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The Quality Inn & Suites airport hotel in Medford has received the 2012 Gold Hospitality Award from Choice Hotels International Inc.

The Medford property was one of nine hotels out of 80 Choice Hotels brand properties within Oregon and one of 88 hotels out of 1,037 nationally to received the award.

The Fella's Barber Shop is now in operation at the former Central Barber Shop location, 12 S. Central Ave., in Medford. Owners Brandon Diaz and Pablo Villa, the son and son-in-law of Mike Diaz, longtime owner of The Flat Top Barber, acquired the location this month.

They have scheduled a grand opening from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today.

The telephone number for the shop is 541-301-6833. The barber shop's Facebook page is The Fella's Barber Shop.

The Medford Verizon Wireless Communications store at 1740 Delta Waters Road is offering Android and iPhone 4S workshops in the coming weeks, beginning this weekend.

The Android sessions, all at 8 a.m., are set for Saturday, Feb. 18, Saturday, Feb. 25, Saturday, March 3, and Saturday, March 10.

The iPhone 4S sessions, all at 8:45 a.m., are set for Sunday, Feb. 19, Sunday, Feb. 26, Sunday, March 4, and Sunday, March 11.

ASHLAND — Rose Yoga, which opened in Medford during 2002, has moved to 685 A St., on the corner of Sixth and A streets, in the Railroad District.

Owner Janet Langley is a certified Iyengar instructor and has been teaching yoga since 1998, in the Rogue Valley since 2005.

Rose Yoga offers classes seven days a week for all levels and ages. In addition, it offers specialized workshops and weekend sessions with visiting Iyengar instructors.

A two-session introductory course for students new to yoga or to the Iyengar method starts Saturday, March 3. Students will learn introductory poses, basic yoga philosophy and safety tips. Pre-registration is required. For information, visit www.roseyogacenter.com or call 541-292-3408.

Freight activity at the Medford airport declined in January, falling 11.8 percent from January 2010.

The 357,984 pounds of cargo declined from 405,711 pounds a year earlier and marked the 10th-straight month of decline. The airport began tracking freight after it was designated a U.S. customs site in the late 1990s. The customs office was closed later and, in recent years, fuel costs and the general economy have kept annual freight totals low.

Compiled from staff reports