Ashland Plaza in Lights and Snow

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: December 8th, 2013 | 0 Comments

Ashland Plaza All Lit Up

Just at sunset, after a snow fall, Ashland Plaza feels very magical ... [caption id="attachment_3518" align="alignleft" width="300"]Christmas Tree in Ashland Plaza Christmas Tree in Ashland Plaza[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_3519" align="alignright" width="300"]From the Ashland Plaza, a December Sunset From the Ashland Plaza, a December Sunset[/caption]  

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Chanticleer Inn B&B Winter Garden

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: December 7th, 2013 | 0 Comments

Lately, it's looking a lot like winter at the inn. We had lots of snow yesterday that covered the Chanticleer Inn's garden! Here are some images: [caption id="attachment_3513" align="alignleft" width="300"]Snow Covered Fern in the Chanticleer Inn's Shade Garden Snow Covered Fern in the Chanticleer Inn's Shade Garden[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3514" align="alignleft" width="224"]New Zealand Flax in the Chanticleer Inn's Side Yard New Zealand Flax in the Chanticleer Inn's Side Yard[/caption]     [caption id="attachment_3515" align="alignleft" width="224"]Hawthorne Berries with 'Snowcaps" in the Front of the Chanticleer Inn Hawthorne Berries with 'Snowcaps" in the Front of the Chanticleer Inn[/caption]

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Kelly Joe Phelps comes to Ashland!

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: October 22nd, 2013 | 0 Comments

Kelly Joe Phelps -- extraordinary Bluesman, Slide Guitarist

[caption id="attachment_3489" align="alignright" width="300"]Kelly Joe Phelps Kelly Joe Phelps[/caption] A writer at the San Diego Troubadour described guitarist and songwriter Kelly Joe Phelps as, "The Phantom Monk Of Folk- Blues," and rightly so. Over the past 17 years of recording and touring, Phelps has been talked about as much for his passionate, spirit-driven, lone musical ways as for the inventiveness of his playing and singing. Listen to a song and then you'll know you have to come. Saturday, October 26, 2013 • 8pm Tickets: $20/advance, $22/door, $10/teens 12-17, children under 12 are free with paying adult. Havurah Shir Hadash, 185 N. Mountain, Ashland

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Blink Chargers in Ashland

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: August 12th, 2013 | 0 Comments

[caption id="attachment_3458" align="alignright" width="224"]Blink Charger in Ashland Blink Charger in Ashland[/caption]

Blink Chargers for Electric Car Drivers

There are two Blink Charger locations in Ashland's parking lots.
  • 175 Hargadine St. in the parking structure near Oregon Shakespeare Festival
  • 139 N. Pioneer St. in the parking lot between Pioneer and 1st St., enter from Lithia Way.
Of course, if you're a guest at the Chanticleer Inn, you can get your 'juice' for free while you enjoy exploring Ashland and seeing plays.    

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Southern Oregon Lavender Trail Festival

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: July 15th, 2013 | 0 Comments

[caption id="attachment_3447" align="alignright" width="265"]Lavender Fields Forever Farm in the Applegate Valley Lavender Fields Forever Farm in the Applegate Valley[/caption] Instead of tending the inn's garden today, my friend Peggy enticed me out to play tourist in the and check out the lavender farms in the Applegate Valley area. Peggy has been anxious to pick lavender and replenish her dried flower arrangements.  I have been wanting to familiarize myself with the farms and view the gardens. The Southern Oregon Lavender Trail Festival allowed us to indulge in our desires. Lavender farming is a relatively new thing in the area.  Four farms are up and running; and there are 2 additional farms starting up in 2014. The two farms that most favorably impressed us were: Lavender Fields Forever and Applegate Valley Lavender Farm.  Thankfully they are the ones closest to Jacksonville!  I like the idea of giving people something else to do while wine tasting -- inserting a lavender farm or two between the tasting stops.

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Berkeley-Paris Express” Book Signing and Talk

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: July 15th, 2013 | 0 Comments

Kenneth Frantz, presents his book Berkeley-Paris Express, Mon July 15 at Ashland Community Center, 7:30pm

A lively memoir of the education of a young composer studying classical music and painting. -- The story tells of a young man (Kenneth) who eschewed popular music  to write his first symphony.  It is also about the influences of people and places upon him - first, that of a brilliant expressionist painter, who became the author's mentor while he was at U.C. Berkeley, and later, that of Paris, and the Juilliard School. 69 illustrations include paintings by Chagall, Rouault, and Corot. A glossary is included.

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Play Reading of “Radio Golf” 6/24 Monday 7:00pm

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: June 23rd, 2013 | 0 Comments

Radio Golf, by August Wilson

To support Penumbra Theatre Company, OSF is producing a play reading of "Radio Golf". The reading is directed by Penumbra's artistic director Lou Bellamy.  Bellamy recently joined the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for the 2013 season, and directed August Wilson’s Two Trains Running. Penumbra was founded by Lou Bellamy in 1976, it is one of the nation's largest and most significant African-American theater companies. June 24, 2013 at 7:00pm in the Bowmer

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Walk or bike Crater Lake E. Rim Dr. June 22 & 23

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: June 20th, 2013 | 0 Comments

THIS WEEKEND ONLY: Crater Lake's East Rim Drive Opens for Non-Motorized Recreation June 22 and 23, 2013 East Rim Drive circling Crater Lake will be open to non-motorized traffic only.  Early snow melt allows the park to offer this rare opportunity to enjoy Crater Lake at a slower and quieter pace for pedestrians and bicyclists.

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Grizzly Peak: so many flowers and more to come!

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: June 19th, 2013 | 0 Comments

[caption id="attachment_3419" align="alignright" width="236"]On Grizzly Peak, Siskiyou Onion On Grizzly Peak, Siskiyou Onion[/caption]

Hiking Grizzly Peak

One of my all time favorite hikes is up on Grizzly Peak.  Northeast of Ashland, Grizzly Peak is the tallest peak viewable from the Chanticleer Inn. This hike affords great sweeping views: From the car park view Mt. McLoughlin and on a clear day the peaks surrounding Crater Lake. Then from the trail, the entire Rogue and Bear Creek Valleys. Further west and south on the trail you can see Mt. Ashland, Emigrant Lake, Pilot Rock and Mt. Shasta. The trail is about fairly easy, 5 miles round trip, some elevation gain but not at all difficult. Directions to the trail head.

The Flowers of Grizzly Peak are best part!

From spring to late summer, the flowers are too many to count and each kind is wonderful.  Trail runs through forest, meadows and rocky outcrops: each area is packed with a variety of flowers.  The blooms rotate through the entire season. One can hike Grizzly Peak every two weeks and see different bouquets.

Indian paintbrush Grizzly Peak


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Ashland’s B&B Network Video

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: June 11th, 2013 | 0 Comments

Many of you might know that last year I was working on a video project for the Ashland's Bed and Breakfast Network.  In June 2012, we obtained a grant from the City of Ashland to produce a travel video.  We are very pleased with the work JOMA films did for us!  Hope you enjoy.

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