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Ashland OR News – June 18th, 2014

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Ashland OR News – June 18th, 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.

*Low water levels are leading to high levels of bacteria in local creeks and the summer is just getting under way.*

*Southern Oregon University president Mary Cullinan has accepted the same position at Eastern Washington University. Her term as SOU was marked by state budget cuts and a vote of no confidence this year by the university’s faculty.*

*Local gardening expert Brian Self from Oregon Ground Works shares tips on gardening during the dry summer here in Southern Oregon.

*Under the same theme, The City of Ashland is offering money to people who replace their lawns with drought-tolerant landscaping, pavers or permeable artificial turf due to water concerns.*

*Ashland’s local homeless center, the Ashland Community Resource Center, opened just 4 months ago, and has already achieved a variety of successes in helping homeless folks find jobs and homes.*

*Learn about the history of brewing in the Rogue Valley.

*What’s happening in town this week? We have some key Ashland events highlighted here for you – theatremusic, yoga, biking, the Southern Oregon Grape Fair and more!

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

*Take a peek at some of the recent Insight to Ashland articles – providing you Ashland OR news you can use:

From our Photo Blog series – photos from a May hike to Grizzly Peak.

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

Local writer Leslie Caplan shares her opinion on the fine line between being New Age-y and simply being human.

Our first article on fashion and style discusses using bangs to avoid botox.

Here’s a rundown on the Ashland yoga studio scene – where to practice which styles, where they are located, etc.

Catch up on the happenings with the local culinary scene with our Ashland restaurant update.

We preview the Britt Festivals 2014 season.

Why are so many afflicted with Springtime allergies and hay fever? Find out why, and what to do about it.

Insight to Ashland’s choices for the best Ashland Oregon coffee shops.

Preview of the 2014 Oregon Shakespeare Festival Elizabethan Theatre shows
Preview of the 2014 Oregon Shakespeare Festival Bowmer Theatre shows
Preview of the 2014 Oregon Shakespeare Festival Thomas Theatre shows 

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 Andy at info@insighttoashland.com for more information.

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