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Zoom, Feral Kids and Pizza

The Lighter Side of Lockdown
Starting in March of this year, Central Oregon families got to know their family members a little better than they imagined (or perhaps ever wanted). With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing a nationwide quarantine, parents had the opportunity (were forced) to spend every moment with their children while providing round-the-clock care, including schooling and entertainment.

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Editor's Note

At times, we may feel completely inadequate when it comes to being the change we'd like to see in this world. Maybe that's because racism is so deep-seated in our culture that realistically, it may take generations before the world sees any recognizable shift in equality.

Editor's Note

Health Expert Q&A

Dr. Brian Rosenzweig, DMD, Rosenzweig Orthodontics
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A Shoulder to Lean On

NeighborImpact bolsters our community in these uncertain times
When you scratch the surface of NeighborImpact, you'll find the myriad ways in which they help Central Oregonians. From immediate assistance with food procurement and a mobile food bank, to more long-term resources such as financial counseling, NeighborImpact improves the lives of those in need in so many different ways.

Culture

Pandemic School Year

2020-2021 may be the weirdest school year in Central Oregon since 1918
This fall, only the youngest students in the Bend-La Pine Schools district will go back to their brick-and-mortar classrooms, but COVID prevention protocols will begin the minute they step on the school bus. Most local students will not come to campus at all.

Education

Farmer's Market Finds

Sunday Night Dinner
During the summer and fall months, the local farmers markets serve as my meal planner. I show up on Wednesdays and Saturdays sans grocery list and let the local, in-season produce tell me what's for dinner.

Culture

Back-to-School: The New Normal

How parents can help children prepare for the uncertainties that lie ahead
The question of how school will look this fall looms large this summer. Will classes be in-person or via remote learning?

Health

Get Up, Stand Up

Local teen, Jade Jager, fights for justice
Between organizing (six!) Black Lives Matter protests, starting a BLM Instagram page and meeting with fellow activists, Bend High senior Jade Jager slows down just long enough for us to ask her a few questions.

Kids In Action

Feel the Freedom

Bicycle commuting for students of all ages
The beginning of a new school year represents a fresh start – new classes, new people and opportunities. Like the beginning of a new year, back-to-school can be the perfect time to set goals and resolutions.

Outdoors

One Step Ahead

Anticipating the school year and the pandemic's impact on kids' mental health
Even before 2020 took the U.S. by storm with COVID-19, anxiety and depression were prevalent among our youth. Now more than ever, with the new school year quickly approaching, parents are faced with the challenge of figuring out how to not only calm their children's fears of becoming and getting others sick, they have to quell their feelings of loss and isolation now that home and online schooling have become the new norm.

Parenting

Handwashing: A Family Activity

Tips from the CDC
Handwashing is an easy, cheap, and effective way to prevent the spread of germs and keep kids and adults healthy. When your family is healthy, you don't have to worry about missing school, work or other activities.

Health

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