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Shark Tank sharks to swim with sharks on Shark Week

The stars of Shark Tank are usually putting their money where their mouths are, but now they’re going to put their mouths — and the rest of their bodies — into the water to swim with their namesakes.

In one of the marquee specials of Shark Week 2018, Mark Cuban, Kevin “Mr. Wonderful” O’Leary, Barbara Corcoran, and Daymond John will have more literal skin in the game than they ever have when they move from the tank to the water to learn all about actual sharks, EW has learned exclusively.

Shark Tank Meets Shark Week features the stars of the ABC reality competition each pairing up with an oceanic organization to receive an education in the issues facing those misunderstood predators of the sea, ranging from habitat destruction, overfishing, and bycatch. The Sharks (minus Lori Greiner) will then return to the Shark Tank set, where they will reunite with fellow Shark, Robert Herjavec, and pitch each other as to why their organization deserves a $50,000 donation. Each Shark will then cast a vote for the organization that is most deserving of the money. Sorry, Mr. Wonderful, you can’t vote for yourself in this contest.

This is the 30th installment of Shark Week, Discovery’s popular summer franchise. The festivities kick off Sunday, July 22 and last for eight days.

Phone security settings to keep kids safe

Providing your child with a phone will lead to easier communication when you’re not together. However, it’s also important to secure their phone and restrict it when you’re not there. Within the iPhone’s software is a Restrictions setting.  Here are some easy steps to put these parental controls into action. Set up your restrictions First,… Continue Reading

Job options are available in cable industry

Job options are available in cable industry

Josh LaForest is offering options for at-risk youth, and more importantly providing hope. Josh has been working for BendBroadband for the past 11 years and now serves as a Lead Technician. Josh works with the Oregon Youth Challenge Program, an alternative high school located in Bend, for “at-risk” youth. He teaches young adults about the opportunities available in the cable industry, with… Continue Reading

Shark Week kicks off July 22

Shark Week kicks off July 22

SHARK WEEK dives deeper than ever before when television’s longest-running and most anticipated summer event returns for its 30th anniversary. After three decades and hundreds of shows, SHARK WEEK 2018 celebrates this milestone with all-new jaw-dropping shark stories that take viewers to unexplored locations and give them extensive insight into the mysterious world of sharks.… Continue Reading

Christmas in July on Hallmark

Just like stores have Christmas in July sales, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries are getting into the action. They’re showing more than a hundred holiday movies in the middle of summer. Each channel is showing Christmas movies for a so-called week (although technically it’s more like two weeks). Read on to find out… Continue Reading

Thirty years of beer, community, and a whole lot of fun

Thirty years of beer, community, and a whole lot of fun

Three decades ago, a brewery in Deschutes opened its doors. Since then, the local business has brought together community and specialty craft beer.  This year, Deschutes Brewery is celebrating its 30th Anniversary. The weeklong celebration (June 25-30) includes a week full of fun events and, of course, brews. Deschutes Brewery, the original craft brewery in… Continue Reading

Can you spot the phish?

Scammers love a good phishing email scheme because they’re so efficient. With the creation of one real-looking message, they can trick hundreds, if not thousands of people into revealing personal information. From banking and credit card information, to usernames and passwords, they do their best to create an email lure to reel you in. Each… Continue Reading

He travels to Bend for work, volunteers here too

He travels to Bend for work, volunteers here too

TDS, the parent company of BendBroadband, encourages its employees to volunteer locally.  Alan Leopold is a TDS employee that goes beyond that standard – volunteering close to home and on the road. Alan has worked at TDS for 21 years and is a team lead for Talent Development. He often travels from Madison, Wisconsin to train employees. When he’s at home, he’s… Continue Reading