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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Share a Dream Mountain Meadows 55+ Community

Mountain Meadows is an award-winning 55+ retirement community in Ashland. Voted the “Best Small Active Retirement Community in America” by the National Council on Senior Housing and the National Association of Home Builders, Mountain Meadows is thoughtfully designed, solidly constructed and located on 27 acres of beautifully manicured lawns, trees...

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Moving Forward With Direct Physical Therapy

Newly relocated to the corner of Oak and Hersey, Direct Physical Therapy, LLP is one of Ashland’s favorite outpatient physical therapy clinics. Direct Physical Therapy is owned and operated by Ashland native, Scott Brown, PT, and Lance Cooper, DPT, ART. Together Scott and Lance offer their clients quality and individualized...

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Nancy Burton, L.Ac. – Helps You Reclaim Your Health

Nancy Burton, L.Ac. has spent the last seventeen years of her career helping patients achieve extraordinary healing from issues of chronic pain and fatigue to other hard to define maladies. Nancy has a knack for being able to look at the whole picture to determine the root issues. She then...

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Spirit of Shakti – More Than A Yoga Store

Spirit of Shakti is in its 9th year of business here in Ashland. Located in the Ashland Yoga Center at the corner of 4th and A Street, Spirit of Shakti is one of the communities best kept secrets for finding all the cutest yoga and lifestyle apparel. Recently, the store...

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