Ryan Brennecke / The Bulletin Rick Brickner, of Boise, walks through a Bend rental property he and his wife, Daria, were interested in. Like many boomers, the couple wants to downsize from a single-family home, but Bend?s rental market for condos and townhomes is very limited.
Album ID: 1858566
loyalty ?in the face of prejudice
Meg Roussos / The Bulletin A handful of Harry Morioka's personal effects -- his camera, photographs, a patch, and replica of the Congressional Gold Medal he won for serving with the U.S. Army's 442nd Combat Team -- sit inside and exhibit that describes the discrimination he and other Japanese soldiers from the Columbia River Gorge faced before they left for war and when they came home.
Album ID: 1856309
Prepping healthy meals at a healthy cost
Joe Kline / The Bulletin Oregon State University Extension Service volunteer Mary Dooley, left, talks to Vanessa Anderson, of Bend, about healthy cooking. Training for nutrition volunteers will be offered next month.
Album ID: 1850724
Local series makes Bend a name in the jazz world
Joe Kline / The Bulletin file photo Trumpeter Jeremy Pelt plays a show at the Oxford Hotel in Bend in 2012. The Jazz at the Oxford season has sold out 43 shows in a row.
Album ID: 1847771
Back in ?Vietnam
Joe Kline / The Bulletin Debby Maynard holds up a hat covered with pins from military units in Vietnam during her time working in the U.S. Armys Special Services program. Maynard recently returned to Bend from a visit to Vietnam.
Album ID: 1847535
More people opt to celebrate than mourn losing a loved one
Andy Tullis / The Bulletin Mike McNeill, funeral director at Niswonger-Reynolds, stands in a display room filled with items to help people personalize their funeral service.
Album ID: 1847006
A caring Connection
Ryan Brennecke / The Bulletin file photo Sherrie Frederickson of Prineville smiles while receiving a haircut from Miranda Campbell, a student at Phagans Central Oregon Beauty School, during Project Connect in 2012.
Album ID: 1839646
Caregivers of dementia patients fight their own battle
Joe Kline / The Bulletin Steve Thorp and his wife, Margo Alexander, sit on their couch in this January file photo. Thorp says the stree of caring for his wife, who has Alzheimer's disease, is difficult.
Album ID: 1839190
Que ?syrah, syrah
Barb Gonzalez / For The Bulletin Lavender adds color to vineyards off Mill Creek Road on the east side of Walla Walla, where Walla Walla Vintners share fertile hills with Amaurice Cellars. These vines produce mainly cabernet sauvignon, merlot and sangiovese, but they also hold a couple of acres of syrah.
Album ID: 1837155
From lifetime fan to ?front ?and center
Meg Roussos / The Bulletin Dorothy, played by Skylar Adams, talks to the Scarecrow, played by Tommy Kuchulis, during a rehearsal for 'The Wizard of Oz.'