(Photo by Loma Smith) When arriving on the 260-acre Pine Meadow Ranch property in Sisters, it is difficult to not immediately become awe-struck. The ranch offers clear views of the nearby, towering Cascade Mountain Range, snowcapped peaks and all. At the mountain’s base extends a thick forest of ponderosa pines that gives way to a…

Hearts Unknown Education Aims to Help Children Express Trauma Nicola Carpinelli, the driving force behind Hearts Unknown Education, a wellness program that utilizes creative expression to combat mental health issues in adolescents, formed the program because of his own experience with both depression and art. Born in the U.S. but educated abroad, Nicola was bullied…