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Casey P. Roland Tree Care

The toughest part about Casey P. Roland’s job is not climbing to dizzying heights to care for majestic trees throughout Southern Oregon. These days, the hardest part for Casey is figuring out how to find enough hours in the day to schedule the long list of clients waiting to utilize...

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Manzanita home+flower+gifts… The Best of Both

Flower Tyme on the Plaza and Manzanita on Main have merged to create a new store now known as Manzanita…home+flowers+gifts.  Located in the long-time location of Flower Tyme at 55 N. Main Street in Ashland, the new shop is a blend of the best of both.  Flower Tyme, owned by...

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Ashland Veterinary Hospital

Ashland Veterinary Hospital was the first veterinary hospital in Ashland. Originally founded in 1954, the hospital is set back on a spacious 1 acre plot from Ashland street and next to Umpqua bank and Walker Avenue. Ashland Veterinary Hospital is owned by Dr. Stephen Tesluk and his wife Susan Farrell....

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Janie Chandler – Energy Medicine Now

Energy medicine combines wisdom from modern science with ancient tradition, and can be understood as the process of organizing and balancing the subtle, life force energies within a person. We take care of our physical bodies, but we also have energy bodies that require attention for vitality to occur. In...

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Agave – Mexican Restaurant – Fresh, Simple, & Delicious

Agave has thrived for twelve years in the Ashland restaurant scene located at 5 Granite Street. Agave offers bountiful seating including a private outdoor patio. Agave’s mission statement is “where art meets food.” This commitment to great food is demonstrated by all of the food being prepared on the premises...

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KG Stiles The Essential Oils Complete Reference Guide Over 250 Recipes for Natural Wholesome Aromatherapy

Local author, metaphysical consultant and international educator KG Stiles has just completed her first traditionally published book entitled The Essential Oils Complete Reference Guide. She’s sold 10s of thousands of ebooks through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks and other online vendors, but that all changed when she attracted the attention...

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Rock Band Camp

The long days of summer are right around the corner and that means no school! Free time to lounge around the house, swim at the lake and of course attend 1452 Foundry’s Rock Band Camp located in Bonanza Oregon! Where’s that you ask?  Bonanza is located 85 miles east of...

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Ashland Greenhouses Celebrates 10 Years of Inspiration!

Now celebrating its 10th year of inspired farming, Ashland Greenhouses plays an important role in keeping Ashland beautiful. With over 31 greenhouses growing more than a million annuals and vegetables, 70,000 perennials, 7,000 hanging baskets and 10,000 poinsettias, local owners Kelly & Ben Brainard make sure to meet all the...

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The Leela School Waking Up From the Trance of Suffering

Located in Ashland, Oregon, The Leela School is an educational non-profit (501c3) dedicated to world peace and freedom through universal self-realization. The school is the training arm of the Leela Foundation started by Ashland resident Eli Jaxon-Bear in 1996. The foundation offers retreats and trainings locally as well as in...

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Rogue World Music Building Community & Cultural Awareness

Rogue World Music, an Ashland non-profit arts and culture organization, builds community and cultural awareness through performance, education, and participation. RWM’s past Board President Dee Fretwell interviewed new Executive Director Val Rogers about the organization’s evolution and future direction. Val, the board of Rogue World Music is thrilled to have...

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Train Your Brain Faster with Microcurrent

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 more quickly and efficiently with Micro Current Neurofeedback and other customized...

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Southern Oregon True Health

Now celebrating 5 years of service here in Ashland, Dr. Casey Frieder is excited to invite you to his clinic’s Spring Open House Celebration on Sat, April 15th. Everyone is welcome to stop by and hear Dr. Casey perform with his marimba band Rutendo, while enjoying good food, company and...

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Rollins Family Health – Supporting Body, Mind & Spirit

Rollins Family Health Care decided to include aesthetic skin treatments as one of their services after years of requests from patients. Dr. Jani Rollins was familiar with Miranda Briggs’ extensive experience as an aesthetician and approached her last year with the idea of offering state-of-the-art aesthetic care to patients.  She...

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Ashland Supportive Housing – Serving Ashland Since 1981

Formed in 1981 by a small group of parents looking for a better life for their adult children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Ashland Supportive Housing and Community Outreach (ASH) was founded on the principles of respect, dignity and compassion for all people regardless of their abilities. Now in its...

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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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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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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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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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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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Tech Savvy Sofia Delivers Solutions – Makes You Smile

Providing on-site and remote computer support, training, and education, Sofia Roper offers a three-in-one computer support service that delivers solutions and puts a smile on her clients’ face. From setting up and synchronizing your computer with a Smartphone, connecting a printer, email setup, backup routines, iPads and basic computer navigation....

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