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Ashland OR News – October 8th, 2014

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Ashland OR News – October 8th, 2014

By Andy Harris

Welcome to our weekly blog feature – the Ashland Oregon 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.

*In what can hardly be a surprise to Ashlanders and those who love Ashland, Lithia Park was named to the Top 10 Great Public Spaces by the American Planning Association last week.

*With a couple of years of increased police presence in downtown Ashland, and the newly implemented “enhanced law enforcement area”, the Ashland Police Department is seeing a significant drop in service calls in the downtown area.*

*Rogue Valley residents are reminded that The Food Project will be picking up food this Saturday. The program is a simple system in which residents leave a bag filled with non-perishable food on their doorstep the second Saturday morning of even-numbered months.*

*The drought and low water levels at Emigrant Lake exposes its history.*

*If you’d like to catch up on all of our listed calendar events, you can do so by visiting our calendar page.

*If sailing is your thing and you haven’t been to Lake of the Woods yet, we offer information on the lake in this new Insight to Ashland Outdoor Recreation post.

*The Oregon Cabaret has new owners, a husband and wife team that has extensive theatre experience.*

*Music and swing music fans can read a Q&A with local band “Band du Pays”, who are also performing tonight, Oct 8th at Liquid Assets.*

*For those who have tattoos or are interested, the Daily Tidings did a Q&A article with Benja from Universal Rites Tattoo. Give it a read to see if you might be interested in working with him.*

*SOU Raider sports round-up:

The SOU volleyball team, at 14-3, is movin’ on up, now to #11 in the NAIA coaches poll. The team now heads to Klamath Falls with eyes on first place in the conference.

The SOU soccer team is heading into its final regular season home games this week, with a record of 3-8. The team has done a great job of defending, but is looking for helping putting the ball into the back of the net.

The SOU football team currently has its highest in season ranking in the coaches poll in over 12 years, at #5.

*Take a peek at some of the recent Insight to Ashland articles – providing you Ashland Oregon news you can use….

We recently wrote up a piece on camping at Mt. Ashlandso if you are interested, please take a peek. 

Interested in taking a hike right from downtown Ashland? The Bandersnatch trail is the hike to take, in our estimation.

Those that love to garden, or are new to gardening, will enjoy this article with tips and advice on fall planting by Oregon Ground Works.

ScienceWorks has opened a new exhibit, Sportsology, an exploration of the science of sports. 

More than 500 climate activists joined together in Eugene in solidarity with the People’s Climate March the weekend before last in a worldwide march against climate change. 

Here is a late summer update the Ashland Oregon restaurant scene and the new hotspots to visit.

Consider a visit to the Umpqua National Forest, the North Umpqua River, Diamond Lake, the many waterfalls of the region.

We’ve added our 13th hike to our hiking section – Hiking the PCT in the Soda Mountain Wilderness.

Click here for access to all of our Ashland Oregon blog articles, covering various topics like the outdoors, businesses, theater, music, calendar events, nature, shopping, health and wellness, art, films and movies and more! 

*Do you have news you’d like to share in this blog feature? Please email your news to Andy at info@insighttoashland.com.

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