Living in Fear of the Dead … Tooth

Unlike everyone’s favorite film (or TV show) du jour, teeth that lose their vitality don’t come back. Teeth, more accurately the pulp inside the tooth, which carries nutrients and nerve fibers to communicate sensation, “die” for a number of reasons. This month, I’d like to look at some of those...

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Nail Clipping Day

Wellness Pet Supplies is teaming up with Land of Paws for an inexpensive nail clipping day on the first Sunday of every month. Starting this October 8th from 11 am to 1 pm- $7 per dog, please come by and get your furry BFF a manicure. Coconut Oil Coconut oil...

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Ashland Schools Foundation

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...

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Pilot Study

At Ashland Neurofeedback, we use IASIS Micro Current Neurofeedback (MCN) a state-of-the-art technology that helps your brain dis-entrain stuck patterns. Here are some commonly asked questions about MCN. What does it do? IASIS MCN helps the brain to achieve a healthier state by retraining the brain and nervous system using...

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UPDATE: MORE NEW RULES FOR OPEN ENROLLMENT

Greetings Ashlanders, Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to visit Salem, to attend a meeting with the Department of Consumer & Business Services (DCBS). These are the people who (among many other things) administer the Oregon Healthcare Marketplace. They had important news about the upcoming open enrollment period, and...

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Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission

Our Autumn PlayGuide, formerly the Rec Guide, is out and we are sporting a new look! The NEW PlayGuide is now called the “Community PlayGuide… What to Do!” We hope you have the opportunity to check it out at AshlandParksandRec.org. Our easy-to-use digital PlayGuide has direct registration links for ALL...

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REPETITIVE STRESS FROM MUSCLES TO ROPES TO LEATHER

Repetitive stress also known as Cumulative Trauma Disorder (CTD) is the leading musculoskeletal injury problem in the workforce and general population. In fact, federal statistics show it has now even surpassed back pain. In general, CTD stems from overuse or repetitive motions that cause inflammation, pain, weakness, stiffness and decreased...

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Just the Right Time…

“What will I do when I get there?” “How will I ever make friends?” “I just can’t imagine not having my favorite organic store to go to anymore.” Does this sound familiar?  Maybe you or someone you know is considering a life-changing move from the known and comfortable to the...

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The Neurology of Gratitude

We know that gratitude is good for us. But, how does gratitude affect our physiology? Our nervous system? Is there a neurology of gratitude? Your Brain’s Filter – The Reticular Activating System Yes! The reticular activating system (RAS) is a part of the brain stem (the transitional area between the...

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WTF: What the Floss!

You don’t have to floss all of your teeth…..just the ones you want to keep. “The world’s most interesting man” Where it reads: I don’t often floss my teeth but when I do, I have a dental appointment in two days. Lying through your teeth doesn’t count as flossing. “Looks...

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Identity & Survival

Deer season is upon us. A guy sits down at our bar and orders a Coors Light. He is all decked out in Mossy Oak Breakup. As the manufacturer says, “It’s more than a camo pattern. It’s who you are.” So I’m expecting the usual camo package. He will hate...

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The divorce is final. . .

As a divorce attorney, my emphasis is on resolving the big issues a couple faces when splitting up: spousal support, child support, custody, parenting plans. The end goal is to have a legal judgment or agreement spelling out everything known at the time. Although this is the “end goal,” for...

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Celebrate National Physical Therapy Month

October is National Physical Therapy Month.  In order to help us celebrate this month of national recognition, it may be helpful to understand what a physical therapist does and how a physical therapist can help you achieve optimal health. All physical therapists are required to receive a graduate degree –...

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How to Choose a Trustee

Choosing a Trustee is not something to take lightly.  When you have a living Trust, the bulk of your assets are owned by the Trust and, therefore, under the control of the Trustee.  As long as you are capable (have legal capacity) of managing your own affairs, you are the...

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The Problem of the Root…

I can’t say it never happens in the wild, but encircling or “girdling” roots are rarely encountered. A tree left in a container for too long is almost sure to have potbound attitude. If you take a tree out of a container, especially a plastic pot, dig a hole and...

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Pumpkin Spice

If there is one word that perfectly describes the sights, the scents, and the tastes of autumn, that word is pumpkin—bright orange pumpkins carved and lit for Halloween, glowing pumpkin spice scented candles, and warm homemade pumpkin pie ready for dessert. We’re doing our part to carry on this autumn...

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A Mild Climate = More Planting Opportunities

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...

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October is National Co-op Month

Being a co-op is special because we do business differently. We don’t have a single owner. We are owned and governed by you, our 10,000 members. We share the burden in hard times and share the benefits in the good times. Co-ops put people, the planet and our principles before...

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Are You the Next Captain of this Ship?

Are you looking for a very lucrative business opportunity for yourself or a family member? Are you interested and excited about electric bikes? If so, listen up because the time has come to turn the wheel of this exciting adventure known as Ashland Electric Bikes over to the next steward....

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Timing Belt Cost

One important function of our shop is education. I really enjoy talking about these machines we love so much. A common conversation we have pertains to timing belts. Many car and truck engines use timing chains, but today we’ll stick to the belt. The timing belt keeps the air intake...

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Featured Vendor: WS 127, Lughnasadh Lair

Greetings… My name is Raine and I own Lughnasadh Lair here in the Rogue Valley. There are 2 aspects of my business; one is your normal run-of-the-mill resale side with various restored and gently used items. The other is our more personal and passionate side with Handcrafted, New and Up-cycled Gifts and Collectibles. We value coexisting and the Earth above all else and we try to show it in...

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Smoke Inhalation

With over a month of breathing smoke our lungs, lymph, liver, spleen and kidneys (our detox organs) have been working over time. Here are some ideas to deal with smoke, and help recover from smoke inhalation. It’s easy to get smoke and ash particles in your lungs but not so...

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Dr. Sylvia Chatroux & Tara Frazier-Rice FNP, NP

Hersey Health Care offers compassionate, knowledgeable medical care to patients of all backgrounds and ages in Ashland, Oregon. Originally founded by Dr. Sylvia Chatroux, the clinic has served Ashlanders for more than 20 years. Along with her outstanding team, Dr. Sylvia was joined 4 years ago by Tara Frazier Rice...

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Be a Super Hero Graduate from the Ashland Institute of Massage

Have you ever considered a career as a massage therapist? Here’s your chance!  Ashland Institute of Massage has opened 2017 – 18 enrollment for new students with big changes to their program hours and schedule . As they enter their thirtieth year, this innovative massage school continues to enhance their...

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Alissa Arp Arp – Upholstery Services

Introducing Alissa Arp, a local upholsterer, world traveler and Southern Oregon University (SOU) Environmental Science professor. Based in Ashland Oregon, Alissa has a passion for finding and restoring vintage furniture pieces with a special focus on the clean lines and high quality of the Mid Century Modern period. She is...

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Gary Einhorn – The Entrepreneurial Ear

Gary Einhorn has been a life long entrepreneur with thirty-five years of experience. Born in Brooklyn but raised in Rockaway Beach, New York, Gary has lived in the Rogue Valley for twenty-eight years. Gary was exposed at a very young age to the entrepreneurial lifestyle by his father and uncles...

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Oregon Cabaret Announces its 2018 Season

Get ready for another great season of all new performances, fresh energy and excitement brought to you by the Oregon Cabaret Theatre! In this interview, we speak with Managing Director Rick Robinson and Artistic Director Valerie Rachelle about their successes in 2017 and the upcoming 2018 season lineup. Hi Rick...

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Illume Aesthetics

Illume Aesthetics is offering the latest technologies in advanced laser and medical aesthetics. Illume offers a wide range of services to enhance and compliment your natural radiance. Illume’s friendly staff is highly trained holding both advanced medical and laser certifications. Medical director and owner Jennifer Bullock, FNP works within the...

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Mountain Meadows

Mountain Meadows is an award-winning 55+ community in beautiful Ashland, Oregon.  This community has won numerous awards including “Best Small Active Retirement Community in America” by the National Council on Senior Housing.  Mountain Meadows is thoughtfully designed, solidly constructed, and on 27 acres of mature trees, well-maintained landscaping and year...

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Klamath Independent Film Festival

As the owner of LocalsGuide I am continually on the hunt for exploring new and exciting opportunities -interesting hiking trails, swim holes, cultural and social events. Local culture has a richness and diversity that invites continual exploration and emersion. This month I am proud to announce the LocalsGuide sponsorship of...

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Natural Earth Paints

Ashland has a truly global economy that is not always visible at first glance. One such example is Natural Earth Paint which has set its roots here in Southern Oregon. Founded in 2011 by professional artist, mom, and environmentalist Leah Fanning, Natural Earth Paint is a world-leading manufacturer of eco-friendly...

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Schneider Museum

This past June marked the completion of 30 years of art at the Schneider Museum of Art here in Ashland Oregon. LocalsGuide was pleased to help sponsor the fundraiser gala which turned out to be an enormous success!This month I had the opportunity to speak with museum director, Scott Malbaurn...

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Dental Oddities

We humans love seeing weird stuff.  This is one of the reasons social media is such a successful phenomenon.  The ability to share a crazy video with friends that then goes viral and is viewed by 5,000,000 people over the next couple of days is truly astounding.  Some of what...

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