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Rogue Grapevine: A world-class wine list

According to Wine Spectator magazine, the restaurant associated with the Ashland Springs Hotel, Larks Home Kitchen Cuisine, offers exactly that: a world-class wine list. Larks is among the restaurants in some 70 countries worldwide to receive a Wine Spectator Restaurant Award for 2022 as announced on June 27.

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Business

Rogue Valley Growers Market moves to new location

The Rogue Valley Growers and Crafters Market moves from its home since 2006, the Ashland National Guard Armory, to open at a new location at 1554 Webster St., at the northwest corner of Ashland Street and Walker Avenue, on Tuesday, June 7. The market will run at the new site on the SOU campus from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays through November.

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Business

Last call for Standing Stone Brewing Co.

Standing Stone Brewing Co., as famous for its community spirit and environmental stewardship as it was as a downtown Ashland bastion of beers and food, closed its doors for good Sunday, a victim of the nosedive in tourist dollars after four years of regional and national calamity.

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Business

Standing Stone announces closure on May 29

Standing Stone Brewing Co. will permanently close its family-owned brew pub at 101 Oak St. in Ashland, it announced on its website Tuesday, May 10. To thank the community for its support, Standing Stone plans to host a farewell celebration from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 29, closing day, with pints priced at $3, “just as they were on opening day back in 1997!”

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Food

Raising the bar: 18th annual Chocolate Festival this weekend

The 18th annual Oregon Chocolate Festival is back in person this weekend for the first time since March 2020. The weekend full of decadent treats and fun activities for all ages kicks off today with Ashland Gallery Association’s First Friday Art Walk downtown and the Chocolate Maker’s Wine Dinner at Ashland Springs Hotel, 212 E. Main St.

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SOU awards its highest honor to former Guanajuato governor and his wife

Southern Oregon University President Rick Bailey presented SOU’s highest honor on Monday in Guanajuato to two prominent supporters of the university exchange program between SOU and the University of Guanajuato. An SOU delegation and about 200 guests representing wide segments of the Guanajuato community looked on as the awards were presented to Juan Carlos Romero Hicks, holder of two master’s degrees earned at SOU before he embarked on a distinguished political career in Mexico, and his wife, Francis “Faffie” Romero Siekman, a prime mover behind a scholarship program supporting student exchanges.

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Ashland Fire & Rescue warns of intensified wildfire seasons

Ashland Fire & Rescue has warned of more intense fire seasons in years to come as local impacts of climate change become more apparent. Division Chief Chris Chambers told the City Council Tuesday, Aug. 2, that coming fire seasons could see an increase in acres burned of between 200 and 400 percent.

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Birds’-Eye View: An Ashland-based bird conservation organization

Birds’-Eye View: Ashland-based nonprofit Klamath Bird Observatory keeps on eye on bird life in the Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion of southern Oregon and northern California. Since birds are a key indicator species and migratory paths from much of the Western Hemisphere pass through this area, KBO data helps inform natural resource management on a broad scale.

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One Hiroshima survivor nurtures seedling sprouted from another survivor

The 77th anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, was marked in Ashland for the 38th year on Saturday. A capacity crowd gathered at Thalden Pavilion, site of an eternal World Peace Flame, to hear remarks and celebrate the planting of a gingko tree sprouted from seeds from a tree that survived the Hiroshima inferno.

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