Entries by LocalsGuide

Mary Brooks, Hairstylist, Sunshine Salon

Mary Brooks, Hairstylist, is an Ashland locals’ favorite. She and our family (I’m her brother) have lived in Ashland since the mid-1970’s. Enjoying the cool shade of Guanajuato Way on a hot August day, we sat next to Lithia Creek, and chatted about her profession. Tom: How did you choose hairstyling for a career? Mary: […]

Rod and Brooks Newton

Whoever said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure (it was Ben Franklin) would be proud of what the folks at the Hidden Springs Wellness Center accomplished over the past few months. If you read the local paper or watched local television you know that they were appealing a cell tower […]

Tom Ward, Permaculture Teacher and Counselor

Tom Ward has been practicing and teaching permaculture in southern Oregon for almost 30 years.  He is a well known character in permaculture circles throughout the northwest.  Tom holds a vast reservoir of scientific and historical knowledge, practical experience, colorful stories and thoughtful philosophy which he shares with students, audiences and friends.  He advises many […]

ROOTS2READING: Helping Young Readers Succeed

Roots 2 Reading is a new early literacy instructional service offered by Alison Date, a former elementary teacher and reading specialist.  She provides instruction and support for young children, grades K-2, who are struggling readers or need reinforcement of strategies to become confident readers and writers. LG: Please tell us about your background and experiences. […]

Middleway Medicine Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic

Ann and Clark Zimmerman, LAc. are a husband and wife partnership who practice Chinese medicine in downtown Talent.  They are both originally from Indiana, but met in Portland on the first day of school at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine.  After obtaining their masters in Chinese Medicine, they got married, took a 6 month […]

1966 (mostly) Ford

Scott Brown posed nude for a girlie magazine and then became renown for driving a pickup truck.  The Reverend Brad Carrier combines both.  The truck is a 1966 (mostly) Ford 3/4 ton pickup.  It has a custom paint job of five colors added over the years, plus surface rust. Brad replaced the original engine with […]

Isabelle Alzado Interview

By Maya Moore Creativity takes courage. -Henri Matisse When I first met Isabelle through her work at The Language Spot, I had no idea she was one of those rare multi-talented individuals, a modern day rendition of the “Renaissance man”. I soon learned that in addition to being a French teacher she is also an […]