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~The Bee Eaters Fireside Concert @ La Baguette Outdoor Cafe | Ashland | Saturday January 23rd | 5pm | Get Tickets Now (capacity is limited) ~ About The Bee Eaters The trio is National Fiddle Champion siblings Tristan & Tashina Clarridge (Crooked Still, Darol Anger) with hammer dulcimer wizard Simon Chrisman. With Tashina’s delicate fiddle and Tristan’s grounding

The Ashland Independent Film Festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary and kicking off its 2020-21 season with the Varsity World Film Week series. This annual fall festival of new international films has been transformed into a two-week “Varsity World Film Weeks – Virtual Edition.” Among the countries represented through the

Ashland Art Works  Ashland Art Works in October! Ashland Art Works is very pleased to announce that they will be hosting artist demonstrations over the weekends in October! They will also be hosting a pop-up sale for their resident Clayfolk members. The annual Clayfolk Pottery Show was cancelled this year, but several

The Rogue Valley Growers Market is grateful for the flood of supportive emails, texts and voicemails thanking them for taking a short, two-week pause, hiring a Social Distancing Officer and for keeping the farmers’ markets safe and open for the remainder of the outdoor season during COVID-19; acknowledging the risks

The United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. Article 25 specifies that, “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services.” Article 19

Challenger for Council, City of Ashland In a three way race for City of Ashland City Council Position Number 3, three is definitively company. As part of our continued coverage leading up to local elections, we caught up with Martin Kamenski, who is challenging councilmember Greg Lemhouse.    Rogue Valley

Incumbent Councilmember, City of Ashland Greg Lemhouse is a two-term city council member, and now he has two challengers vying for his seat. What gives? As part of our continued coverage leading up to local elections, we caught up with councilor Lemhouse. More interviews are available at our website,

In our last issue, we published a profile of Ashland’s incumbent mayor. In this issue, we catch up with current City Councilmember and mayoral challenger Carol Voisin. Rogue Valley Messenger: After eight years as a council member, what do you feel is your biggest achievement so far? Carol Voisin: My

Picture downtown Ashland. Go on, try it. If your image involves cigarette smoke, panhandlers, and buskers on the sidewalks, you’re not alone. But as of this month, the image may no longer be accurate. Earlier this year, the Ashland City Council voted to increase police presence in the downtown to

Interview by Ryan Degan In an ongoing series the Rogue Valley Messenger meets with public officials throughout Southern Oregon. This week we sat down with Ashland Police Chief Tighe O’Meara and discussed his new and progressive plans for APD’s future. Since joining APD in 2010, Chief O’Meara has served as Patrol Sergeant, Detective