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Meet the New Owners of Barking Beauty Parlor

November 2016

Meet the New Owners of Barking Beauty Parlor

People and their pets are barking about a longtime Talent business getting new owners this past summer. Nick and Michelle Morton purchased the Barking Beauty Parlor in August, and are excited about getting to know the community and their customers’ pets.

Rogue Hair Design Under New Ownership

September 2016

Rogue Hair Design  Under New Ownership

Kaylee Selee and Stephanie Gomez became the new owners of Rogue Hair Design in May 2016. And the Rogue Valley natives wasted no time putting their touch on the business. “We recently did a full makeover of the salon,” Kaylee said. “We want people to feel relaxed and comfortable while getting their services done.”


Arruda Built Construction

August 2016

Arruda Built Construction

Ron Arruda, owner of Arruda Built Construction, has over 27 years experience in the construction industry. “I followed in family tradition and learned the skills from my father, also a General Contractor,” Ron said. “His guidance taught me to be very detail-oriented and meticulous in all of my projects.”

Originally from California, Ron relocated to Oregon in the 80s and has enjoyed living in Talent for the past nine years. “My wife grew up here; and my father-in-law was your local barber at Hairy Larry’s on Talent Avenue for over 30 years. We enjoy the small town ‘vibe,’ but we’re still close enough to get to any and all events that our valley offers, especially all the outdoor adventures for every season.”

Lady J Arts

July 2016

Lady J Arts

Several months ago artist Jessica Hope Prince Kroll met with a client at the Downtowne Coffee House. When leaving she noticed the “For Rent” sign on the building next door. In mid December she opened the doors of her very own working artists studio, Lady J Arts, at 202 Talent Avenue.

Raised in Ashland, and after living in several towns here in the Rogue Valley, Jessica found herself happily living in Talent for handful of years. “When I got married several years ago, I moved to Medford with my husband. It didn’t take long before I was homesick for the little town I had grown to love.”

Livia Genise Steps Down as Camelot’s Artistic Director

May 2016

Livia Genise Steps Down as  Camelot’s Artistic Director

...Has Sight Set on Founding New Theater

After nearly fifteen years as the artistic director of the Camelot Theatre, Livia Genise is moving on.  The actress and director is starting her own non-profit theater company in the Rogue Valley and has her first production slated for the fall.  Though Genise had intended to leave her post at Camelot at the end of the 2016 season, circumstances at the theater changed and she made the decision to depart at the end of March. 

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