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Bend is kind, Bend is respectful, Bend is helpful, and Bend cares, so it is only natural we have a pledge.  

 

Bend

 

I VOW TO BE A RESPECTFUL GUEST IN BEND’S INDOOR AND OUTDOOR SPACES.

I’LL MAKE MY OWN MEMORIES, BUT NOT MY OWN TRAILS.

I WILL BE RESPONSIBLE WITH FIRE DURING DRY SUMMER MONTHS AND WITH ICE ON SLICK WINTER ROADS.

I WON’T RISK LIFE OR LIMB (HUMAN OR SAPLING) FOR MORE LIKES.

I’LL BE FRIENDLY AND COURTEOUS, BECAUSE THAT’S THE BEND WAY.

IF I CAN’T FIND A PARKING SPOT, I WILL NOT INVENT MY OWN.

WHEN PLAYING OUTSIDE, I’LL PREPARE FOR SHIFTS IN WEATHER AND RANDOM EPISODES OF MAGIC.

I’LL PACK IN REUSABLE CONTAINERS AND PACK OUT ALL MY TRASH.

I WILL USE MY TURN SIGNAL OFTEN AND MY CAR HORN SELDOM.

I PROMISE TO LEAVE

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Fireplace

Winter’s icy embrace is getting closer, and there’s one surefire way to beat back the cold: a seat in front of a roaring fireplace. And while warming yourself in front of the flames is a favorite way to pass the cold months, managing a fireplace requires a lot of knowledge and attention to detail. 

To stay cozy and safe this winter, here’s everything you need to know to maintain your fireplace.

Getting started

Before starting your first fire of the season, give a proper cleaning to the firebox, removing any ash, dirt or dust that might have gathered during the spring and summer. 

Next, open the damper, which should have remained closed when the fireplace wasn’t in use. Using a flashlight, shine a light through the open damper to make sure

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Snow Tires or Studded Snow Tires - That is the Question …

Snow Tire

I opened a can or worms on this question.  I put it to my nextdoor.com neighbors and had over 30 responses!

The season for having these on your vehicle runs November 1st through April and Bend gets ICY - not necessarily snowy, although it does snow here at ground level - so if you’re not a 4-wheel drive car with all terrain tires, you will need something.

Studded snow tires are not popular for obvious reasons, they tear up the roads, and you can hear a car with them a mile off.  However for ice and snow they are great.

The majority popular opinion is for snow tires, and we have at least 3 options for where to purchase - COSTCO, Les Schwab and Discount Tire - these are the most

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Fall To-Dos

Outside Home Maintenance

  • Wash the windows
  • Clean downspouts and guttersFall Home Maintenance
  • Inspect roof and chimney for cracks and damage
  • Drain sediment from water heater
  • Turn off exterior faucets
  • Remove hoses from spigots and drain water
  • Remove leaves around your outside HVAC unit
  • Store outdoor furniture and cushions
  • Cut back perennial plants and mulch around base
  • Stow the lawnmower
  • Test snowblower and service if necessary

Inside Home Maintenance

  • Dust ceiling fans and ceiling light fixtures
  • Schedule a furnace or HVAC tune-up
  • Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Check windows and doors for weather-tightness
  • Clean out dryer vent
  • Rotate/flip mattresses
  • Wash bedskirts/covers/pads
  • Wash
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Bend Puppy

If you own a dog and thinking of moving to Bend, you will be in heaven!  We have numerous dog parks all around town, several unleashed dog areas and trails galore!

BEND DOG PARKS

Summer trails  – this link will take you to a list of trails open in the summer for your pup and  Winter trails   will show you the winter trails if you want to take your dog cross country skiing or just to have fun in the snow and don’t forget these parks are open year round – Off leash parks

Here’s a brochure if you’d like to print at home for future reference and there’s more to find at Bend Dog Parks Brochure

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Bend School District    

 

Bend has several choices of schooling – the regular K-12th Grade and Choice Option Schools and private schools in the area.  Whatever your choice in education, there are choices, support and best of all, the chance to grow and flourish in Bend and its amazing communities!

With the uncertainty at the current time, of school openings, schedules, etc., please see the links below for updated information:

 

Returning to School 2020 

 Please click on 'Read full post' for complete links!

For Bend Area Schools - https://www.bend.k12.or.us/district/home/return-school

For Redmond Area Schools - https://fall2020.redmondschools.org/

Bend – La Pine School District:

This is the main website for all the information you will need for

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