Author Archives: LocalsGuide

AirHop – Vacation Reservation Management

Do you own a vacation rental, cottage, cabin, mother-in-law’s quarters, or second home that you are renting? Are you running at 90% occupancy? Are you either too busy or simply unable to navigate the required steps to fully optimize your reservation booking? Introducing AirHop LLC, a locally-owned company owned by...

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Leading Visionaries Speak in Ashland – Architects of the New Paradigm

The Architects of the New Paradigm Conference Series (ANP) brings together some of today’s most accomplished visionaries to present a fresh approach to the world’s critical challenges. ANP events take a blinders-off approach to identifying the root causes of the meta-challenges, balanced with innovative and practical solutions. Presenters are chosen...

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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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A New Experience at the Zagorska Oasis Spa & Apothecary

The Zagorska Oasis is different than anything you’ve ever experienced in a spa. Every single product used in the treatments is handmade by me in Ashland.   All are formulated with natural, organic, wildcrafted, and Eco-Cert certified ingredients.  In addition, I offer a retail line of skin and body care offered...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 —...

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Gail Frahm – EMyth Business Coaching

Almost thirty-seven years ago, EMyth pioneered the small business coaching industry that now generates $9 billion a year in revenues. Over that time, EMyth has helped small business owners around the world learn how to build a business that truly works through coaching and training. Their clients have come from...

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Grizzly Peak Trail

When the summer heat hits the valley and you need to get some perspective, hike the Grizzly Peak Trail. It is only about 10 miles from town, but the elevation affords a cooler outing for hikers and equestrians, and spectacular views of the area. The trail is accessible from late...

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Fish Lake

Fish Lake lies between Brown Mountain and Mt. McLoughlin, surrounded by majestic old growth forests.  Originally a small natural lake, it has been enlarged by several construction projects intended to help irrigate the Rogue Valley. Beginning in 1898, the Fish Lake Water Company has enlarged the lake by a factor...

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Emigrant Lake

Don’t want to spend half the day in the car to get to a wide variety of outdoor activities? Emigrant Lake Recreation Area is a perfect fit for a spontaneous trip, or for planning gatherings of up to 300 people for day use. Located less than 10 minutes from the...

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Applegate Lake

Close enough for an easy day trip, but feeling remote enough for a weekend away, Applegate Lake has an away-from-it all appeal. This is a no-wake reservoir, so leave the speedboats at home, and watch the Osprey and Bald Eagles hunt the abundant fish in this wilderness lake. The earthen...

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Howard Prairie Lake

“If I had a pony, I’d ride him on my boat, ” Lyle Lovett must have been singing about Howard Prairie Lake, a lovely mid-elevation destination about 18 miles (29 km) east of Ashland with both the best sailing and horseback riding opportunities in the area. The lake was formed...

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Mountain Bike Trails

White Rabbit mountain bike trail (6.7 miles) is popular because it is so accessible to Ashland. It is heavily used by hikers as well as mountain bikers, and provides great views of Mt. Ashland and Emigrant Lake. To ride as a loop, begin at the Lupine drive parking area of...

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Myron Cretney – Author of Simple Pleasures

Myron Cretney has lived many years in the mountains of southern Oregon, playing music, writing songs and learning from nature. He enjoys learning and teaching earth-based living skills with people of all ages. Exploring ways we might live more sustainably (both socially and environmentally) is of ongoing interest for him. I...

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