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  • Ashland Springs Hotel
    Three Great Surprises in Ashland, Oregon this Year
    ASHLAND SPRINGS HOTELEach summer a friend and I drive 5-1/2 hours to Ashland, Oregon to enjoy several plays at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.Our favorite lodging in the center of town is the charming Ashland Springs Hotel, a beloved historic...
  • Belle Fiore Winery's vineyard viewing decks
    Belle Fiore Winery, Estate & Vineyard in Ashland
    Visitors to Belle Fiore Winery, Estate & Vineyard in Ashland will first cast their eyes on a 20,000-square-foot, Italian-style building that houses a vaulted tasting room, enviable winemaking and storage space, and a second-story ballroom...
  • Bald eagles in Nebraska
    See the bald eagles at Wildlife Safari park
    It wasn't so long ago that bald eagles were an endangered species, declared so in 1967 due to dwindling numbers from hunting and DDT poisoning as the largest suspects in their deaths and a low fertilization and birth rate. Permits are required...
  • 4th Annual Hawaiian Luau at Grizzly Peak
    Hawaiian Luau at Grizzly Peak Saturday
    If you hear the sounds of a ukelele on Saturday, June 22, wafting over Grizzly Peak Winery’s vineyards, it's not iTunes.Musicians skilled in playing Hawaiian instruments and singing traditional songs will perform at a wine-paired...
  • Big Town Hero
    A hero can be a sandwich or a person
    According definitions a hero can be someone who is greatly admired, or it can refer to a sandwich. Big Town Hero sandwich shops in Ashland and Central Point combine the two definitions with very satisfactory results. Customers are invited to...
  • Enoteca by EdenVale Wine Tasting & Bistro
    Swank wine sipping part 4
    Antonio Moreno, who works the counter at Enoteca by EdenVale Wine Tasting & Bistro, gets excited telling couples about the remodeled space upstairs, overlooking the Ashland Plaza. Standard tables and hard chairs were recently replaced with...
  • Belle Fiore Estate and Winery opens in the spring
    Chateau winery opens in Ashland this spring
    If all goes as planned, by spring, everyone will be invited onto the grounds of Belle Fiore Estate and Winery's 52-acre property off Dead Indian Memorial Road to taste and buy 16 different wines priced from $17 to $29.Before it quietly hosted...
  • Paula Brown and Pat Flannery of Dana Campbell Vineyards
    Peek into a new Ashland tasting room this week
    Here's your chance for a sneak peak inside a new Ashland tasting room months before its grand opening and to meet the owners who had fascinating first careers.Dana Campbell Vineyards temporarily is opening its hilltop tasting room at 1320 N....
  • Movember mustaches start to take shape
    Movember mustache fundraiser by Southern Oregon University in Ashland
    On Nov. 1, members of the Southern Oregon University men's rugby team met on the campus practice field to show off their clean-shaven faces and to begin Movember, a monthlong fundraiser in which upper lips all over the world are growing hairy...
  • Dog show at Grizzly Peak Winery this Saturday
    Dog show at Grizzly Peak Winery this Saturday
    Grizzly Peak Winery is adding a little "woof" to wine and food offerings.Ashminster Mutt Show, a Westminster Kennel Club dog-competition parody is planned from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, under the winery's oak trees at 1600 E...
  • Jazz in the Canyon
    Dunsmuir festival offers jazz in the shadow of Mt. Shasta
    Dunsmuir is one of my favorite Northern California – and I mean way Northern California – destinations.Conveniently located right on Interstate 5 north of Redding, it’s a delightful small town straddling the Sacramento River and...
  • Trails across Virginia
    Trails across Virginia
    So far this summer, the weather here in Virginia has been alternating between oppressive heat and humidity, and stretches of pleasantly mild weather. During the milder periods, there are plenty of places to hike throughout the Old Dominion. Right...
  • Ohio companies showcase products,services in Anaheim for Windpower 2011
    Ohio companies showcase products,services in Anaheim for Windpower 2011
    Over 35 Ohio companies involved in the wind energy industry were in Anaheim this week for the American Wind Energy Association Windpower 2011 Conference and Exhibition, with one company - Timken - making a major announcement with positive impacts...
  • Ashland
    Ashland Trolley Line
    To the southeast of downtown Ashland, a short stretch of the former Ashland-Richmond Trolley Line has been converted into a rail trail. The Ashland Trolley Line trail enables you to tale a short but enjoyable hike through a stretch of pristine...
  • Dead Indian Memorial Road sign vandalized
    Political vandal "unofficially" alters Dead Indian Memorial Road signs
    The road signs for Dead Indian Memorial Road outside of Ashland, Oregon have been "unoffically altered" in an apparent act of political vandalism. In a letter to local media, a person has taken responsibility for painting the road signs...