A Good Name Is More Desirable Than Great Riches

In late December, Jackson County found itself with a vacancy for the position of Sheriff. Corey Falls, the Sheriff elected from 2014 had accepted a new position in the Portland area and our county faced an incredible uncertainty. Who would fulfill the remainder of his term, how would that appointment...

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Today’s Dentistry

“According to epidemiological studies, it is estimated that 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth and about 40 million Americans are missing all of their teeth. As we age, the problem gets worse as 30 percent of adults between 65-74 years old have no natural teeth.” American College...

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Ashland Veterinary Hospital

The staff at Ashland Veterinary Hospital knows how important your pet is to you. Your pets are valued members of your family and you want to keep them happy and healthy.  We are always looking for ways to make it easier for you to take care of the ones you...

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Ashland Loves Branson’s Chocolates

Ashland’s favorite hometown confectioner has been hard at work in her chocolate factory making chocolate delights of all shapes and sizes. With recipes dating back to the late 1800’s, Deena Branson keeps traditions alive and Ashland coming back for more. I met with Deena to learn more about her chocolate...

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Finally Ready for Prime Time

The following excerpts are from a CBS News article about electric bikes: “Want to feel like a kid again? Hop on an electric bike. No one climbs off of an e-bike without feeling happy, enthusiasts say. More and more Americans are trying out this health-conscious and environmentally-friendly way of getting...

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BREACH OF FIDUCIARY DUTY

The cats returned from their winter vacation in Mexico to find that they had been sued by Bowser for the $30,000, plus interest, seized by the bank from Bowser’s accounts in order to satisfy the cats’ loan that Bowser guaranteed.  Bowser’s lawsuit alleges that the cats’ failure to make the...

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February at Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission (APRC)

View all of our WINTER programs at AshlandParksandRec.org. Our easy-to-use digital guide has direct registration links for ALL classes that require registration. If you would like to receive a hardcopy of the next guide, complete our online request form at ashland.or.us/MailMyGuide or call us at 541.488.5340. We would also be...

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Great Groundcovers

Here at the greenhouses we’ve been busy planting and preparing for the upcoming season.  Last month we moved out all of our perennials to unheated cold frames to harden them off so you can start planting them in your landscape.  We have many new varieties this year, along with many...

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Dollars and Cents…

Some trees cost more to “maintain” than others, for a couple of reasons. Besides the cost of removal, which can be a fairly hefty sum depending on the tree’s size and complexity of taking it down, along with disposing of the brush/wood/debris, what we will talk about here is mostly...

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Starting and Charging Systems

Cars. They’re so darn complicated, and like our bodies, the various systems work together and depend on each other. One particular system, the starting and charging system, is often overlooked. With modern vehicles utilizing separate computers for nearly every function on the vehicle, the starting and charging system plays a...

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It’s All in the Name

You have a great idea for a new business. It’s kept you awake at night, thinking about the exciting new product you’re going to sell, or the extremely useful services you’re going to offer. You’re going to make the world a better place through your new business, and you get...

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We Have Two Big Reasons to Celebrate Here in Southern Oregon!

On January 12, southwest Oregon saw two major victories that protected nearly 150,000 acres of wildlands for climate change resilience, biodiversity, and clean water! South Kalmiopsis climate refuge protected for 20 years The federal government removed over 100,000 acres from the threat of industrial nickel mining! This region is one...

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We’ve Come a Long Way Baby!

Happy February! If you are anything like me you’ve written 2016 a couple dozen times and are now just starting to get used to the idea of this being 2017. I was recently having a conversation with a patient regarding the comfort and technological advancements in dentistry. It brought me...

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To Bra or Not to Bra (or How To)

From the newly nursing mamas, to women who are increasing or decreasing body sizes, to women who are transitioning and binding their chests, and to the ones who simply decide, “Enough of that, I’m not wearing one anymore!” – bra choices vary. We women are all as different as there...

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BrainJoy – Neurofeedback, Nutrition… Naturally!

In 2011, along with her husband Mark, Kathleen Kellenbeck co-founded BrainJoy, offering NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback. In 2016, neuro nutrition analysis and amino acid supplementation were added to BrainJoy’s services. Together, neurofeedback and neuro nutrition assist clients in overcoming addictions, stress, sleeplessness, eating issues, chronic pain, deep sadness, post-traumatic stress, anxiousness, learning...

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Not Your Parents’ Cannabis

Ok… so what’s the deal with cannabis and how has it become one of the new medications seen as a panacea? First, although certain components of cannabis have recently been touted as a miracle by many people all over the world, no cannabis product is a panacea. Cannabis, or marijuana,...

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Democrats are from Venus, Republicans from Mars

Back in 1992, when all we had to worry about was our marriages, a writer and counselor named John Gray published a pop psychology best-seller entitled Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus. Little did John Gray know that by 2016 Mars and Venus would have divided our country...

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February Recipes

By Constance Jesser What an interesting start to the year we have had here in Southern Oregon. Thirteen inches of snow and then snowbound at home for 3 days. It was time to go through the cupboards and freezer to make breakfast, lunches, and dinners. Fortunately we had a few...

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Glow – Transforming The Face of Beauty

Open the dictionary to the word “aging” and it’s apparent that our culture is fixated on the negative portrayal of the aging process, such as deterioration, crumbling, fading, and wearing out. We could not find one positive word!  At Glow, we embrace that we are all aging, and yet science...

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Happy 45th Birthday Ashland Food Co-op

In 1972, George McGovern was the Democratic nominee for President. He ran on an anti-war ticket. The Vietnam War was winding down, but not before many lost their precious lives on foreign soil. Nixon won that election. Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring was still on everyone’s reading list. Herbicides that had...

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Real Estate Prices Rise to Near Record High

When you look at home values, you get a better picture if you look at long-term trends and not short-term trends.  Quarterly, home prices go up and down, but yearly growth and long-term growth give you a much better picture of where the market is going. Home values in Jackson...

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Bumps & Lumps

I see a lot of people with growths on their lids.  Sometimes they discover the spot themselves.  But most times they are referred to me by another eye physician for a second opinion.  A lot of these bumps and lumps are bothersome or unsightly and can be removed with a...

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The Politics of Food

During the Great Depression people were starving. The majority of farms were small family-run operations. But people couldn’t afford what farmers grew. Farms were going into foreclosure at an alarming rate. The US government stepped in. They realized that even when people could once again afford food, if enough farmers...

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Nancy Burton, L.Ac. – Reclaiming Our Health

Dear Community, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you, and everyone who’s been kind enough to let me know they appreciate my articles. Many of you have told me that you save them and send them to friends and family. Your feedback gives me incentive to keep writing...

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Scott’s Rock & Gem

Wandering off-trail in Oregon’s Siskiyou Mountains, owner Scott Blair began finding beautiful gemstones. Unknown to him at that time, he had also begun a business that would allow he and his wife Meesha to share a heartfelt connection with the natural world. Today Scott’s Rock & Gem displays an abundance...

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DeAnna Sickler & Dyan Lane – Get A Jump On The Market

“The Girls” are back in town! That’s right, recently returning from Portland, Oregon having been honored as two of the 100 Most Influential Real Estate Agents. This means that not only were they Top Producers in our state but also in the region! The team hit their full stride, pulling...

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For the Body, From the Heart

We have love-centered spa specials during the month of February for couples and singles alike! Lover’s Special • Side by side rose petal foot soak & scrub • 30 minute couple’s reflexology • complimentary champagne & Belgian chocolates in our Salt Cave Sanctuary $100/couple Luxury for One: 24K Gold Facial...

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Introducing Next-Generation Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback is catching on in the Rogue Valley!  What is all the excitement about?   Dr. Daniel Sternberg, a licensed psychologist, and his wife and business partner, Suzanne Mark, opened Ashland Neurofeedback and Therapy in March of 2016 to address many issues quickly and efficiently with Microcurrent Neurofeedback and other...

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Much to be Thankful For

With 2016 behind us, it only seems appropriate to reflect on the last year. The real estate market experienced some incredible activity and as of mid-December the Medford and Ashland John L Scott offices have closed more than $720 million for 2016. That equates to over 2,350 transactions by our...

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Steven Remington – Ashland Independent Film Festival

Steven thanks so much for speaking with us today. Please tell us a little about yourself and your background in the arts.  I studied music in high school and college, along with organizational communication. I was one of the founding board members of the Oregon Bluegrass Association in 1982, and...

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Delaine Due – Second Generation Shaklee 2017

  Last year we interviewed Delaine Due, owner of Second Generation, to learn more about her family’s unique 45 year history with Shaklee. The interview was a break from the norm as prior to Delaine’s interview all advertising had been based on word-of-mouth referral and personal networking. The interview proved...

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Direct Physical Therapy Celebrates 5 Years in Ashland!

A regular contributor and long term member of Locals Guide, Lance Cooper is the owner of Direct Physical Therapy in Ashland. Located at the corner of Hersey and Oak Street, Direct Physical Therapy assists clients with all physical therapy needs ranging from postoperative rehabilitation to sports performance. Lance’s personal specialty...

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Geos Institute – Creating Climate Change Solutions

Located in Ashland, Oregon the Geos Institute works to make human and natural communities whole in the face of climate change. They create science-based climate change solutions through three initiatives focused on forests, rivers, and communities. Climate Wise® helps local leaders and communities, Forest Legacies focuses on forest and land...

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