A Mild Climate = More Planting Opportunities

We get a lot of people asking us if October is “too late” to be planting anything.  Fortunately our mild climate allows us to plant almost year-round.  However, you still need to be aware of what you’re planting to make sure it will survive a frost or freeze.  It’s also...

read more

October is National Co-op Month

Being a co-op is special because we do business differently. We don’t have a single owner. We are owned and governed by you, our 10,000 members. We share the burden in hard times and share the benefits in the good times. Co-ops put people, the planet and our principles before...

read more

Are You the Next Captain of this Ship?

Are you looking for a very lucrative business opportunity for yourself or a family member? Are you interested and excited about electric bikes? If so, listen up because the time has come to turn the wheel of this exciting adventure known as Ashland Electric Bikes over to the next steward....

read more

Timing Belt Cost

One important function of our shop is education. I really enjoy talking about these machines we love so much. A common conversation we have pertains to timing belts. Many car and truck engines use timing chains, but today we’ll stick to the belt. The timing belt keeps the air intake...

read more

Featured Vendor: WS 127, Lughnasadh Lair

Greetings… My name is Raine and I own Lughnasadh Lair here in the Rogue Valley. There are 2 aspects of my business; one is your normal run-of-the-mill resale side with various restored and gently used items. The other is our more personal and passionate side with Handcrafted, New and Up-cycled Gifts and Collectibles. We value coexisting and the Earth above all else and we try to show it in...

read more

Smoke Inhalation

With over a month of breathing smoke our lungs, lymph, liver, spleen and kidneys (our detox organs) have been working over time. Here are some ideas to deal with smoke, and help recover from smoke inhalation. It’s easy to get smoke and ash particles in your lungs but not so...

read more

Dr. Sylvia Chatroux & Tara Frazier-Rice FNP, NP

Hersey Health Care offers compassionate, knowledgeable medical care to patients of all backgrounds and ages in Ashland, Oregon. Originally founded by Dr. Sylvia Chatroux, the clinic has served Ashlanders for more than 20 years. Along with her outstanding team, Dr. Sylvia was joined 4 years ago by Tara Frazier Rice...

read more

Be a Super Hero Graduate from the Ashland Institute of Massage

Have you ever considered a career as a massage therapist? Here’s your chance!  Ashland Institute of Massage has opened 2017 – 18 enrollment for new students with big changes to their program hours and schedule . As they enter their thirtieth year, this innovative massage school continues to enhance their...

read more

Alissa Arp Arp – Upholstery Services

Introducing Alissa Arp, a local upholsterer, world traveler and Southern Oregon University (SOU) Environmental Science professor. Based in Ashland Oregon, Alissa has a passion for finding and restoring vintage furniture pieces with a special focus on the clean lines and high quality of the Mid Century Modern period. She is...

read more

Gary Einhorn – The Entrepreneurial Ear

Gary Einhorn has been a life long entrepreneur with thirty-five years of experience. Born in Brooklyn but raised in Rockaway Beach, New York, Gary has lived in the Rogue Valley for twenty-eight years. Gary was exposed at a very young age to the entrepreneurial lifestyle by his father and uncles...

read more

Oregon Cabaret Announces its 2018 Season

Get ready for another great season of all new performances, fresh energy and excitement brought to you by the Oregon Cabaret Theatre! In this interview, we speak with Managing Director Rick Robinson and Artistic Director Valerie Rachelle about their successes in 2017 and the upcoming 2018 season lineup. Hi Rick...

read more

Illume Aesthetics

Illume Aesthetics is offering the latest technologies in advanced laser and medical aesthetics. Illume offers a wide range of services to enhance and compliment your natural radiance. Illume’s friendly staff is highly trained holding both advanced medical and laser certifications. Medical director and owner Jennifer Bullock, FNP works within the...

read more

Mountain Meadows

Mountain Meadows is an award-winning 55+ community in beautiful Ashland, Oregon.  This community has won numerous awards including “Best Small Active Retirement Community in America” by the National Council on Senior Housing.  Mountain Meadows is thoughtfully designed, solidly constructed, and on 27 acres of mature trees, well-maintained landscaping and year...

read more

Klamath Independent Film Festival

As the owner of LocalsGuide I am continually on the hunt for exploring new and exciting opportunities -interesting hiking trails, swim holes, cultural and social events. Local culture has a richness and diversity that invites continual exploration and emersion. This month I am proud to announce the LocalsGuide sponsorship of...

read more

Natural Earth Paints

Ashland has a truly global economy that is not always visible at first glance. One such example is Natural Earth Paint which has set its roots here in Southern Oregon. Founded in 2011 by professional artist, mom, and environmentalist Leah Fanning, Natural Earth Paint is a world-leading manufacturer of eco-friendly...

read more

Schneider Museum

This past June marked the completion of 30 years of art at the Schneider Museum of Art here in Ashland Oregon. LocalsGuide was pleased to help sponsor the fundraiser gala which turned out to be an enormous success!This month I had the opportunity to speak with museum director, Scott Malbaurn...

read more

Dental Oddities

We humans love seeing weird stuff.  This is one of the reasons social media is such a successful phenomenon.  The ability to share a crazy video with friends that then goes viral and is viewed by 5,000,000 people over the next couple of days is truly astounding.  Some of what...

read more

Raw Food

I would like to talk about raw food. It’s a contraversal and a fairly unknow topic. My goal here is only to educate and support whatever your choice is. I would like to quote an interview article from Dog’s Naturally with Richard Patton PhD who has spend over 40 years...

read more

Introducing Dr. Mark Force DC.

Practicing the healing art is incredibly rewarding. It’s beautiful to be present with a patient in the process of healing physically and emotionally. The experience is at some level magical and mystical, yet to be the catalyst I’m committed to being I have an obligation to be grounded in the...

read more

What is CBD and What are the Benefits?

Cannabidiol is a chemical compound found in the Cannabis plant known as Hemp. Hemp CBD oil does not produce any psychoactive effect, and is legal in all 50 states. It does, however, hold the highest medicinal value. Farming and cultivation are growing rapidly as cannabinoids are bringing safe, effective relief...

read more

What are we doing at the first visit?!

Last month I talked about laying a foundation to improve the likelihood for successful dental care, and we received some very positive feedback! This month, I thought it might be nice to explain what an establishing visit in many offices includes. My philosophy towards dentistry remains conservative in regard to...

read more

Making lemonade out of a broken rib!

On the first day of my camping vacation, I fell backwards and broke my rib. Awful, ruined my vacation, and very painful. What did I learn? 1; gratitude. Be grateful for every step you take, every physical thing you do. Life is short, and stuff happens, unexpectedly, even if you...

read more

Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission (APRC)

Our Autumn PlayGuide, formerly the Rec Guide, is out and we are sporting a new look! The NEW PlayGuide is now called the, “Community PlayGuide… What to Do!” We hope you have the opportunity to check it out at AshlandParksandRec.org. Our easy-to-use digital PlayGuide has direct registration links for ALL...

read more

Snoring and Mouth Breathing: Warning Signs

Mouth breathing, as opposed to air flowing freely through the nose, is a common phenomenon. What isn’t common knowledge is how this impairment of air can adversely effect your health. Snoring is mouth breathing at night, typically the result of phlegm blocking nasal passages. Phlegm accumulation can create masses, such...

read more

Meet Tamara Foster

At Leave Your Mark we see a variety of shoppers. New homeowners in the process of designing their dream home, landlords remodeling their properties, husbands and wives looking for weekend projects, even cities undertaking large commercial jobs. We establish a personal connection with our customers, they are very much appreciated....

read more

Expanding our Spheres of Empathy

Last month we had the opportunity to travel to Saint Lucia to perform a humanitarian service mission. This is the first time that I have been a part of something like this. As you may know we are fortunate to have a dental community that actively works with Medical Teams...

read more

Addicts in Power

Like many Americans, I have an addict in my life. He has taught me a lot. I know that he will tell me anything that he thinks I want to hear. I know that almost nothing he says is true and that he will not admit to any lie, no...

read more

Grilled Portabella Mushroom Salad

Serves 4 •  4 Portabella Mushrooms – gills removed •  1 shallot – minced •  2 garlic cloves – minced •  1 small bunch basil, tarragon and parsley – minced fine •  1/4 cup Barrel Aged Balsamic •  1/2 cup high quality Olive oil •  Salt and pepper to taste...

read more

What is Dementia?

I often hear people refer to all types of dementia as Alzheimer’s.  While Alzheimer’s is the most common of dementias, it is by no means the only type.  Dementia describes a group of symptoms affecting memory, thinking, and social abilities severely enough to interfere with daily functioning, such as paying...

read more

Time is Money…

Dead trees are expensive! The process of removal of a dead tree becomes more involved as time ticks on… I have removed trees that were so long dead, had they been removed while still alive, it would have cost the owner 1/10th of the total price. Take, for example, a...

read more

The Art of Dual Agency

For those of us familiar with the ins and outs of a real estate practice, we are aware there are a few different types of agency relationships that can exist within a real estate contract. There are Buyer’s Agents, Seller’s Agents and Disclosed Limited Agents. The first two are pretty...

read more

Your Ultimate Gift Shop

Make Branson’s Chocolates your ultimate gift shop–we have something for everyone! We have creamy Milk Chocolate, sweet White Chocolate, and of course dark luscious Semi-Sweet Chocolate. We have traditional chocolates, table-creamed fudges, gourmet chocolates, and chocolate bars. We have nuts, we have caramels, we have crèmes, we have chocolate with...

read more