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Expert Properties – Sales, Furnished Rentals, Property Management – New Office in Ashland!

Comments Off on Expert Properties – Sales, Furnished Rentals, Property Management – New Office in Ashland! Whether you are a buyer, seller, investor, or renter, Expert Properties has you covered! Employing a “high tech – high touch” approach, the company utilizes cutting edge technologies accompanied with personalized service. Available seven days a week, ten hours a day, Expert Properties has solutions for all your real estate needs. Their vast knowledge and experience of every aspect of…

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Every Week is Eat Local Week at Larks

Comments Off on Every Week is Eat Local Week at Larks Damon Jones has been the executive chef for Larks Home Kitchen Cuisine in Ashland since 2005. Since 2013, when Larks opened a second location in Medford, he divides his time between the two restaurants, managing two culinary teams. In support of Thrive’s Eat Local Week, Damon talks with us about the commitment to local food, from a restaurant’s perspective. Could…

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Roberts Chiropractic – Experience the Difference

Comments Off on Roberts Chiropractic – Experience the Difference Dr. Scott Roberts is passionate about his profession. As a Gonstead Chiropractic practitioner, Dr. Roberts goes above and beyond to offer you premium chiropractic care that sees you as an individual with your own set of needs, and treats you like one of the family. From the moment you step through the door, to the care and treatment you will receive, Roberts…

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Carney Insurance – Obamacare? Medicare? …Relax… We Learn This Stuff, so You Don’t Have To!

Comments Off on Carney Insurance – Obamacare? Medicare? …Relax… We Learn This Stuff, so You Don’t Have To! This year, when looking to update or change your healthcare policy, consider calling Carney Insurance. With an eye for detail, Sue Carney has spent the last three years developing a niche for herself as a go-to resource for all topics Obamacare. She has the answers to your questions and as she likes to say, “I learn this stuff, so you…

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Amy Maher, MD – Wholistic Health Care for Women

Comments Off on Amy Maher, MD – Wholistic Health Care for Women Dr. Amy Maher is happy to announce the opening of a new integrative medical clinic.  She is located at Ashland Holistic Health Clinic, 325 A Street, Suite 1, near Ashland Hardware. She is a dual-board certified physician combining her medical expertise with alternative healing therapies. She helps women suffering from chronic pain and fatigue, hormonal issues, mood disorders, digestive problems,…

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Jennifer Downs – Creating Loving Relationships – Change IS Possible

Comments Off on Jennifer Downs – Creating Loving Relationships – Change IS Possible For over 25 years, Licensed Professional Counselor Jennifer Downs has worked to support couples and individuals in achieving positive, lasting change. She helps clients become aware of self-protective barriers, create more intimacy, find purpose, develop connections, heal from relationship loss, and maintain long-term loving relationships. As clients gain deeper awareness about themselves, they are empowered to actively choose the types…

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Kimberly Avelyn Era – Movement Works – Live an Active & Pain-Free Life With Functional Fitness

Comments Off on Kimberly Avelyn Era – Movement Works – Live an Active & Pain-Free Life With Functional Fitness What if we could maintain our ability to move freely, easily and with strength and balance THROUGHOUT our lives? What if we could reverse the physical and emotional impacts of trauma that lead to freedom of movement being impaired? What if moving your body was a critical key to authentic and deep happiness? And what if you could learn simple,…

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Sofia Roper, Tech-Savvy Sofia – Delivers Solutions – Brings Relief – Makes You Smile

Comments Off on Sofia Roper, Tech-Savvy Sofia – Delivers Solutions – Brings Relief – Makes You Smile Introducing Sofia Roper. She can solve your computer problems and make you laugh at the same time. A world traveler and life-long entrepreneur, Sofia employs a positive “can-do” attitude that allows her sheer joy and enthusiasm to support you in all your computer needs. From basic email setup to advanced iPhone operations, learning a new computer program, or setting up…

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Heartsong Nutrition – Support for a Healthier Lifestyle

Comments Off on Heartsong Nutrition – Support for a Healthier Lifestyle If you love complex, super-healthy smoothies and are keen about living a healthy lifestyle, stop by Heartsong Nutrition. Located in the Gateway Shopping Center next to Market of Choice, Heartsong Nutrition is locally owned by Jim, Anyas, and their son, Sunji Spencer. Now celebrating their 4th year in business — the team has worked hard to bring Ashland a wide…

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Inner Guide Expeditions – The Guide Council

Comments Off on Inner Guide Expeditions – The Guide Council What an incredible summer season full of outstanding beauty (The Olympic Peninsula, San Juan Islands, North Cascades, Trinity Alps, among others), depth of connection and growth, and lots and lots of laughter! We added a women’s trip to our offerings that proved to be a keeper ~ stunning wilderness, nourishing connection, support in dropping our story and in finding ourselves…

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20th Annual Eclectic Music and More Series

Comments Off on 20th Annual Eclectic Music and More Series 20th Annual Eclectic Music and More Series — All Shows and Workshops at the Unitarian Fellowship, unless otherwise indicated  Tickets & Info at www.stclairevents.com Sunday, September 20  Cheryl Wheeler with Peter Mulvey opening, singer/songwriters, at Grizzly Peak Winery Saturday, October 3      Cris Williamson, singer/songwriter Friday, November 6       Tish Hinojosa, Mexican American singer/songwriter and traditional Mexican songs — Ballet Folklórico Ritmo Alegre opening Saturday, November…

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Bigger Is Sometimes Better

Comments Off on Bigger Is Sometimes Better By DeAnna Sickler Over the years, we have all heard the saying “bigger is better,” and we are starting to think that whoever came up with that just might be on to something. There was a time when being at the top was our only goal, but as we grew as mothers, wives and women, we realized that there was far…

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Callahan’s Mountain Lodge… Family-owned for 68 Years

Comments Off on Callahan’s Mountain Lodge… Family-owned for 68 Years More than just a Lodge Callahan’s Lodge is Southern Oregon’s destination for holiday parties, family traditions and business events. This is Southern Oregon’s original mountain location for weddings with panoramic vistas and genuine hospitality. Callahan’s Lodge is the place for all events and special occasions – whether it is families and friends or professional colleagues, and social gatherings of all…

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The Oregon Cabaret Theatre presents THE 39 STEPS

Comments Off on The Oregon Cabaret Theatre presents THE 39 STEPS This fall, The Oregon Cabaret Theatre is bringing its audience the hilarity and mayhem of the fast-paced spy comedy, THE 39 STEPS. Based on John Buchan’s novel and Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film adaptation, THE 39 STEPS is a unique theatrical experience – a show that’s equal parts quick-change comedy and thrilling spy story. In pre-World War II London, Richard Hannay,…

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Reclaim Your Health: Resolving Illness, Fatigue, and Pain

Comments Off on Reclaim Your Health: Resolving Illness, Fatigue, and Pain Many people are sick, depressed, tired and in pain when they don’t need to be. There are chronic issues that Western medicine doesn’t address, which Holistic Medicine excels at resolving. People seek my services when Western medicine hasn’t produced positive results. Eight months after an auto accident, I learned about TCM: Traditional Chinese Medicine. I’d had days I couldn’t walk,…

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Pear Harvest

Comments Off on Pear Harvest Each August for the past 7 years that I have lived in the Rogue Valley, my mind has turned to the pear harvest. What is pear harvest you may ask? It is one of the highlights of my year. An opportunity that I have to spend at least 12 hours helping people I will never meet. In Medford, The Church…

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Are You Too Late?

Comments Off on Are You Too Late? We get a lot of people asking us if October is “too late” to be planting anything. Fortunately our mild climate allows us to plant almost year-round. However, you still need to be aware of what you’re planting to make sure it will survive a frost or freeze. It’s also best to avoid planting during extreme conditions to avoid transplant…

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Essential Facts of Life… and Death

Comments Off on Essential Facts of Life… and Death “How shall we live, knowing we will die?” When Henry David Thoreau sat in his little cabin in the woods, he wasn’t receiving counsel from his attorney about his flight from eighteenth-century objective truth. Free from such meddlers, Thoreau mused about existence, the art of living deliberately “…to front only essential facts of life, and see if I could not…

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Eclipse Season 

Comments Off on Eclipse Season  We have 2 eclipses this month and they are powerful. The coming Solar Eclipse New Moon@11.41pm on the 12th will prove to be the Biggest New Moon of 2015. The  Lunar Eclipse Full Moon, the Harvest Moon in the sign of Aries, @7.50pm on the 27th September. Guided Journey Meditation at The Sanctuary will be on the 12th & 27th @7pm The Haven Guided Journey Meditations will be on the 3rd &…

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It’s Back To School Time!

Comments Off on It’s Back To School Time! For many of us, this is an exciting, stressful, nerve wracking, and fun adventure as summer winds to a close and our children gear up to go back to the classroom. For some of us (my family included), this is the beginning of kindergarten and a new world of learning, exploring, and making new friends is days away. Are you…

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About Dr. Erin

Comments Off on About Dr. Erin As a Chiropractor: I have been studying Network Spinal Analysis and Somato Respiratory Integration for 20 years and practicing for 16. It is a burning passion of mine to assist people in being able to be with their pain in a new way, so that they can hear its message and finally make the change in their life that the…

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Fall Hiking with Quercus Garryana

Comments Off on Fall Hiking with Quercus Garryana September in the Rogue Valley ushers in cooler weather, announcing our seasonal fruit and nut harvest. Apart from the grapes, stone fruits, and nuts of our local vineyards and orchards, other food crops are found in our forests. Many of these edibles were traditionally harvested by regional Native groups. The Oregon white oak, Quercus garryana, is an important part of…

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Solving Your Chronic Pain

Comments Off on Solving Your Chronic Pain by Marc Heller What do you want from your chiropractor, or from whomever you see for pain? Do you just want to be massaged or adjusted? As good as the soft tissue work is, as good as the adjustment is, does it change your long-term pain? Or does it just give you some temporary relief, for hours to days? Our…

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How To Overcome Sexual Shame

Comments Off on How To Overcome Sexual Shame This post is by Chris Maxwell Rose There is an invisible force that affects all of us, in and out of the bedroom. It can disrupt your pleasure, limit your ideas of what is possible and hold you back from pursuing your true desires. This force goes by a deceptively simple name: shame. Leading shame research Brené Brown makes a distinction…

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Cannabis for Health and Healing

Comments Off on Cannabis for Health and Healing At Inyanga Farms, we specialize in cannabis that has a high CBD content. So what exactly is CBD? Cannabis has a lot of compounds. These compounds are called cannabinoids, and CBD is one of them. One that you will most likely recognize is THC. THC is what gets you high. CBD does not get you high. A cannabis strain high…

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Preventative Dentistry: The Cheapest Most Effective Path to Wellness

Comments Off on Preventative Dentistry: The Cheapest Most Effective Path to Wellness I have always focused my practice of dentistry on a foundation of prevention. As many of you know, restorative dentistry is quite expensive. It requires time and risk of discomfort or complication. The easiest, best way to ensure dental wellness is through prevention. Preventative dentistry can save you tens of thousands of dollars of restorative work, not to mention countless…

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Climate Change, Survival and the Buzzkill Factor

Comments Off on Climate Change, Survival and the Buzzkill Factor One of our brilliant daughters, code-named M1, was surfing near Cannon Beach last week when she ran into a band of acquaintances, millennials like her, outdoors fun lovers, several with jobs at places like Nike and Intel. In other words, they were exactly the type of people we need to change the world. Sitting around a campfire on the sand,…

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Summer is for Sangria

Comments Off on Summer is for Sangria As we continue through this inferno we are calling summer, our palates are changing as we look for something refreshing and thirst quenching to soothe us from the sun. When the day threatens us with triple digit temperatures, I turn to my dear friend, Sangria, to beat the heat. Sangria, a wine cocktail of sorts, is a classic drink from…

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Lumbar Disc Injuries

Comments Off on Lumbar Disc Injuries   Of all the back injuries, few are as misunderstood as disc lesions. In the low back, there are five bones (vertebrae) with five discs in between the bones. These discs are made up two primary components: the fibrous (collagen) outer ring called the annulus fibrosus, and the soft fluid filled center called the nucleus pulposus. Discs are often injured…

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Youth Strength and Conditioning Class!

Comments Off on Youth Strength and Conditioning Class! School is about to start, and our kids and teens are about to focus in on their competitive school sports. Some had sports camps planned throughout the summer months, while others didn’t have a whole lot of anything planned. If you are looking for an activity to ready your teens for this year, this is it! CrossFit Ashland is accepting…

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After the Smoke Clears…

Comments Off on After the Smoke Clears… With fall planting time right around the corner, I think it would be a good time to talk about trees you should AVOID planting… The only hard and fast rules in regards to trees are there are no hard and fast rules! You may find a tree that you think is the bees’ knees on this list, and plant it…

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Camelot Theatre Presents The Last Five Years

Comments Off on Camelot Theatre Presents The Last Five Years Camelot Theatre, “Where Broadway meets Talent”, is pleased to present The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown. The Last Five Years is an intensely personal look at the relationship between writer Jamie Wellerstein and struggling actress Cathy Hiatt. The show’s unconventional structure lets Cathy tell her story backwards while Jamie tells his story chronologically; the two characters only meeting…

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Beer Truffles

Comments Off on Beer Truffles Chocolatiers have traditionally used liqueurs to flavor truffles. At Branson’s Chocolates, our Raspberry Chambord, Grand Marnier, Crème de Menthe, Frangelico Hazelnut, and Disaronno Amaretto truffles have been with us since the beginning. Over the years we’ve added Pacific Rum, Patron Tequila, Brandy Peak’s Blackberry, and Pama Pomegranate truffles. In September we’re adding a new flavor that’s sure to become another…

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Autumn with Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission (APRC)

Comments Off on Autumn with Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission (APRC) Registration for our Autumn programs is underway! View all of our fall programs in the digital Rec Guide at www.parks.ashland.or.us/RecGuide! Our easy-to-use digital guide has direct registration links for ALL classes that require registration. Mark your calendars for the annual Bear Creek Salmon Festival on Saturday, October 3, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year’s theme is “Water –…

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Time for an Autumn Makeover

Comments Off on Time for an Autumn Makeover This time of year we get a lot of people anxious for a change in their gardens and a fresh look. We’re fortunate in Southern Oregon to have a mild enough climate that allows us to have a fall and winter season for vegetable and flower gardens. Each year we always have our fall crop of perennials, chrysanthemums, pansies, flowering…

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Meet Your Makers at the Co-op During Love Local Week – September 11-20

Comments Off on Meet Your Makers at the Co-op During Love Local Week – September 11-20 Join us at the Ashland Food Co-op to taste what makes local so special in the Rogue Valley. We’ve invited a variety of our most favorite local producers to come and meet you at the Culinary Kiosk for conversation and tasting all week long. After all, it’s our local flavor that sets us apart from the other guys! We’ll also…

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Back to the Future of Fun!

Comments Off on Back to the Future of Fun! It’s so exciting for us to see who’s coming into the shop inquiring about electric bikes. Moms and dads, grandpas and grandmas, young professionals, college students, people with various degrees of disabilities, we see a wide range of folks interested in exploring the possibilities that electric bikes open up. You may wonder, “Is this something I should be looking into…

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Timing Belt Costs

Comments Off on Timing Belt Costs One important function of our shop is education. I really enjoy talking about these machines we love so much. Customers commonly ask questions about timing belts. Some cars and trucks use timing chains, but today we’ll stick to the belt. The timing belt keeps the air intake and exhaust valves in “time” or synch with the pistons. This syncopation enables…

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The Painted Boot, Bobbi Campbell

Comments Off on The Painted Boot, Bobbi Campbell This month you really must stop in to see booth #264, The Painted Boot, curated by the amazingly talented Bobby Campbell! She has expanded her space, which is positively brimming with fabulous home decor, antiques, painted furniture, and as she puts it: “anything fun, one-of-a-kind and beautiful.” Bobbi is retired and is now able to embrace her passion for furniture…

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Theft of Lost or Mislaid Property

Comments Off on Theft of Lost or Mislaid Property I received a call on my iPhone from Pee Wee’s owner asking me if I had seen Pee Wee’s new pink collar. I assured her that I would keep an eye out for it and hung up the phone. Then I noticed that the cats were giving one another nervous glances.   I took the call using the speaker function of…

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