is important in terms of the next steps at the federal level,” Knopp said. “If there is a contraction at the federal level and pre-existing conditions are again allowed, I want Oregonians to already be protected and have an equal playing field for all people and all health insurance plans.” SB 699 moved on to the Oregon House where Speaker Tina Kotek (D-Portland) assigned it to the House Committee on Health Care, but a committee meeting had yet to be scheduled as of press time.
Sen. Dallas Heard has committed to not voting in favor of any legislation during this year’s session. Here’s his explanation as to why, courtesy of the Oregon Legislative Information System: “The Constitution of the State of Oregon clearly states that, ‘The deliberations of each house, of committees of each house or joint committees and of committees of the whole, shall be open…’ This provision was put in place to ensure accountability and transparency to the people of the state that their Legislature was working in their best interest. The virtual format that is being used does not provide for an honest, open, and transparent discussion on the matters of this state. “We are seeing just how discriminatory these virtual sessions can be! The Majority Party has created a system that if you cannot afford internet you cannot be a part of the discussions. This ‘Pay to Play’ approach is NOT the Oregon way. Between this and the heartbreaking examples of the elder and economically depressed members in our society struggling and getting frustrated over their challenges navigating this virtual environment, it cannot honestly be said that we are doing the peoples work. “The ‘People’s Work’ should be considered an essential service and there for (misspelled) accessible in person. Because the people are still being denied their constitutional right to participate and lobby their legislature in an open manner, I cannot legitimize this session with a yes vote no matter the merit of the bill, and there for had to vote no (on SB 699).”
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he passage of a bill by the Oregon Senate is not typically news in and of itself, but in this era of GOP caucus slowdowns and staged walkouts to hold up voting, standoffs between parties, a 2020 session where only three bills passed into law, and a 2021 session where, nearly four months into this year’s session of the Oregon Legislative Assembly, not a single bill has reached the desk of Gov. Kate Brown, the passage of Senate Bill 699, introduced by Sen. Tim Knopp (R-Bend), is more than noteworthy. The bill finally ends in Oregon the ability of health insurance providers to exclude individuals from health care coverage or to offer higher premiums or different terms of service, due to pre-existing conditions. Many people incorrectly believe the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, eliminated the ability of insurance companies to deny individuals coverage for pre-existing conditions, and while that is the case for people younger than 65 who purchase individual health care plans, it does not apply to people who purchased insurance prior to the introduction of the ACA in March 2010. SB 699 closes a loophole in four Oregon statutes to prohibit insurers from imposing pre-existing condition exclusions, from requiring applicants to provide health-related informa-
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the entity contracted to manage the Enterprise Zone. “So, this is one of the flagship incentives that we can offer businesses in the state to encourage them to invest here and to put jobs in Oregon.” Getting the tax exemption requires businesses to meet certain goals. A three-year abatement requires a minimum investment of $50,000, 10% job growth from the date of application to the end of the abatement’s term and submitting annual reports to EDCO. For a five-year abatement they must meet the same qualifications, plus sustaining jobs with 150% the average county wage ($71,393) and be individually approved by the Bend City Council.
“Left to its own devices, I think this would feel much more like a resort community without those middle income jobs. And I think that’s really our charge at the end of the day is to make sure that we have a mix of jobs that pay wages that people can afford to live here.” —Roger Lee, CEO of EDCO the state to qualify. The abatement allows businesses to invest in themselves without the burden of increased taxes until the end of the term. Without sales tax incentives, corporate income tax credits and other benefit programs, Oregon has fewer ways to attract businesses than many states, advocates say. “Oregon’s not winning any national awards for breadth and depth of finance,” said Roger Lee, CEO of Economic Development for Central Oregon,
“We’ve purchased a lot of equipment, which the enterprise zone and EDCO, that’s all helped a lot with personal property tax,” said Bobbie Flemming, chief financial officer of CLS Fabrication. “This is a big building, and the property tax bills are big. But then, not only that, as you buy another million and another million dollars of equipment, that personal property tax bill is now bigger than the property tax.” The boundaries of Bend’s Enterprise Zone are shrinking in the 2021
redefinition. Both 2011 and 2017’s boundaries are based on data from the 2010 Census, and many Enterprise Zones across the city won’t carry over into the 2021 redefinition. The only new Enterprise Zone takes up a large area in the Mountain View district. “Bend was getting some advantages because of just how far our economy dropped during the Great Recession, because that was when the data was, at that point, freshest. And of course, we’ve seen a lot of growth since then in Bend,” said Ben Hemson, business advocate for the City of Bend. Though there’s some opportunity lost with the shrinking of the Enterprise Zone, Bend Area EDCO Director Don Myll said the most important areas will remain intact. A map of the updated Enterprise Zones in Bend, illustrated in “An example of one we’d lost, beige, show much territory being ceded across the city. The light green zones represent continuing Enterprise Zones and which wouldn’t be surprising, dark green as newly designated zones. Though a lot of Enterwould be the Northwest Cross- prise Zones will be lost, the city’s largest industrial areas will ing area, which you can just look maintain their status. at that and figure out it’s not too economically hardshiped,” Myll said. EDCO to apply to the state on behalf of “We were able to retain in the new Enter- the city, as well as pursue any changes prise Zone boundary, those areas where they would like made to the program. the biggest opportunity for job creation “It’s important for a place like Bend, lies and that is the Juniper Ridge area and I think, to try to keep this incentive as the Empire area.” long as it possibly can in order to conTwo hurdles remain for the updat- tinue to attract jobs,” Lee said. “Left to ed boundary after its approval by the its own devices, I think this would feel Deschutes County Commissioners. On much more like a resort community May 5, the Bend City Council will hold without those middle-income jobs. And a work session discussion on the Enter- I think that’s really our charge at the end prise Zones and updated boundaries. of the day is to make sure that we have At its following meeting on May 19, the a mix of jobs that pay wages that people council will decide whether to empower can afford to live here.”
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eschutes County Commissioners approved redrawn boundaries to the Bend Enterprise Zone at their meeting on Wednesday, April 14, moving one step closer toward final approval from the state. Enterprise Zones are touted as one of the key benefits for businesses in Oregon, and Bend’s hosts 54 companies that have created over 1,400 jobs and invested $256 million since the zones were formed in 2011. The program allows three- or five-year abatements on personal property taxes for properties in established Enterprise Zones, areas that need to be facing economic hardship in terms of income, unemployment and poverty when compared to
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Our endorsements for parks, school board races in Bend, Redmond and Sisters
Election Day is May 18! While it seems like we’ve barely caught our collective breath since the raucous November 2020 election season, it’s time once again to vote. By the time you read this, ballots will already be on their way to registered voters across Oregon—and inside these pages, you’ll find our endorsements for local races in Bend, Redmond and Sisters, plus our support for a levy in La Pine. Voter engagement is key—but candidate engagement is paramount “Civility costs nothing and buys everything.” — Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, 1756
uring this election season, we’ve extended invitations to candidates in all contested school board and parks board races. Unfortunately, not every candidate chose to take part in our interviews, nor the forums conducted by the League of Women Voters and The Bulletin. In some cases, the candidates chose not to respond at all or to disparage this newspaper in their refusal to participate. Democracy (and political candidacy) is not an armchair sport. For voters to fully understand who they’re voting for, it’s paramount for candidates to take part in forums that introduce ideas, and yes, sometimes even controversial topics. Ultimately, our editorial board makes a call in each race, but the video interviews we conduct in the races offer an unbiased and raw look into candidates’ personalities, backgrounds and outlooks. Candidates in nearly every election tell us that interviewing in this fashion opens up their own perspectives, making them think about issues they have not yet considered. In sum, the process may be more valuable than the end result. We hope you use our videos—available at the “Elections” tab on the home page of our website, bendsource.com, along with these endorsements as some of the many tools available to you as you make your decision this May 18.
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Bend La Pine School Board Vote Carrie McPherson Douglass for Administrative School District 1 Bend-La Pine School Board Zone 1 Carrie McPherson Douglass currently serves as the chair of the Bend-La Pine Schools Board of Directors. Serving in this role during the pandemic has brought on a host of challenges—not the least of which has been weathering an onslaught of criticism from the many voices who took to social media to criticize schools, teachers and the board for how they handled the reopening of schools. But BLPS, if you recall, was actually one of the first to begin reopening, and we credit that at least in part to Douglass’ fearless leadership and advocacy. As a former educator and an advocate for equity and inclusion in the schools, we supported Douglass’ first bid
for the board, and we have no qualms in supporting her again. Her opponent, meanwhile, was among those who did not even do the bare minimum of engagement with voters this election season, and thus is not equipped for public office. Vote Carrie McPherson Douglass
Carrie McPherson Douglass for Bend-La Pine School Board (Administrative School District 1). Vote Marcus LeGrand for Administrative School District 1 – Bend-La Pine School Board Zone 2 It is with pleasure that we offer our endorsement of Marcus LeGrand, a Navy veteran and father of two. Whether it’s through his work supporting the Town Halls on Race for local students of color through the Restorative Justice and Equity Group, or his involvement in the Father’s Group and the educational events that group has planned, or even through the Love Your Neighbor forums, LeGrand has proved to be a thoughtful, engaged community member whose focus remains on kids’ success and empowerment. His day job as College and Career Success Coach and social science and business instructor
at Central Oregon Community College, along with a master’s in counseling, adds to the package, further demonstrating his understanding and background in the educational and mentorship realms. LeGrand is ready and willing to serve, and voters should support him for his experience and community spirit. Vote Marcus LeGrand
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around the work teachers do off the clock, including offering more financial resources for educators. Identifying as a queer indigenous person, Llerandi is in favor of a more comprehensive approach to sex ed in the district, including discussions of birth control, consent and LGBTQ+ support. As a single mother of two, Llerandi’s lived experience brings a voice not currently represented on the board. Vote Janet Sarai Llerandi for Administrative School District 1 – Bend-La Pine School Board Zone 7.
commission and the Bend-La Pine School Board. We have seen measured, competent and fair leadership from Hovekamp over the years—and we see no reason to remove him from this position now. While we hope to see Nowierski-Stadnick engaged in a leadership or committee position in the city in the near future, it is toward Hovekamp that we extend our endorsement this time around. Vote Nathan Hovekamp for Bend Metro Park & Recreation District Position 3. Vote Zavier Borja for Bend Metro Park and Recreation District Position 4 As in other races for Bend Parks, two strong candidates have emerged. Robin Vora comes from a natural resources background and wants to prioritize, among other things, adding more native vegetation to city parks. Vora has served on a number of boards in Bend and currently serves on the Deschutes Soil & Water Conservation District Board. Zavier Bor-
accolades are many—and we agree with her campaign pitch regarding the need for more representation for south Deschutes County on the school board. As a board member, she says her biggest concerns center around improving graduation rates, as well as equity and how it can impact student achievement—salient topics considering the rapid growth of our region. With her opponent being next to invisible this election season and refusing to take part in the bare minimum requirements of the democratic process, voters have only one viable choice. Vote Shirley Olson for Administrative School District 1 – Bend-La Pine School Board Zone 4. Vote Janet Sarai Llerandi for Administrative School District 1 – Bend-La Pine School Board Zone 7 Suffice it to say that Janet Sarai Llerandi knocked our socks off when she took part in the Source’s video endorsement interview. Llerandi, a self-starter who founded the Latinx resource nonprofit Mecca Bend, is employed as the administrative and finance coordinator for The Early Learning Hub of Central Oregon and Better Together, two organizations centered around improving educational outcomes for local youth. As a school board member, Llerandi wants to focus on inclusion, fostering a more welcoming environment for students of color, those with disabilities and those experiencing financial hardship—as well as fostering stronger relationships with families to ensure students get the support they need both at home and school. She’s also an advocate for more support
enced in life. A focus of her campaign is in making recreation more available to all—a worthwhile endeavor that she believes can be supported by her skills in advocacy. When it comes down to it, we do not see stark differences between the philosophies of the two candidates. Both understand the budget and staffing challenges ahead and both are hesitant about waiving System Development Charges for certain projects—but Hovekamp, already immersed in the workings of the parks board, likely understands them better. Hovekamp is a longtime local who’s been on the board for six years, and who previously served on Bend’s planning
tee at present, and to see Schoen officially elected this time around. Vote Deb Schoen for Bend Metro Park and Recreation District Position 5.
Bend Park & Recreation Vote Nathan Hovekamp for Bend Metro Park & Recreation District Position 3 The roster of candidates in all the Bend Park and Recreation District races this season is impressive; when it comes down to it, there’s not a single candidate we would have reservations about seeing placed on the board. In the race pitting incumbent Nathan Hovekamp against challenger Lauren Nowierski-Stadnick, that impressive roster is on full display. Nowierski-Stadnick is a lifelong athlete and civil litigator in the process of opening up her own firm in Bend, who attributes her experiences as camp counselor and umpire to the successes she’s experi-
the board now. Both candidates agree on many issues, including the need to focus on equity and accessibility at Bend parks; both have a keen interest in how the city’s growth will impact levels of service for the community. Both expressed a hesitancy to waive System Development Charges for affordable housing, worrying about how it will affect BPRD’s ability to build new parks to accommodate growth. With a strong incumbent already in place in this race, we’d like to see Hughes Weide’s expertise put to work on a local commit-
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ja, meanwhile, has also had an esteemed career, having served on the Governor’s Task Force – Roadmap to the Outdoors and having founded Latino Outdoors and subsequently, the new Vámanos Outside advocacy group. Both of these men offer impressive backgrounds, and both clearly have a passion for the outdoors and for public service. When making a call between the two, however, we believe Borja’s youth and infectious enthusiasm will be an inspiration for the younger generations who may want to be called into public service in the future. Borja will bring a perspective not currently represented on the board. Vote Zavier Borja for Bend Metro Park and Recreation District Position 4. Vote Deb Schoen for Bend Metro Park and Recreation District Position 5 In the race for Position 5 on the Bend Park and Recreation Board, neither candidate has technically been elected—but Deb Schoen has served in an appointed role. Both candidates are retired; Schoen from a 40-year career in parks and recreation in suburban Portland; Elizabeth Hughes Weide from a career largely based in environmental permitting and compliance. While we see promise in Hughes Weide’s skills being put to use for tackling such hot-button issues as the pedestrian bridge crossing proposed over the Wild and Scenic part of the Deschutes River (a project we support), Schoen’s experience in parks and recreation—and subsequent experience on the board—gives us no reason not to recommend she continue on
Vote Stephanie Hunter for Redmond School District 2J Position 1 Winning out over an incumbent can be a challenge for any political candidate, but we believe Stephanie Hunter is a solid choice to oust Shawn Hartfield for a position on the Redmond School Board. Hunter is a mother and foster mother who has worked with families and as a disability rights advocate for over 20 years, helping families bridge the sometimes-wide gap between home and school. Her role as a disability rights advocate has taught Stephanie Hunter
her to be a good listener and to be visible to families—two skills that marry well with the responsibilities needed for a good school board member. As a member of Redmond School District’s Equity Task Force, Hunter has taken a deep dive into discipline practices, workforce training and other issues—experience that means she’s not starting from zero when it comes to serving on the board. We believe Hunter is ready and equipped to take the Redmond School Board in a Continued on p. 15
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Vote Shirley Olson for Administrative School District 1 – Bend-La Pine School Board Zone 4 Voting Shirley Olson onto the Bend-La Pine School Board is a no-brainer. Olson has a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Southern California and bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Oregon. She’s devoted her entire career to educating kids, having served as a teacher and administrator in Oregon, New York and California over the span of 50 years. As a member of Bend-La Pine School’s budget committee, she already has some of the institutional knowledge that will allow her to hit the ground running. Olson’s
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geared toward education. In addition to currently serving on the district’s Equity Task Force, Medlock is committed to fostering a culture in Redmond schools that prepares students for the global economy, combining the best parts of a small-town culture with the ability to prepare kids for life outside Central Oregon. Regarding the question of how to move forward after a year of lost learning, Medlock was more pointed in her responses, suggesting the district gather data about where gaps exist in learning before moving forward with a summer program that utilizes funding approved by the Oregon legislature. While we admire Osmundson’s service in other arenas in Redmond, Medlock will be more focused on the topic of education as a board member. Vote Lavon Medlock for Redmond School District 2J Position 3. Vote Oscar Gonzalez for Redmond School District 2J Position 4 If we had to name the race that was the toughest for us to select just one candidate, it would be this one, as both Carmen Lawson and Oscar Gonzalez bring dedication and expertise to the table in this race. Gonzalez has 30 years of experience as a social worker and currently works as the Family Empowerment Programs Manager at the Latino Community Association—a position that has made him quite visible in the wider Central Oregon Community for a number of years. Carmen Lawson is a teacher, albeit in Madras, not Redmond. Both are attuned to the needs of the more
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tools for board members. Since we must choose just one of them for this endorsement, however, it is for Gonzalez that we extend our endorsement. Gonzalez is a bridge builder and enjoys a high amount of trust among the Latinx community— qualities that can be vital during this time of community growth and change. Two other candidates threw their hats into the ring for this race—but barely, having not engaged in the dialogue that helped us make our decision. Candidate Bob Perry, formerly a chair of the Deschutes Republican Party, even went so far as to disparage this newspaper—hardly the professionalism required of leaders who will be tasked with leading the entire school community, not just “the base.” Vote Oscar Gonzalez for Redmond School Board 2J Position 4.
acutely to find a way to get a parks and recreation bond passed, which could bring more activities and programs to the district. Opponent Jon Golden agreed with Gilman on a number of issues, including the need to find new revenue streams to pay for facilities, but he’s less versed in the ins and outs of how to make that happen. We see no reason to oust Gilman from his position at this time. Vote Matthew Gilman for Redmond Area Park & Recreation District Position 1. Vote Mercedes Cook for Redmond Area Park & Recreation District Position 2 In the races for both Redmond parks and school boards, it’s been refreshing to see most come with a host of candidates, showing the enthusiasm for public service and the community spirit of the town. In many of the races, we also observed a wide range of viewpoints—evidence, in our minds, of a robust and varied community that perhaps is wrestling with what it wants to be in the years to come. This dynamic was certainly on display in the race for Position 2 of the Redmond Area Park & Recreation District, where three distinct candidates are running. Jeremiah Pedersen is a Redmond native who works in the insurance industry, is a comMercedes Cook
Redmond Park & Recreation Vote Matthew Gilman for Redmond Area Park & Recreation District Position 1 In the race for Position 1 in the Redmond Area Parks district, incumbent Matthew Gilman should be given a chance to serve another four years. As a Master’s team swim coach, Gilman sees first-hand how Redmond’s pool facility sorely lacks the capacity it needs to serve the district’s 45,000+ users, and how a looming lossof-lease for the district’s activity center will impact local people. After seeing the last bond measure fail, one of Gilman’s goals is to listen to the community more Matthew Gilman
munity wrestling coach and advocates for more support for the elder community. He wants to see Redmond kids utilizing existing parks facilities, but appeared hesitant to come out in favor of a bond that would raise taxes and improve or build new facilities, such as a new community center. Mercedes Cook, a bookkeeper for Redmond High School and a softball coach who grew up in the area, wants to see the facilities and offerings in Redmond’s parks district improve so as to rival neighboring towns such as Bend. Lena Berry, a reiki professional and former PTA president at Vern Patrick Elementary, is an advocate of seeing parks grow with the community, citing the fact that the current facilities were built in the 1970s for a population tens of thousands fewer than today’s. Of these three, we see Cook as most ready to hit the ground running. Throughout the pandemic, she worked with Oregon Sen. Tim Knopp on the “Let Them Play” campaign, advocating to bring back youth sports due to their many benefits for kids. With advocacy and leadership such as this, Cook pulled ahead of her opponents in her readiness and willingness to join the parks board. Vote Mercedes Cook for Redmond Area Park & Recreation District Position 2.
Sisters School Board Vote Edie Jones for Sisters School District 6 Position 5 Sisters has put forth a bond measure this May to build a new school and improve its existing facilities, and both candidates on the roster support it, which hardly sets them apart. Kevin Eckert, a high school soccer coach and parent in the district, is an architect and wants to bring a fresh perspective to the board. Incumbent Edie Jones, meanwhile, is a lifelong educator with a professed passion for early childhood. While Eckert’s building experience could lend expertise to the construction of a new school, Jones’ experience is more closely related to education—and with boards being tasked primarily with policy and steering the superintendent, we believe Jones is a better fit. Vote Edie Jones for Sisters School District Position 5.
Measures Measure 9-141 – Sisters School District 6 – Bonds to Construct, Renovate and Improve Facilities During our endorsement interview with school board candidates Edie Jones and Kevin Eckert, Eckert referred to Sisters as something like Mayberry—the idyllic town from “The Andy Griffith Show.” But even in Mayberry, issues sometimes arise—and in this Mayberry, like other Central Oregon towns, an ongoing issue is growth. Sisters may have great-performing schools right now, but it is no outlier in needing to plan and prepare for a future that will see many more school-age kids moving to town. Building a new elementary school adjacent to the town’s other schools will make Sisters more prepared for the future. Vote YES on Measure 9-141. Measure 9-143 – La Pine Park and Recreation District – Five-year local option levy for improving recreation and facilities As all of Central Oregon grows, La Pine is growing, too. To prep for the future and to foster a spirit of equity among the towns of Central Oregon, La Pine residents deserve parks and recreation facilities that are on par with other locales in the region. This measure levies roughly $54 in additional annual tax dollars for people owning homes worth $200,000. It’s worth the extra pocket change. Vote YES on Measure 9-143.
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Vote Lavon Medlock for Redmond School District 2J Position 3 In Ron Osmundson and Lavon Medlock, Redmond has two strong candidates running in Position 3, but it is in Medlock that we see a more focused individual who is ready to serve specifically on the school board. Osmundson is already serving on a trifecta of committees, including the City of Redmond’s Planning Commission, the Housing and Community Development and Budget committees, demonstrating a commitment to public service for which we have to give credit. Ultimately, though, Medlock seems more attuned to the nuance and specifics of serving in a role
than 20% of students of color in the district, and both advocate for more culturally relevant programming and curriculum in Redmond schools. Both see student and family engagement as important tools for re-engaging “lost” students who have fallen through the cracks during this pandemic year, and both view listening and overall engagement as important
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n hopes of not sounding like a broken record, maybe it’s best to start this story not with a cry for how live music has been alteredTILLERY the past two years, but instead to just say that 4 Peaks Music Festival is happening in 2021. For now, that is. And under different circumstances. But fingers crossed that by Aug. 19, the three-day festival will be allowed to continue—a sentiment that many people would agree with, judging by the fact that the festival sold out in just six hours after its initial announcement. “It shows we don’t necessarily need these huge headliners to have a festival. It’s all about community and camaraderie,” says 4 Peaks director Stacy Koff. “I want to bring live music back to the community and the surrounding community. Planning it for this year has always been a step forward and a step back, and trying to guess what it will be like in August is tough.” The unpredictability Koff speaks of is something Oregon has been dealing heavily with the last couple weeks. The New York Times reported on April 23 that Oregon had the highest rate of case growth out of any other state in the country. Deschutes County is at risk of moving back to Extreme Risk again. But with 4 Peaks happening in August for the first time since 2007, there is time for cases to drop and restrictions to be moved back. Due to the lower number of tickets sold, pods won’t be required—instead it will be based off of state and county regulations, such as masking up and distancing. “Other than being at lesser capacity, it’s still two stages, 18 bands, two nights, three days. We’re adhering to and abiding by state and county rules by time of the event. If masks are warranted we hope to have them available,” notes Koff. “Because we’re all in one big venue this year, you can choose to camp and be near your car or be spread out, or be near the stage. It’s all socially distant by nature.” Koff also expresses how this year’s festival feels like a callback to the 4
Peaks of old, with a smaller group and a larger focus on local and regional acts. “It’s been really fun to plan. The fact that it’s so scaled back, it’s been more dialed in, in a manner that some people might want to see it like this again. Kind of the original 4 Peaks model.” The only thing regular 4 Peaks goers will be missing out on are some of the extra experiential activities, like silent disco. There will still be food and libations available, but this year is definitely all about the music. Koff is excited to welcome back Hot Buttered Rum and New Monsoon who played year one of the festival. She also notes the local players as being great additions, like Maxwell Friedman, Blackstrap Bluegrass, Brother Gabe and more. For those who missed out on tickets, you’re not entirely out of a shot at a 4 Peaks experience. While there won’t be an increase in spots available, there are still plenty of slots open for volunteers for those looking to help out in a more personal way. While the excitement looms for Koff and the rest of the community, she’s also aware that there may be changes or setbacks along the way if cases in the county and state continue to rise. Still, Koff is staying positive. “I do have faith that we’ll have it together by then and that our county will go into Low or Moderate Risk again. We feel confident that we’ll be able to host a safe event,” she says. “We’re super happy to bring this back in a scaled back way.” The 2021 4 Peaks festival is set for Aug. 19-22. In the meantime, check out a 4 Peaks show at the Campfire Hotel in Bend this weekend with Todd Sheaffer and Chris Thompson. 4 Peaks presents: Todd Sheaffer w/ Chris Thompson Sun., May 2, 4-7pm Campfire Hotel 721 NE Third St., Bend $45 plus fees
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lia Lisa Landucci, Steve Peavey and Jayden Italia grace our stage with their original Americana style. 6-9pm. Free.
28 Wednesday ken Word Share and connect with a live audience on our beautiful outdoor stage. Feel free to show up and sign up to share your art. 6pm.
Worthy Brewing Spring Sessions: Jenner Fox & Natalie Akers Join us on the patio for live music with Jenner Fox & Natalie Akers. Jenner is folk singer-songwriter-storyteller-second-generation-river-guide. 6-8pm. Free.
General Duffy’s Waterhole FOGLINE Live Live music at General Duffy’s! 6:30pm. $10. Initiative Brewing Superball - Bell
Bottom Rock - at Initiative Brewing Get your bell bottoms, grab your flares, and lets boogie! 6:30-9:30pm. Free.
Silver Moon Brewing An Evening with Coyote Willow Coyote Willow Brings the original Americana stylings to the Silver Moon stage. 6-8pm. Free.
Tower Theatre The Milk Carton Kids The Americana-folk duo known for their incredible harmonies is coming straight to your house playing a special set live from one of America’s iconic venues - The Troubadour in LA! 6-8:30pm. $15. Bridge 99 Brewery Thursday Trivia Night at Bridge 99 Free to play, Win Bridge 99 gift cards! Please continue following local health and safety guidelines. 6pm. Free!. Bunk+Brew Historic Lucas House
Thursday in The Yard with Jesse Meade - LIVE MUSIC! Jesse Meade accompanies himself with his own finger-style, acoustic guitar playing while performing both original material and an array of cover songs. 6-9pm. No cover.
General Duffy’s Waterhole Faisal Powerful, soulful voice, plays Indie, Country, Pop Aucoustic. 5pm. No cover.
10 Barrel Brewing Co. Pub & Brewing Facility Live Music: Reel Good Summer Ale
release with Toast & Jam Join us in celebrating our latest release, Reel Good Summer Ale! Featuring a fly fishing obstacle coarse, live music from Toast And Jam, prizes from Simms fishing! 3-7pm. No cover.
Bunk+Brew Historic Lucas House LIVE
MUSIC - Saturdays in the Yard with The Hasbens A rock group from upstate New York blending styles in a manor that will keep any crowd dancing and the energy high! 6-8:30pm.
The Capitol Stacie Dread & Mystic Stacie Dread and Mystic attempt to take over the world with soul and rhythm.Join us at The Capitol Sat May 1 for an intimate evening as we take you on a musical journey. 7-10pm. $10. General Duffy’s Waterhole Matt Borden Band Live music and fun! 6:30-9:30pm. $10.
River’s Place The Hasbens A four-
piece improvisational rock group whose top priority is putting on a high energy show that will keep the you moving from start to finish! 6-8pm. No cover.
Silver Moon Brewing Trivia on the Moon! Bring your friends, test your knowledge and compete for Silver Moon gift cards and prizes. 7-9pm. Free.
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Collective Presents Necktie Killer + Poolside Leper Society Come out and safely enjoy some rockin’ tunes live with your friends Poolside Leper Society, bringing the high energy punk rock, and Necktie Killer, coming correct with the ska/ punk/metal/jazz/reggae that you know and love/ like a lot 4-6pm. No cover.
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30 Friday Bunk+Brew Historic Lucas House High
Desert Nights Feat. Lisa Landucci & Jayden Ita-
is a multi-instrumentalist originally hailing from the rocky mountains of western Montana. 6pm. No cover.
Worthy Brewing Spring Sessions: The Ab-
luestics Join us on the patio for live music with Coutesy Jesse Meade
2 Sun. May 2 Campfire Hotel Todd Sheaffer w. Chris Thompson - Live at Campfire Hotel Join us for a Safe & Intimate Spring concert. The concert is rain or shine and tickets are non-refundable. 4-7pm. $45-$95. River’s Place Toast and Jam Rootsy Bend, OR
based band featuring Ben Delery and Jeff Miller belting out dynamic vocal harmonies. Don’t be surprised if you also catch us with a piano, harmonica, ukulele, djembe, a banjo, or a full band. 6-8pm. No cover.
Silver Moon Brewing Not Cho’ Grandma’s
Bingo We host our famous bingo event every Sunday morning for good times and a chance to win some cold hard cash! 10am-1pm. Free.
3 Monday Bridge 99 Brewery Monday Night Trivia Free to play, win Bridge 99 gift cards! 6-8pm. Free!.
4 Tuesday Initiative Brewing Tuesday Night Trivia in
Redmond It’s UKB Trivia outdoors on the partially sheltered patio with gas fire pits. It’s free to play with prize cards to win! 6pm. Free.
Midtown Ballroom Tech N9ne’s Enterfear
Tour ft. Rittz & Guests Tech N9ne’s Enterfear Tour ft. RITTZ, Krizz Kaliko, King Iso, Maez301 & Chandler P is coming to Midtown. 7pm. $30-$35.
5 Wednesday The Brown Owl An Evening with Wil Kinky Songwriter and guitar wizard Wil Kinky performers two nights back to back at the Brown Owl. 6-8pm. Free. Worthy Brewing Spring Sessions: Fox and Bones Wednesday, May 5 : 6-8pm : Free & All Ages Join us on the patio for live music with Fox and Bones! www.foxandbones.com Music for adventurers, explorers of the inner world, and all those in pursuit of a dream. 6-8pm. Free.
MUSIC The Ultimate Oldies Show A locally-pro-
duced, syndicated, weekly, thematic two-hour radio show highlighting the music, artists, producers, musicians and cultural touchstones of the late 1940s through the late 1960s. Fridays, 6-8pm. KPOV, 501 NW Bond St., Bend. Contact: email@example.com. Free.
DANCE Community Dance Break!Come dance! Be inspired by others, the music, the energy. Be sure to register beforehand. Wednesdays, 12:3012:40pm. Contact: 541-948-7015. firstname.lastname@example.org. Free. Silver Swans: Adult Ballet ClassThis is Join Jesse Meade for some acoustic live music fun at Bunk + Brew this Thu., April 29 at 6pm.
an open level ballet-based class for 35+, where the instructor adjusts for all ages, abilities, and
agility. Fridays, 8:45-9:45am. Through June 18. Academie de Ballet Classique, 162 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-382-4055. email@example.com. $56.
Soul in Motion Sunday Gathering Drop down from the commotion of your mind and be lead by your heart, hips, and feet in mindful movement and dance. Everyone welcome! Sundays, 6:30-7:45pm. Contact: 541-948-7015. firstname.lastname@example.org. $20.
ARTS & CRAFTS Raku Club of Bend: Pottery Show and Sale Great gifts for Mother’s Day. Mugs, bowls,
vases, wall hangings, and more! May 1-2, 10am4pm. The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Ave., Bend.
PRESENTATIONS & EXHIBITS Artist Meet + Greet: Natalie Puls May
1st from 12pm - 4pm Box Factory will be hosting an Artist Meet + Greet in the Breezeway where Natalie will be on site to walk through the gallery and answer questions. We’ll also have information on ONDA, drinks to grab and go, and other fun micro activations. May 1, Noon-4pm. Box Factory, 550 SW industrial way, Bend. Contact: email@example.com. Free.
Gold of the Caliphs: Medieval Islamic Coins A curated an exhibition on medieval
Islamic coins at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University. The exhibition will run through August 14, 2021. Tuesdays-Saturdays, Noon-5pm and First Tuesday-Saturday of every month. Through Aug. 14. Contact: 503-370-6855.
Let’s Talk Community Food with Orlando Martín López Gómez Join High
Desert Food & Farm Allianceas as they speak (virtually) with Orlando Martín López Gómez about issues faced across North America regarding food security, including community solutions. His contagious energy will be sure to engage you and get you excited about working together to eradicate hunger. April 29, 6-8pm. Free.
Online: Cinco de Mayo: Celebrating Mexican Identity Anna (Melendez) Johnson shares the history and traditions of Cinco de Mayo. May 4, 6-7pm. Contact: 541-312-1032. firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
Oregon Active Transportation Summit The summit will highlight the kinds of
transportation decisions being made in the face of the climate crisis. The summit will highlight the change-makers and thought-leaders who can guide us into a sustainable future. April 27-30. $149.
Rethink Food Waste: Preparing Parts and Pieces Join local cookbook author
Linda Ly and pro butcher Bryan Mayer for a virtual event to learn about all edible parts of the vegetable and animal. eventbrite.com/e/ rethink-food-waste-preparing-parts-andpieces-preparando-partes-y-piezas-registration-149982412433. May 3, 6-7pm.
This Too Shall Pass: Lessons in Resiliency Hear powerful lessons learned
from older adults about resiliency and peace during unsettling times in this virtual presentation with community activist Paul Iarrobino. deschuteslibrary.org/calendar/event/61619 May 5, 4-5pm. Free.
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The Abluestics! Thomas T joined by a Cascade Blues Association Hall of Famer, Stu Kinzel on Guitar and Vocals, this is the Real Blues at its best! 6-8pm. Free.
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a collection of voices and stories from Central Oregon. April 1-May 31.
Current Fiction Book Club We will discuss The Other Americans by Laila Lalami. Please visit roundaboutbookshop.com for Zoom info. May 5, 6-7pm. Contact: 541-306-6564. sara@ roundaboutbookshop.com. Free.
Online: A Novel Idea 2021 Youth Edition Author Kelly YangJoin award-winning author Kelly Yang for a live presentation about her book Front Desk, the Novel Idea 2021 Youth Edition selection. May 1, 4-5pm. deschuteslibrary.org/calendar/event/6154. Free.
Online: A Novel Idea Author Laila LalamiLaila Lalami, author of The Other
Americans discusses her work with local creative Jason Graham. May 2, 4-5pm. deschuteslibrary. org/calendar/event/61541. Free.
Rediscovered Reads Book Club We will discuss The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg. Please visit roundaboutbookshop.com for Zoom info. April 28, 6-7pm. Contact: 541-306-6564. email@example.com. Free. Zoom Author Event: Day Hiking Mount Hood by Eli Boschetto You are invited to join Mountaineers Books author Eli Boschetto on a scenic trail tour to some of the mountain’s most breathtaking locations. Please visitroundaboutbookshop.com for Zoom info. April 29, 6-7pm. Contact: 541-306-6564. firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
Bend Spay & Neuter Project, 910 SE Wilson, Suite A1, Bend. $10-$30.
opportunities for almost every age. Ongoing. Contact: 541-389-8888.
Vintage Pop Up Market Outdoor pop up
GROUPS & MEETUPS
market featuring vintage clothing, home decor and art from 5 local + women owned vintage shops! May 1, Noon. Bespoke Bride | Bend Bridal Shop, 555 Northwest Arizona Ave., Bend. Free.
Virtual Members’ Exclusive Series: Desert Scribes Join Desert Scribes! In each
of three sessions, Louise Shirley, Donald M. Kerr curator of natural history, will share inspiration from High Desert ecology. Tuesdays, 7:308:30am. Through May 18. Contact: 541-382-4754. email@example.com. Free.
Virtual Natural History Pub: The Camp Carson Mining District: Cooperative Research between Eastern Oregon University and the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest Professor of anthropology at Eastern Oregon University, Linda Reed-Jerofke, Ph.D., will discuss archaeological work undertaken in the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. May 3, 6-7pm. Contact: 541-382-4754. info@ highdesertmuseum.org. Free.
Wrangling Cactus in Central Oregon with Julie Lay What happens to cactus in our
winters? Varieties for Central Oregon: prickly pear (opuntias) cholla (cylindropuntia) mountain ball (pediocactus) claret cup & hedgehogs (echinocereus) May 1, 11am-1pm. Schilling’s Garden Market, 64640 Old Bend-Redmond HWY, Bend. Free.
Annual Upscale Multi-Family Garage Sale at the River Run Event Center
You’re invited to join us for our Annual Upscale Garage Sale at the River Run Event Center in the Eagle Crest Resort. May 1, 8:30am-1pm. Annual Upscale Garage Sale at the River Run Event Center, 1730 Blue Heron Drive, Redmond. Free.
Bird Walk With Sunriver Nature Center Join Tom Lawler, expert local birder and
nature photographer, to discover the rich bird habitats of Sunriver. Saturdays, 9am. Through May 1. Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory, 57245 River Rd., Sunriver. $10.
Living with Wildfires: Community Discussion Share your experiences
with wildfires and their effects in our virtual discussion! May 2, 2-3pm. Contact: lharrer@ 350deschutes.org. Free.
FAMILY & KIDS Amelia’s World Puppet Show Join Amelia Airheart Monkey & Miss Hannah for a fun & uplifting interactive zoom puppet show! Message ACORN School of Art & Nature on Facebook to request the zoom link. Fridays, 4-4:15pm. Contact: facebook.com/acornartandnature/. Free.
Baby Ninja Classes Cuties (10 months -
Volunteers needed at Second Chance Bird Rescue! Located past Cascade Lakes Distillery, call for hours and location. Contact: 916-956-2153.
Exhibition Closing: Daredevils Last
24 months) plus an adult will bond and have a blast during this unique yoga and ninja warrior class! Tuesdays, 11-11:45am and Wednesdays, 11-11:45am. Through June 2. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. firstname.lastname@example.org. $99.
Central Oregon Cave Clean Up Here is an
Born to Dance This Mommy and Me class
chance to come down and see our Daredevils exhibition. May 2, 9am-5pm. High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Highway 97, Bend.
Find your Zoom Zen A free Lunch and Learn. Please send an email to sunriverareamarketing@ gmail.com and we will send you an invite with the zoom link. April 28, Noon-1pm. Free.
Gardening at the Miller Ranch Come out
to the ranch to help the Miller family hand plow the garden, plant potatoes and learn how they get their plants and seeds. May 1, 11am-3pm. High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Highway 97, Bend. Contact: 541-382-4754. email@example.com.
Preventative Walk-In Pet Wellness Clinic The Bend Spay and Neuter Project offers vaccinations, deworming and microchips at our walk-in wellness clinic. Saturdays, 9am-2pm.
Call for Volunteers - Play with Parrots!
opportunity to volunteer with Wanderlust Tours and other local businesses to help cleanup the Central Oregon caves! May 1, 8:30am-Noon. Wanderlust Tours, 143 SW Cleveland Ave., Bend.
Volunteers needed! Please come and meet the herd and learn ways you can help out! Sundays, 10-11am. Through Dec. 26. Equine Outreach Horse Rescue, 60335 Arnold Market Rd, Bend. Contact: 541-729-8803. Volunteer Opportunity Volunteer at Mustangs To The Rescue. Please call and leave a message. Mondays-Sundays, 9am-6pm. Mustangs to the Rescue, 21670 McGilvray Road, Bend. Contact: 541-330-8943. volunteer@MustangstotheRescue.org. Volunteer with Salvation Army The Salvation Army has a wide variety of volunteer Courtesy High Desert Museum
is a fun and engaging introduction to ballet for ages 2.5 to 4! Saturdays, 9:15-9:45am. Through June 19. Academie de Ballet Classique, 162 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-382-4055. firstname.lastname@example.org. $47.
Fantasy Ballet - An Online Ballet Class for 4 to 6 Yr Olds This fantasy-themed ballet
class is designed to cultivate your child’s creativity, individuality and artistry while discovering ballet terminology and culture of discipline. Mondays, 2:40-3:20pm. Through June 14. Contact: 541-382-4055. email@example.com. $89.
Happy Hip-Hop This vibrant class utilizes
the latest dance moves for dancers to express their individuality to craft their own hip-hop style. Fridays, 2:50-3:35pm. Through June 17. Academie de Ballet Classique, 162 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-382-4055. firstname.lastname@example.org. $54.
Intro to LEGO Robotics Build a LEGO robot
and program it to perform exciting missions. Tuesdays, 4-6pm. Through May 4. BendTECH, 1001 SW Emkay Dr, Bend. Contact: 541-3824682. email@example.com. $100, financial assistance available.
Kids Ninja Warrior Class Unique to Bend,
your kids (age 6-10) will gain amazing abilities through obstacle course training, climbing and fitness conditioning, and team motivation in our Kids Ninja Warrior classes.. Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30pm, Wednesdays, 6:15-7:15pm and Thursdays, 5-6pm. Through May 27. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. info@ freespiritbend.com. $99 per child.
Kids Ninja Warrior Half-Day Camp
Head down to the High Desert Museum for a look at gardening in Central Oregon with traditional tools. Sat., May 1.
Drop-off the kids (age 6 - 12) on Wednesday afternoon’s after school for Half-Day Ninja Warrior Camps, they’ll get their energy out and their exercise in! Wednesdays, 1:30-4:30pm. Through May 26. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. firstname.lastname@example.org. $99 per child.
Learn to Code Learn to code your own program using Scratch, a block-based visual programming language ideal to grow basic skills and create fun programs and games. Wednesdays, 4-6pm. Through May 5. BendTECH, 1001 SW Emkay Dr, Bend. Contact: 541382-4682. email@example.com. $100, financial assistance available. Mini-Ninja Classes Kids (ages 2 - 3) plus adult will have a blast during this upbeat movement class! Tuesdays, 9:30-10:15am. Through June 1. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. firstname.lastname@example.org. $99 per child. Nano-Ninja Class Kids (age 4-5) will love
making ninja warrior buddies as they develop fundamental coordination skills through obstacle-based gymnastics and climbing challenges in this 6-week series. Wednesdays, 5-5:50pm and Thursdays, 3:30-4:20pm. Through May 27. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. email@example.com. $99 per child.
Ninja Elite Class Kids (age 8 - 12) come increase your athletic performance through the exciting sport of Ninja Warrior! Tuesdays, 5-6pm. Through May 25. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. firstname.lastname@example.org. $99 per child. Ninja Night It’s Parent’s Night Out- that’s right come drop off your kids (age 6 - 12) for 3 hours of fun in our super-rad indoor Ninja Warrior play space. Saturdays, 6-9pm. Through May 15. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. email@example.com. $22 per kid.
Outdoor Prenatal Yoga Picnic Rejuvenate, relax and recharge as you practice yoga outside and then mingle with expectant moms during this special outdoor yoga and picnic event! May 1, 11am-12:30pm. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. firstname.lastname@example.org. $18. Teen Girls’ Empowerment Group Ages
13-18. Connect with others and build mind-bodyheart strength during these challenging times. Wed, April 28, 3:30pm, Wed, May 5, 3:30pm. Blissful Heart ~ Yoga Barn, 29 NW Greeley Ave., Bend. Contact: 928-864-7166. email@example.com. Sliding scale $160-$320.
Teen Volunteer Club Teens give back to their community by identifying a cause they care about and planning a service project to help address it. Sundays, 4-6pm. Through May 30. BendTECH, 1001 SW Emkay Dr, Bend. Contact: 541-382-4682. firstname.lastname@example.org. Sliding scale pricing $200-325. The Youth Choir of Central Oregon Auditions YCCO is recruiting talented, enthu-
siastic singers, grades 5-8 for the Debut Choir and highly motivated singers grades 8-12 for the Premiere Choir. For more information, call the YCCO office 541-385-0470 or visit ycco.org.
Virtual Candidate Forums - Special District Elections May 22, 2021 League
of Women Voters of Deschutes County and City Club of Central Oregon partner to host candidate forum videos. Send questions for the candidates via email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Redmond and Bend-La Pine school districts with English to Spanish translations. April 22-May 18, 5:30-7pm. Contact: email@example.com. Free.
FOOD EVENTS Bend Farmers Market Our market runs Wednesdays, rain or shine, smoke or hail, from 2pm to 6pm in Downtown Bend. Wednesdays, 2-6pm. Through Oct. 13. Brooks Alley, Downtown Bend. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Farmers & Artisans Market We are back this Saturday! Come check out this year’s ven-
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dors and their amazing handmade/homegrown items! May 1, 9am-3pm. Crooked River Ranch, 5060 SW Clubhouse Rd, Crooked River Ranch.
Join La Pine A La Cart This is a great opportunity for a new or favorite food cart or even a mobile vendor. If you are interested joining the lot, call Denny at 541-706-1965. La Pine A La Carte, 51555 Morrison St, La Pine.
Apres Ski Special at Zpizza Tap Room
Slice of premium pizza & beer- only $5! Happy Hour with 18 taps and big -screen TVs. Thursdays, 4-6pm, Fridays, 4-6pm, Saturdays, 4-6pm and Sundays, 4-6pm. Zpizza Tap Room, 1082 SW Yates Drive, Bend. Contact: 541-382-2007. email@example.com. $5.
Cross Cut Warming Hut: Locals’ Day!
Every Tuesday enjoy $1 off regular size draft beverages. Tuesdays. Cross Cut Warming Hut No 5, 566 SW Mill View Way, Bend.
Growler Discount Night! Enjoy $2 off growler fills every Wednesday at Bevel! Wednesdays. Bevel Craft Brewing, 911 SE Armour Rd. Suite B, Bend. Contact: 831-245-1922. holla@ bevelbeer.com. Free. Locals’ Night We offer $3 Pints of our core line up beers and $4 pours of our barrel aged beers all day. Mondays. Silver Moon Brewing, 24 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. Locals’ Day Come on down to Bevel Craft
Brewing for $4 beers and cider and $1 off wine all day. Tuesdays. Bevel Craft Brewing, 911 SE Armour Rd. Suite B, Bend. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
ATHLETIC EVENTS Bend Area Running Fraternity The group will run, maintaining social distance, along the Deschutes River and then receive discounted drinks from the cidery after the run! Mondays, 5pm. AVID Cider Co. Taproom, 550 SW Industrial Way, Bend. Contact: bendarearunningfraternity@ gmail.com. Free. The Big Butte Challenge The Big Butte
Challenge safely brings people together to accomplish one common goal: to reach the summit of 5 Buttes in Central Oregon. March 20-May 31. $20 per race.
CORK Saturday Long Run We will meet
outside Thump Coffee on York Dr. in Northwest Crosssing. Feel free to run or walk whatever “long” means to you! Saturdays, 9am. Through Aug. 28. Thump Coffee - Downtown, 25 NW Minnesota Ave., Bend.
CORK Thursday Run Join us for a run
from 3-5 miles. Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Cross Cut Warming Hut No 5, 566 SW Mill View Way, Bend. Free.
Planet Fitness Home Work-Ins Planet
Fitness is offering free daily workouts via livestream! The best part? No equipment needed. Get your sweat on at least four times a day. Valid even for those without memberships! Visit the Planet Fitness Facebook page for more details. Ongoing, 4-5pm. Free.
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Redmond Running Group Run All levels
welcome. Find the Redmond Oregon Running Klub on Facebook for weekly run details. Thursdays, 6:15pm. Redmond. Contact: email@example.com.
Foley Waters Hike We will follow lesser
known paths with a bit of cross country travel, looking at spring plants, a fraudulent gold mine, and local geology. April 28, 9am. Steelhead Falls Trailhead, River Road, Terrebonne. Free.
Girls AllRide Junior Shredder Four Week Camp The goal is to work on skills and
get out for fun rides each week. Girls Ages 9-13. Wednesdays, 3-5pm. Through May 26. Seventh Mountain Resort, 18575 SW Century Dr., Bend. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. $175.
Grit Clinics: Beginner/Intermediate Skills We’ll begin by dialing in our bike set up
and body position, then work on skills throughout the afternoon. Saturdays, 1:30-3:30pm. Seventh Mountain Resort, 18575 SW Century Dr., Bend. Contact: 541-728-7878. email@example.com. $75.
Grit Clinics: Cornering & Switchbacks OR Jumping* Cornering/Switchbacks
(odd dates). Jumping (even dates). Saturdays, 11am-1pm. Seventh Mountain Resort, 18575 SW Century Dr., Bend. Contact: 541-728-7878. info@ gritclinics.com. $75.
Grit Clinics: Happy Hour Trail Ride ‘N Skills Join Grit Clinics at a new trail each week
to work on specific skills needed for the features you will encounter. Fridays, 4-6pm. Phil’s Trailhead, Skyliner Rd, Bend. Contact: 541-728-7878. firstname.lastname@example.org. $75.
Grit Clinics: Skills & Ride Join us for three
hours of skill-building fun while you take your riding to the next level! Sundays, 10am-1pm. Seventh Mountain Resort, 18575 SW Century Dr., Bend. Contact: 541-728-7878. email@example.com. $99.
Grit Clinics: Women’s Foundational Mountain Bike Skills In just two hours,
Spend some time cleaning up our great outdoors this weekend with Wanderlust Tours. Sign up to help out this Sat., May 1 from 8:30am-Noon.
HEALTH & WELLNESS Bend Pilates Bend Pilates is now offering a
full schedule of classes through Zoom! For more information visit bendpilates.net/classes/.
Capoeira: A Perfect Adventure Develop personal insights, strength, balance, flexibility, musicality, voice, rhythm, and language by tapping the energy of this rich cultural expression and global community. Text 541-678-3460 for location and times. Mondays-Wednesdays-Fridays, 6pm. $30 intro month.
Coaching Group Build your dream life while
you’ll feel more confident setting up your bike, shifting, braking, and navigating small trail obstacles after instruction from the skilled coaches. Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Seventh Mountain Resort, 18575 SW Century Dr., Bend. Contact: 541-728-7878. firstname.lastname@example.org. $75.
Hollywood Road Hike Enjoy local color, history and geocaching on this leisurely paced hike with great views of the Crooked River Canyon. May 5, 9am. Ranch Chapel Parking Lot, 5060 SW Clubhouse Rd, Terrebonne. Free.
Sunset Roller Skating & Skateboarding Session Come roll into your Friday and Sat-
urday evenings at The Pavilion. The music is on and the vibe is positive with roller skating, in-line skating, skateboarding and scootering. Fridays, 6pm and Saturdays, 6pm. Through May 22. The Pavilion, 1001 SW Bradbury Dr, Bend. $3-$7.
Tam-A-Lau Trail Hike This guided hike will offer spectacular views of Lake Billy Chinook and the entire Cascade range. April 29, 9am. Tam-a-láu Loop Hike, Cove Palisades State Park, Culver. Free.
connecting to a supportive, motivating community. Led by Diana Lee, Meadowlark Coaching. Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Contact: 914-980-2644. email@example.com. $15-25.
In-Person Yoga at LOFT Wellness & Day Spa Tuesdays: Vinyasa with instructor Kel-
ly Jenkins. 5-6pm. Thursdays: Foundation Flow with instructor Kelly Jenkins. 5-6pm. Limited to five participants. Schedule online or give us a call to reserve your spot! Loft Wellness & Day Spa, 339 SW Century Drive Ste 203, Bend. Contact: 541-690-5100. firstname.lastname@example.org. $20.
Outdoor Mom + Baby Yoga Picnic
After a 1 hour yoga practice we will sit together and mingle over picnic lunches. Thu, April 29, 11am and Thu, May 27, 11am. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. email@example.com. $15.
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tial support group for women survivors of sexual abuse. Call or text Veronica at 503-856-4874. Tuesdays, 6-8pm. Through June 29. Free.
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appropriate for anyone who wants a slower Tai Chi class or those dealing with chronic health conditions. For information call: 541-639-9963 Mondays-Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30am. Contact: 541-389-5015.
Teen Yoga Series Explore yoga, breath-
ing, sound healing, meditation & journaling to encourage a peaceful and happy life. Gina Murphy leads class each Wednesday, May 5th - June 9th, Online via Zoom. Wednesdays, 3:304:30pm. Through June 9. Contact: 541-550-8550. firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
The Vance Stance/Structural Reprogramming This series of two-hour classes
in posture and flexibility. Thursdays-Noon, Mondays, 12 and 6pm and Wednesdays, 6pm. Through May 5. EastSide Home Studio, 21173 Sunburst Ct., Bend. Contact: 541-330-9070. email@example.com. 12 classes/$180.
Yoga Mama 4-Week Series Develop mindful practice that will build strength and flexibility for your mind and body helping to balance out your emotions. Sundays, 9:15-10:30am. Through May 2. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration $70, Drop-In (if space allows) $19.
Yoga Wall 4-Week Series The Yoga Wall is an incredible yoga tool that improves alignment, takes you deeper into poses, elongates the spine, re-aligns the pelvis and releases the hips. Tuesdays, 9:15am-10:30pm. Through May 18. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. email@example.com. Registration $72, DropIn (if space allows) $20.
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he goals of the Black Lives Matter movement go far beyond addressing the relationship police have with the Black community. (Spoiler: It’s really, really...not good...y’all.) It also seeks to address the manner in which the United States treats Black people on a number of other fronts. Three of those fronts have multiple intersections: cannabis, the medical industry and law enforcement. As history and studies show, the Black community receives unequal treatment for cannabis arrests and prosecutions, and with medical care. These disparities are amplified by long-standing fears, beliefs and resistance in the Black community to both cannabis, and in many cases, doctors. The War on Drugs successfully demonized cannabis, creating unique challenges in presenting medical cannabis to Black/BIPOC communities as being valid and with benefit, and not just “an excuse to get high.” (Not that one ever needs an excuse, mind you. And “Being a BIPOC in the U.S.” should be a qualifying condition for a medical marijuana card in any state.) The classification of cannabis as a Schedule 1 drug by the Feds has created roadblocks and confusion for the medical industry as well, leaving practitioners without clear guidelines and resources for medical use. So while cannabis could be used in the treatment of numerous health conditions in BIPOC communities— save for a common mistrust of it, and the often-white doctors recommending it—there is a knowledge deficiency within the medical community itself regarding medical use. But aside from that… Helping sort this out is the recently launched Association for Cannabis Health Equity and Medicine, or ACHEM (“Ay-Chem”), a first-of-itskind professional association which “pledges to dismantle health inequities in medical cannabis, and improve health education and access for communities of color.” They seek to “Enrich, Promote, Participate, and Serve” BIPOC communities by providing competency training and educational resources to both new, and established, health care practitioners in cannabinoid medicine. That includes endocannabinology, which explores the role the human endocannabinoid system plays in our health. ACHEM was co-founded by four Black women doctors: Dr. Janice Knox,
Dr. Rachel Knox, Dr. Jessica Knox and Dr. Ogadmina Obie. Board member Dr. Kaya speaks of “goals of creating a healthier Black community and bringing wellness to people through natural health care... through cannabis.” “Cannabis facilitates healing and relief, as well as financial health,” she writes. “That financial well-being can be used to decrease health access issues, food insecurities, inadequate housing, educational inequities, and opportunity disparities, which all contribute to a person’s overall wellness.” Dr. Rachel Knox began studying the endocannabinoid system and cannabis medicine in 2015, and along with her sister and parents, form the “First Family of Cannabinoid Medicine.” All are MDs and Endocannabinologists— and through their website, events and Portland-based American Cannabinoid Clinics—work with both patients and other medical professionals. Knox believes ACHEM can achieve great things through helping to educate and support Black and Brown health care practitioners. “(It’s) going to be very important for us to train clinicians and providers that look like us, so we can change some of those old staunch beliefs in our community,” Dr. Janice Knox told The Daytona Times last month. “I can tell you that when a Black patient saw my face, you could almost taste the relief that they had when I walked into the room. It’s a matter of trust. “If we can train more health care providers that look like us, explaining the science and the physiology and the benefits to our people, I think they will receive it better.” But the health of the individual is attached to the health of a community. Through ACHEM, Dr. Rachel Knox speaks to the numerous benefits cannabis can provide on a number of interconnected levels. “With an equity-centered, science-informed industry, cannabis medicine can become a tremendous force for good. Education, advocacy, regulation and access can support restoration within communities suffering from years of systemic injustice, opening up tremendous possibilities for advancement. By focusing on BIPOC health practitioners, ACHEM is empowering people of color to be change agents in our own communities.” Find the Association for Cannabis Health Equity and Medicine at achemed.org.
CHOW Boba Blockage
By Nicole Vulcan
A key ingredient in bubble tea is in short supply. We know it’s tough—but here’s what to try instead
By Ari Levaux
rinkers of bubble tea are bracing for the worst. Boba balls, the tapioca-based spheres that collect at the bottom of a cup of this wildly popular Taiwanese beverage are reportedly in short supply. Bubble tea is a combination of milk and tea, shaken or stirred to create the namesake bubbles. The boba balls hang out at the bottom of the cup, to be sucked up through an extra-wide straw and chewed with the sips of tea. Boba, as the kids call this wildly popular beverage, has spread throughout east and southeast Asia and is available wherever such food is sold. Taiwan exports boba balls worldwide, in myriad colors, sometimes even with little juice pockets inside. The diversity of boba tea recipes is like a drinkable distillation of the myriad Asian food scene. Vietnamese coffee boba, Japanese matcha with cheese foam, potted plant boba, black tea and strawberry gummy bear. The popularity and reach of boba tea has been expanding exponentially, but, as first reported by the San Francisco Chronicle and followed up by Business Insider, Smithsonian and others, the dried boba pearls are in short supply, thanks to a perfect storm of boba-blocking happenings. With the world’s economies reopening, more folks are going out for boba, straining supplies. Meanwhile, many ports are still running at partial capacity because of COVID-19. And ships these days are larger than ever, including 20-some supersized cargo ships anchored offshore from the port of Los Angeles, plus one recently stuck in the Suez Canal. Tapioca is a starch made from the root of the cassava plant, which was domesticated in Brazil and dispersed by the Portuguese to the tropical regions of Asia, Africa and elsewhere. It’s beloved wherever it grows for its large harvest of tubers that can be prepared in many different ways. Most Taiwanese boba balls are made with Thai tapioca. Boba wholesalers are strapped and retailers are stressed, because without those chewy balls at the bottom, boba buyers are bailing. “Some people will not buy a drink if we’re out of boba,” bubble shop owner Alex Ou told the Chronicle. “They’re literally here for the boba.” Diehards can still fashion their own boba balls with tapioca flour from
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Blueberry, blueberry—that magical fruit.
the South American motherland. It’s labor-intensive, especially for the novice. But if you’re literally here for the boba, I guess that’s what you have to do. Even if there weren’t a shortage, I would prefer frozen blueberries. They are my summertime ice cube of choice for many drinks. They get the job done cooling the drink, and then offer their soggy bodies as a sweet, tart finish. I’m lucky to live near a northern Idaho farm that grows monster blueberries, which I buy by the gallon Ziplock. The only work involved is keeping the bags open for a few minutes to let moisture out as they cool, and then sealing them shut with as little air inside as possible. In bubble tea, in place of boba balls, blueberries get the job done in a very juicy way, reminiscent of the extra-fancy juice-injected boba balls of Taiwan but even juicer. I use jasmine tea, because its magical flavor pairs perfectly with the blueberries. To make a very boba-esque blueberry bubble tea, all you need is whipped cream, tea, sugar and frozen berries. Or substitute carbonated water for milk and add lemon, for a berry bubbly blueboba lemonade.
Blueberry Boba Makes 2 pints 1 cup frozen blueberries 2 tablespoons powdered sugar 3 cups room-temperature jasmine tea 1/2 cup cream, whipped In a bowl, toss the frozen blueberries in the sugar. Add the berries to your pints, followed by the tea, and finally the whipped cream. Shake vigorously and serve. Blueberry Bubbly Tea A lighter, fruitier, summery-er and bubbly-er take on bubble tea. Makes 2 pints 1 lemon, sliced and squeezed with seeds removed 1 cup frozen blueberries 2 tablespoons powdered sugar 2 cups room temperature jasmine tea 2 cups bubbly water In a bowl, toss the frozen blueberries in the sugar. Add the berries to your pints, followed by the tea, and then the lemon juice and slices. Finally, add the bubbly water. Stir this one, or leave it alone. Definitely don’t shake it.
In a sure sign of spring, Market Wednesdays in downtown Bend start again May 5. The Bend Farmers Market will be open for in-person strolling from 2 to 6pm every Wednesday through Oct. 13. Over 30 local vendors will be set up in Brooks Alley, between Franklin and Minnesota streets (near Mirror Pond). New offerings include OGIA, a bakery in Sisters, Canyon Moon Farms from Crook County, small farm Cultivate Farms and Hummus Stop, a family-run business offering 16 styles of hummus that comes from chickpeas grown in Eastern Oregon. This year, the Bend Farmers Market will offer online pre-ordering via the Tap4Markets free app, as well as curbside pickup. “Each week, the online order cutoff will be Monday at 10 p.m. for that Wednesday’s pick-up,” said Marielle Slater, chairperson of the Market board, in a press release, “and the curbside pick-up window will be Wednesdays from 2-3 pm. This ensures farmers and vendors have plenty of time to fulfill online orders, and will keep market shopping smooth, preventing bottlenecks in the market’s flow.” Like last year, the Market also takes part in the Double Up Food Bucks program, allowing those receiving SNAP benefits to get $20 in matching funds to spend at the market. The Bend Farmers Market is one of only five markets in Oregon to participate in the program. For those looking forward to Bend’s Northwest Crossing Farmers Market, it is scheduled to open in its spot on NW Crossing Drive on June 5. Bend Farmers Market
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o those were definitely some Oscars, huh? There were definitely a few very good choices (Daniel Kaluuya winning Best Supporting Actor and Youn Yuh-jung winning Best Supporting Actress were chef’s kiss), but if that wasn’t the most strangely anticlimactic ending of the Academy Awards of all time, then I don’t know what could top it. Maybe Ricky Gervais baby birding an Oscar statue to himself? Don’t get me wrong, Anthony Hopkins was astounding in “The Father” and he might have given the best performance of the year, but Chadwick Boseman’s work in “Ma Rainey” was truly revelatory. We all know Sir Hopkins is the GOAT, but Boseman proved in his final screen performance that he wasn’t just a movie star, but an actor that could disappear into a role without any ego. The 2021 Oscars would have been the perfect chance to award him, not just for his amazing performance, but for a legacy cut off way too soon. A huge missed opportunity. With all of that said, here are a few things I enjoyed this month that will definitely not be nominated for any Academy Awards. In Pod We Trust: There are so many new podcasts springing up every day that it’s literally impossible to listen to even half of them—which is why podcast studio Cadence13 and host Steve French have deeply upset me by launching an “Unsolved Mysteries” podcast and adding another show to my already deep
“Shadow and Bone” is the next “Game of Thrones.” I’m calling it now.
bench of addictions. It’s got unsolved murders. It’s got aliens. And it’s got enough paranoid conspiracy theories to keep you up at night staring at the stars. Don’t start this one unless you plan on listening to all of them. The New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles (owned by Quentin Tarantino) has been temporarily closed for many months because of the pandemic, but it’s hard to keep a good cinephile down. “Pure Cinema” is the official podcast of the theater and does some of the finest deep dives into movies and filmmakers I’ve ever heard on a podcast. One of the new episodes really starts unpacking the work of David Lynch and it’s one
of the most fascinating and illuminating looks at the director I’ve ever heard. A must-listen for film nerds. Now Streaming: Yes, I’ve obviously watched the new “Mortal Kombat” movie on HBOMax and, while it is pretty dumb, I’m not sure I needed it to be smart. There’s a ton of great martial arts and also people getting turned into ice and then shattered… can’t that just be enough sometimes? One show that has definitely surprised me with its quality is the new Netflix fantasy series “Shadow and Bone.” I haven’t read the series of books by Leigh Bardugo, but just based on the
strength of the first three episodes, consider me next in line to check them out. The world-building and writing are so intricate that the first episode is almost impossible to understand, but, similar to “Game of Thrones,” once the series starts expanding and letting the audience fall into the rhythms of the storytelling, it becomes genuinely fascinating and exciting. Season One is only eight episodes, so here’s hoping enough people get sucked into the series that we get to see the entire story completed—especially since Netflix has been in the terrible habit of canceling things lately. If you’re missing “The Witcher,” this might tide you over until that show’s return.
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View this nightly aerial spring spectacle as the birds come back to Bend to roost
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he Vaux’s (rhymes with foxes) swift is a 4½-inch long, fast-moving bird (it’s a swift after all) that resembles “a cigar with wings.” The smallest of all North American swifts, these aerial acrobats put on a nightly show during their annual migrations through downtown Bend. From their winter range which is the tropics of Mexico south to Venezuela, these 4-ounce birds undertake a Herculean migration flying to their breeding grounds in the Northwest (central California to southeast Alaska). Bendites and visitors may bear witness to this passage and enjoy watching these whirlwinds of wings as they circle round a downtown chimney atop the Boys & Girls Club at 500 NW Wall Street before descending in a controlled chaos into the darkness below. From mid-April to mid-June, stalwart volunteer counters Mary Ann Kruse and Bob Johnson spend their evenings recording the number of birds that drop into the chimney or the one atop the Library Administrative Building at 507 NW Wall Street. Their counts are part of a larger National Audubon Society’s swift count called the Vaux’s Happening project which the local East Cascades Audubon Society chapter also supports. “The goal of the swift counts is to raise interest in the species which should result in our species caring about them and protecting their roosts,” said Larry Schwitters, Vaux’s Happening project coordinator. Schwitters compiles observation data from over 150 sites in North America during the spring (northbound) and fall (southbound) migrations. Standing and scanning the sky from the B&GC’s parking area, Kruse and Johnson patiently answer questions from newbie viewers or engage in speculative discussions about the migratory patterns of these birds, about which some things are known but many questions remain unanswered. As Johnson puts it, “the birds are predictably unpredictable.” The two volunteers spend over 50 nights a season counting as the birds drop into the brick chimney around sunset. Sounds easy when it’s ones or twos, but becomes a challenge when groups of 10, 20 or 50 birds begin to descend in rapid succession. What’s in the name? The Swift family or Apodidae means “without feet.” Though the birds have small claws, their spindly legs are barely strong enough to raise the bird up off
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A flock of Vaux's Swifts swirling into a 1920s elementary school chimney to roost for the night.
the ground. These birds forage “on the wing” snagging insects as they dip and dart across the sky, so strong legs are an evolutionary moot point. The common name honors William S. Vaux, a 19th century mineralogist and member of the National Academy of Sciences in Philadelphia, whom John Kirk Townsend named the species after. For trivia fans: a flock is called “a box of swifts” and in this case, boxes of Vaux’s. The importance of chimneys and old trees Vaux’s swifts historically roosted and nested in hollow out old-growth trees. These snags have eventually fallen to logging, firewood harvesting, wildfires, disease, high winds and other causes. The brick-lined chimneys with bits of overflowing mortar on the inside provide an acceptable alternative roost which mimics the old trees. Though birds probably continue to roost in snags in the forest, the urban chimneys are a convenient location for swift watchers to view and count the birds. Schwitters points out that about a dozen sites with large chimneys shelter about 90% of the total number of migrating birds. “One roost site in one night can shelter 25% of the total world’s population of migratory Vaux’s swifts. The chimneys are critical for the species’ conservation.” Newer, metal lined chimneys are too slick for the birds to get a grip.
Another concern is that old growth snags are the Rodney Dangerfields of the forest: “They don’t get no respect.” Often perceived as hazard trees or harbingers for disease, these standing dead trees are removed but are critical for numerous species of wildlife including cavity nesting woodpeckers, bluebirds, swallows, certain owl species, and of course, swifts. Preservation of these important habitat trees, as well as the protection of bricklined chimneys, plays a key role in the conservation of the species. For Kruse, watching the nightly parade of swifts takes on a deeper meaning than just a number. “It isn’t just birding. It’s more than that—the quiet at dusk, the colors and clouds of the sky at sunset, the ‘screaming frenzy’ of many or few tiny birds converging for the night as they tornado into the chimney. It’s a religious experience.” Viewing opportunities To view the birds, head down to the B&GC on NW Wall and pick a spot with a clear view of the chimney. Arrive shortly before sunset, although some nights the birds may enter the chimney early. Try your hand at counting and compare numbers with Kruse and Johnson after the last bird has dipped inside for the night. Boys and Girls Club 500 NW Wall St., Bend vauxhappening.org ecaudubon.org
For many marginalized groups, accessing the great outdoors is not as easy as it should be. According to a 2019 Outdoor Participation Report published by the Outdoor Industry Association, over 70% of outdoor participants were Caucasian and less than 50% were women. AdvenutreUs Women’s mission aims to break the barriers that prevent women and people of color from accessing the natural world. After canceling its 2020 events, AdventureUs is excited to announce its women’s escape retreats are back on the schedule for 2021. The 2021 Bend experience promises to be a bit more intimate, with fewer participants, set at the LOGE Entrada camp. The multi-sport weekend is the venue for participants to get out and try some new activities. While the offerings might differ based on location, the AdventureUs team hopes to provide a wide range of activities from hiking, yoga, climbing, survival skills and navigation. The all-inclusive experience includes three nights of lodging, workshops, gear and most meals. In an effort to make these escapes even more accessible, they also offer payment plans for those who are not able to pay up front. While the retreat has women in the name and in design, the group welcomes participants of all gender identities who feel that a women’s retreat is the space for them. For those looking to travel beyond Bend, there will also be two other escapes offered: in the stunning Rocky Mountains of Colorado or sunny southern Georgia. AdventureUs Women Escape: Bend May 13 – 16, 2021 LOGE Camps 19221 SW Century Dr., Bend Adventureuswomen.com/events/bend $1,998 for the all-inclusive weekend
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ASTROLOGY By Rob Brezsny TAURUS (April 20-May 20): In her poem “Mirror,” Taurus poet Halina Poświatowska wrote, “I am dazed by the beauty of my body.” I applaud her brazen admiration and love for her most valuable possession. I wish more of us could genuinely feel that same adoration for our own bodies. And in accordance with current astrological omens, I recommend that you do indeed find a way to do just that right now. It’s time to upgrade your excitement about being in such a magnificent vessel. Even if it’s not in perfect health, it performs amazing marvels every minute of every day. I hope you will boost your appreciation for its miraculous capacities, and increase your commitment to treating it as the treasure that it is. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Gemini poet Buddy
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Wakefield writes that after the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami of 2004, “the only structure still standing in the wiped-out village of Malacca [in Malaysia] was a statue of Mahatma Gandhi. I wanna be able to stand like that.” I expect you will indeed enjoy that kind of stability and stamina in the coming weeks, my dear. You won’t have to endure a metaphorical tsunami, thank Goddess, but you may have to stand strong through a blustery brouhaha or swirling turbulence. Here’s a tip: The best approach is not to be stiff and unmoving like a statue, but rather flexible and willing to sway.
CANCER (June 21July 22): No educator had ever offered a class in psychology until trailblazing philosopher William James did so in 1875. He knew a lot about human behavior. “Most people live in a very restricted circle of their potential being,” he wrote. “They make use of a very small portion of their possible consciousness, and of their soul’s resources in general, much like a person who, out of his whole bodily organism, should get into a habit of using only his little finger.” I’m going to make an extravagant prediction here: I expect that in the coming months you will be better primed than ever before to expand your access to your consciousness, your resources, and your potentials. How might you begin such an adventure? The first thing to do is to set a vivid intention to do just that.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): “Someone in me is
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suffering and struggling toward freedom,” wrote Greek author Nikos Kazantzakis. To that melodramatic announcement, I reply, good for him! I’m glad he was willing to put himself through misery and despair in order to escape misery and despair. But I also think it’s important to note that there are other viable approaches to the quest for liberation. For example, having lavish fun and enjoying oneself profoundly can be tremendously effective in that holy work. I suspect that in the coming weeks, Leo, the latter approach will accomplish far more for you than the former.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Virgo novelist Agatha Christie sold hundreds of millions of books, and is history’s most-translated author. While growing up, she had few other kids to associate with, so she created a host of imaginary friends to fill the void. They eventually became key players in her work as an author, helping her dream up stories. More than that: She simply loved having those invisible characters around to keep her company. Even in her old age, she still consorted with them. I bring this to your attention, Virgo, because now is a great time to acquire new imaginary friends or resurrect old ones. Guardian angels and ancestral spirits would be good to call on, as well. How might they be of assistance and inspiration to you?
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “To hurry pain is to leave a classroom still in session,” notes Libran aphorist Yahia Lababidi. On the other hand, he observes, “To prolong pain is to miss the next lesson.” If he’s correct, the goal is to dwell with your pain for just the right amount of time—until you’ve learned its lessons and figured out how not to experience it again in the future—but no longer than that. I suspect that such a turning point will soon be arriving for you.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): In her poem “Every Day,” Scorpio poet Denise Levertov wrote, “Every day, every day I hear enough to fill a year of nights with wondering.” I think that captures the expansive truth of your life in the coming weeks. You’ve entered a phase when the sheer abundance of interesting input may at times be overwhelming, though enriching. You’ll hear—and hopefully be receptive to—lots of provocative stories, dynamic revelations, and unexpected truths. Be grateful for this bounty! Use it to transform whatever might be stuck, whatever needs a catalytic nudge.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): I hope you’re not too stressed these days. There has been pressure on you to adjust more than maybe you’d like to adjust, and I hope you’ve managed to find some relaxing slack amidst the heaviness. But even if the inconvenience levels are deeper than you like, I have good news: It’s all in a good cause. Read the wise words of author Dan Millman, who describes the process you’re midway through: “Every positive change, every jump to a higher level of energy and awareness, involves a rite of passage. Each time we ascend to a higher rung on the ladder of personal evolution, we must go through a period of discomfort, of initiation. I have never found an exception.”
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): We can safely say that Anais Nin was a connoisseur of eros and sensuality. The evidence includes her three collections of erotic writing, Delta of Venus, Little Birds, and Auletris. Here’s one of her definitive statements on the subject: “Sex must be mixed with tears, laughter, words, promises, jealousy, envy, all the spices of fear, foreign travel, new faces, stories, dreams, fantasies, music.” In response to Nin’s litany, I’m inclined to say, “Damn, that’s a lot of ambiance and scaffolding to have in place. Must it always be so complicated?” According to my reading of upcoming cosmic rhythms, you won’t need such a big array of stuff in your quest for soulful orgasms— at least not in the coming weeks. Your instinct for rapture will be finely tuned.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “One is always at home in one’s past,” wrote author Vladimir Nabokov. I agree. Sometimes that’s not a good thing, though. It may lead us to flee from the challenges of the present moment and go hide and cower and wallow in nostalgia. But on other occasions, the fact that we are always at home in the past might generate brilliant healing strategies. It might rouse in us a wise determination to refresh our spirit by basking in the deep solace of feeling utterly at home. I think the latter case is likely to be true for you in the coming weeks, Aquarius. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): “Not everything is supposed to become something beautiful and long-lasting,” writes author Emery Allen. “Not everyone is going to stay forever.” Her message is a good one for you to keep in mind right now. You’re in a phase when transitory boosts and temporary help may be exactly what you need most. I suspect your main task in the coming weeks is to get maximum benefit from influences that are just passing through your life. The catalysts that work best could be those that work only once and then disappear.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Poet Allen Ginsberg despairingly noted that many people want MORE MORE MORE LIFE, but they go awry because they allow their desire for MORE MORE MORE LIFE to fixate on material things—machines, possessions, gizmos, and status symbols. Ginsberg revered different kinds of longings: for good feelings, meaningful experiences, soulful breakthroughs, deep awareness, and all kinds of love. In accordance with astrological potentials, Aries, I’m giving you the go-ahead in the coming weeks to be extra greedy for the stuff in the second category.
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ACROSS 1. Religious truths, for short 5. Statement no. 9. 2017 Basketball Hall of Fame nickname 13. Leave off 14. Fart, quaintly 15. 31-Across, for one 16. Wings leftovers 17. Helen’s abduction by Paris? 19. Enter a Volkswagen carpool? 21. Bajillion trillion 22. War zone that ran campaigns in Africa and Italy 23. Largest producer of natural gas, for short 24. Do the do 26. Miracle worker 28. Towels at the gym, e.g. 30. Ready for kickoff 31. Variants of it were dropped 569 times in “The Wolf of Wall Street,” for short 32. Celebrate béarnaise? 37. Guitarist Laine of Wings 38. Acts like DaBaby 40. Brings charges against 43. Rosebud Motel clerk on “Schitt’s Creek” 45. Sur’s opposite 46. Agua : Spanish :: ___ : French 47. Palindromic Dutch city 48. The “A” in “IIPA” and “DIPA” 49. Inventory entry for a lace mat? 53. Places where the “Ulysses” writer drank? 55. Energy ___ (Devo headgear) 56. Sailing 57. Big heads 58. Middle Eastern ruler 59. Kelley Blue Book no. 60. Toy that goes around the world 61. Kindergarten lesson
DOWN 1. “This will not stand!” 2. Less rough 3. Small Nabisco treat 4. British machine gun 5. Exam that counts towards college 6. Pianist who won two posthumous Grammys in 2021 7. Grumpy old man 8. “GTG” 9. Rugged peak 10. Curaçao and rum drink 11. Maximally 12. Vice President who was once CEO of Halliburton 18. Chicago singer Peter 20. Band coach 25. Last a long time 27. Phrase said while raising both hands 28. Slightly off 29. Perp’s behavior: Abbr. 31. Smelly bogs 33. Form a new state 34. Razer’s tool 35. Dead zone in the wild? 36. Sick time? 39. Farm equipment 40. Stuck 41. “I can live without it” 42. Name on “Slow Churned” ice cream 43. Makes an authoritative proclamation 44. Large wine container 46. Mariana’s personal assistant on Netflix’s “Who Killed Sara?” 50. Follow to the letter 51. Shakespearean villain with a handkerchief 52. Ancient concert halls 54. Swimming ___
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Congratulations to Hasson’s Top 40 Performers of 2020 11. Emily Corning | Lake Oswego 12. Kevin Hall | Lake Oswego 13. Rebecca Green | Portland Uptown 14. Amelie Marian | NE 15. Mike Hall | Lake Oswego 16. Lee McKnight | NE 17. Leigh Calvert | Vancouver 18. Tracy Hasson | Lake Oswego 19. Jennifer Weinhart | Lake Oswego 20. Debi Laue | Lake Oswego 21. Corey Rudolph | Lake Oswego 22. Lisa Willett | Charbonneau (Office Top Performer) 23. Chris Bonner | NE 24. Debby Hennessy | Lake Oswego 25. John Nieland | Lake Oswego 26. Marcia Kies | Lake Oswego 27. Lynn Marshall | Portland Uptown 28. Sara Clark | Lake Oswego 29. Kat Granum | Lake Oswego 30. Sara Lewis | Lake Oswego 31. Val Thorpe | NE 32. Kevin Costello | Lake Oswego 33. Heather Coleman | Bend 34. Lesli Fox | Bend 35. Bryant Green | Bend 36. Andrea Dufresne | NE 37. Cindy Berg Wagner | Bend 38. Michelle Spanu | Lake Oswego 39. Erik Berg | Bend 40. Karl Berg | Bend
Rookie of the Year Hasson’s Rookie of the Year for 2020 was Grace Wadell! The award is chosen for the top-performing broker with less than two years of experience in the industry. Grace exemplifies the Hasson mantra of, “If you do good things for people, the rewards will naturally follow.” Her philanthropic efforts are endless. While not an exhaustive list, just in the past year Wadell has delivered meals to hospital front line workers, collected 475 bags of bottles for the Oregon Food Bank (resulting in over 10,000 meals), volunteered through National Charity League and elder care facilities… as well as finding time to create a new organization for adults with intellectual disabilities in conjunction with Lake Grove Presbyterian Church. All of this while still buildHasson’s Top 40 Performers of 2020: ing an extremely successful sales 1 .Drew Coleman | Lake Oswego (All Compa- business, earning her the top spot of “Rookie of the Year.” We could ny + Office Top Performer) not be prouder to support Wadell as 2. Kathy Hall | Lake Oswego she continues to serve her clients for 3. Kendall Bergstrom | Lake Oswego many years to come. 4. Rick Brainard | Wilsonville Congratulations to All of Our 2020 5. Erin Rothrock | NE (Office Top Performer) 6. Jason Gardner | Sherwood Top Performers! 7. Sam DeLay | Bend (Office Top Performer) These brokers are just a sampling 8. Lauren Hasson | Lake Oswego of the incredible brokers who make up 9. Declan O’Connor | Portland Uptown the Hasson family. They are the right (Office Top Performer) people, in the right place, doing their 10. Alyssa Curran | Vancouver (Office Top best work. At Hasson, you’re always in Performer) good company.
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oin us as we congratulate and honor Hasson’s Top 40 Performers of 2020! Amid such a challenging and unique year for the industry, these 40 brokers continued to lead the way, proving that being a top performer is more than numbers. Together, these individuals achieved a combined total of more than $1.2 billion of closed sales volume. But of greater importance than their production is the fact that they adhere to the highest standards of practice and represent The Hasson Company with integrity and professionalism in all they do. Simply put, these brokers exemplify the sign of experience. Each year we honor our top 40 brokers as “performers” as opposed to “producers.” A performer is someone who is focused on their clients first; someone who understands the value of being a trusted advisor, dedicated to providing professionalism and expertise, with an unwavering commitment to excellence. A true performer will naturally reap the rewards of being a top producer. In other words, it’s not just about the level of production they achieve, but how the production is achieved. Further, from the Portland Metro to Central Oregon, these brokers are active contributors to their communities, industry and peers. They are continually looking for ways to give back and support their neighbors through volunteer efforts and other forms of community involvement. Although we are not looking solely to statistics to measure their success, the sales production of our 2020 top performers is quite impressive. Together, they reached a total of more than $1,229,668,813.17 in closed sales volume, with an average sales volume per top performer of more than $32,000,000 (up from last year’s $26 million). Take a look at Hasson’s Top 40 Performers of 2020—and join us in congratulating them on their outstanding accomplishments.
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I’ve been with my boyfriend for a year, and I love him, but I also love my independence. I need alone time, meaning space from him and everybody. He wants to spend every minute together and seems to need constant closeness to feel okay. Is this a bad sign -- on his part or mine? Should I want to spend every second with him? —Confused The sort of relationship where the partners are never apart tends to be a good thing for only one of them: the tapeworm. Chances are your boyfriend’s preference for a more, uh, conjoined style of romantic partnership is shaped by his “attachment style.” “Attachment” is British psychiatrist John Bowlby’s term for a person’s habitual way of relating in close relationships: for example, securely (feeling they can generally count on others to be there for them) or insecurely (suspecting others will bolt on them at any moment). Our expectations for how we’ll be treated by romantic partners appear to be driven by how we, as infants and tots, were treated by our closest caregivers. For example, if infant us shrieked out of fear or hunger or because of a soggy diaper, did our primary caregiver (usually Mommy, but maybe Daddy) reliably come running to soothe us and fix the problem? If so, we’d be likely to develop the psychological orientation that psychologist Mary Ainsworth, building on Bowlby’s work, called a “secure base from which to explore.” If, however, our shrieks were ignored or only sometimes met with comforting, we’d likely end up “insecurely attached,” and this would become a template for how we act in our adult relationships. (Hello, fear of abandonment and boyfriend whose romantic role model seems to be “court-ordered electronic ankle monitor”!) Decide what independence means to you in practical terms, like how much alone time you need and anything else that’s important for you, and tell him. Research suggests a person can change their attachment style—become more secure—but it takes a good bit of work on their part and their partner’s (through frequent reassuring attention and cuddly touch to challenge their expectation of abandonment). Are you and he willing to invest the effort? If not, you probably have to swap him out for a partner who’s more emotionally together: “I need you because I love you” (not “because I feel like a gaping human void without you”).
This guy texts and FaceTimes me daily, and he finally asked me out. I was expecting a date, but it was a group dinner in his friend’s backyard, and he didn’t make a move all evening. I was sure he was into me, and we’re both fully vaccinated. What’s his deal? —Confused Sexually, if your date is a total animal, you’d prefer it not be the sort that gets bungeed to the hood of a hunter’s station wagon. The underlying problem here is “information asymmetry,” which Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph explains as Amy Alkon Stiglitz “Different people know different things.” (Asymmetry is simply a lack of symmetry, sameness: disproportion between parts of something, including unequally available information.) Information asymmetry is an element of “signaling theory,” an area of economics that looks at the ways people behave -- flowing from the decisions they make—because of the information they have (or lack). In this situation, you know you want the guy to end the evening all mwahmwah-makeout, but his mind might be filled with a bunch of bouncing question marks about whether you’re into him. It’s also possible he realized he’s just not that into you, he wants to take things slowly, or he’s generally timid about making moves on women (or especially so in hopes of avoiding #himtoo). What ends the asymmetric information stalemate? Information! Send signals revealing the information you have that he does not: “I’M INTO YOU AND WANT YOU TO MAKE A MOVE!” Flirting is the ideal way to communicate this, as it gives each of you an ego cushion—the ability to pretend it doesn’t mean what it seems to mean—that putting it out there in plain words does not. Powerful forms of flirting include: looking into his eyes while you talk, touching him, playing with your hair, and playing with your clothes or his. Err on the side of flirting heavily—way more than seems reasonable— because men can be a bit hint-blind. His getting this information is likely to push him into action—or tell you he’s gotta bow out. But maybe consider being a little bit patient. It was one date! My guess? Life mirrored art: those rom coms where the “nice guy” wants to kiss the girl at the door, but—whoa! There go his testicles, leaping out of his pants and going off to hide in the bushes, and he gives her a handshake goodnight.
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