February 25, 2024

8th annual Holiday Peace Meal: ‘Coming together like this is part of how we heal’

It was cold and wet outside, but warm feelings filled Calvin Hall at First Presbyterian Church of Ashland on FridayBy Holly Dillemuth, Ashland.news Piano music played in the background as a calming fireplace displayed on the screen at the eighth annual Holiday Peace Meal on Friday afternoon in Calvin Hall at the First Presbyterian Church […]

Viewpoint: We should be using Pioneer Hall now to feed the unhoused and hungry

The public building has served as the hub for community meals for years — and could fill that role now except for the city’s unnecessary ban on its use, says one of the groups behind the Ashland Peace MealBy Jason Houk I wanted to address some confusion and help paint a more complete picture of […]

Open Pioneer Hall!

For the past 8 years, the city of Ashland has worked with the community peace meal to help ensure that our most vulnerable neighbors were invited inside Pioneer Hall to share meals together, especially during the coldest months of the year. Today, Pioneer Hall sits empty. Our community meals are held outside, regardless of temperatures, […]

No on Camping Ordinance

No on Ashland ordinance related to prohibitive campingAshland is on the cusp of accepting a dangerous and unfair ordinance, one that does not take into account trauma-informed care. What is “voluntary” versus “involuntary” homelessness? The city seems to believe that homelessness is a choice and that some people choose to be unhoused. What they fail […]