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Catherine Kelley

Catherine Kelley

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

Growing up believing the only way to fit in and gain respect as a kid was to fight for it, professional boxer Troy Wohosky slipped his fists into a pair of boxing gloves at age nine, not foreseeing he’d be gang fighting by his teens. Inevitably, the worlds of athlete

Coming in like a typhoon, singer/songwriter/performer/author Storm Large rings in the holiday with some kick ass. On December 30, Large will perform her Holiday Ordeal concert at the Craterian Theater, debuting one particularly special tribute. “I wrote a rock and roll song called ‘Christmas In The Hotel’,” she explains, a

To a ski resort, “green” isn’t necessarily a good word. It can mean a lean year and patches where the snow is gone and the grass is showing. But in a 21st century, post-Al Gore framework, “green” also can mean something completely different: A sustainable business model and environmentally-friendly practices

It takes a village to raise a café and that’s exactly what’s taken place at the Medford Food Co-op with the opening of their new venue, The Café. “It’s be a very eclectic mix of different flavors, culturally, all from scratch and we’re featuring as much local and organic foods