From Page to Stage: How to Read New Plays

   March 30, 2008 ArtWork Enterprises, producers of the annual Ashland New Plays Festival (ANPF), the Rogue Valley Ten-Minute Plays Festival (TMPF), and the exciting new Southern Oregon 24•7 Project, will host a series of free workshops for anyone curious about what it takes to get a new play off the page and onto the...

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The Days of Yore…

I shudder to think of the climbing gear I started out with many years ago. My tree saddle was a reconstituted P.G.& E. lineman’s belt with a chunk of 3/4” poly plus 3 strand rope butt-spliced and a couple bowlines tied in for leg loops! A cast non-locking horse hitch...

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Wild Fern Natural Health, The Health Care You Deserve

Wild Fern Natural Health, founded by Dr. Brigid Crowe in 2010, is making quite a name for itself as Ashland’s preferred naturopathic clinic. Not long after moving to the current location at 64 N. 3rd St. in downtown Ashland, Dr. Brigid expanded the Wild Fern Natural Health team to include...

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The Power of Pricing

With the steady incline in home prices, we are starting to experience the ramifications of home sellers overpricing their homes and then waiting too long to make the proper adjustments. When our market started to rebound and properties in the Rogue Valley were selling at top dollar, it didn’t take...

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Wellsprings Swim, Soak, Steam, Sauna and Spirit

Healing Qualities of Naturally Alkaline WellSprings Water Water is the breath of life. The WellSprings property is blessed with an abundance of water sources, each unique in their healing qualities and features. Water is a community resource and, as such, water is meant to be shared, and experienced. The benefits...

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Aaron’s Autowerks – Celebrating 11 Years!

Back in the days when LocalsGuide was a mere sixteen pages I would run around town snapping photos of luxury sports cars. I would then share these with Aaron Bloch who would write a monthly Car of the Month column. It was one of the original and most followed local...

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JoAnn Lewis – Family Massage Education Center

Now celebrating their 7th anniversary here in Ashland, the Family Massage Education Center is truly a one-of-a-kind place for anyone to learn home health massage in couples, singles, pregnancy and parent-baby classes. The general public can have great fun and use these techniques easily at home. JoAnn Lewis and her experienced team...

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Manzanita home+flower+gifts… The Best of Both

Flower Tyme on the Plaza and Manzanita on Main have merged to create a new store now known as Manzanita…home+flowers+gifts.  Located in the long-time location of Flower Tyme at 55 N. Main Street in Ashland, the new shop is a blend of the best of both.  Flower Tyme, owned by...

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What Have We Got Going on at White Dental Studio This Summer?

Last month I was back in Kansas City for my 10-year dental school reunion and the Midwest Dental Conference. It’s a large conference with some amazing educators and presentations. I enjoyed learning some of the latest trends in dental materials used for successful treatment outcomes without increasing costs or time...

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Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission (APRC)

View all of our SUMMER 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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KG Stiles The Essential Oils Complete Reference Guide Over 250 Recipes for Natural Wholesome Aromatherapy

Local author, metaphysical consultant and international educator KG Stiles has just completed her first traditionally published book entitled The Essential Oils Complete Reference Guide. She’s sold 10s of thousands of ebooks through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks and other online vendors, but that all changed when she attracted the attention...

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Southern Oregon True Health

Now celebrating 5 years of service here in Ashland, Dr. Casey Frieder is excited to invite you to his clinic’s Spring Open House Celebration on Sat, April 15th. Everyone is welcome to stop by and hear Dr. Casey perform with his marimba band Rutendo, while enjoying good food, company and...

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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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Tech Savvy Sofia Delivers Solutions – Makes You Smile

Providing on-site and remote computer support, training, and education, Sofia Roper offers a three-in-one computer support service that delivers solutions and puts a smile on her clients’ face. From setting up and synchronizing your computer with a Smartphone, connecting a printer, email setup, backup routines, iPads and basic computer navigation....

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Flossing for Emergency Preparedness

Some will remember that in November of last year, I wrote about the Cascadia Subduction Zone and the Prepare Out Loud campaign that the American Red Cross is promoting to help Oregonians prepare. Preparedness for such events is important. And preparedness for smaller, less sensational events is also essential. For...

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Matcha Green Tea Squares

Branson’s Chocolates is beginning 2017 with introducing Matcha Green Tea Squares. Matcha powder is mixed into a white chocolate ganache, formed into squares, and then topped with a sprinkle of matcha powder. According to many studies, matcha tea makes this a sweet treat loaded with benefits: L-Theanine, an amino acid...

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Sari Telpner – Whole Health Educator™ & Reiki Master

Are you dealing with any of the following conditions? Anxiety, arthritis, cancer, depression, digestive issues, fatigue, heart disease, energetically or environmentally sensitive, hypertension, Meniere’s, migraine, poor immune function, pain, sleep problems, stress, vertigo or weight issues? Introducing Sari Telpner, a Whole Health Educator™ and Holy Fire Reiki Master. Over the past 22...

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The Only One on Your Block Part Two…

Last month we tossed around a few options that while hard to find, would be a dandy addition to your landscape… We focused on conifers, both evergreen and deciduous. This month, we will explore some additions that will “rock” the neighborhood! The only one on your block? Let’s see… Where...

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Peppermint and Eggnog

December is the perfect month for peppermint and eggnog, and at Branson’s Chocolates that means Peppermint Bark, Peppermint Bars, and Eggnog Truffles. Our delicious Peppermint Bark is a layer of rich dark chocolate topped with a layer of white chocolate, crushed peppermint candy and a touch of locally sourced peppermint...

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

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Happy Holidays From the Co-op

At Ashland Food Co-op, we’ve got many ways for you to save money on your holiday meals. There’s a lot of entertaining going on right now, and it can blow your budget pretty fast. We’ve got some programs that will stretch that budget so you can have the best holidays...

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Almond Butter Cups

For all those that love a great peanut butter cup—crunchy, delicious, and oh so chocolaty—have we got an upgrade for you! October’s Product of the Month at Branson’s Chocolates is Almond Butter Cups, featuring MaraNatha Organic Crunchy & Roasted Almond Butter and Branson’s Semi-Sweet (58%) Chocolate. MaraNatha says their Organic...

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Whole Community Solutions to Climate Change

We are already seeing the impacts of climate change in the Rogue Valley. Temperatures have increased 2.5°F over the last century, and are expected to increase up to 11°F by the 2080s (from Oregon Climate Change Research Institute’s 2016 report). More frequent heat waves, smoky summers, and lower stream flows...

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Why Choose Us?

Circulation: 15,000 Copies Monthly 13,500 Direct Mail to all of Ashland (Including Rural Routes) 1,500 Copies in News Stands (Talent, Phoenix, Jacksonville) Online Website – 3500 Visitors Per Month Facebook Posting 3900+ Members  Read Customer Testimonials – Click Here – Continually Updated Print Ad Sizes: 1/16th Page 1/16th Page – One...

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The Missing Story Line

Baton Rouge is under water. A huge swath of San Bernardino County is on fire. Your morning paper, the TV news, Google, Twitter et. al. relay the tragic details: homes destroyed, communities evacuated, lives turned upside down. But something is missing. Why are we seeing super storms that drop two...

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Making “Wild Honey” from the Music of the World

Megan Danforth, Cyrise Schacter, and Peia Luzzi have a passion world folk music—songs that have been sung for hundreds of years in villages all over the world. As the vocal trio Wild Honey, they gather songs from the far corners of the earth and give them new life in captivating...

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Becoming an Olympic Doctor

Everyone can appreciate how much time and effort an athlete has to put in to make the Olympic team. But did you ever consider the support team/staff that helps make it happen? There are three main centers for Olympic training. These includes Chula Vista, Lake Placid and the flagship site...

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