Race Preview: 2016 Kevin’s Cup 8k (West Linn) — Run Oregon

Trail races are a fun way to get away from pounding the pavement and instead enjoying parks and nature. The 25th annual Kevin’s Cup 8k race takes place at Mary S Young Park in West Linn on Saturday, November 12th. This year the theme is “The Year of the Very Bad Santa,” and while costumes […]

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Race Preview: 2016 Kevin’s Cup 8k (West Linn) — Run Oregon

Trail races are a fun way to get away from pounding the pavement and instead enjoying parks and nature. The 25th annual Kevin’s Cup 8k race takes place at Mary S Young Park in West Linn on Saturday, November 12th. This year the theme is “The Year of the Very Bad Santa,” and while costumes […]

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Happy Autumn!

first-day-of-fall-2016As I look out at the first day of Autumn and enjoy the changing colors in the cool air I realized that I forgot my blog!  Oops!

It rained today for the first day of fall and it really marked the fact I had not wrote anything I planned to this summer. I  really meant to actually write blog posts over the summer, you know, while I had the extra time because I only had work and school was out but clearly I did not do this. 😕

No sense in looking back and feeling regret for something that I didn’t do, it is completely pointless. Instead, I will endeavor to get a new post out as often as I feel that I can, no guilt, no promises,no pressure. I want to enjoy this blog, and I want others to enjoy it. In order to do that I should probably use it!

I really enjoyed my summer here in the Rogue Valley and planned on writing up my little adventures for others to explore, well,  it occurred to me that I can still do that and it will give you something to plan for your next year’s adventures.

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I love fall. I can’t wait for warm bowls of borscht and other healthy soups. Mmm.  I have always loved this season, it’s so golden and cozy. It reminds of my favorite time of each day, dusk.

There is something soothing about the close of a day. I don’t know what it is exactly about dusk,  but it’s special and comes with this feeling of nostalgia. Like when you were a kid and you knew you only had a few minutes left to play before heading inside for the day and had to make it count. When you were a teen and it was hanging out and driving around with friends free and alive with the whole night ahead of you. As a young adult when work was over and you could change gears and relax or hang out with your friends and family and even now when you can go home and unwind and have some relaxing “you time” or cook dinner with the family and share the day. I just love dusk, it is like the signal another day has passed, you have accomplished things and who knows what will happen tomorrow! A time to reflect with a heart of gratitude of what has passed and what is yet to come.

Fall is equally magical to me, the golden warm colors, spicy warm smells, crisp cool air, family time, warm cozy homes and the holidays. It is a time of harvest and family. A time to hold what you have dear and celebrate with your loved ones what you have accomplished and will accomplish. A time to share special moments and memories and even give them gifts from the heart. Oh and of course Halloween, a time to act like a kid again, who doesn’t love a little dress up and fun?

I hope you enjoy this first week of Autumn as you head back to school or into another holiday season!

I am headed out to hike the gorgeous Rogue river Inn Agness, Oregon with my eldest son this weekend to celebrate fall!

Race Preview: 2016 Run for your Life 5k (St. Paul) — Run Oregon

The 2016 Fight For Your Life 5k is back once again at French Prairie Gardens s in St. Paul at 10:30am on Sunday, September 25th. The race honors Emily Pohlschneider-Edwards through the Em’s Fight Foundation. Emily is the daughter of the owners of French Prairie Gardens who battled and ultimately lost a brave fight with a rare form of […]

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Top 3 To Do’s in June In The Rogue Valley

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Brews, Bluegrass & BBQ

When: June 4th  12pm-8pm

Where: Roxy Ann Winery 3285 Hilcrest Rd. Medford OR

What: Enjoy the finest craft beers, Bluegrass music, and BBQ!

Visit: Facebook

 

Taste of Summer – Britt Festival

When: June 4th

Where: Britt Festival 350 1st St. Jacksonville OR

What: Wine Walk, Live Music, Food Booths, Artisans, and more!

Visit: Britt Festival  or Facebook

 

Southern Oregon Grape Fair

When: June 5th 12pm – 6pm

Where: Talent, OR

What: A walking fair of Beer, Wine, Food and art featuring: Wine tastings, Art/Retail, Music, Dance floor area, tours.  Butler auto group will be offering rides to anyone who needs them from the event.

Visit: Facecbook

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrating Shakespeare, on Stage and on Air — Seoul Stages

Last week, I had a short interview with Radio Bremen, on the occasion of Shakespeare’s 400th day of death. Via Skype, I chatted with host Katrin Krämer about problems of translation, creative adaptations, and the general importance of Will and his creations in Korea. You can hear the (German) interview online (click on “Livestream einschalten” […]

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The drama is coming | OSF 2016 season opens Feb 26 — Portland Theatre Scene

Are you ready, theatre fans? In just a few short days and rain-soaked weeks, the 2016 season thunders forth at one of earth’s great theatres. Behold, way down in Oregon’s sunny south. You know the place of which I speak. The hamlet of Hamlet. Stratford-upon-Rogue. Broadway on Siskiyou. I’m talking about Oregon Shakespeare Festival. If […]

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May 21 and 22 at Lithia Artisans Market

This would be a great stop to make during the weekend. Head over to the Lithia Artisans Market in Ashland Oregon. Take a look first hand at what’s going on in Southern Oregon! We’ll see you there.

LITHIA ARTISANS MARKET of ASHLAND

Mabrie Ormes, Fine Artist, Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland, LAMA. Here showing along the wall. Mabrie Ormes, Fine Artist, Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland  (LAMA). Here showing along the wall often referred to as “Mabrie’s Wall”. The wall will soon have a big scenic mural of our sister-city, Guanajuato, Mexico.

We have 31 artisans signed up to show this coming weekend at the Lithia Artisans Market. This weekend the market will feature hemp clothing, pottery, leather work, body care products, stone and wrought metal jewelry, photography, woodwork, fine art, hats, pressed flower art, copper work and much more. Come by and see what the local artisans have been busy creating in their workshops here in the Rogue Valley.

Open Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 11-5

Located along Ashland Creek on a meandering walkway known as Calle Guanajuato, behind the plaza buildings in downtown Ashland, Oregon.

Die hard street artisans are hoping the rain holds off so we can enjoy a market day. We have had lots…

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Gluten-Free Baking Class — Ambrosia Natural Bakery

We are offering a Gluten-Free Baking Class!!! Our classes provide an opportunity to learn ideas, recipes, tips, and important health information from Chef Sabrina Kate. It is a fun time of cooking, learning, and tasting wonderful organic gluten-free food!!! The class cost is $40 per person, or $60 for 2 people and must preregistered & […]

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Places to Visit in Southern Oregon

Why Visit the Applegate Wine Trail? from Applegate Wine Trail on Vimeo.

Southern Oregon is full of new and beautiful places to explore. If you enjoy a good glass of wine, beautiful scenery, or even just the serenity of sitting outside in peace, there are numerous different wineries for you to visit. They’re all closer than you might think.

The Applegate Wine Trail is one of those places for you to experience all of those things.

Take a day and visit some (or perhaps many) of the different wineries nestled out in the Applegate Valley. This video allows you to visually experience some of the scenery and will hopefully grow the craving to experience it first hand.

Visit the Applegate Valley Wine Trail page and find more information about what it has to offer you.

http://applegatewinetrail.com/