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Local film fest’s star quickly rose

Beginning in October 2001 at Ashland’s Varsity Theatre, the Ashland Independent Film Festival has steadily grown to become one of the standout independent, non-studio film exhibits throughout the country.

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Ashland celebrates Dr. King’s legacy

A trio of Ashland events Monday, Jan. 17, will mark Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. There will be a socially distanced and masked gathering outdoors on the Ashland Plaza at 12:30 p.m., followed by the live online premier of “Martin Luther King, Jr.: Our Voices,” and a special screening of the movie “Selma” at the Varsity Theatre.

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Red flag warning issued for Wednesday afternoon

The threat of new fire starts due to expected “abundant lightning on dry fuels” has prompted the Medford office of the National Weather Service to issue a red flag warning for noon to 11 p.m. Wednesday for wide swaths of Southern Oregon and Northern California, including Ashland and the south end of the Rogue Valley.

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Two council candidates drop out as others wait for approval to get on ballot

Two candidates have dropped out of the race for Ashland City Council as the city waits on signature verification to release the forms of additional candidates who filed by the Aug. 8 deadline. City Recorder Melissa Huhtala said she is waiting to hear from Jackson County to confirm the signatures of additional candidates and will post candidate information after this step is complete.

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Rogue Grapevine: How a fox’s tail became a goat’s beard

MJ Daspit: “Caprettone got my attention because I’d never heard of it before. A light, dry Italian, it was refreshing and delicious. … ‘Caprettone is a white Italian wine grape variety that is grown in the Campania region of southern Italy … Caprettone is also grown in the Rogue River Valley of southern Oregon.’ Wait — what? We’re it outside Campania? How did that happen?”

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