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Tuula Rebhahn

Tuula Rebhahn

When the summer swelter hits and you and your dog just want some chill time, there is no reason to stay home with the A/C. The Rogue Valley has plenty of decks and patios for a brewski with Bowser, some fine wine with Fido, or even an old fashioned with

If Gustavo Pardo were a coffee drink, he would be a glass of iced espresso with a twisty straw. Tall, roguish and unashamedly energetic, the owner/chef of Central Point Perk has fashioned what he calls an “Adult Disneyland” in the sleepy little town just north of Medford. No, not that

On first read, Ted Helard’s life bears some resemblances to the superheroes on his comic pages. For one, he lives a double life. By day, he’s an executive chef and adjunct professor. By night—or whenever he has a moment between jobs—he creates his illustrations. In the first chapter of this

Oregon is known as being a leader in environmental responsibility, whether that means protecting public lands or turning garbage into items that can be used again. But peek under the lid of that comingled recycling cart, and some of these practices are not as neat and clean as they first

At the close of a long and exceptionally gray winter, Rogue Valley residents may feel they have a whole new understanding of the word “dark.” Robert Preston gets it. In fact, it may be safe to say that the weather plays a character of its own in his new locally

Quick, what kind of wine pairs best with an aged gouda? How about this one: How many cheesemakers are there in the state of Oregon? Luckily, the region’s biggest cheese festival is happening March 18 and 19 at Rogue Creamery in Central Point—and can answer these and other burning cheese

The roots of human suffering are ancient and enduring, which is why 2,500 year-old-stories can still speak to us today. Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles is an entirely modern take on the Greek tragedy of Medea, and from script to staging successfully conveys the sense of

Jeanine Moy, outreach director for KS Wild, is aware that the event she’s organizing may at first seem counterintuitive. To promote wild, outdoor places, she wants people to spend a long weekend afternoon gathered in an auditorium, watching films. Then again, her organization’s mission is not just to get people

The day after the 2016 presidential election, many people felt let down by their fellow citizens. For women and members of other historically marginalized groups, discouragement gave way to fear as they considered the ways the new administration would/could affect their lives. While dropping her daughter off at school in

Whoever invented the sport of cyclocross had to be a little bit twisted. Clearly, they enjoyed both the demands of cross-country foot races—navigating obstacles with speed and endurance—as well as the distinctive challenges of bicycling in hilly and muddy terrain. Cyclocross requires all of the above, plus a little extra