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Holiday decorations seem to go up sooner every year, and Christmas tunes start playing right after Halloween. What gives? Do people enjoy the songs or just love to hate them because it is better to vent at the radio or a store PA system than their families? Wham’s “Last Christmas”

Emily Fox, the self-proclaimed “Britain’s loneliest woman” hasn’t made a new friend in a decade. The mother of three recounted her story online, detailing her visits to supermarkets just to interact with other people her age. Though she has children, she claims she isn’t able to connect with them on

Community is a word that is used often. And most often as a noun. Which it is. As a word to describe those around you, and a shared sense of belonging and, hopefully, responsibility. But “community” can also be a verb. As in, to be actively engaged. To support. The

District 3 has long been a platform for some of the most vocal representatives to the Oregon Senate. Two years ago, long-time Alan Bates died. He was a Democrat, and in a special election the seat moved to Alan DeBoer, former Ashland mayor and a Republican, who won by 500

Peppered throughout Oregon’s ballots this election cycle are three simple words, “Working Families Party.” They are there as part of Governor Kate Brown’s candidacy for re-election. And state senator hopeful Jeff Golden is listed as Democrat/Working Family Party. And they are there for Jamie McLeod-Skinner, the challenger Oregon’s 2nd district

Seeing artists in their natural habitats is a bit like watching exotic wildlife in BBC’s Planet Earth series, or seeing a beautifully choreographed dance for the first time. The Ashland Gallery Association and local artists are offering a unique view into the creative worlds of art in their homes and

Rogue River—beautiful. Add art—magnificent. Add music and it becomes Art Along the Rogue. Like a skilled restoration painter, this event takes local natural beauty and enhances it with music and lots of chalk. The madonnaras (street painters) will use a temporary medium to turn ordinary city streets into a bountiful

Like any organically grown business, like every seemingly overnight success: By George Creamery has been years in the making—and like anything that comes from the heart: there’s a story to be told beyond bottom lines, branding, and your basic cheddar. It was a crisp autumn night in the capital of

With large corporations taking up most space in grocery stores, it’s easy to forget the array of local farms in the Rogue Valley—and that local farms are more than beautiful wedding venues. They provide some of the most wholesome products people can buy, as opposed to the mass amount of

It is a simple economic reality: Wine-drinkers in Ashland and Grants Pass can only consume so many glasses of Quady North Syrah or Troon’s Riesling. Although the wine industry in southern Oregon has been growing in numbers of vineyards and production—and steadily increasing the number of visitors to the region—to