Entries by Shields Bialasik

Rogue Rock Gym, Creating a Foothold in The Community

Local rock climbers know the Rogue Rock Gym as the Rogue Valley’s premier indoor climbing facility and as a fabulous place to get in shape and have fun with climbers of all types. Providing professional instruction, group events and parties, kids climbing programs, fitness equipment and more, the Rogue Rock Gym is a great place to […]

Lilly Baty, LMT, LFT Therapeutic Massage & Skin Care

Lilly Baty has been in the skin care profession for 31 years, and practicing therapeutic massage for 30 years. Her love for bodywork came after she was injured in a serious auto accident. She received daily bodywork treatments and believes it was the key to her complete recovery. Lilly approaches her work with compassion, sensitivity, […]

Coleman Creek Construction Mini-Split Heating & Cooling Installations

For almost 16 years, Coleman Creek Construction has been taking care of all your construction and remodeling needs. In a 2013 interview we featured the ambitious restoration projects being done by Coleman Creek in Ashland’s Railroad District. In today’s interview we will learn about the ductless mini-split heating, cooling, and ventilation (HVAC) branch of Coleman Creek […]

Blue Toba

Celebrating their one-year anniversary this past October, Blue Toba is definitely here to stay! The first and only true blue authentic Indonesian food for hundreds of miles, Chef Birong Hutabarat brings the depth of unique flavor and culture to the valley, hand crafted with leaves, pods and spices only found in Indonesia.   Located on […]

Blue Giraffe Day Spa, 15 Years- Thank You Ashland!

Located in downtown Ashland, the Blue Giraffe Spa and Salon is celebrating its 15th year in business. Originally founded by Jimmy and Trisha Kolker and now under the management and co-ownership of JoAnne DeRoo, The Blue Giraffe ranks as one of the top spas for locals and tourists alike to enjoy a variety of services. With a […]

The Tile & Stone Design Center

Conveniently located at 552 “A” Street in the Historic Railroad District, The Tile & Stone Design Center is your one-stop shop for all your tile and stone needs. Owned and operated by Trevor Hayes, The Tile & Stone Design Center has served the Rogue Valley for more than 25 years. We headed downtown recently to speak […]

Repatterning For Your Brain and Body

In this interview, local Feldenkrais practitioner Moondance Forest, M.Ed. talks to us about the Feldenkrais Method® and how it can bring a sense of grace in movement and a sense of wellbeing as we advance in age. Moondance, thanks so much for speaking with us today. Please tell about your background and how you became […]

Tony Bonsell, Euro-Mek- Foreign Auto Repair

In 1974, Tony Bonsell moved to Ashland, Oregon with his young family to open Euro-Mek, a full-service auto mechanic shop. 42 years ago there were only two mechanics in Ashland, and nearly the same amount of traffic lights. Traffic was light, but Ashland loves their foreign cars, which is exactly what Tony specialized in. Not […]

Essential Wellness, Featuring Cafe Aroma & AromaDome

Julie Chertow is the founder and inventor of the AromaDome®, an enclosure that looks like a pop-up tent, and is used to contain the mist and molecules of Young Living Therapeutic Grade essential oils while they are diffused into this clever personal-sized dome. It took Julie 9 years, experimenting with different prototypes and chemical-free fabrics, […]

Delaine Due Second Generation Shaklee

In an effort to help Delaine’s mother improve her quality of life, 43 years ago Delaine’s father slipped an organic cleanser, Shaklee’s Basic H, into Delaine’s mother’s bath. A dedicated junk food junkie, Doris Due was not in the best of health. Delaine’s father, on the other hand, was raised on an organic farm. Doris […]

Dyan Lane & DeAnna Sickler

The results are in, and 2015 surpassed all previous years on record for DeAnna Sickler & Dyan Lane, Real Estate Brokers at John L. Scott in Southern Oregon. The team hit their full stride, pulling in more than 52.9 million dollars in real estate sales. Not only did they double their previous years closings, they […]

Jade Mountain Medicine

Located at 190 Oak Street, Jade Mountain Medicine is happy to announce the addition of their newest team member Chris VanderPluym L.Ac.. Originally from southern Illinois, Chris moved to Ashland in search of like-minded community and a new home. Always passionate about learning, Chris stood apart as the student who asked frequent questions and went […]

Josh Sommers, Audio and Video Solutions

Next time you’re struggling to connect your home electronic devices, whether it’s audio or video systems, make sure to give Josh Sommers a call. For the past eight years now, Josh has been helping people literally get untangled in their current setups. Josh can help you properly install & set up your new audio and […]

Courtney Dukelow, Embodying Your Luminous Self

Healer, mystic, mentor, guide, body and energy worker Courtney Dukelow has spent her entire adult life on a spiritual path which has led her around the world. From India to Brazil, Peru to Ashland. Courtney has received over 4000 hours of training in a wide range of healing modalities including craniosacral, body-centered therapy, somatic spiritual […]

Ashland Automotive

Zach Edwards of Ashland Automotive has made a business of going above and beyond, in order to exceed his customer’s expectations. It’s not about offering a quick fix, but rather, a correct fix that keeps both driver and car safe for the long run. In our last interview we discussed the success that Ashland Automotive […]

Rogue World Music

This is a dynamic opportunity for children to learn choral singing and cultural awareness through a world music choir. Hi Shaun & Jenifer, thanks for speaking with us today to do this interview. You have some exciting news today. Please tell us about it. The Rogue World Choristers is a new program in which children […]

Hello Ashland, NAPA’s New Auto Parts Store

Celebrating 90 years in 2015, the National Automotive Parts Association, “NAPA,” was founded to meet America’s growing need for an effective auto parts distribution system. NAPA has been the industry leader ever since and an invaluable partner in the flow of parts from manufacturers to NAPA Auto Parts stores. Today, 91% of do-it-yourself customers recognize […]

Shepherd’s Dream

Located in the Railroad Arts District of Ashland, Oregon, the 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 and natural solid wood bedroom furniture.  Shepherd’s Dream began as the work of Eliana Jantz […]

Kacie Flegal D.C. Your Family’s Go-To Chiropractor

Introducing Dr. Kacie Flegal, an essential resource and health advocate for families across the Rogue Valley. With advanced training in pre/post natal care and pediatrics, Dr. Kacie’s practice is centered around encouraging and supporting proper nervous system function and development. She has witnessed that if the nervous system is free of interference caused by spinal […]

Hilltop Music Shop- Instruments With Soul

Introducing the Hilltop Music Shop, your community music store and a musician’s dream come true. Hilltop comes equipped with friendly and knowledgeable staff, a wide array of quality, unique, and rare instruments, and abundant supplies – all at great prices. You will also find music lessons, instrument repair, jam sessions and just an overall friendly […]

Dancing People Company Presents “Call Back the Sun”

This winter holiday, make sure to mark your calendars and attend Dancing People Company’s 10th Annual “Call Back The Sun” Winter Solstice Performance and Community Dance. We spoke with Robin Stiehm, founder and artistic director of Dancing People Company to learn more about their upcoming show. Robin, thanks for speaking with us today. To begin, […]

Ashland Institute of Massage- Now Enrolling For 2016

Ever play with the idea of becoming a massage therapist? Now is the time! Job opportunities abound in this rapidly growing field. Massage professionals are finding themselves highly valued as team players in both mainstream and alternative health care. Massage of the 21st century is a whole different ball game than that of the stereotypical […]

Oregon Cabaret Theatre- The Best Is Yet To Come

Get ready for another great season of all new performances, fresh energy and excitement brought to you by the Oregon Cabaret Theatre! In this interview, we speak with Managing Director Rick Robinson and Artistic Director Valerie Rachelle about their sell-out performances of Cabaret, featuring a ten-member cast and three musicians. To date this was the […]

Ashland Artisan Emporium Turns 5!

Get ready to party and save big at our annual storewide sale! Mark your calendars for November 14th! Ashland Artisan Emporium will be hosting their annual anniversary party and storewide sale. For one day only, they will be taking 15% off EVERYTHING in the store! This only happens once a year, so now’s the time […]

Rev. Norma Nakai Burton, M.Div. Unity In Ashland

Unity in Ashland is a community that honors all spiritual paths. “We call it omni-faith,” says Reverend Norma Nakai Burton. “We lovingly support personal growth and healing of the mind, body and spirit while drawing from New Thought teachings and world religions. We also draw upon the Journey to Completion shadow integration work.” The Journey […]

Mary Ehlers

What are you looking for in massage therapy? Relief from shoulder, hip, lower back or neck aches and pains? Increased range of motion? Ease of movement? Freedom from restrictions that limit your activities? Deep relaxation? You may ask for deep tissue work or a lighter touch. You may need concentrated work in one or two […]

Mail Stop

Ship Early – Bring It In – Get It Done Conveniently located in the Market of Choice Shopping Center, the Mail Stop fulfills all your shipping and postal needs faster and with less hassle. The Mail Stop offers complete FedEx Ship Center services and is a U.S. Postal Service authorized agent. Nearly three hundred private […]

Garrison’s Great People – Great Business!

Everywhere I go it seems like I keep hearing about Garrison’s. Garrison’s Mattress Gallery, Garrison’s Furniture Gallery, and now Garrison’s The OC (Outlet Center). It’s on the radio, on TV, online, in print, and right here in the LocalsGuide. Garrison’s has placed itself everywhere, exceeding customer expectations, offering great products at great prices, giving back to […]