ROGUE WINTERFEST GOES VIRTUAL FOR 2020

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Rogue Winterfest is an annual, premier community event and fundraiser that benefits three nonprofit mental health agencies: Family Solutions, Kairos and Options for Southern Oregon. Now in its 18th year the Festival has provided hundreds of thousands of dollars for much needed behavioral and mental health programs for approximately 15,000 children, adults and families in Southern Oregon. This year’s event …

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Do Your Part and Be Stream Smart!

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For most, hearing a creek flow over cobbles and viewing the wildlife present along its banks delivers a reviving feeling. Here in the Rogue Valley, there are many opportunities to absorb the peacefulness that is provided by its natural areas. However, in order for creeks, rivers, and lakes to continue providing these opportunities, uninhibited, we all must play a role …

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Order Your ~Build a Bat House- Stem Kit~ from BugsRUs

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Fall is here and that means OCTOBER and that means HALLOWEEN and that means BATS! Bats are victims of BAD public relations, specifically because of that FICTIONAL guy, DRACULA! Bats have been on Earth for more than 50 million years. With over 1,400 species, they are the second largest order of mammals, and those species cover six continents. Globally, bats …

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Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink in Beautiful Lithia Park

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It’s that time of year again to lace up your skates and hit the ice! The Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink will officially open on Thursday, December 2019 through February 17, 2020. The outdoor rink, a division of Ashland Parks & Recreation, is located at 95 Winburn Way, across from the Lithia Park playground, around the corner from the Plaza, and …

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Keep Your Family Safe During the Holidays

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What is on top of every First Responder’s wish list this Holiday Season?  Your family’s safety!  The adage, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is certainly true and—when simple prevention is ignored—our alarm bells ring! Please take note of these tips this holiday season: Inspect electrical decorations before use.  Look for damaged or frayed wires, and …

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Celebrate Victorian Christmas in Jacksonville

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 Join in the Victorian Christmas Celebration activities in Jacksonville, Oregon. Holiday Festivities continue on weekends up to Christmas Christmas Tree Lighting, caroling at 5pm. and visits with Father Christmas from 11am-4pm on  Novemer 30th, 2019.  Experience an old fashioned Holiday Season every Saturday and Sunday  in December when Historic Jacksonville is transformed into a 19th Century village celebrating Christmas in …