WAGES EXEMPT FROM GARNISHMENT

While looking for a mislaid pair of gloves, I poked my head in the closet where the cats keep their toy box, and amid their battery powered mouse, toy bones stolen from Bowser, and some inappropriate photographs, I saw a crumpled sheath of papers that looked like a summons and...

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Electric Bike Basics Revisited

Ashland is a great place to ride a bike. The air is clean, the scenery is fabulous, and we have a respectable amount of bicycling infrastructure in place. If only we didn’t have so many pesky hills to climb, right? Depending on where you live, a ride to the grocery...

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Dear Community Members

Dear Community Members, I’m happy to announce that Southern Oregon Active Health is off to a great start in our new clinic space at the Hidden Springs Wellness Center.  This property is aptly named, as it is a hidden gem of beauty and tranquility in the heart of Ashland.  I...

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Carl E. Misch

Dr. Carl E. Misch (1947 – 2017). Very few of you will recognize this name.  However, in the world of dental implantology, Dr. Misch was likely the most well-known and respected clinician. He began his career in dentistry, graduating from the University of Detroit, magna cum laude, in 1973.  As...

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You CAN save money at the Co-op

We hear from time to time that people feel the Co-op is higher priced than other stores. In the past, we may have earned this perception. But not anymore. We took a long, hard look at ourselves and we talked with other Co-ops across the country. Together, we are pooling...

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5 Mistakes Sellers Make!

According to a 2014 survey by the National Association of Realtors, 83% of people view their home as a good financial investment. Not only is their home the biggest single asset they own, it’s also filled with family memories — the average seller has lived in his house for a...

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Change is coming to Flower Tyme on the Plaza!

My shop, Flower Tyme, has been in its current location (on the plaza between Greenleaf Restaurant and Mix Bakeshop) since 1984!  It has been a wonderful way of life for me, allowing me to do what I love… working with flowers while also merchandising and displaying a myriad of items...

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Presence of Dying – Meditations for the End of Life

Heartfelt skills for working with people with serious illness and nearing death… March 24-26, 2017 IN THE PRESENCE OF DYING-MEDITATIONS FOR THE END OF LIFE offers a profound way to offer the ancient art of healing companionship. Hypnotherapy provides an essential healing practice that opens the doors of possibility to...

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What is an Eyelid Lift?

An eyelid lift is a really vague term that refers to opening up the eyes so they look refreshed and less tired.  But how exactly is that accomplished? It turns out there are many ways of rejuvenating sleepy, tired, baggy eyes and dark circles underneath.  First comes the most important...

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Rollins Family Health – Supporting Body, Mind & Spirit

Rollins Family Health Care decided to include aesthetic skin treatments as one of their services after years of requests from patients. Dr. Jani Rollins was familiar with Miranda Briggs’ extensive experience as an aesthetician and approached her last year with the idea of offering state-of-the-art aesthetic care to patients.  She...

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Ashland Supportive Housing – Serving Ashland Since 1981

Formed in 1981 by a small group of parents looking for a better life for their adult children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Ashland Supportive Housing and Community Outreach (ASH) was founded on the principles of respect, dignity and compassion for all people regardless of their abilities. Now in its...

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DETOX & MTHFR

Up to 50% of the population may have a form of a genetic mutation known as MTHFR that inhibits their ability to detox, with other related issues.  I’m one of those people. Here’s my story: I was always sensitive to medications and alcohol, and had a weak immune system, but...

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Noises Off a Huge Hit with Critics

Here’s what Southern Oregon critics are saying about Noises Off: “…a rollercoaster ride of laughs and hilarity.” – Klamath Falls Herald & News “…a funny, funny show with a strong cast.” – Medford Mail Tribune “If the winter doldrums have you by the throat, forget light therapy and happy pills....

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Leading Visionaries Speak in Ashland – Architects of the New Paradigm

The Architects of the New Paradigm Conference Series (ANP) brings together some of today’s most accomplished visionaries to present a fresh approach to the world’s critical challenges. ANP events take a blinders-off approach to identifying the root causes of the meta-challenges, balanced with innovative and practical solutions. Presenters are chosen...

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Rebalancing the Body: Internal Dampness

When helping my patients adjust their diets for optimal healing, one of the most common modifications involves the over consumption of damp foods. This can be a confusing concept but one of great import to future overall health. TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) is based on the Taoist concept of Yin...

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Let the Dice Roll

We had the absolute honor of celebrating a friend’s 40th birthday in Las Vegas this past weekend with our husbands.  Six couples ventured out of the gray skies of the Rogue Valley and into the sunny skies of Nevada. One of my favorite things to do in Vegas is to...

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A Good Name Is More Desirable Than Great Riches

In late December, Jackson County found itself with a vacancy for the position of Sheriff. Corey Falls, the Sheriff elected from 2014 had accepted a new position in the Portland area and our county faced an incredible uncertainty. Who would fulfill the remainder of his term, how would that appointment...

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Today’s Dentistry

“According to epidemiological studies, it is estimated that 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth and about 40 million Americans are missing all of their teeth. As we age, the problem gets worse as 30 percent of adults between 65-74 years old have no natural teeth.” American College...

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Ashland Veterinary Hospital

The staff at Ashland Veterinary Hospital knows how important your pet is to you. Your pets are valued members of your family and you want to keep them happy and healthy.  We are always looking for ways to make it easier for you to take care of the ones you...

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Ashland Loves Branson’s Chocolates

Ashland’s favorite hometown confectioner has been hard at work in her chocolate factory making chocolate delights of all shapes and sizes. With recipes dating back to the late 1800’s, Deena Branson keeps traditions alive and Ashland coming back for more. I met with Deena to learn more about her chocolate...

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Finally Ready for Prime Time

The following excerpts are from a CBS News article about electric bikes: “Want to feel like a kid again? Hop on an electric bike. No one climbs off of an e-bike without feeling happy, enthusiasts say. More and more Americans are trying out this health-conscious and environmentally-friendly way of getting...

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BREACH OF FIDUCIARY DUTY

The cats returned from their winter vacation in Mexico to find that they had been sued by Bowser for the $30,000, plus interest, seized by the bank from Bowser’s accounts in order to satisfy the cats’ loan that Bowser guaranteed.  Bowser’s lawsuit alleges that the cats’ failure to make the...

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February at 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 next guide, complete our online request form at ashland.or.us/MailMyGuide or call us at 541.488.5340. We would also be...

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Great Groundcovers

Here at the greenhouses we’ve been busy planting and preparing for the upcoming season.  Last month we moved out all of our perennials to unheated cold frames to harden them off so you can start planting them in your landscape.  We have many new varieties this year, along with many...

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Dollars and Cents…

Some trees cost more to “maintain” than others, for a couple of reasons. Besides the cost of removal, which can be a fairly hefty sum depending on the tree’s size and complexity of taking it down, along with disposing of the brush/wood/debris, what we will talk about here is mostly...

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Starting and Charging Systems

Cars. They’re so darn complicated, and like our bodies, the various systems work together and depend on each other. One particular system, the starting and charging system, is often overlooked. With modern vehicles utilizing separate computers for nearly every function on the vehicle, the starting and charging system plays a...

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It’s All in the Name

You have a great idea for a new business. It’s kept you awake at night, thinking about the exciting new product you’re going to sell, or the extremely useful services you’re going to offer. You’re going to make the world a better place through your new business, and you get...

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We Have Two Big Reasons to Celebrate Here in Southern Oregon!

On January 12, southwest Oregon saw two major victories that protected nearly 150,000 acres of wildlands for climate change resilience, biodiversity, and clean water! South Kalmiopsis climate refuge protected for 20 years The federal government removed over 100,000 acres from the threat of industrial nickel mining! This region is one...

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We’ve Come a Long Way Baby!

Happy February! If you are anything like me you’ve written 2016 a couple dozen times and are now just starting to get used to the idea of this being 2017. I was recently having a conversation with a patient regarding the comfort and technological advancements in dentistry. It brought me...

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To Bra or Not to Bra (or How To)

From the newly nursing mamas, to women who are increasing or decreasing body sizes, to women who are transitioning and binding their chests, and to the ones who simply decide, “Enough of that, I’m not wearing one anymore!” – bra choices vary. We women are all as different as there...

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BrainJoy – Neurofeedback, Nutrition… Naturally!

In 2011, along with her husband Mark, Kathleen Kellenbeck co-founded BrainJoy, offering NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback. In 2016, neuro nutrition analysis and amino acid supplementation were added to BrainJoy’s services. Together, neurofeedback and neuro nutrition assist clients in overcoming addictions, stress, sleeplessness, eating issues, chronic pain, deep sadness, post-traumatic stress, anxiousness, learning...

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Not Your Parents’ Cannabis

Ok… so what’s the deal with cannabis and how has it become one of the new medications seen as a panacea? First, although certain components of cannabis have recently been touted as a miracle by many people all over the world, no cannabis product is a panacea. Cannabis, or marijuana,...

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Democrats are from Venus, Republicans from Mars

Back in 1992, when all we had to worry about was our marriages, a writer and counselor named John Gray published a pop psychology best-seller entitled Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus. Little did John Gray know that by 2016 Mars and Venus would have divided our country...

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February Recipes

By Constance Jesser What an interesting start to the year we have had here in Southern Oregon. Thirteen inches of snow and then snowbound at home for 3 days. It was time to go through the cupboards and freezer to make breakfast, lunches, and dinners. Fortunately we had a few...

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Glow – Transforming The Face of Beauty

Open the dictionary to the word “aging” and it’s apparent that our culture is fixated on the negative portrayal of the aging process, such as deterioration, crumbling, fading, and wearing out. We could not find one positive word!  At Glow, we embrace that we are all aging, and yet science...

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Happy 45th Birthday Ashland Food Co-op

In 1972, George McGovern was the Democratic nominee for President. He ran on an anti-war ticket. The Vietnam War was winding down, but not before many lost their precious lives on foreign soil. Nixon won that election. Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring was still on everyone’s reading list. Herbicides that had...

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Real Estate Prices Rise to Near Record High

When you look at home values, you get a better picture if you look at long-term trends and not short-term trends.  Quarterly, home prices go up and down, but yearly growth and long-term growth give you a much better picture of where the market is going. Home values in Jackson...

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