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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

The pandemic is changing many of the ways we conduct ourselves and how many different industries do business. The medical profession is one example. Doctors are using new tech to reach out to patients and treat them as safely as possible. One way they are doing this is by encouraging

Rogue Valley Messenger: 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? Clay Bearnson: Medford continues to grow and change along with our demographics, and our governing body should accurately reflect the makeup

What to say first about the Juniper Berries? Musically, they pack so much into each track, it’s almost impossible to pinpoint their sound in one brief definition. Their new self-titled record is stronger than their debut, which also explored a diversity in genres, but had a less polished finish to

In our small and large intestines, also known collectively as our gut, we have billions of good bacteria known as probiotics. The good bacteria in our gut supports our digestion, absorption of nutrients, our immune system, and even mental health and cognitive function. People often take probiotics in supplement form

The CompTIA certifications are recognized all over the world and if you are thinking about starting a career in IT, you should consider getting at least one credential of this vendor. If you are interested in networking, then CompTIA is the right place for you. It offers many certificates related

There are some people who grew up on the water. Their parents might have raised them next to the ocean or one of the great lakes. Maybe one of their close relatives owned a boat. Other individuals might never have owned a boat or even been on one. If this

When I was a child, every time we went on a picnic, it was a special, magical adventure. We always had the same meal. My mom prepared her traditional chicken (coated in crushed corn flakes), hard-boiled eggs, potato salad and cookies. Nothing too extraordinary, but taking it on the road

With the coronavirus pandemic still raging, continued protests triggered by videos of deadly police choke holds on victims crying out “I can’t breathe”, and forest fires destroying the proverbial lungs of the earth simultaneously, it’s no wonder most of us feel like we are suffocating every time we check the

Undoubtedly, a road trip is the coolest experience that you will never forget. You can drive through every state you like, stop whenever you love, without following a special plan. However, even if you consider yourself an experienced driver, a road trip is something completely different, and everyone needs some

Oregon residents are a hearty breed. They love outdoor adventures, like mountain biking, hiking, camping, and base jumping. That is why 2020 has been so tough for them. Many Oregon natives feel restless being stuck inside during the pandemic. Local governments have lifted restrictions somewhat, but there are still some

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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

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,

With the numbers of soundbars produced by various brands, some soundbars stand out from the rest. Soundbars generally are designed to sound great, and all of them improve your audio experience. However, some soundbars go beyond just giving you quality sound because they have been upgraded with so many functions

Beyond the Valley

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

After Alex Di Leo moved to Nashville from his hometown in Southern Florida, the 23-year-old musician found himself thrown into an endless cycle of eye-opening experiences, relationship struggles, and bad decisions. With a new batch of music written on tour with artists like Max Frost and Cody Lovaas, Di Leo
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