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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 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 […]

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 Rogue Valley, we have a […]

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 couple that came in nearly […]

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 the farm started About six […]

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 hurt matters either. Billy Harto, […]

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” for my exam. For the […]

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 the décor is country family […]

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 control that have adversely affected […]


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 personal delivery from the bondage […]

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. [img]http://www.localsguide.com/file/pic/gallery/2476.jpg[/img] The night was a frenzy of people trying to make their way from table to table, trying to see how much wine, […]

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 the cafe around 10:00am, and […]

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’. You know the kind;  The ones […]

No Country for Old Men

  Do you like violent movies? I don’t. I absolutely detest the whole idea of the new genre of violence in movies such as Saw, Hostel, and other horror movies so dubbed ‘Torture Porn’. In fact such movies make me question the nature of the audiences that populate the seats of theaters nationwide, and their […]

INTI Tacos y mas

Thanks to Locals Guide I was able to enjoy dinner out with my loving husband this fine evening, and I have to say it was quite the satisfactory experience. We’d never been to Inti before, and our overall impression was favorable. Inti is located in Talent, right next door to Petals and Ink on the main street through […]

Sugar High — March

Hippoty Hoppity it’s Easter time! Kids are anxiously awaiting the Easter Bunny and the various treats and goodies he will bring on Easter morning: Jelly beans, chocolates, marshmallow confections and, of course, chocolate rabbits. Since kids take the spotlight on Easter, adults can forget that there are yummy alternatives to the run of the mill […]

A Century of Women

I come from a small 4 generation family of amazing women. The matriarch of which is 93 and still sharp as a tack. She is ailing now though, she fell and broke her hip during a visit to Austin to visit her grand-daughter and new great grandaughter. (yes, she flew from Ohio by herself..and was […]

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Wondering where to take your special someone for Valentine’s Day this year? Maybe you and some friends just want to enjoy great food? For most people, the day includes a romantic dinner at a romantic location. Here are three places that have great food, great ambiance and great sweets! Whether you’re sharing a romantic meal […]

Karaoke List

Chadwick’s Pub & Sports Bar        2300 Biddle Rd, Medford                    770-1234                            Fri & Sat after comedy night ~10:00pm – 2:00am         Rumors Karaoke Lounge1206 N Riverside Ave, Medford779-57777 nights a week starting at 9:00pm Tally Ho Lounge1212 S Pacific Hwy, Talent535-6061Fri – Sun 9:00pm […]

Tech N9ne Rap

Listen up homies, while I spin a short rhyme, about Luni, Cool Nutz, and a group called Tech N9ne, You see I saw them in Ashland just the other night, they rocked the whole crowd and got them feelin’ all right DJ Jim was spinning records, Tech N9ne was spittin’ fire, they alluded to the […]

Ask A Master

Ask A Master     by Master Chae Song Mun   “Master Mun, I was wondering, what is the difference between the different martial arts (i.e. Taekwondo, Karate, etc.)?” – tt_frog, Ashland Master Mun (MM): Great question, Frog! Each of the original martial arts came as a result of necessity and geography. Taekwondo, for example, […]