Ruth Sloan: Alicia and Jeffrey Welder had their welcoming house at 98 Westwood St. built in 2015. The lovely garden that surrounds it was initiated in stages on the bare earth after that, and is now the Ashland Garden Club’s Garden of the Month for August.
Garden of the Month: Stone work, curved stairways, fruit trees, tulips, irises and rhododendrons grace July’s Ashland Garden of the Month on Holly Street.
Garden of the Month: The front yard at 59 Sixth Street delights all who see it. The home of Sarah and Dennis Jeske is the Ashland Garden Club’s Garden of the Month for June. The cheerful paint on the buildings, the art in the garden, the charming fence and gate, and the prolific flowers mix together to create an enchanting display.
Garden of the Month: A riot of color greets passersby at 784 Park St. in April and May as many bulbs burst into bloom.
Garden of the Month: Elizabeth and Gerard Boulanger’s gorgeous front yard at 453 Tucker St. is a great example and is the Ashland Garden Club’s Garden of the Month for September 2022, the last of this year. It requires only a modest amount of water to put on a beautiful show year-round.
Jill Weston’s lovely garden at 994 Kestral Parkway is the Ashland Garden Club’s Garden of the Month for August 2022. She has been gardening here for about three years, starting from the nearly blank slate of bare dirt and dead trees of a previously neglected property.
Kim Larson and David Minter’s garden at 128 E Nevada St., the Ashland Garden Club’s Garden of the Month for July, has come a long way from when it was almost entirely huge juniper bushes in front and a large concrete pad with a laundry line and hedge in back.
Lorraine Vail’s and Ed Smith’s garden at 780 Walker St. is the Ashland Garden Club’s Garden of the Month for June 2022. It is a very special garden in many ways, not least of which is the couple’s desire to share the beauty and knowledge they have gained through creating this garden.
Dozens of area residents ushered in a spirited first night of Hanukkah on Thursday, gathering on the Ashland Plaza late Thursday afternoon to light the first flames on the menorah.
On a 4-2 vote, the Ashland City Council on Tuesday approved the first of two required readings of an ordinance to control time, place and manner of camping in Ashland. The ordinance will control occupation of public spaces and enforce behavior, rather than status, and does not seek to punish those who are homeless, the acting city attorney told the council.
Andrew Gast, general manager of the Mt. Ashland Ski Area, had hoped that this Saturday would be opening day for skiing this season, but he admitted defeat on Thursday, despite the latest snowstorm. Things are now day to day, while he, a couple hundred employees and untold numbers of skiers wait for more snow.
Oregonians who packed a legislative hearing on the state’s addiction crisis and flooded the Legislature with passionate testimony this week have vastly different viewpoints, but on one thing they agree: The status quo is not working. Some want to repeal Measure 110, the state’s voter-approved drug decriminalization law. Others say it needs to be tweaked.