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OHRA mission: Moving people from crisis to stability

Options for Helping Residents of Ashland purchased an underutilized Ashland motel and transformed it into The OHRA Center: a year-round low-barrier shelter with 52 rooms for guests; a resource center with a professional staff of six to assist anyone seeking help with rent, jobs, utilities, benefits and more; and a permanent home for the shower trailer.

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Food bank faces dramatic increase in demand

Ashland Emergency Food Bank, founded 50 years ago by a coalition of local faith-based communities, has seen a huge uptick in clients over the past few months, after a downturn during the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 250 households signed up in the last four months, pushing the list the Food Bank serves to about 525 households each month.

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Ashland School District

Rotary Club of Ashland names Violet Hering Student Of The Month

The Rotary Club of Ashland named Ashland High School student Violet Hering Student of the Month at its Oct. 20 meeting. The Student of the Month designation is awarded to a student who exemplifies the Rotary values of truthfulness, fairness, commitment to good will, and beneficial outcomes to all.

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Events

Empty Bowls returns as an in-person fundraiser Friday

Empty Bowls is back as a community celebration as well as a fundraiser after two years of COVID-19 interruption. It will be held from Friday, Oct. 21, in Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church, Ashland. Empty Bowls raises money for local nonprofit organizations that address food insecurity in Ashland.

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Community

It’s in our DNA: ScienceWorks event dives into ‘All of Us’ drive to collect public health data

A Saturday afternoon of fun, food and fascination at ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum in Ashland leads into a pair of presentations on the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program, an ambitious initiative to engage one million people or more who reflect the diversity of our country and have historically been underrepresented in health research.

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Economy

BottleDrop Express center opens at Shop’n Kart

The 4,500 BottleDrop account holders in the Ashland area now have a local drop-off option. Instead of taking green bags to Medford for redemption, they can now take them to Shop’n Kart in Ashland, where they can also purchase bags, print stickers and withdraw cash from their account.

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Health

What’s in a name? Ashland Community Hospital Foundation marks transition to ‘Community Health Foundation’

About 50 to 60 people gathered Sept. 1 at the Ashland Community Health Foundation office to celebrate the second anniversary of the foundation’s headquarters, which opened Sept. 1, 2020, just prior to the Almeda Fire on Sept. 8. The foundation, which hosted a ribbon-cutting and meet and greet gathering at its new location, is also celebrating a new name.

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Culture

James Webb Telescope first images celebrated in Ashland

The public has a chance to see spectacular first image footage from the James Webb Space Telescope and learn more about the mission with hands-on activities at ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum in Ashland this weekend, including a visit from a NASA ambassador mid-day Saturday.

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OHRA mission: Moving people from crisis to stability

Options for Helping Residents of Ashland purchased an underutilized Ashland motel and transformed it into The OHRA Center: a year-round low-barrier shelter with 52 rooms for guests; a resource center with a professional staff of six to assist anyone seeking help with rent, jobs, utilities, benefits and more; and a permanent home for the shower trailer.

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