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Grizzly Peak Winery in Ashland Michal Palzewicz – cello; Ayke Agus – piano Our spring cello and piano concert will feature lots of wonderful music – Schumann, Kreisler/Rachmaninoff, Massenet, J. Chr. Bach/Cassadessus, Bartok, Boccherini and of course a couple of my own compositions. To attend please please rsvp at: gpwreservations@gmail.com or call the

Ashland Independent Film Festival Announces its 20th Anniversary with a hybrid “Double Feature” Festival and amazing member benefits Ashland, Oregon – The Ashland Independent Film Festival is excited to announce this year’s Festival, promising to be bigger, better, and bolder than ever.  The celebration kicks off with a hybrid “Double

The 20th Annual Ashland Independent Film Festival is a virtual event that will present approximately 100 new independent features and short films, with its traditional emphases on the subjects of activism and the arts. There will be a special focus on the theme of “Rising From the Ashes,” in recognition

Through the Night  $10 Tickets/ $8 members  www.ashlandfilm.org February 12-21 To make ends meet, people in the U.S. are working longer hours across multiple jobs. This modern reality of non-stop work has resulted in an unexpected phenomenon: the flourishing of 24-hour daycare centers. Through the Night is a verité documentary

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, RogueValleyMessenger.com.

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