Author Archives: Shields Bialasik

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Celebrating New Beginnings for Agave

By Carol Brown Agave has thrived for ten years in the Ashland restaurant scene, mostly in small quarters on North Main Street.  Now this amazing Mexican restaurant has relocated to a new location on Granite Street. The seating is three times as large as the prior location and there is...

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People’s Art – Delaine Due, Art Therapist

When I met with Delaine Due recently to catch up and hear about the exciting new developments in her thriving art therapy practice here in Ashland, she was busy studying for a Board Certification exam.  By the time this interview goes to print she will have taken the exam and...

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BrainJoy – The Rogue Valley’s First Neuro Wellness Center

In 2011, along with her husband Mark, Kathleen Kellenbeck co-founded BrainJoy, offering NeurOptimal® Sessions and Neuro Nutrition coaching to clients overcoming addictions, stress, sleeplessness, eating issues, chronic pain, deep sadness, post-traumatic stress, anxiousness, learning challenges, brain injury, struggling with memory loss and other life challenges. Clients also come to BrainJoy...

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Thirty Years at Willow-Witt Ranch

Willow-Witt Ranch is located on 440 acres in the Cascade Mountains 12 miles east of Ashland.  Nestled in a magical hidden valley, the farm provides a wide variety of agritourism and farm stay opportunities that have achieved national recognition. Settle down any season in the Farm House Studio or the...

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Call Rhonda – I Specialize in People

If you have purchased or sold a home in Ashland within the last 30 years then it goes without saying that you have probably heard of Rhonda Lewis. She is one of the town’s most recognizable and long term realtors. When it comes to real estate everyone knows to “Call...

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J. Austin Coin & Jewelry – Andrea & Mark Hutto

It takes many years of hard work, dedication and customer care to build a successful business. Running a coin and jewelry store here in Ashland, Oregon has been no exception for local owners Andrea and Mark Hutto. With a key emphasis placed upon building trust as well as careful and...

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IKUSA – SEO & Marketing Strategy

If you think hiring an expert is expensive, wait until you hire an amateur! WARNING – READ THIS INTERVIEW: – If you are the owner of a medium to large business with an important online presence. – If you work for the company described above and can share this interview...

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Raven Wood Works – Jake Hayes & Jud Olsen

For those looking for high-quality, custom woodwork for furniture, building and remodel typically only found in places such as Portland or San Francisco look no further.  With decades of experience between them, Jake Hayes and Judd Olsen of Raven Wood Works pride themselves on excellent craftsmanship and unique design not...

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Juliet Butters Doty – Unwind the Soul

Last year we introduced readers to Juliet Butters Doty, a Spiritual Body Trainer who is now an important member of our Ashland community. Juliet previously discussed her experiences of being involved in the ‘Daystar Mystery School.’  Trained and mentored by Reverend Medina Varley, a seemingly ordinary woman with extraordinary knowing,...

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Trevor Hayes – 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....

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Don Taber – Taber Electric – Connecting The Community

Don Taber has been providing residential and commercial electrical contractor services up and down the West Coast for decades. He has been involved in projects big and small from large corporations such as Mattel, Helix Electric, Boise Cascade, to small residential jobs right here in Ashland. Don loves what he...

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Holiday Treasures Abound – Lithia Artisans Market

Lithia Artisans Market is now celebrating its 30th year in Ashland. Offering locally created art and crafts of all kinds including jewelry, clothing, woodwork, and photography, the Artisans Market is a cornerstone for Ashland’s creative community. Many of the artisans have now been with the market for more than 20...

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Laz Ayala – Ridgeview Place & Meadowbrook Park

Long term Rogue Valley resident, entrepreneur and developer Laz Ayala is the creative force behind two new housing developments happening in Ashland, Ridgeview Place and Meadowbrook Park.  Ridgeview Place at 31 North Mountain Street is comprised of 12 contemporary town homes and located just steps from the railroad district, schools...

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The Mail Stop – Loran Faudree

Conveniently located in the Market of Choice Shopping Center, The Mail Stop fulfills all your shipping and postal needs faster and with less hassle.  From FedEx to UPS, USPS to Private Mailboxes, The Mail Stop can help you get your packages shipped quickly and easily and without the long lines...

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Ron & Donna Bergquist – Callahan’s Mountain Lodge

Callahan’s Mountain Lodge is located just south of the I-5 Siskiyou Summit at the Mount Ashland Exit 6, and is owned and operated by Ron and Donna Bergquist. Originally founded nearly 70 years ago in 1947, Callahan’s Lodge is a self-reliant lodging and hospitality resort hosting 19 rooms, a full...

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Vaping Kicks Ash At The Green Dragon Vapor Company

Newly opened downtown, the Green Dragon Vapor Company of Ashland has the widest selection of E-Juices, Mods, Tanks & other gadgets to help you quit smoking.    Hitting the markets about ten years ago, E-cigarettes and vaping (the act of inhaling a vapor with nicotine and/or flavors) has grown to...

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