In This Issue:

In today’s fast-paced world, keeping fit and staying healthy are synonymous. Although there are various things that you can do to stay healthy, most people fail to exercise due to the lack of tangible results. Remember, some expect maximum results for little or no effort. Fortunately, you can use your

When the weather outside is frightful, it can be tricky to stay healthy. Not everyone is fearless enough to run on icy sidewalks, and gym membership costs can add up quick. But it’s important to exercise for your health even with shorter daylight hours and colder weather. Here are a

Photo by Iakov Filimonov Back in the good ol’ days, you could take for granted that you and your family knew your neighbors. In some cases, they might have even been your best friends. But the tradition of being friendly with the neighbors has gone somewhat by the wayside in

Photo by Julia Joppienon Unsplash 12 US Prep Races Dates to Watch Out Before 2020 Kentucky Derby Kentucky Derby, a legendary 1 1/4-mile race for three-year-olds colts, will be celebrating its 146th anniversary on May 2, Saturday, this year. This horse race has been dubbed as the “Most Exciting Two

Photo by Rachel Ellison Unsplash The Super Bowl Championships are almost here! This is not just a big day for the players, coaches, and fans, it’s also a big day for the bettors. And with the event nearing, you should know that now is the perfect time to place your

Photo credits: Photo by Rodrigo Abreu on Unsplash In the community of Paulliac, southwestern France lies Château Latour among the other two Bordeaux first growths. Château Latour’s winemaking history can be traced back all the way to the 12th century, wherein the English market’s tax exemptions meant a thriving trade in wine between England

As Golden Globes are handed out and we creep closer to the Oscars, the folks at Rogue Valley Television, or RVTV, are all abuzz with awards season preparations. On February 8, the night before gold statues will be handed out in Hollywood, local creators from Ashland to Grants Pass will

  February is Ashland Culinary Month and “Restaurant Week” kicks off the foodie celebration February 3 – 9 with a slice of local flavors. There are multiple establishments involved in this six-day celebration, and for 2020, tradition and tapas set the tone.  The Rogue Valley Messenger had a chance to

Microwaved chicken nuggets, cold tater-tots, cardboard pizza.  When it comes to common perceptions of school cafeteria lunches, these less-than-appetizing provisions are likely among the list of what comes to mind for many parents. (Along with the classic “mystery meat.”)  For parents with children in Jackson or Josephine Counties, however, this

It’s a new year—and a new decade—and I hereby declare this to be the “decade of cannabis.” The legalization of hemp in the U.S. at the end of 2018 opened the floodgates of access the cannabis plant for the country. Now, the 50,000 rumored uses for one of the world’s

From its rivers and forests to practices of conservationism and environmental protection, Oregon is well-noted as being green. In honoring this distinction, the 18th annual Siskiyou Film Festival will bring together filmmakers and the community who “love where they live and protect what they love.” “It’s our slogan,” says festival

Over Easy? Named for their heavy reliance on eggs? Partially.  Chef Braden (who is also the owner) claims it is an expression of their style—casual, non-pretentious, kid-friendly and welcoming. Though, they do use “a lot of eggs,” says his wife Stephanie, who can be found waiting tables and ringing up

RVM: Does being a nonprofit naturally make Mt Ashland more community based? HT: We’re not sure that the nonprofit status dictates that the organization be more community-based, but we certainly embrace the idea. We have an outstanding list of partners that includes the U.S. Forest Service, La Clinica, Kids Unlimited,

Call it a snow day and head for the hills! Southern Oregon has plenty of sledding hotspots if you know where to look. We’ve collected a few that are close enough to hot coffee to keep your Thermos filled or to kick back and reminisce about your day of fun

Birding enthusiasts from the Rogue Valley and beyond, take note! “The Natural Perspective: Photographs by Judy Benson Lanier,” a collection of strikingly vivid portraits of birds, fluttered through the Rogue Gallery and Art Center this past month. The exhibit contains images taken exclusively from Ms. Lanier’s photo safaris in Africa.

Social constructs of time and change have been governing human activity and beliefs in all cultures. 2020 has a major impact on our collective consciousness because of the way it is seen as a powerful time of redefining where we are at in however we’ve been taught about human history.

SOUND

Born and raised in a sleepy mountain town in northern Idaho, singer-songwriter Jeff Crosby creates wistful and poetic music that treads a line between the genres of folk, rock, and Americana. Writing about the rare beauty found in his travels and the unconventional stories of the people and places he

There tends to be some confusion about this band: People make assumptions based on their name. One female DJ had said they were not at all what she expected. She thought she would basically hear <roar> <roar> <roar> with a name like Death Plant.  Initially, I also admit that I
Ron Pope: Habits

Nashville-based singer-songwriter Ron Pope has been navigating a sea change as of late. On his upcoming album, Bone Structure, he uses music to explain the principles that have guided his own life, which in turn forced Pope to reexamine his hard-fought journey from impoverished child of teenaged parents, to broken-hearted

Beyond the Valley

Beach Bunny

Beach Bunny reveals “Ms. California,” the second single from their forthcoming debut LP Honeymoon out February 14, 2020 on Mom+Pop. This powerful track showcases the contrast between an upbeat, rapturous melody and lyrics that are filled with a complicated envy. Honeymoon marks Beach Bunny’s first project to be released with
Margaux Bouchegnies is a singer-songwriter from Seattle

Margaux Bouchegnies is a singer-songwriter from Seattle, currently based in Brooklyn. Influenced by folk-rock of the 70s, Joni Mitchell, David Byrne, and Lyle Brewer, her guitar-driven songwriting balances lush arrangements with poignant, soft-spoken lyrics. Cave In is a multifaceted and ambitious single that joins the gritty pop style of Aimee
Melancholic Piano Pop from Kansas City.

Anson Seabra grew up in Kansas City and got started with music at the young age of 6 years old, playing piano. But it wasn’t until he already had a degree in computer science, and a sweet corporate internship, that he realized all at once that music is everything. Anson
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