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Ashland OR News, March 12th, 2014

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Ashland OR News, March 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. 

Our local farmer’s market is back! The Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters market opened yesterday. Visit our calendar page for more information for the Tuesday (now open) and Saturday (starting 5/3) markets. LINK

We love our coffee here in Ashland, as evidenced by the plethora of wonderful coffee shops in town. We name our four favorite coffee spots in town, and provide a shout-out to the other great spots as well. Take a peek and let us know what you think of our perspective, and share your opinion with us! LINK

Last week the Faculty Senate of SOU announced the results of their confidence votes of SOU President Mary Cullinan, Provost Jim Klein, and Vice President of Finance and Administration Craig Morris. The three received “no confidence” votes of 63%, 71% and 76% respectively. LINK*

This week features one of the top jam bands playing in Ashland in Umphrey’s McGee at the Historic Ashland Armory. What else is happening in town? Some of our favorites are listed here: LINK

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is opening a huge 71,500 square foot production facility in Talent for stage, prop and costume production. One can visit this Saturday from 11am-1pm. LINK*

Ashland Parks and Recreation has a surplus of funds and is considering where to allocate the funds. They are considering a second dog park on the south side of town and extending a sidewalk on Winburn Way by Lithia Park. LINK*

Good news for the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument as it just added 900 acres to its conservation area of now 61,700 acres. LINK*

More good news – two philanthropists are offering grants of $2500 and $5000 to visual artists and art teachers. LINK*

In case you missed these, here is a variety of previously posted Ashland focussed articles from our Insight to Ashland blog:
5 Family-Friendly Things to Do in Ashland: 
Ashland Perspective: A Deeper Calling: LINK
2014 Oregon Shakespeare Festival preview, the Elizabethan Theatre: LINK  the Bowmer Theatre: LINK  the Thomas Theatre: LINK
Q&A with Southern Oregon Film and Television’s founder Gary Kout: 
Ashland’s Disc Golf Course: 
5 Free Things to Do in Ashland: 
Searching for the Siskiyou Mountain Salamander: 
Ashland’s Acid Castles: 
Hearts Trail: 
Growing a yard vs. Growing food: 
Ashland Art, Volume 4: 

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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