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Dr. Brandon White

The Joy of Whiter Teeth for the Holiday Season

0 Just a few weeks ago, my staff and I had the opportunity to present our practice and meet a number of residents at Mountain View Retirement Community just down the street from the office. I was very surprised when our Q&A session eventually led to a considerable discussion on tooth whitening procedures! We had a great discussion about the realities…

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Thanksgiving 2014

0 I remember, as a boy, hearing my social studies and history teachers recite the oft-repeated sentiment that those who forget history are doomed to repeat it.  And while I would not classify myself as a student of history, I do enjoy looking back at times and learning how history has affected our contemporary life. One of the first things that…

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Save, Time, Money and Frustration

0 It’s year two for open enrollment on the Healthcare Exchange, and many people are wondering what’s up with their health insurance. Some have received notices from insurance carriers, informing them that their current policies will no longer be offered. Others have been surprised to discover that they must re-enroll, starting from scratch, after what was often a difficult process, just…

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To Be Married or Not to Be Married?

0 Last month’s article showed that today’s unmarried couples have more legal rights than they did a half-century ago. This raises the big question: Why get married? During the marriage There are several financial benefits for married couples. Probably the most talked about is the ability to be on the other spouse’s health insurance plan. Another is reducing the couple’s overall…

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The Truth About Chiropractic

0 How many times have you heard, “My back is out.  I need to go see my chiropractor,”?  Many, I am sure.  Most people think that Chiropractic is about getting rid of back pain. This could not be farther from the truth! Most people go to a Chiropractor to get their pain taken away so that they can go on living…

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MAKANA – SOCIALLY AWARE HAWAIIAN SONGWRITER

0 A couple of seasons ago, St. Clair Productions produced a show with a Hawaiian Slack Key guitarist named Jeff Peterson whose is booked Pasifika Artists Network.  At the time, I checked out some other musicians on the roster, including Makana.  I thought ,“Wow, he’s amazing.”  Then I forgot about him that is until I received an e-mail from a volunteer…

Juliet Doty

Trauma Release

0 by Paul Doty I want to thank my wife, Juliet Butters Doty, for allowing me to use her spot here to announce my getting back in the game. After moving from Australia we are settling into Ashland and it’s time for me to offer my trauma release practice again. I work with severe trauma; from sexual abuse, to auto accidents,…

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Bear Creek Salmon Viewing

0 Fall chinook are spawning now through mid-December, peaking in mid-November. The Chinook salmon is an important keystone species of the Pacific Northwest.  Chinook salmon are born in freshwater streams and they travel to the open ocean to grow into adulthood. At reproductive maturity, they will swim back to their birth stream and produce young.  When an adult Chinook salmon reaches…

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Gratitude

0 With Thanksgiving around the corner it seems fitting to reflect upon our many blessings. Just the other day, while cruising down Siskiyou Boulevard, I found myself reminiscing about the last 15 years in real estate. The fond memories certainly outnumber the not-so-fond and when I stop to think about it, my career as a real estate broker has brought me…

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Home for the Holidays…

0 Yes.  It is that time of year again.  Time when family and friends gather together to enjoy one another, to partake in fabulous holiday menus and perhaps tell stories of years gone by.  The cause of these gatherings may be for different reasons but the end result is the same — special time with people we love. Having family members…

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Reflecting on the Bulldog

0 Andrea was livid. She had just discovered that Paul, her husband of eleven years, and the father of their three kids, had been seeing someone else for the past six months. She felt betrayed, played for a fool. The more she thought about it the angrier she became. Paul was going to pay for this, she would see to that.…

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What Does a Good Dental Experience Look Like? Part 1

0 Of late I find myself having lengthy conversations with new and prospective patients where said patients have had a “bad experience” with a previous dentist or dental procedure and are now skeptical of dental care or even dental science as a whole.  In many of these cases, patients felt unsatisfied because the necessary communication had not occurred prior to, during…

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Holiday Adaptions to Keep Seniors Merry

0 Everyone faces pitfalls during the holidays, but getting off track can set older adults back in their recovery from an illness or put them at risk for new health problems. Too much of a good thing is not so good. Some conditions of aging, such as dementia, can cause agitation in older adults. Tune into the amount of activity that…

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The Invisible Kingdom

0 A gaggle of wildlife biologists landed at Green Springs Inn this week. They are sharing tall tales, like the one about the wolverine that walked from Idaho to Lake Tahoe. That story has a sad ending. No lady wolverine has showed up in Northern California to date. But stay tuned. As in any fairy tale, living happily ever after is…

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Spruce Up Your Home for the Holidays!

0 As the days become shorter and the weather eases us inside our homes for a few more hours each day, we tend to take a look around our personal spaces and take note of our surroundings with fresh eyes.  And sometimes what we find that is needed to bring in the spirit of our beautiful Oregon outdoors in the texture,…

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Helping People is Why We Do It

0 I never wanted to be in the furniture business.  I went to school and graduated with a hospitality management degree and had worked for companies like Hyatt and Disney.  So when my father asked me to leave my career in San Diego to move up to Medford, Oregon to buy his furniture store, I thought he had lost his marbles.…

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What to Serve With the Bird

0 It’s November and Thanksgiving is quickly approaching; there is no better time to start preparing the menu for your get-togethers than now. It will take careful consideration to plan your meal and select complementary wines. The big question is – which wines complement the variety of dishes that present themselves on Thanksgiving Day? With turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberries, and stuffing,…

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It Takes Action To Create Your Health & Dream Body

0 Action is certainly required to achieve any goal you create for yourself regarding your health and fitness. Taking action is something we want to get excited about. It is through taking action that we achieve the health and dream body we have always desired. The idea of taking action is a concept many people cannot seem to grasp. They dream…

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Falls: How to Lower Your Risk

0 Who is at risk of falling? Anyone can fall, although the risk is higher in the elderly. This increased risk of falling may be the result of changes that come with aging or certain medical conditions. What can I do to lower my risk of falling? Most falls happen in the home. Consider the following tips to make your home…

CrossFit-Ashland

The Squat

0 At CrossFit Ashland we believe that educating our members is one of our primary responsibilities. People that understand why they should do what we ask of them are most likely to succeed because they’ll see the value in doing it. This month we would like to share with our readers some information about one of our most powerful training tools:…

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Memorable Mouthfuls

0 In this month of Thanksgiving, where celebration of life, gratitude and food is such a big theme, I’d like to share with you a recent memorable food experience of mine. You may be asking yourself, “Why is this massage therapist talking about food in her bodywork business column?”  Good question!  Enjoying amazing food, just like enjoying extraordinary massage and bodywork,…

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The Ten Commandments

0 My goal for this month’s article is to provide a professional’s insight to the layperson regarding the relative health of trees on their property, or any tree, anywhere, really. Considering the simple fact that EVERY tree is a different being, (yes, even clones) we should expect to find a tree or cultural condition that might not quite meet the criteria…

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LocalsGuide – Know the Community – Celebrating 8 years in Ashland

0 From its humble beginnings as a community newspaper helping readers learn more about Ashland, Oregon to its current manifestation as a Community Powered Media powerhouse, LocalsGuide helps you know the community, while providing a marketing platform for local businesses of all types. Now celebrating its 8th year in business, with products and services available both locally and worldwide, we thought…

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THE LION IN WINTER & SPOTLIGHT ON IRVING BERLIN

0 THE LION IN WINTER October 15 – November 9 Starring Livia Genise and Don Matthews Directed by Roy Von Rays, Jr. The Lion in Winter is a tale of unrequited passion and lust for power as realized in the Oscar-winning film starring Peter O’Toole and Katherine Hepburn. Talk about a dysfunctional family! King Henry II of England has three sons…

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It’s That Time of Year

0 November is an interesting time here at the greenhouses.  We’ve got multiple things going on and if you have time to stop by and see what’s happening it’s worth the trip.  Currently we’re in the process of planting just over 70,000 perennials for our 2015 season.  We’ll be planting perennials the beginning of this month and then again the beginning…

Ashland Food Coop

Make your Holiday Meal Delicious and Easy

0 Our Co-op Deli will once again offer our scrumptious ready to heat and serve Thanksgiving meals. We make everything from scratch in our homey co-op kitchen, from the pie crusts to the cornbread for the stuffing. All food is made fresh using the highest quality ingredients. All produce and grains are organic and our Diestel turkeys are free range and…

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We’re Moving Into a Bigger Space

0 After a solid year of looking and waiting patiently for a new home to reveal itself, the deed is now done. As you read this we are settling into our new digs at 1678 Ashland St. in the Ashland Shopping Center. The move affords us a fivefold increase in floor space as well as substantially improved visibility and access. This…

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BOUNDARY DISPUTES

0 The cats have been roaming the neighborhood since they returned home from their trip to the San Juans where they visited their retired friend, an old Tom.  I don’t know what went on up there, but I intend to find out.  Ironically, you have moved in next door, with your Beagle, Bowser. You call me to complain about the cats. …

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Holiday Season

0 Employee Shout Out Mike at Grants Pass Equipment Rentals Mike is our main delivery man, constantly driving from Grants Pass to Ashland and back. You are sure to meet him if you get any party supplies or equipment delivered. He is a wonderful handy man, does whatever needs to be done, and ends the day with a smile! We could…

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Holiday Treasures Abound – Lithia Artisans Market

0 Lithia Artisans Market is now celebrating its 30th year in Ashland. Offering locally created art and crafts of all kinds including jewelry, clothing, woodwork, and photography, the Artisans Market is a cornerstone for Ashland’s creative community. Many of the artisans have now been with the market for more than 20 years themselves. We visited with Market Manager and local artisan…

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Laz Ayala – Ridgeview Place & Meadowbrook Park

0 Long term Rogue Valley resident, entrepreneur and developer Laz Ayala is the creative force behind two new housing developments happening in Ashland, Ridgeview Place and Meadowbrook Park.  Ridgeview Place at 31 North Mountain Street is comprised of 12 contemporary town homes and located just steps from the railroad district, schools and Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Homes range from 1100 to 1300…

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The Mail Stop – Loran Faudree

0 Conveniently located in the Market of Choice Shopping Center, The Mail Stop fulfills all your shipping and postal needs faster and with less hassle.  From FedEx to UPS, USPS to Private Mailboxes, The Mail Stop can help you get your packages shipped quickly and easily and without the long lines or terrible parking you might experience in other locations. We…

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Tasa Painter – Glow – Skin Rejuvenation & Laser

0 Walk into Glow, and you will see beauty in every detail.  Walk out, and you will feel nurtured and fabulous.  Tasa Painter’s passion lies in encouraging her clients to make the most of their own individuality and natural beauty. As an aesthetician and owner of Glow, her skin care studio is now in its 4th year of business in Ashland…

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Deborah Davis – Women’s Qigong & Medical Intuitive Readings

0 An alternative healer for over 25 years, Deborah Davis brings her experience as a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist to her unique skills as a medical intuitive and medical Qigong practitioner. Deborah leads classes and workshops both locally and internationally, which teach participants to heal and nurture themselves using the ancient wisdom of Qigong. She just completed a new women’s Qigong…

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Ashland Schools Foundation

0 It has been said that teaching is the noblest of all professions.  Certainly we can all think of teachers in our past that inspired us, who helped us become who we are, and who made the world a better place. One of the great challenges to education in our time is funding.  There are so many demands on funding for…

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