Daniel Newberry http://ijpr.org en Ashland Chocolate Festival Celebrates Sweet Decade http://ijpr.org/post/ashland-chocolate-festival-celebrates-sweet-decade <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The artisan chocolate industry in Southern Oregon has found its sweet spot.</span></p><p>Ten years ago about the only local chocolate you could buy was made by Harry &amp; David, Endangered Species, or Dagoba. The Oregon Chocolate Festival, which celebrates its 10th year from March 7-9, has helped nurture a local artisan chocolate industry and granted new shelf space to many new startups.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 18:36:46 +0000 Daniel Newberry 8400 at http://ijpr.org Ashland Chocolate Festival Celebrates Sweet Decade The Rogue Valley Symphony: Behind The Scenes http://ijpr.org/post/rogue-valley-symphony-behind-scenes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Violin cases and coats lay scattered on dozens of empty seats in the recital hall at Southern Oregon University.&nbsp; Under the bright stage lights, dozens of musicians laugh and greet friends they haven't seen in months.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The first rehearsal of the Rogue Valley Symphony's 2013-2014 season is about to begin.</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 23:59:58 +0000 Daniel Newberry 3784 at http://ijpr.org The Rogue Valley Symphony: Behind The Scenes