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Why I Volunteer – Spotlight on Dirk J. Siedlecki, President, FOJHC
a 501 (c) (3) non-profit. Most of our volunteers have been This month, I thought I’d give-up my column space to with us from the very beginning and continue to help focus on one of my favorite Jacksonville volunteers so you can learn more about one of Jacksonville’s outstanding volunteer with clean-ups, marker cleaning, marker restoration, tours and other cemetery events and activities. Our volunteers organizations—Friends of Jacksonville’s Historic Cemetery. hen I retired in 2000, my wife, Mary, and I are the ones who have made the work of the Friends of Jacksonville’s Historic Cemetery the success that it is. moved from San Francisco to Jacksonville. I knew that at some point I wanted to get In 2006, I was approached by the Oregon Commission involved in a community project, but at the time had no on Historic Cemeteries to fill a six-month vacancy. I then earthly idea of what that might be. applied and was selected to fill It didn’t take long as the following a four-year term, which was followed by a second and final spring, good friend and fellow Boosters member Stan Lyon, four-year term that expires in July, 2014. Serving on the Commission mentioned he was going to help has been one of the most gratifying clean-up the cemetery on a Saturday morning. I said okay, that sounds and rewarding experiences of my like a worthwhile project, I’ll join life. I have traveled throughout you. It was a wonderful experience, the State and have had the good however; I was disappointed at the fortune to meet the most amazing rather poor turnout, the amount of people who volunteer and care for work that needed to be done, and our historic cemeteries. Jacksonville’s Historic the overall condition of the cemetery. I guess it was at this point I found Cemetery is approximately my calling and a way to give back to 30 acres and requires a lot of Dirk Siedlecki & Whit Parker the community and its residents. Of care and attention. While the City of Jacksonville owns the largest portion of the course, I had no idea of just how big of a project it was going to be, or the wonderful adventure I was about to cemetery, and is responsible for its overall operation, embark on. there are a number of sections owned by individual religious and fraternal organizations. In some cases these In 2002, I headed-up the Jacksonville Boosters Club Cemetery Committee as volunteers began to clean-up the organizations are no longer active or their membership cemetery grounds and added enhancements to attract can no longer care for their sections. Additionally, many visitors and residents. In October 2008, the Friends of gravesites are no longer cared-for as families have passed or moved-on, leaving no one to care for the gravesites. Jacksonville’s Historic Cemetery was founded not only to expand our volunteer base, but to accept donations as Volunteer - Cont'd. to Pg. 29

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Passing the Gavel
On Sunday, June 22nd, the Sharon, local photographers Ron and Dee Jacksonville-Applegate Rotary Club held Moore, Rotary Assistant Governor Eric its annual ceremonial transition dinner Hodnett and many friends and family to celebrate the end of a productive members of Rotarians. Judi’s son, Jake, a year. The evening sophomore at the Air Force event included Academy in Colorado Springs, also attended. the installation of its new president, The festivities were held Judi Johnson, local on the patio of Las Palmas agent for State Mexican Restaurant, Farm Insurance. where the Ramirez family provided great food and Outgoing president Gary Collins, a a charming environment. valley architect, The club looks forward to relinquished the another year of community service, charitable gavel at the end partnerships with of the ceremonies, Gary Collins and Judi Johnson which included an other clubs, and a clean water project in Guatemala (donations array of recognitions of members and other local citizens. Guests in attendance welcome!) which involves several club members traveling at their own expense. included Mayor Paul Becker and his wife

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and other fun items. The event proceeds will benefit the Jacksonville Booster Club’s Britt lighting project and Rotary clean water projects in Guatemala. Get your tickets from your local JacksonvilleApplegate Rotarian or call Judi Johnson at 541-899-1875.

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Art Lumley, pictured here, gave an interesting presentation about the history and current status of the Civil Air Patrol to his Jacksonville-Applegate Rotary Club on July 18. Lumley, a former Naval Air Commander, is the current president of the local chapter of the Military Officers Association of America as well as a past president of his Rotary Club. Today, Lumley is still flying aircraft, piloting a Cessna for the Rogue Valley’s Civil Air Patrol, based from a hangar at the Rogue Valley International Airport. The CAP was officially recognized and then bolstered shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. The initial mission of the CAP was to patrol 1200 miles of US coastline from Connecticut to Texas and search for German submarines which sank more than 200 US cargo ships during World War II. Since, the CAP has expanded its mission and participates in search and rescue missions, administers a cadet program and provides extensive nationwide aerospace education. Lumley’s talk included photographs of CAP planes from the early years, captured German submarines, modernday CAP Cessna airplanes and the CAP hangar installation at the Rogue Valley Airport. As recently as two weeks prior to his talk, Lumley found himself assisting local law enforcement from the cockpit in a search and rescue mission. In addition to search and rescue, today’s CAP pilots actively assist the Jackson County Sherriff Department with radio communication relay needs and surveillance for illegal drug activity.


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his year, the Artist’s Workshop Road" was inspired by an old dirt road will be holding their 29th and charming oak tree which Coons took Workshop and Sale at Art poetic license painting to give a sense of Presence Art Center in Jacksonville from distance. The view was originally from August 2nd through August a barn at the edge of Old 25th. This is the second year Stage Road which has at the new Art Presence Art since been torn down. Center and with 23 local The third painting artists presenting work, by Katherine Lundgren the show is sure to be both is a wonderful Oregon varied and colorful. landscape, done in oil. The exhibit will be open The “Applegate Valley” from 11:00am to 5:00pm was one of her first each Friday, Saturday, Oregon works inspired and Sunday during the on a sparkling morning month of August. The Art with the Applegate River Presence Art Center is singing in the background. located at 206 N. 5th Street, For more information on near the corner of 5th and this show, please contact “D” Streets. An opening Deanna St. Martin at reception will be held on deannastmartin@gmail.com or Elaine Witteveen the first Saturday, August at 503-706-3334. 3rd from 3:00 to 6:00pm for art fans who wish to be the first to view the exhibit and visit with the artists. The Artist’s Workshop is a group founded by Elaine Witteveen over 28 years ago and has provided an opportunity for the Rogue Valley’s finest artists to paint together weekly, to exchange ideas and constructive criticism and to put on a public show and sale of their work. This year, 23 artists will hang "Jackson Creek" by Steve Bennett all original work as well as have prints available in this wonderful venue. One of the aspects of The Artist’s Workshop group is that there are no boundaries on type of art or medium used. The artists show work in media including acrylic, pastel, printmaking, mixed media, watercolor and oil. The artist’s backgrounds are varied and many show work in other galleries, both in the Rogue Valley, throughout Oregon and in other states. Artist represented in this year’s show are Joan Adkins, Wendy Adler, Rae Aubin, Bruce Barnes, Betty Barss, Steve Bennett, Sue Bennett, Peter Coons, Susan DeRosa, Rick Evans, Joellyn Fuller, Virginia Govedare, Mae Heideman, Marilyn Hurst, Katherine Lundgren, Christina Madden, Charlotte Peterson, Dolores Ribal, Carolyn Roberts, Janice Rosenberg, Anne Schurman, Deanna St. Martin, and Elaine Witteveen. Featured work includes a beautiful pastel painting entitled, “Jackson Creek,” which reflects Steve Bennett’s love of Jacksonvillearea waterways and the Jacksonville hiking trails he’s used for 18 years. The second painting is by local popular pastel painter, Peter Coons. "Off Old stage


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The 2013 Classical Festival promises to be extraordinary, as Britt proudly presents three candidates who will vie for the podium.

One will become Britt’s next Music Director, and lead the Britt Festival Orchestra into its next half-century of musicmaking under the stars.

Don’t miss a minute of this memorable season!







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Jon Kimura Parker, piano Friday, August 2

Ian Parker, piano Saturday, August 3

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Jennifer Koh, violin Saturday, August 17

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News From Britt Hill by
Donna Briggs, Britt Executive Director
t’s been a great summer so far on the Britt Hill. The concert with Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters was epic, and Rodrigo y Garbiela set a new bar, to name just two. Thanks for coming out to the concerts, and for all your support throughout the summer. August brings more exciting concerts and events. The population of Jacksonville increases each August as the members of the Britt Orchestra come from all over the country to make music on the Britt Hill for three weeks. Orchestra musicians stay with host families, eat in local restaurants and are truly immersed in Jacksonville during their stay. This year’s Classical Festival is a momentous one, as we audition three finalists for the position of Music Director and Conductor. Those finalists are MeiAnn Chen, Teddy Abrams and David Danzmayr. Each will spend a week in residence at Britt, leading the Orchestra in two concerts, and getting to know the Britt community. This is our first search in more than twenty years, and the finalist we select will be only the fourth Music Director in Britt’s 50-year history. Be sure to come out to a concert each weekend, and don’t miss your chance to be part of this special “passing the baton” season. Special thanks to Cutler Investment Group for once again coming aboard as a season sponsor of the Classical Festival.


Classical Festival & More!
Coinciding with the Classical Festival is our new classical summer program, Project: Beyond the Page. This is a weeklong camp, dedicated to blurring the lines of classical music. The camp will be led by the innovative ensemble Project Trio, and students ages 8-18 will focus on modern techniques of chamber music, using Project Trio’s F.I.R.E (Fundamentals of Improvisation, Rhythm and Ensemble) technique. Project Trio will also be featured in the closing night concert of the Classical Festival, our popular Symphony Pops night on Sunday, August 18. All tickets for the Symphony Pops night are just $5. It’s a great night to bring your family and friends out to hear our wonderful Britt Orchestra. Following the Classical Festival, we have many more concerts to round-out the summer. Acts include the singersongwriter Brandi Carlile, a Britt favorite. We’re also excited for a night of ‘80s music with Erasure’s Andy Bell, Howard Jones and A Flock of Seagulls, and are hoping to see some fun costumes from audience members! The alt-rock band Cake returns for a great night of rock, and we’ll end the month with Tegan & Sara, the duo of identical twin sisters who have become a pop sensation. Be sure to visit our website for all the program and schedule information. We’ll see you on the Hill! Comments or questions for Britt Festivals? Email Donna at ed@brittfest.org.

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y now, you’ve likely heard that Southern Oregon’s wine region is one of the fastestgrowing in the nation, right? You may have even heard that our area has grown from 23 wineries to 80+ in just seven years? And maybe you’ve even tasted some exciting, local wines from grape varietals such as Albarino, Viognier, Roussane, Tempranillo, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and others. The 2013 World of Wine Festival is back in Jacksonville from August 21-24 and is a MUST for anyone who enjoys wine, food, learning about our wine region and having a flat-out fun time! Jacksonville’s Bigham Knoll Campus (525 Bigham Knoll Drive) is once again hosting the multi-day festival, with lots of the events happening in the Big Tent located on the field. This year, WOW offers-up new events including a winery awards dinner and a Riedel wine glass seminar along with sensory classes, a Welcome Reception and the Grand Tasting finale. Also new this year, the Southern Oregon Wine Conference will hold its annual meeting at the Bigham Knoll Campus in the events auditorium, complete with lectures, presentations and panel discussions. The wine judging part of WOW kicks-off earlier than usual this year on August 8 & 9. More than 50 Southern Oregon wineries will be entering roughly 200 reds and whites, all vying for medals. Of the participating wineries, nearly 28% are located in the Applegate Valley, 5% are from the Illinois Valley, 50% are in the Rogue Valley and 19% are from the Umpqua Valley. WOW is very proud that its 2013 judging panel is comprised of three MW’s—Masters of Wine, THE HIGHEST standard awarded to judges in the world. With only 30 such MW’s in the world, this year’s competition will be even more exciting. The 2013 MW judges are Peter Marks, Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan and Christy Canterbury. All have received multiple national and international awards in recognition of their tasting abilities, raising the level of this year’s wine tasting
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Why Go to WOW?
competition. The blind tasting competition on August 8 & 9 will be followed by an awards dinner on August 9 from 6:00-9:00pm at Historic Hanley Farm, just outside the Jacksonville city limits. During a multi-course dinner served-up by the Jacksonville Inn, guests will be the first to hear the results of the wine competition before anyone else, including the media. Tickets for this special event are available for $125 and are very limited, so order now. During the week of August 21-24, to-be-announced off-site winery tours will be offered while all other WOW activities will be held under the giant white tent on the Bigham Knoll lawn. On Wednesday, August 21 from 5:30pm-8:30pm, an informal, low-key Welcome Reception ($25) provides guests, winery owners, industry representatives and sponsors a first chance to meet, mingle and taste Southern Oregon wines under the tent. On Thursday and Friday, August 22 & 23, highlypopular beginner and advanced Wine Sensory Classes ($30) offer wine novices and experts alike an opportunity to learn about wine from a panel of experts. Well-known wine experts will delve into a variety of topics from climate, terroir, to varietal characteristics and so much more. On Thursday, August 22, from 6:30pm-8:00pm, a NEW Riedel Wine Glass Seminar ($75) is a must-attend event. (Riedel rhymes with needle) Taste wines from 4 different Riedel Vinum glasses while learning about the world-famous stemware and the effect glassware has on a wine’s flavor, bouquet, balance, taste and finish. The best part…attendees get to keep all 4 glasses, with a retail value of $100+. The 2013 Grand Tasting caps-off the World of Wine Festival on Saturday, August 24 from 6:00pm-9:00pm under the big white tent at Bigham Knoll. Ample parking with volunteers guiding guests to specially-designated parking areas is available. This fun, casual affair, attended by 600+ guests last year, offers a fun-filled time to taste every 2013 award-winning wine along with plenty of tasty food from the Jacksonville Inn and other caterers. Limited Grand Tasting tickets are only $75. The Grand Tasting also features a chance to bid on incredible silent auction items with auction proceeds benefiting two deserving Rogue Valley non-profits—The Medford Food Project and 4-H. For more information and to order tickets, visit www.worldofwinefestival.com.
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Grand Tasting and Silent Auction 6:00 pm - 9:00

Southern Oregon’s Best Wines on Display!

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Focus on Hanley Farm by
Kerri Hecox, Hanley Farm Volunteer
Summertime on the Farm!
ummer is a time of growth, and pairings, and $50 for SOHS members. this summer Hanley Farm is There is also still time to sign up for seeing phenomenal growth not the second of the Rogue Valley Farm only in its corn, onions and kale, but to School summer camps! A week-long in its community partnerships. In July, camp for ages 5-7 happens August Hanley joined with Rogue Valley Farm 5th-9th, and there are a few spaces still to School to host the first of two summer available. The kids had an incredible camps, and in August we are excited to time at the first camp, so if you are begin working with the Family Nurturing looking for a fun week for your child Center to bring at-risk families out to visit www.rvf2school.org to sign up! $175 spend time at the farm. For those not for the week. aware of its work, the Family Nurturing For more information about the work of Center (FNC) is a relief nursery and child the Family Nurturing Center please visit abuse prevention program that focuses www.familynurturingcenter.org. on creating healthy families for children For tickets to events or more information ages 0-6. Many of the families in FNC about upcoming events please visit www. programs have been involved with Child hanleyfarm.org or www.sohs.org, or call 541Protective Services, and are in the process 773-6536 ext. 1002. of stabilizing after facing issues with Hanley Farm is located at 1053 Hanley poverty, homelessness, child neglect or Road in Central Point. substance abuse. Relief nurseries such as the FNC have been highlighted by the Children’s Trust Fund of Oregon as a proven method to prevent child abuse, and the staff at Hanley Farm is thrilled to be able to partner in this worthy goal. Beginning in August, families from the FNC will be coming weekly to Hanley to take part in harvesting, preparing, and sharing healthy meals. The simple ritual of eating dinner together is a cornerstone in a connected family, but it is often difficult for struggling parents to make this happen. FNC staff will be guiding parents through preparing nutritious meals, as well as teaching food preservation skills so families will be able stretch their food dollars further. Where better for a family to learn and play together than under the shade of the majestic walnut trees of Hanley Farm? Also playing in the shade of the walnut trees: 3 Little Birds, August 10th . Our featured band for Rogue Saturday Nights, 3 Little Birds mixes Hawaiian, Caribbean, and Folk influences for an uplifting evening of danceable music— come and check out the vibe! The evening starts at 5:00pm with food, beer and wine available from the Farm Kitchen, and music at 6:00pm. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for SOHS members. On August 24th the Origins Farm to Table dinner series continues, with a gourmet 4-course meal paired with local wines and a talk by Michael Hanley about the History and Future of Hanley Farm. Sally July 2013:Sally June 7/22/13 5:14 PM Page 1 Tickets are $65 per person with wine

ORIGINS Dinner Series at Hanley Farm “The History & Future of Hanley Farm”


Enjoy a unique farm-to-table dining experience on Saturday, August 24th on the green at Hanley Farm. Celebrate our local farmers, our local stories, and our locally-crafted foods and wines. ORIGINS will reconnect you with your sense of place and with the historical wealth of our community. Tickets include a 4-course meal, 2 glasses of wine or non-alcoholic beverage, an exhibit tour

in the Hanley Farm House, garden tours with the farmer, and special guest speaker Michael Hanley on “The History & Future of Hanley Farm.” Dinner features many local producers, including Coquette Bakery, Hensel Family Farm, Rogue Olive Oil Company, 2 Hawk Wine, and Hanley Farm. Reservations required. Tickets are $65 ($50 for SOHS members). Call 541-773-6536 x1002 or visit sohs.org.

Next Medford Food Project Jacksonville Pickup Day: Saturday, August 10th
(Always the 2nd Saturday of even-numbered months.) Please contact Jerrine Rowley at 541-702-2223 or Faye Haynes at 541-324-1298 if you have any questions or wish to become involved with the Food Project in Jacksonville!

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Adit Opens to Rave Brew Reviews
The locals have weighed-in and are find plenty to cheer about since many telling the Review they love the new Adit of the offerings are the creation of John Public House! An “adit” is defined as Guererro himself, the winemaker for a passage leading into a mine—and the Valley View Winery since 1985. In the locals we spoke with future, Guererro are raving about and bar managers the liquid treasures Joe Arena and they’re finding inside. Luke Stedman During one visit, we are pursuing a spoke with several location to license beer fans impressed a micro-brewery by the craft beers and serve up being offered-up as their own beer well as wine lovers creations. enjoying themselves One positively over locally-made unique feature of whites and reds. Adit is that guests From l-r: Luke Stedman, Joe Arena All are discovering are encouraged and John Guerrero these new finds in to bring-in their the cavernous-like space located below own food—since Adit doesn’t serve their LaFiesta Restaurant at 150 S. Oregon own, they provide menus from all the Street. The décor includes polished local restaurants including LaFiesta, Bella aggregate concrete Union, Gogi’s, Umi Sushi, Jacksonville counters which Inn, C-Street Bistro, Thai House and are worth a visit more. Adit Public House is open 3:00pmjust to marvel at midnight Monday-Wednesday and from their beauty. noon-midnight Thursday-Sunday. Inside Adit, craft beer lovers are in for a treat. The public house offers small batch, handcrafted beers from local breweries, pouring from nine taps which are cleverly integrated into vintage refrigerators. Beer on-tap includes pale ales, stouts, IPA’s and others. Wine drinkers will also

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News From The Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery
by Dirk J. Siedlecki, President – FOJHC
History Saturday In The Cemetery— Join the Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery on Saturday, August 10 for our History Saturday Program featuring a talk on Jacksonville's Early Businesses and Business Leaders, followed by a walking tour. Please meet your Docents at the Sexton's Tool House at the top of the Cemetery Road and note that ample parking is available within the cemetery grounds. The tour starts at 10:00am and takes approximately 90 minutes—be sure to dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. There are no advance reservations required and no charge for the tours, although donations are always appreciated and help support restoration and preservation efforts. This year's major project is the Jacob Ish Block located in the IOOF Section of the cemetery. Marker Cleaning And Workshop—If you want to get involved in a fun and worthwhile volunteer project and give back to the community, join us on Saturday, August 17 and help clean some of our cemetery's headstones and monuments. This is a project that anyone can learn to do— we'll show you how to do it and provide the tools needed. Meet at the Sexton's Tool House at 9:00am to pick-up supplies and get instructions. Bring a stool or chair to sit on, a hat, and be sure to remember the sunscreen. Check out our website at www. friendsjvillecemetery.org for additional details on these events and other cemetery activities.

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Home to Jacksonville’s most prominent pioneer, occupied by only the one family, and completely furnished with original artifacts. Reading Circles, early Jacksonville libraries, the Jacksonville Silver Cornet Band, dance halls and masquerade balls. Listen to Carrie Beekman’s records on the 1910 Victrola, music on the Mathushek piano, and ensembles on the lawn!

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The Unfettered Critic by
Paula Block Erdmann & Terry Erdmann
Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear...
he mythical ouroboros is a serpentine creature that devours its own tail, symbolizing the cyclical nature of existence, and the phoenix-like “eternal return.” It’s a cool creature—and yet... Like the ouroboros, the motion picture industry regularly eats its own tail as it recycles former cinematic successes in the hopes of reaping eternal monetary rewards. This summer, producers are attempting to dazzle us with new spins on old stories, stories that may indeed be worth retelling. We just wish they were better at it. Take Star Trek Into Darkness. In 2009, filmmakers re-launched the Sixties-era Star Trek franchise with fresh young faces and wall-to-wall action. It was an entertaining effort that made money, so they were invited to continue with this summer’s sequel. Rather than go to the trouble of writing a compelling new story, they recycled an old one: 1989’s Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Unfortunately, they made a Cliff’s Notes version of that great film, leaving out anything that had to do with rationale, emotion or even common sense. They gave us action, a familiar storyline, some well-remembered lines of dialogue and little else, other than a longing to rewatch the original. Take Man of Steel, an attempt to bring Superman to the screen again. Since l933, Superman has embodied a wonderful, and uniquely American, mythology— the ultimate legend of a foreigner who finds acceptance and success in this great nation. Whether portrayed in the 1950's by George Reeves, or in the 70's and 80's by Christopher Reeve, the story has remained suitable for adults and children alike. All had interesting takes on his Kryptonian origins and his relationship with his extended “family”—both on the farm and in the office on Earth. But while Man of Steel goes through the motions—we see him leave Krypton, meet his adoptive parents on Earth, and get introduced to future co-worker Lois Lane—the movie’s clear motivation is the “boom factor.” Filmmakers throw computer-generated superhuman bodies through one skyscraper after another, in the process harming countless regular human beings on the ground below. Kids (assuming you bring them) will learn that


it’s okay to break stuff as long as you’re on the side of good. Take The Lone Ranger. This new production loyally recalls the radio and television era Western hero’s origin: his brother’s death at the hands of the villainous Butch Cavendish, why he donned a mask, how he acquired his horse, Silver, and his bullets (also silver), and why his faithful companion Tonto calls him kemosabe. We actually liked this film, despite its many flaws, but as an extension of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise rather than a faithful retelling of “those thrilling days of yesteryear.” Johnny Depp’s Tonto is a close cousin of pirate Jack Sparrow—not

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a bad thing, but not really honoring the Western tradition. As funny as it may be, and as delightful as the action sequences are, The Lone Ranger is as violent as Man of Steel. When people died in the Pirates films, they popped back up because they’d been dead in the first place. In Ranger, mortal beings die: Indians, ranchers, farmers, soldiers, Rangers. There’s no Boot Hill big enough to bury them. And like Into Darkness and Man of Steel, you could run a transcontinental railway through the plot holes. The filmmakers didn’t seem to care, or maybe they assumed we wouldn’t notice. The heroes in all three films fight for “truth, justice and the American (or Federation) way.” We just wish they’d fought for better movies—perhaps one about the ouroboros. Hollywood would need only to look in the mirror for inspiration. 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.

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Up Close and Personal with Local Artist, Randall Grealish
his month, the Jacksonville Review is turning the tables and focusing on one of its most popular columnists, Randall Grealish. Randall, an accomplished copper metal artist and painter, lives here in Jacksonville with his wife Tara. He’s been writing for the Review for almost a year, so we thought it was time our readers learned a little bit more about him and his art. Although gifted with raw copper, a variety of patinas, paint and canvas, Randall is quick to point out that, “Music has always been a really big part of my creative process…it’s just as important as any of the raw metal or paint materials I work with... there’s no way I could create anything artistic without the aid of music.” As a kid, Randall aspired to be a musician but never took the time to learn it well enough to make it his profession. “Not focusing more on learning the academic/theory-side of music or spending the necessary time practicing is probably one of my greatest regrets in life. But fortunately for me as an artist, there are plenty of great musicians out there that did take the time to learn their craft.” It is his beloved music that helps Randall reach his full potential as a metal artist and painter. “Interestingly, as a kid I became very influenced by the theatrics and visual aspect of such rock & roll bands as Kiss, Iron Maiden and Judas Priest. I’d sit in class and copy their band logos on my notebooks, on classroom desks and even on myself!” With art and music as mutual interests, Randall the high school student copied album covers as art class assignments and would spend hours locked in his room “just drawing away and enjoying the music.” Today, even when writing columns


Eighth in a series of artist profiles
for the Review, painting or creating a metal piece, the sound of music fills the room. “I know one would think the sound of rock and roll would distract me from my work, but it’s just the opposite…the energy of the music transfers directly to the process of creating a piece of my art.” Randall’s current discipline is working with copper… assemblage art, as it’s known in the trade. “I cut out, shape and patina copper and then assemble it into wall art…working just as if it was a framed painting to be hung on the wall.” As for his choice of metal, he’s often asked why he chose to work with copper to which he responds, “All I know is that I’ve always been attracted to the variety of colors naturally occurring with copper and that I can also manipulate it by a variety of means.” The artist says he just follows his artistic instinct whenever possible. As for why so many people are attracted to copper artwork, Randall offers, “People seem to be naturally drawn to the organic earthiness of copper and I learned it is essential to all living organisms as a trace dietary mineral.” Before starting on his journey with copper art, Randall had been influenced by a friend who painted with acrylics. After some guidance, he went all-in and bought an entire set of paint and brushes and started “making a mess of canvases!” Fortunately, he says he had acquired some real skill from years of drawing as well as plenty of happy accidents that kept him inspired to keep at it. “All of my early work was pretty abstract in nature and I really was just freely experimenting with how paint worked with a variety of techniques. Having no art schooling other than my high school art classes, I fumbled along for a while, just

seeing how different colors worked together, mixing and blending away and pretty much just having fun while listening to my favorite music, which spans a wide range of genres from classical to heavy metal!” Randall’s love affair with acrylic was brief. “Soon after I veered-away from the abstract style, I also started painting portraits and figures. At this point, I also gave watercolor and oil paints a try.” With acrylics behind him, his new love was working with oils, a medium he’s worked with ever since. “At this time, I also decided it would be a good idea to learn more from professional artists with far more experience than me. One of my best decisions was taking art courses with Stefan Baumann and Gabriel Mark Lipper, both of whom are majorly-talented local artists.” Randall invites you to view some of his metal art and oil paintings in-person at Liquid Assets in Ashland, the Ashland Art Center, Harmonic Design and Imaging in Talent, Art Presence and the Adit Public House in Jacksonville. And, please see his website at www.randallgrealish.com.

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Celebrates the Arts – Labor Day Weekend!
The 17th-annual Jacksonville lotions, glass art, and pressed flower Celebrates the Arts (CTA) is the place to landscapes. Everything displayed will be be Labor Day Weekend, featuring 70 fine available for sale at the show. artists, artistic crafters, live entertainment This year’s jewelry selection includes and food. CTA will Deb Harris’ unique be open Friday, gemstone rings August 30-through and earrings, Sunday, incorporating September 1 from up-cycled bullets 10:00am-5:00pm. from 45s, Colts, All festival arts and Winchesters. and crafts are Other jewelry from hand-designed Cliff Scharf, Gail and created O’Dell and Lynn by artists from & Jack Statton throughout the offer beautifully Bill Stanton Rogue and Illinois hand-crafted silver Valleys and Pacific Northwest. Held on jewelry along with custom-designed the grounds of the Historic Jacksonville gemstones and stylized stamped metal Courthouse at 206 N. 5th Street, join and gemstone jewelry by Lynn Whip. the celebration for Talented painters fun, art, food and include Pegi Smith, Tony entertainment! Antonides, Trudy Estes, This year, CTA Eunice Fulbright and will also feature Cammy Davis. Davis will a show, “Vine also offer small, retail key to Wine” in the chains, jewelry, and dog Art Presence tags, created from images Gallery located on of her original paintings. the Courthouse For foodies, the aroma grounds. The show of fresh-roasted cinnamon Cammy Davis features paintings, nuts at the “We’re All photography, pottery, and more in a Nuts” booth and the oh-so-tasty Chele’s variety of mediums. Italian Ice booths are must-stops! Hearty CTA artists will offer a foods will also be available variety of works from wildlife for purchase. and travel photographers For entertainment, Shybo who’ve captured their Torres, Alena Chubet, Dave adventures across many Barnes, Dr. Jeff Judkins, Cole continents. You’ll be delighted Cullen and Richard Gyuro, with David Irwin’s kit foxes, will be offering a variety of Lorayne Michael’s cliff music on the Courthouse swimmers, Jerry Hagstrom’s steps twice-daily. landscapes, Jim Lettis’ CTA is the annual fund intriguing collection of doors raiser for the Community and Pat Moore’s large canvas Center’s proposed multi-use travel and wildlife photos. expansion that will serve all Also, catch beautifullyJacksonville residents. Lorayne Michaels turned wood, decorative metal For more information, visit and garden art, decorative gourds, home Facebook: Celebrate the Arts Jacksonville, benches and outdoor patio furniture, CelebrateArtsJacksonvilleor.com or email wind chimes, hand-painted silk hangings, jeanena@charter.net. ladies fashions, pottery, handmade soaps,

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Mark Your Calendars for a Multi-Day Oktoberfest Celebration!

The entire community is invited to come out to the Bigham Knoll Campus in Jacksonville for the 6th-annual Oktoberfest Celebration on September 27-29. Live Bands will perform in two venues, there will be dancing and of course the largest selection of beers on tap in the region. The ZMusikmakers, from Mt. Angel will take to the stage both Saturday and Sunday. The traditional tapping of the Keg will take place Friday at 5:00pm and Oktoberfest will be officially open! That evening, there will be a special Schoolhaus Brewhaus prepared authentic Bavarian meal. A beer trivia contest will take place from 8:00-10:00pm with prizes awarded to the winning team. Saturday will be full of great events including multiple historic presentations and exhibits, classes and demonstrations on German cooking including sausages, sauerkraut and pretzels, brat-eating

contests, and Polka and Waltz lessons. New this year with the help of the Britt Festival, there will be performances of great German composers in the Campus Music Room. A Kickball Tournament will begin at noon on Sunday. Sign-up early as the teams will fill-up fast! Kids can ride the Cow Train and play in the Kinderyard. The Jacksonville Heritage Society invites all service groups and vendors to participate and work together to help highlight the many contributions the early German pioneers made to Jacksonville. View the entire Oktoberfest schedule and find more information at www. bighamknoll.com or call Susan Canty at 541-899-9665. Food, beverages and contests are available for purchase. All other events are free. In order to consume alcohol, attendees must be 21 and pay a $3 ID check and banding charge.

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Dan Mollahan and Toni Anderberg
with over $20,000,000 in Sales in 2012/2013.

Chamber Chat

by The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
Big Changes Planned for Victorian Christmas – Planning Starts in August
The planning process for Jacksonville’s Victorian Christmas celebration was kicked-off last month with a preliminary brain-storming session. The intent is to broaden the support base for the celebration by involving more chamber members and other local organizations. Arlis Duncan, Chamber of Commerce President is taking the lead in coordinating the planning and facilitated a productive group discussion on how the celebration will be structured this year. There is an incredibly solid foundation to build-on thanks to the years of work put in by Teri Gieg in coordinating past Victorian Christmases. This celebration has become a favorite holiday tradition in the valley and the hope is to expand the celebration. Some ideas being explored include an earlier kick-off of the celebration to highlight the holiday shopping season beginning immediately after Thanksgiving, creating multiple highlight events over more days, and possibly changing the day and time of the parade to increase shopping traffic on a Saturday. Horse-drawn wagon rides, a perennial favorite, will continue to be offered as well as visits with Father Christmas. A new location for Father Christmas in the old county courthouse combined with the trolley to move people around town will allow us to feature more of our fabulous town and businesses. In addition to being the overall lead, Arlis Duncan will coordinate the wagon and trolley rides, parade and weekend performers. Tim Balfour is taking the lead on promotions and Father Christmas’ shop, Whit Parker will facilitate the town decorations, Jack Berger has the hot beverages and is exploring bringing back roasted chestnuts. Linda Graham is the lead for the Christmas Tree. Whit Parker will be communicating with business owners this summer about possible plans to coordinate outside decorations – he is looking at hiring one firm to put up and take down all the lights and garland. Plans are to ensure more uniform coverage in the core business district and possibly adding some entry point decorations. The Jacksonville Lodging Association is using some of its Marketing Fund from the transient lodging tax to provide a promotional piece that merchants will be able to distribute during summer and fall to shoppers and diners. The piece encourages high-season visitors to come back and join us for the holidays. If you are interested in helping or have ideas to share, please don’t hesitate to call Chamber of Commerce officers, Arlis Duncan at 541-8991360, Tim Balfour at 541-292-4006, or Linda Graham 541-261-9446.

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In September, the City-wide Yard Sale weekend will be a busy one and the City would like to make sure residents and visitors know the rules and regulations to avoid parking tickets and other citations. Please remember that this event is not sponsored by the City of Jacksonville and that there are many public safety concerns associated with this event. When town becomes full of bargain hunters, there are multiple areas where parking becomes an issue. These basic guidelines are being provided as a courtesy reminder and are supported by the Jacksonville Municipal Code and the Oregon Revised Statutes. This year, merchants on California Street will be permitted to hold “sidewalk sales” in front of their place of business provided a minimum 4’ of pedestrian clearance is provided. Only business owners will be permitted to hold sidewalk sales and no renting of sidewalk space will be permitted. • It is never allowed to park within 20 feet of an intersection whether the curb or ground is painted or not, unless a designated parking space is indicated. • It is never allowed to stop your vehicle in the middle of the road to view a sale, wait for someone to view a sale or to load items. • The yellow, red and green markings on the roadway and the curbs indicate that parking is either not allowed or limited. • Be aware of your surroundings. • Public safety vehicles must be able to travel safely down all streets in case of an emergency. • Do not park with any portion of your vehicle extending into the roadway. • If the road is painted with no parking and/or a yellow, red or green line pulling into the area inside of that line no matter how far off the street the vehicle is, is still considered illegally parking. • Timed and handicapped parking will be enforced. • North Fifth Street and California Street are both State Highways and no parking is allowed at all on North Fifth St. This area is subject to tickets and towing associated with the Oregon State Police and Jackson County Sheriff Department also. • Read the signs at the beginning and ending of each block to see if parking is limited in that area.

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A Few Minutes with the Mayor
by Paul Becker
hat was quite a picnic on July Fourth! Five hundred hot dogs purchased, five hundred hot dogs served. Interestingly, the line for the food was never long… just steady and without a break for two hours and forty-five minutes, fitting within our three hour picnic timeframe. And yes, although the hot dogs ran out, I was made aware that only two people missed out. I only wish everything else we do at City Hall would panout as well. No mention of the picnic can be made without thanking every one who helped… and it’s a long list. Starting with Jerry Mathern and his classic Model “A” car club, whose members parked their wonderful automobiles on the Courthouse grounds for close-up viewing. And, the kid’s games provided by our Fire Department were outstanding—going non-stop for three hours was the very popular dunk tank plus an irresistible game with highpressure hoses forcing a ball across a high wire. And an old-fashioned Fourth of July isn’t complete without oldfashioned sack races for the young-atheart. City staff arrived early to set-up tables and chairs, cook and serve the hot dogs and chips, chill the water, and watermelon. City staff and the fire department personnel devoted their own July 4th holiday to make all this happen. What a crew!

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What a Picnic!
Additional thank-you’s go to the Rotary Board and members who loaned their large cook-top unit to the City, without which there would have been no way to cook the hot dogs. Thanks also to Ray’s Market who donated the water and marked-down the price of the watermelon, two very necessary picnic items. A BIG thank you to both the Rotary and to Ray’s and to the Presbyterian Church for loan of their over-sized coolers, and to Terry Erdmann for the loan of his amplifier and public speaking system. As icing on the cake, the Jacksonville Trolley gave free tours to any and all who wanted to “climb aboard,” making for a special attraction and the perfect touch! The only thing missing was Judy Garland and company singing The Trolley Song. The hot dogs, the buns, and the chips were purchased with money from the Mayor’s Fund. This was the only expense for the entire event, further illustrating the importance of every contribution mentioned above. At this point, I would be remiss if I failed to acknowledge my sincere thanks to all those who stopped-by, or sought me out, to express their thanks to the City for sponsoring the picnic. Their appreciation is the reason I hope that our July 4th picnic becomes an annual event. I sincerely hope you enjoy the rest of the summer! Photos: Jan Garcia

Major House Fire Nearly Sparks City-wide Disaster

The Review wishes to express what it is hearing from dozens of citizens: "THANK YOU FIRST RESPONDERS for risking your lives to protect us and a job well done!!!" On July 16, Jacksonville Firefighters Homes to the south, west and responded to a structure fire at 720 north were all subjected to intense Applegate Street at 2:33 am. When heat which responding firefighters firefighters from Jacksonville arrived protected. However, damage to those on-scene moments after the alarm homes included melted shutters and sounded, they found heavy involvement siding, broken windows, a melted to the rear of the two-story residence. trailer, a vehicle fire and more. The According to Public fire also extended Information Officer into the attic of the Chris Arnold, the fire home next door had quickly extended at 710 Applegate, throughout the which was stopped structure. Fortunately, by aggressive the lone occupant of firefighting action. the home was safely The resident of 720 evacuated while Applegate was unhurt, attempts were made to although her Golden save the structure and Retriever, “Billy” prevent extension to perished in the fire. neighboring homes. Since she lost all of Initially, engine her possessions in the companies from fire, she was assisted Jacksonville Fire by the Red Cross and Fire District 3 and is staying with were faced with the family. Residents to monumental task of the North were also preventing the flames displaced, and will be from spreading from staying with family, the home to the heavy as well. Fortunately, foliage surrounding the all fire victims carried Help a neighbor in need! property. Properties on homeowners insurance. Sharon Raab lost everything in both sides of the home Thanks to the quick this house fire and needs our help. ignited along with Please join the Review by making a action of responding adjacent trailers and firefighters, and the contribution in her name vehicles, forcing fire great cooperation and at any US Bank branch. crews to use multiple coordination of all hose lines. Luckily, a fire hydrant was responding Mutual Aid Agencies, this fire located in front of the home, enabling fire was contained before it had a chance to crews to lay lines quickly. become a catastrophic fire. Fire officials With a threatening situation, fire officials credit Jacksonville's excellent water called for a second alarm and subsequently a system update with supplying more than third alarm, as well. Engines and personnel ample water supply and pressure to the from Applegate Fire, Fire District 3, Medford, numerous engine companies attacking the and the Oregon Department of Forestry fire and limiting its spread. were involved in the firefighting effort. In Following the fire, the Jacksonville City all, eight fire engines and 35 professional Council thanked and acknowledged Fire and volunteer fire fighters joined the fight Chief Hull, Jacksonville Fire Rescue and along with volunteers from the Jacksonville all responding agencies at the July 16th Citizens Emergency Response Team, Council Meeting. who provided neighborhood traffic and pedestrian control.

A Big Thank You
Thank you Mayor Paul Becker, City Administrator Jeff Alvis and Members of the City Staff, for all that you did to make our Second Annual 4th of July Picnic such a great success. The weather was perfect and one could not ask for a better and more historic setting. The event really adds to the sense of community and brings back what an important holiday, "The Glorious Fourth," was for our early Jacksonville Pioneers. With appreciation, Dirk J. Siedlecki

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Civil Lawsuit Filed Against City Councilor
A complaint filed in Jackson County Plaintiffs never authorized Defendants to Circuit Court on Monday, July 16 names re-open the account. Jacksonville City Councilor Jocie Wall and The Clerk would not have re-opened the her husband Steven Wall as Defendants in account in Plaintiffs name if Defendant Mrs. a civil lawsuit. The Jackson County Court Wall had not (1) abused her position as a City case number is 13CVO4179, a copy of Council Member and (2) held herself out as which the Review obtained on July 22. Plaintiffs agent. To view the 16-page complaint, see The complaint continues in Section 50: this article on our website at www. On or about May 6, 2013, Plaintiff Mr. jacksonvillereview.com. Steve Kominsky and his two sons, ages The suit against the Walls, as landlords, one and two, were walking in Downtown includes charges of Breach of Warranty Jacksonville when Defendant Mrs. Wall drove of Habitability, Security past them slowly. Deposit Withheld in Bad Five Minutes later, Faith, Wrongful Entry, Plaintiff Mr. Kominsky Breach of Contract, Assault, and his children had Intentional Infliction of arrived at their new home, Emotional Distress and located on a dead-end Misrepresentation. Section street. They were playing 45 of the suit alleges that in the front yard when the councilor abused her Defendant Mrs. Wall position as a City Council drove up to the front of member and held herself the house, stared down out as plaintiff's agent. Plaintiff Mr. Kominsky The plaintiffs are Steve for an uncomfortable and Heather Kominsky, of period of time, then she Jacksonville, who rented backed down the street. a property located at 490 Defendant Ms. Wall S. Oregon Street from the followed Plaintiffs with defendants. The plaintiffs the intent of showing City Councilor Jocie Wall are represented by attorney Plaintiffs that she knew File Photo Noel Kersey. where they had relocated, The plaintiffs are seeking monetary and that the ongoing conflict respecting the and compensatory damages due to the residence would continue, including physical poor condition of the rental property and intimidation. other charges. The complaint requests Subsequently, Plaintiff Mr. Kominsky filed that the matter be adjudicated by jury a police report with the Jacksonville Police trial and notes that the property was Department. uninhabitable with a leaking roof, mold, Plaintiff Mr. Kominsky, fearing for the rat feces, unreliable heating, vermin, and safety of his family and himself, suffered splintered/unsafe hardwood floors. extensive emotional and physical discomfort Councilor Jocie Wall is accused of as a result of Defendant Mrs. Wall’s misrepresentation in Sections 41-47 of the intimidating action. complaint which reads: Plaintiffs suffered damages that are the Plaintiffs notified the City of Jacksonville direct and proximate result of Defendant Mrs. (The City) of their move-out date and requested Wall’s outrageous behavior on that day. that their account be closed, and their names The Review contacted Councilor Wall be removed from the water bill of the Residence via email, requesting a response to the at that time. The City properly closed their suit. At press deadline, no response account April 30, 2013(see exhibit B). had been received. In the event one is On May 3, 2014, (a typo that should received, the Review will post it to www. read 2013) Defendant Mrs. Wall, a member of jacksonvillereview.com. the Jacksonville City Council, visited the City Councilor Wall was elected to Offices, and represented to the Public Works the Jacksonville City Council in the Clerk that she was authorized to re-open said November, 2012 race, winning 1 of 3 open account. The account was reopened without seats, edging-out another candidate by 24 permission from the Plaintiffs (see Exhibit B). votes for the seat.

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Jacksonville Art Events August 2013
August 2 - 24: Artist’s Workshop 2013 Annual Show and Sale Art Presence Art Center
RRSundays: j'ville farmers market. Courthouse Grounds. See ad on page 11. RRAugust 2-25: annual artist's workshop show & sale. Art Presence Center, Courthouse Grounds. See article on page 5. RRSaturday, August 3, Noon-5:00pm: troon vineyard zin & bbq anniversary bash. See ad on page 10. RRThursday, August 8, 8:30am: chamber monthly general meeting , second Thursday each month, Old City Hall. See "Chamber Chat" on page 16. RRSaturday, August 10, 10:00am: history saturday . Jacksonville Historic Cemetery. Second Saturday of the month through September 14. See article on page 12. RRSaturday, August 10, Noon-4:00pm: beekman house tours. "Music & Literature in the Victorian Era." See ad on page 12. RRSaturday, August 10, 5:00-9:00pm: salsa party at schimdt family vineyards. See ad on page 8. RRThursday, August 15, 6:00pm: pioneer village presentation. "Early Stages of Dementia." See ad on page 18 for reservation info. RRSaturday, August 17, 9:00am: cemetery marker cleaning day. Jacksonville Historic Cemetery. Third Saturday of the month through September 21. See article on page 12. RRSunday, August 18, 9:00am: ata hike at red lily vineyards. See article on page 38. RRAugust 21-24: World of Wine Festival. Bigham Knoll Campus. See article on page 9. RRFriday-Sunday, August 30-September 1, 10:00am5:00pm: jacksonville celebrates the arts. Courthouse Grounds. See Pages 14 & 15. RRFriday, August 30, 7:00-9:00pm: lawn concert at schimdt family vineyards. Southern Oregon Jazz Orchestra. See ad on page 8. RRSaturday & Sunday, September 7 & 8: jacksonville's city-wide yard sale. See ad and article on page 16. RRSaturday & Sunday, September 7 & 8: friends of jacksonville library book sale. See article on page 7. RRSunday, September 8, 5:30pm: JACKSONVILLE rotary salmon bake, Hanley Farm. See article on page 4. RRSaturday, September 14, Noon-4:00pm: beekman house tours. "Travel in the Victorian Age." See ad on page 13. RRFriday-Sunday, September 27-29: oktoberfest. Bigham Knoll Campus. See article and ad on page 15.

The Artists Workshop presents its 2013 annual member art show and sale this month at Art Presence Art Center. Founded more than 30 years ago by Jacksonville artist Elaine Witteveen, the Artists Workshop is a “Jackson Creek,” group of over sixty artists by Steve Bennett from southern Oregon. The show features works by 23 painters in a wide range of mediums, including oil, acrylic, watercolor & pastel. Meet the artists at an opening reception on Saturday, August 3 from 3-6pm. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

Art Presence Curated Exhibits: Jacksonville Library: • Naversen Room, Now - September 30: Oil paintings by Art Presence member Linda Elesiya Evans. • Front Entrance, Now - August 12: Collage art by Art Presence member Cammy Davis. Medford Library, Now - September 17: Paintings by award-winning watercolorist Dolores Ribal. Art Presence is open every Fri-Sun from 11am-5pm. We are located at 206 N. Fifth St. art-presence.org July 29 - August 31: Eva Thiemann GoodBean Coffee

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Hanley Farm Events – August 2013
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Resident artist Cheryl D. Garcia welcomes lovely and talented artist Pegi Smith for a return visit. Meet Pegi at a special reception on July 27 from 7-9pm with music by Jeff Ramsey & Jen Ambrose. pegismith.com

July 24 - August 28: Pegi Smith South Stage Cellars

Saturday, August 10th Rogue Saturday Night Music

Band: 3 Little Birds Time: 5:00-9:00pm (music starts at 6:00pm) $10 for adults, $5 SOHS Members

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Saturday, August 24th Origins: A Discovery of Place Dinner Series

Jacksonville Trolley Tours

History & Future of Hanley Farm - Michael Hanley Time: 5:00-9:00pm Cost: $50 for SOHS members, $65 nonmembers

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A Cup of Conversation by
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My Neighbor's Garden
elen and Ray Forsyth live on Main Street in a home that’s tucked only 50-feet behind their hair salon. Helen’s garden is a carved, hidden treasure in the middle of cement and street lights. Her goal eight years ago was to transform the bare area to an oasis in the midst of commercial surroundings—it is now a garden area that offers a cool, refreshing, and artistic experience. Helen has an amazing talent for turning any container or reclaimed treasure into a hiding place for anything green! She can repurpose anything into a garden item and will plant anything. No matter your taste, you’ll fall in love with the outcome! Her knack of turning “cutesy” into artful creation is done through a gifted eye and gift for perfect placement. She places things where you least expect them and the joy is abundant! The home's entry includes a welcoming arched fence-gate onto a secluded front deck, where a fern-laden sitting area has plantings in, on, and over everything! Not a spot is left unplanted. Into their side yard, which is predominantly white, soothing colors pop throughout. As I walked through this part of the garden, I was amazed by how every detail and every inch was meticulously used. Pathways flow as an adventure, drawing you through the garden. Porcelain and trumpet vines, and iceberg roses are allowed to “find their place” in the garden, according to Helen. They drape fences, creating a purposed jungle of protection and cool calm. In the garden with added water features, you are unaware of any outside noise or surrounding buildings. In this 20’ x 50’ side space of garden, a world of total escape is created with walking paths that allow and encourage exploration. Old drum bases provide homes for herbs while repurposed treasures tuck


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Love Your Landscape by Adam Haynes
ow that summer is here, we can truly enjoy our lawns and the outdoor areas where we’ve invested our resources, creativity and personal style. And no one is happier about that than me. If you already have a patio, deck or outdoor area, I encourage you to get out there and enjoy it! For those whose outdoor living dreams have yet to be realized, there are still a few simple ways to improve the time spent outdoors. And here, I’m going to introduce a word not ordinarily associated with landscaping… “boundaries.” In other words, to feel comfortable in any outdoor area, it helps to know where the boundary lines begin and end! As much as I believe in the value and use of fencing in the construction of an outdoor living area, I also know that using plants as a privacy fence is a great way to keep your privacy without taking on the commitment and cost of installing a wood or metal fence. Creating a sense of space is essential to utilizing the exterior of your property. If you don’t have a fence, there are plenty of landscape edging ideas that incorporate plants to establish a boundary line around your home or certain section of the yard. One of my favorite (and green) uses for seclusion is to create a boundary line of fast-growing trees that reach their maximum height within a few years. Having fastgrowing trees and shrubs as lawn edging throughout your yard will create a natural fence that keeps noise out


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and blocks others from peering-in. Some privacy fence ideas for backyard gardening include using Green Giant trees or holly bushes to create a wall. Both grow quickly and keep their dark green colors year-round. Within these beautifully-constructed boundaries, let’s not forget about the lawn itself. Here are a few tips to keep your lawn and yard healthy during August and September. • Take a Day Off From Watering—One way to keep your lawn beautiful while keeping your water bill down is to cut one watering day per week from your sprinkler schedule. Doing so can reduce your water use by as much as 10% to 15%. • Time of Day—Water in early-morning hours before sunrise to lessen water lost to evaporation and daytime winds. • Monitor Your Landscape—Make adjustments to watering times as needed. Shaded or protected areas may need less water than other zones. You may even be able to water less frequently than you think. • Check Your Irrigation System—Check your irrigation system weekly for broken or misaligned sprinkler heads and drip emitters, which can be prime water-waste culprits. • Mow for Best Results—Each time you mow the lawn, change directions. Set your mower to the proper height to promote a healthy lawn and to reduce water use. Recommended mowing heights are 2 1/2" to 3" for Tall Fescue and 3/4" to 1 1/2" for Bermuda. To create your own personal summer oasis, take time to think about these tips and incorporate them into your outdoor lifestyle and love your landscape! 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.

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pants off, cleaning one’s shoes and shoelaces, and inspecting pets before leaving the woods is one that should be employed more often. When we hike in the woodlands or other trail systems and occasionally stray from the path, we pick up seeds and/or plant parts along the way. Before climbing back into our cars to journey homeward, we should take a few minutes to inspect our clothing. Wipe off pant legs, inspect shoe and boot laces for plant seeds, run your hands across your dog to ensure he/she is not harboring unwanted seeds…or ticks! Notice above, I did not use the term weed seeds, but plant seeds. You see, any plant you don’t want on your property is, for all intents and purposes, a weed. A rose growing in your yard is intended to be there, and provide years of beauty, but a rose in the middle of a wheat field is a weed to the farmer, yes? Take a minute or two to ensure that the plants growing in the woods REMAIN in the woods. To quote Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side, “You can thank me later.” Bob Budesa moved to Jacksonville from Alturas California in 1989, retired from BLM after 38 years where he oversaw the noxious weed program with Medford District BLM (850,000 acres), worked in the Wild Horse Program in1970’s, and has been a member of the Jacksonville Woodlands Association since 2009. Bob is still involved with noxious weed education and awareness, primarily through the Jackson Coordinated Weed Management Area he helped start several years ago.

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Olive Oil 101: Olive Summer
by Lara Knackstedt, Rogue Olive Oil
aybe more than any other season, summer is the perfect time to enjoy olive oil. Warm weather and an abundance of fresh, simple food is the perfect canvas for extra virgin olive oil. A little high-quality oil is an easy and healthy way to add a gourmet touch to everything from heirloom tomatoes to ice cream. When I do tastings before noon, there are a few people who think it is perhaps too early in the day for olive oil. Breakfast is actually one of my favorite times to include olive oil. Olive oil helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels plus it keeps eggs from sticking to my pans. A tablespoon or two is a creamy addition to smoothies and luscious on yogurt and granola. You can also replace butter on toast and in baked goods. For baking, less robust oil is usually preferred. I recommend having a few varieties on-hand and tasting the oils first to see which pairs the best for you. I don’t pretend that olive oil can always replace butter, but there are many cases where it works as a delicious alternative. Not only are you making a healthier fat choice—you reduce the amount: 1 tsp Butter = ¾ tsp Olive Oil 1 tbsp Butter = 2 ¼ tsp Olive Oil 1 cup Butter = ¾ cup Olive Oil In many cases, it’s the simple dishes that blossom with a dash of olive oil. You can’t go wrong with classic Italian dishes, but you’ll find that many American, Mexican and Asian foods will also be tastier and healthier. A drizzle of olive oil on popcorn is delicious with sea salt—hamburgers and steaks become moist and buttery. Bánh mi (Vietnamese sandwich made with French bread, meats and vegetables) made with Koroneiki in the marinade and on the toasted baguettes is a family favorite. My son makes his own fresh guacamole using just four ingredients – I love the velvety addition of Arbequina. Christopher’s Guacamole with Arbequina 3 avocados 1 Jalapeño (seeded and chopped) 1 lime 1 pinch of salt Mash all ingredients in a bowl and drizzle with fresh high-quality Arbequina extra virgin olive oil.


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Meet Your Farmer – By George Farm
y George Farm is located at the intersection of the Little Applegate River and Yale Creek. The total ranch acreage is 87 acres. Currently, 10 acres are being used for vegetable and fruit farming, as well as milk cows, and laying hens. Next year, the remainder of the acreage will be used for additional milk cows. From waiters to farmers! What an incredible journey. Tyson Fehrman and Jonny Steiger met in Madison, Wisconsin when Tyson was in college; he graduated with a degree in Wildlife Ecology. Jonny grew up on a big dairy farm in Wisconsin. Both young men became waiters at a fine dining restaurant. After a few years, they saw that Wisconsin chefs struggled to get local, healthy food. Tyson and Jonny began reading about our food supply, and how to produce and distribute good local food. In 2008, they left Wisconsin and moved to Talent with an aspiration to learn organic farming and cheese making. While in Talent, they worked on various organic vegetable farms. Then, the following spring, they went to the Siskiyou Goat Dairy and spent 8 months as interns through Rogue Farm Corps, learning cheese making, vegetable production, seed saving, soil building and animal husbandry. At the end of 2009, Tyson and Jonny received an offer from a Wisconsin chef to grow vegetables on 1.5 acres of an organic farm. They started a CSA to raise start-up capital and the chef bought all of the vegetables they could raise. The farm was also a heritage beef farm so Tyson and Jonny learned about cattle grazing and pasture management. Jonny also was a student at the University of Wisconsin’s Master Cheese-maker Program. In 2011, the caretaker of Yale Creek Ranch, Tim Franklin, passed away. In 2012, the ranch owners talked to Tyson and Jonny about becoming the new farm caretakers. In March, 2012, the farm “By George” moved from Wisconsin, where the namesake from Tyson’s grandfather’s estate provided some start-up capital, to Oregon. The duo literally moved from Wisconsin to Jacksonville in 2 days and planted 10,000 onions within 24 hours of arriving in Jacksonville (“By George, we’ve got a farm!”) Tyson and Jonny carry on the traditions started by Tim Franklin: provide education about sustainable farming, use organic practices on the land, maintain the riparian vegetation and keep the streams clear to protect the watershed. The river and creek are used for the farm’s irrigation. The farm also uses solar power for its electricity. Tim was one of Tyson and Jonny’s mentors as part of the Rogue Farm Corp program and they strive to fill a portion of his boots. Today, By George Farm produces vegetables, fruit, pastured hens, milk-fed pork, and a raw milk herd-share. They specialize in gourmet exotic vegetables such as rainbow carrots and cauliflower, Shisigatan squash, popcorn, oca (tuber), saffron and yuzu (Japanese citrus) to name a few. Tyson is a self proclaimed “plant nerd” and is always looking for new and unusual plants to grow.


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Garden Club Getting Their Hands Dirty Again…For a Good Cause!

Family Views
by Michelle Hensman
his August is the start of the third year for the Family Views column…I’m amazed, overwhelmed and honored that the Jacksonville community has endured and followed my crazy anecdotes on family life for this long. As I perused pieces from the past, I’m reminded of why I wanted to write this column to begin with… Back then I felt the need to write a parenting column for a few reasons: First—There was a market; Jacksonville was/is an amazing place to raise children and clearly we were not the only parents thinking along these lines based on the red wagons, bicycles, strollers and skateboards zooming around town. Second—I love to laugh and since there’s nothing more humorous than dysfunctional family life, why not purge myself of the pain and angst publicly for everyone else to laugh at, learn from, judge and ultimately relate to? Third—Parenting can be brutal and misery loves company! Seriously, there was a time when I felt like I was the only one struggling with being a parent. Sacrificing my career and many of the things in life that were once meaningful and fulfilling to me to sit for 2 ½ hours cheering-on five-year-olds at baseball practice didn’t always sit well with me; especially after running late because there was a melt-down over which socks to wear. I thought I was the only one who didn’t make a vegetable for every meal, couldn’t keep a schedule and stressed over the team snack, birthday parties and sleep-overs. I never felt like a very good role model and more often than not I struggled with patience. I’ve been known to get angry with my kids or husband and curse out loud, (even sometimes at them, shocker I know!). I sometimes would daydream about leaving without telling anyone


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where I was going or when I would return or imagine running far, far away and taking on a new identity…once back in reality I felt like a wretched witch of a mother, destined for hell fire to think such things! Certainly none of the parents I knew felt like this or used such disrespectful language around or at their loved ones, right? WRONG! It turns out that friends whom I thought to be the most positive, influential, educated, well-adjusted and disciplined parents are just as confused, frustrated, inconsistent and inappropriate as I am, (friends who will remain anonymous, but you know who you are—wink!). Therefore, it became my mission as a soldier in the parenting war that no parent will be left behind, not on my watch! Parents, we need each other and should not have to endure the plethora of emotional complexity from our offspring alone. You’ve heard the old adage, “It takes a village to raise a child” (by the way I’m fairly certain that phrase was coined long before the Hillary speech); I’m here to tell you it also takes the village to support the parents! Hence the Family Views column was born. Every parent has shining moments of glory and dark defeats and we all have vast knowledge and experiences worth sharing. Reach out to one another. I can assure you that whatever your neighbor is dealing with today you may have already been through, so help shed some light and laughter on their situation or you might be faced with a similar skirmish in a year and can ascertain inside information in an effort to preempt the strike; either way it’s win-win! Try to remember: Sharing is caring, unless it’s unsolicited—and that’s a whole other column! Family Views Readers: Thank you for your support over the last few years; please, keep the ideas coming and if you keep reading, I’ll keep writing!

Garden Club member from l-r: Grace Emori, Faye Haynes, Peggy Peffley, Petra Irwin and Sue Casaleggio Garden soil isn’t the only place members of the Jacksonville Garden Club enjoy sticking their hands into! Since March 2013, Jacksonville Garden Club members including residents Faye Haynes, Sue Casaleggio, Grace Emori, Petra Irwin and Peggy Peffley have been making their own paper, cards and envelopes. After being taught the art of papermaking by new Jacksonville resident Natalie Chomyk-Daniels, the garden clubbers have been meeting twice a week to hone their newfound art. All finished paper products contain bits and pieces of flowers and leaves, all collected right here in town. Working out of the Peffley garage on Singler Lane, the garden club crew generally works together for about two hours, producing upwards of 20 sheets of paper or envelopes per session. During each work session, they gain more confidence and skills as they learn more and more about the art. Coincidentally, making paper is a multi-stage process that requires lots of patience… the same patience needed to tend their gardens. Fortunately, the group was taught to make paper by Natalie ChomykDaniels, a recent transplant to Jacksonville from Alaska, where she was a professor of fine arts at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. Specializing in paper crafts, Daniels is one of the most respected and admired paper-makers on the globe and has taught classes world-wide, sometimes fetching $1000 a seat. Once in Jacksonville, Daniels was not motivated to teach for money. Instead, she chose to share her passion with the Garden Club by joining the club and teaching them to create cards that could be sold to support charitable Garden Club efforts. The cards being produced are works of art and are available for $8 each at Carefree Buffalo, Picos and Willowcreek Gifts here in town. All proceeds are being used to support the club’s college scholarship program for college students attending Rogue Community College and for local students in the Oregon Stewardship program. Paper making starts with making a mix of plant-based pulp that resembles very thin but lumpy pancake batter. Once the mix is transferred to a vat, dried flowers are added to give the mixture more color, texture and thickness. Vats of pulp are created according to color categories with purples, reds and yellows for example being created from specific plant types. Once this “paper base” is mixed, a bonding agent similar to glue called, “neri,” is added. Neri is extracted from the roots of the plant tororo-aoi and is a very important part of Japanese papermaking as it makes the fibers float evenly and prevents them from sinking down. Also, it makes the pulp run more slowly through the mold during the papermaking process and so allows more control over the process. Next, small screens matching the size Papermaking - Cont'd. on Pg. 31

Knitting with Friends in the Applegate
Please join in some knitting, crocheting, friendship, fiber, and fun on the first Friday of each month from 2:004:00pm, at the Applegate Library, 18485 North Applegate Road. The next meeting is Friday, August 2nd, where we will discuss the library fundraising project and distribute donated yarn to those that are interested in knitting a hat for our Friends of the Library volunteer project. These meetings are hosted by Friends of Applegate Library. All are welcome to attend and there is no charge. For more information, contact the Applegate Branch Library at 541-846-7346 or visit www.jcls.org.

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Speaking of Antiquing
with Margaret Barnes, Pickety Place Antiques
hen it comes to heirlooms— items of value passed from one generation to the next— most people would not expect a clunky old iron pan to be one. If you know what to look for in an iron pan, you could have something of more value than your great-grandfather’s pocket watch. Cast iron is so durable that you can take an old rusty pan out of the trash, clean it up, season it, and use it for many more years. The cookware from the Griswold and Wagner Co.’s from the 1800’s-1900’s are still being used in many kitchens in America, including mine. Wagner cookware was started in Sidney, Ohio in 1891. They marked their pans in different ways over the years. Some have a plain WAGNER, and a number indicating the skillet size; then later simple SIDNEY. Later still, they incorporated both words. The font change came in early 1914 where the W was large for both Wagner and Ware, with Sidney underneath. Griswold Manufacturing began making the Erie pans in 1880. The “ERIE” skillet featuring Griswold’s spider trademark is one of the most desirable and rare pieces of cast iron cookware to date. Griswold logos have a circled cross with GRISWOLD in the center. The size of this logo changed many times. Griswold is from Erie, Pennsylvania. So if you just see the logos Erie or Sidney, you will be able to recognize from which company they come. The numbers on the handle or back of the pan indicate the size, or inches of the pan. Cast iron cookware, although heavy and durable, is also fragile. Never put Volunteer - Cont'd. from Pg. 3 Cemetery Sexton Richard Shields and City Staff do an outstanding job caring for the grounds given their limited time and manpower. However, they need the help of volunteers to keep up with the work load. The Friends of Jacksonville’s Historic Cemetery organizes three clean-up days a year, in March, May, and October. Volunteers pick-up downed tree branches and limbs, rake and bag leaves, weed, prune, cut grass and weed-eat, clean the Interpretive Panels and Interpretive Center, restock brochures and maintain the Bulletin Boards in the Interpretive Center and at the rest rooms. Trained volunteers clean grave markers and restore leaning or damaged grave markers, curbing, urns and other decorative cemetery fixtures. We also maintain and update a database of all the gravesites that are marked within the cemetery grounds.


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SightSeeing by Julie D. Danielson, O.D.
hances are you may have heard of an eye condition widely known as a “stigmatism.” This imperfection in the surface of the eye is actually “astigmatism,” a condition that is both common and treatable. Like nearsightedness and farsightedness, astigmatism affects the way you see—except astigmatism affects your vision at all distances, not just close up or far away. Astigmatism occurs when the cornea, or surface of your eye, is Normal eye irregularly shaped. A perfectlyshaped cornea is spherical, like a baseball, allowing all light rays to enter your eye to focus on the retina. As a result, the image you see is sharp and crisp. With astigmatism, the shape of the cornea is irregular—more like a football than a baseball—causing the light rays to focus on two points rather than one. The result is distorted or blurred vision.


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“I’m out of shape. I can’t even run to the mailbox – how can I start jogging?” ”It’s been a long day and I deserve to sit on the couch watching TV… again.” You know exercise is good for you and your heart. Don’t let the excuses win! The first step is to believe in yourself. Too many people defeat themselves before they even start because the first week they expect themselves to do way more than they can, and then they quit. To start – and stick with – a running or walking routine, here are some effective strategies: Start gradually—You should be able to walk or run comfortably. The first week, begin with a baseline goal— for example, two laps around the block, every other day— then increase gradually either by time or distance until you can achieve 30-minutes a day, five to six days a week. Watch your heart rate—To determine if you’re on track, watch your heart rate. Keep it in your target zone, which is 55 to 85 percent of your maximum heart rate. (To calculate: 220 minus your age, multiplied by .55 to .85.) Below your target rate, you’re not gaining the full benefits of exercise. If you shoot too high, however, fatigue can set in. After your heart gets stronger, you need to boost your program a little bit. Interval training can help. Pick up the pace for five minutes, and then slow down for five minutes. Take a break—Overtraining is the most common cause of injuries. Prevent them by taking a day off for a little R and R. Don’t hit the pavement seven days a week. You need to give your muscles and your feet a break. Wear good shoes—It’s important to wear good shoes. Investing in proper, supportive footwear can prevent expensive aches and pains down the road. Stretch—Talk to anybody who’s lived the lifestyle of a walker or runner, and they’ll tell you stretching matters. Do active stretching before a workout (moving slightly with your stretches) and passive stretching afterwards (stretch and hold for at least 30 seconds). Active stretching helps get your body warmed-up; passive stretching is best after a workout because your muscles are more pliable. Tell your friends—What’s the real secret to exercise success? Accountability! Sign up for that local 5K and

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Joyfull Living
by Louise Lavergne
es it’s hot out there, but not too hot for yoga. The heat can help us slow down and relax our muscles during stretches, but ultimately, when we feel too hot to move, we need to cool down. Of course, air conditioning and fans help, but to cool the body from within, there is a yogic breathing technique that has a cooling effect. It’s called Sitali Pranayam. Sitali means to cool— pranayama is an aspect of yoga that offers a scientific method for controlling the breath. Slowing down your breathing is helpful in stilling the mind, lowering blood pressure and producing deep relaxation. In this state, the immune system works at its best. Prana (CHI) means vital life force energy and āyāma means to lengthen or extend. This exercise may look funny, but it will soothe and cool you on hot days—it’s also a great help for hot flashes or rather when your inner child is playing with matches. It has been put to the test with ancient yogis in the desert. It really works. How to do it: • Sit comfortably. Relax your shoulders. • Curl the tongue to make a U shape and protrude it slightly past the lips— if you can't make a U (don’t worry it’s genetic) just imagine it and draw the air through the center of tongue. • Inhale deeply and smoothly through the tongue as if through a straw. Think of cool water coming in to refresh your body. • Exhale through the nose. (You can relax your tongue for the exhale) • Continue for at least 1 to 3 minutes Papermaking - Cont'd. from Pg. 28


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• To end, inhale and smile. Enjoy a glass of water You may notice a bitter taste on your tongue at first. This is a sign of detoxification. As you continue the practice of Sitali Pranayam, the taste of the tongue will ultimately become sweet. This technique activates the liver, the spleen and improves digestion. Students who practice this regularly have also noticed benefits of rejuvenation & detoxification. How does it work? You can think of it as part of nature's own air conditioning system. As the air comes in through the tongue, it reduces the fire energy principle referred to as “pitta” in Ayurvedic medicine, which is associated with the catabolic processes in the body. Not unlike your dog’s panting. I will be teaching this technique this month in all my classes. I can also teach you a version that is more subtle to practice wherever and whenever you need it. Of course it only works if you “do it.” The more you practice, the easier it becomes and the greater the benefits. Remember to take time to Breathe. Breathe in Gratitude—Live in In Joy.© Louise Lavergne 2001-2013 Louise is a creator of JoyFull Yoga; She’s a JoyFull living coach, International Motivational speaker & owns JoyFull Living Wellness Center located at 135 S. Oregon Street in Jacksonville. She offers group & private sessions. She has been practicing and teaching yoga and meditation for over 25 years. Please visit one of Louise's websites and join her email list to receive updates of events and services offered at www.joyfull-yoga.com or www.joyfull-living.com or call 541-899-0707. See ad this page. of the paper sheets being created are literally dipped into the mix until the chamber-like cavities fill with the “goo.” Once filled, screens are transferred on to stiffening fabric called “pelons” to prevent the gooey, wet plant matter from sticking and tearing apart. From there, more processes to remove excess water are employed. Before the screen material is too dry, pressed flowers and leaves may be added to become a permanent part of the paper or envelope. In a day or so after resting on drying racks, the plant-paper material is then peeled away from the pelon, almost as-if being pulled like a band-aid from skin. From there, the almost finished paper pieces may be further adorned with plant bits which are pressed-in with the use of a common household steaming iron. As mentioned, making paper is a multistage process with each piece emerging as a unique, one-of-a-kind piece of art. Thanks in-part to the paper making project, the Garden Club has been reenergized and has gained several new members. And since they are always looking for new ones, those interested should contact JoAnn Miller at 541-8588090. Meetings and programs are held once a month from September through June for approximately 2 hours. Since the paper making project is a long-term one with no end in sight, the club is now seeking donations of pressed flowers, clean flower petals, flower heads and cuttings from local gardeners doing their cleanup chores!

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Soul Matters by Kate Ingram, M.A.
esterday I grabbed Deepak's book—I call him Deepak now—The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success off my shelf, deciding that it was time for a refresher. I also thought that, energetically, it would behoove me to read his book, since I’ve asked him to endorse mine; it may generate some sort of karmic reciprocity. Anyway, it's a good book and it's little, so I cracked it open and began with Rule 1, which says that everything is energy. Everything is One. We are all connected. There is no difference, really, between my desk and me, energetically speaking. I read on to the practical steps to put this law into action. With this first law, the steps are 1) Meditate, 2) Embrace silence, 3) Take time in Nature and 4) Commit each day to practice non-judgment. This is so easy. I have this down. So I woke up this morning and I said to myself, "Today, I will not judge anything." I went downstairs, made my tea, and reminded my son that he needed to finish his chores before play time. And all hell broke loose. My son, it should be noted, is a very loving, sweet, even-tempered little guy. He's sensitive and kind and very spiritual. When he was tiny we called him a buddha baby, when we weren't affectionately referring to him as a little blob (this because he never cried, never fussed, just sat arranging bottles of shampoo in a line on the floor). So it always comes as a shock when he flips into Alien Aidan: sullen, whiny, resistant, defensive; in other words, when he acts like a regular kid. It throws me. It especially throws me at 8:00am on a lovely Saturday morning before I've had my tea or my front porch birdlistening time and when I'm experiencing a tsunami of hot flashes. After some minutes of turmoil, explanation, assistance offering and general law-laying-downing, I lost it. I raised my volume and I said something that included the word "freakin’." (Now, "freakin'” is not a word I even like, or allow my children to use. It's a dumb word,


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but I figured it was better than it's logical, more desired alternative.) Thirty minutes after I so smugly vowed to practice non-judgment, I was judging away left and right: My son is obstinate. I hate his attitude. I don't like the way my morning is going. Judge, judge, judge. I could blame my hormones, and I do, but that's really no excuse and I know it. I know how to parent my child in a way that smoothes out these little (and they are so very little) bumps. I know better. It is entirely possible that the whole scenario unfolded precisely because I vowed not to judge; the Universe gave me a wonderful opportunity to practice what I said I wanted to practice. Be careful what you wish for. (Side note: never ever ask to practice patience unless you are solidly prepared for an onslaught of "opportunities" designed to try your one, last, functional nerve.) The whole idea behind the meditation/silence/nature/nonjudgment thing is getting in touch with the larger force of which we are all a part. The purpose is to open and expand consciousness; to that end, perhaps I did okay, even with my slip. I am aware of what happened and aware of my words and that I chose an attitude which closed things down, rather than opening them up. I'm not judging myself for it. (Yes I am. Inside I am. I feel bad. I will apologize. It will be a learning opportunity for my son and for me. Okay, now I'm not judging.) I will simply say, as my sweet airy-fairy friends do, that "it's all good." But that's a judgment too, n'est pas? So how about my husband's favorite phrase, the one that annoys the hell out of me but which I've come, grudgingly, to see is absolutely perfect: "It is what it is." 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 in August. For more information, please visit her website, www.katherineingram.com.

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rovidence Medford Medical Center’s Heart and Vascular Institute has expanded to include its newly-opened Cardiac Rehabilitation Center, bringing a new level of care to those suffering from heart-related illnesses. By providing comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation following coronary surgeries, the staff in the unit are striving to help patients recover faster and build long term habits that could make life post-surgery fruitful and fulfilling. “Just as diet and exercise can help curb the risk of heart disease, heart attacks and stroke before a catastrophic coronary episode occurs, the proper diet and rehabilitation exercises after heart surgery or coronary intervention have proven to be no less vital for having a long and fruitful life,” said James Cook, M.D., cardiologist and medical director for the Cardiac Rehabilitation program at Providence Medford Medical Center. Heart-related illnesses remain the number one cause of death for most Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control. In 2011, more than 26.5 million Americans were diagnosed with some form of heart disease or heart-related ailments. Of that number, more than 596,000 died as a direct result of their illness and many of those died from a recurrence of a previously diagnosed heart-related issue. At Providence, a skilled team of physicians, nurses and exercise specialists are working to cut that number through education and implementation of a comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation program that will help patients to exercise safely while building strength and cardiovascular fitness. Patients who attend all 36 sessions of cardiac rehab reduce their death risk by as much as 58 percent. Staff closely monitors patients during prescribed exercise. “They don’t feel left on their own and this helps allay any fears of exercise,” said Philip Olson, RN. “We get them started slowly.” Cardiac rehab involves supervised exercise as well as lifestyle counseling. “Another benefit for patients is that they build confidence while improving physical, mental and social well-being,” said Jennifer Scott, exercise physiologist. “Patients will also learn about heart health and how to reduce their risk of further cardiac problems.”


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According to the American Heart Association, supervised comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation helps the patients’ heart get stronger and work more efficiently following surgery. Counseling, which often accompanies the physical rehabilitation component, can curb habits that may be at the root of the patient's heart problem. Such habits include smoking, a high-fat diet or a sedentary life style. Counseling can also help patients learn how to properly manage stress and can help improve overall health. Jane Broten, director of heart and vascular services at Providence Medford, says the benefits gained through the rehabilitation process help patients get back to living a normal life quicker. "Rehabilitation helps in a variety of ways," Broten said. "For example, it increases exercise endurance which helps with daily living activities such as showering, preparing meals and extracurricular activities." Cardiac rehabilitation is available for patients who have had any of the following: a heart attack, coronary bypass surgery, angioplasty, valve surgery, stable angina, a heart transplant or a heart-lung transplant. Participants do need a physician referral with a cardiac diagnosis to take advantage of the center's services. Providence Medford's Cardiac Rehabilitation Center is open weekdays 7:30am-4:00pm. For more information, please call 541-732-5033 or visit www.providence.org/heart. See Providence ad on page 3.

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HomeWorx by Cheryl von Tress
Juxtaposition in Design—A contemporary home takes on a multi-layered and collected look when the furnishings and decorative elements cross global boundaries and design periods. As we select pieces for our rooms, a "take it to the next level" principle comes into play by adding antique or vintage pieces to a contemporary home. Charm, elegance, whimsy, nostalgia— these elements create a uniquely-individual design. And, it speaks of a sophisticated and daring decorator. Simple Backdrop— The "less is more look" takes on balance and visual appeal with that just right piece of furniture or decorative accessory. The simple lines of contemporary furniture remain visually quiet and allow the eye to move toward a focal piece. Carved frame mirror, carved and/or painted cabinet or trunk, fanciful vintage lamp— just a few ideas to brainstorm for your space.

Contemporary is less stark than modern design. It generally finds softer lines and textiles incorporated. If your design scheme is more toward modern with square edges and sleek surfaces, some of these same ideas will create that punch to keep a room from feeling overly clinical or cold and uninviting. 
And, the Opposite Works—If your decor lends toward traditional and vintage à la Shabby Chic, then the contrast of a few carefully-selected and placed contemporary elements brings the look forward. The key element to making an eclectic scheme work is to keep the palette tight. Don't venture too far from your primary color scheme as you add more contemporary or whimsical elements. 

Glossy ceramic or metal table tamps with quiet lines and your palette are great. Simple mirror and photo frames "unfussy" an overly visual room. Create a lovely fusion by incorporating metal, wood, glass and stone pieces into your slipcovered world of chintz, linen, hemp and twill. Cheryl von Tress owns Cheryl von Tress Design Group, serving Southern and Coastal Oregon and Northern California. www. cvtdesigngroup.com 541.951.9462 LIKE on Facebook, follow on Twitter.
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In Southern Oregon, there are many areas with hard water. You’ll know you have hard water due to clues such as soap scum and scale buildup around your sinks and toilets, and water heater maintenance problems. Softening water has many benefits—it saves energy, reduces waste to septic systems and extends the life of appliances and plumbing fixtures. If your water contains over 7 grains/ per gallon, softening is an excellent investment and will save thousands of dollars in the long run. However, before you run out and buy a water softener, be sure to consider the drawbacks. Softeners increase sodium levels in the process. Although your water may not taste salty, the increase in sodium can lead to a level that is not healthy. The EPA recommends sodium levels in drinking water be 20mg/l or less since sodium is so abundant in foods and beverages already. For every 1 grain per gallon of water hardness removed by a softener, 12 mg/l of sodium is added. So, if you want soft water, be sure to consider what you will do for drinking water. A cost- effective solution is installing an under-the-counter drinking water system for household drinking and cooking needs. A properly-designed water-softening and drinking-water system will provide years of service while reducing waste, saving water, and keeping your home cleaner. In Southern Oregon, we should all think ahead and be water conscience. In the event you already own a water softener, call us and we can make sure its operating at its highest efficiency. A word to the wise: even though water softeners are sold at every big box store, it’s really a product that should be designed and installed by professionals. For assurance that the system is installed, set-up and properly maintained, call us here at Quality Water Systems. Contact us at 541-245-7470 or visit us online at www.541water.com. See ad this page.

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The Backyard Pharmacy – Lemon Balm
here's a plant, quite possibly growing in your yard right now, that you may not fully appreciate. Lemon balm is a medium-sized, leafy green plant with the four-sided stem of a mint, and small light yellow flowers. Originally from Europe, Melissa officinalis is now naturalized in the States and is often considered a nuisance due to its propensity to spread easily through one's garden if allowed to. Pinch-off a leaf, crush it in your fingers, and you will get an unmistakable smell of lemon. Although rather ordinary looking, lemon balm has an amazingly wide variety of medicinal uses for animals and humans alike. It's not considered a particularly strong herb, so it's very safe to use. A tea made from the dried leaves has a mild but pleasant taste, and is quite effective for nervousness, mild depression and upset digestive systems. Let's say you plan on leaving Heidi, your sweet but anxious German Shepherd, with a sitter while you go out of town for a week. Make a pot of lemon balm tea and have the pet sitter pour it into Heidi's food at every meal. It will not only help keep her calm and relaxed while you are gone, but will also


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sooth her GI tract and help to prevent the stress-induced diarrhea that German shepherds are famous for. Or maybe you have a young colt that is not dealing with the stress of training well. A handful of the dried leaves twice a day in the feed can do wonders to help him stay more calm and focused. It's also a great help for horses recovering from colic. Lemon balm has a mild thyroidsuppressing effect, so I've used it in helping to treating hyperthyroidism, which is a very common condition in older cats. It also has antiviral properties, so it can be useful in upper respiratory infections. I've also used it effectively in treating herpes eye infections, another common feline ailment. And lastly, an oil made from the fresh plant makes a great remedy used topically for burns, blisters, stings and herpes eruptions in any species. This amazing plant with so many uses is easy to grow and can be found at your local nursery. And remember, it's not just for critters! Call us at Animalkind Holistic Veterinary for an alternative approach to to your pet's healthcare. 541-702-2288. See ad below.


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Annie’s Antics by Annie Parker

the best care for your best friend

Thought I’d write a rhyme to keep you entertained, If it’s not that fun, I refuse to be blamed! Summer’s passing way too fast, Not sure I really had a blast. Everyone’s so busy with this and that, I spend too much time alone, and that’s a fact. Mom works at her store all day, and Marty the CAT refuses to play, He swishes his tail, turns his head, And saunters off to lay on the bed. Sometimes I manage to go outdoors, But it’s so darn hot, it hurts my paws. I lay in the grass the best I can, but darn, it’d be nice to have a fan! Dad bought a cool, shiny new car, But in this heat, we don’t get to go far. We drive to the beach once in a while, I chase the seagulls, which makes me smile! The beach is truly the best place for me, Cool sand and surf—and I can run free! I hope that you are happy this year, and enjoying our Small Town with Big Atmosphere.

Paws for Thought by Dr. Tami Rogers
have to admit… today’s world of social media stumps me. I am convinced that no one cares what I ate for breakfast, what I bought at Target on my lunch break, or how I stubbed my toe when vacuuming my floor. And to be honest, I’m not sure why you should care. I spend little time in the social media world with most of my visits to share information on our clinic page (you should totally follow us on Facebook by the way!) While toe stubbing is not at all interesting, I hope info on a recent rabies case in the valley may be of use to some people... so, this is what I share! While I tend to stay away from social sites, I have often wondered what our animals would say if they had access to the internet. I have a 10-year-old pug named Isabelle, a 13-year-old cat named Beatle, and a 2-monthold daughter (you will see the importance of including her later) and this is what I imagine it might sound like if they (my animals) could post or tweet: @pugalug: So sleepy! Are you sure we should be up at 5:30? Just because she is doesn’t mean I want to be! @beatlecat: It feels sooooo good to stretch. Now I think I will sleep some more. @pugalug: So now that I’m up, don’t you think you should feed me? She has eaten, been kissed, squeezed, and cuddled… all I’m asking for is breakfast. PLEASE! @pugalug: Do you have to bring her with us everywhere? I just want some personal time outside to do my morning business. And, I would still like breakfast.


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@pugalug: Squirrel… @pugalug: I take it all back! You are amazing little human! Please, please, please... drop another #cheerio! @beatlecat: Not my tail! Not my tail! Please let go of my tail! These little people move so fast! @pugalug: Where are you going? Don’t leave! I need breakfast! @pugalug: Finally, some breakfast and some peace and quiet. Maybe they will come home without her … but then there will be no more cheerios. So conflicted. @beatlecat: Stupid dog… don’t just stare at me like you don’t know I am here. Let me in! @pugalug: OMG! They’re home! They’re home! They’re home! They’re home! WiggleWiggleWiggle! #Wiggle!! @beatlecat: Just caught a lizard… I am an amazing #hunter! But what’s this… just a tail? Where did he go? @pugalug: Darn it! She came with them. Oh well, maybe I will get another #cheerio. @beatlecat: I’m sure I can scratch a hole in the window if I try hard enough… will someone please let me in? I’m betting this talk would go on all day and that my pug loves that my daughter is a walking Cheerios vending machine! But in the meantime, I know social media has its place and that maybe someday I will understand it. Until then, I will save my commentary to all things veterinary-related on our business Facebook page and save the tweets for my pets… and the birds! 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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Dogs In Hot Cars
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systems, leaving your dog comatose or even dead within just a few minutes. Remember, too, that your dog is wearing a fur coat all the time. Dogs can’t sweat like humans can. They can only cool themselves through panting. If the only air available is hot air inside a car, the dog cannot cool himself and will become dangerously overheated in just a few minutes. Never leave your dog in the car – even if you’ll only be gone for a few minutes. Those minutes can mean tragedy. So what about leaving your dogs in the car with the air conditioning running? While that seems like a good idea, it can also be dangerous, because when the car engine gets too hot, the air conditioning system’s compressors kick off and begin blowing only hot air. Recently, we learned that two pet parents lost their beloved dogs who were left inside a car with the a/c running during a shopping trip that lasted less than 30 minutes! Don’t let a quick trip to the store cause the loss of your beloved fur-babies. Look into those sweet dog eyes, and remember how much you love them and just leave them at home during the spring and summer months! For more information about Dogs for the Deaf, please visit their website at dogsforthedeaf.org or call 541-826-9220.

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It’s that time of year again – the time we all enjoy getting out and being outside in the warm sun. Our dogs enjoy it, too. My dog stands at the door and wags her tail, just itching to go for a car ride. But sometimes, I have to say no. Sure, it’s hard to disappoint my dog. After all, I want her to be happy and have fun, but it’s my job to make sure she is safe, and a car in warm weather is no place for a dog. Even when the temperature outside is mild, say 68 degrees, the temperature in a car—even parked in the shade with the windows cracked—climbs to 90 degrees. If the car is parked in the sun, the temperature in the car can climb much higher. On a 90 degree day, the temperature inside a parked car can reach 119 degrees in just 20 minutes. That temperature is deadly to dogs— causing damage to the nervous system, cardiovascular system, and other bodily

Sanctuary One Receives Martha Young Award
Sanctuary One, a nonprofit care farm located in the Applegate Valley, is pleased to announce that they have been selected as the 2013 recipient of the Martha Young Award. This prestigious award is presented by the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation (CCUIF) in honor of the founding executive director of the CCUIF and her passionate commitment to children. The Sanctuary was also selected to receive a $2,000 grant to help improve access for people with disabilities. The funds will be used to purchase a golf cart so that people with a mobility disability may participate in more of the Sanctuary's recreational, educational, and therapeutic programs. The mission of the CCUIF is to offer assistance in youth education, to strengthen youth and family, to provide positive youth development, and to add to the quality of life for people in southwestern Oregon. Since 1997, the CCUIF has awarded $12,954,289 in grants to nonprofit organizations. Awards are made semiannually, in January and June. This past June, at an awards ceremony held at the Seven Feathers Convention Center in Canyonville, the CCUIF awarded $413,636 in grant funding to 58 nonprofits located in southwestern Oregon. In a prepared statement, CCUIF executive director Carma Mornarich said, "In today's world we say that the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation gives grants in seven counties. It's good to remember that hundreds of years ago, when Cow Creek giving was equally generous, there were no counties. There was Cow Creek ancestral homeland in the approximate location and size of the seven counties we give to today. Hundreds of years ago, the giving was also diverse and flexible. That wonderful legacy has continued with the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation. We are so fortunate that we can respond to targeted needs by focusing on programs that benefit children and families in our local communities." For more information, please visit the Sanctuary online at www.SanctuaryOne.org or call 541-899-8627.

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Let's Talk Real Estate
by Graham Farran, Expert Properties
very week, the media offers us a barrage of articles about interest rates, foreclosures and home prices—we are frequently asked what it all means to those of us living in Southern Oregon, Jacksonville and the Applegate. In general, we are in-line with the majority of the housing industry in the United States which has been on an upward trend, but there are exceptions. Here is a recap of real estate prices, sales and interest rates and how they have affected our local market. Interest Rates: Life after easy money— The Federal Government has done a great job of creating a cheap supply of money, giving us historically-low interest rates which in-turn has stabilized the economy and improved the housing market. These measures are called “Quantitative easing,” which is a process in which the government buys financial assets to increase the money supply. Our government is currently buying treasury bonds at the rate of $85 billion-a-month to keep our interest rates low. But all good things must end and as the economy improves, we will most likely see interest rates slowly climb or at least level-out. Most analysts doubt that we will see 3%, 30- year mortgages in the near future. As the economy in the United States strengthens and shows moderate growth, the Federal Reserve is rethinking the future course of Federal policy and has suggested that they could pare back on this program later this year. Ben Bernanke, the Federal Reserve Chairman, compared the potential scaling-back to lifting a foot off the gas pedal of a car. So, the economy is improving but interest rates have gone up. At the moment, bankrate.com shows the average fixed 30-year mortgage at 4.37%. While the rising interest rates will cause some potential borrowers to rethink their purchase decisions, savvy buyers will act now to lock in interest rates while still at historic lows. Foreclosures: Not yet gone—Although we have seen a drastic decrease in the number of bank-owned sales compared to the number of overall home sales, and the number of homes going into


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endless documentation. Also, with prices increasing, it can be difficult to get a home to appraise. New appraisal processes have not helped. The new processes have decreased the amount appraisers earn and have forced many quality appraisers out of business. With fewer experienced appraisers, appraisers are forced to work in areas they do not know or understand well, causing deals to fail because of lack of quality appraisals or appraisals that are short by just a few thousand dollars. What is frustrating is buyers are getting preapproved only to be denied three weeks into the transaction by the final underwriting process or a low appraisal. For the housing market to fully return to a normal market, we will need to loosen credit, qualification standards and appraisals. Home Prices: Up, Up, Up—Housing continues to be a bright spot in our economy as Case-Shiller reported that its 20-city home price index rose 12.1 percent year over year in April of this year. The 20city indices have improved year-over-year for 10 straight quarters, the first time that’s happened since 2006. On the local scene, much has been published about the almost 17% increase in the median home price in the second quarter this year, but we need to take a closer look at what is really happening. The median price of a home can increase in two ways. Most people think their home value went up 17% in the second quarter and maybe it did, but most likely the increase was caused more by the makeup or type of home sales than by the average home price going up. One can see by the detailed sales numbers below that the market has changed in 2013. The high end or over $500,000 market is back! Home sales over $500,000 have increased dramatically compared to this time last year and that will bring up the median price of all home sales. In Jacksonville, we have seen 15 homes sell over $500,000 compared to only 2 last year. In the Applegate Valley we have seen 10 homes sell over $500,000 compared to only 1 the first half of last year. We still haven’t seen any homes sell for over $1,000,000 in the Applegate or Jacksonville and currently there are 16 listed for sale over the $1,000,000 mark. Although our local real estate market has

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default has decreased, the problem is not yet resolved—it simply has been delayed. There are plenty of homes in the Rogue Valley that have been in default for years, commonly known as shadow inventory, which are homes the banks have strategically chosen not to foreclose on because there is no market for them. But with the strengthening market and home prices climbing, banks may move to foreclosure on these homes now and get more of their investment back. Lending Requirements: Tough & Tougher—The last few years have seen tough lending requirements that include requiring higher credit scores, no discrepancies in credit history, and higher income requirements. The approval process has become grueling and requires

a ways to go before it is fully recovered, we are on the right track. Expert Properties has furnished and unfurnished homes chockfull of families from out of state who have recently sold their home and have moved to our area. They are smart buyers who are taking their time to get to know the area and making sure the job is a fit/stable before they buy. The buyers are here and analyzing their options. We have not seen this kind of in-migration since 2005 and think it’s nice that so many newcomers are finding our area such a beautiful place to make their new home! Graham Farran is a broker with Expert Properties, located at 620 N. 5th Street in Jacksonville. Please see their ad on the back cover and contact them at 541-899-2030 or online at www.expertprops.com.

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Trail Talk

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The Applegate Trails Association (ATA) will host a hike followed by lunch at Red Lily Vineyards (11777 Hwy 238), Sunday, August 18th, at 9:00am. Join us in the beautiful Applegate Valley to hike the hills around the vineyard in an area rarely seen by the public. ATA will lead two groups on separate loop hikes, both rated moderate and approximately 3-miles in length. Part of our hike will be along the south-side of the Applegate River where 3000’ of frontage was recently cleared of blackberries to be replanted and restored in native trees this fall. The trees will provide shade, thereby cooling this stretch of river, to help future generations of Chinook salmon. There is an existing cool area available along the river for relaxing and outside dining. Lunch will be catered by Fulcrum Dining and Red Lily will have wine, beer and appetizers for purchase. For additional information about Red Lily Vineyard or Fulcrum Dining see www.redlilyvineyards. com and www.fulcrumdining.com. Please RSVP the hike leader, David Calahan (541-899-1226) david@ applegatetrails.org , to ensure a place on this sure-to-be popular hike. Hikers should wear appropriate clothing for the weather and sturdy footwear. Remember to bring plenty of water for what may be a warm summer day. Please leave your pets at home. ATA would appreciate a $5 donation at sign-in. ATA’s mission is to create new trails and preserve historical paths for hiking, mountain biking and equestrians in the Applegate Valley. Our primary project is to connect Jacksonville to Grants Pass via the proposed Applegate Ridge Trail (ART). The east end of this trail system would connect to the proposed JackAsh Trail, running from Jacksonville to Ashland and someday onto the Pacific Crest Trail. Your support is very much needed and appreciated. Donations are tax deductible. Send your check to P.O Box 115, Jacksonville, OR 97530. For selfguided hikes, additional information or online donations see our website at www. applegatetrails.org. Thanks and happy trails.

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New Hiking and Natural History Guide Explores Jacksonville’s Backyard
Have you ever wanted to explore the backcountry in Jacksonville’s backyard? Are you interested in the region’s human and natural history? Jacksonville and the surrounding region offer both residents and visitors alike a multitude of outdoor recreational opportunities. The variety of habitat and the richness of history create landscapes that are beautiful, unique and interesting. The Siskiyou Crest: Hikes, History & Ecology is a new hiking and natural history guide for the mountains of southwestern Oregon. This invaluable and detailed book explores the little known and wonderfully diverse region, its sunlit oak woodlands, ancient old-growth forests, scrubby slopes of chaparral, pristine mountain lakes, and the rugged, flower-filled ridgelines and meadows of the Siskiyou Crest. The author examines the region’s wild character, unique biological diversity, unusual botany, fire ecology, natural history and human history, within each hike description and introductory chapter. The book covers 76 hikes, 19 roadless areas, and 2 wilderness areas from Mount Ashland to the Smith River, including the foothills of the Applegate Valley, the region’s deep wooded canyons, and the high mountain slopes of the Siskiyou Crest. The book also highlights the currently open and accessible portions of the Jack-Ash Trail leading from Jacksonville to Ashland, as well as portions of the proposed Applegate Ridge Trail. Also included are the Red Buttes Wilderness Area, the Siskiyou Wilderness Area, sections of the Pacific Crest Trail, and the region surrounding Applegate Lake. Self-published by local author and resident, Luke Ruediger, the book is available for $21.95 plus shipping at www.thesiskiyoucrest. blogspot.com.

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