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On October 5, several local non-profits banded together to host a Zoom Q&A with some of the candidates running for office in Jackson County. (Archived footage of debate available.) Not surprisingly, much of the discussion focused upon the recent wildfires, as well as how to respond to the lack of

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY Week of October 22 © Copyright 2020  Rob BrezsnyARIES (March 21-April 19): “I’ve been told that nobody sings the word ‘hunger’ like I do,” testified Aries chanteuse Billie Holiday. She wasn’t suggesting that she had a stylish way of crooning about fine dining. Rather, she meant “hunger”

There may be no better year than this one to virtually travel: Ashland Independent Film Festival is hosting their Varsity World Film Week(s), a collection of films snagged from around the globe – a thriller from Iran, a animation festival from the Netherlands, a noir film from England. Starting on

There may be no better year than this one to virtually travel: Ashland Independent Film Festival is hosting their (31st) Varsity World Film Weeks, a collection of films snagged from around the globe – a thriller from Iran, a animation festival from the Netherlands, a noir film from England. Starting

This weekend (as in Friday – Sun, October 9-11), a cleverly curated series of streaming concerts are being hosted locally, to bring some local relief to those impacted by Jackson County wildfires. Performed in eight venues around the region, 22 musical performances. Follow on the Wild Relief Facebook page, donate,

We all know how important regular exercise is to our health. In fact, 36% of all regular exercisers participate in a fitness class of some kind. But although many gyms have reopened, concerns about COVID-19 transmission have kept many people at home. Getting out into nature can be a great way to

There may be no better year than this one to virtually travel: Ashland Independent Film Festival is hosting their (31st) Varsity World Film Weeks, a collection of films snagged from around the globe – a thriller from Iran, a animation festival from the Netherlands, a noir film from England. Starting

Portland is home to the NBA’s Trail Blazers franchise, as well as the MLS’s Portland Timbers. However, the city tends to be brought up in another light whenever professional sports leagues are mentioned. Usually, Portland (or even Salem and Eugene) is discussed as a possible home base for an NFL, MLB, or NHL

There may be no better year than this one to virtually travel: Ashland Independent Film Festival is hosting their (31st) Varsity World Film Weeks, a collection of films snagged from around the globe – a thriller from Iran, a animation festival from the Netherlands, a noir film from England. Starting

There may be no better year than this one to virtually travel: Ashland Independent Film Festival is hosting their (31st) Varsity World Film Weeks, a collection of films snagged from around the globe – a thriller from Iran, a animation festival from the Netherlands, a noir film from England. Starting

RVM: You have an interesting background.  You grew up on an apple orchard in Vermont.  It is logical to assume that is where the interest to move to the Illinois Valley comes from—and to co-found the Cave Junction Farmers’ Market?    Christopher Hall: Yes, my interest to move to the

RVM: Stepping into the mayor’s role right now seems like a very daunting task.  It seems like there is more opportunity for blame than for fame.  Why do it?  JH: Because it hasn’t been done right for years, and blame can only be put on the flawed system that got us here.

Many people don’t necessarily realize that they’re experiencing hearing loss. It often takes an audiologist performing a hearing evaluation to know that you have any level of hearing loss or to know the extent of that loss. It is often other people who let you know you may be losing

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Calling Ashland their home, Impulse Control had a strong debut album in 2016 entitled Welcome to the Fold, which was straightforward guitar rock/power pop based. Now their upcoming release, Thanks for Oversharing, which will have all of its proceeds going toward a fire relief fundraiser, might prove to be their

Vikki Gilmore’s latest release “Doubt of My Mind” was written, recorded, and produced remotely in collaboration with Mathieu LeGuerrier, as a creative byproduct of the COVID-19 lockdown. This endearing indie-folk reverie was inspired by the hardship and universal loneliness of a global pandemic, mixed with the anxiety of self-doubt that

Oh, how glorious it is to be writing about a live music event after all these months! It’s a beautiful evening in Ashland as I enter the Bayberry Inn’s enchanting outdoor space on September 6 (pre-fires). Just as there is a certain insider acumen associated with the “dirty” martini, Southern

Beyond the Valley

Last week, I received an email from Ian Urbina, and it was the first I had heard of his ongoing project The Outlaw Ocean, and the outreach of The Outlaw Ocean Music Project. Read on for some more information about this exciting effort, and episode 3 of The Weekly Catch,

Within days of Ireland’s lockdown, BBC Folk Award winner and RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards nominee Daoirí Farrell set up a corner of his kitchen as a makeshift stage and began live streaming. There was no plan to make this a regular event but with close to 2k comments and

Ryan Montbleau & Tall Heights are no strangers to success, having collaborated together already on a cover of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” that, since 2014, has been streamed over 60 million times. They are back with another beautiful reinvention of an established masterpiece, this time with a gorgeous rendition of
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