April 14, 2024



Winegrower John Pratt to speak at Hannon Library

Winegrower John Pratt will speak about the Rogue Valley as a treasured location for top-shelf location for quality grapes and wine at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at Southern Oregon University’s Hannon Library, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland.

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Reader photos

Reader Photo: Ready for his closeup

Reader Photo: Jessica Bryan and Tom Clunie on Feb. 22 captured this photo of a bald eagle in a tree in their backyard at Nauvoo Mobile Home Park by Bear Creek on the north end of Ashland.

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Griot Night: Sharing life’s lived experiences

The power and magic of the spoken word came alive as a cross section of Ashland’s Black community took to the stage during the Griot Night: Intergenerational Storytelling evening at the SOU Digital Media Center Wednesday, Feb. 21, sponsored by the Black Student Union at Southern Oregon University.

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Native American storytelling: ‘One story that was meant just for you’

Since time immemorial, oral tradition has been a traditional way of teaching from generation to generation within Indigenous communities — language, ways of knowing, methodologies, pedagogies, medicine, culture, spirituality and tradition. That was one of the messages relayed by David West on Saturday, Feb. 17, at a community event sponsored by the Social Justice and Action Committee of the Rogue Valley Universalist Fellowship at its church on Fourth Street.

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Ashland Creatives

Ashland Creatives: When family history is American history

Ashland Creatives: It was 10 years after her father’s death, when she was 33 years old, that Barbara Hilyer first learned the family secret that she had African American heritage. She wrote a book about it, which she’ll discuss Monday, March 4, at Bloomsbury Books in Ashland.

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Soroptimist Report: Building community through education

Soroptimist Report: Soroptimist International of Ashland (SIA), which strives to build community through education, will host a Dream Builders Luncheon in April to raise funds for its scholarship, grants and awards program. Since 1946, we have empowered women and girls to live their dreams, primarily thorough scholarships.

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City Government

Ashland announces new program to connect residents and first responders

A new Ashland city program dubbed “Community Connect” allows residents to input information that could assist first responders as they answer calls for service. Through an online portal, residents can give first responders information the responders can access on their way to answering calls that could be helpful to know — such as if there are pets in a home.

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Latest posts

‘On track’: Naumes Suncrest Winery readies expansion in time for summer

Naumes Suncrest Winery is preparing for summer in a big way. From the building of a new outdoor stage designed to accommodate full bands, to outdoor seating renovations that will quadruple capacity — not to mention a concert series in the works — the Talent winery at 1950 Suncrest Road says it is on track to open its new, larger outdoor space by June.

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SOU celebrates its 31st annual powwow

Community members from a variety of backgrounds will gather Saturday and Sunday for the 31st annual Southern Oregon University Powwow, widely regarded as the largest student-led event on campus. The event, hosted by the school’s Native American Student Union, is expected to draw thousands of visitors to Lithia Motors Pavilion in its second year back on campus after a COVID hiatus.

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