Ashland Automotive Inc. The “Go-To” Auto Shop in Ashland!

Over the past nine years, Ashland Automotive has earned the reputation as Ashland’s “go-to” auto shop. With a steadfast dedication to customer service, and excellence in maintenance and repair, Ashland Automotive exemplifies the best in local business. In today’s interview we speak with local owner Zach Edwards to learn more...

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Heirs, Beneficiaries and Trustees

In my last article, I defined “Heir”, “Beneficiary”, “Personal Representative”, and “Trustee.”  These terms can be confusing in the abstract – my hope is using them in examples will help clarify what each means and how it fits into the context of an estate plan. When George Jetson died, he...

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Shepherd’s Dream Has Moved to Downtown Ashland!

Newly relocated to 42 East Main Street in Ashland, Shepherd’s Dream showroom offers a full line of natural wool bedding and natural mattresses including the all-wool bed, organic latex mattresses, mattress toppers, comforters, pillows, a variety of organic sheeting, natural solid wood bedroom furniture, organic pajamas, wool socks and clothing...

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Rogue World Ensemble – Heads South with Ballet Folklorico!

Locals Guide talked with Val Rogers, Executive Director of Rogue World Music, and Victoria Snow Mountain, Founding Director of Ballet Folklorico, about their upcoming performance. Val, you’ve been Rogue World Music’s Executive Director for about a year now. How’s it going? Val: It’s going great! We’re continuing to widen the...

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Silverwood Designs – Aesthetic Pruning

Silverwood Designs, owned & operated by Jule Silverwood, is now based in Ashland! Jule has a BS in Horticulture, is certi?ed both as an Arborist and an Aesthetic Pruner. Passionate about shaping plants and designing gardens since 1980, Jule’s experience has ranged geographically from Portland to the SF Bay Area....

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New Year’s Resolutions

A successfully kept New Year’s Resolution is elusive.  I have read that while approximately 41% of Americans usually make resolutions, only about 9% of Americans feel they successfully complete their goal.  I’m certain that these statistics vary widely based upon the sample group and other factors.  That aside, what is...

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Peace on Earth

During the holidays a common theme is ‘Peace on Earth, Good Will Towards Man’. Traditionally, holiday charity included feeding the poor. As opposed to simply good will, historically speaking, this was a survival tactic of the wealthy. There’s an economic formula that determines what percent of the population has to...

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A New Year…A New Place to Call Home

“There is life after retirement, and it is BETTER.”  (Catherine Pulsifer) It is 2018!  Some will welcome the New Year with promises or resolutions to be kept.  Some will start this New Year with the addition of new family members.  Some will plan a vacation trip of a lifetime.  No...

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The Fast Way To Better Health

Long-lived peoples typically eat moderately and fast periodically. Caloric restriction (CR) leads to an extended life-span and less age-related health decline (senescence) and chronic degenerative diseases (heart disease, diabetes, cancer, etc.). Intermittent fasting (IF) shows the same effect as CR – even without an overall reduction in caloric intake. Hormesis? Hormesis is a...

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Prenups: Romance Killer or Good Planning?

Marge and Homer are engaged to be married next summer.  Marge has been married before, has two children and recently came into a large inheritance.  Homer runs a marginally profitable home repair business and owns nothing but a 1997 Ford pickup. The two of them met when Homer fixed her...

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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, the development of osteoarthritis...

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BRING ON THE NEW YEAR!

It sure feels like 2017 flew by. We here at White Dental Studio have had a transformative year and our team is very excited to see what 2018 will bring us. To start 2017, we evaluated some of our systems and realized we could offer so much more to our...

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Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission (APRC)

Our WinterSpring PlayGuide, formerly the Rec Guide, is out! Programs in the WinterSpring PlayGuide will run through mid-May, 2018. Check out our digital guide atAshlandParksandRec.org. The digital guide has direct registration links for ALL classes that require registration. If you are interested in letting the community know about your business, contact dorinda.cottle@ashland.or.us to talk about...

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From the Greenhouse – A New Year with New Plants

January always brings a feeling of excitement and anticipation here at the greenhouses.  We are quick to get to work, planting thousands of plants and baskets each week from now until mid-May. Come out to see all the tiny little starts filling up the greenhouses each week.  It is always...

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Co+op Basics: High Integrity, Low Price

Looking to stretch your grocery budget? So are we! We’ve lowered the price on over three hundred items to create a set of high integrity staples for every shopper. Welcome to Co+op Basics. Co+op Basics includes over 300 pantry and household staples. From beef to milk to cereal, we’ve lowered...

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Making Sense of the Dollars

Many people flinch when they see the price of the electric bikes in our shop; they range from $1599 to upwards of $4000 with the majority in the $2-$3k range. If you’re approaching ebikes as just the latest iteration of standard bikes then yes, the prices can seem daunting. The...

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LUCKY YOU: Home, Garden, Happy (Booth #471)

I know you are discerning and fabulous. And busy, So hey I’ve got you covered, I really do love spending my free time finding, fixing up, and crafting treasures. And I feel as though you will like them, so I’m having an artwork sale. I’ve curated a collection of unique...

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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 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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