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Ashland OR News, February 12th, 2014

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Ashland OR News, February 12th, 2014

By Andy Harris

Welcome to our weekly blog feature – the Ashland OR news round-up! Simply read the short tidbits of information for a quick review of what’s happening in town, or click on the links for access to the full articles. 

The final article in our three part series previewing the 2014 season at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival covered the three outdoor shows at the Elizabethan Theatre. LINK

Part one and two of the OSF preview can be found here. The theatre opens this week, so now is the time to catch up on what’s to come at both the Bowmer Theatre (LINK) and Thomas Theatre shows: LINK 

What has become a constant theme of conversation here locally, The Daily Tidings catches us up on the state of the weather and Mt. Ashland. LINK*

Another story that’s been in the news lately is a state senate bill attempting to give towns the ability to ban medical marijuana dispensaries at the local levels. Growing developments are seemingly squashing this notion. LINK*

More marijuana news – there is a growing possibility that a referendum asking Oregon voters to vote again on making marijuana legal for those over 21 will come to pass. LINK*

It’s a big week here in Ashland with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival opening on Friday night. It’s also Valentine’s Day, and Curious Conspiracy is hosting a big event, including the amazing Karl Denson. “Love Songs” will also be played this week at SOU in honor of Saint Valentine. A campus rising against sexual violence will also take place on Friday at SOU. Per usual, Jason Franklin brings us many eclectic and great ideas of things to do in Ashland. LINK

Our latest installment of our “Ashland Art” series was posted last week, containing four poems and a photo. LINK

Ashland community member Brian Self of Oregon Ground Works shares his list of pros and cons of growing a yard versus growing food in one’s yard. LINK

In case you missed these, here is a handful of previously posted articles from our blog: Ashland’s Disc Golf Course: LINK  5 Free Things to Do in Ashland: LINK  Searching for the Siskiyou Mountain Salamander: LINK  Ashland’s Acid Castles: LINK  Hearts Trail: LINK

Do you have news you’d like shared in this blog feature? Please email Andy at info@insighttoashland.com for more information.

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