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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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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