How To Maximize Your Rental Income – Tip #1

Hello Ashland!  We at Asurent Property Management are excited to be featured in the LocalsGuide, and more excited to be able to serve our community and deliver an amazing service to the property owners and investors in Ashland. If you own rental properties, you could be losing up to 40%,...

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The Scoop on Kibble

My first focus was on only raw pet food. I knew it was the most natural way animals would eat and how their systems are set up to digest food. It took me a while as I looked into more than 50 brands of dry food, taking great care in...

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Lance Cooper, DPT, ART, Direct Physical Therapy

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 streets, 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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Dr. Mark Force – Treating the Root Not the Symptom

Introducing Dr. Mark Force, a chiropractic physician recently relocated to Ashland from Scottsdale, Arizona. With over 30 years of practice Dr. Force has helped thousands of patients heal from chronic illness. With a specialization in natural and functional health care, Dr. Force’s approach is to help restore our innate capacity...

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Canopy LLC – The Care of Trees

The locally owned tree care company, Canopy LLC, specializes in all things trees. With its team of experienced arborists, the Canopy crew brings a deep sense of connectedness with all things rooted in the ground spending each day doing what they truly love.  Canopy is committed to delivering skilled and...

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Branson’s Chocolates –  Locally Owned, Locally Produced

Locally owned and locally produced Branson’s Chocolates is located at 1662 Siskiyou Boulevard in Ashland. Owned by Deena and Kevin Branson, the boutique chocolate factory has steadily grown over the past 12 years and is now processing more than 1000 lbs. of chocolate per month. With Valentine’s Day just around the...

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Posh Organics – Skincare, Boutique, Spa

Posh Organics is an Organic Spa and Retail Store located in downtown Ashland that carries a variety of organic skin care cosmetics and hair products.  It is locally owned by mother and daughter team Jeanne Walcher, and daughter, Alicia Walcher Croft.  All products at Posh Organics are carefully selected for...

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Nancy Burton, Reclaiming Our Health

Dear Readers, Once again I’d like to thank you for not only reading my articles, but sharing them with your family and friends. My purpose in writing them is to get as much information out to as many people as possible. I appreciate your help with this. Thank you for...

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How do you think of Dentistry: Service or Commodity?

We change people’s lives through dental health if you think about it. Whether improving someone whose health is suffering from pain, infection, or missing teeth, to restoring a smile lost from an accident, decay, or otherwise, it has a profound affect. I have had patients come back after these life...

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Freeing Stuck Patterns with Brain Dis-entrainment

What type of neurofeedback is IASIS Microcurrent? This technology is known as “passive neurofeedback”. Traditional neurofeedback (or active neurofeedback), uses a system of reward and the underlying principle of Operant Conditioning to retrain brainwave patterns towards a more optimal state. Passive neurofeedback is aimed at eliciting a response without the...

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Greetings Ashlanders

It’s been a beautiful winter so far.  I feel grateful to be living and working in our lovely town in the mountains. I am so happy to be meeting so many new and interesting people and to be learning so many new and interesting things. Here’s the latest in Healthcare.gov...

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Get Well Quickly

LocalsGuide: Why do patients get better so quickly at your office? Dr Heller: I’ve thought about this a lot. For one, we are committed to getting patients better as quickly as possible. This is where we start -attempting to help you get well as quickly as humanly possible. Our bottom...

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Internet Resources for Today’s Discriminating Big-Picture Thinker

Rogue Valley Metaphysical Library asked Fred Burks, the visionary behind WantToKnow.info to share some advice on how and where to find reliable alternative news on the web. Thanks for taking the time with us Fred. There are precious few news aggregators like you out there with such high standards and deep insight into...

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Living Trusts

What is a “living trust”? You’ve heard that they are a good thing. 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...

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Home is Where Your Heart Is…

A home filled with joy and family togetherness is a happy home.  A happy home is often said “where your heart is.”  So, where is your heart?  Perhaps you long to live in Ashland and maybe it is “home” to you.  Perhaps you want to be closer to your family...

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Lovely Breath for Valentines

February is the month of love. One thing that can definitely put a damper on Valentine ’s Day is chronic bad breath – Halitosis is something that mints, mouthwash or a good brushing can’t solve. Unlike “morning breath” or a strong smell that lingers after a tuna sandwich, halitosis remains...

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Inner Guide Expeditions – 2018 Summer Schedule

2018 Summer Schedule • Backpacking in California, Washington, & British Columbia • Float Plane to Remote Island and Hot Springs • Whitewater Rafting • Surf Beautiful Coastline Where do you want to go? Middle School Trips 10-day Multisport Backpacking on the PCT & Rafting on the Klamath River June 18th_27th...

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Double Down on Science

Google “Santa Rosa fire,” then click on “images.” Unthinkable, right? Now Google “Ashland, Oregon” and click on the map. Scroll along the neighborhoods at the western edge of town, where streets and homes border the forested mountainside. Do you live on Tolman Creek Road, Morninglight, Green Meadows, Crestview, Peachy or...

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Pattern Education India

Well, now that we have all made our resolutions for 2018 and are hard at work on them, I’d like to share at little about Pattern Education India.  Lisa, who used to work as a dental hygienist at our office, decided to leave and go to India in 2016.  As...

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What’s in a Name?

With the major holiday season behind us and things settling down, we find ourselves scheduling more and more listing appointments, as Sellers get prepared to list their homes. It’s a good reminder to everyone the importance of aligning yourself with the right Broker. In our opinion, it can literally make...

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Community, Collaboration and Competition

We have had a great start to 2018 at CrossFit Inconceivable with the return of members back for OSF, consistent attendance by our veterans, and a steady influx of new athletes seeking support along their journey to health on the path toward fitness. Opening seminars in the Inconceivable Wellness program...

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Importance of Advanced Health Care Directives

As an estate planning and elder law specialist, I feel it is 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...

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Money In The Bank…

When I look back on a lifetime (almost) of doing tree work, I have come to the conclusion that if everybody would take my free advice, I probably wouldn’t have a job. Well, maybe that is stretching things a bit, but I digress… If you find yourself outliving a tree...

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Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission (APRC)

Our WinterSpring PlayGuide is out… check it out at AshlandParksandRec.org. If you are interested in letting the community know about your business, contact dorinda.cottle@ashland.or.us to talk about a display ad in our Summer, 2018 guide. The Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink, located in Lithia Park at 95 Winburn Way is...

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7 Plants You Don’t Want to Miss

Our perennials, herbs and annuals are quickly becoming sized up and available for planting in your gardens.   A lot of customers are searching for something to plant in their beds or containers to help brighten up their homes.  A few go-to items are now ready and typically sellout fast,...

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Proposals Sought for 2018 Community Grants

The funding cycle for the 2018 Co-op Community Grants for nonprofit organizations begins in February. Every spring, for more than 20 years, we’ve been donating to area nonprofits through our Community Grant program. We are committed to creating healthy, sustainable  communities and this program helps us fulfil that commitment by...

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Power to the People

This month I’d like to discuss how an electric bike delivers its power. There are two methods and each has its merits. The simple way is via a manual throttle control at the handlebar. It operates like a scooter or motorcycle; twist the throttle and the bike moves forward. More...

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Miss Molly’s Dog Gone Fun #126A

MISS MOLLY’S DOG GONE FUN originally opened in 2010 as a partnership of Vicki Bamman’s Miss Molly’s Pet Services and Colleen Shannahan’s Dog Gone Fun! Molly’s Doggie Daycare facility has since closed and Colleen is focusing on dog training. But in the meantime, the demand for unique and collectible dog accoutrements continues...

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Used Car Buying Tips from Zach at Ashland Automotive Inc.

People often ask me what type of “used” car I recommend they buy, and I usually respond with a different question. “What is it you’re looking for?” Surprisingly, many of us aren’t completely sure what we’re looking for when shopping for a new or used vehicle. Do we need a...

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What’s Happening at RVML This Month

January Guest Speaker: ANDREW BASIAGO- THE ADVENT OF TIME TRAVEL & TELEPORTATION TECHNOLOGY. Following hundreds of lectures in Ashland over the past 16 years, RVML now presents our most controversial speaker ever. Andrew Basiago is best known for revealing publicly his life experiences as one of America’s first time-space explorers...

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Gratitude

As you read this missive, the planetary clock will have struck 18. Gifts will have been opened. Family will have come and gone. Perhaps you will have taken a moment to wonder: did anything good happen last year? As far as bad news is concerned, there has been plenty. I’m...

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Hazelnut Toffee

Hazelnut Toffee–those words instantly conjure up Oregon deliciousness and chocolate delight, all in two little words. At Branson’s Chocolates we love our toffee, so we dressed it up with Oregon-grown hazelnuts for a tasty start to the New Year. We melt rich creamy butter in a giant copper pot, sweeten...

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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 January 7th 2018. Mushrooms for Pets:  Mushrooms have been used for centuries in many...

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Happy New Year!

As we enter 2018, we want to thank you for the support this community has given us over the last 6 years.  We continue to grow and we are grateful for this little town and the interconnectedness woven into the fabric of this amazing community. As conscious individuals, we seek...

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Celebrate the New Year of You with CrossFit Inconceivable!

As we enter the New Year at CrossFit Inconceivable, we are expanding our offerings on the journey to health along the path toward fitness. Our physical efforts in the gym play a crucial role in the experience, but are most effective in conjunction with a comprehensive approach to wellness. Led...

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Tree Musings

There are bee trees, and Bee Bee trees. Red, White and Blue Oaks, what could be more American than that? There are Japanese Maples, Austrian Pines, Bosnian Pines, Chinese Wingnuts, Italian Alders, Mexican Oaks, and Cedars of Lebanon.. Aspirin comes from willows, and maybe because some willows can be a...

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