October 18th, 2012 by Julie
The annual Halloween Costume Parade this year in Ashland will be much more Kid Friendly. In the last few years some of the costumes were a little scary for young children, so this years theme will be ” For the Children”.
Ashlands Halloween Parade is the largest and most well attended in the Rouge Valley. The Parade will begin at 3.30pm at the Public Library and goes to the Plaza.
From 3.45pm until 4.30pm there will be trick or treating and Face Painting in downtown on Main Street.
Entertainment provided by the Ashland Middle School Jazz Band and the High School Band, the bands will be performing at various locations from Gresham Street to the Plaza.
Come on down, take part in the Parade, enjoy treats from the merchants downtown, listen to the musical groups and have lots of fun.
October 5th, 2012 by Julie
Many of you have probably seen the wooden statue as you walk up Helman Street and turn left to go to the Plaza on your way to Main Street. In 2006 sculptor Russell Beebe created a wonderful totem pole-like carving in Alder called ” We are here: Memorial to the First People’s of the Rogue Valley” in Honor of the Native Americans that once made their home in Ashland Oregon. The wooden sculpture is suffering from the ravages of the weather and needs to be moved to an indoor location.
In November the sculpture will be copied by the artist in bronze and the original sculpture will be gifted to the Hannon Library at SOU. The new sculpture will last into perpetuity, to honor the Shasta and Takelmas Native Americans who lived in and around Ashland for some 15,000 years before the Europeans first came here.
September 27th, 2012 by Julie
Apple tree bounty
Our apple tree has produced some delicious apples this year, we have picked quite a few ourselves, also guests and neighbors and the occasional deer have been enjoying them too.
September 10th, 2012 by Julie
For all of you who live in the Portland- Metro area, there is a great food and wine event this coming weekend on Sunday 16th September from 2 to 6pm. at the Director Park. Showcasing wine and food from Southern Oregon. Wine makers will display more than 100 of the best wines unique to the region at Savor Southern Oregon. Guests will be able to sample gourmet specialities such as a wide variety of cheeses and artisan chocolates from Harry & David, the Rogue Creamery and Gary West Meats. Chefs from Southern Oregon and Portland will cater the event including Willow Witt Ranch in Ashland and Blue Fox Farm in Applegate. The event will include live music, and wine education seminars as well as a raffle to win a weekend getaway to Southern Oregon.
Come and experience the many reasons to visit Oregon’s fastest growing wine region.
Located at 815 SW Park Avenue Portland.
Tickets cost $39.00 in advance and $50.00 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets. visit www.savorsouthernoregon.com
September 6th, 2012 by Julie
The 2012 Cycle Oregon is coming through Ashland this year on their annual ride, they will be stopping over in Ashland on the 12th and 13th of September. For those who have enough energy while they are in Ashland, riders can chose to ride 9 more miles up to the top of Mount Ashland all the way to the Ski Area for lunch and then a quick coast back into Ashland and a well deserved rest. This year Cycle Oregon is celebrating their 25th Anniversary. Approximately 2,200 riders have signed up for the 417 to 490 mile ride. Organizers state “A special route for a special occasion”, the 25th Anniversary ride features small towns that honor Cycle Oregon’s mission, and showcases the singular splendor of Crater Lake, also revels in the special charms of Ashland, and celebrates the variety of great riding that Oregon offers.” For further information visit www.cycleoregon.com
If you are in Ashland to welcome the riders this year, you will see Jean-Pierre who is volunteering at the community booth in downtown Ashland.
August 1st, 2012 by Julie
Glorious Summer is here! Lovely hot days and the warm nights are especially good for watching a play in the Elizabethan outdoor theatre, or sitting on the green and watching the Green Show. This year we have Magicians, Dance, Celtic Music and Living History Lectures “From the Streets of Shakespeare” a one woman historically costumed, educationally entertaining show. Many of our guests are loving the hot weather we have been experiencing in Ashland over the last two weeks or more. The weather is great for walking through Lithia Park or you could go on a leisurely tour to visit some of the many outstanding wineries in our area. What ever you decide to do don’t forget to drop in at Dagoba Chocolate and sample some of their delicious treats.
August 1st, 2012 by Julie
Oregon Cabaret Theatre
Oregon Cabaret Theatre in Ashland is celebrating 27th. season. Denny and the Dreamers will be rockin’ it out until August 26th. with ” Life Could Be a Dream” this is a delightful and energetic musical. A reasonably priced dinner is served before the show, or you can just see the show, either way it’s a classy professional show, that will keep you smiling all the way back to the Blue Moon.
July 6th, 2012 by Julie
Alison Carey, unleashes a shamelessly witty twist on Shakespeare’s original play. Think of Shakespeare meets “Beach Blanket Babylon” this production is a classic farce, the Oregon Shakespeare company is doing something totally and absolutely silly and amazing—– it actually works. Falstaff is failed presidential candidate Sen. John Falstaff, having lost the Iowa caucuses, he is hopelessly in dept. He tries to seduce two wealthy wives of the town, both married, one to a man, one to a woman, hoping to dip into their purses, but the ladies set out to teach him a lesson. His misbehavior is about to receive it’s final comeuppance. I really enjoyed this play; with an outrageous plot and comical characters, Shakespeare’s words and todays language, it is hilariously funny and kept me awake and laughing, even though I went into the theatre feeling a little tired after a long day.
June 12th, 2012 by Trina Packard
Blue Moon Bed and Breakfast is close to The Arts of Ashland, OR. Visit the Angus Bowmer Theatre to indulge in pure entertainment. Enjoy a play involving a jealous wife, murder mystery, love, magic and the interweaving of several stories. Please see dates and times below.
Adapted by Bill Rauch and Tracy Young
From the plays by Euripides, Shakespeare,
and Rodgers & Hammerstein
April 18 — November 3 | Angus Bowmer Theatre
Directed by Bill Rauch and Tracy Young
June 12th, 2012 by Trina Packard
I have developed a wonderful relationship with local artist, Michael Gibson, who has used the inn as a gallery for a small part of his collection. Jokingly, we refer to Blue Moon as “The Gibson Gallery” since the introduction of his works to the inn. Each piece was chosen to complement the room in which it is displayed. They exhibit the range of techniques and styles Michael has developed over the 40+ years of his career.
All of the art is available for purchase, and a full catalogue is in development for this page. Check back as the art page grows…
From the Artist
“I have always had a keen interest in drawing and art, and more importantly, the ‘state of being’ that focused observations bring about.” I’ve spent most of my studies with works of the past, and as an artist I can help bridge past to present”
Raised in Texas, Michael studied at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and majored in art with a minor in psychology at the University of Houston. He worked as a graphic designer for Faroy Inc. in Houston for many years but left the corporate side of art behind when he moved to Bainbridge Island. He taught art history, illustration and photography at Seattle Art Institute for 16 years before retiring to Ashland. Michael now lives in Ashland Oregon where he is an active Artist.
Gibson works in all mediums of art including sculpture, drawing, oil painting, collage and photography. Intrigued by the techniques of the old masters, he has been painting in oils on a gesso base and concentrating on portraiture and tromp-l’oiel. On a lighter side, Michael’s cartoon figures of French Roast coffee beans dancing the can-can decorate the Bainbridge Bakery. In addition to Blue Moon Bed and Breakfast, Michael’s work is currently at the Howard Hanson Gallery and The Rogue Gallery and Art Center.