Andy Tullis / The Bulletin Ryan Klontz, starring as one of the students, sings while rehearsing with other cast members of 'Les Miserables.' The musical runs Sept. 12-20 at the Tower Theatre in Bend.
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New gardening program nourishes the body and soul
Joe Kline / The Bulletin John Lodise waters tomatoes in one of the new raised beds in front of The Shepherd?s House in Bend on Thursday. Lodise, a resident at The Shepherd?s House, helped build and plant the beds with other residents after going through the Seed to Supper program.
Album ID: 1823335
The explosive rise in our senior population
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Taking a walk to help ease arthritic pain
Andy Tullis / The Bulletin Crook County Health Department Americorps/VISTA Intern Alyssa Bruhn leads a group of Walk with Ease participants in some stretching excercises before she sends them out for a walk around Prineville's Pioneer Park.
Album ID: 1823001
57 years later, a dream is?taking ?flight
Photos by Ryan Brennecke / The Bulletin Jeanne Wolfe prepares for a flight at the Bend Airport. Wolfe recently renewed flying lessons after a 57-year hiatus.
Album ID: 1819462
New side to Pride this year: marriage
Scott Hammers/The Bulletin Leia Napoli smiles at fellow dancer Judy Rowe during aperformance of Shapeshifter Modern Fusion Bellydance at the 2012 Bend Pride Festival.
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Seniors want walkability
Ryan Brennecke / The Bulletin Susan Decker walks along Bear Creek Road near her home in Bend. Decker and other area residents are concerned about the lack of sidewalks, which could create safety issues for an aging population.
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Never too old to compete
Joe Kline / The Bulletin Barth Kleinschmidt, 79, demonstrates his javelin throwing pose at Summit High School. He will be throwing javelin in the Oregon Senior Games' track and field competition on June 21.
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Bus ?sweet ?bus
Photos by Ryan Brennecke / The Bulletin The Nelson family includes, from left, Eva, Isaac, Isaiah, Ella, Ian and Nina. The family of six are living in a converted school bus.
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Test provides early SNAPSHOT
Ryan Brennecke / The Bulletin Gwendolyn Santoro, left, and Malachi Jappert play an addition game together during their kindergarten class at Pine Ridge Elementary School on Tuesday. Fir the first time, Oregon has collected data on kindergarteners' readiness for school.