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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

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

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

Most of us can relate to the feeling of lost normalcy lately—leaving home without a face mask, or socializing with friends without a computer, for example. But while these forlorn conveniences rightfully elicit grief, there’s one group of people that’s also mourning the loss of something much bigger: closure. Yes,

  Rogue Valley Messenger: The festival will be hosted online this year. It is a fascinating change: AIFF will be available on FilmFestivalFlix.com. Can you give some insights into this business? Both the idea of online film festivals:  Is this a new, emerging industry?  And what is it about FilmFestivalFlix.com that attracted AIFF to

Local Artisans Turn to Technology following Cancellation of Medford Comic Con   While the cancellation of this year’s annual Medford Comic Con (MCC) caused many cosplayers to hang up their tear-stained costumes, online offerings from local vendors are helping comic book junkies and anime aficionados keep the spirit alive, no

Best Cannabis Dispensary  Bestie: Madrone Cannabis Club (Ashland)  Hon. Mention: Pharm To Table (Medford) Breeze Botanicals (Ashland)    Best Local Cannabis Strain  Bestie: Madrone OG Hon. Mention: Morning Star   Best Budtender Bestie: Brenton Clarke (Madrone Cannabis Club)  Best Locally-made Cannabis Product (tincture, salve, etc.)  Bestie: Madrone Joint Packs Hon.

Best Spa Bestie: Chozu Bath & Tea Gardens (Ashland)  Hon. Mention: Club Northwest (Grants Pass)    Best Dentist  Bestie: Matt Hill Dentistry (Grants Pass) Hon. Mention: Erickson Dental Care (Grants Pass)    Best Physician/Medical Practitioner Bestie: Dr. Mark Rondeau (Asante, Grants Pass) Hon. Mention: Dr. Brigid Crowe (Wild Fern Natural