Author Archives: LocalsGuide

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Southern Oregon Birth Connections

Are you thinking of starting a family? Or have you just learned that you are pregnant, and you are wondering what your birthing choices are? Are you breastfeeding and having problems, does your baby have colic, or are you looking for help coping with your two year old? In the...

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Beasys on the Creek

We recently went to Beasy’s on the Creek to have a date night. It was our second time at Beasy’s and we were again pleased. We called ahead for an 8 o’clock reservation for a creek side table and were seated on time. We were pleased to see that a...

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NicaNelly: A True Taste of Nicaragua

This month I was fortunate enough to be able to sit down with Jennifer Hanson, owner of  NicaNelly in Talent for an interview. I learned loads about coffee, what it means to be a direct trade business and that I can’t wait to visit Nicaragua for myself. Santa Catalina: How...

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An evening at Kobe

An Evening to Remember at Kobe Restaurant For over a year now, I’ve been waiting, watching and drooling; yearning to go to Kobe for dinner and revel in all things sake, sushi and sumptuous. Being married to Japanese American, having rather adventurous tastebuds, and a yen for the cuisine doesn’t...

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A Gross thing Happened at the Doctor

So, I went to the doctor today for my annual female funtime exam, and something really gross (at least to me0 happened. The nurse was finishing doing the preliminaries (blood pressure etc. etc.) Then she sneezed twice, into her hands, and without washing them began to set up the “instruments”...

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The Mustard Seed

I have long been curious about the adorable bright yellow restaurant, the Mustard Seed in Jacksonville, and my partner and I were finally able to enjoy lunch there this week. From the outside of the restaurant the big windows and sunny patio gives an immediate message of warm friendliness. Inside...

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An open letter to Ashland & Community

  Dear Ashland, A good friend was recently diagnosed with late stage ovarian cancer. She’s always been the type of person to put others in front of herself and in so doing has totally put her own health on the back burner. Recently there have been stress factors beyond her...

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Deleavening

Spring is definitely springing out all over town and Passover season is right around the corner. While I’m not Jewish, nor do I proselytize about what I believe, I do observe Passover and The Days of Unleavened Bread. These Holy Days are a reminder to me to remember my own...

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AIFF 2008 Opening Night Bash

I was able to attend the AIFF Opening Night Bash. This is the first time I have attended the event, even though I have lived in the Valley since I was one. http://www.localsguide.com/file/pic/gallery/2476.jpg The night was a frenzy of people trying to make their way from table to table, trying...

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The Mustard Seed Cafe

I headed to Jacksonville hungry for a delicious breakfast. I decided to try a restaurant I’ve never been to before, and I am glad I did. The Mustard Seed Cafe has been in business since 1958, and has been a Jacksonville favorite for just as long. I made my way to...

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Breakfast at Morning Glory

  I’m a sucker for breakfast… yup that’s me. Show me an egg and I all but swoon. Offer me a kitchen that smells like eggs, pancakes and coffee and… and I’m a kid again. My mom is the culprit..she’s scarred me for life. Home-made Saturday morning breakfasts like ‘picture pancakes’....

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