Entries by Shields Bialasik

Lance Cooper, DPT, ART, Direct Physical Therapy

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 streets, Direct Physical Therapy assists clients with all physical therapy needs ranging from postoperative rehabilitation to sports performance.  Lance’s personal specialty is treating clients using Active […]

Dr. Mark Force – Treating the Root Not the Symptom

Introducing Dr. Mark Force, a chiropractic physician recently relocated to Ashland from Scottsdale, Arizona. With over 30 years of practice Dr. Force has helped thousands of patients heal from chronic illness. With a specialization in natural and functional health care, Dr. Force’s approach is to help restore our innate capacity to heal and to be […]

Canopy LLC – The Care of Trees

The locally owned tree care company, Canopy LLC, specializes in all things trees. With its team of experienced arborists, the Canopy crew brings a deep sense of connectedness with all things rooted in the ground spending each day doing what they truly love.  Canopy is committed to delivering skilled and passionate care to trees in […]

Posh Organics – Skincare, Boutique, Spa

Posh Organics is an Organic Spa and Retail Store located in downtown Ashland that carries a variety of organic skin care cosmetics and hair products.  It is locally owned by mother and daughter team Jeanne Walcher, and daughter, Alicia Walcher Croft.  All products at Posh Organics are carefully selected for purity, potency and freshness.  Skin […]

Ashland Automotive Inc. The “Go-To” Auto Shop in Ashland!

Over the past nine years, Ashland Automotive has earned the reputation as Ashland’s “go-to” auto shop. With a steadfast dedication to customer service, and excellence in maintenance and repair, Ashland Automotive exemplifies the best in local business. In today’s interview we speak with local owner Zach Edwards to learn more about the company as well […]

Shepherd’s Dream Has Moved to Downtown Ashland!

Newly relocated to 42 East Main Street in Ashland, Shepherd’s Dream showroom offers a full line of natural wool bedding and natural mattresses including the all-wool bed, organic latex mattresses, mattress toppers, comforters, pillows, a variety of organic sheeting, natural solid wood bedroom furniture, organic pajamas, wool socks and clothing and other natural bedroom comforts. […]

Ashland Colon Hydrotherapy, Celebrating 13 Years in Southern Oregon

Colon Hydrotherapy is a safe, gentle, and effective cleansing process that removes waste from the large intestines by introducing warm, filtered water into the colon through sanitary, single-use tubing. The three key actions for colon hydrotherapy are 1) hydrate the intestines by safely and comfortably deliver water to irrigate the colon, 2) activate peristalsis of […]

Rogue World Ensemble – Heads South with Ballet Folklorico!

Locals Guide talked with Val Rogers, Executive Director of Rogue World Music, and Victoria Snow Mountain, Founding Director of Ballet Folklorico, about their upcoming performance. Val, you’ve been Rogue World Music’s Executive Director for about a year now. How’s it going? Val: It’s going great! We’re continuing to widen the circle of collaboration with other […]

Silverwood Designs – Aesthetic Pruning

Silverwood Designs, owned & operated by Jule Silverwood, is now based in Ashland! Jule has a BS in Horticulture, is certi?ed both as an Arborist and an Aesthetic Pruner. Passionate about shaping plants and designing gardens since 1980, Jule’s experience has ranged geographically from Portland to the SF Bay Area. She sees a garden as […]

CrossFit Inconceivable – Ashland’s Premiere Health & Fitness Community

Introducing CrossFit Inconceivable. Founded by husband and wife, Lebeau Potgieter and Amelia Bueche, CrossFit Inconceivable was created with a mission of finding the best health for self, family and community along the journey toward fitness. The 6000-square foot gym is conveniently located at 255 Helman Street, sharing entrance with FlipSide Studio on the Hersey Street side of […]

Wild Fern Natural Health, The Health Care You Deserve

Wild Fern Natural Health, founded by Dr. Brigid Crowe in 2010, is making quite a name for itself as Ashland’s preferred naturopathic clinic. Not long after moving to the current location at 64 N. 3rd St. in downtown Ashland, Dr. Brigid expanded the Wild Fern Natural Health team to include Dr. Christina Caselli, ND, and […]

Your Source for Coins, Jewelry, Gold, Silver, Bitcoin, Diamonds and Much More

Now celebrating their 7th year in Ashland, J. Austin & Company has distinguished themselves as Ashland’s Premier Gold and Silver Bullion dealers. Offering competitive pricing with a vast depth of numismatic knowledge, the company works with locals from all around the region. They are an internationally renowned diamond brokerage registered on Dun & Bradstreet and […]

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 Casey’s tree care services. Now […]

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 LouAnn David, has been a […]

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. Ashland Veterinary Hospital provides free […]

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 this month’s interview I speak […]

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 daily and fresh, from chips […]

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 of well-known literary agent, Marilyn […]

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 Ashland tucked in around the […]

Ashland Electric Bikes, Ten Years and Riding Strong!

One of the best things for me in owning the LocalsGuide has been all of the relationships I have been able to form with my clients. They come to LocalsGuide as a way of reaching and sharing with the community. They share their dreams and visions and we assist them in building relationships and marketing […]

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 needs of Ashland’s green thumbs […]

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 Europe, Australia and New Zealand. […]

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 you as our first Executive […]