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My View by Whitman Parker, Publisher
Jacksonville Publishing LLC
t’s finally here…summer, that is! With awesome weather, high-season is now in full-swing with activities and fun for locals and visitors. This June, events abound including the Dogs for the Deaf Walk, the 25th Annual Bella-Bration, the Farmers Market, Applegate Valley Day, the Boosters Club 50th Year Picnic, A Taste of Summer, opening of the 2013 Britt concert season and a slew of others… you’ll find information on everything in this issue! A Long and Winding Trail…After 15 years, a land swap between the city and the Motorcycle Riders Association looks as if it’s about to become reality. Read more in City Snapshot on page 16. Congratulations are in order for all involved in making the swap happen, especially Tony Hess and Dick Ames. Unfortunately, City Councilor Dick Ames didn’t live long enough to see the swap become reality, but deserves the credit for the vision and dedication to making it happen.


Celebrate Summer!
The Coming Community Crisis? Over the next few months, I will be exploring and reporting on a looming crisis: Jacksonville’s diminishing volunteer pool happening due to demographic shifts. In other words…our aging population means that younger volunteers are needed to step-up and take the reins for several community organizations. Community-based and focused volunteers working with the Boosters Club, Forest Park, Beekman Arboretum, Garden Club and others need volunteer replenishment to continue the mission of making Jacksonville a great place to live. For decades, these groups have provided incalculable hours of work, resulting in a better quality of life for everyone living here today. If you are reading my comments and know someone who would be interested in volunteering, cut this article out, hand it to them and ask them to call me! I will put them in-touch with someone who needs their help. With so many volunteers to thank and so much to celebrate, I hope you enjoy summertime in Our Small Town with Big Atmosphere!

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Jacksonville artist Anne Brooke captured the essence of summer on the Britt Hill in this stunning watercolor, “Many More Musical Moments.” The painting was commissioned by Britt Festivals for its 2013 fine art poster—now available for sale at the Britt concession booth or at the Britt offices. Anne’s subject is one of her best friends and well-known local physicians, Dr. Robin Miller. Learn more about Anne by reading, “Up Close and Personal” by Randall Grealish on page 8.

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Bella Union Celebrates 25 Years!

From l-r, Chef Tom Bates, Owner Jerry Hayes and Restaurant Manger Christian Hamilton This month marks the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Bella Union Restaurant, one of Jacksonville’s most treasured and enduring dining establishments. The Bella’s owner and beloved leader is Jerry Hayes, a man who feels grateful for being in business for a quarter century in Jacksonville. “First off, I’m very proud that the Bella Union has become a gathering place for locals for the last 25 years… and a memorable stop for tourists visiting Southern Oregon,” Jerry says. Hayes is also keenly aware of how many locals decided to move to Jacksonville after falling in love with the town over lunch or dinner at his place…especially during the summer months while dining on the patio under the legendary canopy of wisteria vines that provide shade and ambiance. “Yeah, customers do tell me the Bella factored into their first impression of town…and it’s always nice to hear that we helped create a good and lasting image.” When Hayes bought the Bella, the business had been closed for two years, making for an uncertain but exciting future. “My goal when I opened, in June of 1988, was to create a fun, casual atmosphere that was welcoming to sophisticated diners as well as families… and certainly a place where the citizens of Jacksonville could feel comfortable.” Today, although pleased about providing a vibrant community gathering place, Jerry is most proud of the quality employees he’s attracted, trained and maintained over the years. Today, a few Bella employees who started with Hayes in 1988 are still with him, including Chef Tom Bates and Christian Hamilton. Recently, Tom’s daughter Megan started working at the Bella while in high school and will work summers while home from college. Chris, who started as a bus boy at age 15, is now the Bella’s Restaurant Manager. Last year, his 18-year old son, Isaac, started working as a busboy while still in high school and also plans to pay his way through college bussing and waiting tables. Chris, who’s also a successful real estate agent with Windermere Real Estate here in town, notes that the Bella is a place that has sparked lots of marriages, including his own! Hayes is all grins when he talks about the number of employees, including Tom and Chris, who now have children working in the restaurant—more than eight current employees are on what he deems his “next generation” list. Although the Bella Union became one of the region’s most successful restaurants, it was not a forgone conclusion twenty-five years ago when Jacksonville’s commercial core was struggling. Hayes deserves credit for standing the test of time and taking big risks to weather economic storms. One way Hayes beat the winter business doldrums was by creating Oysters and Ales—now in its 14th year. All year long, musicians play in the Bella’s bar, adding to events that attract people to town. “Events like it have become very successful which are great for the Bella and other businesses in town, especially during the off-season when everyone needs a shot in the arm.” Jerry invites everyone to Bellabration XXV—which promises to be another fun event. The event will feature wine tasting and appetizers on the patio, as well as jazz music from David Pinsky’s Rhythm Kings Quartet, a 25-year performer at the Bella. “My vision is for this event to attract as many of the old Bella employees and regular customers to a grand reunion that will be a fun evening, as well as a spring board for moving ahead for 25 more years!” See ad this page & page 22.

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Taste of Summer
June 8
Wine Walk 12-4 p.m. Kids activities
Children’s games Tickets are $25, and will be available at the Chamber/Britt booth on S. 3rd Street. Wineries will be located in various shops and businesses around town. PARTICIPATING WINERIES: 2Hawk Winery & Vineyard, Adit Public House, Belle Fiore Winery, Caprice Vineyards, Cliff Creek Cellars, Daisy Creek Vineyard, Dancin Vineyards, Devitt Winery, EdenVale Winery, Grizzly Peak Winery, LaBrasseur Vineyard, Ledger David, Pebblestone Cellars, Quady North Winery, Serra Vineyard, Soloro Vineyards, South Stage Cellars, Umpqua Tasting Room, Valley View Vineyards and Weisinger’s Winery Slinky races
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sponsored by the Lion’s Club, Kiwanis, Fire Engine Co. No. 1, Cascade Christian School and the Royal Family Kids Camp. All proceeds of these activities will benefit the service organizations running the games sponsored by Century link. Admission for this game is a non-perishable food item, which will be donated to Medford Food Project

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Hands-on art projects
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CLASSIC CARS: Rogue Valley Model A Club, Rogue Valley Classic Chevys, Rogue Valley Hot Rod, EDGETA (antique tractors) BEER GARDEN, STREET PERFORmERS, ART DEmONSTRATIONS (by Art Presence) FOOD BOOTHS (Gogi’s, Back Porch BBQ, Frau Kemmling, Mustard Seed & Rays) “A TASTE OF STRAWBERRIES”: Old-fashioned Strawberry Festival at the Jacksonville Presbyterian Church, from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Suggested donation is $3 for generous strawberry shortcake. All proceeds benefiting the Historic Church Preservation Fund. River of Life band will perform gospel songs.
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Chalk artist Cathy Gallatin Wildlife Images • Bugs R Us Fantasy Face Painting by Gina Niemi Balloon animals • FullMoon Hula Hoops Humane Society • Medford Food Project Pacific Power Blue Sky program

HOT AIR BALLOON RIDES: by Daybreak Ballooning On the Bigham Knoll field, weather permitting, 8 a.m. Suggested donation of $5

Live Music
3RD STREET 12 p.m.: Mercy featuring Lynda Morrison 2 p.m.: Frankie Hernandez & The Old Soul Parade CALIFORNIA STREET (next to Pico’s) 12 p.m.: 3 little birds 2 p.m.: Charles Guy & Michael Whipple COURTHOUSE LAWN The Blank Notes Rum Tum Music Students Ballet Folklorico??? Sonic Kaleidoscope–World Beat Experience

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Two lucky winners will receive $500 in Jacksonville gift certificates, good for any business in town. Taste of Summer attendees can enter the drawing at all participating businesses from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Taste of Summer. Drawing will be done at 4 p.m. at the Britt booth at S. 3rd Street. Two winners will be drawn; winner must be present to win! Entries must be submitted between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. only on June 8, 2013, at participating businesses. Must be 18 or older to participate. Entries limited to one per store/business. No purchase necessary. Participating business owners, their immediate family members, and employees of participating businesses are not eligible .

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News From Britt Hill by
Donna Briggs, Britt Executive Director
nyone who’s part of the Jacksonville community knows how important collaboration is. At Britt, we’re lucky to have great partnerships with several organizations. Together, we all do great things! The Taste of Summer event, on June 8 this year, has grown to become a successful event for everyone. Britt partners with the Chamber of Commerce and JOBA (Jacksonville Oregon Business Association) to jointly present the event, and each year we welcome new players. Thanks to all the shops, wineries, restaurants, businesses, performers, artists and service groups who come together to make this such a fun event for the whole city. We’re proud to be part of it. We’ve also been partnering with the Boosters on another key project. The Peter Britt Gardens, located at the base of Peter Britt’s former hillside estate, serves multiple purposes as a link between sections of the Jacksonville Woodlands Trails System, an entryway to Britt Festivals, and a quiet park, where Jacksonville visitors and residents can relax and enjoy themselves. Currently, the Lower Gardens are very poorly lit, due to the degradation of the existing lighting fixtures. This lack of


Lighting the Way
lighting poses a major safety risk to parkgoers and inhibits access to the park and its facilities. The Jacksonville Boosters Foundation, in tandem with the City of Jacksonville, spearheaded the replacement of the pathways in the Lower Gardens in 2012, which was Phase 1 of the project to restore the Gardens to their former glory. Both the City and the Boosters worked closely with Britt Festivals in making the pathways consistent with the ones already inside Britt’s venue. Similarly, the lighting fixtures to be used for Phase 2 of this project are the same ones Britt Festivals used in their entryway. These efforts aim to keep the look of the Gardens consistent, whether you’re inside the Britt venue enjoying a concert, or strolling through the Lower Gardens on the way to the Woodland Trails. In recent months Britt Festivals has been assisting the Boosters Club with funding strategies to help make new lighting a reality. The Jacksonville Boosters Foundation, Britt Festivals and the City of Jacksonville are committed to this Restoration Project and will work together to make it happen. The Taste of Summer and the lighting restoration project are just two of the many rewarding examples of collaboration in Jacksonville. As always, we’re grateful to be part of an engaged, supportive community. Comments or questions for Britt Festivals? Email Donna at ed@brittfest.org.

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Up Close and Personal with Local Artist, Anne Brooke
rt is often therapeutic for the strong emphasis artist, helping them deal with on color theory. an inner turmoil when they She is adamant can think of no other way to express the that her students pain they are feeling. When looking at understand how Anne Brooke’s paintings, one would to use color never guess that she has been hurting on properly and the inside since the loss of her husband, promises they will Mike Hawkins. Her bright and bold use of never make mud color reflects her vibrant personality and of their paints. her subject matter reveals the sweet, kind Anne developed demeanor that friends and family know a compact study define her personality perfectly. Though book for her students to have at the ready the loss of Mike weighs heavy on her heart, anytime they see something interesting Anne has found comfort and support from to draw or do a quick watercolor study. her students, the art community and the Using Anne’s selection of 8 colors, her residents of Jacksonville. students make their own color wheel, a Coming from a long line of artists, complimentary color value study and Anne Brooke did not get her start in art then work with the often difficult browns to deal with tragedy. She has been at it and greens to gain a full understanding since her father began teaching her the of the pallet they will use in class. The basics when she book also includes was a child. “Papa” inspirational quotes to would not allow provide motivation to the young Anne the artists as they go to take traditional about their lessons. art classes; fearing For her own that she would not paintings, Anne has develop her own a desire, not a need, style while learning to paint on a daily in a classroom. basis. She finds it However, Anne is possible to gain realized early on a spiritual sense of that she was not well-being while receiving enough painting. Anne also "Moonlight and Music" lessons on the says she has never 2000 Britt Poster important role and been motivated by proper use of color had in a well-done the selling side of art, in other words, painting. It would take years before she selling is a bonus not the goal. Instead, was fully able to study color theory by she finds enthusiasm and joy in the act getting a degree in art. and process of the painting itself. Once “Art is everything to me,” says the the painting is signed, the process is over. proud member of the Water Color This is something she also wishes for her Society of Oregon and founder of the students, many of whom have become Art Presence Art Center located in the prize-winning artists themselves. old Children’s Museum right here in Anne’s recent painting on the cover Jacksonville. Art Presence is a co-op of of this issue was commissioned by Britt artists with the goal of promoting each Festivals for the 2013 Britt fine art poster. other’s art. Anne strongly believes in the Interestingly, it also contains one of her importance of art in a community and earlier paintings titled, “Moonlight and the effect art has on children and adults Music.” Additionally, the quilt the young alike and how having art in their lives lady (Dr. Robin Miller) is sitting on was improves one’s ability to think and be made by a Ruch Elementary student which creative in all aspects of life. Anne had purchased at a fundraiser for the Watercolor has been her steady medium school. Knowing how much Britt Festivals through most of her career. She has been means to so many of Jacksonville’s teaching drawing and watercolor for the residents, Anne hopes you will feel her past 24 years, passing-on her knowledge joy in creating this painting. Learn more of watercolor painting to beginners about Anne Brooke and her art at www. and advanced students who are taught brookewatercolor.com. a two-triad system of painting, with a


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“Then we received a $5,000 grant from the Oregon Cultural Trust, which we used as matching funds for a $5,000 Kinsman Foundation grant.” She also emphasizes the funds that JHS raised through Victorian Christmas tours, Victorian theme tours, and last summer’s Living History program. “There are some incredible volunteers who made the tours possible. They love the Beekman House and are anxious to see it reopen.” City Administrator Jeff Alvis added his comments. "We have JHS to thank for raising the money that is making these repairs to the House possible. And the City appreciates all of the effort the Jacksonville Heritage Society has put into the Beekman House. A lot of people enjoyed the tours and Living History programs last summer and during Victorian Christmas and look forward to seeing it re-open." When asked about plans to reopen the House, Kingsnorth notes that everything will be contingent on both completion of the repairs and City approval. “Stephanie Butler—the Beekman House Volunteer Coordinator and trainer—and I have volunteered to organize tours under City of Jacksonville auspices.” Current proposals include reopening the House from 11:00am to 4:00pm on the second Saturday of July, August, and September. “This would coincide with the Jacksonville cemetery tours and Jacksonville would be able to offer a ‘History Saturday’. And of course we would like to be open for Victorian Christmas. It’s too late this year to offer the Living History program, but we would like to offer private group tours of the House and the Bank.” As to the future of the Heritage Society, Kingsnorth said, “Once the Beekman House project is completed, we will have accomplished our initial objectives. We’re just glad that the Beekman House, the Beekman Bank, the Courthouse complex, and the Catholic Rectory are now in good hands.”

The Future Meets the Past

The Past Meets the Future

JHS President, Carolyn Kingsnorth (left) with Mary and Chuck Metzger at Beekman House ary Dailey Metzger, architecture and design similarities. “We Cornelius Beekman’s also have stained glass around the front great-great-niece, toured door.” Mary points out the Haviland Jacksonville’s historic Beekman House Limoges china in the dining room. “I over the weekend of May 18th with her have a set just like that. It belonged to husband Charles. Beekman was the most my grandmother Lizzie.” When told prominent, and perhaps wealthiest, of that Carrie Beekman had sent the set Jacksonville’s pioneer generation. His home from France during her 18 month 1873 House, a Jacksonville landmark, European tour, Mary speculates that was occupied by only one family and Cornelius may have asked Carrie to send remains completely furnished with a set to the Dundee family as well. family artifacts. “I can tell from the letters we have that Mary is the third member of Carrie and my grandmother were close. Beekman’s east coast family to ever Grandmother was called Lizzie, but visit Jacksonville. Mary’s brother, John her name was actually Julia Elizabeth. Dailey, came two years ago. Only one She was named after Julia Beekman. Beekman family Our daughter is named Julia Elizabeth member, niece as well. I guess we’ve continued the Nina Beekman, tradition of handing down family visited during the names from one generation to the next.” Beekman family’s Mary and Chuck also toured the lifetimes, despite Beekman Bank and historic Presbyterian frequent urgings Church. Mary even rang the church bell from Cornelius. for Sunday services. “Uncle Corneal However, following made a special trip to California to the advent of the bring back that bell,” she notes. transcontinental “Our Jacksonville stay has been railroad, Cornelius, the highlight of our vacation,” Mary his wife Julia, son declares. “I’m impressed by how much Ben, and daughter the community values the Beekman Carrie made frequent trips between House and Bank and the Beekman name, Jacksonville and Dundee, New York, and I can’t wait to share all I’ve learned where Beekman grew up. with the rest of the family.” “I inherited the Dundee family home,” To commemorate their visit, Mary comments Mary Metzger during a tour presented the Jacksonville Heritage of Jacksonville’s historic residence. “It Society with a generous donation was passed down through my great from six Beekman family members to grandmother, Cornelius’ younger sister help complete planned repair work Lydia, to my grandmother Lizzie, to my on her great, great uncle’s home. “I’m father, and then to me. The architecture delighted by the effort that is going and furnishings of the house here into maintaining and restoring these remind me of Dundee.” buildings. I’m Sally May 2013:Sally May 5/20/13 4:12 PM Page 1 glad we are able to She observes the farmhouse's Gothic contribute to it.”


Jacksonville Heritage Society (JHS) President, Carolyn Kingsnorth, takes pride in the new roof on Jacksonville’s historic Beekman House and describes the porch repairs that will soon be taking place. “You might call this the Heritage Society’s ‘last hurrah’—at least where these buildings are concerned since the City now owns and manages them. We’re just pleased that JHS is able to finish up these final projects and leave the buildings better than we found them. We’ve had great support from the community!” she emphasizes. “The Jacksonville-Applegate Rotary Club has made the Beekman House the focus of their Rotary-at-Work Day for the past two years. They’ve painted portions of the Carriage House, cleaned gutters, leveled sidewalk bricks, and power-washed the picket fence. They also recruited members of Boy Scout Troop 17 for a Tom Sawyer Day of painting pickets. Then Rotary members finished the job this year after we ran out of paint last summer.” Kingsnorth continues, “Local artists, Warren Straus and Ray Foster made significant contributions. The Presbyterian Church shared the proceeds from their Strawberry Festival. Art Presence members donated a percentage of the sale of their Beekman House paintings. Other community members have donated cash as well as craft items that we sold at Mrs. Beekman’s Christmas Bazaar.” The Heritage Society also received several grants to help pay for the repairs. “The City Lodging Tax Grant provided some seed money,” Kingsnorth explains.

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The skies above the Applegate Valley and Jacksonville will be filled with hundreds of pilots this June when the 11th-Annual Rat Race paragliding competition returns to Woodrat Mountain. This year’s event will be one of the largest international paragliding events in the world, with 250 pilots participating from June 22-29. This year features a “Super Clinic,” designed to train newer pilots and expand their knowledge and skills after the daily competition flights.

Woodrat Mountain has been voted one of the best 25 paragliding sites in the world. The public is invited to watch the action from the ground at Red Lily Vineyards, Valley View Vineyards, and Fiasco Winery, all of which provide live video/internet tracking of the races overhead. On Sunday, June 23, the public is also invited to the 5th-Annual Hunter Family Fundraising Dinner from 6:00pm-9:00pm at Fiasco Winery at 8035 Highway 238, just 8 miles west of Jacksonville. See Fiasco ad on page 40.

Applegate Valley Day is June 22nd!
The Greater Applegate Community Development Corporation (GACDC), in partnership with the Applegate Valley Oregon Vintners Association (AVOVA) and the Applegate Lions Club, is sponsoring the second-annual Applegate Valley Day at Cantrall Buckley Park on June 22. This fun-filled one-day event is free and will again feature and showcase local history and cultural exhibits including those representing the gold rush pioneers and the timber, farming, recreation and wine industries. Plenty of off-site parking on Hamilton Road with free shuttle service will be available to transport attendees to Cantrall Buckley Park. Activities and displays will also include a quilting display and raffles, antique cars, antique farm equipment, a wine and beer

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pavilion, arts & crafts, music, food (featuring the Lions Club’s famous BBQ Tri Tip and BBQ Chicken) dog agility and more. Once again, a Geocache Event sponsored by Outpost Farm & Garden will be held— contact Tiffany Ryan at 541899-1113 for further details. For more information on this community event, please contact Ed Temple, Project Director at 541-846-7769 or visit www. applegatevalleydays.org.

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ome celebrate the Boosters Club’s 50th Anniversary on June 10 from 3:00-4:00pm in the newly-restored Peter Britt Gardens on the Britt grounds at First and Pine Streets. (Ample parking is available in the upper Britt parking lot.) The Club will have an official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the gardens, followed by speakers from the City, Boosters Club and Foundation, Britt Festivals and the J’Ville Garden Club. Enjoy light refreshments and music and celebrate one of Jacksonville’s most successful volunteer organizations! Founded in 1963, the Jacksonville Boosters Club is a group of civic-minded individuals who for 50 years have donated their labor, skill and funding to complete many community projects. On any given day, you will see Club members “Flying the Flags” on national holidays, maintaining benches located throughout the city, participating in cemetery cleanups, volunteering in parades and many other volunteer opportunities. Through its fundraising events and efforts, the Club has regularly donated funds to Jacksonville Elementary School, Food & Friends, Britt Music Festival, Jacksonville Woodlands Association and the City of Jacksonville. In addition, the Boosters Foundation, incorporated in 2003, raises funds to support the restoration, preservation, maintenance and improvement of both public and nonprofit-owned facilities. Learn more at www.jacksonvilleboosters.org. Robertson (Robbie) Collins was one of the original founders of the Jacksonville Boosters Club in 1963. Pictured here in his study, and outside of his home (now the location of South Stage Cellars winery) with his good friend Ginger Rogers, retired actress and dancer.


Jacksonville Boosters Club Celebrates 50 Years!

The restoration of Peter Britt Gardens has been a cooperative effort between The Jacksonville Boosters Club (primary sponsor), The City of Jacksonville, and the Jacksonville Garden Club. Hundreds of hours of volunteer time have been logged cleaning, pruning, installing 400 feet of ADA paved pathways, hundreds of feet of new irrigation lines, and planting of over 100 new plants which are consistent with plants included in Peter Britt's original gardens. Future phases will include plantings of hundreds of more shrubs, plants and trees as well as improved lighting for the pathways. Shown in these photos are members of the Jacksonville Boosters Club taking a break during installation of the pavers, wheel-barrowing bark dust to freshen the garden beds by the white picket fence on First and Pine streets which was installed by the Boosters, and planting crews.

In 1971, the Jacksonville Boosters Club initiated the first Jacksonville Home Tour to invite public viewing of historic Jacksonville Homes. To this day, home tours bring hundreds of visitors to Jacksonville every second (even) year. The Jacksonville Boosters Club will again host a home tour in the spring of 2014. In the 1990's the Jacksonville Boosters Club initiated the Fly the Flags program in Jacksonville. Club members continue to maintain and fly the flags every national holiday. In the early 2000's, the Jacksonville Boosters Club began holding an annual garage sale each September. It has now grown into a city-wide event which attracts hundreds of bargain hunters and visitors to Jacksonville the weekend after Labor Day each September. The Jacksonville Boosters garage sale booth is located in the Sterling Bank parking lot." See ad on page 30. Photo from the dedication ceremony of the newly-restored City Hall, June 13, 1981. The restoration was funded by the Jacksonville Boosters Club, the City of Jacksonville, and the National Parks Service under the provisions of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. Senator Mark Hatfield is the gentleman seated in the center of the photo holding a white paper. Excerpt from the speech he gave when dedicating the restored building: "You know, as I come to Jacksonville for this important event I don't think there is any accident between the fact that we are in the midst of a preservation action and that we are also in the center of a great cultural program as Peter Britt Music, Shakespeare, and so forth. There is a natural link between preserving our heritage and the beauty we have in the cultural performing arts. So I want to commend the people of Jacksonville, the Jacksonville Boosters Club, the mayor, the council, the citizens at large for giving this great jewel to the State of Oregon. Remember that many towns are old, but Jacksonville is both old and beautiful." To this day, the Jacksonville Boosters Club continues to hold it's monthly meetings in the historic Old City Hall. General meetings are held on the second Monday of each month from September-May at the Old City Hall. Light refreshments begin at 9:30am, followed by a program at 10:00am.

Boosters members volunteer in seasonal cleanups at the Historic Jacksonville Cemetery as well as the annual "Meet the Pioneers" tours which take place in the cemetery each October.

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Full-Service Home Décor and Interior Design Center Opens

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Jacksonville residents Jim and Carmen Whitlock have been in the building and design business in the Rogue Valley for 23 years and are now pleased to announce the opening of “Eleglance Home Décore.” The full-service retail and interior design business is located at the northeast corner of California & 5th Street in a charming historic house at 110 N. 5th Street. In recent weeks, the Whitlock’s have spruced-up the interior and exterior of the building with fresh plants, paint and signage. Carmen says, “Back in 1990, we started Advanced Homebuilders and then branched-out with Eleglance Stylish Interiors. Since that time, our building, remodeling, designing and decorating businesses have served hundreds of homeowners and small offices in the Rogue Valley.” With the current up-tick in building and interior design activity, Jim explains, “Our timing seems right to open a boutique-style furniture and home décore store. And, I will be able to offer our clients computer-generated drafting services for new home construction projects or remodels from the new location.” A soft opening of the new store is slated in June with a Grand Opening on July 1. According to Carmen, “We have been receiving shipments of quality, unique

and harder-to-find pieces of furniture and accessories on a daily basis and look forward to sharing everything with our customers from the new store.” Customers will be able to purchase items off the floor or have them customized to their exact specifications. Eleglance will feature furniture and accessory lines from Drexel Heritage, Hooker Furniture, Lexington, Omnia Leather, American Elegance, Four Hands and others. Additionally, customers will find area rugs, mirrors, custom-made frames, floor and wall clocks from Howard Miller, a nice sampling of lamps, bookends, candleholders, vases, floral arrangements, unusual decorative items, pillows and a host of other coordinating items. Interior design services will be offered by Carmen and other design associates in the store or in your home. Working alongside Carmen and Jim, their daughter, Katie Palmer will help run the shop on a day-to-day basis. Jim adds, “It’s our sincere hope that our store will compliment others in Jacksonville and help draw more people to our wonderful small town. We also hope to fill a niche that is now missing in the surrounding area for nicer furniture and furnishings.” Reach Eleglance Home Decore at 541-7022170, online at www.eleglance.net or via email at eleglance@charter.net. See ad this page.


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The Unfettered Critic by
Paula Block Erdmann & Terry Erdmann
The Britt-ish Invasion
t’s one of the wonders of Jacksonville. You’ll be walking down the street on a summer afternoon, stepping in and out of shops, when suddenly you’ll hear a band tuning up, live, balancing amplitude and timbre, one instrument at a time. “That,” you’ll think, “is the Steve Miller band, doing a sound check just up the hill.” And you’ll be right. Unless, of course, it’s Kenny Loggins, or Chris Isaak, or the Doobie Brothers. Or any other of the world-class musicians who bring their acts and their art to the Britt Festival. How lucky we are that it’s June, because the 2013 Britt season is about to begin. On Opening Night, Cindi Lauper is coming to town. Lauper rose to our attention in l983 with her single, “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.” The song was a hoot, but the hauntingly beautiful “Time After Time,” which she co-wrote, sealed the deal for us. Two decades later, she’s having more fun than ever as composer of the hit Broadway musical “Kinky Boots”—which recently received thirteen Tony Award nominations. If Lauper wins for Best Score, she’ll be the first woman to win solo in the category. How could any of us miss the chance to hear this composer perform? (June 15). Twenty-eight musical evenings will follow, including The Music of ABBA: Arrival From Sweden (June 30), which promises to make us want to dance, and the return of Britt favorites Michael Franti (July 6), Pink Martini (July 16) and Brandi Carlile (August 21). Perhaps the most exciting announcement is for Robert Plant presents The Sensational Shape Shifters. Since his days fronting Led Zeppelin, fans have labeled Plant the Golden God of rock ‘n’ roll. His recent pairing with Allison Krauss gave birth to a gentle sound that added dimension to his hard rock reputation. Plant says that his new band was “inspired by the roots music of Mississippi and Appalachia, and influences collected in a lifetime of meander and journey.” That’s enough to


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get us to the hill (July 2). Plant’s not the only hard rocker heading our way. If you haven’t caught Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, it’s time to refresh your youtube connection. Combining Janis Jopin-esque bluster with a toughened-up Nora Jones vibe, Potter will burst into no-nonsense Memphis grooves and a touch of reggae (June 24). Speaking of reggae, the genre may be an underlying theme of the season, with Jamaican music legend Ziggy Marley joined by the Rogue Valley’s own “Intergalactic Reggae Revolutionaries” Indubious (June 29), Michael Franti (July 6), and Rebelution/Matisyahu (August 20). For those among us seeking softer sounds, plan to be on the hill for a much awaited John Prine appearance. Prine’s position as a top singer/songwriter has held since the 1970s. If you only know of his compositions “Have a Little Faith In Me,” or Bonnie Raitt’s version of “Angel From Montgomery,” you’ll find this show a revelation (June 28). Another John—John Hiatt—writer of the infectious Bonnie Raitt hit, “Thing Called Love,” will treat us to his own versions of his creations that became hits for Bob Dylan, Linda Ronstadt, B.B. King, Jimmy Buffett—the list goes on. To top off the evening, legendary rhythm and blues/ gospel singer Mavis Staples will own the stage (July 5). Oops, we’ve run out of space—and we haven’t mentioned twin sister indie rockers Tegan and Sara (August 30), ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro (September 14) or the show we’re looking forward to perhaps most of all, Jeff Bridges (July 24). As for the centerpiece of the Britt Experience, the Classical Festival, we’ll see you next month! Paula and Terry each have long impressivesounding resumes implying that they are battle-scarred veterans of life within the Hollywood studios. They’re now happily relaxed into Jacksonville. Photo: David Gibb Photography

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Brews, Burgers & Bluegrass at Hanley Farm
8 Hours! 4 Bands! 5 Unique Burgers! 16 Rogue Valley Microbrews
ome tap into the best of the Rogue Valley's food, drink and music at the first-annual Brews, Burgers & Bluegrass as THRIVE kicks off Medford Beer Week on Saturday, June 8, 12-8pm at historic Hanley Farm. This family-friendly event is brought to you by THRIVE and sponsored by Green Hammer; event proceeds go to THRIVE's local food programs. "We're bringing together the best of the Rogue Valley's craft brewers and artisan meats in a "down on the farm" celebration of our local flavor," says THRIVE Executive Director Wendy Siporen. "We are thrilled to be a part of Medford Beer Week and have this opportunity to highlight the growing microbrew industry in Southern Oregon and the diversity of Rogue Valley ranches." THRIVE, the Rogue Initiative for a Vital Economy, is a 15-year old economic development organization working to cultivate a more sustainable local economy, focusing on community food security. THRIVE publishes the Rogue Flavor local food guide and coordinates Eat Local Week every September. Brews, Burgers & Bluegrass is part of THRIVE's mission to bring together business owners, workers and community members to cultivate a vital economy that is socially, financially and environmentally sustainable, promoting local resources and public awareness of the individual’s role in shaping the economy. Guests will be entertained by the music of Eight Dollar Mountain, the Turner Moore Band, Sequoia, & Siskiyou Summit. Participating breweries include: Wild River Brewing, Southern Oregon Brewing, Portal Brewing Co., Fire Cirkl Meadery, Conner-Fields Brewing, Caldera


Brewing, Bricktowne Brewing Co. and Apocalypse Brewing Company. Each brewery will offer two varieties of beer for tasting. Root beer and sodas will also be available for purchase along with burgers, salads, dessert and a vegetarian option. Local ranchers are providing food for this fun event. The beef will be provided by Plaisance Ranch, Salant Family Ranch and Yale Creek Ranch. Hensel Family Farms will supply chicken. Bison will be supplied by Full Circle Bison. Yale Creek Ranch will provide lamb. Goat and bacon will be sourced from Willow-Witt Ranch. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Admission includes a commemorative pint glass and tasting tickets. Music-only tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Children 12 and under are free. Buy tickets online at www.buylocalrogue.org or at Grains Beans & Things in Medford, The Twisted Cork in Grants Pass, Pico's in Jacksonville, and Boulton & Son Butchers in Ashland. "There's no better way to kick off Medford Beer Week than to start with an event celebrating both local breweries and local food producers. This event is a mustgo-to event!" says Medford Beer Week co-organizer Chris Dennett. Brews, Burgers & Bluegrass is sponsored by Green Hammer, a unified design-build company creating healthy and inspiring buildings for life. Cosponsors include Grains, Beans & Things, Northwest Farm Credit Services, People's Bank of Commerce, Grange Co-op and the Southern Oregon Historical Society. For more information on the event, you can go to THRIVE’s website www.buylocalrogue.org or contact Wendy Siporen at 541-488-7272 or wendy@THRIVEoregon.org.

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Artist Day at Hanley Farm
Hanley Farm, located on Hanley Road in Central Point, is hosting “Artist Day at the Farm” on Sunday, June 16 from 11:00am-3:00pm. This is our tribute to local artists! Come out, paint, take photos— whatever your passion, we invite you to practice your craft at the perfect setting— beautiful Hanley Farm. There’s so much to stimulate your creativity—heritage livestock, featuring Icelandic sheep and Toggenburg goats, chickens, Bob the Peacock!, farmhouse, barns, water tower, historic outbuildings, farm stand, AND so much more! PLUS, if you’d like, bring finished art work to sell. If you do sell something, we ask that you donate 10% of your total sales to the farm. If you choose not to bring finished art work, that’s okay too! Just come out, have a picnic, paint, take photos, whatever! Hanley Farm offers you and your fellow artists a peaceful environment in which to create, and a wonderful place to spend a Sunday. We hope you’ll plan to participate in this great event! Please call contact below if you plan to attend. Historic Hanley Farm is located at 1053 Hanley Road, Central Point. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Pamela Sasseen at 541-608-8091.

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Visit All 8 Bear Creek Boutique Wineries Father’s Day Weekend
“Grape Expectations” offers wine enthusiasts a unique chance to visit all 8 Bear Creek wineries in one weekend and a wonderful way to experience estate wines first-hand. Come and taste some of the best Southern Oregon has to offer as you experience unparalleled hospitality. Some wineries will have live music and others will be giving vineyard tours. See for yourself what everyone’s talking about! They are JUST MINUTES AWAY! Pre-sale tickets are available at all wineries starting June 1 for only $20 per person and $25 after June 15. This year’s participating Bear Creek Boutique wineries are: 2Hawk Winery, Pebblestone Cellars, Stone River Vineyard, Aurora Vines, Trium Wines, Dana Campbell Vineyards, Grizzly Peak Vineyards and Weisinger’s of Ashland. June 15 & 16, 11:00am-5:00pm. For more information, please see ad this page.

Come visit all eight of the Bear Creek Wineries at the Grape Expectations Event! Taste wine and sample food pairings. Visit www.bearcreekwineries for more.

What a Difference a Day Makes!
The Jacksonville-Applegate Rotary Club’s annual “Rotary at Work Day” made a noticeable difference at Jacksonville’s historic Beekman House. On Saturday, April 27, local Rotary members turned out in force to paint pickets and level brick walkways that had either settled or been raised by tree roots. Not only does this pioneer homestead look spiffier, it also provides safer access for visitors later this summer. Thank you Rotary Club!

Top photo: John Bowling and John Boyd paint pickets. Left photo: Rex Miller and son level bricks.

City Snapshot
Land Swap Grant Approved: On May 7, the long-awaited land swap with the Motorcycle Riders Association took one step closer to becoming reality after the state Parks Commission awarded the MRA $684,000 to purchase 380 acres of land in the upper reaches of the city’s 1800 acre watershed. In exchange, the city will take control of 40 acres of MRA land, including its parking lot and staging area, in the lower watershed. The transfer effectively removes motorized vehicles from the Forest Park. Although highly contentious at times, the deal solidifies the future of the Forest Park by making its hiking and mountain biking trails an exclusively non-motorized use area. The city has indicated it will place $200,000 into an account for the engineering/repair work for the dam and spillway and utilize $300,000 to pay-off the mortgage debt on the Police Station. City Council, May 7 & 21: A new 5-year lease agreement for the Brunner Building between the city and the Senior Center group operating the Thrift Shop was unanimously approved. A newly-designed “gateway” entrance sign on South Stage Road received a thumbs-up, pending HARC approval. When replaced, the new sign will replace a decaying wood sign and include verbiage that identifies Jacksonville as a “National Historic Landmark,” “Home of Britt Festivals,” and the “Heart of Southern Oregon Wine Country.” Council approved changes to the city’s Personnel Manual and adopted new identity theft policies related to internal financial control mechanisms. Council reviewed Chapters 1-4 and 5-8 of the soon-to-be updated Municipal Code and offered suggested alterations. Of note: Councilors acting in the role of “Liaison” at the Commission and/or Committee level will no longer be “voting members.” On May 21, concerned resident Linda Graham read a letter during Public Comment urging the council to address what she called excessive noise emanating from the Boomtown Saloon when live music bands perform. Graham stated that unacceptable noise levels are unfair to residents, nearby lodging guests and restaurant owners who have to put up with the nuisance. Graham’s letter also inferred that that a conflict of interest exists with enforcement because Jacksonville Police Chief Towe’s band frequently plays at the establishment. Graham concluded by calling for revising noise standards in historic brick buildings.


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A Few Minutes with the Mayor
by Paul Becker
t seems appropriate to lead off this month’s column by mentioning the successful conclusion to the MRA land swap and sale transaction with the City. On May 8th, the Oregon State Parks Commission unanimously approved the grant request from the MRA for $680,000 which will be paid to the City for the 380 acres which lies almost five miles from downtown. In addition, the MRA will turn over the 40-acres and the improved parking lot to the City. The State Parks Commission also added $4,000 to the grant which will reimburse the City for its cost in appraising the value of the land. This transaction will provide the City with the necessary funds to begin the process of breaching the dam… a task the City has come under increasing pressure from the state to perform. It also provides the City with money to pay-off the Police Department building and end that sometimes contentious chapter in the city’s past. Last month I wrote about the idea of moving the City offices to the ground floor of the Courthouse. I was pleasantly surprised at the reaction to that column. I don’t recall ever hearing as many positive comments from people as on this one. The Courthouse is the one icon that shouts out where we are and who we are … JACKSONVILLE… a historic landmark town, and it does seem appropriate that citizens would go there to talk to members of their city government. Such a move also secures the continued presence of the building which came close to being demolished in the past. I would like to thank everyone who has come forth in support of this idea. It will definitely be on the table for the City Council to review and consider together with other ideas. Last night I was watching the

News From The Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery
by Dirk J. Siedlecki, President - FOJHC
Volunteers needed—Looking for an easy and rewarding volunteer project? Join us on Saturday, June 15, and the third Saturday of the month through September 21, and help us to clean the grave markers in Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery. Learn when and which markers should be cleaned, the proper cleaning techniques, and the proper tools to use. This is a hands-on project so dress accordingly. Tools, supplies, and handouts will be provided. Workshop begins at 9:00am and marker cleaning runs until 12noon. You may want to bring a stool to sit on, sunscreen and a hat. Meet at the Sexton's Tool House, top of the Cemetery Road, for instructions and to pick up supplies. Those attending the April workshop had a great time and managed to clean 14 headstones. History Saturday—Join us on Saturday, June 8, and the second Saturday of the month through September 14, for this year's brand new History Saturday Program. The June program, "Love and Courtship in the Cemetery" will be presented by Anne Peugh and Lynn Ransford and promises to be a fun and interesting talk and tour. Meet your Docents by the Sexton's Tool House at the top of the Cemetery Road. The program, which starts at 10:00am, will include a short walking tour so be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes. While there is no fee or reservations required, donations are greatly appreciated and will help support restoration of the Jacob Ish family block. We really appreciated the wonderful turn out and enthusiastic audience for our May 11 presentation, "kicking-off" this year's History Saturday Program. Visit our website at www. friendsjvillecemetery.org for additional details on these events and all our cemetery activities. Thank you for supporting the Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery.


Random Musings
disturbing news from Josephine County and Grants Pass which reported on the significant increase in crime following the reduction in law enforcement staffing in the sheriff’s department. The stories of citizens who had been robbed were bad enough, but in some cases people had been robbed more than once… in one instance three times. This borders on lawlessness. Crime left unchecked leads to greater crime, increasing violence, and an unease which lies heavily upon citizens. There are two things which citizens expect from government - police and fire protection. When they break down, or are absent, the community deteriorates. We in Jacksonville are fortunate. We have a police department which is staffed with an excellent group of officers, led by a chief with years of experience who is current with law enforcement methodology and who knows many of our citizens personally. We have also been out of the mainstream of a slow but rising crime problem in other parts of the valley… with the Interstate 5 corridor acting as the conduit for lawbreakers. Nonetheless, it would be unreasonable to assume that our city is immune to these problems. I grew up in a time when most houses in rural communities used skeleton keys. Sadly, those days are gone. Crime is no respecter of neighborhoods or boundary lines. When you park your car… lock it. When you leave your house… lock it. When you see something suspicious… report it. On that note, in closing, let me draw your attention to the announcement for this month’s film, THE ROARING TWENTIES, which deals with a particularly lawless period in American history… one written by a journalist who lived through that tumultuous era. When I look at the national headlines I sometimes wonder if history isn’t repeating itself.

Announcing the 2nd Annual Mayor’s 4th Of July Picnic!
Mayor Paul Becker and the City of Jacksonville invite everyone to come out and celebrate July 4th on the Courthouse grounds from Noon until 3:00pm and enjoy complimentary hot dogs, buns, chips and bottled water. Picnickers may opt to bring their own food and drinks if they so desire. Once again, the Fire Department will be organizing activities for children and adults. New this year, the Jacksonville Trolley will be stationed on the grounds, offering picnickers free trolley rides around town. Come celebrate the 4th and join the fun with your Jacksonville friends and neighbors!

June Movie Night at Old City Hall
This month, we present perhaps the best film ever made about the Roaring Twenties… a decade of greed and corruption on Wall Street and Main Street. The ills we read about in today’s news also happened in the years following World War I. The characters, though veiled as fictional, are based upon real people, while the story mirrors real life and is shown as only Warner Brothers could show it. The film is THE ROARING TWENTIES and was chosen as one of the ten best films ever made in its genre as a gangster film. Its plot scenarios are authentic and draw upon events of the day as seen under the penmanship of Mark Hellinger who wrote the short story used to make this film. It contains a stellar cast… Jimmy Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Gladys George and Priscilla Lane. They convincingly portray the characters represented… people in the headlines only ten years before this film was made. Finally, it is without a doubt one of Cagney’s greatest performances. This film is so good it ranked 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. That is a rare accomplishment. If you have never seen THE ROARING TWENTIES or, if you saw it years ago on television, don’t miss this one. The digital restoration used on films these days allows the audience to see them as they never have been seen since their first release. THE ROARING TWENTIES will screen at Old City Hall on June 14th at 7:00pm. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Jacksonville Police Department
A consolidated report based on type of calls & number of incidences

April 15, 2013 to May 21, 2013
Alarm - 4 Animal Complaint - 10 Assist - Medical - 14 Assist - Other Gov't/Law Enforcement Agencies - 22 Assist Public - 31 Burglary - 1 City Ordinance - 8 Civil - 4 Disorderly Conduct - 1 Disturbance/Noise - 1 Drugs - 2 Elude - 1

Call Type - Total Calls

Fraud - 3 Harassment - 1 Juvenile Problem - 1 Larceny/Theft - 3 Minor in Possession-Alcohol - 1 Property Found - 2 Property Lost - 1 Public Safety - 1 Suspicious - 14 Traffic/Roads All - 5 Trespass - 2 Unsecure Premise - 1 Warrant - 3

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Chamber Chat

by The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
he Chamber of Commerce has taken the lead on Jacksonville’s tourism efforts for many years, including representing Jacksonville at regional and state travel and tourism meetings. There are three annual meetings: the Governor’s Conference on Travel, Welcome and Visitors Center Training Conference, and Southern Oregon Visitors Association (SOVA)’s Marketing Symposium. These meetings occur in early spring prior to the summer travel season. Attending these conferences benefits Jacksonville in three ways: professional development/training for chamber members and staff working on travel and tourism, increasing awareness of Jacksonville as a destination in Oregon’s travel industry, and building and maintaining a strong network among the travel industry participants. Travel Oregon, the coordinator of the first two conferences, is the official travel organization for the state of Oregon. The organization is funded through the 1% state lodging tax. The purpose of this organization is to promote tourism for the state, accomplished via promotional campaigns, representing Oregon at industry events nationwide and building strategic partnerships. More information is available at www.traveloregon.com. Travel Oregon provides updates on their initiatives and training opportunities through the Governor’s Conference which is attended by visitors center (vc) staff and regional tourism representatives as well as individual industry participants.


The agenda is a combination of handson training sessions on travel-related topics, updates on marketing initiatives at the state level and panels of industry participants sharing their experiences related to tourism. The conference provides an excellent opportunity for Jacksonville representatives to network with Travel Oregon staff, tour coordinators and industry participants. The Chamber frequently does an exhibit at this conference in order to maintain Jacksonville’s awareness level. The Welcome and Visitors Center Training Conference is attended by people who staff these centers across the state. Each year the meeting is held in a different location in order for the vc staff to increase their knowledge of the different destinations across the state. This allows for more confident referrals for travelers interested in exploring Oregon. It is also a key networking opportunity for our local staff to build relationships with her peers across the state so she can serve as a point person for inquiries about Jacksonville. SOVA is our regional travel organization which coordinates a Marketing Symposium. This meeting is an opportunity for tourism-based business owners and vc staff from the region to hear about regional initiatives, cooperative marketing plans and updates from Travel Oregon. For information on the Jacksonville Chamber, or to join, please contact the visitors center at 185 N Oregon Street, 541-899-8118 or chamber@jacksonvilleoregon.org.

Library Group Seeks New Board Member
The Friends of the Jacksonville Library (JFOL) is seeking a new board member to fill a vacant volunteer position with the group. President Joan Avery says, “The purpose of our group is to endorse literacy and learning by supporting the mission of the Jackson County Library.” You might recognize many of the current board members around town or spot them during one of the twice-yearly book sales at the library’s Naversen Room. “Our priority is to raise funds so that our library is open four hours each Saturday in addition to the sixteen hours a week the county provides,” Avery notes. Since the Jacksonville branch is a part of the countywide system, this means residents have access to material anywhere in the county as well as the advantages of centralized purchasing and processing which reduces overall cost. Underscoring the importance of the work the JFOL does, Avery adds, “It also means that if the library system is closed due to budget constraints, everyone from babies to seniors will no longer have access to a building that provides a major source of information and pleasure, as well as losing a major community gathering place, the Naversen Room.” Candidates for the JFOL board should expect to meet once a month, except during the summer months. The group meets for about an hour each time in the Naversen Room at the library. Avery, a retired librarian from Los Angeles is quick to note, “Board members don’t need professional library experience…they only need to care about libraries and their importance to the community. New members should be willing to help with our Book Sales and programs and have ideas about how to make Jacksonville residents aware that the library of today is more than books. They do need to be readers.” Whomever steps-up to fill the vacant seat will join Avery and Annette McGregor, Vice-President, Bruce Garrett, Treasurer, April Bower, Secretary, Gus Hughbanks, who took over sorting and transporting books for the Book Sales, and former City Councilor Donna Schatz, who has been involved since the library was built. Interested candidates are urged to contact Joan Avery at 541-702-2114 or via email at mailjoanavery@charter.net.

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Jacksonville Art Events June 2013
This month Art Presence presents an exhibition of member artist works depicting seaside subjects to celebrate the coming of summer. Member Tana Domecq-Davis also presents a solo show of oil paintings in the front gallery. You are invited to an opening reception on Friday, June 14 from 5-7pm. June 8, 11-3pm: “Taste of Summer” Britt Festival Opening Celebration Join us on the lawn in front of the art center where we will have five tables, each set up with materials children can use to make art with watercolors, oil pastels and more! Kids who participate also get to enjoy a FREE ride on the Jacksonville trolley! June 15, 1-2:30pm: Founder Anne Brooke presents a demonstration of color theory and watercolor technique. Art Presence Curated Exhibits: Jacksonville Library: • Naversen Room, Now - July 17: Show of paintings by Art Presence board member Katharine Gracey. • Front Entrance, Now - July 1: Dirk Siedleki presents a Memorial Day display of military memorabilia in honor of U.S. military veterans and active service people. Medford Library, Now - July 17: Be sure to see this exhibit of copper art by Art Presence member Randall Grealish! Art Presence Art Center is open every Fri-Sun from 11am-5pm. We are located at 206 N. Fifth St. art-presence.org This month we welcome summer with an exhibition of watercolor paintings by Elaine Frenett. Her magnificent floral paintings feature amazing technical skill, and her sensitive use of color to render exquisite light and shadows is a sunny visual treat to enjoy while ducking in for a Jacksonville Chill on a hot summer day! elainefrenett.com

❂❂Saturday, June 1, 11:00am-4:00pm: Children's Heritage Fair, Hanley Farm. ❂❂Saturday, June 1: Hanley Farm Stand opens. See ad on page 7. ❂❂Sunday, June 2: j'ville farmers market opens. Courthouse Grounds. See ad on page 7. ❂❂Thursday, June 6, 6:00-10:00pm: bella union 25th anniversary celebration. See article and ad on page 4. ❂❂Saturday, June 8, 10:00am: TASTE OF SUMMER, Downtown Jacksonville. See activities, hours and locations on page 5. ❂❂Saturday, June 8, 10:00am: history saturday, Jacksonville Historic Cemetery. Second Saturday of the month through September 14. See article on page 17. ❂❂Saturday, June 8, 11:30am-2:30pm: TASTE OF STRAWBERRIES, Old Presbyterian Church. See article page 23. ❂❂Saturday, June 8, 12noon-8:00pm: Brews, Burgers & Bluegrass, benefit for THRIVE, Hanley Farm. See article on page 15. ❂❂Monday, June 10, 3:00-4:00pm: Boosters 50th anniversary, Peter Britt Garden. See article on page 11. ❂❂Thursday, June 13, 8:30am: chamber monthly general meeting, second Thursday each month, Old City Hall. See "Chamber Chat" on page 18.

❂❂Friday, June 14, 7:00pm: MOVIE NIGHT AT OLD CITY HALL, The Roaring Twenties. Pg.17 ❂❂Saturday, June 15, 9:00am: cemetery marker cleaning day, Jacksonville Historic Cemetery. Third Saturday of the month through September 21. See article on page 17. ❂❂Saturday, June 15, 10:00am-3:00pm: kids day at crater rock museum, "Kids Day for Children with Special Needs." See article below. ❂❂Saturday & Sunday, June 15 & 16: celebrate father's day weekend at jacksonville wineries. See ad on page 7. ❂❂Saturday & Sunday, June 15 & 16: "grape expectations. Bear Creek Boutique Wineries Tour. See article and ad on page 16 . ❂❂Sunday, June 16: father's day at schmidt family vineyards. See ad on page 15. ❂❂Sunday, June 16, 11:00am-4:00pm: Open Farm Day with Local Artists, Hanley Farm. See article on page 15. ❂❂June 22-29: rat race. See article on page 10. ❂❂Saturday, June 22: applegate valley day & ata hike. Cantrall Buckley Park. See articles on pages 10 & 38. ❂❂Saturday, June 22, 5:00-8:30pm: Origins Dinner Series. www.hanleyfarm.org. ❂❂Sunday, June 30, 2:00-5:00pm: three sisters midwifery open house, located above Gogi's Restaurant. See article on page 31.

June 7 - June 30: “Coastal ~ By the Sea” Art Presence Art Center

June 1 - 30: Elaine Frenett GoodBean Coffee

Guest Artist Dan Elster’s exhibit continues. An avid birder, Dan is known for capturing amazing imagery of birds and other wildlife through the art of photography. elsterphotography.com

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Crater Rock Museum: Kids Day for Children with Special Needs
Crater Rock Museum is offering a very special event for children with special needs. Saturday, June 15 is dedicated to children who may not have attended our Kids Day in the past due to their disability or special circumstance. “Kids Day for Children with Special Needs,” has been set aside to accommodate these children and their parents. We’re focusing on themes from our favorite Kids Days—children and parents will be able to take part in up to four different programs, including craft projects to take home! Questions? Contact Karen Rogers at krogers1952@me.com, Phil Roberts at craterrockclasses@hotmail.com, or Crater Rock Museum, 541-664-6081. Classes are every hour, on the hour 10:00am-3:00pm. Admission: Children, FREE! Adults, $4; Seniors, $2. 2002 Scenic Avenue.

June 12 - July 24: "Solstice" New Works by Cheryl D. Garcia at South Stage Cellars Congratulations, Cheryl! SSC’s Resident Artist has

again been honored with Southern Oregon Magazine’s “Best Local Artist” award for her innovative designs and monumental public art installations! Congratulate Cheryl at a special evening reception in the wine garden for her show of new works on June 22nd from 7-9pm. greatmetalwork.com www.soartists.com ~ soar@soartists.com

Jacksonville Trolley Tours
Trolley Tours are a great way to see the town and learn some fun history and facts. The tours depart from the Beekman Bank located on the corner of California and Third Street. There are five tours a day departing at 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, and 3:00pm. The fare is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for ages 6-12, and free under 6 years of age.

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A Cup of Conversation by
Michael Kell of GoodBean Coffee
s many of us are now familiar with the blogosphere of political opinion, especially Facebook, I’ve concluded that pretty much no one is ever significantly moved in the way they perceive the world through a Facebook post regardless of content. On the other hand, I’m certain many are estranged if not offended by a good deal of the rhetoric. Therefore, the technology to reach billions with a click has also polarized us, like exhausted little kids in a sand-box with one crying, one hitting and one sitting in the corner with a mouth full of sand and a load in the pants. I’ve been breaking one of my cardinal rules by engaging in cyber-political dialog and recently on someone’s Facebook feed who happened to be a neighbor in our small town. I know better. In school, competitive debate desensitized me to the very real emotional side of an argument. The argument is more sport to me but not necessarily to the other guy posting his opinion. He sees me as the @#%$^& who just doesn’t get it and the very reason this country is going to ^%&# . The dialog necessarily spun out of control ending in hurt feelings (theirs) and unvarnished rhetoric (mine). An important topic of the day was made quickly irrelevant by the larger issue of a mutual lack of acceptance and another’s right to opinion. I truly regret my participation in such foolishness and apologized for my part. The gesture has not been reciprocated but I’m not holding my breath. If it wasn’t for a business page on Facebook, I’d terminate the socialnetwork site for a few reasons. Firstly, it’s a time-suck to the nth degree. I’ve discovered parts in the day when I could be planning or in thoughtful consideration over an endless to-do list but I’m defaulting to meaningless (to me) feeds about somebody else’s to-do list.

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I know it doesn’t sound like it but I’m smarter than this. Secondly, the medium of communication in email, text and post is severely flawed and no amount of LMAO will change that. Think about it, millions of people spend billions of dollars going to relational counseling to figure out what the HECK the other is talking about and this is face-to-face communication with all the benefits of voice and facial inflection, tone, gesture plus the aid of a objective third party. Similarly, we spend megabillions in lawyer’s fees and arbitration to discern the true intent of meticulouslycrafted documents communicating what we ‘really meant’ with the help of a highly-educated judge to light the way. So how is it possible to clearly communicate deep thought and feeling through cryptic social-network messaging to virtual ‘friends’? Somebody’s going to be grossly offended intentionally or unintentionally. It’s just not worth it. I could create a ghost-profile, infiltrate ‘friends’ who don’t recognize me and then post with abandon hiding behind a face of anonymity but that’s like wearing a Batman costume in the sandbox. Sooner or later somebody is going to figure out you’re really little Brucey Wayne who lives down the street and where does that leave you? Lastly, weighing the benefits of productivity and convenience through social-network mediums against the estrangement and wall-building in epidemic proportions, I’ve concluded if I need my almost-worthless political opinion heard by those who agree with me, a well-written memo to my congressman should suffice. After all, one can only take so much ‘unfriending’ before having to sit in the corner of the sandbox chewing on sand, chaffing hard and asking oneself why. Be Good, not bitter.

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A Taste of Strawberries at Taste of Summer Event
The entire town is invited to join together on the lawn of the Historic Presbyterian Church for a piece of yummy, old-fashioned strawberry shortcake. Treat yourself and family during the Taste of Summer on Saturday, June 8 from 11:30am-2:30pm! Your attendance will help keep the Strawberry Festival tradition alive—it all started back in 1875 when the cost of the new church building was $4,000. Undaunted by raising this amount of money, the women of the congregation held the first “Strawberry Festival.” With a suggested donation of $3, your generosity will help raise money for the modern-day Historic Church Preservation Fund. Come-out, enjoy the best strawberry shortcake around while enjoying the sounds of “The River of Life Band” featuring good old gospel songs amidst good, old-fashioned community spirit. The Historic Presbyterian Church is located near the corner of California and 5th Streets at 405 E. California Street.

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My Neighbor's Garden
usually END my column sharing the gardener’s favorite spot in the garden… I can sumup this month’s garden by sharing right up-front that with Darryll and Leigh Anne Salvadori, on California St., they had a tough time selecting...they have at least 4 favorite perfect places! Darryll and Leigh Anne have secret garden places tucked everywhere on their property and every one a special place as they have mastered the use of a garden space. Before moving from Healdsburg California, where they won “Garden of the Year”! in 2007, they spent 4 months looking before selecting Jacksonville. 24 trees later and planting galore, it is evident why they received that award! Darryll and Leigh Anne have a fun relationship in gardening. He is the idea guy, driven by symmetry, balance, and a 20 year vision. Leigh Anne loves color and random abandon and is addicted to “filling” every spot with color, happily deferring to Darryll's sense of the garden. The result is a complimentary combination with a glorious reward of color, balance, and adventure! With blank ground and a slope of retaining walls, they transformed their small lot space into secret gardens... and I do mean plural. The front garden and porch face California Street and beckon you to the entry with a dynamic sloping driveway carpeted with stone pavers that become walkways through bowles mauve, yarrow, lavender, rock rose, and layers of color. A fire pit surrounded by Adirondack chairs sits center, while hidden in foliage in the corner is Darryll's treasured swinging bench, a promise to his daughter. The front porch, lined with brimming tin planters, adds “country cottage” to their natural wood siding, and a relaxing garden world exists even before you cross a threshold! The “secret garden” begins when you pass under the white arbor at the end of the drive. Working around and over retaining walls and elevation changes, they created hidden pockets of color, fragrance, and privacy. Curving paths lead to beautiful roses fanned around


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graceful corners. The roses are a variety of lush, deep-layered colors of carpet, bush, and climbing roses and each is perfectly placed, along a path, draping a wall or sheltering a secret. I lost touch with writing down plants, as I was held in the beauty and color, but specifically in the placement and balance of it all. The walkway is lined with layers including lilacs and trees that cover a hidden gazebo in the center. I am only 15 ft. into this garden! To the left is a scene from Darryll's Italian roots... a long bocce ball court, tucked low along the fence line. Festooned with lattice pergolas and lighting at both ends, more roses cascade the sides. A bistro table and chairs offer a viewing spot and an Italian world of bocce, wine, and conversation is born! After a practice throw, I realized I had to get back on task…the gazebo! Their goal? Create a spot where, when sitting, you see beauty looking out, and when looking into the gazebo you see beauty all around it. Done! At the back lowest area (again “tucked!”) is an above-ground pool surrounded by pines and seclusion. There is a lot going on here ... walkways, a gazebo, a pool, bocce ball court, and seating and eating areas under a pergola - all perfected with symmetry, balance, and color! As I head to the other side of the home, misguidedly thinking I was done, the walkway on the side of the home is lined with planters. Around a corner, it widens to 8 feet and reveals a retired playhouse turned garden shed. In front sits a small bistro table and chairs with a carpet of tiny violas. Next, along the fence walkway, potato vine drapes and shrouds a classy 6-foot tall cage, home to the family rabbit! I could cover all the usual “favorite time in the garden,” “place,” “frustrations” etc. that I normally cover with each gardener, but let’s get serious, their favorite time is every day and every moment they are creating in the garden. They show the joy of it all and shared a common belief in “trying to make a place better than it was and leave something beautiful behind.” Kay is the owner of Blue Door Garden Store, located at 155 N Third St. Specializing in paraphernalia for the home gardener; she carries garden gifts, decor, and a wide variety of pots, tools, gloves, and organic product. See ad this page.

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June 15th, Drought tolerant plants— Learn about plants that can take the heat and use less water. There are dozens of varieties with a range of bloom times and shapes and sizes so your garden will never look dull. We will show you how best to care for them and prep the soil. Registration fee-$5, you will also receive a 10% off gift certificate. June 22nd, How to prune shrubs and trees for optimal health and beauty—not sure how to prune that flowering Rhody, or want to make your Japanese Maple more open and striking? Let us show you the pruning tricks. Registration fee-$5, you will also receive a 10% off gift certificate. Bring gloves and pruners. For more information, please see our website at www.roguevalleynursery.com.

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Love Your Landscape by Adam Haynes
ince Memorial Day weekend signals the kickoff of outdoor entertaining season, I’ve been thinking about the importance of putting the pieces in place to throw a great outdoor party! This time of year is perfect for a variety of outdoor gatherings: graduation parties, backyard weddings, bridal showers, brunches and all types of casual get-togethers with friends. My favorite elements for creating an inviting outdoor living area also double as additions to your outdoor space that can enhance how much you enjoy hosting these sorts of parties. A cooking center, portable or built-in bar are at the top of the list for outdoor entertaining musts-haves. But I also recommend built-in focal points such as fire pits that enhance the feeling of being outdoors while fostering a warm and inviting area to entertain. Another item along these lines is the outdoor fireplace or pizza oven. While the pizza oven is fairly specific in function, the impact of such a piece can set the overall tone for the type of entertaining you like to do. You definitely want to consider the flow of traffic—if there are natural paths built into your outdoor design, then you should utilize them by adding sitting benches in prime locations. When it comes to making guests feel comfortable outdoors, the furnishings can make all the difference, too. Make sure to have a variety of seating options. I like built-in sitting walls that add to a casual outdoor atmosphere, but formal seating is also important. Even a few lounge chairs thrown into the mix will give guests a variety of choices that will suit their particular idea


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of comfort. Bistro tables and chairs are really ideal for cocktail-type parties common this time of year, and they work well to create smaller conversation areas with furniture. The same is true for pub-style tables and chairs. On the extremely casual side of the spectrum, consider adding a hammock or two! If outdoor relaxation is your goal, then a sturdy hammock is worth looking into. Another great way to enjoy your outdoor living area is to establish a mobile, outdoor entertainment center. This can be accomplished by simply running cable TV to your outdoor cooking center or up into a pergola. Although the cable needs to be permanently installed, the TV can either be permanent or brought out for the evening. The mobility of the entertainment center addresses the obvious concerns about leaving a TV outside year-round. And, it’s super easy to design an iPod dock with speakers into the outdoor entertainment center as well. The great news about incorporating a mobile, outdoor entertainment center is that it’s generally easy on the pocketbook. With so many months of beautiful weather ahead, I say let’s make the most of it by entertaining outdoors with style. Adam Haynes is the owner of Artisan Landscapes, Inc. Contact him at 541-292-3285, adam@artisanlandscapesinc. com, or visit his website at www.artisanlandscapesinc.com. See ad this page.

The Weed Wrangler by Bob Budesa
Debunking the Myths
ave you ever heard this: “If a little is good, a lot is better?” When dealing with herbicides, nothing could be further from the truth! Herbicides, especially those that work systemically (reaching deep into the roots), require that they not do much damage until they’ve worked their way deep into the plant’s roots. Keep in-mind that the only way an herbicide will injure a plant is if the plant is actively growing. Therefore, spraying a plant that has senesced and died back for the season will do no harm, and be a waste of time and money. The cells through which the formulation must pass have dried, and made further passage impossible. The same thing happens if you overload your mixture with more active ingredient than you need, or add other formulations. (Never do this unless you know what you’re doing). You basically kill the initial cells upon contact, keeping the formulation from passing further into the plants root system, depriving you of your desired result. You’ll see what is referred to as ‘top kill’, but the roots will still be viable, ready to sprout again, driving you further to the brink of insanity!


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Olive Oil 101: Polyphenols and the Fountain of Youth
am embarrassed to admit how much oil I consume on a daily basis—so, of course, I’m thrilled to know the oil is chock-full of polyphenols. Polyphenol is a geeky term for an important class of antioxidants found in extra virgin olive oil. These antioxidants have become a popular indicator of quality, shelf life and healthiness. The best part—you can actually taste these antioxidants! There is a direct correlation between healthy oil and flavorful oil. The rich flavors, aromas and pepper you enjoy in quality extra virgin olive oil are also giving you a healthy dose of polyphenols. For years most of the healthfulness of olive oil was thought to be solely in the oil’s lovely fat profile, however, new studies are finding olive antioxidants to be key players. There are more than thirty different types of polyphenols found in olives—oleuropein, hydroxytyrosol and oleocanthal being the most well known. Polyphenols have been shown helpful in lowering LDL, cancer prevention, anti-aging, diabetes prevention and more. Just this month a study was released suggesting a link to improvement in learning and memory capabilities. Researchers are continuing to research and understand how these antioxidants work their magic—it is, however, clear that olive polyphenols have a big impact on human health. The actual level of polyphenols in your olive oil is dependent on several factors. The two main contributors are olive variety and ripeness at harvest. Varieties like Arbequina and Sevillano tend to be low, while varieties like Koroneiki, Coratina and Picual tend to be higher. In all varieties, the polyphenols in the olive fruit increase steadily as the fruit matures and moves toward color change, but they immediately drop off once the fruit changes color and ripens. The effort to increase polyphenols is pushing harvest dates earlier to capture fruit before the drop off in polyphenol levels.


by Lara Knackstedt
To find high polyphenol olive oil you should follow the same tips I have suggested for buying extra virgin olive oil—local, seals of authenticity, harvest date and so on. While the industry buzzes with polyphenol talk, very few labels actually include this information. Since polyphenols are strongly correlated to oil intensity— the strength of the bitterness and pungency—it is possible to roughly correlate mild oils with lower numbers, medium with average numbers and robust oils with higher numbers. A low number might be 80 mg/kg and a very high number could be over 600 mg/kg. The average is around 180 mg/kg. You can also look for oil made from the higher polyphenol varieties. Please note that numbers quoted by producers on websites and bottles are taken near the time of bottling, providing more of a snapshot of where the oil started out. Remember, fresh, fresh, fresh! The polyphenols act as natural preservatives in the oil—gradually getting depleted as the antioxidants protect the oil. Buying fresh oil and keeping it away from the stresses of heat, light and oxygen will help you preserve the oil’s polyphenols. As few as 2-4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil a day have been shown to provide significant benefit. It isn’t hard to think of simple and delicious ways to work olive oil into your diet—if all else fails, you can follow my lead and drink it straight. You can buy polyphenol supplements that attempt to concentrate the Fountain of Youth into flavorless tablets, or you can enjoy olive oil as a fresh, natural food that brightens the skin and enhances one’s diet. For recipes, health and variety information please visit www. rogueoliveoil.com or email Lara at laraknack@charter.net.

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ven the most health-conscience people underestimate the importance of their water intake. We all know we should drink sufficient fluids to stay hydrated and yet we still find it hard to get enough water throughout the day. Most of us already know about the health benefits of water and that it is the cheapest preventative medicine available. With summer upon us and with more outdoor activities happening, it’s important to stay properly hydrated. So what’s stopping us? Here are some obstacles and simple solutions. I don’t like the taste of my water: We hear this all the time from our clients. If you are on city water, you can put in a simple filter system in your kitchen to remove the taste of chlorine. If you don’t like plain water, you can add fruits or vegetables to a pitcher of water to jazz-up the taste. We do this with lemons, strawberries, orange slices—there are a lot of options. Kids especially

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HomeWorx by Cheryl von Tress
ationally and locally, the real estate market is heating up! As this seller’s market emerges while mortgage loan interest rates remain low, more homes are being listed for positive reasons. Whether you’re preparing a home for selling or for continued enjoyment, home staging ideas are beneficial to employ. A Clean Slate—A fresh start for yourself or for presenting your home to buyers is the key place to begin. A thorough cleaning involves the general areas as well as window frame channels, electrical outlet and switch covers (interior and exterior), ceiling fan housing and blades, lamp shades (fabric, glass, metal) and diffusers on hanging lights (bugs and dust collect in open top lighting). Wipe-down walls and vacuum wood ceilings or beams. Touchup paint nicks throughout the house if you are not re-painting. Deep-clean and deodorize carpets, area rugs and window coverings (especially blinds and shades). The details! Every home I’ve sold or staged, has all drawers, shelves, closets and storage areas completely cleaned, new drawer liner and shelf paper added and organized. Closet interiors get a fresh coat of paint. Realtors have remarked that clients say: “Wow, I could move right in.” This step is essential to removing any qualms for the buyer in whether the home will actually be clean when they arrive to move in. This step is terrific for home sellers or “home keepers”—almost nothing feels better than clean, clear storage areas that are functional. For the home seller, it’s a great first step to reducing what you’ll need to pack and move. Kitsch Clearing—If you are selling, buyers want to imagine themselves in the home. Store photographs, memorabilia, collections and personal decorations. For home sellers, this is a great first step in preparing to move. Use mantles and tables as decorative life displays, e.g., place a lamp, a small plant, and a book on an end table. Re-Think Furnishings—Increase visual floor space by removing one or two pieces of furniture—allow air flow around objects. Make sure the room has a strong focal point and make that inviting and beautiful. If you have a large-scale dining table, use only six matching chairs or use four existing chairs and purchase two chairs of a different style for the table ends. If you’re remaining in


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your home, analyze whether all existing furniture is necessary. Highlight the flow of your rooms by arranging the furniture to guide buyers from one room to another. Consider creating the focal point as the farthest wall from the doorway then arrange furniture to enhance that area. In the bedroom, the bed is the focal point–make it beautiful. Colorize—A fresh coat of warm neutral hue (in varying shades) throughout the house will bring a sense of calm. Smaller spaces can take deeper values of color and become richer visually. Neutrals in tans will have undertones of gray, green, rose so shop carefully or get help from a professional decorator. Accessories are the perfect way to add the pizazz a room needs. Colorful throws, pillows, vases, lamp bases and lush green plants in pretty containers add energy. Make sure your rooms have some sparkle—clear glass, glossy ceramic pieces, mirrors, shiny metal accessories—these work well. If you’re selling, change to higher-wattage bulbs in your light fixtures to brighten dark areas like corners (using up-lights) and basements. Set The Scene— For an open house showing, lay logs in the fireplace, set the dining room and kitchen tables with dishes, pretty linens and glassware and a centerpiece of fresh fruit or flowers. Create other vignettes throughout the home—such as a chess game in progress—to help buyers envision living there. Replace heavy curtains with sheer ones that let in more light. Turn lights on. I’ve toured homes as a buyer and a gray home interior is the most unpleasant feeling. Make your bathrooms feel luxurious by displaying new linens, fresh dispenser hand soap, and a vase of flowers. Of course, your personal toiletries and medications are tucked out of sight and reach. If you have pets, clean bedding frequently and spray an odor remover before each showing. The Grand Entrance—Whether your home us humble or majestic, have the yard looking its best. Prior to open houses or scheduled showings, sprinkle the grass thirty minutes early and shower shrubs so everything looks dewy and sparkles in the light. Colorful flowers and well-trimmed plants are essential to first impressions. Repair any problems with walkways and all door entrances. Seasonal door wreaths are a nice touch. Cheryl von Tress is an interior designer, decorator and artist. Cheryl von Tress Design Group is recognized locally as a leading design firm, 541-951-9462. See ad this page.

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transition into summer, we would like to ask the community to continue to support our school in two ways: 1) We would be honored if you would save your Box Tops over summer to add to our collection efforts in the Fall. 2) Ray's Market has agreed to continue to support our recycling and fundraising efforts. If you drop off your bottles and cans to Ray's, the redemption value will go to our Jacksonville PTO so we can continue to provide enriching activities and programs to our students and the community. Thank you and we will back with more exciting Pioneer news in the Fall!

The school year has come to an end for the Pioneer's once again. It was another amazing year filled with opportunities for enhanced learning through PTO and school-sponsored programs and events in the arts, science, writing, etc... As we

Kiwanis Honors May Student of the Month
In May, the Kiwanis Club of Jacksonville honored Miranda Cramer as Student of the Month. Miranda is a senior at South Medford High School, the daughter of Joe and Linda Cramer of Medford, and carries a 3.95 grade point average. She is currently taking Spanish 5 (she started this subject in the 8th grade), AP English Literature, French 4, Leadership, AP Psychology, AP Physics, and Contemporary Issues/Economics. Her activities have been many, including J.V. cross country and tennis, Kiwanis Key Club, LINKS, SMHS Leadership, Mock Trial, Model U.N., “Grease” the Musical, Jazz band, piano, and the church choir. She plans to attend the University of Oregon this fall. She hopes to study abroad, perhaps in South Korea. Her goal is to get a job that allows her to travel. Her teacher, Mr. Hagstrom taught her the value of loving the little things in life. Another teacher, Mr. Miller showed her that the more you put into something, the more you’ll get out! Her parents

Miranda Cramer and Kiwanis' Dave Wilson have influenced her by example with the power of unconditional love. She feels one of her better achievements was earning enough money to travel to France on a school trip… such a great experience for her. She has had the opportunity to write and print a cookbook with a collection of her own recipes. The Kiwanis Club feels very gratified to honor fine students each month of the school year—they are the future of our country! For further information, contact Dave Wilson at 541- 899-1934, e-mail: elkhntr@charter.net.

Rogue River Reading Camp Kicks-off First Summer Program
A one-of-a-kind literacy camp for grade 2-5 youngsters is launching its first summer program on the banks of the Rogue near Gold Hill. Camp Director and Founder, Marie Freeman explains, “Early intervention for struggling readers is critical to their success. Our Reading Camp melds two of my greatest passions in life: teaching youngsters to read well, and celebrating the wonders of nature. My private gated residence provides a secure park-like environment enhancing outdoor learning across the curriculum. The camp has two indoor classrooms and one covered outdoor classroom, a greenhouse, a chicken coop, a large in-ground pool and extensive lawns & gardens on 15 acres of river-front, all of which are used to enhance our various theme studies.” With a maximum of twelve students per week, Marie and her two aides will provide daily individual and small group reading instruction. Weekly themes will include fun lessons in science, nature, reading, writing, and painting. The Camp will also include daily physical movement games & activities designed to enhance overall brain functioning for young readers. Marie will assess each student’s reading needs prior to their first day of camp. Marie notes: “A younger student may need to focus on sight vocabulary, phonemic awareness and phonics while an older student might need to focus on fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.” Marie holds California and Oregon teaching credentials in regular and special education, and has over thirty years of teaching experience. She has provided private educational therapy for 8 years for elementary students with a strong emphasis on language processing and reading. Students can enroll in any number of weeks of the 5-week program which begins July 8. For more details see Marie’s Educational Therapy website at www.mariefreeman.org. See ad this page.

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Natalia Nazartchouk has joined Dr. Andrew Watson at Ruch Family Medicine and is currently accepting new patients. She is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and, additionally, has been certified as an Advanced Diabetes Management Practitioner by the American Diabetes Association. Natalia received her Master of Science degree from University of Massachusetts in 2002 and, for the last 11 years, has engaged in advanced medical practice, both in ambulatory and hospital care environments. Key specialties of her medical experience include family primary care, cardiology, advanced diabetes management, geriatrics, and women’s health. As a Family Nurse Practitioner, Natalia places strong emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention. Natalia’s Philosophy of Care: “Compassion and understanding need to be integrated with clinical aspects of healthcare. I want to build long-term professional relationships with my patients based on trust, comfort, and understanding, and I enjoy taking care of multiple generations within a family. I am a strong advocate for preventative medicine and strive to equip my patients with knowledge and tools, which will help to promote their personal wellbeing.”

Star of the Morning: Fostering the Magic of Childhood
On May Day, the children of Star of the Morning set out on their morning walk, each with a handmade basket full of flowers. Along their way, the children joyfully sang and stopped at houses to leave their May baskets of flowers on a neighbor’s door. This is one of many festival activities the children of Star of the Morning experience throughout the year. Star of the Morning Children’s Center is a Waldorf based program designed to support healthy social, emotional, and physical development of young children. Nestled in the heart of historic Jacksonville, Star of the Morning offers a nurturing, safe, and beautiful homelike environment where children can experience the wonders of childhood. Children at Star of the Morning are lovingly guided through daily activities in an environment where imagination, play and healthy movement lay the foundation for future academic learning. Daily and seasonal activities include: circle time, singing, baking, watercolor painting, crafts, sewing, imaginative play, gardening, story, walks, and festival celebrations. Star of the Morning offers programs for children ages 2-6 years old. For more information about the programs offered please call 541-899-6903 or visit www.starofthemorningchildrenscenter.com. See ad on page 26.

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Family Views
by Michelle Hensman
took a music class in college; I thought it would be an easy, blow-off humanities class to fulfill the degree requirement. However, I learned so much and it turned out to be one of the best classes I ever experienced. I learned how instrumental music has been throughout history, it defines generations, challenges social norms, advocates change and helps us to forget, for a few moments, the stress and pressures of daily life. In an effort to guide my children towards enlightenment, I applied what I learned in that Music 101 to what they’re listening to today. With a positive, open mind I purposefully tunedout the energizing, foot tapping, booty shaking beats and I tried to analyze the lyrics without bias. I’m delighted to report that I was able to decipher some very deeply philosophical messages… I discerned that Justin Bieber is sharing the value of loyalty and monogamy in “Boyfriend” and how charming and equally annoying terms of endearments can be in “Baby, baby, baby.” Diddy shares a prodigal son story in “Coming Home,” encouraging others to learn from his promiscuous, gangsta mistakes and shares that returning to your roots is therapeutic. Rihanna reiterates the importance of always being prepared with “Umbrella—Ella ella ay ay ay,” a valuable message for us here in the Pacific Northwest because, after all there is no bad weather in Oregon, just bad clothing. Miley Cyrus supports patriotism and encourages our kids to “Party in the USA” as opposed to taking the party overseas and “Gangnam Style” has ignited international relations or at the very least it taught my 6-year-old how to speak Korean. JT (Editor's note: Justin Timberlake, not James Taylor) teaches our boys to dress with pride and sophistication and to feel good in their “Suit and Tie,” which helps


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divert them away from the slouchy, saggy pants that have made us crazy for far too long. While I'm not sure what “popping tags” means, I feel pretty confident that Macklemore's “Thrift Shop” song is about being frugal. LMFAO and Lady Gaga share messages of self confidence, esteem and physical fitness, citing that we are “Born This Way” and to be proud if you are “Sexy and Know It” because you “Work Out.” Hot Chelle Rae suggests we say “Whatever” to the small stuff, because “It Doesn’t Matter,” a lesson many of us paid a lot of money to learn in college via Richard Carlson’s, PhD, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff. Clearly, my amateur analysis is facetious, the point is: attempt to bridge the generation gap between you and your children by understanding the meaning behind their music. This isn’t always easy, (as the ridiculous examples prove!), they can’t always be as clear as the peace/ antiwar messages that John Lennon or U2 shared. There are also times when it’s difficult to understand what the motivation behind a song is until we look back on the legacy it created. For example, who knew “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” and “She Bop” would inspire a generation of girls (Like myself! Thank you Cyndi!) to take charge of their lives, despite historical oppression and the gender stereotyping that continued to plague our society? Parents, it’s a good idea to be aware of the social and political messages your children are learning from the radio or their iPod and it’s also another way for you to understand and connect with them. You may not agree with or approve of what your kids are listening to, but unless you plan to isolate them from the rest of the world they are going to hear it, so use it as an opportunity. Engage them in conversations about what message they think the artist is trying to convey, share your experience on the matter, discuss the present day validity of the issue and find out if they agree with it!

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Ruch School would like to offer students in the Applegate Valley a week-long summer educational camp during July 1519, 9:00am-2:00pm. Classes will include: • Get Happy, Fit and Smart—An hour dedicated to physical fitness, health and wellness and nutrition education. • Community Gardening—With the development of our new community garden, students will engage in soil composition, plant identification and gardening skills with a Master Gardener. • Writer’s Workshop—Students will go through the writing process and create a book for publishing! • Introduction to Spanish—Food, cultural celebrations, dances and commonly used phrases. Students will embrace and have fun speaking Spanish. • Ceramics—Students will learn the process of creating from beginning to finish, ceramic projects that will be glazed and fired. • Geological Fossil Study—Crater Rock Museum will dedicate 2 hours on Friday for a fossil study. Students will be able to take their knowledge and make discoveries on their own. These classes will provide students with unique and engaging opportunities to help support their academic success, personal development and social developments as well. With the array of classes being offered, it will help those students with diverse needs and interests and help combat the boredom that often sets in during the summer. As a community school with a focus on place-based learning, our classes are being taught by teachers and volunteers that have recognized the importance of service-oriented activities and utilizing our environment to enhance mandated educational standards. All individuals are committed to the success of our students and the positive impacts they have made are making and will continue to make to ensure a healthy, happy, thriving community! Space is limited! Please contact Ruch School for details at 541-842-3850.

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Kiwanis Club Honors Local Teacher
This past month at their Student of the Month program, the Kiwanis Club of Jacksonville honored Jerry Hagstrom of Jacksonville, long-time teacher and Activities Director at South Medford High School. For years, Jerry has been responsible for nominating so many Students of the Month and has always chosen them wisely. Jerry has advised the Club of his retirement and that this was his last year of helping with the student selections. The Club presented him with a special achievement award, noting that his shoes will be hard to fill, and wished him the best in his retirement.

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SightSeeing by Julie D. Danielson, O.D.
onsumers using "botanicals" to alleviate various conditions should be aware that certain herbs have the potential to cause health or eye problems. While there are an emerging number of studies on the benefits of some herbs, some of them can be as powerful as prescription drugs, and can be harmful if taken in excess. The public seems to have endorsed the notion that herbal equals natural. However, there are ocular considerations for many of these products. For example, there have been reported cases of black cohosh causing clotting in the blood vessels in the back of the eye, an intolerance to contact lenses, and changes in the curvature of the cornea. Other herbs that have been reported, documented, or suspected of causing eye problems are St. John's Wort (appears to enhance ultraviolet damage to the lens of the

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eye), ginseng, bilberry extract, kava kava, and an herbal combination of gingko biloba, grapeseed extract, sweet clover and iodine marketed to combat cellulite. On the other hand, there are some herbs that offer benefits to the patient, and present no known harm to the eyes, or may even be helpful. More important, though, is that patients tell their optometrist what botanicals they are taking. About 75% of adult patients using herbals failed to report that usage during standard medication histories. It's vital that the eye care professional be aware of this, especially if the patient is currently being treated for an eye health disease, such as glaucoma. The optometrist can advise of any possible interactions between herbals and prescription medications, but only if he or she knows what else the person is taking. Julie Danielson, an optometric physician, is available by appointment at 541-899-2020. See ad this page.

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With Sunny Days Upon Us: Take Care of Your Skin
by Shae Johnson, DO, Asante Physician Partners
ith sunny days upon us, we are reminded of the increasing problems of sun exposure and the increasing incidence of skin cancers. Although simply staying indoors is the best way to avoid the sun, total sun avoidance is nearly impossible. Scheduling activities in the morning and evening can help to avoid the more intense sun exposure. Spending time in the shade can also help, although it is difficult to measure its effectiveness. Clothing, especially hats, can also help, with tighter weaves offering better protection. Sunscreens have become a practical necessity. According to the Archives of Dermatology, sunscreens have been shown to reduce precancerous actinic keratoses and skin cancers such as squamous cell cancers. Other studies have shown routine use of sunscreens may also reduce melanoma risk. Typically, sunscreens provide full UV-B protection for most individuals. Many sunscreens, however, have historically lacked UV-A protection. Newer “broad spectrum” sunscreens provide full-spectrum protection of both UV-B and UV-A, with ingredients like Avobenzone, Oxybenzone. or Meradimate. The protective effect of sunscreen is usually measured by its sun protection factor (SPF). An SPF 15 product


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Joyfull Living
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ne of the big themes of the last few months has been coping with change. We experienced a powerful solar eclipse in May and many of us have been pushed into unfamiliar waters. Change is something that we tend to resist. Letting go of the familiar can stir fear and keep us trapped in limiting situations. Courage is the ability to take action when fear of the unknown wants to keep us in the confines of the familiar. I have had the opportunity to embrace change often in my life. Recently, it was not an easy decision to move out of our cozy space, tucked away, but we have moved to 135 S. Oregon Street, a beautiful, bigger space next to the Good Bean. After over 7 years, JoyFull Yoga now has the space to truly be the JoyFull Living Wellness Center, with a wide offering for your health, well-being and enjoyment. JoyFull Yoga offers classes, workshops and retreats as well as JoyFull Yoga Teacher Training. We have expanded our JoyFull Earth retail store, offering more inspirational and holistic lifestyle items for self-care, from herbal tinctures to lotions as well as crystals, art, jewelry (focused on metaphysical properties of gemstones), eco and fair trade gift items, as well as eco-clothing. JoyFull Living coaching is expanding with our online classes and community (www.joyfull-living.com). The addition of our commercial kitchen is giving a home to a few outstanding producers featuring Chef Kristen Lyon’s


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new home of her successful catering business: “The Farm Kitchen.” She’s also offering classes, farm-fresh prepared, ready to go foods (including gluten-free and vegetarian options). Keep an eye out for upcoming delicious and healthy Britt Baskets. We are offering fresh pressed juices such as carrot, apple, ginger and a variety of combinations including my own favorite recipe—Rainbow juice: carrot, beet, apple, wheatgrass, lemon and ginger. We look forward to bringing community together for special events including, fresh foods, music, my Sound Healing and other inspirational gatherings to name a few. My goal is to continue to offer more tools and support for JoyFull Living for us all to co-create a more JoyFull earth. Retreat weekends will be scheduled, mostly in the fall, winter and spring, to bring more people to Jacksonville and give our Rogue Valley community another place to come together to be inspired on their journey. All this takes a village and our team is growing to make it a reality. Come and meet them at our opening on June 8 as part of Jacksonville’s Taste of Summer event. We’ll have our Event Coordinator, Marcella Robertson, doing juice tastings, special olive oil tasting with Lara Knackstedt, and Kristen Lyon will be sampling some of her special seasonal offerings. A Free JoyFull Yoga class at 9:30am is a great way to start what promises to be a fun day in Jacksonville. I have plans to bring in other holistic offerings, so be sure to visit one of my websites and join our email list to receive all the updates of events and services we offer at www.joyfull-yoga.com or www. joyfull-living.com. JoyFull Living Wellness Center is located at 135 S Oregon Street in Jacksonville, 541-899-0707. See ad this page.

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Surviving Breast Cancer: From Caregiver to Survivor
dvanced stage breast cancer is “Theresa and Father Jim, who also on the rise in younger women. happened to be in the class, prayed A new study shows that among with me because they both know how women under age 40, cases of advanced important my faith is to me,” Nicole said. breast cancer have tripled in the last 30 “They were with me when I called my years. According to researchers, breast husband and family members.” cancer trends from 1973 to 2009 reveal Nicole describes the news as a “huge a steady increase in the number of 25 shock” and said she was very emotional. to 39-year-old women diagnosed with “The IVF treatments had increased my advanced stages of the hormones, which didn’t disease. There is about help,” she said. “I had a two percent increase to come to terms with each year. At the same not being a surrogate, time, there has been and having to explain to contradicting information my own three children on mammograms and at what I was about to what age you should get go through instead of them. But the American pregnancy.” Cancer Society maintains Nicole had a double women should get a mastectomy on Nov. baseline mammogram 30, 2012, and is now at age 35, and get annual undergoing breast mammograms starting at reconstruction that uses age 40. tissue from muscles in her Nicole McPheeters back to form new breasts. understands the “My own body is importance of having a now being rearranged mammogram. She has to re-create my breasts been a mammography along with the use of Nicole McPheeters technician at the Leila J. implants,” Nicole said. Eisenstein Breast Center at “I talked with many Providence Southern Oregon for more than women who are cancer survivors. We 13 years; but in 2012 she suddenly found are each other’s support, providing herself on the receiving side of health care commiseration and comfort. So much so and is now a breast cancer survivor. in fact, that we can flash each other and “I have no family history of breast compare how our new bodies look. We cancer but I decided to take advantage of have to be able to use humor to lighten the Providence employee mammography a very serious situation that each of us screening last October and get my baseline has gone through. I am grateful for many mammogram at age 35,” Nicole said. things: the support of these women, for Some health organizations have having the opportunity to get a screening recently changed their recommendation that allowed me to survive breast cancer, to having a baseline at age 40, but if and now getting a 20-year-old’s body Nicole had waited five years she may not from the ordeal. I have to look at the have survived. bright side because I am a survivor.” “I had my screening and was called Now Nicole can speak from personal back for magnification views,” Nicole experience as she continues in her role explained. “I thought I would wait for as mammography technician. She and follow-ups in 11 months because I was the staff at the Providence Breast Center planning to be pregnant. But then I got a encourage women to get screened call and was urged to have a biopsy.” because early detection is critical. During all this, Nicole was undergoing Good health is priceless but not in-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments to everyone has the ability to pay for health be a gestational surrogate for the second care, especially with the recent economic time. She made time during a lunch hour conditions. If financial concerns are to squeeze in the biopsy appointment. She the reason for not getting a screening, didn’t think the outcome would be serious. Providence may be able to help. The Sister But it was very serious. Providence Therese Kohles Fund financially supports Medford Medical Center’s nurse the cost of mammograms and ultrasounds navigator Kate Newgard spent the next for women who qualify for assistance. morning trying to contact Nicole, who For an appointment or more information was in an offsite class. on the Sister Therese Kohles Fund, call “I was not paying attention to my the Leila J. Eisenstein Breast Center at phone,” Nicole said. “But then I got an Providence at 541-732-6100. urgent text message that took my breath The Leila J. Eisenstein Breast Center at away because a majority of biopsies come Providence has a special offer for all women: back benign. But not mine.” Schedule a mammogram or bone density Nicole was grateful that she was screening through June and have a cup on us! surrounded by colleagues when she got Enjoy a 16-ounce Human Bean beverage of the news. Ironically, Theresa, the class choice—compliments of Providence. instructor was also a cancer survivor. See ad on page 13.

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Soul Matters by Kate Ingram, M.A.
n the Disney Pixar movie Finding Nemo, there is a scene in which Marlin (an anxietyridden Clown Fish) and his friend, Dory, are hanging off the back of a whale’s tongue (if you haven’t seen the movie you (a) are not a parent of young children and (b) are just going to have to trust me that this makes perfect sense). They need to let go of the tongue, drop down the whale’s throat, and be blown out the blow hole (please see my previous disclaimer). Their dialogue goes like this: Dory: “It's time to let go! Everything's going to be all right!” Marlin: “How do you know something bad isn’t gonna happen?” Dory: “I don’t!” Trust is tricky. It’s all very easy to have trust when everything is going swimmingly; it’s another thing altogether to maintain total trust when you’re hanging on by your fingernails. Or fins. Whatever. When I was eight years old my father died very unexpectedly. The fallout from that loss was, in part, a loss of trust in life, which, on some deep, biological level, makes sense: the best offense is a good defense. I had a hard time believing that no matter what happened, I would be okay. I was Marlin: scared of life, of what can happen out there. Ironically, it was the death of my husband in a plane crash many years later that caused me to begin to question my lack of trust. Initially, I went into shutdown, my distrust of life seemingly—and horribly—vindicated. But slowly, over time (and with a lot of work), a marvelous thing began to happen; I began to see that holding on to distrust and fear had not prevented bad things from occurring: it had only served to hinder the wonderful experiences from unfolding fully. One hundred percent of both joy and spiritual growth comes from letting go, and letting go means trusting that no matter what happens, you will be fine. Letting go—


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be it of fear, old attitudes, a bad relationship, worn-out beliefs, or the need for approval—frees you. It opens you to greater possibilities. Trust propels you out of the whale’s throat. Now, trusting in life doesn’t mean you won’t suffer or be afraid; it simply means that despite these things, you know that you will be okay, because the trust is not in what might or might not happen: the trust is that you are okay whatever happens. There's an ocean of experiences out there; they won't all be fun, or easy—in fact, some of them will be just plain dreadful. But through it all, you will be okay, because the okayness is inside of you. Your True Self (or God, or Spirit, or Consciousness) is there through it all. This Self was never born, and it will never die. Nothing can harm it. It is the constant that is with you and for you: it is you. Of course, you do have a choice: you can trust and let go, or you can hang on in fear. It may not feel like a choice, but it is. Just remember this: whether you live in fear or live in trust, life will go on. Given this reality, the preferable course of action seems rather obvious. Spoiler alert: Marlin does decide to let go and is blown sky-high out of the whale, coming down exactly where he needs to be. In the process, he has an incredible adventure, finds strengths he didn't know he had, makes new friends, faces his fears, has fun and finds the treasure he is seeking. Second spoiler alert: So did I. If you’re holding onto something for dear life, it's probably time to take a breath... and let go. Everything really is going to be all right. KATE INGRAM, M.A., is a writer, therapist and soul coach. Her first book, Washing the Bones: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Transformation, will be published this summer. To find out more, please visit www.katherineingram.com.

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Tell Me Your Story: Getting Started
hether you decide to write your own life story, the story of a loved one, or hire someone to help you, the process of a life review is therapeutic and life-enhancing. Getting started seems to be the hardest step for most of us. For this reason, a workshop setting can be beneficial when you have a set time and place to meet regularly. In each session we begin with memory exercises to assist with the writing process. Recalling stories and associating emotions, sights, sounds and feelings to that moment are key to effective memoir writing. I suggest you also do writing exercises at home to help with memory recall. To get started at home, purchase a bound notebook of lined paper and title each blank page at the top with topics you want to write about. Here are a few suggestions: • Childhood games, friends, pets • Early learning, school, jobs • Family traditions I experienced as a child • Things my parents/grandparents taught me • Things I’ve learned from my children • Things I’m most grateful for • What would I most like to be remembered for Keep your notebook handy where you can look at the topics regularly and jot down thoughts on specific subjects as they come to mind. You’ll be surprised how this simple exercise will get your brain focusing on these thoughts and ideas will begin to flow. Samples of childhood stories shared in a recent workshop: •We were living in a small farm town in the Midwest when my mother walked me and my older sister the two miles to our first day of school. Mother was in a hurry to drop us off and return home to her daily chores. Once we’d arrived she told us to go inside the schoolhouse and said goodbye. She turned around and went directly home. What she didn’t realize was that we were following right behind her. Once we arrived back home and she noticed we’d followed her all the way, she wasn’t very happy about having to turn right around and walk us back to school. It was an innocent act on our part; we were young girls who didn’t want to leave their mother. •Before all of the modern-day drugs and pharmaceuticals became available, we used Milk of Magnesia for all sorts of ailments—we rubbed it on our skin to cure rashes, acne and insect bites, we drank it to soothe stomach aches and believed it could cure just about anything. •In the warmer months during my childhood school days we would take off down to the swimming hole for lunch time. We must have had a longer lunch break in


by Michele Brown, Writer and Workshop Facilitator
those days because we always had time to jump in for a swim and quickly put our clothes back on and run back to school for the rest of the afternoon. I was one of the youngest in the group and recall trying to run faster to keep up with older kids. This was one activity I remember as being the best and simplest of times. •As children, we worked right alongside our parents in the fields. We didn’t expect to be paid for what we did—our efforts were contributing to the family responsibilities as a whole and not focused on how it would benefit us individually. Occasionally we received a special treat when papa would buy us an ice cream cone or candy bar from the drugstore when we went into town—but we knew it would be an occasional treat and not something we could expect often as money was tight. When I joined the military and went overseas during World War II, I sent my income home each month to my parents. We didn’t take things for granted back then, working together as a family was the norm. When family members read your stories, it is important for them to get a sense of what life was like during that time. Sharing everyday events and how you felt about them, the type of food you ate, music you listened to, recreational activities, etc. can all be included in your experiences. Be sure to check upcoming issues of the Review for tips on writing about difficult relationships in your memoirs. To find out more information about upcoming workshops and services offered contact Michele at 541-899-3205 or email micheleruthbrown@gmail.com Or visit the website, TellMeYourStoryNow.com.


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Paws for Thought by Dr. Tami Rogers
summer is fast approaching... and I LOVE it! I love seeing the world awaken from its deep winter slumber. I love the colors. I love the freshness. I love the warm days and cool nights. I love lambs, kittens, and calves! I love it all! Well… okay, that might not be totally correct as I am not the biggest fan of blood sucking parasites! Like ticks, like fleas, like mosquitoes. Yuck! As the sun spends more time out from behind the clouds, the number of parasites increases dramatically and you and your pets suffer the consequences! Ticks are prevalent in this area and harbor many diseases that are transmissible to humans and pets alike. As with many other things, a little bit of knowledge is the biggest key to prevention! Ticks find their hosts by detecting the breath and body odor of animals. They can also sense body heat, moisture, vibrations, and shadows! They lay in wait for a host along wellused paths where they rest on tips of grasses and shrubs. When a prospective host brushes by, the tick quickly climbs aboard and begins its search for a feeding site. Once a feeding site is located, the tick will grasp the skin and cut through the surface to insert its feeding tube. They secrete saliva with anesthetic properties to go unnoticed by the host during feeding which can take several days. It is during feeding that blood-borne infections will be transmitted both to and from the tick. After feeding, the tick will drop off to prepare for its next life stage. At its next feeding, any diseases acquired during feeding can be transmitted to a new host. There are many different blood-borne pathogens that are transmitted by ticks across the United States. Those of greatest concern in our specific area are Lyme’s disease and 364D Rickettsiosis. For those who travel to eastern Oregon, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Tularemia should also be of concern. For more


Tick tock, Tick tock...
information about each of these I recommend visiting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Common clinical signs of all of these pathogens for humans include fever, chills, muscle aches, fatigue, headaches, and a rash. In animals, we commonly see lethargy, unexplained fever, lameness, and loss of appetite. Clinical signs will generally appear 1-2 weeks after exposure to an infected tick. If you or your pet are affected in this manner after receiving a bite from a tick, I recommend seeking medical attention immediately. Thankfully, when detected early, each of these conditions can be treated but again, prevention is the key. Your best defense against ticks is to reduce exposure both for yourself and your pets. When outdoors, do your best to stay out of heavilywooded areas with tall grasses and stay on designated trails when hiking. All two legged creatures should wear protective clothing and consider a deet containing insect repellent. For four legged creatures, there are multiple tick repelling topical paracitacides that are safe for you and your pet. Our favorites here at Jacksonville Veterinary Hospital are Vectra and Frontline for dogs and Revolution for cats. Once returning from a wooded area, check yourself, your pet, and others for ticks and remove them promptly. They like soft-skinned areas in humans and pets so pay particular attention to arm pits, ears, and the groin. Sources say that disease transmission can take 24-48 hours so quick removal is critical. By arming yourself with knowledge, you and your pets can easily enjoy the beautiful weather and the wonderful outdoor adventures the Rogue Valley has to offer. Apply the appropriate tick preventative on a monthly basis to protect your pet, and you, from tick exposure. As always, if you have specific questions stop by our office or call your veterinarian directly. Dr. Rogers can be reached at the Jacksonville Veterinary Hospital at 541-899-1081 or jvhospital@qwestoffice.net. See ad this page.

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The Pet Food Dilemma
lot of confusion and conflicting information exists out there about dog and cat diets. (Actually, the same is true for human diets, with different experts singing the praises of completely different regimens.) So who do you believe, and how do you decide what to feed your pet? That depends not only on whose advice you trust, but also on the way you make decisions for your pet, as well as your own health. For example, let’s say your cat has a urinary tract problem, and your neighborhood vet recommends a prescription diet. When you go to your local pet store, however, the store owner tells you that the vet’s prescribed diet is poor quality, and recommends a different diet altogether. What do you do? Veterinarians, like their MD counterparts, receive very little nutrition training in professional school. On the other hand, when I was in vet school, I remember the frequent dinners and “mixers” that were sponsored by various large pet food companies. It’s really no different from the way MDs are lobbied by pharmaceutical companies. When I started studying animal nutrition years later, I discovered that much of what I was “fed” about dog and cat diets has turned out to be completely untrue. This is not to suggest that a pet store employee can take the place of a good veterinarian; however, most people I know who own or work in smaller, independently-owned pet stores know considerably more about commercial pet diets than your local vet does. Take, for example, Hill’s Prescription C/D, a dry cat food that many vets would prescribe for a cat with bladder problems. The first three ingredients are brewer’s rice, corn gluten meal and chicken byproduct meal. Seriously? Do those sound like healthy and appropriate things to


by Dr. Jeff Judkins, Animalkind Veterinary Clinic ®
feed a cat? The first two ingredients are highly-processed carbohydrates that have a very high glycemic index—meaning they turn to sugar in the body very rapidly. Persistently elevated levels of sugar in the bloodstream leads to a condition called insulin resistance. This is the same problem in humans that leads to Type 2 diabetes, and also creates a pattern of chronic systemic inflammation in the body. It’s ironic to think that this state of long-standing inflammation from high carbohydrate diets, such as the C/D diet, could be the underlying factor in the cat’s bladder problem in the first place. And chicken by-product meal? Not something you would want to feed a beloved family member, I guarantee you. Compare that to Orijen cat kibble, which has free-range boneless chicken, chicken meal and chicken liver as the first three ingredients. Quite a difference. Nutrition is the one of the most fundamental aspects of health for animals and humans alike. I find that most of the cases of chronic, long-standing health issues in both dogs and cats have a significant dietary component. I can’t tell you how many animals I've treated in the last 15 years that had severe health problems—diabetes, skin allergies, arthritis... you name it— completely resolve by switching to a more biologically species-appropriate diet. And by all means, do educate yourself. I recommend the book “Foods Pets Die For” by Ann Martin for a startling look into the pet food industry. Another great resource is Dr. Karen Becker’s website, http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/ healthypets/dr-karen-becker.aspx where you can find extensive information on the most up to date pet nutrition topics. Dr. Judkins can be reached at Animalkind Holistic Veterinary Clinic in Jacksonville at 541-702-2288 or drj@animalkindvet.com. See ad this page.

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June 2013

Sanctuary One Comes Clean... One Cup of Vinegar at a Time

The stories she can tell!

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o say that the folks at Sanctuary One are committed to caring for the earth is a bit of an understatement. On any given afternoon, a stroll around the property reveals stewardship at every level: a corps of sun-hatted volunteers lovingly tending to permaculture-inspired gardens; interns diligently adding vegetable scraps, manure and other organics to compost piles, working to create healthy usable soil from materials that would otherwise be turned into waste; groups of visiting school kids enjoying up-close encounters with rescued pets and farm animals. A cistern catches rainwater for use in the garden, while a drip irrigation system throughout the property conserves as much water as possible. The streetside co-mingle recycling bin is filled with cans, glass jars and empty cereal boxes, while two newly-installed 30-gallon tubs contain items—from baling twine to plastic feed bags—slated for the Plastic Roundup in the fall. And starting this month, volunteers are taking Sanctuary One’s sustainability efforts to the next level by creating homemade cleaning products for use at the farm. From herbal disinfectant to laundry powder to sink and tile cleanser, the possibilities for DIY’ing safe, highly-effective cleaners are practically endless. And the benefits are myriad: it’s yet another hands-on opportunity at Sanctuary One, and a great way for staff,


by Becky Owston, Volunteer Sanctuary One at Double Oak Farm
interns and volunteers to take ownership of one more important aspect of farm duties. Because all of the ingredients can be purchased in bulk, fewer trips to the store are required. And the cost? A fraction of what you’d pay for a comparable product at the supermarket. Of course, special consideration is required when using certain natural ingredients in proximity to animals. “Tea tree and some cedar essential oils, for example,” says Dr. Jeff Judkins of Animalkind Veterinary Clinic, “are toxic to cats and should always be avoided.” As for the efficacy of natural cleaning products in an animal boarding facility? “The goal is not to sterilize (it can’t be done), but to sanitize,” says Judkins. “Lemon balm and lavender oil have antiviral and antibacterial properties and can be used just as effectively as conventional disinfectants.” The concept of homemade cleaning products is nothing new. Folks have been making their own cleaning supplies since, well, the beginning of dirt. As we become increasingly conscious of what goes into our bodies, as well as the impact we have on the planet, it’s good to know we’ve got options. Becky Owston is a volunteer at Sanctuary One and is a 2012 graduate of the Jackson County Master Recyclers program.

Guilt-Free Summer Fun Starts with Getting Organized!
by Christin Sherbourne, Efficiency by Design
Summer is upon us, and the call of BBQ’s, Britt concerts, family vacations and home projects are quickly filling up our calendar. It can be a challenge to fit it all in. As a professional organizer, the tools that I use to stay sane and organized, is to utilize time management. Time management is an important component to getting organized and staying organized. As Wikipedia states, “it is the act or process of planning and exercising conscious control over the amount of time spent on specific activities, especially to increase effectiveness, efficiency, or productivity.” I have coached various clients on the value of time management. A key is to schedule your projects into your calendar just as you would an appointment or an event. Time will slip away if you wait for “spare time” to complete it. I also suggest scheduling a “chore” each day to keep on top of your “To Do” list. For example, dust on Monday, trash on Tuesday, vacuum on Wednesday and so on! The joy of time management is, that when the chores are done, the fun stuff is that much more fun! So after you schedule that pesky home project and cross it off your list, go ahead and truly enjoy that concert, BBQ, vacation or other family-fun event! Christin Sherbourne is a professional organizer and the owner of Efficiency by Design. She can be reached at 541-973-7678 or christin. sherbourne@charter.net. See ad this page.

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Speaking of Antiquing
with Margaret Barnes, Pickety Place Antiques
uilts aren’t just for cozy anymore. Quilts are an art form, a picture drawing with fabric. Quilts can depict views out kitchen windows, colorful flower gardens, landscapes, animals, and whatever one can imagine. In many towns, even ours, there is a quilt shop like Country Quilts that houses a variety of quality fabrics, interesting pattern books, and tools of the craft. You can take classes for tips on how to use a rotary cutter to how to sew a binding. Quilt making is a big business these days, but quilt making and patchwork have been popular pastimes in the United States since the 1700’s. Primarily, quilts were functional blankets for warmth when needed. Fabric was scarce so women made do with what they had. Old clothing and feed sacks became a large part of a typical quilt. Women traded their fabrics with friends and neighbors and combined pieces in colorful arrangements and pretty patterns that have become a heritage of sorts. Embellishments were added in the form of embroidery, stitches typical of the Crazy Quilts. Truly historic quilts have found their way into museum and private collections. Quilts from past centuries are being sought for their charm, beauty, and uniqueness. You might have a fragile quilt that a grandmother or aunt made that has become a family heirloom. If you keep it in a trunk, chest, or closet, be sure you take it out once in a while to air it out. Wrap it in cotton, linen or acid-free paper, never plastic. Fold it differently each


time you put it away so the fabric doesn’t deteriorate at fold lines. Instead of folding in the usual halves and quarters, bring the corners to the center to form a diamond shape, then fold the bottom and top to meet in the middle and halve again. If you want to display a quilt on a rack, employ the same tactic of folding it differently to alleviate stress to the folds. Hanging a quilt on a wall is a bold statement, be it a new quilt or an old one. Do not use nails or pins through the fabric as this will cause much damage. Simply sew or tack a “sleeve” or loops for a hanging dowel or cord. Clamping devices work very well also. Collectors of quilts look at the construction, motif, and style. Most desirable is the all hand-made quilt. Piecing is hand-stitched with small stitches, and quilted typically 8-11 stitches per inch. Hundreds of books and many internet sites are available for pattern and fabric identification. Many fabrics have been reproduced from the Civil War-era to the Depression-era so be careful you are not finding an old pattern made up in new “old” fabrics. These might be obvious by the weave and texture. Old homespun muslins were a much thicker and looser weave than the muslin we have now. Muslins were typically bleached as opposed to the unbleached that are widely used today. At Pickety Place, we have quilts and quilt tops for you to add to your collections and invite you to stop by and get acquainted. See ad this page.

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Jacksonville Review

June 2013

Trail Talk

by Tony Hess and Bob Budesa
ynthia Orlando recently wrote about Nature-deficit-disorder, (NDD). Richard Louv, co-founder of the Children & Nature Network, coined the term eight years ago to describe the negative consequences of children moving indoors and away from physical contact with the natural world. A Nature Conservancy poll two years ago found that children who have had a meaningful experience in nature are more likely to prefer spending time outdoors and express concern about environmental issues. According to a Children & Nature Network study, time spent outdoors in nature enhances a child’s academic achievement and improves test scores. Cynthia recommends going to local parks, gardens, and forests for good places to grow family bonds and suggests talking about how things are interconnected in a forested setting, comparing bird calls, looking for mushrooms or taking a hike to a nearby pond or alongside a stream. All of these activities can be done in or very close to Jacksonville in the urban Woodlands trail system or in the newlycreated Forest Park. The Forest Park entrance is easily accessed one mile west of the city limits along Reservoir Road, a well-maintained county road. Right now with warmer weather, consider a hike on the shady Zigler Trail in the Woodlands from the Britt Gardens trailhead for three-fourths of a mile on a level trail.



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Be sure to grab the brochure describing the historical and natural features of this old mining ditch. Or, drive to the Forest Park and park at the entrance kiosk and parking lot, located just as you enter the park. Pick-up trail maps at the kiosk and hike the gentle one-mile Rail Trail with its replica of the historic railroad trestle. Cross over the bridge at the end of the Rail Trail and take the shady Norling Creek Trail along Jackson Creek. You will come to the trail head of the Canyon Falls Trail in a short distance, and take this trail for an exciting hike alongside the stream and its waterfalls. The upper half of this one-half mile trail is lush and green with spring-fed ferns. Be sure to take a moment and listen to the wind sighing among the firs and pines in this heavy forest. Now is the best time of the year to get out and enjoy these wonderful park trails. Bring friends, spouses, in-laws, parents, children, grandchildren and join the fight against NDD!

ATA Applegate Valley Day Hike & More
Cantrall Buckley Park will host the 2nd annual Applegate Valley Day on Saturday, June 22nd from 10:00am to 7:00pm. (See article on page 10.) The Applegate Trails Association volunteers will be there with our canopy, table, maps, brochures and friendly attitudes to share our knowledge of hiking trails in the valley. We will be leading scheduled groups on a relatively short hike right next to the Applegate River on a trail recently reconditioned by ATA volunteers. Interested self-guided hikers may visit the ATA booth for maps and directions and then easily hike the trail on your own. This gentle hike is rated “easy” and is suitable for the whole family. Should timing and funding cooperate, there may be a longer loop hike available with the renovation of another section of trail in the park. Together, both sections of trail fairly represent the need for trail maintenance and the results of volunteerism helped by your donations. So come on out to the beautiful Applegate Valley during Applegate Valley Day to enjoy some sunshine and fun. The sky will be filled with delightful color with pilots practicing for the week-long Rat Race Paragliding Competition starting on Sunday. (See article on page 10.) There will be lots of vendors, informational booths and activities at the park. Another event in the valley is a Geocache from 11:00am to 6:00pm at Outpost Farm and Garden, 181 Upper Applegate Road (541899-1113). You might visit a winery to round out your day. Three wineries near Ruch—Fiasco, Longsword and Valley View have excellent locations to watch the paragliders. For more information about Applegate Valley Day, please visit www. applegatevalleydays.org, for Rogue Valley Paragliding Association, www.rvhpa.org and for Applegate Trails Association, www.applegatetrails.org. “Even though the hike is simply out and back, the trail is always different on the return.” Contact David Calahan at 541-899-1226 or david@applegatetrails.org for more information.

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Dale Grover O’Harra, 95, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on April 17, 2013 at Providence Medford Medical Center. He was born October 8, 1917 in Gering, Nebraska and traveled as a small boy with his family, settling in Ashland, Oregon. He graduated from Ashland High School in 1936. A celebration of life was held at the US Hotel Ballroom in Jacksonville on April 27, 2013. Interment was at the Mountain View Cemetery in Ashland. He worked in the Ashland area as a car mechanic and later as a carpenter. He also worked at Boeing in Seattle, Washington. In January, 1943, he joined the Army Air Corps as a Private 1st Class, serving in WW II in the European Theatre based out of Venosa, Italy. He flew 35 missions as a Flight Engineer in a B-24, the Liberator. He served honorably for two years, nine months and 11 days, mustering out of the military with a rank of Tech Sergeant in 1945. On February 14, 1942, he married his beloved Olive Carrie Hill in Seattle. They were happily married for 66 years. She preceded him in death in 2008. In 1954, while employed at Bellevue Lumber Company in Ashland, he was approached to see if he had an interest in buying a lumber company in Jacksonville, Oregon. He subsequently bought the Jacksonville Lumber Company and

as of this spring, had owned it for 59 years. Until recently, he went to work on a daily basis and remained active in daily operations. Many deep, lasting friendships have developed over the years with staff, customers, suppliers and the community. He was a member of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce and received the Golden Award for Outstanding Community Support. In 1995, with his wife Olive, he became a Disciple of the Lord through intensive Bible studies. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Medford, Oregon. Dale was the proud owner of a 1929 Model A and a member of the Rogue Valley Model A Club. Dale was a very gentle, kind man who loved his family and his many friends. He always thought the best of whomever he met. He loved Trail Blazer basketball, Mariner and Giants baseball and 49ers football. He also enjoyed playing card games and dominoes. Survivors include son Dale, and his wife, Marilyn, of Belmont, California; daughter, Shannon Pearce, and her husband, Gary of Portland, Oregon; and two granddaughters, Erin and Lindsey Pearce, of Seattle. He is also survived by a brother, Robert O’Harra of Phoenix, Oregon and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He will be greatly missed by all of his many loved ones and friends, but will always remain alive in their hearts. Shannon Pearce asked the Review to note that the family plans to continue operating the Jacksonville Lumber Company as-is.

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In Memoriam – Dale Grover O'Harra

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