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’d like to take this opportunity to express my sincere
thanks to a few friends for their vision, leadership
and contributions to our community—Mel &
Brooke Ashland, Rob Buerk, Steve Casaleggio and
Donna Briggs.
In the early morning hours of June 14, the “tea kettle”
locomotive chugged home to Jacksonville and is now on
permanent display on tracks where it ran from 18911925. Please read more about this 10-ton piece of history in
my article on page 5. Thanks to Mel and Brooke Ashland,
who are unquestionably the town’s leading historic
preservationists, this magnificent piece of history is home
where it belongs. Bringing the locomotive home required
vision and leadership, and above all, love for Jacksonville.
On that same day, June 14, I also had the pleasure
of attending the grand opening celebration of Britt
Festivals’ new Performance Garden—more on that in
a moment. That evening, as Jo and I walked up to the

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pavilion, we entered from the Lower Britt Gardens…
which are now fully-restored to their original glory.
Two leading members of the Boosters Club, Rob Buerk
and Steve Casaleggio, have guided the garden restoration
project for three years. Now complete, Peter Britt’s gardens
boast new pathways, plantings and lighting—they are
something to be proud of and something for which Rob
and Steve deserve Jacksonville’s utmost appreciation.
I’d need a full page to properly thank Britt Festivals’
CEO Donna Briggs for all she’s done to breathe new
life into Britt Hill. Today, the venue is truly world-class,
thanks to a $1.5 million facelift she oversaw. The yearlong-plus project included the addition of a new grand
entry, ADA pathways, performance garden, concession
stands, bathrooms, lighting, bus & volunteer parking
lots…the list goes on. The results are stunning!
Thanks Mel, Brooke, Rob, Steve and Donna for all you
have done for Our Small Town with Big Atmosphere!

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World of Wine Festival
a Lifesaver

he Southern Oregon World of
Wine Festival is the premier wine
event from Roseburg to Ashland,
and now it is also the premier fundraising
event in support of local medical care at
Asante. This year, funds raised during
World of Wine—which runs from August
19 to 23—will go to Children’s Miracle
Network and other healthcare programs
supported by Asante Foundation. The
funds raised will be used to improve
services at Asante.
“This is a partnership between two strong
regional entities—the Southern Oregon
Wine Industry and Asante Foundation,”
said Floyd Harmon, executive director of
the Asante Foundation.
Harmon added that the goal is to
build a destination wine event that
will celebrate the region’s awardwinning wine industry and highlight
the hospitality,
natural beautiful
and abundance
of outdoor and
cultural activities
in Southern
Oregon. “And,
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children’s
health and
other important
healthcare
programs at
Asante. The
partners have
committed to
developing this
into the region’s premier wine event over
the next five to 10 years,” he said.
From its beginnings in 1954 when
community leaders combined their
resources to build Rogue Valley Memorial
Hospital, the Asante mission has been
the same: provide the best in medical
care locally, funded by local dollars and
operated by local leadership. Today,
Asante has grown to three hospitals
and has been recognized as a 15-Top
Health System in the country. Without
the ongoing, generous support of the
community, it may not have been possible.
What does that support really do?
Consider this. The Asante Foundation
received donations totaling $2.5 million
to bring the best in radiation therapy—
known as TomoTherapy—to the Rogue
Valley in 2010. To raise those dollars,
Asante would have needed to provide
over $250 million in patient care.
That TomoTherapy has saved lives. Take
Luis Aguirre, a retired international sales
and marketing manager from Jacksonville

who developed prostate cancer.
“I was just devastated,” he says.
Luis was a member of the Asante
Foundation Board of Directors. In an ironic
twist of fate, one of the people responsible
for bringing this life-saving treatment to
Asante Rogue Regional was one of its first
patients and today he is cancer free.
It was funds raised by the Asante
Foundation and Children’s Miracle
Network donors that paid for the $2.5
million expansion of the neonatal
intensive care unit. Often over capacity,
the unit was in danger of not meeting the
needs of the region.
Katie Cascamo was in Klamath Falls
when her placenta began to separate
prematurely. Thankfully, the Asante
Rogue Regional NICU was just a short
helicopter trip away. Today, Katie and her
son, Giovanni, are doing well. “Without

this NICU right here in Medford, we
might not be here today,” Katie says.
The Asante Foundation has raised
funds from the community for many
other recent projects including the
remodel of the Cheney Family Place—a
beautiful home where patients and
families from out of town may stay
when they cannot afford other lodgings,
a new respite room for patients in the
Behavioral Health Unit of Asante Rogue
Regional, a new NICU transport unit,
and ongoing support of a fund to provide
mammography for low income women in
Jackson and Josephine counties.
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Oregon Wine Industry has partnered to
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"Tea Kettle" Engine Returns Home to Jacksonville by Whitman Parker

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10-ton piece of Jacksonville history came
rolling home on Saturday, June 14, when the
Rogue River Valley Rail Road Locomotive #1
returned to town on a flatbed transport truck. Mel and
Brooke Ashland, owners of the Bigham Knoll campus,
facilitated the purchase of the engine by the Jacksonville
Heritage Society, a local preservationist nonprofit
organization. The Engine is known as the “Tea Kettle,”
and is a classic steam engine locomotive, whose whistle
is reminiscent of a spouting kettle. Most recently, the
engine was owned by a private individual and housed
in the Fillmore, California Train Park. Upon its arrival,
the steam engine was lifted by crane and placed on
rail tracks in the original right of way on which it first
chugged into town on January 16, 1891. By mid-day,
she was resting on her tracks, as well wishers cheered
at her official “re” christening. The train will become a
permanent visitor attraction located on the lower field
of the Bigham Knoll Campus, below the Historic School
House. Those who attended Oregon’s 150th Celebration
in 2009 will recall seeing Engine #1 in the California
Street parade and on display at the Bigham Knoll
Campus where all were thrilled by the sound of the
engineer blowing the steam-powered whistle!
Engine #1 is the original steam engine that ran from
Jacksonville to Medford on a 5-mile long, single-rail
track, a significant aspect in western US railroad history.
The rail line connected Jacksonville to Medford, hooking
into the original Oregon & California/ Southern Pacific
rail lines. Today, one can see and walk on the original
rail tracks that date back to 1891, running in front of the

Visitors’ Center, on "C” Street and other locations. The
Visitor’s Center was the original Train Depot.
Engine #1, built in 1890, was the original engine used
by the Rogue River Valley Rail Road (RRVRR) that
operated various forms of passenger and freight service
between Jacksonville and Medford from 1891 until the
railroad’s dissolution in 1925. In those three decades,
several forms of locomotion were used to propel freight
and passenger engines, including wood/steam, coal/
steam and electricity.
In the 1890’s, freight hauled from Jacksonville to
Medford included gravel mined from a quarry two miles
west of town, along with bricks from a local brickyard
and kiln, timber from area forests, and locally-grown
crops and livestock. The Tea Kettle also carried the US
Mail between towns. The Ashland’s speculate that due
to the Germanic commercial influence in Jacksonville,
and the fact that five breweries existed in town, that
Jacksonville also shipped locally-made beer to Medford.
Although hopes had been high for it to serve multiple
purposes, the little Porter steam engine had been
designed to run on flat ground—but the slight 3% incline
from Medford to Jacksonville and other factors proved
too difficult and costly for it to run the route as hoped.
Consequently, Engine #1 was relegated to passengeronly status, pulling a single Pullman passenger car and
shared the track with heavier-duty locomotives capable
of handling the freight loads. Like the full-scale passenger
service the RRVRR founders envisioned, freight service
never fully-developed as hoped-for, either. Several factors
contributed to the demise of the RRVRR, not the least

of which was the advent of passenger automobiles and
commercial trucking operations.
Engine #1 was welcomed home after a most-interesting
post-Jacksonville journey. In 1895, the Tea Kettle
was sold to the Albany Street Railway, where it was
refashioned into a 0-4-2T scale locomotive. In 1905, it
changed hands again to Skelly Lumber Company and
transformed into a 0-4-0T before being badly burned
in a 1911 fire and abandoned. It was then salvaged by
J.H. Chambers Company and used until 1946. Later,
it was purchased by Helen O'Conner as a gift to her
husband and moved to their private track in Alta Loma,
California. At that point, the O’Connor’s had the Tea
Kettle rebuilt from original Porter blueprints. For many
years after, Engine #1 was used in commercials and
movie pictures by Short Line Enterprises.
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July

JUL An Evening with Pink Martini
5 with singer China Forbes
JUL Amos Lee: Mountains of Sorrow,
16 Rivers of Song Tour / Black Prairie

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August

Britt Orchestra / Opening Night

Britt Orchestra / Andrew von Oeyen
Britt Orchestra / Béla Fleck
Britt Orchestra / Augustin Hadelich
Britt Orchestra / Storm Large /
Julio Elizalde

AUG Symphony Pops / Britt Orchestra /
16 Time for Three
AUG Britt Orchestra / Closing Night
17

JUL An Evening with Lyle Lovett
17 and His Large Band
JUL Tedeschi Trucks Band / Rich Robinson
18
JUL Tori Amos: Unrepentant
19 Geraldines Tour / Special Guest TBA
JUL Tommy Emmanuel / Antsy McClain
26

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue / AUG
Galactic 19
AUG
American Idol Live! 20
Frampton’s Guitar Circus featuring AUG
Peter Frampton and Buddy Guy 21
with special guest Robert Randolph
AUG
Montgomery Gentry / Special Guest TBA 22
AUG
Brian Regan / Special Guest TBA 23
Matisyahu / Ozomatli / Makua Rothman AUG
27
The Beach Boys / Special Guest TBA AUG
28
An Evening with Bill Maher AUG
29
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts / AUG
The We Shared Milk 31

September
The Head and the Heart / SEP
San Fermin 2

Rodney Carrington / Special Guest TBA SEP
5
Jennifer Nettles / Brandy Clark SEP
6
An Evening with The Avett Brothers SEP
7
Creedence Clearwater Revisited / SEP
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TICKETS

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Concerts Under the Stars

Britt Performance Garden
Britt is excited to open the new Performance Garden,
a unique venue that adds to the beauty of our
hillside setting and offers an area for smaller,
more intimate concerts and other special events.

Thank You
The Britt Festivals’ Performance Garden Project was made possible
through the generous donations of the following contributors:
$200,000 +
The Ausland Group
M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust
$100,000 - $199,000
Paul G. Allen Family Foundation
The Ford Family Foundation
$50,000 - $99,000
West Coast Events
The Reser Family Foundation
$20,000 - $49,000
Ben B. Cheney Foundation
James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation
Oregon Cultural Trust
Pair-A-Dice Contracting, LLC
The R.L. Niedermeyer Family
Under $20,000
Alan Harper, Attorney-at-Law
Carrico Family Foundation
CT Commercial
Dave & Marge Bernard
Galbraith & Associates, Landscape Architects
Hoag Roofing
Jacksonville/Applegate Rotary Club
Knife River
MDU Foundation
Precision Electric
Quality Fence
Rogue Valley Sewer Services
Sherwin Williams
Shooting Star Nursery
Turf-N-Oregon
West Family Foundation

With special thanks
to those individuals
and businesses that
helped us pave the way
through their purchases
of our pavers.
Jason & Kristi Anderson
Brooke & Melvin Ashland
Chad & Ragan Atkinson
Kelsy & Aaron Ausland
Ausland Group
Richard Avery
Tim & Gary Balfour
Anne & Patrick Barry
Thomas Bayne
Jeff & Barbara Beaupain
Curt & Carol Bennett
Dave & Marge Bernard
Matthew Bernard
Richard Bernard
Shirley Blaul
John Bowling
John Boyde
John Braislin
Britt Society
Scott & Kyleen Brodie
Anne Brooke-Hawkins
Bob Budesa
Rob & Lori Buerk
Curt & Margo Burrill

Mike & Carolyn Burrill
Dominick & Ashley Campanella
Ace & Maggie Carter
John & Gwen Christensen
Gayle Clason

Chris Cook
James Collins
Steve Crabb
Russ Cramer
Julia Curiel
Sara Dinsdale
Robert Doolen
Christopher Dufour
Patrick Denard
Linda & Don DeWald
Jim & Debbie Earley
East Main Band
EdenVale Winery
Jon & Sam Elliott
Gary & Coralie Farnham
Bob Foote
Foster Denman
Robert Fowler
Bob Frenna
Dale & Claudia Gooding
Bill & Linda Graham
Tom & Bonnie Hall
Alan & Judy Harper
James Harper
Rob & Toni Hernandez
Jim & Cindy Hess
Brenda & Lyle Hill
R.B. Hodge
Todd Hokinson
Rick & Lisa Hutchins
David Hyatt
David & Constance Jesser
Matt & Erica Johnston
Jacksonville Boosters Club
Jacksonville Chamber
of Commerce
Jacksonville Lodging
Association
Jacksonville Rotary
Carolyn & Bob Kingsnorth
Andy Kranenburg
Eric & Holly Linerud
Karen Markman
Barbara Massey
Chuck Mason
Barbara Mathiasen

Mike & Kandee McClain
Jim & Donna McKee
Jim & Colette Meyer
David Miller
Rex & Karen Miller
Dana Mix-Reynolds
Tam & Barbara Moore
Jean Morgan
Moss Adams LLP
Jessica Mota
Hank O’Dougherty
Teri O’Rourke
Matt & Diane Patten
Mac & Peggy Peffley
People’s Bank of Commerce
Harlan & Kathy Posen
Premier West Bank
David & Erin Preszler
Vicki Purslow
Darren & Kelly Ravassipour

Jan Reed
Ken & Linda Reeder
Regence BlueCross
BlueShield of Oregon
Marie Resler
Lance Reyes
Mujahid Rizvi & Erin Brender
Karic & Tara Roberge
Robert & Susan Roos
Tim & Anne Root
Rotary Club of Medford
Lou Scaparo
Mark & Gwen Schiveley
Karen Selby
Marshall & Doris Sparks
Iris Sperry
Todd Steinberg
Lucia Strasburg
Ty Sullivan
Joe Surges
Mike Thornton
TouVelle House
Tower Investments
Ken & Kathy Trautman
Valley View Winery
Ryan & Maisie Vanderhoof
Gary Varney
Ken Wells
West Family Foundation
Jacqueline Wilk
Allan Wright
Greg Yechout

You can still purchase a paver by contacting Sky Loos at sky.loos@brittfest.org
For a list of performances in the new garden visit: www.brittfest.org/performances

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News From Britt Hill

by Donna Briggs, Britt President & CEO

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Within a mile of Oregon’s most beautifully preserved
gold-rush-era town, five exquisite wineries offer an
astounding array of fine wines, from Rhones and
Bordeauxs to some of Oregon’s most sensational Pinot
Noirs...all this just twenty minutes from Ashland and
Medford.
From in-town tasting rooms that offer music, food and
enchanted gardens, to rural wineries featuring expansive
views of the valley from outdoor patios, Jacksonville has
become the destination for wine enthusiasts.

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free chamber music concerts to members
of the community as a "thank you" for
hosting them during the Classical Festival.
Switching genres just a bit, on Sunday,
August 24, we will feature Salsa Brava!
Holding a 30-minute dance lesson, followed
by hot and spicy Latin grooves where you
can put your learning into practice.
As promised, the Performance Garden
space offers the versatility required for
a variety of concerts and events. The
Performance Garden was designed to be
flexible and can
accommodate
a mixture of
configurations
to accomplish
different seating
arrangements,
including café
style, theater
and/or blankets.
These seating
arrangements
can be
customized based
on the needs of the
event and user.
The venue will
be available for
wedding and
event rentals. Of
particular interest to
locals, Jacksonville
based non-profit
organizations will
not be charged
a rental fee. Britt
will only ask for
reimbursement of
actual expenses at a
rate of $25/hr.
As we celebrate
all of this good
work and begin
the Britt season,
I’d like to express
my gratitude to
the many stakeholders who have helped
to plan, fund and implement these
projects. Giving back to our community
is a wonderful adventure and the
improvements that we have made in our
little town honor those who went before
us and represent a special gift to ourselves
and to future generations of this vital
community. Thank you.
Comments or questions for Britt Festivals?
Email Donna at ed@brittfest.org.

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he combined
projects of
the City
of Jacksonville’s First Street sidewalk
project, the Booster Club’s lighting project
and the Britt Festival’s Performance
Garden project resulted in over $2 million
dollars of improvements to the community.
These dollars were invested in Jacksonville
because collectively, we believe in the future
of our town and understand that we are all
interconnected and interdependent—all for
one and one for all.
Over three years
in the making,
the new Britt
Performance
Garden is
everything that
we had hoped
it would be and
more. With the
assistance of
early funding
partners, and
ongoing support,
we have completed
the most extensive
upgrades to the Britt
Hill in over thirty
years. It is important
to note, that none of
the money came from
our operating fund.
These improvements
were made possible
through a successful
capital campaign that
included grants, paver
sales, anonymous
donations and in-kind
contributions.
The Performance
Garden and ancillary
improvements
including a new
concessions building,
new ADA pathways,
safety improvements, and restroom
upgrades has transformed the hill into an
inviting and user-friendly venue and has
added to the viability and vitality of our
already beautiful setting.
We recently announced an impressive
program schedule of 12 different events,
including 7 that are free to the public.
Just to mention a few, on Sunday, August
10 and Wednesday, August 13, members
of the Britt Festival Orchestra will offer

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Experienced Winemaker Brian Denner
Joins DANCIN Vineyards
Dan & Cindy Marca of DANCIN
Chile, to work as assistant winemaker
Vineyards, located on the outskirts of
for Kingston Family Vineyards. He
the city limits at 4477 South Stage Road,
then worked as winemaker at Denner
have announced the appointment of
Vineyards in Paso Robles, California from
Brian Denner as
2004-2009, crafting
their winemaker.
more than a dozen
Dan told the Review
90-plus scoring
that Brian will take
wines from Wine
over all winemaking
Spectator, one of
activities on
which earned the
August 15, noting,
11th spot on the
“Brian’s approach
magazine’s Top 100
to viticulture and
wines of 2011. In
winemaking is
2010, he moved to
consistent with
the Rogue Valley
our philosophy of
where he worked
Brian Denner with Dan & Cindy Marca
creating an honest
with DANCIN
expression of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay
Vineyards on its first vintage.
in the south part of the state. Here, unique
DANCIN has become incredibly
vineyard sites and precise viticulture
popular with locals and visitors and is
practices let clusters ripen slowly, allowing located just 1/2 mile east of Jacksonville,
flavors and subtle nuances to develop.”
where pioneer Peter Britt planted his first
Construction is underway at DANCIN
vineyard nearly 150 years ago—including
on a state-of-the-art winemaking facility,
what was likely to be the first planting
scheduled for completion in time for this
of Franc Pinot in Oregon, known today
year’s harvest. Dan welcomes inquiries
as Pinot Noir. At this time, they’re in the
for custom crush services for select clients planning phases and will soon be planting
who share the winery’s desire to craft the
an 11-acre expansion of their vineyard,
highest-quality wines.
continuing the focus on growing Pinot
Brian Denner has been making
Noir and Chardonnay grapes.
premium wine professionally for 17 years.
DANCIN’s tasting room is the perfect
After his first harvest in 1997, he earned
setting to drink in the views of the Table
his degree in Enology from California
Rocks, Mount McLoughlin and the Rogue
State Univeristy/Fresno. He worked as
Valley, while savoring a selection of fine
cellarmaster at Williams Selyem Winery,
wines, artisan wood-fired pizza and much
a premier producer of Pinot noir and
more. Open hours are Thursday-Sunday,
Chardonnay in Healdsburg, California
12:00noon to 8:00pm.
from 2000-2003, developing a passion for
For more information, call 541-245-1133,
these two very special varietals.
visit www.dancinvineyards.com and see their
In 2003, Brian moved to Casablanca,
ad on page 21 of this issue.

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Officer Lupton Saves Family – Firefighters
Save Neighborhood
At 1:00 am on Saturday, June 21,
Jacksonville Police Officer Bill Lupton
spotted a red glow in the sky near the
Bigham Knoll Campus. Within minutes,
he was on-scene at 630 Cardwell Court,
where he found portions of the deck,
fence and home engulfed in flames and
smoke. Lupton immediately awakened
the family of four, most-likely saving
their lives, before helping retrieve some
personal property. Minutes later, an
engine with Firefighters Derek Matchett
and Justin Zigenis from Jacksonville Fire
rolled-up and began working the house
fire and protecting nearby structures.
Due to the closeness of other homes
in the tight cul-de-sac and intensity of
the raging fire, Jacksonville Firefighters
immediately requested backup and
were then joined by three more fire
companies, Jacksonville CERT and the
Red Cross. Under the command of JV
Fire Chief Devin Hull, 7 Companies
with 22+ firemen fought the stubborn fire
for three hours involving the Historic
1860 Residence. At press time, the
cause of the fire is under investigation.
Jacksonville Review Publisher Whit Parker,
who was on-scene, took video and
photos, which are available for viewing
at jacksonvillereview.com.

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The Unfettered Critic

by Paula Block Erdmann & Terry Erdmann
We’re Only Here For The Food

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ou’ve seen a great food movie
about Good Eats (one of our favorites).
or two, right? One that teases
Every new offering is a game show-like
your salivary glands the way
“contest.” This trend started with the
a romance tugs at your heartstrings?
entertaining Chopped, where contestants
Tampopo (1985) presents a bowl of noodles have a limited amount of time to create
as more sensuous than sex. Babette’s Feast
tasty dishes from a basket of seemingly
(1987) tempts with lustful terrapin soup,
incompatible components. Chopped has,
quail in vol-au-vents and blinis. Like Water unfortunately, inspired a bunch of lesser
For Chocolate (1994) offers an aphrodisiac
contest shows, where food takes a back
level honey and almond roasted quail.
seat to silly shenanigans. Cutthroat Kitchen
Chocolat (2000) raises the title confection
encourages contestants to sabotage each
to the status of a sacrament promising
other’s culinary efforts by, say, taking
religious redemption. These aren’t
away a chef’s knives and forcing him to
movies you bring a tissue to. They require bone a chicken with a plastic butter knife,
napkins.
or by making him cook a complicated
What is it about these movies that
dish in a child’s Easy-Bake Oven. Kitchen
seduces us so? It’s those images of
Casino challenges contestants to quickly
delectable delicacies being prepared in
make a lovely meal, but then—midintimate close-up,
dish—the cooking
the tantalizing
area spins like a
juices and lovingly
roulette wheel,
ladled sauces
sending Joe’s halfcarefully composed
prepared dish to
into culinary
Tina, and Tina’s
cinematography that
dish to Fred. Tina
overwhelms our
diligently tries to
appetites. Think of it
cook Joe’s goose
as “food porn.”
while Fred pours
The latest offering
a lot of hot sauce
in this genre is Chef,
on Tina’s delicate
written, directed
dish. Having fun
John Leguizamo, Emjay Anthony and Jon
by and starring Jon
Favreau taste a Cubano sandwich, in Chef. yet? Guy’s Grocery
Favreau. It’s about
Games sends chefs
a guy who quits his demeaning job at a
running through the aisles of a pretend
fancy L.A. restaurant and rekindles his
grocery store, tasked with creating
passion for cooking by setting up shop in
masterpieces from ingredients that may or
a rundown food truck. Taking a delicious
may not be available, or are too expensive
trek through Miami, New Orleans,
for their “budget.” These shows aren’t
Austin and L.A., the story gains a dash of
about cooking. They’re barely about food.
spice from big name actors—including
Can you blame us for wanting to
Dustin Hoffman, Scarlett Johansson and
cleanse our palates with a little cinematic
Robert Downey Jr.—who shine in small
food porn? The best of these movies
roles. Critically speaking, Favreau could
is a savory l996 entry titled Big Night.
have gotten to the meat of the story a
It’ll make you hungry for food, for
little sooner, and maybe he resolves
friendship, and for a second viewing.
the conflicts too easily, but that doesn’t
Tony Shalhoub (Monk) plays a masterful
matter. What matters about Chef is that
chef whose customers don’t want his
food porn thing.
gourmet seafood risotto; they want
And that made us happy, because our
food they understand, like spaghetti
usual source of culinary satisfaction,
and meatballs. When you see the food
The Food Network, has been starving
from his kitchen on your screen, you’ll
us lately. We often tune in for close-ups
order the risotto. And when you see Big
of dishes prepared in mouthwatering
Night—you’ll be seduced!
detail. Remember the good old days
Paula and Terry each have long impressivewhen Emeril Lagasse, Mario Batali and
sounding resumes implying that they are
the Iron Chef hit us with a “Bam?” Sadly,
battle-scarred veterans of life within the
network powers-that-be seem to think
Hollywood studios. They’re now happily
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Jacksonville Review

State of the Art Presence Art Center

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Office: 541.488.1311

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by Hannah West

A

mericans for the Arts distilled
This was an exceptionally rewarding
the many reasons the arts have
afternoon, and we invite parents, teachers
real value into Ten Reasons to
and group leaders to bring their kids to
Support the Arts. I’ll be sharing them to
the gallery, too.
give you artful food for thought and
Art Presence had a fantastic Taste of
conversation. Reason #10: “Arts mean
Summer! We’re proud of the Jacksonville
business. The Creative Industries are
Rotary Club’s excellent renovation of our
arts businesses that range from nonprofit
classroom, and NewNapaWine.com’s
museums,
wine/herb pairing
symphonies,
presentation drew
and theaters to
a full house, with
for-profit film,
participants’
architecture, and
enthusiastic
design companies.
reception to the
A 2014 analysis of
information and
Dun & Bradstreet
the pairings
data counts 750,453
filling the room
U.S. businesses
with excitement.
which create or
A steady stream
distribute the arts
of visitors came
and employ 3.1
"Pooped Patriots," Image by Thomas Glassman in for wine
million people—
tastings, signing
representing 4.2 percent of all businesses
up for wine clubs and enjoying art all
and 2.2 percent of all employees.”
afternoon. We thank the Britt Festival
Art Presence believes in providing
and all our partners, who made it a
opportunities for children to experience
successful day for everyone.
the benefits of the arts. During April’s
Art Presence Art Center’s July exhibit
“Environmentality” exhibit we had the
is a “Red, White and Blue” affair, with
pleasure of taking Bear Scout Den of
summer scenes and everything we love
Jacksonville's Pack 17, sponsored by
about our country on display. You’re
the Jacksonville Kiwanis, and Bear Den
invited to meet the artists over wine and
Leader Tawny Westphalen on a guided
hors d’oeuvres at a reception on Friday,
tour of the gallery. Most of the boys—
July 11 from 5:00–7:00pm. Our curated
who have been together since first grade
shows continue through the month, with
Tiger Scouts—knew how to conduct
the Zen Dezigns show at Medford Library
themselves in an art gallery, but all
showcasing Zentangles® in pen and ink by
became truly interested in the art when
Charlotte Petersen, Betty Barss and Linda
we discussed the reasons why the artists
Boutacoff, Tom Glassman’s photography
had created these paintings and how the
show in the Naversen Room at Jacksonville
artwork communicated their message.
Library, and Alice LaMoree’s show at
Afterward, one mother told me she had
Pioneer Village—view her spectacular
never seen them so well-behaved. The
photography in the dining room.
boys and their parents enjoyed their visit
Present your class or workshop at Art
and want to return for classes and new
Presence! For more information, contact
exhibits. Some were even interested in
Anne Brooke at 541-941-7057 or email her
being an artist featured at the gallery!
via our website: art-presence.org.

Focus on Hanley Farm

by Dr. Kerri Hecox, Hanley Farm Volunteer

HAUTE SUMMER DAYS &

COOL NIGHT
CLASSES
WITH ARTIST/ILLUSTRATOR

SUSAN FRANK
Learn how to draw haute couture in
cool new ways at fashion illustration
classes taught by Artist and Illustrator
Susan Frank. Have fun while you create
your own fashion portfolio of timeless
drawings.

Fashion Illustration for the Beginner
First Monday night of every month
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Central Art Supply
101 N. Central Avenue, Medford
For more information or to register
call or email Susan Frank at

541-245-2608 or info@susanfrankstudio.com

Susan Frank Studio
Artist and Illustrator Susan Frank attended the University of Houston
and the Glassell School of Art in Houston, Texas. She also studied at the
Art Students League of Denver and with landscape artist Jay Moore and
master pastelest Doug Dawson. See her works at Art and Soul Gallery in
Ashland and at Advocate Art in the United Kingdom.
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h…
Summer.
The days
are long and warm,
tomatoes are ripening on the vine and
Hanley Farm is teeming with events!
Summer camps for the kids, music nights,
and gourmet dinners are all in store this July.
Rogue Valley Farm to School is once
again holding their popular summer
camps at Hanley this year. Children can
experience life on the farm, with activities
ranging from collecting
eggs and feeding
goats to making butter
and harvesting fresh
vegetables. Each day of
the camp involves the
children learning about
the cycles of the earth
and where food comes
from, but also working
together to prepare their own shared
meal. The cob oven pizzas are a particular
favorite with the kids. From July 7-11
children aged 7-9 are welcome, and from
July 21-25 camp is ages 10-12. Camp runs
from 9:00am-1:00pm each day and cost
$185/child. Registration is through the
RVF2S website: www.rvf2s.org.
Saturday evening music at the farm also
returns this year, with The Bear Creek
Band playing their blend of bluegrass
and good times on July 12. Doors open
at 5:00pm, with dinner available from

The Farm Kitchen and music from 6:008:30 pm. Standing Stone Brewery will be
providing beer and a selection of local wines
will also be for sale. Music nights are great
evenings for young and old, with plenty of
space for the kids to roam while the grownups relax, sip their wine or beer, and enjoy
the music on a fine summer evening.
For those looking for a more in-depth
taste of the farm, Origins: A Discovery
of Place returns this year on Saturday,
July 26. The Origins dinners are a unique
farm-to-table dining
experience with chef
Kristen Lyon working
closely with the Hanley
farmers to create a fourcourse meal, sourced
almost exclusively from
the farm. In addition to
the sumptuous meal,
diners will also be
able to view artifacts from the Southern
Oregon Historical Society collection
and hear a presentation on an aspect of
Southern Oregon history. For the foodie,
the history buff, or person who wants a
deeper connection with the place they
live, this dinner is not-to-be -missed.
Tickets are $50 for SOHS member and $65
for non-members.
For tickets to events or more information
on Hanley Farm or the Southern Oregon
Historical Society please visit: hanleyfarm.org
or www.sohs.org.

Crater Rock Museum Day at Hanley Farm!
On July 12, from 10:00am-2:00pm,
Hanley Farm will be hosting rock
enthusiasts from the Crater Rock
Museum/Roxy Ann Gem & Mineral
Society. Society members will be
displaying hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind
lapidary works of art, polished slabs,
jewelry, and beautiful gems and minerals.

Hanley Farm House will be open for
tours and offering children an opportunity
to play games popular at the turn of the
century such as throwing horseshoes and
walking on stilts. Families are encouraged
to spend the day picnicking on the
grounds, browsing the farm and enjoying
the heritage and livestock of the farm.

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Up Close and Personal with Local Artist,
Cammy Davis
Sixteenth in a series of artist profiles by Randall Grealish

M

any people who grow-up
in small towns long for
the chance to escape to the
promise of “the big city,” only to return
later to the comforts of small town life.
Small towns and big towns alike often
have some sort of rivalry with their
neighboring cities—the Rogue Valley
is no different when it comes to cross
town rivalries. Sure, this can be great for
sports teams but in the art community,
is it really necessary? Jacksonville’s very
own Cammy Davis
has set-out to bring
the Rogue Valley’s art
communities together,
saying, “there’s so
much to offer in the
way of art, wine,
restaurants, retailers,
OSF, Britt and the vast
array of galleries…
there’s great potential
for the many art
communities to work
as one to build a
strong art mecca right
here in the Valley.”
The desire to bring artists together has
been brewing since Cammy’s move here
a few years ago. After getting involved
in the local art scene, she couldn’t help
but feel it needed a little something
more. At that time, the word “edgy”
kept finding its way into her thoughts,
which prompted an art show that would
become, “Edgy in October.” The idea
was to pair local businesses with artists
to create an event that encompassed all
the towns in the area and was interesting
enough to bring people from larger
surrounding cities such as Portland,
Seattle and San Fransico. Cammy
explained, “I wanted to see edgier, more
thought-provoking art… I wanted to create

interest from tourists when they heard
about the event, and felt it should be an
empowering, collaborative event, as well.”
This year “Edgy” is back and will
coincide with the Downtown Medford
Art & Sound Festival, for which Cammy
is serving as “Art Director.” She’ll also
be actively involved with her own
collaborative show with photographer
Jon Vait called, “Connection.” Its focus
is on couples and what makes their
relationships work… and in some cases,
not work so well. The goal is to have the
viewers walk away questioning their
own relationships and think about what
they can do differently and about what
they’re getting right.
When learning about Cammy’s past,
one can see she gets her tenacity from her
mother, a former #1 ranked Enduro racer
who would proudly wear a ponytail to
ensure, “the boys knew it was a woman
beating them.” Cammy’s childhood
was spent reading and creating, rather
than in front of a television screen. “Life
was fun as a kid, we were poor, but
had all the tools of a creative life. Dad
had a workshop with every carpentry
tool available and
mom sewed.” Cammy
continues, “If I wanted
something, I figuredout how to make it. I
never thought of doing
anything different
than making things
myself.” Her self-reliant
attitude remains to
this day evidenced by
her comment, “When I
start a painting, I start
by building the panel.
It just doesn’t feel like
something I’ve created unless I’ve made
the whole thing myself.”
As Cammy pursued each new challenge
and creative adventure, she promised
herself to have a “no fear” attitude, which
led her to approach KSKQ 89.5 with the
idea of hosting a radio show to promote
the local art scene. She got the “green
light” so you can now catch her show on
the first and third Fridays of the month
from 1:00-2:00pm. This is a great chance
to get updated on art and other events
happening around town and to listen-in
on Cammy as she interviews local artists.
For more about Cammy visit: cammydavis.
com & edgyinoctober.com.
Editor's Note: Cammy Davis is the creator
of our Town Map on pages 20 & 21.

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I’d like to express my sincere
appreciation to all who attended our
Community Clean-up Day on May 17,
and helped to get the cemetery ready for
the Memorial Day
holiday. A special
“thank you” goes
out to city employees
Richard Shields and
Eric Villareal who
once again went
beyond the call of
duty to ensure that
the cemetery was
ready to greet families
and friends. I’d
also like to express
much appreciation and gratitude to
our volunteers who placed flags on the
graves of our veterans and manned the
Meet and Greet table over the Memorial
Day weekend. The cemetery looked
wonderful—neat and trimmed, with lots
of floral arrangements and flags blowing
in the gentle breeze. It was one of the
best turnouts of families and friends that
we have had and was a very rewarding
experience for us all.
History Saturday, July 12—Join us
on Saturday, July 12 at 10:00am for
another History Saturday Program in
the Jacksonville Cemetery. This month’s
program, "Eat, Drink and be Merry," will
be about food and drink during the early
Pioneer days and Victorian era. There will
be a talk followed by a short walking tour
of grave sites relating to the topic. Meet at
the Sexton's Tool House.
Marker Cleaning & Workshop,
Saturday, July 19—If you are looking for
a fun and interesting volunteer project,
be sure to join us on Saturday, July 19 at
9:00am and learn how to properly and
safely clean cemetery grave markers
and memorials. Meet at the Sexton's
Tool House to pick up supplies and get
directions to the area where we will be
working. As this is a hands-on project,

dress accordingly as you may get a little
wet. Bring a folding chair or stool to sit
on, a hat and sunscreen and comfortable
walking shoes. This program will
continue on the third
Saturday of the month
through September 20.
Special Day of
Remembrance and
Memorial Service,
Monday, July 28—
Please join us for
this special day of
Remembrance and
Memorial Service
to mark the 100th
Anniversary of the
beginning of World War I, also known as
the Great War or The World War. During
the event, a prayer service will be offered
by Pastor Richard Evans of Jacksonville's
First Presbyterian Church.
Poems of the era will be presented and
the names of those World War I Veterans
resting in the Jacksonville Cemetery*
will be read aloud. The service will begin
at 10:00am and is open to all. If you
know of a World War I Veteran whose
Jacksonville Cemetery gravesite may not
identify them as a veteran, please contact
Dirk Siedlecki at 541 826-9939 or djsmhs@
embarqmail.com so their name may be
included in the service.
Please note that for all tours
and programs to be sure and wear
comfortable walking shoes, a hat and
sunscreen. Parking is available within
the cemetery grounds and no advance
reservations are required. Donations are
always appreciated and help support
programs such as History Saturday and
ongoing cemetery restoration efforts.
History Saturday programs will continue
on the Second Saturday of the month
through September 13.
Be sure and visit our website at
friendsjvillecemetery.org for additional
details on the above events and activities.

*WWI Veterans: Willis Applegate, Harry Baker, Robert Baker, Thomas Barry, Edwin
Beery, James Beery, Edward Beery, Lewis Bish, Robert Brophy, Harry Brown, Mary
Buckley, Lloyd Cameron, L. Cameron, John Cantrall, John Clark, Ray Coleman, Oscar
Collings, Hugh Combest, Fred Combest, John Corum, Charles Dooms, Henry Dooms,
Glenn Downing, Clifford Dunnington, Charles Eek, William Elden, Harley Fleming,
Bruce Fleming, James Fretwell, Luther Gober, Samuel Hall, Florance Hall, Lyal
Hartman, Oren Haskins, Arthur Hinkle, Frederic Hoffman, Joseph Holmes, Charles
Jessiman, Raymond Johnson, William Kasshafer, Harry Lewis, Fred Lewis, George
Lofland, Edward Lull, Lucius Lull, Orville Mayfield, Clatous McCredie, William
McIntyre, Ernest McIntyre, Merritt Merriman, Roland Mitchell, Soren Nelson, Paul
Norcross, Alfred Norris, Edward Paxton, George Picaud, Reuben Pitz, Arthur Powell,
Chester Powell, Raymond Rider, James Rock, Frank Ross, Harry Ryan, Bryan Sanford,
Milton Schuchard, Lorin Scott, Loyd Sparks, Pete Sullivan, Ellsworth Trusty, Neil
Turner, George Wendt, Francis Winn and Loren Young.

Recent photos taken by the Review’s first-ever
student intern, Liam Hensman
Liam will be a freshman at Cascade Christian High School
this fall. When he spots you around town, pose for him...
you just might make it into our next issue!

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Pioneer Profiles: PETER BRITT Part 2
“Father of Southern Oregon’s Orchard, Wine
and Horticulture Industries”

Jo Heim

by Carolyn Kingsnorth

Cell: 541-944-8353

In the mid-1800s, the promise of gold and free land lured fortune seekers and settlers to the
newly-formed Oregon Territory. They were soon followed by merchants who amassed their own
wealth selling supplies to the miners and farmers. This on-going series shares the stories of these
pioneers and their times.

joh@johnlscott.com

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n June, Pioneer Profiles
highlighted Peter Britt’s renown
as photographer, artist, and
documenter of pioneer life in Southern
Oregon. However, Britt was also an avid
gardener and is considered to be the
father of Southern Oregon’s commercial
orchard, wine, and ornamental
horticulture industries. Britt Park, now the
Britt Festival grounds
and the City-owned
lower Britt Gardens, was
the focal point of many
of these efforts.
When Britt arrived in
Jacksonville in the fall of
1852, he camped on the
site now known as “Britt
Hill,” filed a donation
land claim, and built
a small log cabin with
a magnificent view.
Apparently Britt soon
set about cultivating a
garden on his property,
and by 1854 had planted
his first fruit tree and
grape vines. Britt had
been reared in the grape
districts of Switzerland,
and his travels in
France had added to his
knowledge of the grape
industry. “Noting the
vigor of the wild grape
vines about here, he
determined to give tame
grapes a trial,” a 1920
Jacksonville Post article
reported.
Family legend has
it that Britt acquired
his initial root stock
from an Italian peddler
from California. When he returned to
his photography after his years of “mule
skinning,” he established a vineyard and
planted orchards of pears and peaches to
supplement his income. By 1861 he had
developed a 20-acre commercial orchard
and expansive grape vineyards on a
property he had purchased about a mile
from Jacksonville.
Britt’s initial vines were Mission grapes,
but by the 1870s he had experimented
with over 200 varieties of American and
European grapes, and furnished vines
for every vineyard in Rogue River Valley.
One of his experimental varietals may
well have been pinot noir, and perhaps
Jacksonville and not the Willamette Valley
is the Oregon birthplace of the state’s
famed wine.
However, Britt may not have sold pinot
noir commercially. His records show that
he made muscatel and zinfandel wines, as
well as a popular claret which he marketed
under his Valley View Vineyard label.
By 1880 he was producing 1,000 to 3,000
gallons of wine per year, eventually filling
orders from as far away as Wyoming.
Britt also produced and sold peaches,
apples and pears. He was acquainted
with knowledgeable horticulturalists
throughout the country and stayed
well-informed in the latest cultivation
methods. He raised bees to improve
pollination, and then sold the honey. He
irrigated his property as early as 1855,

installing an innovative irrigation system
fed by a mile-long ditch and a system of
underground pipes. He used smudging
techniques to fight frost.
Beginning in 1859, he recorded weather
observations in his personal diary,
and when an official weather service
was established within the Army Signal
Core in 1870, Britt served as a volunteer
civilian observer. Given
Britt’s vast knowledge
and experience, local
agriculturists frequently
sought his advice as they
established their own
commercial fruit crops.
Britt’s interest in
horticulture also
extended to exotic
plants. As early as 1859,
he began keeping a
list of plant specimens
he would like to grow
and surrounded his
home with ornamental
shrubs, exotic trees,
and unusual botanical
specimens. What
started as utilitarian
plantings of pear and
apple trees, grapes and
vegetables, evolved
into lavish Victorian
gardens incorporating
texture variation,
unusual plantings,
and tropical and Asian
influences.
In the nearMediterranean
climate of the Rogue
River Valley, Britt
successfully cultivated
lilies, ferns, magnolias,
rhododendron, jasmine, forsythia,
wisteria, roses, bamboo, palms, yucca,
papyrus, gingko, figs, persimmons, and
his famous banana tree. His orchards
represented a selection of the best fruit
trees that could be grown in the West
and were designed to provide sequential
harvesting. His gardens also boasted
the oldest bay laurels in the state. They
furnished the bay leaf seasoning for
Jacksonville’s pioneer cooks.
Britt’s plantings eventually grew into
extensive botanical gardens boasting
nearly 300 varieties of cultivated
plants, many acquired by mail order.
Britt documented his plantings in his
photographic work, and Britt Park was
featured in northwest promotional
publications in the late 1800s. The gardens
were a regional attraction a quarter of
a century before Ashland’s Lithia Park
was established, and by the turn of the
century, Britt’s gardens had become a
Pacific Northwest tourist destination.
Today, the lower gardens have been
restored by the City of Jacksonville,
the Jacksonville Boosters Club, and the
Jacksonville Garden Club. The upper
gardens are home to the Britt Music
Festival, and both upper and lower
gardens provide key trailheads to the
18+ miles of Jacksonville Woodlands
hiking trails. Britt Park is again a popular
destination for residents and visitors alike.
Next month: Peter Britt, Home and Family.

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on the Last Tuesday of the Month!
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July 2014

Jacksonville Review

Chamber Chat

by Tim Balfour, President
Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce

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Photo by Jim Craven

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Thursday night music on the beach is back!
Enjoy live music from 6p.m.-8p.m. along with
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~No cover & the beach bar is open~
July 3
July 10
July 17
July 24
July 31
August 7
August 14
August 21
August 28
September 4

East Main Band
The Evening Shades
Elias Deleault Band
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To Be Determined
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To Be Determined
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To Be Determined
Mercy

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12 miles West of Jacksonville
(541) 846.6800
www.redlilyvineyards.com
Open Daily 11:00-5:00p.m.

 

Scheduled Completion: July—September 2014!
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that is welcoming to appropriate
businesses and to foster a thriving
economy in which the businesses can be
successful. We also recognize that tourism
is a significant portion of our economy,
so we want to work toward Jacksonville
having higher recognition and a positive
visitor experience. This also means we
want to ensure that we are a preferred
location for businesses and visitors yearround.
Setting objectives creates a framework
that will help fulfill the mission and
achieve the vision. To that end, we
have outlined the following 4 strategic
objectives:.
1. Provide valued resources for new and
existing businesses.
2. Develop and promote Historic
Jacksonville as a year-round,
preferred visitor destination.
3. Be the liaison of the Jacksonville
business community with the City
of Jacksonville, the State of Oregon
and other political and non-political
entities.
4. Create a positive relationship
between the residents and business
community.
All of our projects and initiatives
should help achieve one or more of these
objectives. If an opportunity or idea
doesn’t help achieve an objective, then
we know it isn’t right for us. The Board is
taking the right steps to ensure that The
Chamber continues growing as a positive
business organization, working for the
betterment of Jacksonville and thanks the
community for supporting our members.

Be a Dear…Don’t Feed the Deer!

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he Chamber
Board
recently
approved revised Mission and Vision
Statements along with a set of Strategic
Objectives. Taking time to establish or
redefine these basic business components
enables an organization to clarify the
reason for its existence and have tools
to use as guide posts in determining the
appropriateness of initiatives and actions.
They also serve to more effectively
communicate to members and others
what the organization is about.
The Chamber’s mission is, “To serve
in the leadership role of helping the
business community prosper and as a
collaborative partner with the City and
Community Organizations to enhance a
strong sense of community and engender
the cooperative spirit of small-town life.”
Serving in the leadership role is important
as the Chamber should be the primary
point of contact and representation for the
business community to the community
at large. We also wanted to clearly state
that our primary focus is to help the
business community prosper. The mission
statement is intended to clearly state what
the organization is about even when it is
stating what should be obvious. But we
also want make clear that we are eager
to continue working as a partner within
our community because small towns like
us need to all pull together to be most
effective.
Our vision is, “For Jacksonville to be
recognized as a preferred location for
business and tourism.” That means we
want to help facilitate an environment

Each year here in Jacksonville and
throughout the state, deer die because
they have been fed the wrong food by
well-intentioned people. The cause is
simple: deer have very complex digestive
tracts that require certain levels of
proteins, fats, carbohydrates and the
proper rumen bacteria to break down and
digest forage. Their diet requirements
change with the seasons and are best
met by native forage. An animal that has
been foraging naturally may not have the
proper bacteria to digest high protein food
like grains, including corn. Deliberate
feeding may inhibit digestion and lead to
secondary infections and cause an animal
to starve or die from infection.
If that’s not enough to convince you,
feeding deer invites other problems:
• It concentrates them, which leads to
the easier spread of disease (Chronic
Wasting Disease) and parasites and
easier take by predators.
• Feeding deer attracts their natural
predators like cougars and coyotes to
areas of human activity.

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• Once deer associate people with
giving them food, they come to
expect it. Feeding will invite more
deer to your property and encourage
them to stay.
• Feeding can cause deer and elk to
become habituated to humans and
aggressive towards them.
• Concentrating deer in humansettled areas can lead to an increase
in vehicle collisions and conflicts
between wildlife and pets.
• Concentrating deer can hurt habitat
by encouraging excessive grazing.

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July 2014

JacksonvilleReview.com

A Few Minutes with the Mayor
by Paul Becker

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Our Crucible of Freedom

his June
once and for all. No colony in history had
marked
ever successfully revolted and he wasn’t
the 70th
about to be the first monarch to have that
anniversary of “D
stain on his reputation. The Americans
Day,” when a brave and mighty fleet of
would be taught a lesson! Poor George
soldiers landed on Normandy’s beach,
had no way of understanding the concept
where virtually the entire first wave of
of liberty and democracy, each fueling
Americans, 10,000 in all, was annihilated
a desire for independence so strong that
by enemy fire—one of the most difficult
all of Britain’s military power would be
missions ever carried-out by our soldiers
unable to suppress the revolution.
in any war. Just imagine where we’d all
Nor could King George have known
be today without their sacrifice… those
the genius that personified George
young soldiers who gave their lives to
Washington, whose forces were besieged
save democracy.
and under retreat
In an earlier time,
in New York.
another mighty fleet
Washington’s
echoes the scale and
maneuvers in
dimension of that action,
retreating from
a fleet whose arrival no
New York and
one celebrated then, nor
saving most
ever since. This fleet
of his forces
sailed west over the
remain one of the
Atlantic from England;
greatest military
the year was 1776.
operations of our
The Mayor invites you
The new America had
history.
to join him at
never seen anything like
This July 4th,
it. Imagine waking up
Jacksonville's 3rd-Annual we will once
in the morning along
4th of July City Picnic! again celebrate
the Long Island Atlantic
the signing of the
Noon-3pm on the Historic Declaration of
seacoast, looking out
your window, and
Independence.
Courthouse grounds.
expecting to see a serene
As we enjoy
sunlit seascape with rolling surf. Instead,
the beautiful setting at our majestic
you see almost 500 wooden sailing
Courthouse, with our hot dogs and
ships… 30 of them battleships… over 300
watermelon in-hand, we should
supply ships… the rest support vessels…
remember earlier generations of
all proudly flying the Union Jack. Each
Americans who faced harsh and
of these state-of-the-art battleships was
unimaginably brutal conditions, who
carrying 32 or more cannons, some
fought and sacrificed their lives so that we
capable of firing a 24 pound ball at a
might live free of all tyrants.
range of up to 2 miles. The cannons and
One statistic alone gives a stark picture
their carriages weighed up to one and
of their sacrifice. In New York alone,
a half tons. The ships themselves were
11,000 prisoners died, many on board the
enormous for their day… 120 feet long
infamous H.M.S. Jersey, a British ship in
with a beam of 40 feet.
the harbor used to house prisoners. To save
This mighty armada carried 40,000
their lives, all they had to do was sign up to
soldiers and sailors armed with 1,200
fight alongside the British. All refused! This,
field artillery cannons, muskets, and
despite conditions so brutal that every day
other combat gear. New York City’s entire found weakened prisoners dying and their
population numbered only half the armed bodies being thrown overboard, making
forces aboard those vessels. Furthermore,
room for new prisoners. What a testimonial
General Washington’s civilian wartime
to their devotion!
army numbered only 10,000 men. When
On July 4, please bring your family
the British landed 22,000 soldiers on
and come out to our noon celebration
Long Island, Washington’s forces were
on the Courthouse lawn and enjoy your
severely outnumbered, a disparity made
holiday. And remember the sacrifice
even greater when thousands of Loyalists
on the part of so many in our nation’s
joined the British.
past—the crucible of freedom they forged
King George III, in sending one of
assured us our democracy.
the greatest armadas ever assembled,
Editor’s Note: Statistics provided by our
intended to crush the American rebellion
local historian, Tony Sepolpo.

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n spite of the oft repeated news that
the Great Recession ended in 2009,
I am going to provide you with
a number of very clear and disturbing
statistics within this article that make it
abundantly clear our community is still
struggling to break free from its lingering
grip. In this first of a two part series we
are going to work through some of the
symptoms that indicate the serious need
for change in our regional economy. In
next month’s article, we’ll get into greater
detail about what we can do to make
things considerably better.
First, a bit of good news. According to
various reports by the Milken Institute,
Medford’s Metropolitan Statistical Area
(MSA, which includes all of Jackson
County) has been ranked among the top
179 Best Performing Small Cities for a
number of years. Now, the not so good
news is that we have been free falling
on this list during the past 10 years. In
2004 we were ranked #12. By 2014 we
plummeted to #114. We are ranked #160
for job growth and #166 for wage growth.
As a matter of fact, out of the 335 largest
counties in the U.S., Jackson County ranks
#311 for wages
(about a $36k
annual average)
which puts us in
the bottom 7% for
the lowest wages in
the U.S.
Seven out of
eight MSA’s in
the U.S. that are
similar in size to
ours have lower
unemployment rates than Medford. We
are the only metropolitan market out of
six in Oregon that experienced zero job
growth over the past 12 months. We have
the second highest student homeless
rate in Oregon. Our unemployment
rates, childhood poverty rates, etc. are
considerably higher than U.S. averages.
56% of the students in the Medford School
District now qualify for food assistance.
As sobering as all of these statistics
should be, the numbers for Grants Pass
and Josephine County paint an even
more ominous picture. There are multigenerational impacts of our young people
moving to and building the economies of
other communities. There are also multigenerational impacts of the mindset of
scarcity and entitlement perpetuating from
one generation to the next. We are fortunate
there is a great culture of caring that stands
in the gap to help make our community
a great place to live, raise a family and do
business, but far too much of this culture is
borne of economic necessity.
If you take a look at the individuals
and businesses that advertise in the
yellow pages and those that belong to
our Chamber and Rotary organizations,
you will find the vast majority of these
businesses are dependent upon what
happens in our local economy. Most
every community in the world that has
a robust economy has at its foundation a
strong traded-sector group of businesses
that create a product that is shipped out
of the region to bring dollars back into
the region. Few and far between are the
traded-sector businesses that engage with
the aforementioned organizations, yet they
are critically important to the strength of
our regional economy. With the decline
in the timber industry, the Rogue Valley
and many of the rural communities in the
Pacific Northwest lost their foundation
of traded-sector family wage jobs.
Subsequently our primary job growth has
been in substandard wage jobs.
Our local economy struggles because
the average citizen working for the
median wage doesn’t have enough
expendable cash in their pocket to
support our local retailers, restaurants,
wineries, service sectors, etc. One of the
most practical ways to create a stronger,
more resilient and sustainable economic

multiplier will be by creating a stronger,
more resilient and sustainable foundation
of family wage jobs. Although we have a
very limited amount of industrial land in
our region, most of it sits vacant decade
after decade because of our lack of a
comprehensive strategic plan to populate
it. Also the payer mix in our region
(medical jargon that identifies the private
sector insurance contribution for health
care costs) is among the most anemic
in the U.S. Better wages usually come
with better benefits. So, creating a more
robust economy will also benefit regional
healthcare providers.
We have been on a continual downward
spiral of economic and social degradation
for so long that far too many of our fellow
citizens have acclimated to a mindset of
scarcity, entitlement, or both, none of
which is sustainable. Far too many of
our most motivated and educated young
people leave the valley because of the lack
of opportunity. In 1980 Jackson County
had two births for every death. Only 30
years later our birth rate has declined to
the point where it is almost equivalent to
our death rate. These statistics tell us we
are not replacing
our younger
generation, which
is our future
workforce and
the fertile ground
where we should
be growing our
next generation
of community
leaders.
Our continual
uptick in population provides a false
sense of security for those who are aware
of this phenomenon. Our population
growth is fueled in large part by what
I call “The Equity Refugee Pipeline”
flowing into southern Oregon, primarily
from California. The majority of our
inward migration is made up of retirees.
In 2002, the year that our family moved
to southern Oregon, Medford’s MSA was
ranked the #1 least affordable housing
market in the U.S. (in terms of the
disparity between our low wages and our
high real estate values).
In California and across many areas
of the U.S., housing starts are down
and home equities are up. We are only
a few years into the “Silver Tsunami” of
retiring baby-boomers and our region
is continually ranked among the top
for desirable retirement destinations.
Ashland had to close two of their
elementary schools, in part because
young families cannot afford to live
there. If we do not reverse course, this is
simply a preview of coming attractions
for what will happen in the greater Rogue
Valley. If we do not develop and execute
an effective strategy to raise our stagnate
median wages, we are going to see this
lack of affordable housing gap continue
to grow, possibly to the largest gap in the
U.S. once again.
So, what can we do to slow down
the brain-drain and keep our talented,
motivated, educated and technology
oriented young people here (and bring
back some of those who would like
to return)? I’m glad you asked! Let
me give you a preview. In the same
report referenced earlier (Top 179 Best
Performing Small Cities) where we are
bringing up the rear in far too many critical
categories, we are ranked #12 for our
5-year high tech GDP growth! As a matter
of fact, we are recognized for having 20 of
22 sectors of technology, 9 of which are at
density levels equivalent to and 7 actually
exceeding national density averages.
You might ask, how many high tech
companies are represented in our two
county region and how many actual jobs
exist? And, what sort of wages do they
pay in comparison to our low median
wage rates? And, what exactly can we
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On Money and More: Investing Lessons from
Jacksonville's History

Pioneer Village invites you to come to our

by Erich & Matt Patten, Cutler Investment Group

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elcome to Jacksonville!
As summer arrives in
beautiful Southern Oregon,
Jacksonville benefits from the influx
of tourists that are here to enjoy our
wonderful town. Jacksonville makes
visitors feel like they are
visiting a bygone era, and
this unique experience is
what many of us residents
value most about our
home town. While it is
easy to be nostalgic, the
mid-19th century was
actually a wild and wooly
time. The Gold Rush is
memorialized today by the architecture
on California Street, and the pictures
taken by Peter Britt. But, the Gold Rush
era and Jacksonville’s early history was
all about one thing: money! As investment
advisors, we look to history to learn
lessons that can guide our decisions about
the future. What lessons can be learned
from Jacksonville’s past?
The Gold Rush is a classic example of
the cycle of boom and busts. We have
experienced our own boom and bust
cycles in recent years, when both the
technology and the real estate bubbles
burst. Gold prices have also had periods
of speculation, followed by periods of
decline. Jacksonville is the town it is
today because of speculators looking
to make it big in the “California” gold
rush. Some observers have argued that
this cycle has a positive contribution to
economic growth, as the spending during
a boom period allows for a higher level
of investment than would otherwise
be justified. The early development of
Jacksonville certainly benefited from the
development that speculators hoping to
“make it big” brought to town.
With the rise in stock prices from the
March 2009 market lows, many investors
are concerned with whether today we are
on the precipice of a bust. For investments
advisors, predicting when the next
contraction will happen has proven to be
extraordinarily difficult. But, protecting
your portfolio from this possibility can
be done at any time. How? Look for
fundamental value and diversify.
Fundamental value was something

Jacksonville’s early settlers understood.
Gold was currency, and if you could get
your hands on it, you knew what it was
worth. Many of today’s investments are
more esoteric. What is a stock worth?
The answer is always, “what someone is
willing to pay for
it.” But, certain
characteristics,
such as dividends,
provide greater
assurance to an
investor of what
that stock may be
worth. Speculative
stocks may have
a place in a diversified portfolio, but
the foundation of a retirement portfolio
should be equities with more transparent
value such as cash flows and earnings.
Diversification into less correlated asset
classes, such as bonds, is another way to
gain protection from a potential “bust.”
Investors often buy bonds when equities
sell-off, and therefore these provide a
potential cushion from a sharp drop in
the equity markets. We are often asked
if bonds are a good investment, with
current rates near historic lows. The
answer for today’s investors is that bonds
remain an important part of an asset
allocation, but investors should carefully
consider their exposure to rising rates
within their bond portfolio.
As you walk around Jacksonville this
summer, think about the investment
frenzy that led the early speculators to
settle here. It must have been quite a scene
to witness. Would you have invested in
the gold rush?
Matthew Patten is CEO and Investment
Portfolio Manager. He is a graduate of
Jacksonville Elementary School and South
Medford High School. Matt earned BA
degrees in Economics and Environmental
Geo-Sciences from Boston College and a MBA
from the University of Chicago.
Erich Patten is President and Chief
Investment Officer. He is a graduate of
Jacksonville Elementary School and South
Medford High School. Erich earned a BS
in Economics from the Wharton School,
University of Pennsylvania, and a Masters in
Public Policy from the University of Chicago.
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Opportunity - Cont'd.
do to take advantage of the incredible
reality of our high tech sector? Well, as
I’m already way over my word limit for
this article, those answers and the strategic
plan to transform our economy will be
provided in the second part of this article
in next month’s Jacksonville Review. By
the way, if this article has driven you to
drink, be sure to do so though supporting
our local wineries! Next month we’ll raise
a glass to celebrate our current success and
unveil a relatively simple plan to help our
community realize its greater potential
sooner rather than later. Stay Tuned…

Mark VonHolle is a resident of Jacksonville.
He is the Director of Business Development for
R.A. Murphy Construction where he specializes
in commercial real estate development and the
design-build delivery system. He serves as a past
board President of SOREDI and he is the founder
and past board President of the Sustainable
Valley Technology Group. He is also a past board
member (and 2010 “Member of the Year”) of the
Medford/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce.
He is a member of the Governor’s Regional
Solutions Team, as well as a board member for
Logos Public Charter School. He is also a member
of the Medford Rogue Rotary Club.

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4:00 - 6:00 pm

A donation of $5.00 is suggested

All proceeds go to the Alzheimer’s Association

Everyone is
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Tony's Dam Column #5:
Headed Toward a Dam Breach!
by Tony Hess
This is the fifth in a series of articles following the process to breach the Jacksonville dam
and reservoir in order to comply with state and federal regulations. The articles will continue
through the construction phase.

T

he final engineering study
leading to the design plans for
the breaching of the dam is now
being completed. All of the work will be
compiled into the Joint Fill and Removal
Permit and submitted about July 1 to the
various government agencies. The last
engineering analysis to be done will be
the Slope Stability Design. This part of the
work probably has the biggest impact on
the project. One of the prime requirements
in breaching the dam is to ensure that
sediment stays in-place after the new creek
channel is dug out of the existing sediment
bed behind the dam. Those sediments must
stay in place in a newly-built embankment
and cannot slump or slide into the stream
bed and be carried downstream in a big
mud flow. Therefore, the first priority
is to be sure that the stream does not
undercut the embankment. Secondly, the
slope angle needs to be designed so the
excavated sediments stay in-place naturally,
commonly called the “angle of repose.” The
effect of water penetrating the sediments,
increasing the weight and causing slippage
cracks to form must be accounted-for in
the design. Technically speaking, a slope

stability analysis is performed to assess the
safe design of a human-made or natural
slopes (e.g. embankments, road cuts,
open-pit mining, excavations, landfills
etc.) and the equilibrium conditions.
Slope stability is the resistance of inclined
surface-to-failure by sliding or collapsing.
The main objectives of a slope stability
analysis are investigations of potential
failure mechanisms, determination of the
slope sensitivity to different triggering
mechanisms, designing of optimal slopes
with regard to safety, reliability and
economics. Successful design of the slope
requires geological information and site
characteristics, e.g. properties of soil/rock
mass, slope geometry, and groundwater
conditions. The presence of water has
a detrimental effect on slope stability.
The flatter the slope, the greater amount
of sediment to be moved to build the
embankment, and the more the project will
cost. For this reason, the upcoming slope
stability analysis determines the safety,
and to a great extent the cost. It is very
important to take the time to get it right,
and I will report the results in my next
installment of this series.

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In the May, 2014 primary election,
city voter turnout was 64.65%. Based
on the abstract record, here’s how the
city voted on three major ballot issues:
15-119 GMO: Yes- 67.86% No- 32.14%,
15-121 Agricultural Extension District:
Yes- 79.17% No- 20.73%, 15-122 Library
District: Yes- 55.11% No- 44.89%.
On GMO, proponents said it garnered
contagious-like support by voters who were
not only opposed to corporate influence by
chemical companies, but by those genuinely
motivated by farming and health concerns.
On the library measure, campaign
director Cathy Shaw noted that it
passed because smaller communities
turned-out to vote and voters liked
the idea of a special tax district that
permanently moved library dollars
away from county control.
Jacksonville City Council, June 3
& June 17­ Council approved Police

Chief Towe’s request to hire Officer Lee
McColly to fill the vacant position left
when Officer Mike Jones transferred to
the Central Point Department. McColly,
who brings 20 years of police experience,
will officially report for duty on July 1. He
was sworn-in at the 6/17 meeting.
On the fiscal front, Council approved a
$9.7M 2014-2015 city budget and a $1.4M
Urban Renewal budget in addition to
approving increases in the water base
rate and fire safety surcharge fee. The
$26 monthly fire department fee will
increase by $1 in FY 2014-15 to $27/
month and then to $29/month in FY
2015 and $31/month in 2016. Water base
rates will increase $12/month per unit

with an additional $1 per unit increase
per year over the next three years. Water
funding is needed to update aging pump
stations, emergency power sources, line
replacement and construct a new 750,000
gallon storage tank.
Council continued its discussion on
the fate of the Forest Park Park Ranger
program from its May 20 meeting. Due
to changes in the city’s liability insurance
policy, the park ranger program will
now be managed under the guidance of
the Jacksonville Woodlands Association
which has the necessary insurance
structure in-place. However, Council
agreed with a recommendation from
Police Chief Towe and stripped the
title “Ranger,” since “Ranger” implies
a law enforcement capacity. Council is
expected to approve a new title when
the Jacksonville Woodlands Association
suggests one, such as “Park Host” or “Park
Steward.” Over the last year, city staff has
been working with volunteer organizations
to bring them into compliance with new
city insurance regulations and policies
to strengthen the city’s risk management
exposure and limit potential claims due
to the large number of volunteer groups
actively working in town.
Council approved a new management
agreement for the Chamber of Commerce
to operate the Visitors Information Center.
The new contract no longer specifies that
the Chamber must operate the VIC in
the “train depot” building, opening the
possibility that a new site may be in the
Chamber’s future, including one in other
city-owned properties.

At press-time, Mayor Becker issued a proclamation, effectively granting
a 60-day relief period for business owners in the historic core using
sandwich board signs - please see our website for an update on this
developing story at JacksonvilleReview.com

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

May 20, 2014 to June 16, 2014
Call Type – Total Calls
Alarm - 5
Animal Complaint - 5
Assist - Other Gov't/
Law Enforcement
Agencies - 55
Assist Public - 52
City Ordinance - 4
Civil - 2

Custody Mental Hold - 1
Domestic Disturbance - 1
Fugitive - 3
Harassment - 1
Larceny/Theft - 12
Missing Person - 1
Motor Vehicle Crash - 3
Noise - 9

Property Found - 5
Property Lost - 2
Public Safety - 4
Suspicious - 10
Traffic/Roads All - 8
Unsecure Premise - 1
Vandalism - 2

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1425 Humbug Creek Rd., Applegate
541-846-0810
johnmichaelwinery.com
8555 Highway 238, Jacksonville
541-899-1746
longswordvineyard.com
16955 Water Gap Rd.
541-846-7175
plaisanceranch.com
11777 Hwy 238, Jacksonville
541-846-6800
redlilyvineyards.com
184 Missouri Flat Rd., Grants Pass
541-846-6372
rosellasvineyard.com
330 Kubli Rd., Grants Pass
541-846-9985
sfvineyards.com
222 Missouri Flat Rd., Grants Pass
541-846-9223
serravineyards.com
9110 N. Applegate Rd.
541-862-2693
solorovineyard.com
8200 Highway 238, Grants Pass
541-864-6817
1475 Kubli Rd., Grants Pass
541846-9900
troonvineyard.com
1000 Upper Applegate Rd., J’ville
541-899-8468
valleyviewwinery.com
4550 Little Applegate Rd, J’ville
541-899-1565
enjoywildwines.com
818 Slagle Creek Rd, Grants Pass
541-846-6364
wcwinery.com

“Wine Country the way it should be.”
– Sunset Magazine
www.applegatewinetrail.com

Wine Tasting

Gift Shop

Wine Club

Tours

Entertainment/Events

Food/Snacks

Outdoor Seating

Private Event Facility

Tasting Room
Hours:
Thursday
through Sunday
12–8

Tasting Room

Wood Fired Pizza �Espresso Bar
4477 South Stage Road
(one mile east of downtown Jacksonville)
www.dancinvineyards.com 541-245-1133

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EVENTS CALENDAR ✯ JULY 2014

Jacksonville Art Events
July 2014

“Red, White and Blue”
Art Presence Art Center

!

July 1–31: Our artist members
exhibit artworks that portray
everything we love about our
country—celebrations, apple
pie, hot dogs, and of course,
summertime. A diverse and
colorful collection of locally
created art we’re sure you will enjoy.!
Join us for an artist reception Friday, July 11 from 5–7pm!!

More Art Presence Curated Exhibits: !

Pioneer Village Dining Room!
Now–September 10: !
Photography by Alice LaMoree of
RioQuerencia Fine Art Images!
Jacksonville Library: !
Naversen Room!
Now–Sept 10: Photography by
Thomas Glassman. !
Front Entrance Display!
Now–August 4: Hand carved Waterfowl Decoys, created by American
artists over the last 40 years.!
Medford Library: !
Now–Sept 10: “Zen DeZigns”!
A display of 30 abstract pen and ink Zentangles® by
Charlotte Peterson, Linda Boutacoff, and Betty Barss.!
Art Presence Art Center is a nonprofit organization
located at 206 North Fifth Street on the grounds of
Jacksonville’s historic courthouse. Our gallery is open
every Friday through Sunday from 11am–5pm.
Visit us online at art-presence.org!

óSundays, 9:00am-12:30pm: jacksonville
ó
farmers market. See photos on page 36.

!

saturday in the cemetery, “Eat, Drink
& be Merry.” Programs continue on the second
Saturday of the month through September 13.
See article on page 12.

óLast Tuesday of the month, 11:00am-Noon: Live
ó
Music at Food & Friends. Meals $2.75
for Seniors 60 and over. S. Oregon Street next to
GoodBean. Call 541-899-7492 for information.

óSaturday, July 12, Noon-4:00pm: history
ó
saturday at beekman house, "Victorian
Medical Practices." See ad on page 13.

óFriday, July 4, Noon-3:00pm: jacksonville
ó
mayor's annual 4th of july picnic,
Courthouse grounds.
óMonday-Friday, July 7-11, 9:00am-1:00pm: rV
ó
farm-to-school summer camp, Hanley
Farm. Ages 7-9. See article on page 10.
óFriday, Saturday & Sunday, July 11, 12 & 13:
ó
Oregon Lavender Festival Tour, at
Participating Lavender Farms. For more info, hours &
directions, please visit southernoregonlavendertrail.com.
See ad and article on page 25.
óFriday, July 11, 5:00-7:00pm: the creator's
ó
gallery featured artist reception.
2nd Friday of every month. See ad on page 36.
óSaturday-Monday, July 12th-14th: storytelling
ó
guild's 48th-annual children's
festival, Britt Festival grounds. See article on page 30.
óSaturday, July 12, 7:00am: britt woods
ó
firehouse run. See article on page 31.
óSaturday, July 12, 10:00am-2:00pm: crater
ó
rock museum day at the farm, Hanley
Farm. See article on page 10.
óSaturday, July 12, 10:00am-3:00pm: kids day at
ó
crater rock museum. See article on page 24.

!

GoodBean Coffee!
July 1–31: “Lost & Found”!

This month we present a special show of 2D collage/
assemblage art incorporating found objects, with works
by respected Southern Oregon artists Anna Hinkle,
Wendy Gell, Roxanne Evans Stout and Brooke Nuckles
Gentekos. Wynn Pedersen, founder of the GoodBean’s art
tradition, returns with elegant collage works of her own. !
Artist reception Friday, July 11 from 5–7:30pm!!
165 South Oregon St. ~ 541-899-8740!

South Stage Cellars!
Now–August 7:!
“Fine Art Fotografia of
Italia” by Joan Schuler!

Photographer and designer
Joan E. Schuler exhibits photographs captured during a
month–long journey through
Italy. Included in her collection
are images of Venice, Rome,
outdoor markets, and the Italian countryside. Meet the
photographer at a reception on July 12 from 5–8pm with
live music, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, and wine
tasting. No cover! 125 South Third St. ~ 541-899-9120!

óSaturday, July 12, 6:00-8:30pm: music at the
ó
farm, The Bear Creek Band, Hanley Farm.
See article on page 10.

10

ROGUE SUSPECTS TRIO

óMonday-Friday, July 21-25, 9:00am-1:00pm: RV
ó
farm-to-school summer camp, Hanley
Farm. Ages 10-12. See article on page 10.
óSaturday & Sunday, July 26 & 27, 10:00am-5:00pm:
ó
williamó henry custom knife
show, Carefree Buffalo's new location at 150 W.
California Street. See article on page 8 and ad on page 40.
óSaturday, July 26: origins dinner series,
ó
Hanley Farm. See article on page 10.
óSaturday, July 28,10:00am: cemetery special
ó
day of remembrance, Historic Cemetery.
See article on page 12.

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

Every Sunday 2 to 5

DON’T MISS
BELLA-AFTER-BRITT
WITH LIVE MUSIC
AFTER EVERY BRITT
SHOW!

MILESTONE REVIEW

óSunday, July 20, 9:00am: ata hike to red
ó
lily vineyards. See article on page 32.

July’s feature film is Who’s Minding the Store, a riotous comedy about a klutz who is
given one job after another in a department store, each one designed to make him fail.
It seems that the store-owner’s daughter is in love with this klutz and the hope is that
she would realize he’s the wrong guy for her. Mother is played by Agnes Moorhead, a
sharp-tongued male-domineering type if there ever was one. John McGiver, always good
at playing dominated males, is the husband. Jill St. John plays the curvaceous daughter in
love with, of all people, Jerry Lewis, the klutz. This film is one of the brightest comedies
ever to come out of Hollywood, and is bound to lighten your day even if you’re not a Jerry
Lewis fan. It screens on Friday, July 18th at 7:00pm at Old City Hall. Doors open at 6:30pm.

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3&5

óSaturday, July 19, 1:30pm & 3:00pm: beekman
ó
house living history. "The Year is 1932."
Limited to 15 people. Also, August 16 & September
20. See ad on page 13.

July Movie Night at Old City Hall

More at: www.soartists.com/calendar.html
Website & Art Event Calendar by
Hannah West Design, LLC ~ 541.899.2012

JULY

óSaturday, July 19, 9:00am-Noon: cemetery
ó
marker cleaning & workshops.
Historic Cemetery. Marker Cleaning on the third
Saturday of the month through September 20.
See article on page 12.

óAugust 19-23: world of wine festival.
ó
Bigham Knoll. See article and ad on page 4.

óSaturday, July 12, 10:00-11:30am: history
ó

!

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óFriday, July 18, 7:00pm: movie night at old
ó
city hall, Who's Minding the Store.
See article this page.

Martin Majkut invites you
to our 2nd season of

A Taste of Symphony

Music & Wine
Enjoy some local talent
while wine-tasting

The Music O The Mansion O The Wine
Join us in the beautiful gardens of EdenVale for a
casual dinner and a glass of fine wine!

11 & 12 L.E.F.T.
16

BUDDY PRICE & FRIENDS

July 6 - Shybo Torres w/ Windscape

17 & 18 FRET DRIFTERS
19 & 25 DEAN ANGERMEIER’S SPACE & TIME
24

DAVID PINSKY & BROADWAY PHIL

26

MATT KATSIS & REUBEN STONE

31

TIM MITCHELL

170 WEST CALIFORNIA STREET, JACKSONVILLE • 899-1770

July 13 - Charles Guy & Linda Powers
Friday
June 20

Friday
July 25

Friday
August 22

Robert
Bonfiglio
Harmonica

Katheryn
McElrath
Flute

Steven
Moeckel
Violin

6pm ~ Garden opens
8pm ~Concert

TICKETS

rvsymphony.org

541-552-6398 Open Seating $35 · Students $5

July 20 - Atomic Brothers
July 27 - Pete Herzog
August 3 - Kieren Devine
970 Old Stage Road | Jville | 541- 499- 0449
Just One Mile North of the Jacksonville Post Office.

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A Cup of Conversation
by Michael Kell

Earn This

M

emorial
Day
afternoon
a man driving down
Oregon Street suffered a cardiac arrest
then plowed into the face of GoodBean
Jacksonville but not before crushing table
and chairs just outside the entrance. The
one hundred fifty-five year old solid
brick pillar absorbed the car's massive
blow. Only by the grace of God was there
no one seated at the tables because life
today would look completely different
for many people in this small town. Over

emotion which rarely outlives the common
housefly. Life is so much more.
Once a year we celebrate a day of
memorial honoring our brave who gave
everything in service to this country.
We owe them far more than we can ever
pay. I wonder what they would say
to the question of how we can really
honor ultimate sacrifice. I think the
screenwriter of Saving Private Ryan got it
right when Tom Hank’s last breath was
spent telling Matt Damon to earn this.
Contemporary Hollywood does have
its moments. Isn’t life much more than
the minimum spent
covering our own
bases? Earn this must
mean the privilege
to live free, not the
right. It is a privilege
paid for by the
literal life-blood of
someone else.
We are all flesh and
blood Americans.
Let us live everyday
with joy, making the
conscious effort to
acknowledge great
blessings of life and
liberty, first endowed by the Creator and
sealed again and again through the blood
of our fallen. We do this by the act of
remembering. The nation’s first, middle
and last generations knew this but it’s
just not cool in an easy-freedom popculture. This virtue should never go
out of date because blessings taken for
granted take wings. If you’re over 50,
you're probably nodding in agreement
because painful loss has already
visited your doorstep. Nothing lasts
forever except what is selflessly given.
Everything else is subject to change in
a literal heartbeat. If you don't believe
me just ask the fifty-four year old man
who had the massive coronary. Last we
heard he survived and thank Goodness
for that… Be good not bitter.

the past twenty-four years I’ve seen folks
sitting there thousands of times including
entire families with little ones joyfully
devouring cinnamon rolls and spilling hot
chocolate like evening bathwater out of a
tub. As a long-time merchant, I’ve grown
used to unexpected phone calls which are
exclusively bad but that particular call
would have been too much for me.
The truth is, life is fragile. Every day
should be memorial, but it is not. Most of us
could agree on how much time is spilled
out upon the sidewalks of taking life for
granted. Only when something’s taken
away, do we understand its value. Health,
wealth, and youth are fickle lovers. They
always leave when we least expect and
leave us breathless when they go. Maybe
life is better lived preparing for them to
come and go? Joy is the only emotion
impervious to life-change but it takes
Michael is a coffee entrepreneur and
discipline to acquire and requires belief
sometimes author currently residing in the
in something far greater than oneself.
Northwest with his lovely wife. Check out more
Ungrounded joy is a form of happiness, an articles like this one at www.wordperk.com.

Great views of the Wagner Creek
Valley. Fenced garden area, fruit
trees, barn, shop, three-stall
carport, 400 sq. ft. A-frame cabin
that would make a great artist
studio. Very private, yet only 3.5
miles to Talent and not far from
Ashland. Property borders BLM.
$319,000

590 Powderhorn Drive
Jacksonville

PENDING!

9969 Wagner Creek Road, Talent
Christian Hamilton, Principal Broker
541-621-0679
chamilton@windermere.com
www.jvilleagent.com

505 N Fifth St, Jacksonville, OR 97530

Talk to Christian Today!

Traditional Paintings by
Steve Bennett and Sue Bennett
Pastel • Watercolor • Oil
Visit our Gallery
Open by Appointment or by Chance

240 S. Oregon Street, Jacksonville
541.899.1179

www.artsbennett.com

It’s more than entertainment. It’s life. Don’t miss it.

TO SEASO

Fri,-Sat, Aug. 1-2, 7:30pm,
Thu.-Fri., Aug. 7-8, 7:30pm
& Sat., Aug. 9, 2pm
SHREK sponsored by

TMTO season sponsored by

Visit craterian.org
THE ICONIC FILM
NOW A STAGE MUSICAL

Monday, Oct. 27, 7:30pm
Tickets: Adults $24, Youth $14

Now in Member Presale

Tickets: $50, $56, $62, $68

Public Sales begin 7/15
Online Sales begin 7/22
Become a member NOW to enjoy
ticket presale privileges!
Join online at
www.craterian.org or by
calling 541.779.8195, ext. 303.

BOX OFFICE: 16 S. Bartlett, Medford

23 S. Central Ave., Medford

541-779-3000 • www.craterian.org

Craterian
Performances
is a 501(c)(3)
non-profit
organization.

2014
MEDFORD | JACKSONVILLE

SM

Check out
our new
2014-2015
season!

JUST
ADDED !
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New Book Store in Ruch
The A-Frame Book Store in Ruch, located at 7919
Highway 238, is now stocked for your summer
reading pleasure. Offering a wide range of genres, the
store is open Tuesday from noon to 4:00pm, Thursday
from 1:00-5:00pm and on Saturday from noon to
4:00pm. The A-Frame Bookstore is located on the
grounds of the Ruch Branch Library and offers gentlyused books with inventory that changes all the time!
Donations of current and like-new books are gladly
accepted, as well.

Gorgeous Setting!

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My Neighbor's Garden

SUMMER IS HERE!

by Kay Faught

...behind the BLUEDOOR

I

Soji Solar

Break out the patio chairs...
and come down and pick out
a new GARDEN STAKE, patio
wall décor, or CHIME!
NEW SOLAR LIGHTS are in... so
make it a fun summer on the
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Solar Terrarium
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With name brands such as Howard Miller,
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Judi's Secret Garden

n the 5+ years I
have done this
column, this
month's garden
is at the top of my favorites list! Judy
Hoevet and her husband Ken moved into
their home on Laurel Lane three years
ago, relocating for the weather and to be
closer to family. Although the house was
not what they thought they were looking
for, when Judy
walked into
the side and
back yard, she
knew they
were “home.”
Although
shade-covered
and “shrub-”
filled at the
time, she saw
the potential
for what has
become a
“secret garden.”
In thinking about
what affected me
so much about this
garden, it was an
interesting study. The
garden is absolutely
beautiful, and
also mesmerizing.
Ordinarily, I will
usually check over
the garden, sit down with the gardener
to do the interview, and then look more
in-depth. But I had a hard time getting
to the “sit down” portion of this one! I
kept getting pulled to the next spot, or
discovering something else Judy had
done and I was increasingly intrigued.
The more I looked, the more I loved.
What became obvious is that Judy had
plants next to each other or tucked where
you would not expect to find them, and
next to plants you weren't used to seeing
together. Nothing was as it “should be.”
Judi had lilies, sedum, phlox, hostas,
dianthus, barberries, penstemons…the
list goes on and is long, but the symmetry
and flow was amazing!
In the beginning, the property was
shaded and had buried irrigation, but
slowly those problems have been worked
on. “Landscaping” shrubs were removed
or moved along with a couple of trees
removed. The remaining pink dogwood,
camellias, clematis, rhodies and lilies
became the starting point. Walkways lined
with day lilies were placed randomly, and
shade-tolerant David Austin roses were
added, perhaps next to clematis, or phlox
or lilies. All happy and never expected!
The property is a mere 25-feet-wide
along the side. A front, side gate takes
you into that garden with a pergola midwalkway creating a “garden framework.”
The walk meanders from the pergola
on through the rest of the garden. A
singular, beautiful and stately hydrangea
fills a Tuscan gray pot, while ground

cover flower beds beneath quietly offer
a pallet to the beauty of the lone piece.
One singular “theme garden” (her only)
is filled with whites and lavenders, with
a pink thrown in because it “needed
it.” At the far end of the walk, a subtle
short picket fence sections-off a small
shaded courtyard holding only a large,
red, potted hydrangea that umbrellas
gracefully over the surrounding circle.
Quiet, simple
and perfect.
When talking
to Judy, you
understand
how the garden
became what
it is. “Each bed
has to have good
bones,” she said,
adding, “each
plant must be
happy in its
spot and give
the best bang for the
buck.” Judy focuses
on texture, color, and
something “goingon” year-round. “I
am an old-school
gardener...I think the
garden has to have
something happening
all the time.” Judy
focuses on each and
every plant she places and each spot is
studied prior to placing anything. Her
first consideration is what will do well
in that spot, and then what texture and
color she wants. Random petunias are
even planted based on where a bit of sun
dabbles through a shade garden most
of the morning... simply tucked into one
small spot to take advantage of the light
right there. Very specific, very deliberate.
It seems silly to ask her why she
gardens, but her answer fits. “I love
beauty, and it just makes my soul happy.”
With her words, and by the results, you
know that when she says beauty, it is
coming from a deep, specific, and almost
soul-driven spot. I doubt that Judy has
ever planted something without truly
thinking through the color and beauty
of the plants' potential. She has to find
the spot in her garden to let it become
what it was meant to be. THAT is what I
discovered to be so unique to her garden
and why it is “secret.” Not just because it
is secluded, and serene, but because she
has captured the true “secret” of how a
garden becomes its best. Even her comment
about the favorite time in the garden had a
different perspective: “Mid-morning, when
the plants are still happy from the cool of
the evening,” which itself speaks volumes.
Thanks are not enough for this garden!
Kay is the owner of Blue Door Garden
Store, located at 155 N 3rd Street, behind a
big blue door. Specializing in garden gifts and
decor, she also carries a wide variety of tools,
gloves, and organic product. See ad this page.

Celebrate Kids Day at Crater Rock Museum
with Minerals & Fireworks
Hey kids, (and
parents) did you know
minerals are used to
manufacture everything
from automobiles to
toothpaste? When you
watch fireworks explode
so colorfully in the sky,
have you ever wondered
where all the colors come
from? The answer is from
minerals, since every basic
fireworks color comes from a specific
mineral or compound. Join us on July 12
and learn about the minerals that create
the bright greens, deep reds, cool blues
and golden yellows in fireworks displays.

Plus, you can dig for rocks
in our rock yard - just like
a real rock hound and find
a delightful mix of colorful
jasper, agates, obsidian, and
many other great rocks…
for just 25 cents per pound.
Although classes are geared
to elementary schoolaged children, all ages
are welcome. Admission:
Children, FREE! Adults, $5,
Seniors, $3. First class is at 10:00am and
the last class is at 3:00pm. Find us at 2002
Scenic Avenue in Central Point. For more,
call the Kids Day Coordinator at 541-4149514 or 541-664-6081

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Meet Your Farmer – Lavender Fields Forever

N

by Linda Davis

estled on 5 beautiful acres in the Applegate
Valley is Lavender Fields Forever—your place
to come pick and enjoy all that lavender has
to offer! And to meet the delightful owners,
John and Bonnie Rinaldi.
John and Bonnie have a rich background
in agriculture and land use. John’s degree
in horticulture led him (oddly enough after
specializing in drought-tolerant landscape
design) to become a land surveyor for over
25 years. Bonnie used her urban planning
degree to become a land use planner, and an
assistant County Manager and City Manager
in Henderson, Nevada. Both of the Rinaldis
have a love of land and its various uses.
A move from Las Vegas to Ashland
in 2006 allowed the
Rinaldis to better enjoy
the environment and
participate in activities
that support local
government and local
economy. John and
Bonnie have been active
on many local boards and
commissions including
Thrive, Ashland Planning
Commission and Ashland
Tree Commission.
When they were ready
to retire, they looked
for a location where they could be
part of a growing community. Their
original goal was to start a blueberry
farm where community members
could come and pick their own fruit.
However, after 3 years of looking
for the perfect location, they found
a beautiful property with good soil,
water rights from the Applegate River
and good access to Jacksonville and
Grants Pass. As John said, “We let the
property talk to us.” The property had
many deer, birds, gophers and moles.
John and Bonnie wanted a crop where they “didn’t have
to fight Mother Nature.” Lavender is such a crop. It is a
perfect place to welcome people and share the bounties
that lavender has to offer. And the lavender plants attract

bees which is so beneficial to the environment.
Lavender Fields Forever has over 1,000 lavender
plants, all naturally-grown without fertilizers, chemicals
or pesticides.
There are over
400 varieties of
lavender. John and
Bonnie narrowed
these types
down by what
works best in the
Applegate climate;
the plant colors
(pink, white and
purple) and their
uses. The farm
has 7 varieties,
including English lavender (Royal
Purple and Miss Katherine), and
hybrids that are bred for different
qualities including culinary; crafts;
oil producers; and sachets. Initial
planting was done in 2011. Since it
takes two years for the lavender to
be ready, 2013 was the first season
for lavender production.
Lavender has many wonderful
properties and uses. Cooks use
culinary lavender with many foods
including cheese, chocolate, chicken,
crème brulee, martinis,
mojitos and more.
Lavender oil produces
a soothing, calming
effect and also has
antibacterial and antiseptic qualities. It even
helps repel pesky mosquitos!
Lavender Fields Forever opens to the public on
June 27th and is open throughout the summer
every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am
to 4:00pm. Everyone is welcome to come pick their
own bouquets, buy handcrafted lavender items
at the farm store, have a picnic, or reserve private
classes in essential oil distilling and/or crafting.
And, join John and Bonnie at the Lavender Festival July
12-14. Lavender Fields Forever is located at 375 Hamilton
Road in Jacksonville, online at www.lavenderfieldsforeveroregon.com, or by phone at 541-702-2250.

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plus...
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During the Oregon Lavender Festival weekend of July 11-13, there will be special events at
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Love Your Landscape by Adam Haynes

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Using Retaining Walls in Your Landscape

rdinarily, one’s
reason for installing
a retaining wall is for
pure function, but in many cases,
retaining walls can add depth,
beauty and interest to a sloped or steeply-graded area.
There are many options when choosing materials for
a new retaining wall. The style, color, and texture are
all important but also keeping the wall
consistent with the style of your home
is an important consideration.
Installation can be very labor
intensive, with the length of the project
usually determined by the size of the
new wall and the material chosen.
Options for material are numerous
and include: natural stone, block,
block with veneer, stucco, free-staked
wall block, railroad ties, landscape
timbers, and large boulders.
Here in southern Oregon, natural stone retaining walls
are usually built out of moss rock or river cobble rock,
mainly because these materials are readily available. There
are other rock options, but they are not usually as available
as the options mentioned above. Both options offer a very
natural look and in the right situation, look great.
Block pillars and walls with a veneer finish have
become very popular and widely-used in new home
construction over the past 10 years. This finish really
works well when you can tie into the same veneer
used on the house. Recently, we designed and built a
wall around a pool using a veneer finish that tied into
the front entry way, with the same veneer used on the
fireplace chimney. The end result was a great continuity

between the pool area and the house. Stucco finishes on
retaining walls also makes for a very clean and modern
look, tying in well with stucco finished homes.
Another very popular retaining wall material is free
staking wall block. There are many new color choices,
sizes and textures now available. When installed to
specifications, these walls should last a lifetime.
The day of the rail road tie has come and gone, I’m
glad to say! But back in the day,
ties where used for landscape
retaining walls more often than
one could imagine.
Large boulders are quite
effective for large amounts of
square footage that need to be
retained. The finished result of
these rock walls offers a very
natural look without much
uniformity—which in the right
situation looks great and fits the landscape best.
If a retaining wall is constructed properly, it will
last a long time. If taking on a retaining wall project
yourself, make sure to do your research and construct
the wall to the proper specifications. There are too many
details to discuss here, but one of the most important
considerations is the hydrostatic pressure that builds
from the presence of water in the soil on the back side of
the wall. Water must have a good opportunity to drain,
so drainage consideration is of utmost importance if you
expect the wall to last a lifetime.
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"Drought Season" Garden Tips

hile it’s always wise to
be water-conscious in the
garden, during periods of
drought it’s especially important to
conserve H2O. And while less water
may seem like a kiss of death to your
garden, with a few simple water
conservation strategies, your garden
may actually be healthier and more
productive than usual.
Essential to water conservation is
watering wisely. Timing is everything,
and ideally you will want to water
early in the morning to avoid evaporation. Evening
watering leaves ‘free-standing moisture’ near the plants
which can promote diseases, and much of the water may
have drained out of the root zone before the plants wake
up and attempt to draw up vital moisture. You also need
to water deeply, and then refrain from watering again
until the top 1” of soil is dry.
Here are some more easy and important tips for
maintaining a healthy and productive garden during
times of drought.
Soil preparation is key to long-term garden success.
In improving the nutrient quality of the soil, botanists
have learned that beneficial soil organisms are vital in
delivering soil nutrients to plants. The beneficial microorganisms include soil fungi which help roots to seek out
and absorb water and nutrients from the soil.
There’s a symbiotic association in which the
mycelium—the vegetative part of a fungus—colonizes
a plant’s root hairs, which results in enhanced water
absorption. The association only applies with flowering
and fruit-bearing plants, or angiosperms. This symbiotic
association is beneficial to both the fungus in the soil and
the root hairs as the size of the root system is expanded.
The result is an increase in the mass of the root system,
which enables the plant to take up a great deal more water
in the soil to help plants survive in drought periods.
Soil preparation also has to do with incorporating
organic matter to improve the soil’s tilth and texture.
Tilth refers to the soil’s ability to support plant and root
growth, and texture refers to the soil’s particle size. By
enhancing the soil’s tilth and texture, you are making
better air spaces and more particle surface that can hold
onto water as the upper layers of soil dry out.
Adding mulch on top of your garden bed prevents
evaporation of water from the soil. Plants are healthier
when they don’t dry excessively between irrigations.
Mulching also reduces weather-induced stress to garden
plants by maintaining a more even soil temperature;
cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
Mulching prevents germination of weed seeds and will
also impede some existing weeds—but it’s best to put
mulch over an area free of weeds to start with. The use of
mulches results in garden plants with more robust root

systems because additional roots will
grow in the mulch around the plants.
Close crop gardening, also called
square foot gardening, is just like it
sounds: grow your produce close
together. This technique was created
by Native Americans who planted
corn, beans and squash alongside
each other. The benefits of close crop
gardening include using less water,
plus fewer weeds as plant leaves
shade the soil and smother weeds.
For close crop gardening, instead
of planting your garden in traditional rows, keep
plantings closer together in diamond or square patterns.
A good rule of thumb is to plant close enough together
that the leaves will touch once mature. You will find that
you also gain valuable garden space this way—perfect
for people with limited areas. If you don’t have a garden
bed, close crop gardening can also be accomplished in
containers or pots.
In periods of high heat, shading your garden from
direct sunlight can minimize water loss. This can be
accomplished by adding a shade cloth, which come in a
variety of densities. Grange Co-op offers a shade cloth
blocking 60% of light, but shade cloths blocking as little
as 20% will also work. A free option is a white bed sheet
placed high enough above the garden to still allow some
sunlight to come through.
More garden plants die of overwatering than anything
else. When we see wilting plants, our first thought is that
they need water. However, the symptoms of drought
and overwatering are often the same: wilting. When we
overwater, we can kill microscopic root hairs which are
responsible for a plant’s growth and essentially its little
“mouths” for absorbing water.
Make more efficient use of the water you do use by
strategic plant placement in your garden. A good plan
is to create three zones. Locate heavy “drinkers” all
together, then those that survive with 7-10 days between
watering together, and finally all of the dry-loving plants
together. This makes it easier and more time-efficient for
you to efficiently water your zones.
For more gardening tips, you can also speak with a
Grange Co-op garden center associate for expert advice
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Speaking of Antiquing with

130 N. 4th St.,
Jacksonville

Margaret Barnes, Pickety Place Antiques
Hooked Rugs, an American Tradition

R

ug Hooking began in America
in the New England states as
a craft of poverty, a "country
craft," done out of sheer necessity
and done in isolation. While wealthy
homes had woven carpets from woolen
mills, poorer families were using every
available scrap of fiber and hooking them
into loosely-woven fabric
such as burlap. Burlap
was available for free as
it was reused from feed
sacks. Flour sacks were
also used, but made better
backing for quilts so the
looser weave fabrics were
preferred for hooking.
Hooks were contrived
to pull the thinly-cut strips
of wool through, making
small loops. Hooks could
be as simple as a bent nail
hammered into a piece of
wood, (a makeshift handle)
or tools that a blacksmith
could forge. These handles
worked quite well—in the
same manner a crochet hook was used.
Wool was the fabric of choice as it
was strong and long-lasting and readily
available from discarded military
uniforms. Flannel and worn cotton was
also used but had a shorter wear and was,
therefore, less desirable. Natural dyes
from food and plants such as berries,
walnuts, and onion skins were employed
to give color to the design.
The earliest rugs considered to be
"Primitive," have few colors (no more than
two or three) with a dark background.
Designs were simple, almost childlike, as
they were mostly hand-drawn, depicting
family life such as children playing,
cherished pets, flower gardens, farms,
ships and patriotic themes. Geometric

designs offered a myriad of designs as
quilt patterns and simple configurations
were also used.
In time, art superseded necessity and
floor rugs found their way to adorning
country homes in the way of table
runners, pillows, foot stools and were
proudly displayed on a hearth or wall as a
prized work of art.
Hooked rugs are now
considered to be a Folk
Art and are highly valued
by collectors. American
Hooked Rugs dated 100 to
200 years-old representing
a true "primitive" theme are
the most sought-after.
Nowadays, there are
many Hooked Rug Clubs
(Hookers), that meet
regularly to work on rugs
and share designs and
patterns. Today's choices
in designs range from the
Hookers own self-drawn
"primitive" pattern, to
commercially-sold patterns
printed on a backing with colors indicated
as in paint-by-number art work.
Your valued Hooked Rug should never
be vacuumed or washed in a washing
machine. Gently shake it and never use
a rug beater and use a damp cloth to dab
when necessary. To store it, roll it inside/
out and wrap in a cotton sheet and be
sure to protect it from direct sunlight to
avoid fading.
Come to Pickety Place Antiques here
in Jacksonville and see the many early
Hooked Rugs made in the 1920's. They
run the gamut of sizes and colors and
portray the desirable whimsy that
collectors seek today.
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by Bob Budesa
On Weeding… in Honor of Alan Horobin,
the Beekman Arboretum Mastermind!

A

lan Horobin called me the other
brigands, and living a life of adventure.
day to see if I could help him do
Alan, as you may or may not know,
some weeding. I knew to what he
was the mastermind behind the Beekman
was referring, so I hooked up my trailer
Arboretum, which lies directly behind
and headed over to his house—sans tools. the Beekman House, off East California
He was, unfortunately, not
Street. What was once the
talking about yard or garden
ashtray of Jacksonville has
weeds, but instead wanted
been transformed into a
some help weeding-out some
beautiful botanical library of
items in his garage.
native plants, representing
You see, after many years
seven biologic regions
here in Jacksonville, Alan
of the Pacific Northwest.
and his lovely wife, Carol,
Under Alan’s direction
are moving south to be closer
and oversight, native
to their children. It’s not an
plants have been secured
unexpected transition as, at 91,
by various means and
spending time with family is
transplanted here for all to
more important now than ever.
enjoy. These seven regions
I’ve not known Alan too
are by no means completely
Alan Horobin with
long, maybe six years, but
represented here, nor are
Bob Budesa
in those few years, I’ve very
they clumped together
much relished our time together. Alan is
by region. Instead, they’re scattered in
a very well-read, learned scholar of the
as natural a setting as can be created,
world, with a keen eye for detail, and a
without the feeling of a dressed-up,
lovely sense of humor. Just today, while
formal garden.
helping him weed items from his garage,
Several times a year, members of the
he handed me a VCR tape in which he
Jacksonville Woodlands Association,
had documented a bike ride he did from
and other volunteers, rake leaves, pull
England to Cape Town, South Africa in
weeds, prune and mulch, and basically
the 1950’s. He talked in part, of being
spruce-up the arboretum grounds. I hope
captured by Somali’s at one point, and
you’ll take time this summer to casually
enduring other hardships on his way
stroll through the resurrected grounds,
south along the east coast. It reminded
read some of the literature provided, and
me immediately of the movie, “Second
most of all, appreciate the time and effort
Hand Lions,” in which two aging friends
that Alan Horobin has put into this local
recall their times together in the same
treasure. Thank you Alan, bon’ chance,
region, brandishing their swords against
and cheers!

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Where There’s Smoke, There Could be a Problem!

Investing in real estate is one of the
most important decisions you’ll make.
Hiring a real estate broker EDUCATED
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grown at the neighboring farm. Our waitress
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here’s something about heat
the law to sell, offer to sell, or advertise any
from a crackling fire that’s so
uncertified woodstove or fireplace insert.
satisfying. Being able to see the
After you remove your uncertified
flames, feel the heat from the wood, hear the
stove, you can take it to a local scrap
crackling of the wood, and smell the wood
metal recycler or the landfill to make sure
smoke. It’s just not the same when your heat
it is properly disposed of and destroyed.
is coming out of a vent on the wall or floor.
A receipt is required as the receipt is
Unfortunately with wood heat, comes
proof of the stove’s destruction and part
pollution. Wintertime residential wood
of the required notification to DEQ. A
burning is a significant source of air
notification form is available on the DEQ
pollution, including fine particulates and
website; your real estate broker should be
air toxins. At times, heavy smoke from
available to provide you with this form.
residential wood burning can exceed
There are penalties for noncompliance.
federal air quality health standards for
According to the DEQ website, fines
particulate matter, which can be inhaled
can start at $620. In addition, your
into our lungs. According to the State of
insurance company may invalidate your
Oregon Department of Environmental
homeowner’s insurance or the mortgage
Quality (DEQ), uncertified woodstoves
company may delay the home sale if they
burn about 70 percent dirtier than
discover an uncertified stove was not
certified woodstoves. They also burn far
removed and reported to the DEQ.
less efficiently and require more
fuel (wood) than newer, certified
woodstoves. There is also
some concern that older stoves
may also have been installed
improperly, posting potential
fire hazards and safety concerns.
Removing these older stoves
from service will help the state’s
efforts to restore healthier air
and maintain home safety.
In 2009, the Oregon legislature
From Oregon DEQ website: "If your wood stove has
passed a law to reduce wood
either of these labels attached to the back it is certified."
smoke pollution. The law
requires a homeowner to remove an
If you want to install a new woodstove
uncertified woodstove or fireplace insert
or fireplace insert, you must first obtain
when the home is sold. The home seller is
a permit from your local building
responsible for removing and destroying
department. Oregon building codes
an uncertified wood stove by the close
require a permit and inspection for any
of sale. However, if both the seller and
woodstove installation. Contact your local
buyer agree in writing that the buyer will
city or county building department for
accept responsibility, then the buyer has
additional requirements.
up to 30 days after the closing to meet the
If you have an uncertified woodstove
requirements.
or fireplace insert, it may be a good time
Certain devices are exempt from
to consider removal of the device and
removal requirements and include:
replacement with a certified stove since
• Gas fireplaces and appliances
you’ve got a few months before you start
• Pellet stoves
thinking about having a fire again. Then,
• Antique stoves
when you do sit down in front of that
• Cookstoves
crackling fire, you can do so knowing you
• Masonry fireplaces and heaters
have done your part to keep our Oregon
• Central, wood-fired boilers
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Family Views

864 South Third St, Jacksonville

by Rachel Jordan with Michelle Hensman

F

rom
September
to June, we
play the part.
We diligently go
through another school year. We make
sure the kids have shining new supplies,
presentable clothes, (unless you have
teenagers) and healthy snacks, (which is
more for us, because we all know they
prefer Oreos over homemade anything!)
We plan and make it through the holidays
by becoming Martha Stewart clones. We
welcome spring
sports and all the
activities that come
with the warmer
weather with open
arms. Then, by
mid-June we are
worn out! We just
spent the school
year teaching
our kids valuable
lessons, like: time
management skills,
(only hit the alarm
clock 4 times,)
good hygiene, (have you showered this
week?) healthy eating and exercise habits,
(eat something green today besides relish
on your hotdog and RUN for the bus,)
social skills, (don't pick your nose in
public,) human kindness (don’t punch
your brother,) self-control (don’t retaliate
if your brother punches you,) and the list
goes on and on. But, as I reflect on the last
9 months, and all the things I am trying
to instill in my boys, in order for them
to grow into men that will contribute to
society, (my hopes are high,) I find that I
often forget to teach them about one thing
very important; the art of fun!
I’m able to relax with my friends and
have fun, I’m able to watch my boys
have fun together or with their friends,
but how often do I make sure we are
having fun together? Certainly, lessons
are taught/learned through bumps along
the road of life; however, relationships are
built and strengthened during the silly,
fun moments. When we’re able to let our
parental guard down and just have fun
with our kids, sweet memories are made.
My boys love to tell a story about a
water fight that took place last summer.
Some neighborhood kids, along with
my four boys, spent an afternoon filling
up a ton of water balloons; they were
planning an epic water fight! After all
the balloons were filled and the teams
were divided, they met to discuss the

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The Art of Fun
"rules of war." My boys foolishly asked
me to guard their ammo during said
discussion. Another mom and I were
chatting as we stood watch, and we both
slowly gave birth to the same idea. We
could not help ourselves....
We quickly stole every balloon and hid.
When the kids returned for their ammo,
thinking that an amazing fight would
ensue, they were ambushed! We moms
threw as many balloons as we possibly
could before they even realized what
was happening; I would like to think it
was minutes, but
really it was about
3 seconds. Once
the kids caught
onto the fact that
the moms stole
their stash, they all
turned on us and
charged, (Kudos
to us for uniting
the kids! What
followed was a
huge, screaming,
running, laughing
water fight that
did not just end with balloon remnants,
buckets and hoses were brought out
(the kids meant business!) In the end,
the moms got props for the element of
surprise, but the kids definitely were
the victors. And we all had fun. And the
kids still talk about it. And a wonderful
memory was made.
My goal this summer is to let a few
things go and focus more on having fun
with my kids, not just making sure they
have fun. I may need to join in the game
of backyard football, even if I know I will
be sore tomorrow. I may need to start a
food fight, (outside,) even though I know
it will be a huge mess to clean up. I may
need to jump off that high rock into the
water with them, instead of just taking
pictures, even though the water is cold
and I'm really, really scared to do it!
The point is they are only little for a
short time, (I only have four summers
left with my oldest which makes this
mamma's heart sad.) I pray they will
always remember the life lessons I have
taught them. I hope they all will be great
men, dads and husbands. I know they
all have the capability to change the
world, but if they can't enjoy life along
the way, and have a little fun in the midst
of the heavy things they encounter, then
I will have failed to teach a an important
lesson that all parents need to teach their
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You won’t want to miss the 48th annual Children’s
Festival as this year’s theme: “Create a Spark!”
promises to deliver three fun-filled sessions
that will bring out the creativity of both the
young and young at heart.
This three day event will be held at the Britt
Festival Grounds in Jacksonville July 12-14
and is sponsored by the Storytelling Guild.
For generations, the Children’s Festival has
been a favorite family summertime event that
offers hours of enjoyment and entertainment
at a very low $3.00 per person.
There are over 35 hands-on art, craft, science
projects (including a new one to the science
booth called “Squishy Circuits”) and of course
the daily feeding of the litter-eating dragons,
Rosabelle and Pebbles and a new addition,
a baby dragon named Lulu that is anxious
to receive your recyclable items! Older children will
enjoy candle making, pottery and wood working, while
younger children will have a chance to make a macaroni
necklace, sand and easel art and have faces painted. The
whole family can also look forward to child-focused stage
performances, yummy food from our Dragon Deli and
also meeting our new 2014 Queen and her court.
Children’s Festival Schedule
Saturday, July 12 4:30pm-8:30pm
Sunday, July 13 4:30pm-8:30pm
Monday, July 14 10:00am-1:30pm

To find out more about the Children’s Festival, please
visit our website at storytellingguild.org or join us at
facebook.com/storyteillingguild.
New Lego Community Build to be
Held at 2014 Children’s Festival­­
—While
attending this year’s Children’s Festival,
you’ll want to stop by and take part in
the Lego Community Build. This booth
focuses on building and creating a
structure together with others. By the end
of Monday’s session, it will be fun to see
what it looks like!
Children are encouraged to bring a
Lego brick from home. (not necessary, but
encouraged!) They will be able to write their
name on it and donate it for others to use
during future Festivals.
The Storytelling Guild always appreciates
the support of our very generous community. If you
happen to have Legos at home that you no longer want,
the Storytelling Guild would welcome your donation. By
supporting the Guild, you help us to not only continue
putting on one of the most popular family events, but also
the other programs they do throughout the year. They
are dedicated to serving the community by providing
opportunities for children to be exposed to the magic of
books and the joy of reading. You can contact one of the
Director’s for more information. Lara Knackstedt at 541210-1999 or Lona Dillard at lona.dillard@gmail.com. Visit
their website at storytellingguild.org.

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immediately after the procedure. They can get up and go
rovidence Medford Medical Center is asking
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to the bathroom and not have to lie down.”
this holiday season. The Providence Community
The Interventional Recovery unit will take that comfort
a step further. The Providence team of cardiovascular
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Annual Festival of Trees will support a new
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Interventional Recovery Unit.
Each year, thousands of Rogue Valley
treatment, recovery and education. A
patients dealing with heart emergencies
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have heart catheterizations to clear out
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hours and recovery can be painful.
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like a lounge. That includes putting in nice
catheterizations, aiming for ‘radial first.’
furniture, new floors, removing some walls
That means, whenever possible, doctors go
through the wrist instead of the groin. That
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Joyfull Living

by Louise Lavergne
Quiet Time For a Lasting State Of Happiness

I

t’s summer.
Guests are
coming. Trips
are being planned. We are busy planning
all the exciting events we can fit into our
summer. The first thing we compromise
because we are too busy is our self-care
routines. We skip workouts, yoga class
and meditation, and we can end up with
high levels of stress which can cause
health problems. Studies show that our
ability to maintain a state of happiness
is directly linked to how much time we
invest in our inner well-being. They all
show that quiet time and meditation
are crucial ingredients to a lasting state
of happiness. The misconception that
meditation is just about “shutting off” the
mind makes most people think that they
can’t do it.
Let’s talk
about it as
developing
your ability
to have
moments
of presence
and quality
“Me” time.
You can
think of it
as practicing redirecting your thoughts
toward what you want to feel.
Giving yourself quiet time everyday is
a simple way to keep your stress levels
down and cultivate a happy heart and
mind. I didn’t say meditate; just quiet
time for you to be with you. This practice
has some of the same relaxing benefits
as meditation. Spending undisturbed,
quiet time alone gives your mind an
opportunity to clear tension, renew itself
and improves brain function. It allows
you to deepen your relationship with
the wisdom of your heart and cultivate a
lasting sense of wellbeing.
Practicing Quiet Time: I suggest you do
the following in the morning when your
mind is rested—but anytime is a good
time. You can take your morning coffee
or tea somewhere undisturbed and keep
your goal clear:
This is a time for me to connect with my
inner self.
• Start by focusing on your breath as it
flows in and out of your nose. Then
take a deep breath into your belly,
filling your whole body and pausing

for 3 to 10 seconds; then let it out
through your nose slowly. Do that at
least three times.
• As you let your breath move gently
and with ease, mentally ask yourself:
”How are you?” Don’t rush to
answer. Just connect with whatever
you are feeling. This is not a time to
be judgmental but to simply BE with
“what is.” If your mind wanders, try
to stay present and focused on your
breath: breathing in Peace, breathing
out Peace.
• On a blank paper, write whatever
you are feeling, without judgments.
If you feel resistance, fine; then feel
that. This is simply about clearing
your mind.
• Give yourself your full, undivided
attention. As you learn to listen to
yourself, you become a better listener
for others.
• You can close with an affirmation
like: “I am opening to the highest
opportunity of this day for me and
the higher good of all.”
• Before you stop, allow time to think
of up to 10 things you feel grateful for
today.
Practice this process for a minimum of 7
minutes a day (up to an hour) for at least
40 days and see what happens.
In 1678, John Bunyan wrote in his great
work “The Pilgrim’s Progress,” “If we have
not quiet in our minds, outward comfort
will do no more for us than a golden slipper
on a gouty foot.” It was true then and it’s
true now. Even though it’s summer.
If you want to acquire tools and
experience a deeper connection to your
inner, quiet space, you can join our
Sunday online meditations, come to a
JoyFull yoga class and/or to the next
Sound Healing. Call or email for more
information. Breathe in gratitude. Live in
Joy. © Louise Lavergne 2001-20114
Louise is a creator of JoyFull Yoga;
She’s a JoyFull living coach, International
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Wellness Center located at 135 S. Oregon
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Attention Runners – It’s Time for the
Britt Woods Firehouse Run!
On July 12, join dozens of local
runners taking to the trails above
the Britt grounds for the 13thAnnual Britt Woods Firehouse Run.
This year, the exhibition short-loop
1.9 mile and 4.9 mile short-loop runs
start at 7:00am sharp, traversing the
incredibly beautiful Jacksonville
Woodland Trail system. For kids, a
100-yard fun run starts at 7:30am.
The main event, a 10k race, which
includes the short and long loops,
starts at 8:00am with staggered start times
based on age and sex.
As always, lots of post-race prizes,
trophies, ribbons, medallions and cash
awards will be provided. The event
is a fundraiser for the volunteer fire
department—Jacksonville Engine Company
#1—the oldest fire department in Oregon.

CENTRAL POINT
Race Director and Jacksonville resident
Dr. Douglas Naversen invites entrants and
spectators to come out and enjoy the day,
conquering the hills above the Britt Pavilion.
For more information, please contact Dr.
Naversen at 541-890-7240 (day) or 541-8991214 (evening) or email bigderm@aol.com.
To register online, view the course and find
general information, please visit sorunners.org.

Next Medford Food Project
Jacksonville Pickup Day: Saturday, August 9th
(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
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Soul Matters

Trail Talk

by Kate Ingram, M.A.

by Tony Hess, Gary Sprague & Bob Budesa

Midlife Musings
“Thoroughly unprepared, we take the step into the afternoon of life. Worse still, we take this
step with the false presupposition that our truths and our ideals will serve us as hitherto. But we
cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life’s morning, for what was great
in the morning will be little at evening and what in the morning was true, at evening will have
become a lie.” ~Carl Jung

I

magine yourself on a beach on a
lovely summer’s day. You have
spent the past few hours lovingly
and painstakingly constructing a fantastic
sandcastle, complete with moat and
protective walls. You stand back admiring
your work when you notice that the tide
is coming in. You think it
won’t reach your castle,
then you hope against
hope that it won’t, but
with each successive
lapping, the water comes
closer. Soon you can no
longer deceive yourself
into thinking that your
creation is untouchable.
The water begins to
erode the foundation,
and all you can do is
watch as it disappears
before your eyes.
Midlife is like
standing on the beach, watching your
castle being swept out to sea. The castle
contains many things: health, energy,
hopes, dreams, beliefs, beauty, a sense
of immortality. There are many ways
one can meet the “afternoon of life.”
In our country, midlife is something
to be resisted. Ours is a nation that
extols youth, novelty, consumption,
conformity and extraversion; it
does not venerate or cultivate age,
wisdom, intuition, introversion, and
introspection—all the qualities called
for at midlife.
Psychologically speaking, midlife
beckons us to move past ego and discover
our internal, immortal essence, what Jung
called the Self. We are called to move
from an external orientation to an internal
one, to transform ourselves in a profound
and meaningful way by embracing the
fullness of who we are. It is normal to
develop our egos as we go through the
first half of life; discovering our strengths,
falling in love, working, and creating

an outer life are all important. The
trouble arises when we stop at this stage,
believing that that is all there is, or all that
matters. A person (or a culture) centered
on youth and novelty has no internal
compass, no guiding wisdom, no depth of
character. It’s shallow and insubstantial
and about as
attractive as an old,
painted hooker.
We fritter our
energies and ignore
our souls attempting
to hold back the
sea. Pursuing
eternal youth and
material goods is
a vain attempt—in
both senses of the
word—to hold fast
to a castle that is
returning to the sea.
It is Sisyphean and
sad to try to look and behave like a thirtyyear-old when you’re pushing sixty; sad
because it’s such a tremendous waste of
a powerful and precious opportunity to
become something more: someone deeper
and more soulful, someone unique with
something real to offer.
“What at morning is true at evening
will have become a lie,” and what will
matter is not how young you look or
what you own but who you truly are; not
who you once were, or who you imagine
yourself to be, but who you uniquely and
actually are. The opportunity to come into
our fullness is the sacred gift contained in
midlife. Who are you? Why are you here?
What needs to be done? These are the
questions posed by the sea.
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highest elevations in the Forest Park? If
so, it’s likely you’ve already been on the
Twin Peaks Trail, the Leg Burner Trail,
and the Jackson Ridge Trail. Any will
take you up to elevations over 3,000 feet
where you are rewarded with fantastic
views and rarified air! All three trails can be
accessed easily by driving to the parking lot
on Norling Creek Road which is the lower
trail head location for all three trails. For a
good warm-up though, park at the kiosk
at the main parking lot (P-1 on the maps
available at the kiosk) or parking lot P-6
which is about one-third mile up the road
from P-1 and take the trails or the roads up
to P-3. The main kiosk in the Forest Park
is located in the main parking lot, just a
short drive into Forest Park off of Reservoir
Road. You can also grab a trail map at the
Jacksonville Review kiosk inside the Beekman
Bank at California & 3rd Streets.

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on July 20 for a rare opportunity to hike
on the hills around the vineyard.
We'll meet at Red
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lovely viewpoint above
the vineyards, where grapevines slope to
the cluster of Red Lily buildings below
and Welllington Butte, on the north side of
Hwy. 238, rises beyond.
After returning to the wine-tasting area,
hikers can change into shorts and sandals
(wear sturdy shoes to walk safely on loose
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tackled the Jackson Ridge Trail—up until
now, it’s been the old logging road, is
steep, rough, and filled with ruts and
bulldozed water bars…with no shade.
The Park Rangers, assisted by a dedicated
volunteer, have been constructing an
alternative trail to the side of the Jackson
Ridge Trail starting at the bottom at
parking lot P-3. This new trail surface
is less steep and is shaded by beautiful
pines and madrones. The lower section is
about 2,000 feet long, and when it meets
the logging road it immediately crosses
over the road and continues on the shady
north slope for another 1,000 feet. Meeting
the road again, it crosses over to the south
slope onto a new trail that takes you up
to the viewpoint on the road, bypassing
the steepest and roughest part of the road.
From the viewpoint on the trail, the trail
will be back on the road surface the rest
of the way up to the top where the upper
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The Park Rangers would like to remind
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we rarely see anyone smoking on the
trails, absolutely no fires or smoking is
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there to sell their good food, and, of course,
you can purchase Red Lily wine to go with
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your lunch, and contemplate the peace and
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For additional information: ATA,
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by Kyleen Brodie, LMT
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ou leave the massage therapist’s
office feeling fabulous. There’s a
spring in your step and you can
look over your left shoulder farther than
you have in years. All is right in the world.
Fast-forward 3 days and you wonder what
happened! Where did that feeling go?
Although I’d like to believe massage
can cure all your aches and pains, it sadly
cannot. But what it can do is “reset” the soft
tissues of your body and provide a window
of opportunity for YOU to make changes
to your body’s state of being. Unless you
adjust your posture, stride, habits, etc., your
body will eventually revert back to its usual
position. So here are a few tips for making
the change, between sessions:
Body Awareness—It’s something we
all need more of. Do you stand with your
weight squarely between both legs? Or lean
on one only? Do you cross your arms in
front of you regularly? Do you favor a leg
or arm? Building body awareness is the first
step towards improvement.
Hydration—Drink more water. Period.
Circulation—Blood is life. The more you
circulate it, the more you bring oxygen and
nutrients to tissues. Doesn’t that sound like
something you want more of?
Hands—People often use their hands
and fingers with more force than is actually
necessary. Do you strongly grip the steering
wheel while driving? Or jam away at the
keyboard while typing? Using less force
during simple tasks can greatly reduce
overall body tension.

Feet—From being crammed into too tight
of shoes to standing for 12 hours a day,
our feet take quite a beating. Aside from
adjusting your footwear or changing your
stance, a simple at-home foot massage can go
a long way in relaxing those tiny muscles.
Standing—So simple, yet somehow
we get it completely wrong! Do you have
the propensity to lean your upper body
forward or backward from the hips while
you stand? Do you tend to roll your hips
forward/stick your butt out? Or perhaps
you prefer to roll your hips under and
shrug your shoulders? Either way, you
are probably putting undue stress on your
lower back and setting yourself up for
chronic back pain.
Sitting—If you ever experience
discomfort in the upper back and neck
when sitting, chances are your head is
not balanced over the spine. Many people
unknowingly have a ‘head forward’ posture
that greatly stresses the muscles of the
back and neck. Remember, head up and
shoulders back.
Breathing—Breathe deeply. Breathe
slowly. Breathe with intention.
Hopefully some of these suggestions help
you on your way to a healthier you. Cheers!
Kyleen Brodie is a licensed massage
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hen you think about ways
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you do, then you’re on the right track,
and if you are not sure what I mean
by “strengthen your core,“ then let me
explain. We hear about the importance
of having a “strong core” all the time,
but what is the “core” and how do you
go about strengthening it—particularly
while utilizing the beautiful Jacksonville
outdoors? Let’s face it, we’re more likely
to start and stick to an exercise program
if it’s enjoyable, so pick one of the many
beautiful parks around town to do your
core exercises.
First, I want to clear-up a common myth
that says as you age it’s inevitable that
you will end up with a rounded posture
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can actually be attributed to weak (deconditioned) core and abdominal muscles.
So when you think of the core muscles,
chances are you think of the “six pack”
abs, but there is much more to it than
simply doing crunches and sit-ups. The
core encompasses a number of muscles
from your shoulders down to your hips.
When targeting the core, it’s important to
include your sides, midsection and your
upper and lower back.
Below are some simple core
strengthening exercises that can be
done anywhere—stop at a park bench
at the Courthouse or do them at home. I
recommend doing them at least 2-3 times
per week for 2-3 sets of 10 repetitions (or 10
second holds) in order to gain some results.
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1. Abdominal Bracing: While sitting in a
chair, laying in bed or standing in line, simply
tense (contract) the muscles in the core as if you
were about to be hit in the stomach (hold the
contraction for 5-10 seconds while breathing).
2. Band Trunk Rotations: Position your band
around a tree, hold both handles and extend your
arms forward, brace/contract your abdominal
muscles and twist your upper body to the right.
Repeat on opposite side.
3. Modified Plank: Position your forearms and
elbows on a bench directly below your shoulders,
bring your body into a flat/plank position, brace
your abdominal muscles and hold for 10 seconds
while breathing.
4. Dumbbell Side Bends: With or without a 3-5
lb. dumbbell in the right hand, place opposite hand
behind head, brace your abdominal muscles and
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Paws for Thought by Dr. Tami Rogers

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To us, our patients are like family. We’ve
seen families through generations of best
friends. We believe in a total wellness
approach to veterinary care which helps our
patients live long, healthy lives. A blend of
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wonderful thing to celebrate!
We have so many things to
be thankful for in this beautiful
country and the 4th gives us a
perfect opportunity to recognize
it. While these celebrations can
be a lot of fun for people, they can be terrifying for
our animals. The sights, sounds, and commotion of
Independence Day can confuse animals and make them
nervous, which can often lead them to run away or place
themselves in harmful situations. The tips below can
help keep your animals safe.
To help keep your animals from becoming overlystressed this 4th of July, consider the following tips:
• Do not take your pets to fireworks displays.
• Keep pets indoors and away from crowds so that
they feel more protected. Due to the noise, dogs
may try to dig out of yards, so keeping them inside
is a good choice. If keeping your dog inside is not
an option, triple check the fences/gates around
your property to make sure they are intact and in
good condition. If your pet is already appropriately
trained, they may feel safest in their crate.
• A fan (or other “white noise), T.V. or radio can help
mask the sound of fireworks.
• Consider boarding your animals in a safe place that
is away from the holiday action, especially if the
party is scheduled for your front yard! If you plan to
travel during this time, boarding your animal might
be a better option than leaving it at home without
supervision.
• Early behavior training can desensitize your animal
to holiday commotion. It is important to teach your
puppy (ideally) or dog how to handle loud noises
through positive conditioning. Do not punish your
dog for being scared by thunderstorms or fireworks.
• If your pet becomes easily spooked by fireworks,
your veterinarian may consider prescribing a
sedative or anti-anxiety medication. Remember that

your animal must have an up-to-date exam with a
veterinarian in order to receive medications, so plan
ahead!
• As always, the 4th of July is a good time to make
sure your pet is wearing an ID collar and is microchipped.
• Keep pets away from fireworks, matches, lighter
fluid, as well as the food and drinks (including
alcohol) that may accompany 4th of July
celebrations. If you have horses, be sure to keep
them indoors and away from the sound of fireworks.
In the event that your pet is lost, perform a thorough
search of the neighborhood (or area where the pet
became lost), as pets have been known to be found
close to home even several days later. Put up signs
with a recent photo of the pet and your phone number
and ask your neighbors for help. If your pet is microchipped, (and we recommend that it should be) contact
the microchip registration company. Once notified, they
may activate a lost pet recovery network and/or place
your lost pet on a "hot sheet" or on their social media
networks. You should also contact your veterinarian. If
your pet is wearing a collar with a rabies tag, the number
can be traced to your veterinarian and then back to you
if the pet is found or taken to a shelter. Contact animal
control, shelters and humane organizations and provide
a detailed description of your pet. If possible, visit them
daily to see if your pet has been brought-in. Here in
Jacksonville, you can send the Jacksonville Review a photo
and description of your pet, which will be blasted-out
on their vast social media network. Check the paper and
online sources daily for "found pet" ads as well as pet
for sale ads. Unfortunately, there has been an increase
in people attempting to sell found or stolen pets on sites
such as Craigslist.
We hope you and your pets have a safe and happy 4th
of July!
Dr. Rogers can be reached at the Jacksonville Veterinary
Hospital at 541-899-1081 or jvhospital@qwestoffice.net.
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ogs for the Deaf held our 23rd-Annual Dog
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School. The 170 dog walkers enjoyed petthemed vendors, a dog agility course, pet photos, a
poker walk, lunch, ice cream and a whole lot of fun. Our
Mistress of Ceremonies this year was Miss Oregon 2013
Alison Cook, who also served as a judge for a SuperHear-O themed dog costume contest and super pet tricks
contest. Some heroic (and adorable) pooches showed
off for the crowd with costumes familiar—Batman and
Robin, Wonder Woman, Superman, Green Lantern, and
many others—and original, like a Super Bee and Super
Princess. Many thanks to all our wonderful sponsors,
vendors and volunteers who helped make this day
happen. And to those of you who joined us at this year’s
dog walk, we can’t wait to see you again next year.
Dogs for the Deaf has also hired a brand new President
and CEO, Blake Matray. Blake will join DFD on July 1,
coming to us from Fairbanks, Alaska, where he recently
retired from the U.S. Air Force. Blake previously served
as the Executive Director of the Sled Dog Fund, Inc., as
well as serving as a member of the Board of Directors for
the Alaska Center for Children and Adults, a non-profit
that serves adults and children with special needs within
interior Alaska.
“I’m honored to have been chosen as the next
President & CEO of Dogs for the Deaf,“ says Matray.
“My family and I are excited about joining the Medford
area community and I’m eager to start working with a
great group of people at Dogs for the Deaf. I’m energized
by the mission of Dogs for the Deaf and I look forward to
leading the organization through the years ahead.”
And finally, Dogs for the Deaf, Inc. has earned the
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“Out of the thousands of nonprofits Charity Navigator
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Ain’t Misbehavin’
A Balanced Approach to Dog Training

by Dr. Jeff Judkins, Animalkind Veterinary Clinic
“If your puppy growls when you try
to take his bone away, grab him by the
scruff of the neck, flip him onto his back
and hold him down until he submits to
you.” When I was a young veterinarian
fresh out of school, this is an example
of “puppy training” advice I’d offer
my clients. Mind you, I’d received no
animal behavior training in vet school—
everything I thought I knew about dog
behavior I’d learned from reading articles
or from my boss at the clinic.
At the time, popular theory asserted
that a dog’s behavior is patterned after its
wild ancestors. This meant that in order
for a pup to learn its proper place and
grow up to be a well-mannered adult dog,
you’d have to demonstrate who was the
“alpha dog” (you!) of his pack.
While this theory seemed perfectly
reasonable to me at the time, it turned
out to be based on incorrect assumptions
about pack behavior gleaned from studies
of captive wolves rather than in the
wild. Leading wolf expert Dr. L. David
Mech writes in The Canadian Journal of
Zoology, “In the wild, the typical wolf
pack is a family, with the adult parents
guiding the activities of a group in a
division-of-labor system; dominance
contests with other wolves are rare, if
they exist at all.”
Looking back, I now realize that my
pack-centric advice actually resulted
in some puppies becoming fearful,
withdrawn and even aggressive as adult
dogs. Certainly this was not the outcome
I was expecting as a committed and
compassionate young vet.
Up through the 19th-century, the
prevailing attitude was that dogs, like
horses, had a wild nature that needed
to be “broken” by whatever means
necessary. A more enlightened approach
began to develop in the early 1900s; and
in 1952, Training You to Train Your Dog
by Blanche Saunders was published,
and became the “bible” for dog trainers
into the 1970s. The basic message
advocated praise, but no treat rewards.
Ample use of choke collars and physical
force was necessary if the dog did not
behave as desired.
In the early ‘90s, I was lucky enough
to pick up a copy of C.W. Meisterfield’s
book Psychological Dog Training. His
approach discounted the theory of
dominance, and used only positive
reinforcement techniques, which he
believed “fosters a relationship of mutual

trust and respect without fear.” It was
a revelation for me, and completely
changed the advice I’d give to my puppy
and dog-owning clients. Meisterfield and
a host of other behaviorists, including
veterinarian Ian Dunbar, popularized
“dog friendly training,” which has
become a concept supported by the
majority of trainers today.
Old ideas, however, have a way of
coming back. In his 2007 best-selling
book, Become the Pack Leader, Cesar
Millan (of the popular Dog Whisperer TV
series) states, “We’ve gone from the oldfashioned authoritarian extreme—where
animals existed only to do our bidding—
to another unhealthy extreme—where
animals are considered our equal
partners in every area of our lives.” His
methods are essentially a return to the
“alpha dog” approach, where rewards
are almost never used. After watching
his show a few times, I began to notice
that the audience never actually sees the
real training, just the before-and-after. It
made me wonder what really occurred
behind the scenes.
While most trainers today stress a
positive approach, many would also
agree that negative reinforcement can
be appropriate in certain situations if
used properly and compassionately.
I know numerous people who make
good use of invisible fencing to keep
their dogs safely confined on their
property. Certainly, a mild shock when
the dog approaches the fence could
be considered “negative;” however, it
serves to save the dog from running off
and potentially being hit by a car.
In the end, a balanced approach to
training a dog is best, and it depends
on the dog and the situation. Longtime
Applegate dog trainer Cary Voorhees
puts it this way: “How I prefer to train
is to work on the relationship between
the dog owner and the dog. To teach the
owner what the dog likes, how to get
what you want from the dog and how
to have a give-and-take relationship just
as you would with any other member
of your family. This involves treats,
toys, attention and exercise. If the dog
has undesirable behaviors, then the dog
needs to learn self-restraint, be redirected
or learn about consequences for those
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anctuary One invites you to join
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Our market booth is also
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Sanctuary One is a 55-acre
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We provide a safe place for farm animals
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541-899-8699

235 W Main Street,
Historic Jacksonville

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Open for Dinner Wednesday - Sunday, 5:00-9:00pm
Sunday Brunch, 10:00am-1:00pm

650 G Street • Jacksonville
Located in the Historic
Orth Building

541-702-2224
Open seven days a week

Offering the finest in furniture
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Appraisal services available
Proprietor: Joelle Graves

Conveniently located in Nunan Square Business Park

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Wednesday-Saturday 7am-2pm • Sunday 7am-1pm, Breakfast Only All Day

130 N. 5th Street, Jacksonville • 541-899-2977

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Taste of Summer Rewind!

LOADED WITH CHARM!

The Complete Coffeehouse

Offered at $455,000
140 Graham St., Jacksonville

Celebrating 19 Years!

Well maintained custom Victorian home blt by Gary Shaw
as his personal residence & loaded w/charm. Hardwd flrs,
formal & informal dining, spacious living rm w/gas fp and
in-home office. Country kitchen features slab Granite cntrs
w/painted cabinets, walk-in pantry & built-in desk. Spacious
master ste offers cathedral ceilings w/bayed window, sitting
rm w/built-in credenza and double vanity, jetted tub, separate shower & large walk-in closet in the bath. Many custom
specialty features including 9ft ceilings, French drs, crown
moldings, wainscoting, sconce lighting & great storage w/a bonus rm over the 2-car attached grg. Wrap-around
covered porch, private fenced backyard w/portico, mature landscaping, inground sprinklers & raised garden
beds. Just a short distance to historic downtown! www.judithfoltz.com/RTX2947406

ENJOY SPECTACULAR VIEWS!

Offered at $562,500
295 Pair-A-Dice Ranch Rd., Jacksonville

Custom built in 1999 this 3000sf home features 4-bdrms
& 3-bths w/soaring vaults in the living rm, T&G Pine ceilings, brick fp & a wall of windows to take in the spectacular
views. Open kitchen w/formal dining & breakfast bar, new
stainless appls, center island, slab Granite cntrs & walkin pantry. Lg family rm w/wet bar, excellent storage &
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closet; den/office, solid wd interior drs, hrdwd & ceramic
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backyard. Come home to this private location just minutes from downtown Jacksonville w/city water too!
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Open everyday until 6pm

541-899-3757

ON THE ROGUE RIVER!
Offered at $383,000
24580 HWY. 62, Trail

More than just Great Coffee . . .

Private setting on the Rogue River…watch the Salmon
spawn from your deck or throw in your line & reap the
bounty of the river. This 1636sf river home features an open
floor plan w/stunning views from every window. Spacious
great rm w/rock fireplace & slate hearth, roomy kitchen w/
tiled cntrs, center island cooktop & abundant storage. Master
ste offers private access to the patio & a fabulous bath w/
single vanity, walk-in closet & cultured marble shower w/a
river view jetted tub. All thermo windows, Hunter Douglas
blinds, new GE hybrid hot water heater, newer HVAC & all
new interior paint. Beautifully treed w/mature landscaping, fenced side yard, inground sprinklers, grape arbor,
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• Famous Britt Picnic Boxes fast! Call ahead, we’ll have your
order ready at Jacksonville’s only drive-up window.
• Full breakfast and lunch menu. We make everything from
scratch in-house!
• Fresh Baked Goodies and Pastries daily…all made in-house.
• Gorgeous and extensive shaded deck seating!
• Flatbreads, Specialty Sandwiches, Panini and Wraps, Salads
and More…
• Craft Beer, Wine, Mimosas!!
• Proudly serving award-winning Allann Bros. Coffee. An

Judith Foltz

Oregon tradition since 1972!
• Extensive Specialty Espresso and Smoothie Menu.

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For The Very Best In Professional Real Estate Service!
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July 2014