December 8, 2023



Ashland author wins award for spiritual writing

Lisa Manyon’s ‘Spiritual Sugar’ book wins American Writing Award Author Lisa Manyon of Ashland, Oregon, has achieved another milestone with her international bestselling book, “Spiritual Sugar: The Divine Ingredients to

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Chabad of Southern Oregon to host Hanukkah celebrations, menorah lightings

The eight days and nights of Hanukkah will light up the Rogue Valley, with the Chabad Jewish Center of Southern Oregon heading multiple menorah lightings and holiday events to celebrate the season. The Chabad will host three public menorah lighting events across the Rogue Valley, starting with a 4:30 p.m. celebration Thursday, Dec. 7, with a 10-foot Hanukkah menorah on Ashland Plaza.

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Latte Art Throwdown draws large crowd to Noble Coffee Roasting

A large crowd gathered Friday evening at Noble Coffee in Ashland to participate in the Latte Art Throwdown, hosted by Noble and La Marzocco, an Italian espresso machine manufacturer. Jared Rennie, Noble founder and CEO, created the event to celebrate the State of Jefferson coffee community and prove there are only friendly rivalries among baristas.

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‘The Nutcracker,’ a holiday classic, returns

Tickets are selling out quickly for a holiday favorite, “The Nutcracker” ballet, which will be offered eight times on the second and third weekends of December by Studio Roxander at the Crater Performing Arts Center in Central Point.

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Obituary: Margaret McCartney

Obituary: Margaret McCartney died Dec. 4 at 83. Memorial services are planned for 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 44 N. 2nd St., Ashland.

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A home for the holidays? Local cat adoption events coming up this month

With local rescue groups still overflowing with cats and kittens, those wishing to bring home a new family member for the holidays will have opportunities to do so on two upcoming December weekends. On Saturday, Dec. 9, Ashland-based Friends of the Animals (formerly Friends of the Animal Shelter) will partner with Feral Cat Advocacy (FCA), Melly Cat Rescue, and Hero Tails Animal Sanctuary for a Feline Fair at the Rogue Valley Mall.

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Relocations: Politics far and near

Herbert Rothschild: Apparently, Kissinger insisted on recording practically every word he said. His aides later commented that he needed to keep track of which lie he told to whom.

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