December 8, 2023



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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Volunteers needed to help with free Community Thanksgiving Peace Meal

Community volunteers are needed to help with the eighth annual Community Thanksgiving Peace Meal hosted by Southern Oregon Jobs with Justice on Thursday, Nov. 23, at First Presbyterian Church of Ashland, 1615 Clark Ave. The traditional dinner menu includes turkey, mashed potatoes, yams and much more, as well as vegetarian options.

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OSF leadership to join serving crew at annual Empty Bowls fundraiser Friday

Since Peace House began sponsoring Empty Bowls in Ashland in 2012, a feature of the event has been civic leaders clad in aprons and toques ladling soup into the bowls of attendees. This year, both Tyler Hokama, interim executive director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and Tim Bond, OSF’s artistic director, will take their turns on the serving line.

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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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