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Hike your heart out in Bend’s Shevlin Park

By Greg Johnson, travel writer Shevlin Park is ideal for hiking, nature walking, picnicking and views of scenic Tumalo Creek. The 652-acre park, located just four miles from downtown Bend, features several trails as well as three developed picnic sites. The scenic Shevlin Park Loop Trail crosses one of several foot bridges over the scenic […]

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Hot springs in Oregon’s Outback

Photos and article By Greg Johnson, travel writer Summer Lakes Hot Springs is a rustic 145-acre resort in eastern Oregon featuring natural artesian hot mineral springs, cabins, campgrounds and nature trails. To get there, take a drive in Oregon’s Outback on Oregon 31 (turnoff hwy 97 just south of La Pine.) Oregon 31 gradually rises […]

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Avoid winter driving kinks

AAA Washington anticipates making more than 14,500 roadside rescues during the end-of-year holiday travel season, with more than 5,000 of those calls requiring a vehicle tow. Other car troubles most likely to interfere with holiday plans include dead batteries, lockouts and flat tires. To avoid a kink in your holiday plans, AAA Washington recommends drivers […]

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A new way to cruise in Juneau

AK Brews Cruise is “hopping” onto the scene in Juneau with a new way to explore Juneau’s fast-growing craft beer market. This locally-owned-and-operated tour started up in May of 2019 and appeals to guests with the triple threat of beer, seafood, and scenery.  The owners, DeeAnn and Justin Fuller, were both born and raised in Juneau and put their knowledge of the city to use on a tour of the local hotspots. The tour “cruises” by van to all three of Juneau’s breweries: Alaskan Brewing Co., Barnaby Brewing Co. and Devil’s Club Brewing Co. to taste a dozen local brews. The

Hike your heart out in Bend’s Shevlin Park

By Greg Johnson, travel writer Shevlin Park is ideal for hiking, nature walking, picnicking and views of scenic Tumalo Creek. The 652-acre park, located just four miles from downtown Bend, features several trails as well as three developed picnic sites. The scenic Shevlin Park Loop Trail crosses one of several foot bridges over the scenic Tumalo Creek, views of the creek, surrounding vegetation and high desert landscape. On the return trip, take the Tumalo Creek Trail or explore the Shevlin Conservation Easement, a 44-acre section added to the east side of the park in 2002. It is popular with hikers, joggers and
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Bold and Beautiful Alliums for Every Garden

Photo caption:  The flowers of Globemaster allium are the size of bowling balls atop sturdy, three-foot-tall stems. Photo credit: Longfield Gardens By Melinda Myers Short or tall, big or small, ornamental alliums are a treat for flower gardeners and for butterflies, bees and other pollinators. Plant the bulbs in fall and enjoy months of colorful spring and summer blooms – this year, and for years to come. Just like their relatives, onions and chives, ornamental alliums are easy to grow and trouble free. Pest, diseases and even deer don’t bother them. Most types are reliably perennial and winter hardy in zones three to
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Pink Martini to cross musical genres in Olympia

Pink Martini featuring China Forbes will perform their Latin music, jazz, cabaret and cinema score musical arrangements at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9 to the stage of the Washington Center for the Performing Arts in Olympia. Pink Martini’s “little orchestra” draws inspiration from the romantic Hollywood musicals of the 1940s and ’50s and crosses genres to make an eclectic, modern sound. The concert will include popular favorites from the band’s 25 year career as well as songs from their latest release, Je dis oui!, taking the audience on a musical trip around the world from France to Iran, Armenia to South Africa. Other

Chemical-free Options for Managing Mosquitoes in Your Landscape

Photo caption:  Hummingbirds feed on mosquitoes, other insects as well as flower nectar and feeders. Photo credit:  Melinda Myers, LLC By Melinda Myers It’s time to get outside and enjoy summer BBQs, gardening, hikes and much more. Don’t let mosquitoes keep you inside; Instead enlist these chemical-free strategies to manage these pests in your landscape. Start by eliminating the mosquitoes’ breeding grounds.  Drain the water out of buckets, old tires and clogged gutters and downspouts that hold water needed for mosquitoes to reproduce. Check kids’ toys, tarps and pool covers that also retain water. Drain the water and store these items in the garage or turn
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CURLAPALOOZA to glide into Bend

Try out bonspiel curling with just-for-fun competition, food, beverages, live music and other off-ice activities from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday April 5 at The Pavillion, 1001 SW Bradbury Way in Bend. No curling experience needed. Proceeds support recreation scholarships. Two ways to play: Compete as a team of four: $600 Spectate and cheer on your favorite team: $60 Details and registration at bendparksandrec.org.

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Geek out at Seattle’s Living Computers

It all started with one computer. In 1997 Paul Allen’s company, Vulcan Inc., purchased a TOAD-1 System from XKL Systems Corporation (now XKL LLC), an engineering firm in Redmond, Washington. Mr. Allen was interested in preserving the historically significant software that was created on Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) PDP-10 family of systems, which came to […]

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The importance of tipping points

Geologist Ed Brook, geographer David Wrathall and complexity scientist James Watson will discuss the importance of tipping points at 7 p.m. March 3 at OMSI in Portland. Children of today are going to live through some of the most important environmental, social and technological changes humankind will ever see. It is likely that some of […]

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Portland: TechfestNW explores innovation

Photo Caption: Roger McNamee, author of “Zucked: Waking up to the Facebook Catastrophe.” TechfestNW, a global gathering of technology and business leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs, takes place April 2-3 at Portland State University’s Viking Pavilion in downtown Portland, Oregon. Learn more about the innovative, impactful tech that helps define our region. Hear from thought leaders […]

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Is your website prepared for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

The day after Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday mark the start of the Christmas shopping season in America, however less individuals than at any other time are arranging before enormous box retailers. Rather, they’re staying away from the groups and shopping on the web. In 2018, Cyber Monday was the greatest eCommerce deals day in U.S. […]

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Living Computer Museum appeals to all ages

What better way to say “I love you” to the nerdling in your life than to take them to Paul Allen’s  Living Computers: Museum + Labs. It’s a great outing for all ages and promises a great history lesson and lots of experimental time on computers. The museum has expanded and includes a new gallery […]

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