Nonprofit news: The Rotary Club of Ashland is pleased to announce our students of the month for September and October, James Dyson and Simone Starbird.
The Ashland Monster Dash, the race featuring competitors decked out in Halloween garb, returns for its 15th year on Saturday, Oct. 28, in Lithia Park. The event will feature in-person 1-mile, 5K, and 10K distances, with prizes for the top finishers in each race.
“New Approaches to End-of-Life Care” on Tuesday, Sept. 5, will be the first of six public discussions in the monthly “Big Ideas” series, featuring prominent local experts speaking on relevant and timely issues affecting our community.
Rotary Club of Ashland Lithia Springs on June 1 awarded a total of $28,000 in scholarships to seven Ashland High School students to help them pay for career and technical education.
Charles “Chuck” Butler of Ashland, a retired auto dealer whose passion for community betterment left an indelible mark on countless lives, died Sunday, May 21, just three days shy of his 84th birthday.
The annual Ashland Reads “Celebration of Literacy” event will be held 9:25 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 3, at the Ashland High School Mountain Avenue Theater, 201 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland, according to a news release.
The Kiwanis Club of Ashland — part of Kiwanis International’s half-million members around the world — was founded in 1947. The Key Club will offer a car wash at Ashland’s Les Schwab from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 12, with proceeds going to the Thirst Project, which supports digging wells in Africa.
Ashland Creatives: Grandma Boom has a range of activities that focus on all five senses, often asking the students to notice the difference between feeling calm and feeling stressed through a variety of activities engaging each sense.
A new policy being inaugurated this winter at the Mt. Ashland Ski Area to limit uphill access, used mainly by backcountry skiers and snowboarders, is being challenged by some but is being defended by ski area managers.
Janai Mestrovich: Inner guidance insisted that not one thought of worry, fear, anxiety, doubt or anger could enter this healing process. And it didn’t. Too much was at stake.
Laurie True: The rules in this proposed ordinance are minimal and fair: If you want a place to sleep or camp here in Ashland, you need to use a city shelter or designated space.