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Catherine Kelley

Catherine Kelley

Between that last morsel of pumpkin pie and racing out the door to conquer the cheapest PlayStation or Samsung, there’s digestion. A walk after your Thanksgiving meal might ease that full belly, along with the pressures of the holiday shop-a-thon pandemonium. The last, and best, course of the meal could

Whether November 6 has you terrified, hiding or seething, change begins with a vote. Turning off the news, joining intelligent conversations and meditating can all help ease voting pressures, as can taking a walk on Election Day. So strike forth, toward the future of our nation, on one of these

When DeAnna and Jay Larkins met, something profound occurred between the young couple at such a deep level they knew what they experienced had to be shared. A center where they could merge their spiritual philosophies, and heal the body through various natural modalities, became the foundation for Emerge Hot

There is little more invigorating to the soul’s poetry than a hike through a colorful autumn forest on a crisp day, and Oregon trails are quite showy. Grab your coat, boots and water to enjoy nature’s palette on these local trails. Natural Bridge: A popular scenic viewpoint just north of

Chef Tony Efstratiadis has crossed many borders during his years spent in American kitchens, from his teen days exploring marijuana infused foods to his cross-cultural offerings at his Ashland Mexican restaurant, Plancha. And with a penchant for heat, he doesn’t plan on stopping, now that the pot’s hit boiling. “My

All natural isn’t just a slogan slapped on meat these days. Nude hiking, an organized Oregon activity for over a hundred years, entices outdoor enthusiasts to stuff their clothing, and inhibitions, in a backpack and slather on sun block in places that hopefully won’t sting, to explore wilderness in-the-raw. “We

A summer without visiting one of Oregon’s State Parks is like standing in Giza and not noticing the Pyramids. Ranked in the top ten nationally, Oregon now hosts nearly 50 million annual park visitors. To help stimulate necessary revenue for rising costs of maintenance, a new flexible seasonal fee for

Much like a qualifying round for the Scripps Spelling Bee, a high school film contest in the Rogue Valley has been whetting the desires of young moviemakers in southern Oregon for a decade now to produce short films of national caliber quality. The 48/48 Video Challenge, created by local director,

Imagine watching a play without a stage, without a curtain, nothing separating actors from audience. The intimacy factor is unmatchable, the actors’ performances taut with emotional suspense and powerful dialogue. This is the vision of artistic director and founder of Signpost Theatre, D. Eugene Bahn, as he brings Pulitzer prize-winning

Snow and fog may be in the forecast, but you can still chase the chill away with summertime fun at an indoor sports and recreational facility near you. From rock climbing to scuba, the local assortment is sunshine to the outdoor lover’s soul, so grab a pal or two and