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  1. 1. meet the RAFAIL FAMILY living HIGH DESERT A Social Magazine Exclusively For The Residents Of Tetherow Our Stories · Our Community · Our Publication April 2021
  2. 2. High Desert Living • April 2021 April 2021 • High Desert Living 2 3 Address 19158 Currier Drive 19187 Gateway Loop 19209 Cartwright Court 19349 Alianna Loop 19355 Alianna Loop 19361 Alianna Loop 19367 Alianna Loop 19372 Alianna Loop 19385 Alianna Loop 19391 Alianna Loop 61312TetherowVista Drive 61338Triple Knot Rd 61381 Bonneville Loop 61594 Hosmer Lake Drive 61365Triple Knot Rd 61337 Kindle Rock Loop List Price $2,800,000 $1,225,000 $1,995,000 $1,399,990 $1,499,990 $1,399,990 $1,499,000 $935,000 $1,499,990 $1,350,000 $1,399,000 $975,000 $2,800,000 $375,000 $1,125,000 $999,000 Sale Price $2,425,000 $1,252,061 $1,782,000 $1,399,990 $1,499,990 $1,399,999 $1,499,000 $865,000 $1,499,990 $1,360,000 $1,350,000 $1,000,000 $2,650,000 $320,000 $1,135,000 $975,000 Sold Date 9/3/2020 7/2/2020 6/22/2020 3/27/2020 9/11/2020 2/28/2020 3/27/2020 7/15/2020 7/7/2020 12/4/2020 11/6/2020 11/6/2020 6/22/2020 9/3/2020 1/5/2021 12/4/2020 DOM 268 69 92 279 150 0 307 357 0 60 0 4 21 544 0 0 Beds 4 3 4 5 5 5 5 3 5 3 3 2 3 0 2 3 Baths 4 4.5 4.5 5.5 6 6 5.5 3.5 6 3.5 3.5 2.5 3.5 0 2.5 3.5 Square Feet 4,290 2,856 4,348 3,884 4,071 3,884 4,074 2,757 4,071 3,046 2,624 2,336 3,231 0 2,367 2,863 Status Sold Sold Sold Sold Sold Sold Sold Sold Sold Sold Sold Sold Sold Sold Sold Sold TheVandenbornGroup.com 650 SW Bond St | Suite 100 | Bend, OR 97702 Natalie Vandenborn Nvandenborn@gmail.com 541.508.9581 TheVandenbornGroup.com 650 SW Bond St | Suite 100 | Bend, OR 97702 Natalie Vandenborn Nvandenborn@gmail.com 541.508.9581 Your Next Level Lifestyle.
  3. 3. High Desert Living • April 2021 April 2021 • High Desert Living 4 5 BRINGING WOOD AND STEEL TO LIFE Craftsmanship and detail like no other. NATHAN'S CUSTOM WOOD AND STEEL, LLC 541-588-2817 • NathansCustomWoodworking.com www.n2pub.com Turning Neighborhoods Into Communities © 2021 Neighborhood Networks Publishing, Inc. Lindsay Resendez Tania Lee Emily Alper https://www.emslensphotography.com OWNER | PUBLISHER AD MANAGER CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER 911 541-322-6300 800-222-1222 541-693-6911 541-693-6911 541-548-2144 541-382-2263 541-382-6660 541-388-5515 541-388-5435 541-389-7275 800-275-8777 541-797-7041 541-355-1000 541-355-4000 541-355-7800 541-355-1700 541-355-2500 541-382-7755 541-382-0699 541-383-5163 Emergency And Non-Emergency Police/Fire/Ambulance Fire and EMS Poison Control Bend Police non-emergency number Fire-non-emergency number Community and Utility Central Electric Cooperative Bend Garbage and Recycling Cascade Disposal Bend Utilities Department/Water/Sewer Bend Parks and Rec-Park Services Bend Parks and Rec-Facility and Rental Information U.S. Post Office Bend, OR Jessica Anderson -neighborhood State Farm agent   Schools Bend La Pine District Office Summit High School Pacific Crest Middle School High Lakes Elementary School William E. Miller Elementary School Seven Peaks School Cascades Academy The Montessori Center IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS DISCLAIMER:The N2 Company d/b/a“N2 Publishing”is not affiliated with or contracted byTetherow Owners Association, Inc. (the“Association”).This publication, including the content of articles and advertisements contained herein, is not authorized or endorsed by the Association. Any articles included in this publication and/or opinions expressed therein do not necessarily reflect the views ofThe N2 Company but remain solely those of the author(s).The paid advertisements contained within High Desert Living magazine are not endorsed or recommended byThe N2 Company or the publisher. Therefore, neitherThe N2 Company nor the publisher may be held liable or responsible for business practices of these companies. NOTE:When community events take place, photographers may be present to take photos for that event and they may be used in this publication. We are on Instagram @highdesert_living  Be sure to“like us”and follow us so you are in the know regarding upcoming events, announcements, contests and more! FOR ADVERTISING INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Lindsay Resendez · lindsay.resendez@n2pub.com Tetherow
  4. 4. High Desert Living • April 2021 April 2021 • High Desert Living 6 7 CENTRAL OREGON’S FULL SERVICE PV SOLAR INSTALLATION CONTRACTOR FINANCING AVAILABLE STARTING AT 2.99% OAC 2709 NW CROSSING DR BEND, OR 97703 541-213-8062 | NATIONALSOLARUSA.COM Curate. Choose Joy. Live in Gratitude. Specializing in Home and Business Organization + KonMari Method Services Text/Call Melissa at 541.480.1681 to discuss your project • TidyAndFlourish.com home tidying • pantry organization • moving in Did you know there are more victims held against their will today than ever before? That’s why N2 Publishing, the company behind this magazine, is financially committed to helping end human trafficking. And through their advertising partnerships, the businesses seen within these pages are helping us break these chains, too. Learn more about our cause by visiting n2gives.com. $3MILLION $3MILLION $3MILLION $3MILLION DONATED THIS YEAR TO HELP BREAK THE CHAINS OF MODERN-DAY SLAVERY. Sponsor Neighborhood I N D E X This section has been created to give you easier access when searching for a trusted neighborhood vendor to use. Take a minute to familiarize yourself with the businesses sponsoring the publication. These local businesses are proud to partner with you and make this magazine possible. Please support these businesses and thank them for supporting the publication! ACUPUNCTURE/ HEALTH Dr. Megan Carmichael (541) 647-0569 www.acuwmegan.com CLEANING: RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL Muddy Paws Residential Cleaning Services Patrick Sherman (541) 280-8736 muddypawscleaners.com COWORKING & EVENT SPACE The Haven CoWorking (541) 323-9675 worklifehaven.com CUSTOM GARAGE FLOORING Superior Garage Floors (541) 549-4040 www.superiorgaragefloors.com CUSTOM HOME BUILDERS Artisan Homes and Design (541) 318-9987 https://artisanhomesanddesign.com CUSTOM WOODWORKING & DESIGN Nathan’s Custom Wood and Steel, LLC Nathan Wismer (541) 588-2817 https://www.bendcws.com DENTISTRY Mill Point Dental Mike Longlet (541) 388-0078 www.millpointdentalcenter.com DESIGN AND REMODELING Buffalo Ridge Builders Aaron Ribble (541) 977-1824 buffaloridgebuilders.com FINANCIAL ADVISOR Joe Mansfield CLU, ChFC Joe Mansfield (541) 633-1927 FRAMING/CUSTOM Eastlake Framing (541) 389-3770 eastlakeframing.com HOME INSPECTION Bend Brothers Inspection Services (541) 362-6379 bendbrothersinspections.com HOME WATCH & CONCIERGE SERVICES 4 Seasons Home Services (541) 593-8037 https://www.4seasonshomeservices.net INSURANCE AGENCY State Farm Insurance Jessica Anderson (541) 797-7041 sfagentanderson.com LANDSCAPE/DESIGN Desert Sun Landscapes (541) 408-6309 www.Bendlandscapes.com LANDSCAPE/IRRIGATION/ HARDSCAPES Native Habit Landscapes (541) 420-8517 https://www.nativehabitbend.com LUXURY REAL ESTATE The Vandenborn Group Natalie Vandenborn (541) 508-9581 Thevandenborngroup.com MORTGAGE LENDER Directors Mortgage Tonya Robertson (541) 385-6112 x2314 Directorsmortgage.com/tonya-robertson PAINTING SERVICE Marc Riverman Painting, LLC Marc Riverman (541) 280-6073 PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY Pediatric Dental Associates (541) 312-2490 pediatricdentistco.com PHOTOGRAPHER Em’s Lens Photography Emily Alper (510) 418-2501 https://www.emslensphotography.com PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZER Tidy and Flourish Melissa Jean (541) 480-1681 www.tidyandflourish.com REAL ESTATE BrundageSmith Real Estate Team Molly Brundage (541) 280-9066 SOLAR ENERGY/INSTALLATION National Solar (800) 808-1955 nationalsolarusa.com VETERINARIAN Blue Sky Veterinary Clinic (541) 383-3833 blueskyvet.com WINDOW COVERING Bend Window Works Andy Brookman (541) 383-2455 www.bendwindowworks.com
  5. 5. High Desert Living • April 2021 April 2021 • High Desert Living 8 9 Each publication you will see is unique to your neighborhood, and the publication will reflect who you are as a community. A typical publication will include social event information specific to the residents of Tetherow, upcoming meeting information, activities and club information, business information, pictures, personal stories, and articles (mostly written and photographed by your neighbors), along with other information specifically tailored to your neighborhood. Along with the magazine, we will host exclusive events to bring the community together. If you would like to be included in special invitations to restaurant reviews, spa events, and other local hiking & biking activities, please email me at Lindsay.resendez@n2pub.com. We will communicate events in the publication and you can rest assured we will not share your personal data or emails. The events and publications are designed to increase social connections between residents and to develop a true sense of community. Finally, I’d like to personally thank all of our business sponsors who partnered with us, making the magazine free to all residents, as well as the many residents who contributed to the first issue. Just know that High Desert Living would not exist without you! I look forward to meeting each of you in the near future! With gratitude, Lindsay Resendez Publisher and Owner 541-219-1670 Lindsay.resendez@n2pub.com My name is Lindsay Resendez. I am the owner and publisher of High Desert Living. My team and I are pleased to bring you the first High Desert Living magazine and hope you enjoy this monthly publication. My company, N2 Publishing, is the leading provider of specialty publications for residents of exclusive communities across the nation. Our objective is to turn neighborhoods into communities with our monthly neighborhood magazines. Locally, we produce magazines for Northwest Crossing Living and Broken Top Living. This publication is a social newsletter, and it is designed to reflect the social activities and interests of the residents of Tetherow. We are not associated with your HOA; therefore we will not be the “voice” of your HOA, property manager, or developer. If you have questions regarding anything that involves the HOA, please contact them directly. N2 Publishing will be responsible for the layout of the magazine, as well as selling ad space to local busi- nesses to cover the costs of printing and mailing. High Desert Living is being provided free of charge to you as a homeowner, as the cost of producing, printing, and mailing each newsletter is covered by the wonderful advertising partners that you see in each issue. We try our best to screen our adver- tisers to ensure that they can provide the types of services that you may need or want as a homeowner. If you currently utilize a business that does excellent work, please let us know, as they may want to reach out to your neighbors as well. Also, if you own or run a business and would like information on reaching your neighbors each month, please contact me for advertis- ing information or to simply list your business for free in the Resident Business Guide. 4 Seasons Home Services Professional Home Watch Services for Central Oregon Leave your home in good hands 541.593.8037 • 4seasonshomeservices.net Weekly home checks for absentee homeowners to ensure safety, security and peace-of-mind Bonded & Insured WE LOVE WHAT WE DO and we love your pets too! “I love that Patrick shows up with a cleaning crew of 3 or 4 people. They can get thru my house in an hour. They are always on time and can squeeze me in last minute if necessary. They practice Covid mask wearing. They bring their own supplies and use natural cleaning products. They are always happy and asking for feedback so they can improve their services. I highly recommend them!!” (541) 280-8736 muddypawscleaners@gmail.com SPECIALIZING IN RESIDENTIAL HOUSEKEEPING AND COMMERCIAL CLEANING SERVICES Hello, Residents ofTetherow! publisher’s note High Desert Living Staff & Resident Contributor Team High Desert Living Would Like To Thank Our Entire Staff and Our Resident Contributors For Their Valuable Contributions To The Magazine Tania Lee Ad and Design Manager Aaron Ribble Tetherow Business Partner Robin Wetherbee Resident Contributor Jim Wetherbee Resident Contributor Megan Tormey Owner of Dog Pack Collars and Pet of the Month Sponsor Emily Alper High Desert Living Photographer Shannah Werner Resident Contributor
  6. 6. High Desert Living • April 2021 April 2021 • High Desert Living 10 11 inspirational residents Living a Life Out of This World Labor and Delivery. After moving to Oregon, she decided to continue helping families with big decisions and is now a Real Estate Broker with EXP Realty. She is passionate about helping people find their dream home. The Bend community certainly provides great opportu- nities for her to connect families with their desired lifestyles.    Currently, Jim continues traveling the world at a much lower alti- tude. He loves helping companies that work in dangerous envi- ronments be successful by using thirty Techniques of Operating Excellence, techniques that they developed at NASA. He has described these principles-based techniques in a book, Controlling Risk—In a Dangerous World. Published in 2017, Capt. Jim Wetherbee, USN, Ret. has written how to predict and prevent the next accident and improve perfor- mance and productivity in hazardous operations, business, and everyday life. “Organizations and people in day-to-day activities can prevent all accidents and work with higher quality to achieve more by embracing these techniques.”  Thank you, Jim and Robin, for sharing your incredible journey with us. We are so honored that you were part of our “launch” into Tetherow as High Desert Living. We look forward to connect- ing with you more as you enjoy your life in Tetherow! Know someone who inspires, makes a difference or gives back? Let us know, we would love to feature them! Submit all content to lindsay.resendez@n2pub.com. We welcome you all to our first residential article featuring an incredible resident, Jim Wetherbee, sharing his tales from high above and down below.  Jim was raised in Huntington Station, NY, on Long Island. Since the age of 10, the only thing he wanted to do was fly in space. He studied aero- space engineering at the University of Notre Dame, graduating in 1974. Since he never wanted to have a desk job, he joined the US Navy to learn to fly. He spent two cruises in the Mediterranean Sea, flying the A-7 Corsair from the aircraft carrier, USS John F. Kennedy. He tested the F/A-18 as a Naval Test Pilot and was accepted into the tenth class of astronauts at NASA in 1984. During his 20 years at NASA, he was the Director of Flight Crew Operations and flew six missions in space. Five of those missions were as commander and is the only American to have commanded five space missions. Jim feels very fortunate he was able to do the only thing he’s ever wanted to do and has two takeaways from his career with NASA. First is to find your passion, whatever that may be and DO IT. Second is to always listen to your wife. Jim’s wife, Robin, encour- aged him every step of the way and to literally reach for the stars.   Robin and Jim have lived in Tetherow for about five years. Robin followed Jim throughout the world during his career, includ- ing Houston, London, and Anchorage. “Her job was much harder than mine, as she had to watch me launch on six rockets. I always told her she could choose where we live after we (semi) retired.” Some requirements to where Robin wanted to live were having four seasons, a place surrounded by water and snow sports and view of the mountains. “She chose Bend and we love it here!”   Since they live on a golf course, Jim decided he should learn how to play. “The mental challenge is very similar to the concentration required to rendezvous and dock successfully with the International Space Station, traveling at 17,500 mph, with the minor exception that you won’t die  if you hit the water on the 13th hole.”   While at NASA, Robin became a Registered Nurse, specializing in Photo Credit: NASA | Floating in the Commander’s seat on Endeavour, mission STS-113. The earth is visible through the window, 250 miles below. Photo Credit: NASA | Jim’s fifth landing on Endeavour, STS-113, at the Kennedy Space Center on 7 Dec. 2002. MEET CAPTAIN JIM WETHERBEE, U S N a v y ( R e t i r e d )
  7. 7. High Desert Living • April 2021 April 2021 • High Desert Living 12 13 tetherow healthful living BATTLING MENOPAUSE Using Fitness & Nutrition By Shannah Werner | Tetherow Resident and Owner of BoXIT Fitness • Improve Your Health & The Family’s • Strengthens your body’s immune system naturally • Acupuncture reduces stress, anxiety, & depression. • Sessions give relief from acute & chronic pain from wear & tear and injuries, including headaches. • Acupuncture increases gut health, digestion function, sleep regularity and allergies. Dr. Megan Carmichael DACM, LAc 541.647.0569 • Acuwmegan.com • 61270 Brookswood Blvd. Bend, Oregon 97702 Menopause: The time in a woman’s life when her body changes (again), weight gain is near impossible to stop, emotions swing like a Foucalt Pendulum, and every night she wakes up soaked in sweat even when the temperature is 70 degrees.    While the hormone changes are inevitable, there are ways to combat or at least minimize the symp- toms of menopause.    Nutrition Not only do hormones cause weight gain during menopause, but the simple fact is that our metabolism slows down every year as we get older. Certain foods may also exacerbate symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings and, of course, weight gain. The most common culprit is sugar. To help mitigate symptoms during menopause, reducing the intake of sugar is important. In addition to sugar, alcohol (which gets metabolized as sugar), and starchy car- bohydrates (again, gets metabolized as sugar) should also be reduced. Even though women may feel the need to drink alcohol to cope with the mood swings, the body converts the alcohol into sugar, exacerbating the symptoms, thus a vicious cycle.    Another important thing to consider as women start to go through meno- pause is the loss of bone strength. Foods and supplements containing calcium and vitamin D are even more important as estrogen levels drop during menopause to prevent or reduce the risk of osteoporosis.    To counteract the mood swings and fatigue, women in menopause should make sure their diets contain plenty of B-6 and B-12 to help with serotonin levels and overall energy levels.    Do:  · Eat plenty of plant-based foods (fruits, veggies, nuts, legumes) · Avoid excess sugars (starchy carbs, sweets, alcohol) · Eat lean meats · Increase Vitamin D, Calcium and B-Vitamin intake Exercise Another way to fight back against the symptoms of menopause is through consistent exercise. As mentioned above, dropping estrogen levels cause bone loss and strength training is a great way to at least maintain or slow the loss of strength and bone density. Performing one to two days a week of strength training is beneficial both in building muscle mass, improving metabolism and reducing the symp- toms of menopause.    In addition to strength training, car- diovascular or aerobic exercise is also important for women going through menopause. The combination of resistance and cardiovascular training will help minimize weight gain that usually occurs during menopause as well as hopefully stimulate weight loss after menopause.    And, if anything, consistent exercise during menopause helps with the emotional ups and downs experienced during this time.    While menopause can turn a woman into a wild animal prone to a flaring temper with an internal furnace burn- ing inside her body at the same time leaving her crying at a sappy commer- cial and sleepless from night sweats, the benefit of eating a balanced, variety of food, lots of fruits and veg- etables, minimizing sugar intake and getting consistent exercise will help women win the battle and tame the beast known as menopause. Incredible Custom Homes, Remodels, and Project Management 541.977.1824 BuffaloRidgeBuilders.com
  8. 8. High Desert Living • April 2021 April 2021 • High Desert Living 14 15 pet of the month By Natalie Vandenborn, Tetherow Resident Chase, an 11-year-old Cockapoo, joined the Vandenborn family of Natalie, Taylor and Jesse on Thanksgiving 2010 as an early Christmas present. He has definitely been a gift that keeps on giving! Chase was born in Christmas Valley. Natalie searched online and fell in love with him instantly, bringing Chase home at six weeks. When they brought him home he “chased” Jesse around the yard. Jesse was 6 years old at the time and named him Chase right then and there. Some of Chase’s favorite things are the color blue and Ham as a treat.  The Vandenborn family and Chase have lived in Tetherow for six years and Chase’s favorite place to hang out in Bend is right on mom’s knee watching TV. In fact, he nestled himself in the brand new leather chair purchased from Bend Furniture and Design after For all those pet lovers out there, we can’t wait to feature your pet in an upcoming issue! Email Lindsay.resendez@n2pub.com to join our pet page. Exterior & Interior Painting | Stain & Lacquer Cabinet Refinishing | Interior Doors & Trim Deck & Fence Staining | Epoxy Garage Floor Coatings Color Consultations MarcRivermanPainting.com Licensed • Bonded • Insured CCB#175732 Serving Central Oregon Since 2003 Before After getting it delivered. Now, he has claimed that chair to be his and he is the only one who sits in it. On a scale of 1-10 of how spoiled Chase is, they give him a 10. He is definitely loved and part of the family.  The Vandenborns like best that Chase is sweet, doesn’t shed and gives the best cuddles ever. “He is so sweet, loving and always brightens your day. Unconditional love!”  Chase has certainly shined as our first precious pet of the month! Thank you, Natalie, Taylor and Jesse, for letting us capture his sweet personality and share his loving story. Thank you, Megan of Dog Pack Collars, for outfitting Chase in a new spring, squirrel collar. It suits him well! MEET CHASE
  9. 9. High Desert Living • April 2021 April 2021 • High Desert Living 16 17 meet your neighbors Photos by Em’s Lens Photography We moved in 2017 with the intention of building a home and had always tar- geted Tetherow. While we were plan- ning and building, we lived right down the street at the Reserve at Broken Top. COVID-19 and the fires in 2020 caused some delays, but we moved into our new home in Tetherow in October.”   Sam has been in software sales for 20 years, graduating from UCLA study- ing Math and Applied Sciences. Sarah attended Nursing School at Golden West College in Huntington Beach, CA, and was a critical care nurse. She has her own Birth Doula business here in Bend; Loving Hands Doula Services. Lexi is a sixth-grader at Cascade Middle School and is a com- petitive gymnast at OOA. All three boys attend Miller Elementary with the oldest, Isaac, in fifth-grade. Isaac is an avid basketball player but has also recently picked up golf. Micah is a second-grader and runs like the wind, enjoying soccer. The youngest, Noah, is in first- grade and loves to work out with Sam (dad), play soccer and has also picked up golf.  If you would like your family to be featured, or would like to nominate a neighbor to be featured in an upcoming issue of High Desert Living, please reach out to lindsay.resendez@n2pub.com. Sam and Sarah Rafail, their four children, Lexi, 12, Isaac, 10, Micah, 8, Noah, 6, dog Bowie (named after David Bowie) and two bunnies, Barley and Basil, have happily been residents of the Tetherow community since October 2020. They decided on the North 40 because of the unobstructed views of the mountains, proximity to the schools/trails and central location for getting around in NW Bend.   Sam was born in Iran and moved to LA when he was 3. Sarah grew up in Vancouver, Washington, and moved to Southern California in 2000 where she met Sam. They started their family in Orange County (Laguna Beach and Newport Beach) before moving to Bend in 2017. “We joined some friends for a road trip to Bend in the summer of 2016 and fell in love with Bend. We knew this would be a great place for the kids to grow up and appreciated everything Bend had to offer, so we decided to leave the beaches of Newport Beach for the High Desert.  that don’t quite appreciate it yet. However, some family traditions that are appreciated are New Year’s Eve “minute to win it” games and the annual Christmas Eve drive around to look at lights. They enjoy community involvement where Sam volunteers as a basketball coach for the Parks and Rec and plans to help with COBA and other basketball programs in the area. Sarah owns her own Birth Doula business and is actively involved in educating and supporting expecting parents. Sarah also spends a lot of time vol- unteering at Miller Elementary. The kids are animal lovers and volunteer at animal sanctuaries around Bend as well.  Looking forward to this summer and being from Newport Beach, their vacations are planned around anywhere that has great beaches. They are also hoping to travel to Brazil later this year. The Rafails love Tetherow and are so happy more families are sharing the love stating, “It’s great to see all the families with kids moving into our neighborhood and our street.”  Thank you, Rafail family, for being a part of our first issue of High Desert Living. We feel fortunate to have you as our first family and look forward to watching you all grow and enjoy life in Tetherow. Favorite family activities include standup paddle-boarding, disc golf, family hikes, mountain biking, float- ing the river, riding bikes around to nearby parks like Discovery Park and enjoying the Tetherow pool. “We designed our house with entertaining in mind and love having our friends and neighbors over (once that’s a thing again).”  In the family, there are two meat eaters, two picky kids and two vegetarians which make for interesting times at dinner. “We typically eat together at home most nights and are looking forward to summer BBQs.” When they don’t eat at home their favorite local restaurant spots are El Sancho for tacos, family takeout at The Row and Active Cultures, and Currents at the Riverhouse for date nights.  You will often find the Rafail family enjoying their pool/hot tub, working out and chilling at home. They are die-hard Lakers fans and root for the Rams and Dodgers as well. They lis- ten to strictly house/electronic music in their household, except for the kids RAFAIL FAMILY SAY HELLO TO THE
  10. 10. High Desert Living • April 2021 April 2021 • High Desert Living 18 19 business sponsor spotlight QUALITY & INTEGRITY IS THEIR PRIORITY IN EVERY PROJECT By Aaron Ribble, Owner of Buffalo Ridge Builders The story and creation of Buffalo Ridge Builders began in 2018. Aaron Ribble, operator and owner, is a native of Bend, Oregon. Growing up in Bend, Aaron has experienced the growth and under- stands what materials to use in Central Oregon’s ever-changing climate. He has over 20 years of experience in the building industry and has worked for numerous companies, watching and learning about all facets required to bid a job to completion. He believes in holding integrity as a priority on ALL jobs Buffalo Ridge Builders takes on. Aaron was growing more and more frustrated working for companies that weren’t delivering quality prod- ucts but charged top dollar for their work. Thus, he decided to start his own business and Buffalo Ridge Builders was born. He believes in meeting the clients’ needs with care and attention by providing great service and quality details.  “At Buffalo Ridge Builders we constantly raise the bar, think big, anticipate client’s needs and never stop learning. We earn our reputation, one project at a time, by delivering what we promise – each detail, every project, every time. We take respon- sibility for our work and value our ability to honor our commitments.” Buffalo Ridge Builders has a total of five employ- ees and is ever-growing. Aaron’s vision for Buffalo Ridge Builders is to be recognized as a top builder/ remodeler with great customer service, finishing each project with a more-than-satisfied home- owner, knowing each project was thoroughly thought through for the client with integrity and the utmost attention to detail no matter the project. “We take the time to consult with each and every client to make sure the project is everything they need and want. We go above and beyond when doing our research for clients, giving them information to help them achieve all they are looking for with their project. No project is ever too complicated or small. We can do it all and make sure it’s done with the focus on making it happen for the client in a timely manner with quality materials and craftsmanship.” Buffalo Ridge Builder’s advice to homeowners: When choosing a general contractor you’ve got to do your research. A general contractor has the ability to take your home that you’ve worked tirelessly for and turn it into the place you come home to at the end of a long day to relax and unwind- or turn that same home into another added stress. Be very selective in whom you choose. Your next project is a call away! Contact Info: 541-977-1824 www.buffaloridgebuilders.com
  11. 11. High Desert Living • April 2021 April 2021 • High Desert Living 20 21 Meet Dr. Mike Longlet and Dr. Eric Alston. Two compassionate dentists who are committed to helping you smile for life. At Mill Point Dental, the foundation of our practice is technology. Instead of making decisions without evidence, we will ensure you have as much information as possible so you can feel confident you’ve made the best treatment choice. Your long-term health depends on it. It is our commitment to you and you deserve the very best. There are countless reasons to smile. Confidently share yours. There are countless reasons to smile. Confidently share yours. 775 SW Bonnett Way | Suite 100 Bend, OR 97702 541-388-0078 millpointdentalcenter.com By Ryan Blakely | Owner of Desert Sun Landscape 2. Clean up bed areas, prune shrubs and perennials as needed. 3. Dethatch and aerate turf areas. This combats soil compaction and allows nutrients to easily reach the roots. 4. Fertilize lawn and plants per their specific needs. 5. Start your weed control routine! 6. Activate irrigation: Thoroughly inspect sprinkler heads and nozzles for damage and check the coverage of lawn zones. Inspect drip emitters and set the controller for the appropriate watering durations. 7.Add new mulch: This not only freshens the look of your land- scape but it also helps control weeds! We wish you a happy and successful spring season! LANDSCAPE SERVICES • Full service landscape installation • Customized landscape maintenance plans • Irrigation activation/ winterization (541) 408-6309 BendLandscapes.com Since 2003 We work closely with your design to create a beautiful and sustainable outdoor space. FAMILY OWNED IN BEND OREGON LCB #9536 In many areas of the country, spring brings the much anticipated warmer weather. However, Central Oregon springtime can be unpredictable and present challenges when it comes to your landscape in the High Desert. How you approach your landscape in spring determines the quality and beauty of your yard for the rest of the season.  Here are some helpful tips to “spring” your land- scape into action: 1. Inspect your yard for any winter damage (ie; damaged plants, trees, snow rot in turf...) Is Your Landscape Ready For Spring? tetherow landscape tips
  12. 12. High Desert Living • April 2021 April 2021 • High Desert Living 22 23 Color Flake System Polished Concrete CCB#173851 TYLER DAY, Owner & Operator LANDSCAPING • HARDSCAPING • IRRIGATION NATIVEHABITBEND.COM @NATIVEHABITLANDSCAPES LCB# 9861 S U S T A I N A B L E tetherow financial fitness Provided by Joseph Mansfield When planning for the future, be aware of the common errors that can derail your retirement plans. This is part 1 of 2 parts (to be continued next month): Understand your options: Making retirement planning mistakes at any time, but especially when there’s economic uncertainty and market volatility, can create difficulties in achieving your long-term goals. Here are five common, and potentially costly, errors you’ll want to avoid. Mistake #1: Getting out of the market after a downturn When the market takes a big hit, you may be tempted to sell invest- ments in your retirement portfolio and hold the proceeds in cash. If you do, you’ll likely miss the gains if the market turns around. Consider taking a long-term approach by keeping a strategic mix of asset classes in your portfolio: stocks, bonds, and cash alternatives. The combination that’s right for you will depend on a variety of factors, including how comfortable you are with market volatility (risk tolerance), what you’re investing for (objectives), and how long before you’ll need to tap into your accounts (time horizon). At least once a year or whenever there are dramatic changes in the markets, consider rebalancing by checking your accounts to see if market activity has shifted your investments away from your desired asset allocation. If it has, you may want to buy and sell investments to bring your accounts back into alignment. Mistake #2: Not taking full advantage of retirement accounts Consider contributing up to the maximum allowable amount into your qualified employer-sponsored retirement plan (QRP), such as a 401(k), 403(b), or governmental 457(b) plan. This can help fund your retirement as well as reduce your taxable income. If you are unable to contribute the maximum amount and your employer offers a matching contribution program, try to contrib- ute at least as much as the match—otherwise, you are leaving free money on the table. Mistake #3: Buying too much of your company’s stock If your employer’s stock is an investment choice in your 401(k), you may want to consider keeping your allocation to no more than 10%. With your salary already tied to your company’s fortunes, you may not want a sizable part of your retirement savings to be similarly dependent. Thisarticlewaswrittenby/forWellsFargoAdvisorsandprovidedcour- tesyofJosephMansfield-FinancialAdvisorinBendat541-633-1927. Investments in securities and insurance products are: NOT FDIC-INSURED/NOT BANK-GUARANTEED/MAY LOSE VALUE Wells Fargo Advisors is a trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, Member SIPC, a registered broker-dealer and non-bank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company. © 2020 Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC. All rights reserved. Avoid These Retirement Mistakes PART 1 OF 2 PARTS
  13. 13. High Desert Living • April 2021 April 2021 • High Desert Living 24 25 Types of Articles You Will See In This Publication Precious Pets – Here is an award winner! If you have a pet and want them to be famous, just get them in the “Precious Pets” section. Pets are our pride and joy, so let us know who they are and who you are! Past famous animals have been turtles, rabbits, birds, horses, dogs, cats, a pig and much more, so have fun with this one. Taste of Tetherow– This is where you can let some of your cook- ing secrets out to the public! All that is required are the ingredients and preparation advice, but a photo is always nice, too! This really spices things up a bit from the ordinary mac and cheese. Athlete Spotlight – Whether you are 4 or 40, a ballerina or a football player, this section is for you! Sports are a big part of most people’s lives, and we would like to highlight some great athletes from the neighborhood. New Arrivals – This is a new section designed to welcome new babies into the neighborhood, as well as congratulate those proud parents and grandparents. Please include basic birth information along with those precious baby photos! Inspirational Resident –We want to recognize the hardwork- ing, the life-changers and the ones who give back and make a difference. Are you passionate about a local charity or cause? Tell us how you got involved and why it’s important to you. We love to share uplifting stories of Tetherow residents giving back or just wanting to help make the world a better place. Travel Tales – If you or anyone you know has gone on a vacation and would like to share their experiences, then this is the place to be. This gives your friends and neighbors the chance to feel your experience and see if it would be a good fit for their own vacation! Pictures can be included, as well. If you would like to be a contributor of High Desert Living, please email Lindsay.resendez@n2pub.com Pictures – We love pictures! Parties, graduations, family events, kids playing, holiday gatherings and more! One of the best parts about your new newsletter is the involvement of residents. Pictures are an easy way to connect with your neighbors and bring them joy. Digital photographs with high-quality capability are the way to go here — the more pixels, the better! Simply send an attachment of the pictures in an email to Lindsay.resendez@n2pub.com. Family Spotlight – This is where we get to spotlight one of the neighborhood families each month. Have you always wished you knew your neighbors better? Well, here is a great way to get to know them. Each family is able to tell us whatever they would like, but some popular questions to answer include: How long have you lived in the neighborhood? Where is your hometown? What’s your education? What are your hobbies and interests? What is your career? Around Tetherow – Let us know what’s going on! Whether you are playing in a golf tournament, swimming competitively, celebrat- ing a milestone birthday or anniversary, enjoying the holidays, or simply getting together with neighbors, we want to hear about it. Young Achievers – This for the ages 0-17 and a great way to showcase your kiddo doing what they love, of course, with a smile! Let us congratulate them for a big achievement from the first hole-in-one, volunteer work, music, theater, graduating and getting a first job in these crazy times or just simply wish- ing them a happy birthday. Family Spotlight – This is where we get to spotlight one of the neighborhood families each month. Have you always wished you knew your neighbors better? Well, here is a great way to get to know them. Each family is able to tell us whatever they would like, but some popular questions to answer include: How long have you lived in the neighborhood? Where is your hometown? What’s your education? What are your hobbies and interests? What is your career? Since this magazine is exclusively about you and your neighbors, we want and need your involvement. Please take a few minutes to get acquainted with the types of articles we normally include in the publication. If you have any other article or story suggestions, please email me; I would love to hear from you! If you or a family member would like to be featured in any of the stories, email me at Lindsay.resendez@n2pub.com, and I will send you the simple details to submit the information.
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