Upcoming Events:

Nail Clip Day We teamed up with Land of Paws for an inexpensive nail clipping day on the first Sunday of every month from 11 am to 1 pm for $7. The next nail clinic is on December 3rd.  Aloe Vera Benefits •  Vitamins & Minerals: Aloe contains a wide...

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Christmas

It’s December.  And, whether you like it or not, that means you’re going to hear a lot of Christmas music, see a lot of commercialism, and receive a card or two in the mail.  Capitalism has shifted much of the focus of Christmas away from Christ and toward buying gifts...

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One Size Does Not Fit All

We’ve all heard it: The definition of insanity – doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. As individuals, what happens when we hurt ourselves – do we keep doing our usual routine hoping in time we will heal?  How far down the path of injury do...

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Holiday Mood

Holiday lights, decorations, and music set the mood for this special season, as does food. What you eat through out the holiday season determines to a great extent if you are happy, energized, calm and relaxed, or aggravated, fatigued, overwhelmed and irritable. Meals and snacks eaten during this busy time...

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A Move in Your Future?

Another year is coming to a close and a bright new year is on the near horizon.  For some this has been a year of challenges and, for others, a year of celebrations.  For some, it is the year they have been planning for most of their life – the...

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Aerobic Base Training

Aerobic Base Training – The Most Important Exercise You’re Missing? Pushing weight is fun! Then there is interval training – pushing and resting, again and again, feels great. Once you get into the groove of pushing your body, it makes you smile with the joyful physicality of it. Then there...

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Use of ART® to Treat Knee Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a common condition that causes pain in the knee joint. This is a degenerative condition where the articular (surrounding) cartilage of the knee joint gradually breaks down. Osteoarthritis of the knee is characterized by: • Morning stiffness • Swelling • Pain • Decreased range of motion In addition,...

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Pruning Is Design

Aesthetic Pruners see the opportunity to create compositions in the garden space as we shape individual plants to work within the overall garden context. We’re most passionate about finding the essence of a tree or shrub and maximizing its expression of interesting lines. Focal point plantings shine when given this...

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What Can You do to Head Off Extinction?

Yes, that’s a tall order. We are talking about 7.6 billion human beings and 8.7 million other species, give or take a million or so. Each of us is an infinitesimal speck on the web of terrestrial life. Individually, we don’t have much influence. Yet your consciousness makes a difference....

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Authenticity

In our never-ending pursuit to be the best versions of ourselves, we find ourselves focused more and more on the importance of authenticity. In a day and age where people can take on the persona of just about anybody they want, we find it even more valuable when we find...

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Heirs, Beneficiaries and Trustees

Heir.  Beneficiary.  Personal Representative.  Trustee.  Often used interchangeably, they can cause confusion at best, real issues, at worst.  Understanding the difference is important, both in the creation of the estate plan and in its administration.  In this two-part series, I will define them and then apply them in specific examples. ...

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The Days of Yore…

I shudder to think of the climbing gear I started out with many years ago. My tree saddle was a reconstituted P.G.& E. lineman’s belt with a chunk of 3/4” poly plus 3 strand rope butt-spliced and a couple bowlines tied in for leg loops! A cast non-locking horse hitch...

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Port Ganache Squares

Branson’s Chocolates is debuting a new chocolate just in time for the holidays—Port Ganache Squares. We start with our delicious semi-sweet chocolate and local cream, stir in a heavy drizzle of port, let it set, and then dip it all over again in that rich semi-sweet chocolate that you love....

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Estate Planning For Pets

We love our pets. We groom them, bathe them, feed them, make sure they have plenty of exercise, recreation, and relaxation (as if that’s necessary). Last year alone $60 billion was spent on pet care in the United States. In modern America, Fluffy and Fido are part of the family....

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Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission (APRC)

Our WinterSpring PlayGuide, formerly the Rec Guide, will hit mailboxes in mid-December. Programs in the WinterSpring PlayGuide will run late December, 2017 through May, 2018. Check out our digital guide at AshlandParksandRec.org. The digital guide has direct registration links for ALL classes that require registration. If you are interested in...

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Can “Stuckness” be Brain-Based?

Since receiving Neurofeedback with the customized approaches we use at Ashland Neurofeedback & Therapy, many clients have realized that the source of their difficulties was poor brain function. If you think about it, everything is processed and mediated through the brain, so why not consider the brain first to solve...

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Holiday Poinsettias

As December approaches we’ll finish up the final shipping out of our poinsettias.  They began showing signs of color in early October with each variety being slightly different in its timing and color.  At this point they’re all in full color and size and a spectacular sight to see.  We’ve...

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Happy Holidays from the Co-op

You made it through Thanksgiving! And now the holiday crescendo is upon us. Celebrate with us! And while you do, extend your circle of giving to some worthy organizations before the year ends. We make it easy. Just tell your cashier that your would like to donate to one of...

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Winter Driving

For many of us, holiday travel is fast approaching. We’ll soon pack our cars, pour a thermos of coffee, download our audiobooks, and go the distance to spend time with our loved ones. The drive can be a fun part of the vacation, so long as we’re prepared. I was...

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Season’s Greetings!

As we wrap up another year, all of us at the Emporium want to say THANK YOU to the hundreds of people that are either vendors or have shopped with us this past year. The many people involved with this organization are committed to bolstering the local economy and fostering...

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Winter Riding with Electric Bikes

If you’ve been reading my articles here in the LocalsGuide you know that I view electric bikes as legitimate alternative transportation more so than just-for-fun, next-generation bicycles. Don’t misunderstand; I’m all about the fun factor – and its huge! – but there’s so much more to this e-bike picture. Ask...

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CrossFit Inconceivable

Greetings Ashland!  We are excited to introduce CrossFit Inconceivable – a community dedicated to health and fitness for all.  Playfully named for a famous phrase from the movie Princess Bride, we hope to open the conversation about what CrossFit can mean for you, your family and this community – true love for...

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Removing Barriers to Care: The Cost of Dentistry

I’ve written this before but there are three things that are barriers to care for patients today. The common barriers are fear, time, and finances. We at Jones Family Dental have solutions for the phobic patients where we utilize various techniques including sedation to improve patient experience. We offer modified...

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Music for Autumn: Chuck Bramlet

Please tell us a little about yourself. I was born in Los Angeles, but spent most of my childhood in Brigham City, Utah.  I was an early music junkie, going into an OCD trance, rocking and seated ear-level in front of my parents Stromberg-Carlson record player, devouring everything from Western...

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Importance of ADHC

As an estate planning and elder law specialist, I feel it safe to say that no matter how many specific things we list in our Advance Directives, we will not be able to account for every possible end-of-life scenario that could arise.  What we can do is add as much...

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Don’t Lose Your Benefits

According to the National Association of Dental Plans, approximately 77% of Americans had dental benefits in 2016.  Most of these individuals obtain dental benefits through their employment while some receive benefits through groups such as AARP or as part of a medical plan.  Those with dental benefits are more likely...

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Genetic Testing

There is much buzz these days about genetic testing and its’ promise to provide answers for the many complex and chronic illnesses that are often difficult to diagnose and tend to respond poorly to care. Genetic testing can be profoundly useful as a clinical tool, given certain caveats. These tests...

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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...

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Savina Cirelli L’Unica Skin Care & Sugaring

L’Unica skin care & Sugaring studio is located in Talent, Oregon and is an Eminence Certified “Green Spa”. Owner and licensed Aesthetician Savina Cirelli believes in the importance of self-care and strives to provide a tranquil and peaceful environment. L’Unica is the perfect setting for ultimate relaxation and pampering. Savina absolutely LOVES what she...

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