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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Upcoming Events

First Friday Join us on November 3rd for 1st Friday’s Art Walk from 5pm to 8pm. We are hosting Ommy, a local artist.  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...

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ADD ADHD & Micro Current Neurofeedback

ADD/ADHD is characterized by problems paying attention, excessive activity, hyper focus or difficulty controlling behavior that is not appropriate for a person’s age. For people with ADD/ADHD (or other issues) their brain “freezes” in a dysfunctional homeostasis (much like a computer freezes). This frozen state confuses or disarranges the individual’s...

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Open Enrollment is Here! November 1st – December 15th

DID YOU KNOW? FREE ENROLLMENT HELP IS AVAILABLE NOW: 541-608-1863 MOST OREGONIANS WHO SIGN UP WILL QUALIFY FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE INCOME LIMITS: FAMILY OF FOUR – $98,000 / INDIVIDUALS – $48,000 AVERAGE ASSISTANCE: $346 PER MONTH THE PENALTY FOR NOT HAVING COVERAGE HAS NOT BEEN RESCINDED OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD HAS...

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Living Trusts

You have probably heard the term “living trust.” Perhaps you have some vague notion of what it means. But could you explain it to the person sitting next to you? A living trust is an estate planning tool. In essence, it is an alternative to a will. Like a will,...

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Seasonal Support

As the weather gets colder, cold hands, feet and noses can become an issue. Cold is understandable, but painfully cold means a lack of circulation. In extreme cases extremities have a burning sensation and can turn dark or purple. The types of food you’re eating, how you’re assimilating those foods,...

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Thankful and Grateful…

This is the time of year we all pause to reflect on our friends, our lives and our families.  We look back on accomplishments, successes and even failures and consider what we have learned from our experiences.  Often there is someone that influenced a decision or a choice we made...

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Hello Ashland!

I’m Jule Silverwood, Aesthetic Pruner I’m taking root in the Ashland area after several years of familiarizing myself with the people, culture, and horticulture of the Rogue Valley—long enough to see that there is a need and appreciation for the services I offer. I love how people here value nature,...

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Doubling down on our Monument

Who ever thought that a president of the United States would bother to attack us? Who are we anyway? Southern Oregon is way out on the margins of wealth and power, much like Puerto Rico. I have a strong suspicion that, if a stray hurricane destroys our infrastructure, we will...

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The Power of Pricing

With the steady incline in home prices, we are starting to experience the ramifications of home sellers overpricing their homes and then waiting too long to make the proper adjustments. When our market started to rebound and properties in the Rogue Valley were selling at top dollar, it didn’t take...

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The Cycle of Life…

Dr. Alex Shigo (Bless you, Alex) and I were having a conversation about the “Balance of Nature” as it were, over dinner a few years back. It turns out that there is no such thing! Think about a see-saw, you know, the thing you played on as a kid, until...

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Peanut Brittle

There is something rather addicting about the salty sweetness of Peanut Brittle. One legend has it that in 1890, a Southern lady accidentally created Peanut Brittle. It is said that she was trying to make taffy but accidentally added baking soda to her pot instead of cream of tartar, which...

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