Bumps & Lumps

I see a lot of people with growths on their lids.  Sometimes they discover the spot themselves.  But most times they are referred to me by another eye physician for a second opinion.  A lot of these bumps and lumps are bothersome or unsightly and can be removed with a...

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The Politics of Food

During the Great Depression people were starving. The majority of farms were small family-run operations. But people couldn’t afford what farmers grew. Farms were going into foreclosure at an alarming rate. The US government stepped in. They realized that even when people could once again afford food, if enough farmers...

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Nancy Burton, L.Ac. – Reclaiming Our Health

Dear Community, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you, and everyone who’s been kind enough to let me know they appreciate my articles. Many of you have told me that you save them and send them to friends and family. Your feedback gives me incentive to keep writing...

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Scott’s Rock & Gem

Wandering off-trail in Oregon’s Siskiyou Mountains, owner Scott Blair began finding beautiful gemstones. Unknown to him at that time, he had also begun a business that would allow he and his wife Meesha to share a heartfelt connection with the natural world. Today Scott’s Rock & Gem displays an abundance...

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DeAnna Sickler & Dyan Lane – Get A Jump On The Market

“The Girls” are back in town! That’s right, recently returning from Portland, Oregon having been honored as two of the 100 Most Influential Real Estate Agents. This means that not only were they Top Producers in our state but also in the region! The team hit their full stride, pulling...

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For the Body, From the Heart

We have love-centered spa specials during the month of February for couples and singles alike! Lover’s Special • Side by side rose petal foot soak & scrub • 30 minute couple’s reflexology • complimentary champagne & Belgian chocolates in our Salt Cave Sanctuary $100/couple Luxury for One: 24K Gold Facial...

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Introducing Next-Generation Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback is catching on in the Rogue Valley!  What is all the excitement about?   Dr. Daniel Sternberg, a licensed psychologist, and his wife and business partner, Suzanne Mark, opened Ashland Neurofeedback and Therapy in March of 2016 to address many issues quickly and efficiently with Microcurrent Neurofeedback and other...

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Much to be Thankful For

With 2016 behind us, it only seems appropriate to reflect on the last year. The real estate market experienced some incredible activity and as of mid-December the Medford and Ashland John L Scott offices have closed more than $720 million for 2016. That equates to over 2,350 transactions by our...

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Steven Remington – Ashland Independent Film Festival

Steven thanks so much for speaking with us today. Please tell us a little about yourself and your background in the arts.  I studied music in high school and college, along with organizational communication. I was one of the founding board members of the Oregon Bluegrass Association in 1982, and...

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Delaine Due – Second Generation Shaklee 2017

  Last year we interviewed Delaine Due, owner of Second Generation, to learn more about her family’s unique 45 year history with Shaklee. The interview was a break from the norm as prior to Delaine’s interview all advertising had been based on word-of-mouth referral and personal networking. The interview proved...

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Direct Physical Therapy Celebrates 5 Years in Ashland!

A regular contributor and long term member of Locals Guide, Lance Cooper is the owner of Direct Physical Therapy in Ashland. Located at the corner of Hersey and Oak Street, Direct Physical Therapy assists clients with all physical therapy needs ranging from postoperative rehabilitation to sports performance. Lance’s personal specialty...

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Geos Institute – Creating Climate Change Solutions

Located in Ashland, Oregon the Geos Institute works to make human and natural communities whole in the face of climate change. They create science-based climate change solutions through three initiatives focused on forests, rivers, and communities. Climate Wise® helps local leaders and communities, Forest Legacies focuses on forest and land...

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Tech Savvy Sofia Delivers Solutions – Makes You Smile

Providing on-site and remote computer support, training, and education, Sofia Roper offers a three-in-one computer support service that delivers solutions and puts a smile on her clients’ face. From setting up and synchronizing your computer with a Smartphone, connecting a printer, email setup, backup routines, iPads and basic computer navigation....

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Flossing for Emergency Preparedness

Some will remember that in November of last year, I wrote about the Cascadia Subduction Zone and the Prepare Out Loud campaign that the American Red Cross is promoting to help Oregonians prepare. Preparedness for such events is important. And preparedness for smaller, less sensational events is also essential. For...

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Matcha Green Tea Squares

Branson’s Chocolates is beginning 2017 with introducing Matcha Green Tea Squares. Matcha powder is mixed into a white chocolate ganache, formed into squares, and then topped with a sprinkle of matcha powder. According to many studies, matcha tea makes this a sweet treat loaded with benefits: L-Theanine, an amino acid...

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We…Own it! Run it! Love it!

Today’s retirees differ, in many ways, from retirees 20 to 30 years ago. Retirees today are still desiring to stay active in both mind and body and many continue working part time. For many, work was demanding but, yet, rewarding. Many owned or operated their own business or were high...

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Paccheri with Onion, Guanciale and Ricotta

Most people naturally think of tomato sauce for pastas.  I have a friend who is very allergic to tomatoes and this pasta is filling, different and satisfying.   We just happened to have all of this on hand one night for a dinner.  Our guests were pleasantly surprised.   Paccheri means...

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Happy New Year to All!

Healthcare.gov Open Enrollment Continues Until January 31, 2017 Did you miss the December 15 deadline? No worries! There is still time to enroll for coverage, but you must complete your application process no later than January 31, 2015. Concerned about a Lapse in Coverage? If you did not your enrollment...

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Planning for New Beginnings

2017 is here. A fresh start, a clean slate, a chance to do everything right. An opportunity to implement New Year’s resolutions, and to think about all of the things you want to accomplish in 2017, the places you want to go, the relationships you want to improve, the ways...

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Wolf OR-7 And His Young Pack

The day following Thanksgiving was solo time to head into the woods to camp and track, wandering freely. My dog Taru and I found ourselves on the leading edge of a large storm with dropping temperatures and heavy rain. Holy smokes, is that a wolf track, right there in the...

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“Why Are You Crying?”

Watery eyes can cause a lot of embarrassment.  Well meaning people may ask if you are sad or upset.  Nothing is wrong… except you don’t know why your eye is misbehaving.  Constant wetness on the skin can make it crack and hurt because tears are very different from water.  Tears...

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Let’s Talk Real Estate – What Women Want

This may sound like an article in Cosmo but it’s not…, it is a male realtor’s point of view after years of showing couples homes and observing what women tend to focus on vs. men. The National Association of Realtors say women account for 85% of the home purchase, so...

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Still Time for the Garden

It’s not too late and it’s not too early. Some of our most common questions are regarding whether or not it’s too early or late to plant something in the garden.  Although January can sometimes be a tricky month, depending on temperature fluctuations, we often have mild enough weather to...

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Stay Healthy and Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

Your health is precious, especially in the cold winter months. The Wellness Staff at Ashland Food Co-op can be a great resource to help you protect and enhance your health and wellbeing all year long. Here are some of their favorite Winter remedies for nourishing your body this cold and...

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Personal Loan Guarantee

Now the cats were in their element. They were going to use someone else’s money (PeeWee’s) and property (the Jackrabbit’s) to go into business. They just needed to borrow about $30,000 to meet their start up expenses, but without tax returns they would need a co-borrower to guarantee payment in...

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Reverse Facial Aging without Surgery

As we age, we may notice a sagging around our jawline, chin, neck, and eye area. This is due to the atrophy and elongation of our facial muscles as well as a sharp drop in production of collagen and elastin. For those who’d prefer not to go under the knife,...

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A Re-Introduction to Dr Brandon White 

I was looking through some of our early advertising and came across the first spot we ran in the Locals Guide (next to this column!). I came to the somewhat awkward realization that I’ve spent the last 3 years introducing our practice and staff but very little time introducing my...

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Self-Care for Whole Health

The essence of Whole Health Education is self-care. The true foundation of health is to know oneself and from that center, the desire for self-care is cultivated. Whole Health Coaching allows you to see and understand the aspects of your life which work together in either creating health and vitality...

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Health Tips

Drinking Enough Water: Our bodies are made up mostly of water, so drinking enough each day is essential. Many people have trouble drinking water this time of year because when they drink water they opt for ice water, or chilled water from a refrigerator dispenser. These will cool or chill...

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Thou Shalt Not Top Thy Tree…

What is the definition of “topping” a tree? Among various circles among the arboricultural community, the term “topping” could be interpreted in a few different ways. In general, none of the examples given sound like it is a good thing to do to your tree. If you do a Google...

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Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission (APRC)

View all of our WINTER programs at AshlandParksandRec.org. Our easy-to-use digital guide has direct registration links for ALL classes that require registration. If you would like to receive a hardcopy of the guide, complete our online request form at ashland.or.us/MailMyGuide or call us at 541.488.5340. We would also be happy...

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