(Photo | Courtesy of Plant-Based Point, LLC) Things are heating up this summer with the release of, BEEFLESS CAKES: Easy Plant-Based Recipes featuring Beefless Cakes. This 150-page cookbook includes more than just food photos; 30 eye-catching vegans also grace its pages — many based in Bend. “We really wanted to create a cookbook that was…

(Photo | Courtesy of NeighborImpact) The NeighborImpact Head Start and Early Head Start Book Drive kicked off yesterday, June 1, at Roundabout Books in Northwest Crossing. After a successful book drive in 2020, NeighborImpact is excited to partner with Roundabout Books and SELCO Community Credit Union for this third annual event. The 2021 book drive…

(Photo | Courtesy of Kim Cooper Findling) “A perfect heroine’s journey.” The pandemic made working from home while caring for small children all too real for many parents. Growing a career alongside the kids is at once impossibly difficult, positively hilarious and just rewarding enough to keep you from walking out on the job. A…

(Photo | Courtesy of Deschutes Public Library) Step outside this spring to experience the new and improved StoryWalk installations at your library. Read, sing and play outside while enjoying a children’s book to help young readers develop a strong vocabulary, passion for reading and familiarity with sounding out words. StoryWalk is an outdoor reading experience…

(Aubrey Luse | Photo courtesy of RPA) Redmond Proficiency Academy (RPA) junior Aubrey Luse was recently awarded a Superior rating for her play, The Plant Crusade, from the Educational Theatre Association, an international organization dedicated to providing high school students access to theatre education.   The Plant Crusade is about an awkward, poetry-loving student named Ophelia,…

Deschutes Public Library announced its selection of an owner’s representative to help guide the organization through its upcoming expansion and renovation of libraries throughout Deschutes County. After evaluating several proposals, the Library Board awarded deChase Miksis and GH Consulting, in partnership, the contract. Both are based in Oregon. “Selecting an owner’s representative is a crucial…