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Ashland Oregon News – May 28th, 2014

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Ashland Oregon News – May 28th, 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.

*While it was a small grass fire just outside of town, it is an ominous sign for things to come this summer. The fire is suspected to be caused by an electric fence.*

*Have you seen Reese Witherspoon’s photo diary of her time filming “Wild” in Oregon? It includes a shot in Lithia Park, among other gorgeous Oregon vistas.

Reese Witherspoon and Cheryl Strayed of Wild

Cheryl Strayed & Reese Witherspoon

*A $500,000 sound system has been installed in the Elizabethan Theatre at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, which should improve the amazing OSF experience even more.*

*The Ashland City Council is hosting a special meeting tomorrow night (Thursday) to discuss the Normal Neighborhood plan, that has met resistance due to concerns over traffic, reduced wildlife habitat, and inadequate sewer and storm drain systems and a lack of water supply.*

*Crater Lake’s North Rim entrance has opened and the West Rim Drive is open to traffic, while the Eastern portion is currently open to hiking and biking.*

Crater Lake

Crater Lake

*Congratulations to Ashland High School students Hanna Greenberg and Vika O’Brien for winning their 3rd straight state doubles tennis title!*

*If you want to satisfy your longing for live baseball, consider checking out a Medford Rogues game.

*What’s happening in town this week? We have some key Ashland events highlighted here for you!

*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:

How to get the most out of your flower blooms.

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

We present 5 fun activities to partake in in Ashland this spring.

We preview the Britt Festivals 2014 season.

Britt Festival

Britt Festival

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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